Magic Rings

Rings bestow magical powers upon their wearers. Only a rare few have charges. Anyone can use a ring.

A character can only effectively wear two magic rings. A third magic ring doesn't work if the wearer is already wearing two magic rings.

Physical Description: Rings have no appreciable weight. Although there are exceptions crafted from glass or bone, the vast majority of rings are forged from metal - usually precious metals such as gold, silver, and platinum. A ring has an AC of 13, 2 hit points, a hardness of 10, and a break DC of 25.

Activation: Usually, a ring's ability is activated by a command word (a standard action that does not provoke attacks of opportunity) or it works continually. Some rings have exceptional activation methods, according to their descriptions.

Random Generation: see To generate rings randomly.

Ring Descriptions

Rings are some of the most coveted and generally useful magic items. Small and easily assayed; minor magic rings are often used as a form of trade currency in some portions of the Underdark. Standard rings are described below. Remember, the more expensive and more powerful a ring is, the rarer is it.

Alignment Command

Similar in some ways to the mighty rings of elemental command, the four varieties of rings of alignment command grant the wearer great power over outsiders of a certain alignment. Each appears to be a lesser magic ring until its powers are fully activated, as described in its entry. The four varieties have the following common properties.
Outsiders with the alignment subtype (Chaotic, Evil, Good, or Lawful) to which the ring is attuned cannot attack the wearer, or even approach within 5 feet of her. If the wearer desires, she may forego this protection and instead attempt to charm the outsider (as charm monster, Will save DC 17). If the charm attempt fails, however, absolute protection is lost and no further attempts at charming can be made.
Outsiders with the alignment subtype to which the ring is attuned who attack the wearer (if a charm attempt fails) take a -1 penalty on their attack rolls. The ring wearer gains a +2 resistance bonus on saving throws against the creature's attacks. She also gains a +4 morale bonus on all attacks against such creatures. Any weapon she uses bypasses the damage reduction of such creatures, regardless of whether it has a sufficient enhancement bonus to do so.
The wearer of the ring is able to converse with creatures with the alignment subtype to which her ring is attuned. These creatures recognize that she wears the ring. They show a healthy respect for the wearer if alignments are similar. If alignments are opposed, creatures fear the wearer if she is strong. If she is weak, they hate and desire to slay her. Fear, hatred, and respect are determined by the DM.
The possessor of a ring of alignment command takes a saving throw penalty as follows:

AlignmentSaving Throw Penalty
Chaotic-2 against lawful spells
Evil-2 against good spells
Good-2 against evil spells
Lawful-2 against chaotic spells

In addition to the powers described above, each specific ring gives its wearer the following abilities according to its alignment.

Caster Level: 15th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, planar ally, all appropriate spells; Market Price: 200,000 gp.
Source: Arms and Equipment Guide

Animal Friendship

On command, this ring affects an animal as if the wearer had cast charm animal.
Faint enchantment; CL 3rd; Forge Ring, charm animal; Price 10,800 gp
Source: Dungeon Master's Guide v.3.5

Antivenom

This ring renders the wearer immune to all natural poisons and grants her a +5 resistance bonus on saving throws against any magic or supernatural poison. The ring must be worn for a full week before it begins to work. If it is removed, the owner must wear it for another week before it will function again.
Moderate conjuration; CL 7th; Forge Ring, neutralize poison; Price 60,000 gp.
Source: Underdark

Antivenom, Frugal

Once per day, the wearer of this ring can speak a command word to activate a neutralize poison effect upon herself.
Moderate conjuration; CL 7th; Forge Ring, neutralize poison; Price 10,000 gp.

