In TOKS you can find artifacts just like artifacts in the open world, beautiful shinies all around the dungeon ready to be picked up!
Pretty much every corner, corridor and puzzle has artifacts scattered about.
You should pick them AAAAALLL up! Each one will give you 3 notoriety with dead Simon just for picking it up!
Some of them will be pages towards your field guide, others will be rat parts and others will be from the 4 old school collector sets.
I have explained all these different types of artifacts below…
Rat parts can be found by picking up normal shiny artifacts, but the main way to farm rat parts is by killing the rats!
About 2-5 minutes after entering Toks, rats will begin to appear scurrying about on the floor. You can easily target these rats using your macro, and figure out where they are with the add on (see the introduction page if you miss these)
If you have done every puzzle in Toks then you will have access to the entire dungeon and be able to kill every rat that pops.
There are a couple of rats that do unfortunately find themselves trapped in the walls, you will just have to ignore these.
When you first start killing the rats, they will drop artifacts that you need, just equip them til you finish the set. Once you start getting duplicates, you should keep these so you can hand them in to skeleton dude in the reception area. He will give you Tok tokens and notoriety for handing in artifacts! You can only hand in rat parts, there is no point keeping duplicates of any of the other types of artifacts unless you wish to sell them.
When your notoriety is just friendly with Dead Simon, you will only be able to hand in white artifacts, as you go up the ranks of notoriety, you will be able to hand in more of the different types.
cheap/white/common — hand in 10 — 5 Tok tokens — 25 notoriety
reasonable/green/uncommon — hand in 8 — 10 Tok tokens — 50 notoriety
valuable/blue/rare — hand in 6 — 15 Tok tokens — 100 notoriety
treasured/purple/epic — hand in 4 — 20 Tok tokens — 200 notoriety
precious/orange/relic — hand in 2 — 25 Tok tokens — 500 notoriety
As you can see, the relic artifacts are by far the better reward, but of course they are rarer to find than the others. You can see that there are different coloured rats running around Toks, each of the different colours drops different coloured artifacts, it is the lava rat at the end of this picture that will always give you a relic!