Survivor 5e Artifacts: LUM LUM LUM LUM LUM

lowkey13

I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
This thread is inspired by the prior threads that we've done- and it's time to finally do 5e artifacts; Yes, Virginia, they are real and they ... are ... SPECTACULAR!

That's right; we're gonna do a survivor thread about Artifacts, the insanely overpowered magic items ... for an edition that DOESN'T REQUIRE MAGIC ITEMS! Irony, thy name is Survivor Thread.

The last time we did this, it was all 1e artifacts, because, um, there weren't any in 5e at the time. So, cool!

IMPORTANT NOTE- DOWNVOTES ARE ONLY WORTH 2 IN THIS THREAD.

Each artifact starts with 20 points and you vote for one artifact you like which gets 1 point and a artifact you dislike which loses 2 points. It is intentional that a negative vote is worth more than a positive vote- first, because artifacts, they have drawbacks. Terrible, secret, nasty, drawbacks. Second, because.

Upvotes are in green, downvotes are in in red (unless you are on your phone, and are unable to). Copy and paste the previous posters vote and change the numbers. You may vote once per day. This is an honor system, and we are all honorable gamers; please do not abuse it. If this means you vote once at night one day, and once the next morning - that's fine, but don't vote again until the following day.

This is purely a popularity contest and you do not have to explain an upvote or downvote, but feel free to- explanations are where the fun is! When downvotes reach 0 the artifact is eliminated (FATALITY!). Finally, if a artifact has one vote left, then you have to make the choice to use all of your downvotes to eliminate it; there is no vote splitting. In addition, you must split your vote- you can't upvote and downvote the same class (no "see" votes). And you have to use BOTH YOUR UPVOTE AND DOWNVOTE if you vote.


Two important points that you must read before voting-
1. This is a pure popularity contest, and is meant to be fun. You can cast your votes for whatever reason you want. Spite, irrational love/hate, gameplay mechanics, strategic voting, and so on is perfectly acceptable. Are you voting against the appendages of Vecna because you really wanted the head? Are you upvoting Lum in solidarity with madness? It's all good! This vote does not affect anything in real life, and no artifact will be kicked out of D&D because of your vote. You can comment for the reasons for your vote, or not- up to you! But this is for enjoyment only.

HA HA! Who am I kidding? Your vote will decide what artifact is the McGuffin in the upcoming D&D Movie! You heard it here first!

2. This is a list of the official artifacts that I know of in 5e That's it. No homebrew. Nothing else. In order to be objective I pulled the list from D&D Beyond.

See-


3. As always, the list is the list. If you have a complaint about the list, please direct it to /dev/null

Katana. Just kidding! Katana is way too powerful for mere artifact status!

Infernal Machine of Lum the Mad WINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

UPDATE: ARTIFACT DESTROYED BY AN INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT AND UNIQUE ... EH, SOMETHING SOMETHING MOUNT DOOM

Book of Vile Darkness #27
Sword of Zariel #48
Orb of Dragonkind #70
Stone of Golorr #108
Draakhorn #138
Ruinstone #160
Book of Exalted Deeds #194
Staff of the Forgotten One #247
Wand of Orcus #254
Ring of Winter #287
Eye of Vecna #310
Blade of Avernus #331
Wyrmskull Throne #336
Hand of Vecna #368
Sword of Kas #390
Axe of the Dwarvish Lords #410
Orrery of the Wanderer #415
 
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lowkey13

I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
Axe of the Dwarvish Lords 20
Blade of Avernus 20
Book of Exalted Deeds 20
Book of Vile Darkness 20
Draakhorn 20
Eye of Vecna 20
Hand of Vecna 21
Infernal Machine of Lum the Mad 20
Orb of Dragonkind 20
Orrery of the Wanderer 20
Ring of Winter 20
Ruinstone 20
Staff of the Forgotten One 20
Stone of Golorr 20
Sword of Kas 20
Sword of Zariel 18
Wand of Orcus 20
Wyrmskull Throne 20

Voting down the lesser sword.
 

jasper

Rotten DM
Axe of the Dwarvish Lords 20
Blade of Avernus 20
Book of Exalted Deeds 20
Book of Vile Darkness 20
Draakhorn 20
Eye of Vecna 20
Hand of Vecna 21 +1 = = 22 I like a handy man
Infernal Machine of Lum the Mad 20
Orb of Dragonkind 20
Orrery of the Wanderer 20
Ring of Winter 20
Ruinstone 20
Staff of the Forgotten One 20
Stone of Golorr 20
Sword of Kas 20
Sword of Zariel 18 -2 = 16 fall again
Wand of Orcus 20
Wyrmskull Throne 20
 

