A pontifex shadow ring is an item which can be restored after completing the City of Senntisten quest by combining a pontifex observation ring (unlocked after Azzanadra's Quest) with a dragonstone at an archaeologist's workbench. The option to restore the ring appears under the Miscellaneous tab on the workbench.
Upon choosing to investigate the pontifex shadow ring, the following properties are shown. With the exception of the teleport, these effects are provided only with the ring equipped:
The teleport option takes the player to northern portion of the Senntisten cathedral.
The ring can be upgraded by using resonant anima of the Elder Gods, obtained from defeating their respective "generals". The anima that they drop is untradeable until the ring has been upgraded. Each upgrade costs 1,000 anima of that god.
Adding 1,000 of any anima will allow the player to obtain tier 2 troves from the "generals" as long as the ring is worn prior to their defeat, which occurs once every 12 minutes
Adding 1,000 anima from 2 different elder gods allows the player to obtain troves 25% faster, from 12 minutes to 9 minutes.
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- 31 August 2021 (Update):
- The pontifex shadow ring must now be worn for its effects to be active.
- 26 July 2021 (Update):
- The Pontifex shadow ring's teleport option now teleports the player into Senntisten cathedral, rather than outside the Senntisten entrance.
- Prior to the release of the first front, the Nodon Front of the Elder God Wars Dungeon, the ring's teleport would take the player to outside the ancient doors to Senntisten. This would lead to a humorous exchange between Intern Jimmy and the player, where he explained that the wards gathered during the quest blocked the teleport, and that it would take "a few weeks" to allow the ring to teleport into the cathedral instead.