Has anyone figured out what (if anything) the pendant used for?

#1 Posted by Quebec_Classique (20 posts) -

Other than trading to Snuggly for a Souvenir of Reprisal of course.

The PC version has been out for more than a week, surely some internet hacker gangs have figured it out by now?

#2 Posted by Spoonman671 (4711 posts) -

Fuck the pendant.

#3 Posted by Demoskinos (15034 posts) -

Is it a new item or something? Anyways, my suggestion would be to look at the wiki.

#4 Edited by Make_Me_Mad (3108 posts) -

Normal Pendant doesn't seem to do jack, still. Broken Pendant is your key to the new content added in the Prepare to Die edition, and the Silver Pendant is used to deflect abyssal magic and keep you alive through the final boss fight in the new areas.

#5 Posted by gla55jAw (2693 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

Is it a new item or something? Anyways, my suggestion would be to look at the wiki.

No one knows what it's "real" purpose is for.

#6 Posted by connerthekewlkid (1844 posts) -

still nothing but there is a theroy about one of the NPCs being your sister and stuff because she can drop a pendant and you being the son of the pgymy

#7 Edited by Twiggy199 (500 posts) -

@Quebec_Classique: You can use it to trade it with snuggly, he'll give you the souvenir of reprisal, which is used for the blade of the darkmoon covenant stat.

#8 Posted by Quebec_Classique (20 posts) -

@Twiggy199:

@Quebec_Classique said:

Other than trading to Snuggly for a Souvenir of Reprisal of course.

The PC version has been out for more than a week, surely some internet hacker gangs have figured it out by now?

#9 Posted by mosespippy (4305 posts) -

According to a recent interview, it is a prank item which is pretty good considering people were trying NG+7 no death characters to try to figure out what it does.

#10 Posted by mason (264 posts) -

Yup. That seems to be the official word. The pendant isn't for squat except adding an air of mystery and fostering community discussion. I guess it also adds a bit to the lore, in a non-specific way (which is also kind of the point of the Old Witch's ring... back story).

It's funny. When I think back to playing the first time, I agonized over which gift to choose (ended up being pendant). But in the end, none of the gifts actually matter anyway. Even the master key I don't find useful. Not unless I intend to corpse-run for specific items early. Most of the time I never end up using it.

#11 Posted by mosespippy (4305 posts) -

@mason: The master key's usefulness is in allowing you to skip Blighttown.

#12 Posted by mason (264 posts) -

@mosespippy: Well sure, I guess, if you're into that kind of thing.

You can also skip Blighttown without the keys, by going through Darkroot > Valley of Drakes. It's just longer & trickier.

Maybe I'm a masochist, but I actually like Blighttown, a lot. So I rarely end up completely skipping it. I have used the keys to get the red tearstone ring, channeler's set, firekeepers soul, or havel's ring early, but if my build has no need for them, I end up not choosing the keys.

If anything, I've come to prefer black firebombs as a gift. It comes in handy for when you're intentionally staying low level and have puny damage output.

#13 Edited by phrosnite (3518 posts) -

It has been confirmed in an interview by the lead game creator that the pendant doesn't do shit. I can't believe that he told people to take the pendant or nothing when the game first came out. What a f-ing troll.

master key ftw.

@mason: Blighttown is not as bad as people make it to be. Tomb of Giants is the worst place in DS. I never go there without the Lordvessal.

#14 Posted by mason (264 posts) -

@phrosnite: The tomb is pretty special alright. That, and Ash Lake are two places that are a pain in the butt to leave if you don't yet have the lordvessel.

I actually really like the layout of Catacombs+Tomb of the Giants. There are so many shortcuts and roundabout paths, if you know where to fall. Too bad it takes several playthroughs to make sense of the giants part. Even with the sunlight maggot / light spell you can't see far enough to get a sense of how everything connects together. I suppose that's the point.

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