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The Crystal is an artifact found in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha and all S.T.A.L.K.E.R. canon games.


Is created when heavy metals fall into the Stirfry anomaly. This artifact eliminates radiation wonderfully. It is highly valued by stalkers and hard to find.
- Inventory description, v1.30013 - 1.4005


Born in the 'Burner' anomaly. Artifact occurs infrequently, and the finder is considered a lucky one. Greatly rebuild neuroprocesses of the nervous system after a powerful psi-attack. It has the form of crystals, from which it was given the name. Emits radiation.
- Inventory description, v1.4007

Overview

v1.30013 - 1.3003:
  • NEVER spawns from its parent anomaly.
  • A useful "radiation" artifact if the endurance penalty can be tolerated.
v1.4002+
  • Gains a more extensive and complex property set that makes it more useful in fights involving rupture, provided that the player avoids burn, chemical burn and explosion hazards.
v1.4007:
  • Repurposed to be a mid-level "psi-health" restore artifact.
  • Despite claims to the contrary, it may still be 'spawn bugged'.

Notes

All versions:
  • See Artifact Placements.
  • Can be found in one of a pair of tins on the platform roof next to the 'sniper tower' in the Base Game.
  • May easily fall through the roof to the platform after breaking box.
v1.4007:
  • The new "psi-health" feature will not help with the effects of the Brain Scorcher. Only with recovery during / after telepathic attacks.

Trivia

v1.30013 - 1.4005:
  • The artifact icon was updated after Shadow of Chernobyl and this 'new' icon is incorporated into the Lost Alpha Quartz artifact's specifications.
  • Not yet found in the wild.
  • The gamefiles are coded so that this atrifact never becomes spawned in the normal course of play.
v1.4007:
  • An artifact recipe exists to synthesize this artifact.
  • The recipe involves using:
  1. a "Heart" (that has DC Protect Icon Psy G.png +4),
  2. a Stone Flower (that has DC Protect Icon Psy G.png +3),
  3. combined with a "Crystal Flower" (that has DC Protect Icon Tel G.png +8%);
  4. to have a 70% chance of making an artifact with DC Protect Icon Psy G.png +5 !!,
  5. ..has an extra point of radiation to give DC Protect Icon Rad R.png +4,
  6. ..cost the player 6000 for the recipe and:
  7. ..up to 40000 for an Artifact Merger (if one needed to be bought)
Do the maths. This uses three artifacts with a book value of 7500+4250+2000 = 13750.
Requires further outlays of up to 46000..
  • Just use the Soul and save the money and shoeleather.

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