Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Artifacts, Relics & Weapons

Updated: 9/25/10()

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light contains 60 collectible artifacts and relics (2 each of 20 artifact types and 20 unique relics). When equipped, these enhance (and occasionally decrease) your character's abilities. The list below includes details for each item, including where it can be found.

USING ARTIFACTS AND RELICS: Each character can equip 2 artifacts and 1 relic at a time, using the Inventory screen. Their powers are cumulative. Artifacts work all the time. Relics are only activated when you've maxed out your relic meter by collecting gems and killing enemies. When the relic meter is full, the relic bar flashes and your character glows slightly as the relic's powers activate. They remain active until your character takes damage.

The exact locations of all artifacts and relics are included in the walkthrough.

To learn more about the Mesoamerican gods and goddesses associated with these items, visit the Wikipedia pages about them:

In addition to these items, there are 28 WEAPONS to collect throughout the game. The list below includes all weapons and their locations, plus stats for power, rate of fire and ammo consumption.


ARTIFACTS

Clay Owl

Clay Owl

+ defense
- bomb

Level 1: Temple of Light (Reward Challenge)
Level 2: Temple Grounds (Challenge Tomb)

Stone Owl

Stone Owl

- weapon
+ defense

Level 3: Spider Tomb (Reward Challenge)
Level 4: The Summoning (Reward Challenge)

Gold Owl

Gold Owl

+ defense

Level 2: Temple Grounds (Reward Challenge)
Level 6: Toxic Swamp

Clay Feather

Clay Feather

- defense
+ speed

Level 3: Spider Tomb (one hidden in level, one for Reward Challenge)

Stone Feather

Stone Feather

- bomb
+ speed

Level 2: Temple Grounds
Level 6: Toxic Swamp (Challenge Tomb)

Gold Feather

Gold Feather

+ speed

Level 7: Flooded Passage (Challenge Tomb)
Level 4: The Summoning (Reward Challenge)

Clay Arrow

Clay Arrow

+ weapon
- defense

Level 1: Temple of Light
Level 5: Forgotten Gate (Reward Challenge)

Stone Arrow

Stone Arrow

+ weapon
- bomb

Level 1: Temple of Light (Reward Challenge)
Level 5: Forgotten Gate (Challenge Tomb)

Gold Arrow

Gold Arrow

+ weapon

Level 6: Toxic Swamp (Reward Challenge)
Level 8: Jaws of Death (Reward Challenge)

Clay Lizard

Clay Lizard

- weapon
+ bomb

Level 2: Temple Grounds (Reward Challenge)
Level 4: The Summoning (Reward Challenge)

Stone Lizard

Stone Lizard

- defense
+ bomb

Level 3: Spider Tomb (Challenge Tomb)
Level 6: Toxic Swamp (Reward Challenge)

Gold Lizard

Gold Lizard

+ bomb

Level 5: Forgotten Gate (Reward Challenge)
Level 9: Twisting Bridge (Challenge Tomb)

War Drum

War Drum

+ weapon
+ bomb

Level 7: Flooded Passage (Reward Challenge)
Level 10: Fiery Depths (Challenge Tomb)

Wind Drum

Wind Drum

+ weapon
+ speed

Level 8: Jaws of Death (Reward Challenge)
Level 10: Fiery Depths (Reward Challenge)

Serpent Drum

Serpent Drum

+ bomb
+ speed

Level 9: Twisting Bridge (Reward Challenge)
Level 11: Belly of the Beast (Reward Challenge)

White Drum

White Drum

+ defense
+ speed

Level 8: Jaws of Death (Reward Challenge)
Level 11: Belly of the Beast (Reward Challenge)

Dark Drum

Dark Drum

+ weapon
+ defense

Level 10: Fiery Depths (Reward Challenge)
Level 13: Mirror's Wake

Stone Serpent

Stone Serpent

+ weapon
+ defense
+ bomb

Level 12: Stronghold Passage (Challenge Tomb)
Level 13: Mirror's Wake (Reward Challenge)

Clay Serpent

Clay Serpent

+ defense
+ bomb
+ speed

Level 11: Belly of the Beast (Reward Challenge)
Level 13: Mirror's Wake (Challenge Tomb)

Jade Heart

Jade Heart

+ weapon
+ defense
+ bomb
+ speed

Level 12: Stronghold Passage (Reward Challenge)
Level 13: Mirror's Wake (Reward Challenge)


RELICS

Knife of Itzli

Knife of Itzli

Power Shot

Level 1: Temple of Light

Eye of Cipactli

Eye of Cipactli

Power Bomb

Level 7: Flooded Passage (Challenge Tomb)

Headdress of Ehecatl

Headdress of Ehecatl

Power Speed

Level 1: Temple of Light (Reward Challenge)

Scepter of Huitzilopochtli

Scepter of Huitzilopochtli

Health Regen.

Level 5: Forgotten Gate (Challenge Tomb)

Scepter of Cihuacoatl

Scepter of Cihuacoatl

Ammo Regen.

Level 3: Spider Tomb

Arrow of Tezcatlipoca

Arrow of Tezcatlipoca

Scatter Shot

Level 2: Temple Grounds (Challenge Tomb)

Two Arrows of Tezcatlipoca

Two Arrows of Tezcatlipoca

Health Regen.
Scatter Shot

Level 3: Spider Tomb (Reward Challenge)

Three Arrows of Tezcatlipoca

Three Arrows of Tezcatlipoca

Power Bomb
Scatter Shot

Level 6: Toxic Swamp (Challenge Tomb)

Golden Eye of Cipactli

Golden Eye of Cipactli

Power Bomb
Power Speed

Level 7: Flooded Passage (Reward Challenge)

Golden Knife of Itzli

Golden Knife of Itzli

Power Shot
Power Bomb

Level 9: Twisting Bridge (Challenge Tomb)

Golden Scepter of Huitzilopochtli

Golden Scepter of Huitzilopochtli

Health Regen.
Ammo Regen.

