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Artifact Armor is the set of armor which provides each job with its classic "Final Fantasy" look. In addition, Artifact Armor increases the stats and abilities that are typically seen as definitive to that job. Each set is unique to each job, and are obtainable only through a series of job-specific quests.

The first piece of Artifact Equipment is the Artifact Weapon, which is obtainable at level 40. The remaining pieces of Artifact Equipment are armor pieces for the head, body, hands, legs and feet, and are obtainable at level 50, and equippable throughout levels 50-60.

For original Final Fantasy XI and Rise of the Zilart jobs, four of the pieces are obtained through quests, and two of the pieces are obtained though Treasure Coffers. For Treasures of Aht Urhgan and Wings of the Goddess jobs, two of the pieces are obtained through quests, and the remaining three are obtained by trading materials to specific NPCs: four of the five trade crafting items as in a normal synthesis, while Scholar "trades" key items obtained in specific zones.

Artifact Armor Quests

Artifact Weapon

The Artifact Weapon is obtained via a quest. You must be at least level 40 in the relevant job to activate this quest. In order to obtain the quest, you must talk to the starting NPC as the relevant job. This AF piece is always a weapon (except for Scholar which has a spell Klimaform, and Puppetmaster which has the Animator). Once you have activated the quest, you may complete it as any job.

First Armor Piece

The first piece of Artifact Armor is usually level 52 and is obtained via a quest. You must be at least level 50 and have completed the AF weapon quest to activate this quest. In order to obtain the quest, you must talk to the starting NPC as the relevant job. You may complete this quest as any job. (Note that for both the Ranger and Thief jobs, the piece is actually level 54, with the hands being level 52; this has no effect on quest order, as the first armor piece quest must still be started before the hands quest.)

Artifact Hands

The Artifact Hands are obtained via a quest. You must have the first armor piece quest at least started in order to obtain this quest. You can only have one Artifact Hands quest active at one time, regardless of job, and this quest must be completed before you may activate an Artifact Hands quest for another job. In order to obtain the quest, you must talk to Guslam at the Durable Shields shop in Upper Jeuno. Unlike the other Treasure Coffer 'quests', you can complete all parts of this quest as any job, including opening the coffer for the Old Gauntlets.

Treasure Coffers

There are two other pieces of Artifact Armor obtainable from Treasure Coffers. These AF pieces are linked only to the activation of the first Artifact armor quest for that job. Unlike the other parts of the quest, you must be the correct job while opening the coffer in order to obtain your Artifact Armor.

Last Piece

The last piece of Artifact Armor is obtained via a quest. It is usually the level 60 piece, but in some cases it is the level 58 piece when the hands are the level 60 piece of Artifact Armor. You must be at least level 50 and have the first armor piece quest completed to activate this quest. In order to obtain the quest, you must talk to the starting NPC as the relevant job. You may complete this quest as any job; however, certain portions of some of the quests require abilities that only those jobs have, so in some cases it may be necessary to use the appropriate job. The Dragoon last armor piece quest requires the use of Call Wyvern, and the Black Mage one requires the use of Manafont.

ToAU/WotG/SoA Artifact Armor

Artifact Armor acquisition differs slightly for the three jobs added in the Treasures of Aht Urhgan expansion (Blue Mage, Corsair, and Puppetmaster), the two added in the Wings of the Goddess expansion (Dancer and Scholar) and the two from Seekers of Adoulin expansion (Geomancer and Rune Fencer). As with other jobs, some Artifact pieces are acquired via quests. However, instead of the rest being found in coffers, you trade materials to a specific NPC to have the piece crafted (except Scholar, which requires obtaining certain key items at Indescript Markings in the field). Also, unlike every other job, the artifact armors from the two jobs of SoA are all level 99.

Upgrading Artifact Armor

Artifact Armor can be upgraded to three higher tiers. The second tier, Artifact Armor +1, can be obtained from Sagheera in Port Jeuno (J-8) near the Windurst Dock. She will offer to repair your worn Artifact Armor and make it all shiny and new. To do so, you will need to bring her your artifact armor, some ingredients dropped from Limbus and a crafted item. In addition, she will charge you a fee for her services in Ancient Beastcoins.