Arcane Might

Usually made of bronze, a ring of arcane might is forged in the shape of a serpent devouring its own tail. When worn by any arcane spellcaster, the ring provides a +1 bonus to arcane caster level for the purpose of spell penetration checks, caster level checks, and all level-based variables of any arcane spell the wearer casts.
Moderate abjuration; CL 8th; Forge Ring, limited wish, magic weapon, greater; Price 20,000 gp.
Source: Complete Arcane

Blazing Sun

This ring is made of polished fire opal and is always very warm to the touch, as though it has been lying in the sun for several hours. The wearer gains the fire subtype while wearing the ring.
Strong transmutation; CL 15th; Forge Ring, mantle of the fiery spirit; Price 135,000 gp.
Source: Sandstorm

Blinking

On command, this ring makes the wearer blink, as with the blink spell.
CL 7th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, blink; Market Price: 27,000 gp.
Source: Dungeon Master's Guide v.3.5

Chameleon Power

As a free action, the wearer of this ring can gain the ability to magically blend in with the surroundings. This adds a +15 bonus to her Hide checks. As a standard action, she can also command the ring to utilize the spell change self as often as she wants.
CL 3rd; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, alter self, invisibility; Market Price: 12,000 gp.
Source: Dungeon Master's Guide v.3.5

Climbing

This ring is actually a magic leather cord that ties around a finger. It continually grants the wearer a +5 competence bonus to Climb checks.
CL 5th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, creator must have 5 ranks of the Climb skill; Market Price: 2,500 gp.
Source: Dungeon Master's Guide v.3.5

Climbing, Improved

This ring is actually a magic leather cord that ties around a finger. It continually grants the wearer a +10 competence bonus to Climb checks.
CL 5th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, creator must have 10 ranks of the Climb skill; Market Price: 10,000 gp.
Source: Dungeon Master's Guide v.3.5

Communication

Each of these silver rings is inscribed with the Draconic word for friendship. While a ring of communication is worn, the wearer can clearly hear anything said (even if whispered quietly) by anyone else within 1 mile who is wearing another ring of communication to whom the wearer is attuned. To become attuned, two or more ring of communication wearers need to touch their rings together and speak the command word. Any number of ring wearers can become attuned to one another, so long as they are all attuned together at the same time.
The wearer remains attuned until he removes the ring (or until all other wearers to which he is attuned remove theirs) or attunes himself to a different ring wearer.
Faint divination; CL 5th; Forge Ring, detect thoughts; Price 2,000 gp.

Counterspelling, Greater

This seems to be a ring of spell storing upon first examination. However, while it allows a single spell of 1st through 9th level to be cast into it, that spell cannot be cast out of it again. Instead, should that spell ever be cast upon the wearer, or within 90 feet of the wearer (if the wearer retains line of sight to the caster), the spell is immediately countered, as a counterspell action, requiring no action (or even knowledge) on the wearer's part. Once so used, the spell cast into the ring is gone. A new spell (or the same one as before) may be placed in it again.
Caster Level: 18th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, spell turning, wish; Market Price: 16,000 gp.
Source: Arms and Equipment Guide

Counterspells

This ring might seem to be a ring of spell storing upon first examination. However, while it allows a single spell of 1st through 6th level to be cast into it, that spell cannot be cast out of it again. Instead, should that spell ever be cast upon the wearer, the spell is immediately countered, as a counterspell action, requiring no action (or even knowledge) on the wearer's part. Once so used, the spell cast within the ring is gone. A new spell (or the same one as before) may be placed in it again.
CL 11th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, spell turning; Market Price: 4,000 gp.
Source: Dungeon Master's Guide v.3.5

Detect Thoughts

On command, this ring allows the wearer to read thoughts, as though with the detect thoughts spell.
Faint divination; CL 3rd; Forge Ring, detect thoughts; Price 10,800 gp.
Source: Underdark

Djinni Calling

One of the many rings of fable, this "genie" ring is most useful indeed. It serves as a special gate by means of which a specific djinni can be called from the Elemental Plane of Air. When the ring is rubbed, the call goes out, and the djinni appears on the next round. The djinni faithfully obeys and serves the wearer of the ring, but never for more than 1 hour per day. If the djinni of the ring is ever killed, the ring becomes nonmagical and worthless. See the Monster Manual for details of a djinni's abilities.
CL 17th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, gate; Market Price: 125,000 gp.
Source: Dungeon Master's Guide v.3.5

