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The Gold beads is an artifact found in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha.


This artifact doesn't have any positive nor negative properties. However, each bead is of enormous value in the Big Land. It is considered to be like a diamond, because of its harmless properties. Authorities overlook its sale in jewelry stores all across the world.
- Inventory description, v1.30013 - 1.4005


Born in the 'Whirligig' anomaly. One of the many artifacts of the 'beads' type. Stimulates very rapid recovery of cells after their damage. Heals even the most serious of wounds, because of what is very popular among stalkers of all groups. Emits radiation
- Inventory description, v1.4007

Overview

v1.30013 - 1.4005:
  • Rarely seen in the wild. Can be found in 'Darkscape'.
  • Rarely found as loot.
  • Mindnumbingly uninteresting. Given a parent anomaly in DC versions.
v1.4007:
  • Very difficult to spawn from its parent anomaly.
  • Top of the line bleed control by two points...

Notes

v1.30013 - 1.3003:
  • Considering that this artifact has "enormous value" in the Big Land, the player would be luckier finding Red beads that actually have one positive characteristic.
v1.4002:
  • A loophole can be made while selling them to Sakharov and buying them back from him for a lower price you sold them. Player can make infinite amount of money this way (this is an exploit of the skills module and applies to many items)
  • Price is not a typo.
v1.4005:
  • Exploit fixed.
v1.4007:
  • There is an artifact recipe to synthesize this from 1x Flame, 1x Knot and 1x Cuttlefish.
  • The recipe costs 6000 and an Artifact Merger costs up to 40000.
  • The Flame has almost as useful bleed control as the end product.
  • The other ingredients are also quite useful.
  • Save your money...

Trivia

v1.3003 - 1.4005:
  • There is a recipe that remains off limits to the player for use with an Artifact Merger. It consists of sacrificing one Mama's Beads with a Soul and waiting for three hours. Unsuccessful conversions generate a Blue Parasite.

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