Picking up all of Dervis’ Artifacts in Assassin’s Creed Mirage takes you on a tour through each of Baghdad’s districts and into the pockets of its wealthier citizens.
Dervis tasks you with delivering these long-lost treasures in bundles. While you’re there, make sure to drop a Merchant Token or two with Dervis. He has some handy items for sale, and you may as well get them at a discount.
Here’s our in-progress guide for where to find Dervis’ Artifacts locations in Assassin’s Creed Mirage, broken up by district.
How to find Dervis Artifacts in AC Mirage
Each city region has Artifacts to find, even the Wilderness, though they won’t show up on your map until you get close to a settlement. You can open your map to see how many you’ve found and how many remain in your current region.
The navigation bar denotes Artifact holders with a golden hand icon. The icon tends to pop up once you’re within roughly 100 meters of a person with an Artifact. Several gold location markers showing points of interest will appear if you synchronize at a Viewpoint location, so if you need some extra help tracking Artifacts down, use those to point yourself in the right direction.
Approach the marked NPC, and pickpocket them. The pickpocketing minigame is more difficult with Artifact holders, as it shrinks the QTE’s success window significantly. Guards are usually hovering around these locations, too, meaning you might get caught and see your notoriety level increase. If you’re struggling too much, invest in the Pickpocket Master skill. You could also open the “options” menu, head to the “gameplay” tab, and toggle the automatic pickpocket setting on.
Dervis Artifacts rewards
Dervis requests Artifacts in groups of three — first three, then six, and then nine. He gives you upgrade materials when you hand over a certain amount — leather and ingots when you find six Artifacts, for example. Upgrading your equipment is a key part of staying alive, so it’s worth tracking the Artifacts down for the components alone.
Harbiyah Dervis Artifacts Locations
There are four Dervis’ Artifacts to pinch in Harbiyah, two in the eastern portion, one outside the city, and another near Damascus Prison.
Dyeing Factory Dervis’ Artifact location
The easiest Artifact to grab first is just to the east of Dervis’ shop, in the Dyeing Factory. Your target is in the southwestern corner.
Factory Dervis’ Artifact location
The second Artifact is just to the northeast of the factory, near a bridge.
Zubayidah Dervis’ Artifact location
Cross the bridge, and travel north through a field. You’ll reach a small station called the Ditch Sluice of the Fief; there are a few workers there, and one of them milling around has your next Artifact.
Damascus Gate Prison Dervis’ Artifact location
Travel to the Damascus Gate Prison entrance, and turn southeast. Your target is milling about just off the road, near a broken well. You’re near the gate to Abbasiyah now, so go ahead and travel south into that region for the next set of four Artifacts.
Abbasiyah Dervis Artifact Locations
There are four Dervis’ Artifacts in Abbasiyah. Three are clustered in the northern half, around a mosque, but one is further south near the pharmacy district.
The Four Markets Dervis’ Artifact location
You can grab this one almost as soon as you walk through the gateway from Harbiyah. The civilian moves around a bit, but she tends to linger under an archway on the road.
Hammam Dervis’ Artifact location #1
This one is just to the northwest of the Hammam. Your target is a worker messing around with some sale goods on the walkway near the water.
Hammam Dervis’ Artifact location #2
There aren’t really any outstanding characteristics for the third Artifact location. Travel southeast of the Hammam landmark, and you’ll find the holder near a large pile of brick rubble.
Dome of the Ass Dervis’ Artifact location
Travel south of the Pharmacy of Haylanah to find this one. The target is in an open area to the northwest of the Dome of the Ass.
Karkh Dervis Artifact Locations
Karkh has four Dervis’ Artifacts scattered throughout the region.
Monastery of the Virgins Dervis’ Artifact Location
You’ll find an Artifact holder to the east of the Monastery of the Virgins, north of Pomegranate Gate.
Al-Mi’dhana Al-’Ateeqa Dervis’ Artifact Location
The next closest one is southwest of Al-Mi’dhana Al-’Ateeqa. The man in question is standing near the water’s edge, though you may run into a problem here. I encountered a glitch that didn’t let me pickpocket him while he was alive. You may have to take drastic measures — i.e. using a blowdart, or uh, murder — if the same happens to you.
Grand Bazaar Dervis’ Artifact Location
Head to the space between the Grand Bazaar and the Cookman’s Quarters for this one. The woman with the Artifact is at a stall near the open square.
Harbor Camp Dervis’ Artifact Location
The last Karkh Artifact is near the Harbor Camp in the district’s northeast corner, just across the bridge. Your target is standing in a crowd of people on some stone pavement near a stall.
Round City Dervis Artifact Locations
You’ll find only three Dervis’ Artifacts in the Round City — one in the east, one in the west, and one to the south. You can collect them in any order.
Postal Bureau Dervis’ Artifact Location
The old man carrying this Artifact is hanging out near some flowers on a rooftop. Start from the Postal Bureau, head west into the streets, and climb up to relieve him of his valuables.
Shurta Headquarters Dervis’ Artifact Location
The second Round City Dervis’ Artifact is southeast of the Shurta Headquarters in a small enclave up against the district’s walls. Mind how you go while you’re here. If you approach the wall and a guard sees you, they’ll immediately consider it a crime.
Harem Viewpoint Dervis’ Artifact Location
This one is near the Harem Viewpoint location. Start from there, and walk west until you reach the main street. Your target is milling about near a stall.
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For more Assassin’s Creed Mirage collectibles, consult our guides on finding Mysterious Shards, Enigmas, Gear Chests, and Lost Books. You can also take note of how long it takes to complete everything in Assassin’s Creed Mirage.