Lost Alpha Wiki

The Artifact recipe is introduced for S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha and is usually not found in other canon S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games unless modified.

Yeah, I am working on a process called "transmutation." To merge artefacts you need a specific hand-held scanner, free of any radiation. The scanner will allow you to merge artifacts... or "Artifact Merging." Basically, this device will mix the components you put into it and produce a new chemical compound. That chemical compound will then be exposed to sonic sound on specific frequencies. Finally, ultraviolet rays will cover the substance's surface... oh, what am I talking about? All will be fine friend... do you want to buy some recipes for merging?
- Sakharov


  • Due to the fact that "Transmutation" or 'Artifact Merging' has been introduced into the Lost Alpha, there is a set of recipes that the player will need to exercise discretion in purchasing from a suitable vendor.
  • Random mixing of ingredients is not allowed.
  • Combination without the recipe is not allowed.
  • The 'grammar' or 'algebra' of the recipes is pretty much arbitrary in LA (unlike magic spell mixtures in games like Ultima, for example) and not suitable for guesswork. Bottom line:- buy the recipe.


  • For all game versions to v1.4005 there are only 11 Artifact recipes available to the player. This is reduced to an altered set of 6 recipes in v1.4007.
  • They may be purchased from either Sakharov or Deedee.
  • All recipes have a failure rate of around one in three attempts, see Artifact Merger for exploits in this area.
  • All synthetic artifacts have a recipe, as detailed in the 'af_trans.ltx' gamefile, but only the following are available to the player in versions 1.3003 through to 1.4005:

Recipes (v1.3003 to 1.4005)

Recipe name Ingredients Duration Base Price Failure artifact
Bubble 1x Pellicle

2x Wrenched

4h 4000 Blue Parasite
Bouquet 2x Jellyfish

1x Stone Flower

4h 3500 Green Parasite
Compass 1x Mica

1x Crystal Thorn

1x Doughboy

5h 6000 Blue Parasite
Cuttlefish 1x Jellyfish

1x Gravi

4h 5000 Green Parasite
Electra 1x Flash

3x Dog Tail

2x Sparkler

1h 3500 Blue Parasite
Sauron's eye 1x Droplets

2x Hand of a zombie

1x Flash

6h 6000 Green Parasite
Flame 1x Fireball

1x Night Star

1x Stone Flower

6h 5000 Green Parasite
Firefly 1x Wrenched

1x Slug

1x Stone Blood

3h 3500 Blue Parasite
Snowflake 1x Moonlight

1x Sparkler

1x Flash

4h 6000 Blue Parasite
Liver 1x Mica

1x Soul

1x Bloodsucker tentacles

3h 4000 Blue Parasite
Rock 1x Soul

1x Stone Blood

1x Snork foot

3h 4000 Green Parasite

Recipes (v1.4007)

  • A totally different set of SIX recipes are available in v1.4007.
  • None will make the player 'rich'.
  • All will contribute to a net loss of resources.
  • Claimed failure rates of 30% may be incorrect, this may be the success rate.
Recipe name Ingredients Duration Base Price Failure artifact
Mercury ball 1x Fireball

1x "Kolobok"

1x Night Star

8h 4000 N/k
"Discharge" 1x Jewel

1x Twinkle

2x Sparkler

8h 6000 N/k
Gold beads 1x "Knot"

1x Flame

1x Cuttlefish

8h 6000 Blue Parasite
Crystal 1x "Crystal Flower"

1x "Heart"

1x Stone Flower

8h 6000 N/k
Brown Beads 2x Wrenched

1x Soother

1x Gravi

8h 6000 N/k
Pupil 2x Droplets

1x Bubble

1x "Eye"

8h 6000 Green Parasite

Restricted Recipes (v1.4007)

  • A further FOUR recipes are coded but not issued by Sakharov or Deedee:
Recipe name Ingredients Duration Base Price Failure artifact
Toadstool 1x Jellyfish

1x "Sea Urchin"

2x Boar's hoof

4h N/a N/k
Lightning 3x Flash

3x Dog Tails

3h N/a N/k
Blue beads 1x Brown Beads

1x Moonlight

3h N/a N/k
Green beads 1x Brown Beads

1x Green Parasite

1h N/a N/k


  • Using the LA: Tools Kit to add the infoportion for the recipe to the player's game is considered to be cheating. It is after all, just a derivative of cheating the actual target item itself with the same kit.
  • The basic structure of the recipe infoportion consists of "recipe_info°" with the internal code for the synthetic artifact appended thus:
"recipe_info_af_eye" gives a recipe for Eye - previously given as Sauron's eye.
  • The following list was extracted from "gameroot/config/gameplay/infoportions/info_portions_af_merger.xml" (similar coding existed within all previous versions)
  • The complete list of defined recipes coded for v1.4007 is as follows:
Artifact recipe for Infoportion For sale in game? Notes
Eye "recipe_info_af_eye" No test
Compass "recipe_info_af_compass" No Time = 16h!!
Snowflake "recipe_info_af_ice" No test
Flame "recipe_info_af_fire" No test
Bubble "recipe_info_af_baloon" No test
Bouquet "recipe_info_af_bouquet" No test
Firefly "recipe_info_af_glass" No test
Rock "recipe_info_af_rock" No test
Liver "recipe_info_af_liver" No test
Cuttlefish "recipe_info_af_cuttlefish" No test
Ball of Twine "recipe_info_af_twine" No test
Soother "recipe_info_af_soother" No test
Quartz "recipe_info_af_quartz" No test
Jewel "recipe_info_af_jewel" No test
Glass Ball "recipe_info_af_glass_ball" No test
Ivory "recipe_info_af_ivory" No test
Devil's guts "recipe_info_af_devils_guts" No test
Red beads "recipe_info_af_red_beads" No test
Spine "recipe_info_af_spine" No test
Crescent "recipe_info_af_crescent" No test
Cake "recipe_info_af_cake" No test
Accumulator "recipe_info_af_accumulator" No test
Mercury ball "recipe_info_af_mercury_ball" Yes test
Discharge "recipe_info_af_electra" Yes test
Gold beads "recipe_info_af_gold_beads" Yes test
Crystal "recipe_info_af_crystal" Yes test
Brown Beads "recipe_info_af_brown_beads" Yes test
Pupil "recipe_info_af_pupil" Yes test
Toadstool "recipe_info_af_fungus" No test
Lightning "recipe_info_af_white_sun" No test
Blue beads "recipe_info_af_blue_beads" No test
Green beads "recipe_info_af_green_beads" No test


  • Despite what is claimed about the "Pupil" being worth a lot of money, Sakharov will not buy it from the player.