Dragonshape

This ring is shaped like a hollowed dragon's claw. It is slipped over the length of the wearer's finger, but doesn't restrict manual dexterity in any way Once per day, the wearer can activate the ring (as a standard action) to polymorph into a young red dragon (if the wearer is evil) or a young gold dragon (if the wearer is good). This effect functions as the polymorph spell, except that the duration is 1 hour. The effect can be dismissed by the wearer as a standard action.
Moderate transmutation; CL 7th; Forge Ring, polymorph; Price: 23,000 gp.
Source: Draconomicon

Dragon Friendship

This ring is carved to look like a dragon coiled around the wearer's finger. The wearer gains a +5 enhancement bonus on Diplomacy checks made to influence the attitude of dragons. No dragon will voluntarily attack or otherwise attempt to harm the wearer.
Once per month, the wearer can use a suggestion effect on a dragon (heightened to 9th level; Will DC 23 negates). If the wearer attacks a dragon in any way (including by the use of the ring's suggestion power), this ring loses its powers for 24 hours. The suggestion effect can continue after the ring stops working.)
Strong enchantment; CL 17th; Forge Ring, Heighten Spell, dominate monster, suggestion; Price: 28,750 gp.
Source: Draconomicon

Elemental Command

All four types of elemental command rings are very powerful. Each appears to he nothing more than a lesser magic ring until fully activated (see below), but each has certain other powers as well as the following common properties:

In addition to the powers described above, each specific ring gives its wearer the following abilities according to its type:

CL 15th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, summon monster VI, all appropriate spells; Market Price: 200,000 gp.
Source: Dungeon Master's Guide v.3.5

Elemental Resistance, Major

This reddish iron ring continually protects the wearer from even greater damage from one type of energy - fire, cold, electricity, acid, or sonic. When the wearer would normally take such damage, subtract 30 points of damage per round from the amount before applying. This amount is enough to survive even on the Elemental Plane corresponding to the energy type (if applicable), but it still won't completely absorb the breath of a nasty dragon or completely negate a powerful fireball.
CL 7th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, protection from elements; Market Price: 24,000 gp.
Source: Dungeon Master's Guide v.3.0

Elemental Resistance, Minor

This reddish iron ring continually protects the wearer from damage from one type of energy - fire, cold, electricity, acid, or sonic. When the wearer would normally take such damage, subtract 15 points of damage per round from the total to account for the ring's effect.
CL 5th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, protection from elements; Market Price: 16,000 gp.
Source: Dungeon Master's Guide v.3.0

Enslavement rings

These sinister rings are always created in sees of six: one master ring and five servant rings.
Master Ring: The wearer can use detect thoughts at will against anyone wearing a servant ring created in conjunction with that master ring.
Servant Ring: This ring is considered a cursed item and cannot be removed except by a remove curse spell. It functions exactly like an amulet of inescapable location, with the following additional properties. While wearing this ring, the wearer is not permitted a saving throw against the detect thoughts ability of the master ring. When donned, and each tenday thereafter, the ring exerts a dominate person effect upon the wearer, granting control to the wearer of the master ring. The dominate person effect ends if the ring is removed.
Moderate enchantment; CL 10th; Forge Ring, bestow curse, detect thoughts, dominate person; Price 120,000 gp (master ring and five servant rings).
Source: Underdark

Evasion

This ring continually grants the wearer extreme nimbleness, allowing her to avoid damage as if she had the evasion ability. Whenever she makes a Reflex saving throw to determine whether she takes half damage from an attack, a successful save results in no damage.
CL 7th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, jump; Market Price: 25,000 gp.
Source: Dungeon Master's Guide v.3.5

Feather Falling

This ring is crafted with a feather pattern all around its edge. It acts exactly like a feather fall spell, activated immediately if the wearer falls more than 3 feet.
CL 1st; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, feather fall; Market Price: 2,200 gp.
Source: Dungeon Master's Guide v.3.5

