They discover groupings of fabrials, which they name Altering fabrials, Pairing fabrials, and Warning fabrials. Altering and Pairing fabrials are areas of great interest to artifabrians and are the subject of much research and theorizing.
During the War of Reckoning several major breakthroughs have been accomplished by artifabrians such as the Veden Half-shards. Artifabrians have spent centuries trying to recreate Shardplate, and half-shards are the closest they have come although they operate under a different design scheme.
- An artifabrian who designs a type of painrial.
- Navani Kholin
- A notable Alethi artifabrian who helps in the creation of many fabrials, including the Grandbow. She also helps refine the design of Longshadow's painrial.