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.


  • Currently, there are only 11 Artifact recipes available to the player.
  • They may be purchased from either Sakharov or Deedee.
  • 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 1.4002.
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