Filcher's Friend

When used, this plain steel ring draws any loose metal object within 1 foot and weighing no more 1 ounce - usually coins and jewelry - toward it. The objects do not have to be ferrous, simply metal in some way. The ring grants a +5 circumstance bonus on Sleight of Hand checks involving metal objects.
Caster Level: 12th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, mage hand; Market Price: 500 gp.
Source: Arms and Equipment Guide

Force Armor

This pair of black iron rings must be worn as a set, one on either hand with no other magic ring, to function. They sheathe their wearer in a field of magical force, granting a +4 armor bonus to AC (as the mage armor spell). This sheath is harmful to the touch: Any creature whose bare flesh contacts the wearer takes 1d4 points of damage. The wearers unarmed strikes gain a +1 enhancement bonus on attacks and deal an additional 1d4 points of damage.
Caster Level: 9th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, mage armor, magic weapon, wall of force; Market Price: 45,000 gp.
Source: Arms and Equipment Guide

Force Shield

An iron band, this simple ring generates a large shield-sized (and shield-shaped) wall of force that stays with the ring and can be wielded by the wearer as if it were a normal shield (+2 AC). This special creation, since it can be activated and deactivated at will (a free action), has no armor check penalty or arcane spell failure chance.
CL 9th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, wall of force; Market Price: 8,500 gp.
Source: Dungeon Master's Guide v.3.5

Freedom of Movement

This gold ring allows the wearer to act as if continually under the effect of a freedom of movement spell.
CL 7th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, freedom of movement; Market Price: 40,000 gp.
Source: Dungeon Master's Guide v.3.5

Friend Shield

These curious rings always comes in pairs. A friend shield ring without its mate is useless. Either wearer of one of a pair of the rings can, at any time, command his or her ring to cast a shield other spell with the wearer of the mated ring as the recipient. There is no range limitation on this effect.
CL 10th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, shield other; Market Price: 50,000 gp (for a pair).
Source: Dungeon Master's Guide v.3.5

Hive Mind

These rings are formed of a brownish-red substance like horn or chitin, resembling the carapace of a formian. A single ring of hive mind provides no benefit to its wearer unless another character with another ring of the same kind is within 1 mile. All characters wearing rings of hive mind within 1 mile of one another can communicate telepathically among themselves, and their minds mesh in a close joining. If one such character is aware of a particular danger, they all are. If one character in a group is not flat-footed, none of them are. No such character in a group is considered flanked unless all of them are.
Caster Level: 17th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, Rary's telepathic bond, wish; Market Price: 180,000 gp.
Source: Arms and Equipment Guide

Invisibility

By activating this simple silver ring, the wearer can become invisible, as the spell.
CL 3rd; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, invisibility; Market Price: 20,000 gp.
Source: Dungeon Master's Guide v.3.5

Jumping

This ring continually allows the wearer to leap about providing a +5 competence bonus to all his Jump checks.
CL 2nd; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, creator must have 5 ranks in the Jump skill; Market Price: 2,500 gp.
Source: Dungeon Master's Guide v.3.5

Jumping, Improved

This ring continually allows the wearer to leap about providing a +10 bonus to all his Jump checks.
CL 7th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, creator must have 10 ranks in the Jump skill; Market Price: 10,000 gp.
Source: Dungeon Master's Guide v.3.5

Lockpicking

This ring is made up of tiny prongs, wires, and other small devices that spring to life on command. The ring grants a +5 competence bonus on Open Lock checks and can cast knock three times a day, as the spell from a 12th-level caster.
Caster Level: 12th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, knock; Market Price: 7,700 gp.
Source: Arms and Equipment Guide

Lore

A creature wearing a lore ring can use legend lore and stone tell each once per week by speaking a command word, and can find magic traps created by glyphs, runes, sigils, and symbols with a successful Search check, just as a rogue does.
Strong divination; CL 12th; Forge Ring, find traps, legend lore, stone tell; Price 23,250 gp.
Source: Complete Arcane

