As ruled by the Archaeology Association, in order to protect the historical ruins, archaeologists can only dig up 100 times per day. This limit resets at midnight Eastern Standard Time. An Archaeologist's Honor buff is provided to track the number of times archaeologists have dug up and identified an item.
Dig sites are located around the vicinity of an Archaeologist Merchant. Each map contains at most three dig sites, with each area only available on certain days.
On open dig sites, the area will have certain spots radiating yellow sparkles on the ground. An artifact can be dug up on these spots when using the pickaxe. Once the artifact is dug up, the archaeologist can identify it by choosing one of the three available tools that correspond to the color of the glow.
Open dig sitesEdit
|Port Skandia||X:544, Y:575|
|Helonia Coast||X:666, Y:306|
|Crescent Hill||X:443, Y:495|
|Cactakara Forest||X:517, Y:550|
|Demarech Mines||X:820, Y:426|
|Triatio Highlands||X:106, Y:779|
|Candeo Marsh||X:737, Y:697|
|Ventos Prairie||X:771, Y:846|
|Oblitus Wood||X:765, Y:551|
|Star Sand Desert||X:373, Y:520|
|Vulture's Vale||X:550, Y:200|
|Blizzard Berg||X:144, Y:482|
|Starstruck Plateau||X:492, Y:515|
|Rainmist Reach||X:451, Y:406|
|Emerald Marsh||X:424, Y:315|
|Silent Ice Field||X:527, Y:631|
|Port Morton||X:318, Y:302|
Sea Monster Limb
|Candetonn Hill||X:359, Y:176|
|Viridian Steppe||X:???, Y:???|
Ancient Beast Claw
Ancient Beast Remains
Aged Giant Bone
|Desolate Valley||X:745, Y:220|
|Reset occurs daily at midnight (GMT-5).|
The Identification Tool Set is necessary to identify artifacts that have been dug up. Each artifact will radiate a different colored glow: yellow, red, or blue. Depending on the color of the glow, the corresponding color of the tool can be used to identify the item correctly. Incorrectly identifying the artifact will result in a lower quality item.
To begin identification, the player can right-click on the artifact to open up the archaeology interface. Once open, the player can open the interface to reveal three different tools to identify the artifact.
|Use the reference manual and magnifying glass to analyze the ancient artifact. Suitable for identifying yellow glowing ancient artifacts.|
|Use the dustpan and brush to clean the ancient artifact. Suitable for identifying red glowing ancient artifacts.|
|Use the repair hammer and the potion to repair ancient artifact. Suitable for identifying blue glowing ancient artifacts.|