Ashen Effigy is a Shield in Salt and Sanctuary.
An immense shield of carved granite smuggled from the forbidden Jinderen Archipelago by an unscrupulous merchant. Apparently once part of a much larger mural, its chiseled surface bears a low relief of interlocking bones surrounding a chilling effigy of Death. Owing to several terrifying and inexplicably widespread rumors, few outsiders venture to Jinderen and little is known of its inhabitants even today; the fool who courted their ire to pillage this demonic artifact was surely more driven by greed than common sense.
Notes and Tips:
- If blocking with this shield, while an enemy attacks you with a physical attack, the enemy will take some damage as a result. This, combined with it's low stamina cost for blocking and when upgraded a couple times, grants full immunity to strike and slash, you could keep blocking and the enemy would eventually kill himself. This includes bosses. This does not work with enemies that use fire, lighting, poison, arcane, or holy damage attacks.
Location/Where to Find
- In the Ziggurat of Dust left of the Sanctuary. Run past the Bound Arrox and the group of Lietchs. Will be in a sack on the ground right before an exit.
Ashen Effigy Upgrade Table
|Strike Def||Slash Def||Fire Def||Lit Def||Poison Def||Holy Def||Arc Def||Material|
|I||100||100||Lock of Hair x1|
|II||100||100||Lock of Hair x2|
|III||100||100||A Soldier's Poem x1|
|IV||90.5||99.8||98.8||90.5||83.2||82.2||100||100||A Soldier's Poem x2|
|V||91.4||100||99.8||91.4||84.0||83.0||100||100||A Lord's Orders x1|
|VI||92.3||100||100||92.3||84.9||83.8||100||100||A Lord's Orders x2|
|VII||93.2||100||100||93.2||85.7||84.6||100||100||A King's Orders x1|