Magic Fang

While worn, this ring grants one (and only one) of the wearer's natural weapons (bite, slam, fist, and so on) a +1 enhancement bonus on attack and damage rolls.
Caster Level: 12th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, magic fang; Market Price: 6,000 gp.
Source: Arms and Equipment Guide

Mind Shielding

This ring is usually of fine workmanship and wrought from heavy gold. The wearer is continually immune to detect thoughts, discern lies, and any attempt to magically discern her alignment.
CL 3rd; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, nondetection; Market Price: 8,000 gp.
Source: Dungeon Master's Guide v.3.5

Misdirection

This plain silver band is nondescript and unadorned. The wearer is under a continuous misdirection effect, redirecting divination spells that reveal auras cast upon him. Such spells automatically target their caster rather than the ring's wearer.
Caster Level: 3rd, Prerequisites: Forge Ring, misdirection; Market Price: 7,000 gp.
Source: Arms and Equipment Guide

Protection

This ring offers continual magical protection in the form of a deflection bonus of +1 to +5 to AC.
CL 5th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, shield of faith, caster must be of a level three times that of the bonus of the ring; Market Price: 2,000 gp (ring +1); 8,000 gp (ring +2); 18,000 gp (ring +3); 32,000 gp (ring +4); or 50,000 gp (ring +5).
Source: Dungeon Master's Guide v.3.5

Ram

The ring of the ram is an ornate ring forged of hard metal, usually iron or an iron alloy. It has the head of a ram (or a buck goat) as its device.
The wearer can command the ring to give forth a ramlike force, manifested by a vaguely discernible shape that resembles the head of a ram or a goat. This force strikes a single target, dealing 1d6 points of damage if 1 charge is expended, 2d6 points if 2 charges are used, or 3d6 points if 3 charges (the maximum) are used. Treat this as a ranged attack with a 50-foot maximum range and no penalties for distance. The ring is quite useful for knocking opponents off parapets or ledges, among other things.
The force of the blow is considerable, and those struck by the ring are subject to a bull rush if within 30 feet of the ring-wearer. (The ram has Strength 25 and is large.) The ram gains a +1 bonus to the bull rush attempt if 2 charges are expended, or +2 if 3 charges are expended.
In addition to its attack mode, the ring of the ram also has the power to open doors as if it were a character with Strength 25. If 2 charges are expended, the effect is equivalent to a character with Strength 27. If 3 charges are expended, the effect is that of a character with Strength 29.
A newly created ring has 50 charges. When all the charges are expended, the ring becomes a nonmagical item.
CL 9th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, bull's strength, telekinesis; Market Price: 8,600 gp.
Source: Dungeon Master's Guide v.3.5

Regeneration

This white gold ring continually allows a living wearer to heal 1 point of damage per level every hour rather than every day (This ability cannot be aided by the Heal skill.) Subdual damage heals at a rate of 1 point of damage per level every 5 minutes. If the wearer loses a limb, an organ, or any other body part while wearing this ring, the ring regenerates it like the spell. In either case, only damage taken while wearing the ring is regenerated.
CL 15th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, regenerate; Market Price: 90,000 gp.
Source: Dungeon Master's Guide v.3.5

Ring of Death Ward

This ring continuously grants its wearer the protection of the death ward spell.
Moderate abjuration; CL 7th; Forge Ring, death ward; Price 60,000 gp; Weight -.
Source: Dragon #342

Ring of Draconic Zeal

A dragon can lash out at more than one enemy with its claws, teeth, wings, and tail. A lesser ring of draconic zeal grants its wearer a similar ability to attack multiple foes.
A lesser ring of draconic zeal is made of ivory carved to resemble hundreds of interlocking dragon scales. When the ring's power is activated, it emits a roar like that of a fearsome dragon. Once per day, the wearer can invoke the power of the ring (a swift action). Immediately after activating the ring, the wearer can make one melee attack using his highest base attack bonus against each of three different enemies within reach (a full-round action). This effect applies only during the round in which the ring is activated, If the wearer activates the ring but can't take a full-round action during that round, the effect is wasted.
Faint transmutation; CL 10th.
Variant: A greater ring of draconic zeal functions as a lesser ring, except that it allows the wearer to attack up to six adjacent enemies within reach.
Forge Ring, haste, 1,000 gp (or 3,000 gp for greater ring), 80 XP (or 240 XP for greater ring), 2 days (or 6 days for greater ring); Weight: -; Price: 2,000 gp (lesser) or 6,000 gp (greater).