To Sagheera's left is Monisette, a similar NPC that further upgrades armor in exchange for Rem's Tale Chapters and two craft items. She can upgrade either a base Artifact piece or a +1 into Item Level 109 Reforged Artifact Armor, then upgrade that piece further to Item Level 119 Reforged Artifact Armor +1.

Re-acquiring Pieces

If you need to re-acquire a piece you threw away or upgraded to Artifact Armor +1, Item Level 109, or Item Level 119, you can repeat the artifact quests by talking to Vingijard in Lower Jeuno. You do not need to discard your other AF first. You may reset the quests and start them again, even if you still have all of your original AF. But you will need to either discard your af set or store it at an Armor Depository. You must have completed all the quests and opened all the coffers for a particular job before you can reset the quests.

Artifact Armor by Job

Bard

Bard AF 2.0

Item Slot Level Artifact How to Obtain

Weapon

40 Paper Knife Quest: Painful Memory (AF1)

Head

54 Choral Roundlet Coffer: Crawlers' Nest Coffer Key

Body

58 Choral Justaucorps Quest: The Circle of Time (AF3)

Hands

60 Choral Cuffs Quest: Borghertz's Harmonious Hands

Legs

56 Choral Cannions Coffer: Castle Oztroja Coffer Key

Feet

52 Choral Slippers Quest: The Requiem (AF2)
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Beastmaster

BST AF

Item Slot Level Artifact How to Obtain

Weapon

40 Barbaroi Axe Quest: Wings of Gold (AF1)

Head

56 Beast Helm Coffer: Garlaige Citadel Coffer Key

Body

58 Beast Jackcoat Coffer: Beadeaux Coffer Key

Hands

54 Beast Gloves Quest: Borghertz's Wild Hands

Legs

60 Beast Trousers Quest: A New Dawn (AF3)

Feet

52 Beast Gaiters Quest: Scattered into Shadow (AF2)
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Black Mage

BLM AF

Item Slot Level Artifact How to Obtain

Weapon

41 Casting Wand Quest: The Three Magi (AF1)

Head

60 Wizard's Petasos Quest: The Root of the Problem (AF3)

Body

58 Wizard's Coat Coffer: Davoi Coffer Key

Hands

54 Wizard's Gloves Quest: Borghertz's Sorcerous Hands

Legs

56 Wizard's Tonban Coffer: The Eldieme Necropolis Coffer Key

Feet

52 Wizard's Sabots Quest: Recollections (AF2)
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Blue Mage

BLU AF

Item Slot Level Artifact How to Obtain

Weapon

40 Immortal's Scimitar Quest: Beginnings (AF1)

Head

60 Magus Keffiyeh Quest: Transformations (AF3)

Body

58 Magus Jubbah See: Magus Jubbah

Hands

56 Magus Bazubands See: Magus Bazubands

Legs

54 Magus Shalwar See: Magus Shalwar

Feet

52 Magus Charuqs Quest: Omens (AF2)
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Corsair

COR AF

Item Slot Level Artifact How to Obtain

Weapon

40 Trump Gun Quest: Equipped for All Occasions (AF1)

Head

60 Corsair's Tricorne Quest: Against All Odds (AF3)

Body

58 Corsair's Frac See: Corsair's Frac

Hands

54 Corsair's Gants See: Corsair's Gants

Legs

52 Corsair's Culottes Quest: Navigating the Unfriendly Seas (AF2)

Feet

56 Corsair's Bottes See: Corsair's Bottes
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Dancer

Dancer-artifact

Item Slot Level Artifact How to Obtain

Weapon

40 War Hoop Quest: The Unfinished Waltz (AF1)

Head

54 Dancer's Tiara See: Dancer's Tiara

Body

60 Dancer's Casaque Quest: Comeback Queen (AF3)

Hands

52 Dancer's Bangles See: Dancer's Bangles

Legs

58 Dancer's Tights Quest: The Road to Divadom (AF2)

Feet

56 Dancer's Shoes See: Dancer's Shoes
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Dark Knight

DRK AF

Item Slot Level Artifact How to Obtain

Weapon

