How to Create the Pristine Key for Pristine Key, Part 1 in Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Synthesizing the Pristine Key | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Synthesizing the Pristine Key

In order to make the Pristine Key, you will only need an Amatite Ore.

There are no major requirements for this synthesis, which is pretty straightforward.

The Amatite Ore is a very common ingredient. If you still need a refresher, you can obtain the Amatite Ore from these rocks with dark ores on them.

Collecting Amatite Ores near the Flower Ring | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Collecting Amatite Ores near the Flower Ring

These rocks can be easily found on the path leading to the Flower Ring in Pixie Forest.

You will automatically learn the Pristine Key recipe once you enter the Atelier.

Learning the recipe for the Pristine Key | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Learning the recipe for the Pristine Key

Synthesizing the Pristine Key

After obtaining the ingredients, return to the Atelier and select the Pristine Key recipe.

You will only need two ingredients for this synthesis.

Add an Amatite Ore to the Effect 1 loop.

Inserting an Amatite Ore to the Effect 1 loop | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key

Insert a Magical-category ingredient in the Effect 2 loop.

Adding a Magical-category ingredient in the Effect 2 loop | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key

After filling both core loops, you can synthesize the recipe.

Synthesize the recipe | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key

Once you complete the synthesis, a sequence of cutscenes will play.

Complete the synthesis, a sequence of cutscenes will play | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key

After the cutscenes end, exit the Atelier. Walk across the wooden bridge, then follow the trail heading west.

Follow the trail heading west |  Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key

At the end of the trail, you will arrive at the Large Crystal Light Landmark.

Interact with the Landmark and use one of your Pristine Keys.

Using the Large Crystal Light Landmark to create a Secret Key | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Using the Large Crystal Light Landmark to create a Secret Key

You will then create a Firebird Key to advance the main story.

Creating the Firebird Key | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Creating the Firebird Key

Creating Secret Keys

Using a Pristine Key to create a Secret Key | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Using a Pristine Key to create a Secret Key

Pristine Keys essentially work the same way as Hollow Keys, but with a few differences. 

You can use both to create Secret Keys in battle from enemies, or in the open world from Landmarks.

Secret Keys can be used in multiple ways:

  • In battle to boost your skills or stats.
  • In the open world to access secret spots.
  • During a synthesis, in order to either boost a loop or unlock special effects.
  • As an equipment to boost a party member’s stats.

Different Secret Keys will have their own specific effects. Each enemy and each Landmark will produce a unique Secret Key.

The Firebird Key you just created, for example, can be used in a synthesis to reduce the item’s CC cost.

Using the Firebird Key during a synthesis will reduce the item’s CC cost | Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key
Using the Firebird Key during a synthesis will reduce the item’s CC cost

The Hollow Key is limited to five charges. You will use one charge whenever you create a new Secret Key. Once you return to the Atelier, all five charges will be automatically replenished.

On the negative side, a Secret Key created using the Hollow Key can only be used once.

There is no limit to how many Pristine Keys you can carry around. 

However, you will lose the Pristine Key permanently once you use it to create a Secret Key. In other words, you will need to synthesize additional Pristine Keys once you run out of them. Alternatively, you can use the Multiplicauldron and duplicate a Pristine Key.

On the positive side, the Pristine Key recipe has four extremely useful Effect loops:

  • The Effect 1 loops will add the “Increase of Uses +” effect. At the maximum level, these loops go up to +6. In other words, a Secret Key created from a Pristine Key can be used up to six times before disappearing.
  • The Effect 2 loops will add the “Key Creation Success Up” effect. At the maximum level, these loops go up to XXL. This effect will increase your chances of successfully creating a Secret Key, especially during battles.
  • The Effect 3 loops will add the “Effect Random Enhancement” effect. At the maximum level, these loops go up to L. As the name suggests, it will randomly boost one of the Secret Key’s effects.
  • The Effect 4 loop will add the “Key Rarity Up” effect. At the maximum level, this loop will boost the Secret Key’s rarity up to SR. Rare (R) and Super Rare (SR) keys can unlock unique recipes.

Overall, because of its additional effects, Pristine Keys are far better than the Hollow Key.