Pontifex shadow ring

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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 the northern portion of the Senntisten cathedral.

The ring's exact effects on chronicle fragments, and time sprites are currently unknown.

Rockertunities cooldown variation of 24-36 seconds decreases to a variation between 24-31.2 seconds. The upcoming rockertunity cooldown variation is updated the moment the player equips the pontifex shadow ring and mines one xp drop from a core rock, including if that rock had rockertunity active. Afterwards, the pontifex shadow ring can be unequipped until the upcoming rockertunity is mined. This means players can swap between Ring of Whispers and the pontifex shadow ring during rockertunity cooldowns to further increase xp.

The ring can be imbued with the secrets learnt in Erebus following the Extinction quest, turning it into the Enriched pontifex shadow ring.

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

The ring can be upgraded by using resonant anima of the Elder Gods, obtained from the bosses, Slayer creatures, or skilling in the Elder God Wars Dungeon. Upgrade by clicking on the anima to select the default option Charge. The anima that they drop is untradeable until the ring has been upgraded with 1,000 of the corresponding resonant anima. The upgrades are permanent and once upgraded, it's not possible to use a ring of lower tier.

Pontifex shadow ring general upgrades
Ring tier Required Trove tier Max troves per hour Additional effects
Regular Enriched
2 or lower Azzanadra's Quest completion and either
  • No anima used for ring upgrades
  • Ring upgraded with anima but not overcharged or worn
1 5 5 N/A
3 1,000 anima of one type 2 5 7 N/A
4 1,000 anima of another type 2 8 10 N/A
5 1,000 anima of a third type 3 5 7 N/A
6 1,000 anima of the last type 3 8 10
Overcharge 5,000 more anima of each type (for 6,000 of each kind total) 3 8 10
  • Inherits all of the tier 6 ring's upgrades without the need to be worn.
  • Enriched only: No longer needs to be worn to receive the 2% drop rate buff to unique drops from the bosses in the Elder God Wars Dungeon.
Pontifex shadow ring front specific upgrades
Required Cost Effect
1,000 Resonant anima of Jas.png: RS3 Inventory image of Resonant anima of JasResonant anima of Jas[v 1] 69,000 Kerapac, the bound will no longer be able to stun you under the impact of his Jumping Slam ability.
1,000 Resonant anima of Wen.png: RS3 Inventory image of Resonant anima of WenResonant anima of Wen[v 1] 6,000 Your protection prayers and deflect curses are 10% stronger against the Arch-Glacor's basic attacks (60% total reduction).
1,000 Resonant anima of Bik.png: RS3 Inventory image of Resonant anima of BikResonant anima of Bik[v 1] 6,000 Stat drains within the Croesus encounter are reduced by 25%.
1,000 Resonant anima of Ful.png: RS3 Inventory image of Resonant anima of FulResonant anima of Ful[v 1] 77,000 Incoming damage from geysers in the TzKal-Zuk encounter is reduced by 25%.
Total cost 158,000 (Total cost if using only tradeable resonant anima)
  1. ^ a b c d Can also be 1,000 of the tradeable variant of resonant anima, or a combination of both with a total of 1,000.

Overcharging[edit | edit source]

In order for the ring's effects to work as passive abilities, which are active even when players don't have the ring worn or in their inventory, the ring must be overcharged. Overcharging only grants the effects of the upgrades from charging the ring, not the base effects, such as the tier 2 luck, skilling effects, or +2 prayer bonus.

To obtain the overcharged ring:

  1. Acquire the base ring by completing the City of Senntisten quest and combine it with a dragonstone.
  2. Fully upgrade the ring with 1,000 of each anima using the "Charge" option, or bringing the anima to Wahisietel in the Cathedral in Senntisten. The anima can be the tradeable or untradeable versions, or any combination of the two that adds to 1,000.
  3. Bring 5,000 more of each anima to Wahisietel to overcharge the ring.

In the event a player has already overcharged the ring and is unaware of whether they did so or not, the player may inspect their achievements to verify the completion of The Elder Ring. If the achievement is completed, the player's ring is overcharged.

If the player uses only tradeable anima, the cost of overcharging is:

Items Cost
6,000 Resonant anima of Jas.png: RS3 Inventory image of Resonant anima of JasResonant anima of Jas 414,000
6,000 Resonant anima of Wen.png: RS3 Inventory image of Resonant anima of WenResonant anima of Wen 36,000
6,000 Resonant anima of Bik.png: RS3 Inventory image of Resonant anima of BikResonant anima of Bik 36,000
6,000 Resonant anima of Ful.png: RS3 Inventory image of Resonant anima of FulResonant anima of Ful 462,000
Total cost 1,106,000

Combat stats[edit | edit source]

Creation[edit | edit source]

Pontifex shadow ring.png Pontifex shadow ring
Archaeology-Hourglass.pngMake-X GE icon.png
2,193.3 XP-10 (6s) / 8 (4.8s) [r 1]-
Archaeology Archaeology level58
Quests Completed City of Senntisten
Archaeologist's workbench Must be performed at an archaeologist's workbench
P2P icon.png Members only
Pontifex observation ring.pngPontifex observation ring1N/A-
  1. ^ When wearing the master archaeologist's outfit.

Teleport[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • patch 3 May 2022 (Update):
    • Added the option to teleport to the surface entrance of Senntsiten on the Pontifex Shadow Ring, allowing faster access to the quest instance.
  • patch 25 April 2022 (Update):
    • The Pontifex Shadow Ring can be now imbued after finishing the Extinction quest.
  • hidden 25 April 2022 (Update):
    • The destroy text has been corrected from Azzanadra to Wahisietel.
  • patch 25 October 2021 (Update):
    • Fixed an issue with Shadow Pontifex ring passively working in Wen while it is stored in a Bank.
  • hidden 31 August 2021 (Update):
    • The pontifex shadow ring must now be worn for its effects to be active.
  • hidden 26 July 2021 (Update):
    • The Pontifex shadow ring's teleport option now teleports the player into Senntisten cathedral, rather than outside the Senntisten entrance.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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.