Level 2: Temple Grounds (Reward Challenge)

Golden Scepter of Cihuacoatl

Golden Scepter of Cihuacoatl

Ammo Regen.
Scatter Shot

Level 5: Forgotten Gate (Reward Challenge)

Golden Arrow of Tezcatlipoca

Golden Arrow of Tezcatlipoca

Power Shot
Scatter Shot

Level 6: Toxic Swamp (Reward Challenge)

Mask of Tezcatlipoca

Mask of Tezcatlipoca

Power Shot
Power Bomb
Scatter Shot

Level 12: Stronghold Passage (Challenge Tomb)

Mask of Ehecatl

Mask of Ehecatl

Power Speed
Health Regen.
Ammo Regen.

Level 10: Fiery Depths (Challenge Tomb)

Mask of Itzli

Mask of Itzli

Power Shot
Health Regen.
Ammo Regen.

Level 9: Twisting Bridge (Reward Challenge)

Mask of Cipactli

Mask of Cipactli

Power Bomb
Power Speed
Health Regen.

Level 13: The Mirror's Wake (Challenge Tomb)

Fist of Tezcatlipoca

Fist of Tezcatlipoca

Power Shot
Power Bomb
Ammo Regen.
Scatter Shot

Level 12: Stronghold Passage (Reward Challenge)

Golden Shroud of Cihuacoatl

Golden Shroud of Cihuacoatl

Power Bomb
Power Speed
Health Regen.
Ammo Regen.

Level 10: Fiery Depths (Reward Challenge)

Mask of Xolotl

Mask of Xolotl

Power Shot
Power Bomb
Power Speed
Health Regen.
Ammo Regen.
Scatter Shot

Level 13: The Mirror's Wake (Reward Challenge)


WEAPONS

NOTE: Weapons are listed in the order they appear in the weapons section of the inventory screen. The only weapon not included is Totec's spear, which is also available to Lara in the single-player game. All weapon locations are included in the walkthrough.

WEAPON POWER RATE
OF FIRE
AMMO
CONSUMPT.
LOCATION
Handgun ** ** Infinite

Lara's starting weapon

Assault Rifle *** **** **

Level 2: Temple Grounds

Magnums **** *** ***

Level 1: Temple of Light (Score Challenge)

Shotgun **** ** ***

Level 2: Temple Grounds

Bolt Action Rifle ****** ** ****

Level 2: Temple Grounds

Automatic Shotgun **** *** ***

Level 2: Temple Grounds (Score Challenge)

Flamethrower ***** ***** ***

Level 3: Spider Tomb

Fast Action Rifle ****** *** ****

Level 3: Spider Tomb (Score Challenge)

AR-06 **** **** **

Level 4: The Summoning (Score Challenge)

Lightweight Machine Pistols **** ***** ***

Level 5: Forgotten Gate

Double Barrel Shotgun ****** ** ****

Level 5: Forgotten Gate (Score Challenge)

Grenade Launcher ******* ** ******

Level 6: Toxic Swamp

Hand Cannons ****** ** *****

Level 6: Toxic Swamp (Score Challenge)

High Power Assault Rifle ****** **** ***

Level 7: Flooded Passage

Automatic Pistols ****** *** **

Level 7: Flooded Passage (Score Challenge)

High Power Flame Thrower ****** ***** ****

Level 8: Jaws of Death (Score Challenge)

High Power Single Shot Rifle ******** ** *****

Level 9: Twisting Bridge

Submachine Gun ***** ******* *****

Level 9: Twisting Bridge (Score Challenge)

Chaingun ****** ******** ****

Level 10: Fiery Depths

Spear of Fire ******* ** ******

Level 10: Fiery Depths (Score Challenge)

Rocket Launcher ********* * ********

Level 11: Belly of the Beast

Heavy Grenade Launcher ******** ** *******

Level 11: Belly of the Beast (Score Challenge)

Dual SMG ****** ******** ****

Level 12: Stronghold Passage

Railgun ********** * *******

Level 12: Stronghold Passage (Score Challenge)

High Power Shotgun ******** *** ******

Level 13: The Mirror's Wake

Golden Shotgun ********* *** *******

Level 13: The Mirror's Wake (Score Challenge)

Spear of Light ********** ** **********

Level 14: Xolotl's Stronghold (Score Challenge)

Spear of Darkness ********** ** **********

Level 14: Xolotl's Stronghold (Reward Challenge)


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UPDATE HISTORY: 9/11/10 - Page created.  9/12/10 - Added links to info on Mesoamerican mythology.
9/14/10 - Added golden shotgun, even though I was using it the day I originally wrote this page. (Whoops!)
9/25/10 - Added weapon stats and fixed several typos in weapon list (all the Temple Grounds weapons were mistakenly listed as being in the Temple of Light).

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Special thanks to Clara from the Eidos forums and Captain Alban's TR site for providing the artifact and relic icon images, as well as filling in a few missing stats for me. Thanks also to OB One T Raider and David Van G. for additional relic info, and to Treeble for pointing out a couple of typos.