Ring of Earth's Grasp

This ring enhances the wearer's grip with each hand. The wearer gains a +4 bonus on Climb checks, grapple checks, checks to resist being disarmed, and any other Strength-based checks for which grip is a factor.
Moderate transmutation; CL 10th; Craft Wondrous Item, bull's strength; Price 10,000 gp; Weight -.
Source: Dragon #314

Ring of Immolation

A ring of immolation wreathes you in flames that provide a powerful deterrent to foes that get too close. This brass ring is crafted in the shape of two flames whose tips meet to form a circle about your finger. The ring of immolation is always warm to the touch, regardless of the actual ambient temperature. Putting on the ring engulfs you in violet flames. Fire encircles your body, igniting nearby flammable objects and dealing 1d6+7 points of fire damage to those who attack you with a melee attack. Enemies using a melee reach weapon are not subject to this damage. In addition, you can deal 1d6+7 points of fire damage to a foe with a successful touch attack. You cannot suppress the flames as long as the ring is worn, but they are instantly extinguished if you remove it. The flames radiate light as a torch.
Moderate evocation; CL 7th. Forge Ring, fire shield, 28,000 gp, 2240 NP, 56 days. Weight: - Price: 56,000 gp.
Source: Dragon #346

Ring of the frost giant jarl

A ring of the frost giant jarl allows you to summon winter wolves. Additionally, if you wear two at once, the rings grant you a freezing breath attack. A DC 20 Knowledge (arcana) or Knowledge (history) check reveals the following information: Brynja Skjaldvor, a beautiful and powerful frost giantess, created the first rings of the frost giant jarl. Brynja's own rings are said to be items of legendary power.
These thick silver rings fit well on the fingers of Large giants but resize for Medium wearers. A ring of the frost giant jarl bears an etching of a snarling winter wolf that appears ready to battle. When you activate a ring (for either of its two uses) it exudes a harmless icy mist that fills your square and the squares where the winter wolves are being summoned for 1 round. This mist is not thick enough to provide you with concealment of any kind. If you use the ring for summoning the mist reveals a snarling winter wolf when it clears, awaiting your command. Once per day as a standard action, you can utter the command words (the names of the winter wolves the rings summon - common names are Medvyed, Varuna, and Zabava) to summon a single winter wolf who serves you for 9 rounds. If you wear two rings of the frost giant jarl you can instead utter the command words as a full-round action once per day to summon two winter wolves, who serve you for 9 rounds. Additionally, if you wear two rings you can, once per day, rub the rings together as a free action to gain a freezing breath attack.
You can summon a single winter wolf with a ring of the frost giant jarl as a standard action. If you wear two rings, you can instead summon two winter wolves simultaneously as a full-round action (you can still summon the wolves separately if you wish). The winter wolves appear where you designate within 60 feet and act immediately on your turn. If you wear two rings of the frost giant jarl, you can also spew a 60-foot cone of freezing breath. This breath weapon deals 9d6 points of cold damage to all within its area of effect. Creatures within the cone are allowed a DC 17 Reflex save to take only half damage.
Moderate conjuration and moderate evocation, CL 9th. Forge Ring, cone of cold, summon monster V; 8,100 gp, 648 XP, 16 days. Weight:-; Price: 22,200 gp.
Source: Dragon #345

