Since common items like materials, and artifacts refreshes each day, this means that you can essentially farm them for free. You can get artifacts in certain places of the map, and these artifacts are always in the same spot. Most of the artifacts that you will get are 1 or 2 stars, but they are still quite useful for feeding it to your desired artifact, or even sell them for Mora instead.
The places that "drop" artifacts are in from the glowing spots that are attached to certain areas. These artifact spots refreshes every 24 hours, based on when you pick them up, not when the server resets. So make sure that you keep track of when you take them, or have a consistent time.
While there are many different small locations that drop 1 or 2 all over the map, there are 3 quick and easy rotation that you can go to if you only want to go for a quick run.
Qingce Village Run
Start by going to the teleport waypoint on Qingce Village, then go into the back of the house that's just behind the teleporter, where you will find some boxes with a glow on it.
Head west of the teleport waypoint, and you will find 2 more. 1 is in the pots shown on the picture above.
Then another one from boxes further down the area.
Then go to the teleport waypoint just west of Qingce Village, and head west of it where you will find a house with some pots on the side.
Jueyun Karst Run
Start by going to the bandit camp that's on the upper right of Jueyun Karst domain, Taishan Mansion. There are a couple of items there, including an artifact.
Then go to the teleport waypoint close to Taishan Mansion, and walk down the path to the east until you reach close to the beach, and simply pick up any glowing items that you see on the side.
The place that's marked on the south of the map shown above also has several artifacts, but it's much faster if you just go north from Tianqiu Valley teleport waypoint.
Wangshu Inn Run
Start by teleporting to Wangshu Inn, then head north to where the pier and watermill is on the ground floor. There are some boxes with a glow on it that contains artifacts. There are other items close to it as well that can be worth picking up.
Then teleport to the teleport waypoint west of Wangshu Inn. Go a little bit to the west of it and you will find 2 broken carriages, both containing some artifacts.
Southeast of the teleport waypoint, there is a well with an artifact, and another one in the box in front of the location shown on the picture above.
Close to the ocean, there is a broken down boat with an artifact. There are some more items that you can claim near the water area of that location as well.
This is the important location that you don't want to miss/forget. Inside the shelter is a bunch of pots with many artifacts inside. All of them will restock every 24 hours.
Fast Elites Artifact Farm
Another source of farmable artifacts are by defeating Elite enemies. They spawn every day, and there are plenty of them out in the world. But if you want to only do a couple of convenient and easy areas, check the page below!