Artifact is a card type featured in the Magic the Gathering card game. These spells are considered permanents and can be targeted as such. Artifacts have their own counters to them, such as cards with the effect "destroy target artifact". There is also a sub card type known as Artifact creature where the card is considered an artifact and a creature. Artifacts (alone) are not creatures do they cannot be deal damage or destroyed by cards that destroy all creatures. Artifacts also have another sub type called Equipment's which can be equipped to a creature in order to add bonuses to the creature.