The Distorting Artifact is a utility item used to save the player from falling into the void. When the player falls into the void with the item in their hotbar, they will be teleported to y = 257.
|Distorting Artifact||Void Scales + Bloodstone + Eye of Ender|
If the player goes below y = -3 with a Distorting Artifact in their hotbar, they will be saved by being teleported to y = 257 at identical x and z coordinates. This can easily be very helpful in void dimensions such as the Haven or Celeve where the player would otherwise die if they fell into the void. Each teleportation costs a single durability point.
The Distorting Artifact also nullifies the fall damage the player would receive upon falling in this way. It does this by resetting distance fallen to -255 blocks, so that the player must fall another 255 blocks before fall damage accumulates as normal.