Artifact Beta 2.0 December 3 Update Live, Read Complete Patch Notes Here

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Valve might not be giving us Half-Life 3, but at least we have Artifact, right. The failed card game by Valve is slowly yet surely coming back, thanks to the continuous post-launch support. Developers didn’t abandon the game after the initial negative reception. A lot of new content is added to the game by updates and patches.

One of those updates was released yesterday. The December 3 update brought changes to several Heroes, Creeps, and Spells. That’s not all. The patch also included seven new cards for the players to try out. You can learn more about them below or from the official site.


Card Changes


  • Arc Warden's Spark Wraith now triggers before your turn.
  • Drow Ranger's Gust may target an empty slot.
  • Rix's Act of Defiance now silences an enemy hero for two rounds and the other enemy heroes of that color for one round. Counts as a Vhoul Rebellion spell.


  • Abyssm Flesh Render gains Devour.
  • Acolyte of the Forbidden Gate cost decreased from 3 to 2.
  • Arclight Elemental and Arc Remnant stats from 2/1 to 3/1.
  • Assassin's Apprentice stats from 2/2 to 3/2.
  • Assassin's Shadow stats from 6/5 to 6/4 and cost decreased from 6 to 5.
  • Birds of Paradox stats from 0/1 to 0/2.
  • Committed Rebel stats from 2/1 to 3/1 and accepted into the Vhoul Rebellion against Rix's wishes.
  • Disciple of Nevermore stats from 3/-1/3 to 4/-1/3.
  • Emissary of the Quorum goes from 1/7 to 2/8.
  • Fey Wayfinder stats from 3/5 to 3/3, cost decreased from 4 to 3, and now provides itself and its neighbors Trample.
  • Fungal Horror stats from 3/2 to 3/3.
  • Gold-Plated Golem stats from 1/4 to 2/4.
  • Hellbear Crippler stats from 2/3 to 2/4.
  • Lashvine Creeper stats from 4/6 to 4/7.
  • Legion Scouting Party stats from 2/1/2 to 3/1/2.
  • Moonglade Fusilier cost decreased from 4 to 3.
  • Ogre Corpse Tosser stats from 1/4 to 1/5.
  • Overgrowther stats from 2/1 to 2/3 and cost reduced from 3 to 2.
  • Ozkavosh Horror gains Trample.
  • Pit Fighter of Quoidge gains Devour.
  • Possessed Blade cost decreased from 2 to 1.
  • Rampaging Hellbear stats from 1/2 to 1/3.
  • Resonant Construct gives +2 Attack per spell or enchantment cast instead of +1 Attack.
  • Revtel Convoy moves to the next lane after combat.
  • Rumusque Choir stats from 1/1 to 2/2.
  • Rumusque Redeemer cost decreased from 4 to 3.
  • Sister of the Void cost decreased from 3 to 2.
  • Stonehall Elite stats from 3/1/2 to 3/2/2.
  • Stonehall Paragon stats from 7/1/4 to 7/2/4.
  • Smeevil Armsmaster stats from 2/2 to 3/2.
  • Spirit of Desolation stats from 1/1 to 2/2.
  • Thunderhide Alpha stats from 18/18 to 20/20.
  • Troll Soothsayer stats from 1/6 to 2/6.
  • Tyler Estate Censor stats from 1/6 to 2/6.
  • Wild Boar stats from 2/2 to 3/2.


  • Arm the Rebellion counts for the Vhoul Rebellion.
  • Destroyed from Within cost decreased from 4 to 1.
  • Insidious Plot now puts two Destroyed from Within cards in opponent's hand.
  • Restoration Effort counts for the Vhoul Rebellion.

Tower Enchantment

  • Homefield Advantage counts for the Vhoul Rebellion.

New Cards

Lying in Bait
Black 2
Vhoul Rebellion
Bounce a non-rooted ally and summon a Commando Pack into its slot.

Commando Pack
Creep - 4/2
Vhoul Rebellion

Canid Bushwacker
Creep - 3/1
Black 3
Vhoul Rebellion
Play Effect: Canid Bushwacker strikes the unit blocking it.

Rebel Recruiter
Creep - 2/4
Green 3
Vhoul Rebellion
When a Vhoul Rebellion ally takes damage: Steal, draw, and reveal a creep from your opponent's deck as a Vhoul Rebellion green creep. 1 round cooldown.

Roseleaf Villagers
Creep - 0/2
Green 2
Death Effect: Summon an Angry Mob.

Angry Mob
Creep - 4/4
Vhoul Rebellion

Vhoul Elder
Creep - 2/6
Green 4
Vhoul Rebellion
Whenever an allied Vhoul Rebellion unit takes damage, reduce the cost of a random Vhoul Rebellion card in your hand by 1. If it's a creep, give it +1/+1 permanently.

Card Demos

  • Added card demos for black heroes that didn't have them (Bloodseeker, Bounty Hunter, Debbi the Cunning, Death Prophet, Lich, Mirana, Necrophos, Nyx Assassin, Phantom Assassin, Pugna, Shadow Fiend, Sniper, Sorla Khan, Tinker, and Winter Wyvern). But Not Rix, Oathbound.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where status effect icons with different durations showed the same tooltips.
  • Interactable regions for buttons on the campaign map now more closely match their visuals.
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