How to Get Artifact Shards – AFK Journey (AFK2)

June Reyes

You can get any Artifact Shard you need in AFK Journey by completing a variety of tasks on the Growth Trials page, ranging from participating in PVP battles to simply following the story.

Read more to know exactly where to get these Artifact Shards, as well as several details regarding the unlock requirements for each Artifact Shard.

How To Get All Artifact Shards In AFK Journey

Artifact Shards in the Growth Path page - AFK Journey (AFK 2)

As you can see from the image above, you can claim Artifact Shards from the Growth Trials page after completing certain requirements. 

Artifact Shards are materials used for upgrading your Artifacts (a.k.a. Spells), along with Gold. 

Below are the requirements you need to accomplish so you can farm each type of Artifact Shard in AFK Journey.

How To Get Awakening Shards

To get Awakening Shards, you need to play through the story and clear Main Quests:

Lunadorf area discovered - AFK Journey (AFK 2)

You can accomplish this by clearing Miasma Bosses, discovering new areas, and just progressing through the main plot and meeting new characters in the story.

How To Get Enlightened Shards

To get Enlightened Shards, you need to clear AFK Stages:

AFK Stage 350 cleared - AFK Journey (AFK 2)

You get to claim at least one Enlightened Shard for every 100 AFK Stages cleared, but there’s no specific interval you receive them.

The Enlightening Spell may not be that good compared to most spells in the game, but it’s among the easiest ones to level up. Also, it remains one of the few counters to the Confinement Spell in PVP battle modes!

How To Get Starshard Shards

To get Starshard Shards, you need to defeat Dream Realm bosses:

Snowstomper's difficulty increase - AFK Journey (AFK 2)

You get Starshard Shards after you beat a Dream Realm boss of different difficulty levels a set amount of times.

Remember to check the recommended heroes for each boss so you can defeat these bosses more easily!

How To Get Ironwall Shards

To get Ironwall Shards, you need to team up with other players and defeat Corrupt Creatures:

Corrupt Creature team up page (Dark Forest 2-4) - AFK Journey (AFK2)

You can find and fight Corrupt Creatures by either exploring the world or joining other players’ encounters and helping them. 

You cannot fight Corrupt Creatures alone and need at least one other player before starting the battle.

How To Get Confining Shards

To get Confining Shards, you need to achieve higher tiers in the Arena:

Arena tier increase to Epic I - AFK Journey (AFK 2)

Aside from getting Confinement Shards, you can also get valuable resources such as Gold, Arena Coins, and Diamonds by ranking up in the Arena.

How To Get Blazing Shards

To get Blazing Shards, you need to clear floors in the Legend Trial:

Graveborn Legend Trial floors - AFK Journey (AFK 2)

The Blazing Spell is arguably the most “niche” spell in the game and is only effective in very few situations (if at all), but it’s still a useful spell to have around if you need extra damage in certain battles.

All you need is to clear increasingly higher Legend Trial floors with any faction to get Blazing Shards, so just remember to focus on clearing floors with the strongest faction you have and you’ll be able to farm these shards easily!


Now that you know where to look, it’s only a matter of time until you’re able to increase all of your Artifacts to the max level (+10) since you’ll get plenty of Gold to level them all up as long as you keep playing consistently.

If you want to know how to farm a few more key items in AFK Journey, here are some articles you might be interested in:

How To Get Invite Letters – AFK Journey

How To Get Free Epic Invite Letters – AFK Journey

How To Farm Free Diamonds – AFK Journey

All AFK Journey (AFK2) Guides and Walkthroughs

Head over to our AFK Journey (AFK2) guides and walkthrough page by clicking on the link below to see a list of tips and tricks, strategies, and tier lists to make your journey through Esperia much easier!

List of All Tips and Tricks
Tips and Tricks - AFK Journey
How to Get Invite LettersHow to Get Epic Invite LettersHow to Get Stellar Crystals
How to Farm DiamondsHow to RerollBest Artifacts
How to Get Stronger FastEquipment GuideBeginner’s Guide
Beginner’s Tips and TricksAll Treasure LocationsHow to Get Artifact Shards
How to Get Celestial and Hypogean HeroesHow to Get Gold FastHow to Get Hero Essence
Best Wishlist SettingsHow to Get and Use AcornsHow to Ascend Heroes
World Boss GuideHow to Get EX WeaponsHow to Get All Clothing
How to Unlock All TitlesHow to Clear AFK Stages
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