Artifacts are individual puzzle pieces which players can earn through quests and by racing at the Dragon Track while trying to unlock Legendary Dragons. Players are able to spend gems to unlock individual artifact pieces if desired.
When all the required pieces of the puzzle for an artifact are found the next stage is unlocked, and when the final stage is completed the legendary dragon may be summoned.
Players may visit the menu to see all of the collected artifact pieces throughout the process and after locating all of the pieces.
Once the Perch of Kairos has been purchased, three artifacts must be assembled by collecting time fragments to enable summoning Kairos. The first artifact is the Chronolith, followed by the Time Claw, and ultimately the Statue of Kairos. Time fragments must be collected one at a time and cannot be purchased all together in one transaction.
Each of the three artifacts is assembled from seven time fragments, and each time fragment may be won as a reward from the Dragon Track or from completing quests. Time fragments may also be purchased from the market, one at a time.
Once the Nursery has been transformed to Legendary Nursery during the tutorial, three artifacts must be assembled by collecting various fragments. The first artifact is the Scroll of Summoning, followed by the Vials of Elemental Vitality, and ultimately the Nest of Nurturing. The fragments can be purchased all together in one transaction unlike the artifacts for Kairos.
- Artifacts were introduced to DragonVale on October 17, 2012.
- Artifacts for Gaia were introduced on April 13, 2016.