The Flash is an artifact that can be found in all three S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games.

Appearances Edit

Shadow of Chernobyl Edit


"Electro" sometimes births this artifact. Stalkers readily use it because of its good qualities. Not a bad price and a good external look make this artifact appealing to collectors.
- In-game description

The Flash gives a large boost in endurance, at the cost of 10% more damage per electric shock. Considering it is quite common, it is a good artifact to use to boost the player's endurance when carrying extra weight, although the player must be careful while crossing through electro anomalies.


A number of secret stashes contain this artifact: inside a chest and in a stash referred to as Nychka, both located in Wild Territory. It can also be found in the Wild Territory in the evening, lying near or in Electro anomalies, and can be semi-commonly found from Veterans Bandits in the area. One can find one in a tunnel in Yantar within a similar time period. It may also be carried by one of the associates of stalker called Vampire, a target of one of Barkeep's quests.

Generally, the artifact may be spawned randomly near Electro type anomalies in each of the regions above. However, as with all artifacts produced by Electro anomalies, the Flash artifact will only be active between the in-game hours of 00:00 and 05:00. During this period, the artifact will be visible to and obtainable by the player. Flash artifacts which are dropped onto the ground outside the hours of 00:00 to 05:00 will deactivate shortly afterwards and will not become visible or obtainable again until the next iteration of the designated time period.


The player can sell Flash artifacts for 1625 Ru (Sakharov gives 2500).

Clear SkyEdit


Thanks to its heavily crystallized molecules, this electrostatic artifact is a powerful absorbent of electric charges, able to protect its bearer from electric shocks of up to 5,000 volts. Emits radiation.
- In-game description

The Flash returns in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky. The Flash gives a +3 boost in electro protecton, while giving a low +1 in radiation. This means that one could easily combine more than one and counter their radiation effect with a single radiation-absorbing artefact, allowing the player to withstand more electrical shocks.

The Flash is a semi-common sight in electro anomalies.

Call of PripyatEdit


This electrostatic artifact is a powerful absorbent of electricity, which it later discharges. Flash is capable of protecting its bearer from electric shocks of up to 5,000 volts. Emits radiation.
- In-game description

The Flash returns in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat. It gives the player a heavy +6 in electro protection, in exchange of a low +2 in radiation. The player could effectively combine two Flash artifacts and a Bubble artifact to gain a heavy +12 in electro protection, making the player a lot more resistant to electro anomalies.

The player can easily find this artifact in the Iron Forest anomaly in Zaton.

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