Valve’s next game, Dota 2 based CCG (Collectible Card Game), Artifact is inching closer and closer towards its release. The closed beta is currently in session, with PAX West attendees and TI8 attendees getting exclusive access to Valve’s newest addition.
When it does arrive, the game will consist of 280 unique cards of which a few selective ones are slowly being revealed through various Artifact media including the official @PlayArtifact twitter id, BTS’ Artifact division, and other independent websites.
Here are all the cards revealed so far:
"My people have pledged their lives in service to the ancient... offering ourselves to be a tide of flesh that will protect the Radiant from Kanna and her Dire heretics. Thanks to the blessing of the Radiant, I have become the crashing wave of that tide..." pic.twitter.com/uYKlYJQEoh— Artifact (@PlayArtifact) September 14, 2018
Let's start our Friday off right: with a new card reveal! pic.twitter.com/gUxTvFMM8D— Artifact (@PlayArtifact) September 14, 2018
Some of you have seen this card art by @VargasNi on your beta keys. The random component is very manageable, such as when you cast this on your own hero wearing only one item. pic.twitter.com/pcERRlxYHk— Artifact (@PlayArtifact) September 16, 2018
In @PlayArtifact the red heroes are usually the strongest, but the red cards are kind of weak, so 2 color decks might be good. The defensive Tidehunter could work out pretty well in red/blue deck since it can help get those big strong blue spells off with initiative. #cardreveal pic.twitter.com/C6FkfKjDvP— Savjz (@Savjz) September 15, 2018
Revealing a brand new @PlayArtifact card, Centaur Warrunner!— ArtifactionGG (@ArtifactionGG) September 16, 2018
A 4 Attack / 14 Health red hero with Return, providing him with +2 Retaliate.
Centaur Warrunner's signature card is Double Edge, a 1 mana red spell that gives a red hero +8 Attack and -8 Armor for the current round. pic.twitter.com/50mmeKwR55
You may have seen the red card, Duel. Gank is similar, but allows a black hero to battle across lanes. Reaching across lanes is characteristic of black spells and abilities. pic.twitter.com/7CQTDdnLFy— Artifact (@PlayArtifact) September 17, 2018
The @BTSartifact team revealed a familiar item in a new setting!— Artifactbuff (@artifactbuff) September 18, 2018
Helm of the Dominator is a 19 gold item that provides +3 armor and provides the ability to take control of an enemy creep. Take care when playing a Thunderhide Pack in a lane where a hero has this item equipped! pic.twitter.com/pNuyFTcy47
Here is our glorious banner-wielding Satyr! The Legion Standard Bearer in @playartifact is a 0 attack, 6 health Red Creep costing you 4 mana. The neighboring units either side of the Bearer have +4 attack, making your courageous charge into battle, all the more scary! pic.twitter.com/htuTE04AD1— The Artificer's Guild (@Artificer_Guild) September 18, 2018
Here is a rare black hero: Lich. His signature spell, Chain Frost, is as fun to cast in Artifact as it in Dota and is a great way to clear out a pair of enemy heroes. pic.twitter.com/1vgXsJRVHi— Artifact (@PlayArtifact) September 18, 2018
I knew this day would come the moment I agreed to host Rix's gatherings in my wine cellar... [...] I know it's only a matter of time before Tresdin has me executed, and I won't lie. I'm scared. But we all have our parts to play. — Papa Samet, Vhoul Martyr pic.twitter.com/558sdgvUOd— Artifact (@PlayArtifact) September 19, 2018
The @PlayArtifact imps have provided us with an Obliterating Orb! This consumable item can be used to condemn pesky and powerful improvements like Mist of Avernus. The orb can be used even if heroes in a lane are stunned or silenced.— Artifactbuff (@artifactbuff) September 19, 2018
Card Database: https://t.co/zkKtff9ZgC pic.twitter.com/0RQyihMZym
Looks like a few of you have figured out that maybe that relentless zombie isn't Papa Samet after all! Whew. We're relieved. Could be that Papa managed to find a healer. Just not _this_ healer. "By helping myself I'm helping all of us!" pic.twitter.com/fTixX7rUK2— Artifact (@PlayArtifact) September 21, 2018
Papa? Is that you, Papa? pic.twitter.com/FTFrdBCK0f— Artifact (@PlayArtifact) September 20, 2018
Let us know if you are one of the lucky few participating in the Beta right now, or if you’ll purchase the game right after release. Artifact will cost $19.99 and will be available on PC, Mac, and Linux on 28th November 2018. Each player will get a total of 228 cards, split between two preconstructed decks and 10 packs of 12 cards each.
Valve also announced that the game will become available on Android and iOS during 2019.