Pontifex shadow ring

From the RuneScape Wiki, the wiki for all things RuneScape
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Headless arrow 5 detail.png
This article or section is incomplete and could do with improvement.
Reason: Needs information on the ring's effects on chronicle fragments, rockertunities, and time sprites.
You can discuss this issue on the talk page or edit this page to improve it.
Pontifex shadow ring
Pontifex shadow ring.png
Release21 June 2021 (Update)
Quest itemNo
DestroyYou can reclaim this from Wahisietel in Senntisten cathedral.
ExamineA modified pontifex observation ring.
Options [?]
BackpackWear, Teleport, Investigate, Use, Imbue, Destroy, Examine
EquippedRemove, Teleport, Examine
Value1 coin
AlchemyNot alchemisable
On deathAlways kept outside dangerous area
Weight0.001 kg
Advanced data
Item ID51678
LinksMRID • recipe
Pontifex shadow ring detail.png

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, under the Miscellaneous tab. When equipped, the following effects - with the exception of the teleport feature - are provided (viewable by right-clicking the item to Investigate):

  • Teleport: Senntisten Cathedral (north wing of the cathedral)
  • Luck: Tier 2 luck (improves rare drop chances)
  • Divination: +1% XP
  • Chronicle fragments: Increased spawn rate (exact rates and effects currently unknown)
  • Rockertunity: Increased spawn rate (exact rates and effects 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.
  • Time sprites: Increased active time at hotspots
  • Tier [number]: You may obtain Elder Troves (T[number]) from activities within Senntisten

Combat stats[edit | edit source]

NoneRing slot.pngDefence Armour0.0
Constitution Life points0
AutoAbilityPrayer Prayer2
Damage--Damage reduction
Accuracy-PvM: 0%PvP: 0%
Style-Style bonuses

Teleport[edit | edit source]

Upgrades and Overcharging[edit | edit source]

After the Extinction quest, the ring can be imbued (right-click on item to Imbue) to turn it into an enriched pontifex shadow ring.

The ring can be permanently upgraded to a max tier of 6 by charging it with resonant anima of the Elder Gods (left-click to Charge) that are obtainable through skill and kill activities within the Elder God Wars Dungeon. The anima that drops are untradeable until the ring has been charged with at least 1,000 of the corresponding anima.

After fully upgrading the ring (to tier 6), players can bring 5,000 more of each anima to Wahisietel in the Senntisten cathedral to overcharge the ring. Doing so renders most of the ring's effects - the exceptions being the ring's luck, skilling effects and prayer bonus (+2) - as passive (i.e., they remain active when unequipped or even when not in their inventory).

Players unaware of their ring's upgrade progress can inspect The Elder Ring achievement (under Exploration → Senntisten).

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 two types 2 8 10 N/A
5 1,000 anima of three types 3 5 7 N/A
6 1,000 anima of four types 3 8 10
  • Elder Troves (T3) now have a chance to contain Fragments of Pernix's quiver. These are received in place of other potential loot.
  • Senntisten: +2% XP to all activities.
Overcharge 5,000 more anima of each type (for 6,000 of each kind total) 3 8 10
Pontifex shadow ring front specific upgrades
Required[n 1] Cost[n 2] Effect
1,000 × Resonant anima of Jas.png: RS3 Inventory image of Resonant anima of JasResonant anima of Jas (tradeable) 92,000 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 (tradeable) 3,000 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 (tradeable) 2,000 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 (tradeable) 1,000 Incoming damage from geysers in the TzKal-Zuk encounter is reduced by 25%.
Total cost 98,000 N/A
5,000 of each resonant anima 490,000 Overcharge: Ring no longer needs to be worn to receive majority of benefits.
Overcharged total cost 588,000 N/A
  1. ^ Can be 1,000 of either the tradeable or untradeable variants of resonant anima, or a combination of both totaling to 1,000.
  2. ^ If using only tradeable anima.

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 552,000
6,000 Resonant anima of Wen.png: RS3 Inventory image of Resonant anima of WenResonant anima of Wen 18,000
6,000 Resonant anima of Bik.png: RS3 Inventory image of Resonant anima of BikResonant anima of Bik 12,000
6,000 Resonant anima of Ful.png: RS3 Inventory image of Resonant anima of FulResonant anima of Ful 6,000
Total cost 1,176,000

Creation[edit | edit source]

P2P icon.png MembersYes
Make-X hourglass icon.png Ticks10 (6s) / 8 (4.8s) [r 1]
World Map icon.png FacilityArchaeologist's workbench map icon.png Archaeologist's workbench
Archaeology Archaeology58 ?2,193.3
Other requirements
Quests Completed City of Senntisten
Pontifex observation ring.pngPontifex observation ring1N/A
Total cost4,010
Pontifex shadow ring.pngPontifex shadow ring1N/A
  1. ^ When wearing the master archaeologist's outfit.

Products[edit | edit source]

This is an auto-generated list (update now), and shows the first 100 items alphabetically. For all items, click here.

Achievements[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 25 July 2022 (Update):
    • All variant Pontifex Rings can now be used to pass the Pontifex barriers.
  • patch 3 May 2022 (Update):
    • Added the option to teleport to the surface entrance of Senntisten 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.