Guideline: Artifact Articles

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Please follow these guidelines for writing a artifact article. This will help to keep the wiki clean and consistent. Feel free to be as elaborate or as concise as you want.

IMPORTANT: Use the {{Artifact}} template. This will make the article look nicer and will automatically categorize it as an artifact article.

For complete info on how the {{Artifact}} template can be used, read the documentation at Template:Artifact.

Structure for writing an artifact article

Step 1: Use the {{Artifact}} template

Fill out the words in the Artifact Template. This gives a reader the important information in a concise manner. It should also reduce your writing time.

You can copy and paste this code into your article and fill the blank with your content:

{{artifact
| image = 
| caption=
| type=
| description =
}}

If the artifact is an activatable one, you can set |cost=0 or 50 and |effect= (more details on the Template:Artifact page).

If the item is specifically dropped by a monster, set the |monster=monster's name parameter of the infobox.

Step 2: Add a Picture

Add a picture of the artifact (In Template). If you cannot add a picture, leave it blank. A default image will be used, and the {{picture}} template will automatically be shown at the top of the article to mark it as requiring an image.

Step 3: Write an Introductory Sentence

Write the first sentence using this format: "The name of the artifact in bold font is an [[artifact]] that <insert remainder of sentence here>. Here is an example: "The Generic Artifact is an artifact that do nothing, but looks pretty good regardless."

Starting with a brief summary sentence provides the reader with a quick piece of information. For further examples of first sentences, see any wikipedia article.

Always include the artifact's name' in the sentence so the reader knows the article is about an artifact within the first few seconds of reading an article. If the artifact is also bold,activatable or an healing artifact, insert it in the sentence.

Step 4: Write the Substance

Give background information about the artifact, such as what it looks like, legends and/or stories about it. Also, mention what heroes may got it and what they may do with it.

Step 5: Add a See Also, if Applicable

Add a "See Also" section if there are other wiki articles that contain similar or relation information.

Note: If you cannot fill all of the necessary points of information, mark the article as a stub so other people can fill it in. Place "{{stub}}" in the first line of an article to flag it accordingly.

Examples of Artifact articles

If you are struggling to find inspiration or still don't know how to structure your article, look at one of the following completed articles for inspiration or guidance:

Good luck and happy writing!

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