Undrave

Adventurer
Axe of the Dwarvish Lords 21
Blade of Avernus 20
Book of Exalted Deeds 20
Book of Vile Darkness 18
Draakhorn 20
Eye of Vecna 20
Hand of Vecna 22
Infernal Machine of Lum the Mad 20
Orb of Dragonkind 20
Orrery of the Wanderer 20
Ring of Winter 20
Ruinstone 20
Staff of the Forgotten One 20
Stone of Golorr 20
Sword of Kas 20
Sword of Zariel 16
Wand of Orcus 20
Wyrmskull Throne 20
 

OB1

Jedi Master
Axe of the Dwarvish Lords 21
Blade of Avernus 20
Book of Exalted Deeds 20+1=21
Book of Vile Darkness 18-2=16
Draakhorn 20
Eye of Vecna 20
Hand of Vecna 22
Infernal Machine of Lum the Mad 20
Orb of Dragonkind 20
Orrery of the Wanderer 20
Ring of Winter 20
Ruinstone 20
Staff of the Forgotten One 20
Stone of Golorr 20
Sword of Kas 20
Sword of Zariel 16
Wand of Orcus 20
Wyrmskull Throne 20
 

Salthorae

Imperial Mountain Dew Taster
Axe of the Dwarvish Lords 21+1=22 - the dwarven rogue has to have an ancestral weapon to wield right?
Blade of Avernus 20
Book of Exalted Deeds 20+1=21
Book of Vile Darkness 18-2=16
Draakhorn 20
Eye of Vecna 20
Hand of Vecna 22
Infernal Machine of Lum the Mad 20
Orb of Dragonkind 20
Orrery of the Wanderer 20
Ring of Winter 20
Ruinstone 20
Staff of the Forgotten One 20
Stone of Golorr 20
Sword of Kas 20
Sword of Zariel 16-2= 14 - get off my lawn new kid!
Wand of Orcus 20
Wyrmskull Throne 20
 

CleverNickName

Limit Break Dancing
Axe of the Dwarvish Lords 22
Blade of Avernus 20
Book of Exalted Deeds 21
Book of Vile Darkness 16
Draakhorn 20
Eye of Vecna 20
Hand of Vecna 22
Infernal Machine of Lum the Mad 20
Orb of Dragonkind 20
Orrery of the Wanderer 20
Ring of Winter 20+1=21 Stay frosty, my friends
Ruinstone 20
Staff of the Forgotten One 20
Stone of Golorr 20
Sword of Kas 20
Sword of Zariel 14-2=12 Never heard of him.
Wand of Orcus 20
Wyrmskull Throne 20
 

Yardiff

Explorer
Axe of the Dwarvish Lords 22
Blade of Avernus 20
Book of Exalted Deeds 21+1=22
Book of Vile Darkness 16
Draakhorn 20
Eye of Vecna 20
Hand of Vecna 22
Infernal Machine of Lum the Mad 20
Orb of Dragonkind 20
Orrery of the Wanderer 20
Ring of Winter 21
Ruinstone 20
Staff of the Forgotten One 20
Stone of Golorr 20
Sword of Kas 20
Sword of Zariel 12-2=10
Wand of Orcus 20
Wyrmskull Throne 20
 

doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
Axe of the Dwarvish Lords 22
Blade of Avernus 20
Book of Exalted Deeds 22
Book of Vile Darkness 14 - oooo edgy🙄
Draakhorn 20
Eye of Vecna 20
Hand of Vecna 22
Infernal Machine of Lum the Mad 20
Orb of Dragonkind 20
Orrery of the Wanderer 20
Ring of Winter 21
Ruinstone 20
Staff of the Forgotten One 20
Stone of Golorr 20
Sword of Kas 20
Sword of Zariel 11 - redemption arcs are pretty cool
Wand of Orcus 20
Wyrmskull Throne 20
 

DM Dave1

Adventurer
Axe of the Dwarvish Lords 22
Blade of Avernus 20
Book of Exalted Deeds 22
Book of Vile Darkness 12
Draakhorn 20
Eye of Vecna 20
Hand of Vecna 22
Infernal Machine of Lum the Mad 20
Orb of Dragonkind 20
Orrery of the Wanderer 20
Ring of Winter 21
Ruinstone 20
Staff of the Forgotten One 20
Stone of Golorr 20
Sword of Kas 20
Sword of Zariel 11
Wand of Orcus 21
Wyrmskull Throne 20
 

rczarnec

Explorer
Axe of the Dwarvish Lords 22
Blade of Avernus 20
Book of Exalted Deeds 22
Book of Vile Darkness 12
Draakhorn 20
Eye of Vecna 21
Hand of Vecna 22
Infernal Machine of Lum the Mad 20
Orb of Dragonkind 20
Orrery of the Wanderer 20
Ring of Winter 19
Ruinstone 20
Staff of the Forgotten One 20
Stone of Golorr 20
Sword of Kas 20
Sword of Zariel 11
Wand of Orcus 21
Wyrmskull Throne 20
 