43 Raven Scythe Quest: Dark Legacy (AF1)

Head

60 Chaos Burgeonet Quest: Blade of Evil (AF3)

Body

58 Chaos Cuirass Coffer: Castle Oztroja Coffer Key

Hands

54 Chaos Gauntlets Quest: Borghertz's Shadowy Hands

Legs

56 Chaos Flanchard Coffer: Davoi Coffer Key

Feet

52 Chaos Sollerets Quest: Dark Puppet (AF2)
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Dragoon

DRG AF

Item Slot Level Artifact How to Obtain

Weapon

42 Peregrine Quest: A Craftsman's Work (AF1)

Head

60 Drachen Armet Quest: Knight Stalker (AF3)

Body

58 Drachen Mail Coffer: Ifrit's Cauldron Coffer Key

Hands

56 Drachen Finger Gauntlets Quest: Borghertz's Dragon Hands

Legs

52 Drachen Brais Quest: Chasing Quotas (AF2)

Feet

54 Drachen Greaves Coffer: Quicksand Caves Coffer Key
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Geomancer

Geomancer AF 100px
Item Slot Level Artifact How to Obtain

Weapon

99 Dowser's Wand Quest: For Whom the Bell Tolls

Head

99 Geomancy Galero See: Geomancy Galero

Body

99 Geomancy Tunic See: Geomancy Tunic

Hands

99 Geomancy Mitaines Quest: The Bloodline of Zacariah

Legs

99 Geomancy Pants Quest: The Communion

Feet

99 Geomancy Sandals See: Geomancy Sandals

Equipment

99 Filiae Bell Quest: For Whom the Bell Tolls
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Monk

MNK AF

Item Slot Level Artifact How to Obtain

Weapon

42 Beat Cesti Quest: Ghosts of the Past (AF1)

Head

56 Temple Crown Coffer: Garlaige Citadel Coffer Key

Body

58 Temple Cyclas Coffer: Beadeaux Coffer Key

Hands

54 Temple Gloves Quest: Borghertz's Striking Hands

Legs

60 Temple Hose Quest: True Strength (AF3)

Feet

52 Temple Gaiters Quest: The First Meeting (AF2)
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Ninja

NIN AF

Item Slot Level Artifact How to Obtain

Weapon

40 Anju, Zushio Quest: 20 in Pirate Years (AF1)

Head

56 Ninja Hatsuburi Coffer: The Boyahda Tree Coffer Key

Body

58 Ninja Chainmail Quest: True Will (AF3)

Hands

60 Ninja Tekko Quest: Borghertz's Lurking Hands

Legs

52 Ninja Hakama Quest: I'll Take the Big Box (AF2)

Feet

54 Ninja Kyahan Coffer: Sea Serpent Grotto Coffer Key
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Paladin

PLD AF

Item Slot Level Artifact How to Obtain

Weapon

42 Honor Sword Quest: Sharpening the Sword (AF1)

Head

56 Gallant Coronet Coffer: Garlaige Citadel Coffer Key

Body

60 Gallant Surcoat Quest: Under Oath (AF3)

Hands

54 Gallant Gauntlets Quest: Borghertz's Stalwart Hands

Legs

58 Gallant Breeches Coffer: Beadeaux Coffer Key

Feet

52 Gallant Leggings Quest: A Boy's Dream (AF2)
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Puppetmaster

PUP AF

Item Slot Level Artifact How to Obtain

Weapon

40 Turbo Animator Quest: The Wayward Automaton (AF1)

Head

60 Puppetry Taj Quest: Puppetmaster Blues (AF3)

Body

58 Puppetry Tobe See: Puppetry Tobe

Hands

56 Puppetry Dastanas See: Puppetry Dastanas

Legs

52 Puppetry Churidars Quest: Operation Teatime (AF2)

Feet

54 Puppetry Babouches See: Puppetry Babouches
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Ranger

RNG AF

Item Slot Level Artifact How to Obtain

Weapon

41 Sniping Bow Quest: Sin Hunting (AF1)

Head

54 Hunter's Beret Quest: Fire and Brimstone (AF2)

Body

58 Hunter's Jerkin Coffer: Davoi Coffer Key

Hands

52 Hunter's Bracers Quest: Borghertz's Chasing Hands

Legs

56 Hunter's Braccae Coffer: Crawlers' Nest Coffer Key

Feet

60 Hunter's Socks Quest: Unbridled Passion (AF3)
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Red Mage

RDM AF

Item Slot Level Artifact How to Obtain

Weapon

