General Characteristics
Parent Anomaly



0.50 kg

Shadow of Chernobyl
Impact SOC Protect Icon Imp


Best Price

5000 RU Sakharov


Having at least four equipped enables healing and suit repair in Whirligigs, Springboards and Vortexes.


The Spring is an artifact that can be found only in Shadow of Chernobyl.

Appearances Edit

Shadow of Chernobyl Edit

Description Edit

According to the opinion of some researchers-theorists, this artifact is a hybrid between Batteries and Shell.

Acquisition Edit

This artifact can been found in the open in four locations:

  • Inside a metal box inside a "scoop" accessible by climbing to the top of steps of the iron framework just north of the building containing the entrance to X18 in the Dark Valley.
  • Another one is at the top of the tower of the Bloodsucker Village in the Army Warehouses.
  • A third Spring lies a few meters south of the Battery pair in the Red Forest, is well camouflaged, and is available during two distinct periods: afternoons / early evenings and after midnight / small hours.
  • One may also be found in the room containing the Monolith "sculpture" in Pripyat – the latter seems to be a random spawn. (May also have periodicity?)

The artifact occurs in one stash:

One may be earned as a reward for completing an optional side mission:

You can also obtain this artifact from dead Duty and Freedom Experts in Pripyat, along with other rare and powerful artifacts, but this is very rare.

Notes Edit

The player can equip four or five of these artifacts so that falls, Springboards, Whirligigs, and Vortex anomalies will have a healing effect as well as repair the suit being worn.


The Spring can be sold for a disappointing 3250 Ru. Sakharov gives 5000 Ru.

Behind the Scenes Edit

This artifact is clearly a nod and homage to the 'empties' as described in the novella which inspired the S.T.A.L.K.E.R series, 'Roadside Picnic'. They're described as follows:

  • "They're just two copper disks the size of a saucer, about a quarter inch thick, with a space of a foot and a half between them. There's nothing else. I mean absolutely nothing, just empty space. You can stick your hand in them, or even your head, if you're so knocked out by the whole thing – just emptiness and more emptiness, thin air. And for all that, of course ,there is some force between them, as I understand it, because you can't press them together, and no one's been able to pull them apart, either."

Gallery Edit

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