Gradine

Final Form
Axe of the Dwarvish Lords 23
Blade of Avernus 20
Book of Exalted Deeds 22
Book of Vile Darkness 12
Draakhorn 20
Eye of Vecna 21
Hand of Vecna 22
Infernal Machine of Lum the Mad 20
Orb of Dragonkind 18
Orrery of the Wanderer 20
Ring of Winter 19
Ruinstone 20
Staff of the Forgotten One 20
Stone of Golorr 20
Sword of Kas 20
Sword of Zariel 11
Wand of Orcus 21
Wyrmskull Throne 20
 

akr71

Adventurer
Axe of the Dwarvish Lords 23
Blade of Avernus 20
Book of Exalted Deeds 20
Book of Vile Darkness 12
Draakhorn 20
Eye of Vecna 21
Hand of Vecna 22
Infernal Machine of Lum the Mad 20
Orb of Dragonkind 18
Orrery of the Wanderer 20
Ring of Winter 19
Ruinstone 20
Staff of the Forgotten One 20
Stone of Golorr 20
Sword of Kas 20
Sword of Zariel 11
Wand of Orcus 22
Wyrmskull Throne 20
 

Torquar

Explorer
Axe of the Dwarvish Lords 23
Blade of Avernus 20
Book of Exalted Deeds 21
Book of Vile Darkness 10

Draakhorn 20
Eye of Vecna 21
Hand of Vecna 22
Infernal Machine of Lum the Mad 20
Orb of Dragonkind 18
Orrery of the Wanderer 20
Ring of Winter 19
Ruinstone 20
Staff of the Forgotten One 20
Stone of Golorr 20
Sword of Kas 20
Sword of Zariel 11
Wand of Orcus 22
Wyrmskull Throne 20
 

Ed_Laprade

Adventurer
Axe of the Dwarvish Lords 23 +1 = 24
Blade of Avernus 20
Book of Exalted Deeds 21
Book of Vile Darkness 10 -2 = 8
Draakhorn 20
Eye of Vecna 21
Hand of Vecna 22
Infernal Machine of Lum the Mad 20
Orb of Dragonkind 18
Orrery of the Wanderer 20
Ring of Winter 19
Ruinstone 20
Staff of the Forgotten One 20
Stone of Golorr 20
Sword of Kas 20
Sword of Zariel 11
Wand of Orcus 22
Wyrmskull Throne 20
 
Axe of the Dwarvish Lords 24
Blade of Avernus 20 + 1 = 21
Book of Exalted Deeds 21
Book of Vile Darkness 8
Draakhorn 20
Eye of Vecna 21
Hand of Vecna 22
Infernal Machine of Lum the Mad 20
Orb of Dragonkind 18 - 2 = 16
Orrery of the Wanderer 20
Ring of Winter 19
Ruinstone 20
Staff of the Forgotten One 20
Stone of Golorr 20
Sword of Kas 20
Sword of Zariel 11
Wand of Orcus 22
Wyrmskull Throne 20
 

Tyler Do'Urden

Soap Maker
Axe of the Dwarvish Lords 22
Blade of Avernus 21
Book of Exalted Deeds 21
Book of Vile Darkness 8
Draakhorn 20
Eye of Vecna 21
Hand of Vecna 22
Infernal Machine of Lum the Mad 21 YASSSSS
Orb of Dragonkind 16
Orrery of the Wanderer 20
Ring of Winter 19
Ruinstone 20
Staff of the Forgotten One 20
Stone of Golorr 20
Sword of Kas 20
Sword of Zariel 11
Wand of Orcus 22
Wyrmskull Throne 20

...and where's me Rod of Seven Parts?
 

chrisrtld

Explorer
Axe of the Dwarvish Lords 23
Blade of Avernus 21
Book of Exalted Deeds 21
Book of Vile Darkness 6
Draakhorn 20
Eye of Vecna 21
Hand of Vecna 22
Infernal Machine of Lum the Mad
Orb of Dragonkind 16
Orrery of the Wanderer 20
Ring of Winter 19
Ruinstone 20
Staff of the Forgotten One 20
Stone of Golorr 20
Sword of Kas 20
Sword of Zariel 11
Wand of Orcus 22
Wyrmskull Throne 20
 

Aebir-Toril

Is lukewarm on the Forgotten Realms
Axe of the Dwarvish Lords 23
Blade of Avernus 21

Book of Exalted Deeds 21 - 2 = 19 Angel book bad. And, it kills bad folks who read it? Jeez, calm down.
Book of Vile Darkness 6
Draakhorn 20
Eye of Vecna 21
Hand of Vecna 22
Infernal Machine of Lum the Mad
Orb of Dragonkind 16
Orrery of the Wanderer 20
Ring of Winter 19
Ruinstone 20
Staff of the Forgotten One 20 + 1 = 21 It's cool.
Stone of Golorr 20
Sword of Kas 20
Sword of Zariel 11
Wand of Orcus 22
Wyrmskull Throne 20
 

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