It is not possible to get Maven artifacts from a Maven release build using Maven Deployment Linker because only choices are to scan linked artifacts in last / last stable / last successfull and similar builds defined by built-in permalinks. Maven release plugin creates another type of permalink that is not supported.
I'd like to use it in a downstream build that will get (possibly manually tested) artifacts from release build and deploy them or do some other action related to deployment pipeline. Meanwhile there can be many snapshot builds executed in the upstream build (including one spawned by SCM notification after changeset caused by version update).
Cf. Copy artifact plugin that allows to select this type (but it is not very helpfull because the only artifact linked by Maven release build is master pom).