41 Fencing Degen Quest: The Crimson Trial (AF1)

Head

60 Warlock's Chapeau Quest: Peace for the Spirit (AF3)

Body

58 Warlock's Tabard Coffer: Castle Oztroja Coffer Key

Hands

54 Warlock's Gloves Quest: Borghertz's Vermillion Hands

Legs

56 Warlock's Tights Coffer: Garlaige Citadel Coffer Key

Feet

52 Warlock's Boots Quest: Enveloped in Darkness (AF2)
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Rune Fencer

Rune Fancer AF Hume Female 100px
Item Slot Level Artifact How to Obtain

Weapon

99 Beorc Sword Quest: Forging New Bonds

Head

99 Runeist Bandeau See: Runeist Bandeau

Body

99 Runeist Coat Quest: Destiny's Device

Hands

99 Runeist Mitons See: Runeist Mitons

Legs

99 Runeist Trousers Quest: Legacies Lost and Found

Feet

99 Runeist Bottes See: Runeist Bottes
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Samurai

SAM AF

Item Slot Level Artifact How to Obtain

Weapon

42 Magoroku Quest: The Sacred Katana (AF1)

Head

60 Myochin Kabuto Quest: A Thief in Norg!? (AF3)

Body

58 Myochin Domaru Coffer: Temple of Uggalepih Coffer Key

Hands

56 Myochin Kote Quest: Borghertz's Loyal Hands

Legs

54 Myochin Haidate Coffer: Quicksand Caves Coffer Key

Feet

52 Myochin Sune-Ate Quest: Yomi Okuri (AF2)
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Scholar

Scholar-artifact

Item Slot Level Artifact How to Obtain

Spell

46 Klimaform Quest: On Sabbatical (AF1)

Head

60 Scholar's Mortarboard Quest: Seeing Blood-red (AF3)

Body

58 Scholar's Gown See: Scholar's Gown

Hands

52 Scholar's Bracers Quest: Downward Helix (AF2)

Legs

56 Scholar's Pants See: Scholar's Pants

Feet

54 Scholar's Loafers See: Scholar's Loafers
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Summoner

SMN AF

Item Slot Level Artifact How to Obtain

Weapon

41 Kukulcan's Staff Quest: The Puppet Master (AF1)

Head

60 Evoker's Horn Quest: Carbuncle Debacle (AF3)

Body

58 Evoker's Doublet Coffer: Temple of Uggalepih Coffer Key

Hands

54 Evoker's Bracers Quest: Borghertz's Calling Hands

Legs

52 Evoker's Spats Quest: Class Reunion (AF2)

Feet

56 Evoker's Pigaches Coffer: Toraimarai Canal Coffer Key
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Thief

THF AF

Item Slot Level Artifact How to Obtain

Weapon

40 Marauder's Knife Quest: The Tenshodo Showdown (AF1)

Head

54 Rogue's Bonnet Quest: As Thick as Thieves (AF2)

Body

58 Rogue's Vest Coffer: Castle Zvahl Baileys Coffer Key

Hands

52 Rogue's Armlets Quest: Borghertz's Sneaky Hands

Legs

56 Rogue's Culottes Coffer: Castle Oztroja Coffer Key

Feet

60 Rogue's Poulaines Quest: Hitting the Marquisate (AF3)
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Warrior

WAR AF

Item Slot Level Artifact How to Obtain

Weapon

40 Razor Axe Quest: The Doorman (AF1)

Head

56 Fighter's Mask Coffer: Crawlers' Nest Coffer Key

Body

60 Fighter's Lorica Quest: The Talekeeper's Gift (AF3)

Hands

54 Fighter's Mufflers Quest: Borghertz's Warring Hands

Legs

58 Fighter's Cuisses Coffer: Castle Zvahl Baileys Coffer Key

Feet

52 Fighter's Calligae Quest: The Talekeeper's Truth (AF2)
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White Mage

WHM AF

Item Slot Level Artifact How to Obtain

Weapon

41 Blessed Hammer Quest: Messenger from Beyond (AF1)

Head

54 Healer's Cap Coffer: Garlaige Citadel Coffer Key

Body

58 Healer's Briault Quest: Pieuje's Decision (AF3)

Hands

60 Healer's Mitts Quest: Borghertz's Healing Hands

Legs

56 Healer's Pantaloons Coffer: Crawlers' Nest Coffer Key

Feet

52 Healer's Duckbills Quest: Prelude of Black and White (AF2)
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