This article is for the PC version of Stellaris only.
Relics are very powerful artifacts and trophies that an empire can collect if they defeat a crisis or own the required DLC. Every Relic has a passive effect as well as a powerful Triumph effect that requires resources. All Relics share a Triumph cooldown of 10 years during which no other relic can be activated. Relics give large amounts of Score in games with victory enabled.
|Available only with the Ancient Relics DLC enabled.|
Minor Artifacts represent small artifacts left behind by ancient civilizations. Unlike all other resources they are not gained passively at the end of each month but rather have to be found. Minor Artifacts are used in artifact actions and decisions. If the MegaCorp DLC is installed they can also be used to upgrade a Mega Art Installation past its final stage.
Researching the Arcane Deciphering technology also grants access to two Artifact Actions to find military or peaceful applications. Both actions cost 5 Minor Artifacts, have a cooldown of 900 days and allow the choosing of an empire modifier that lasts for 5 years depending on the empire Authority.