The Artifex Cometh

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The Artifex Cometh
Locations:Dogma Rift
Unlocks When:By GR
Guild Ranks:2026
Suggested Level:76+80+
Max. Party Size:6


[edit] Outline

Mysterious figures clad in black have been spotted in the Dogma Rift, and we need someone to investigate and report on their activities. No further information is available at this time.

Defeat the target monsters.


  • Requirements not met in time.
  • Player(s) wiped out during boss battle.

[edit] How To Run The Quest

With low GR rewards and enemies that you can farm in story mode or in Vellgander you'd be excused to think that Artifex Cometh is a waste of time, but it really pays off at GR26!

There's no running around here, just talk to one of the NPC's (Guard of Space, Guard of Time or the Guard of Life) to start the boss battle consisting of 3 large enemies.

Kill the enemies within 7.5 minutes for an instant S rank. Simple.

The drops in the quest reward boss reflect the MAIN boss you fight and you can potentially get ALL of those enemy drops during this quest, which is why Artifex Cometh pays off at GR26 as enemies you'd normally only find in Vellgander appear here with more chance of getting rarer drops than by simply killing them!

[edit] Walkthrough

  • Every day the potential enemy bosses will rotate (3 different bosses per day).
  • When you talk to one of the NPCs they will ask you to give them the 10 most common enemy drops (of the enemy summoned by that NPC on the previous day) to summon Today's boss.
  • You must have these items before the quest or you will not be able to complete the quest. When you summon the bosses you will PERMANENTLY lose these items from your inventory.
  • Talk to the NPCs and they will tell you what boss will be summoned today and the boss that will appear tomorrow.
  • Once you're ready to fight talk to NPC with the boss you want to kill and hand over the required items to initiate the battle.

[edit] Notes and Tips

  • Usually you will fight the MAIN boss and 2 SUB bosses per quest (A Grand Gigas as your main and 2 Gigas as sub bosses for example) but occasionally you'll fight 3 of the same enemies like when fighting 3 Poison Greavers. So be prepared!
  • Only the person talking to the NPC loses 10 items. So if you take it in turns to talk to the NPC's you can run the quest 6 times and only lose 10 items each (if there are 6 of you in a party).
  • You may want to use AC potions before you start if you need a knight but this isn't needed with good teamwork as you should amass enough AC during the fight.
  • Bosses are the same in GR20 as they are in GR26 and rotate on the same days.
  • A quick completion time is anything under the 5min mark.
  • Don't take your time starting the boss battle as you have a time limit to get an S or it might affect your rank!
  • Reward for Grand Gigas battle is bugged -- drops in reward box for Artifex 1 are tier 2 rather than tier 3. However, drops from boss itself are normal. Other bosses have rewards of the same tier.

[edit] Important Locations

  • You can farm the rarest Flowers and ORE on the left and right hand side of your starting location respectively.

[edit] Credit Goes to Kaya for this Page

[edit] Possible MAIN Bosses

Below is a list of ALL of the bosses and their number per boss fight. There are 27 different bosses in this quest (15 Main & 12 Sub-bosses). A day last 24h but may not start and end 0000 due to time zone differences.

Day A

Day B

Day C

Day D

Day E

[edit] Reward

White Knight Chronicles I Quest Rewards

[edit] Harvest Point

[edit] The Artifex Cometh

Location Harvestable Materials
C-3 Gromwell Flower Rafflesia Aromatic Herb Luneflower Solflower Desert Rose
B-3 Iron-sand Grain Black Iron Ore Featherlight Ore Bloodsteel Ore Platinum Ore Mithril Ore

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Location Harvestable Materials
C-3 Aromatic Herb Luneflower Solflower Desert Rose Wardflower Ambrosia Petal
B-3 Featherlight Ore Bloodsteel Ore Platinum Ore Mithril Ore Orichalcum ore Sky Demon Ore

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