Ring of the Wind Dukes

This heavy platinum ring is set with four large, pale blue sapphires and carved with the crisp runes of Law. The ring of the Wind Dukes bestows one negative level on any chaotic creature that wears it. The negative level remains as long as the ring is worn and disappears when it is not. This negative level never results in actual level loss, but it cannot be overcome in any way (including restoration spells) while the ring is worn. As long as it is worn, the wearer ignores the effects of strong winds and gains resistance to electricity 10. Once per day he may use charm monster against any creature with the Air subtype. Elementals suffer a -4 penalty on saving throws against this effect. Once per day as a standard action, the wearer of the ring can transform into a 60-foot-long line of lightning. All creatures in this line suffer 10d6 points of electrical damage (Reflex DC 14 halves). The wearer returns to physical form at the opposite end of the line of lightning.
Strong abjuration, enchantment, and evocation; CL 12th; Forge Ring, charm monster, lightning bolt, resist energy; Price 40,000 gp.
Source: Dungeon #129

Ring of Thirteen

The Cagewright leaders wear matching magic rings designed to protect them from detection and harm. A Ring of Thirteen is a ring of protection +2 that also protects its wearer with constant protection from good, nondetection, and endure elements. These rings function only for evil creatures; a non-evil creature who wears a Ring of Thirteen gains a negative level for as long as the ring is worn. This negative level never actually results in actual level loss.
Strong abjuration; CL 15th; Forge Ring, protection from good, nondetection, endure elements, creator must be evil; Price 54,000 gp.
Source: Dungeon #114

Sandform

On command, this sandstone ring allows the wearer to take the form of living sand, as the sandform spell. The wearer can remain in sandform for up to 10 minutes per day, and the duration need not be consecutive rounds or minutes.
Moderate transmutation; CL 10th; Forge Ring, sandform; Price 24,000 gp.
Source: Sandstorm

Sandstriding

This brass ring has the shape of a coiled rattlesnake. The wearer gains the benefit of the sandskimmer feat.
Faint transmutation; CL 3rd; Forge Ring, creator must have the Sandskimmer feat or the innate ability to move easily through sand; Price 5,000 gp.
Source: Sandstorm

Shooting Stars

This ring has two modes of operation - at night and underground - both of which work only in relative darkness.
During the night under the open sky, the ring of shooting stars can perform the following functions on command:

The first special function, ball lightning, releases one to four balls of lightning (ring wearer's choice). These glowing globes resemble dancing lights, and the ring wearer controls them in the same fashion (see the dancing lights spell). The spheres have a 120-foot range and a duration of 4 rounds. They can be moved at 120 feet per round. Each sphere is about 3 feet in diameter, and any creature who comes within 5 feet of one causes its charge to dissipate, taking electricity damage in the process according to the number of balls created.

Number of BallsDamage per Ball
4 lightning balls1d6 points of damage each
3 lightning balls2d6 points of damage each
2 lightning balls3d6 points of damage each
1 lightning ball4d6 points of damage

Once the ball lightning function is activated, the balls can be released at any time before the sun rises. (Multiple balls can be released in the same round.)
The second special function, shooting stars, produces glowing projectiles with fiery trails, much like a meteor swarm. Three shooting stars can be released from the ring each week, simultaneously or one at a time. They impact for 12 points of damage and spread (as a fireball) in a 5-foot-radius sphere for 24 points office damage.
Any creature struck by a shooting star takes full damage from impact plus full damage from the spread. Creatures not struck but within the spread ignore the impact damage and take only half damage from the fire spread on a successful Reflex save (DC 13). Range is 70 feet, at the end of which the shooting star explodes, unless it strikes a creature or object before that. A shooting star always follows a straight line, and any creature in its path must make a save or be hit by the projectile.
Indoors at night, or underground, the ring of shooting stars has the following properties:

The spark shower is a flying cloud of sizzling purple sparks that fan out from the ring for a distance of 20 feet in an arc 10 feet wide. Creatures within this area take 2d8 points of damage each if not wearing metal armor or carrying a metal weapon. Those wearing metal armor and/or carrying a metal weapon take 4d8 points of damage.
CL 12th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, light, faerie fire, lightning bolt, meteor swarm; Market Price: 50,000 gp.
Source: Dungeon Master's Guide v.3.5

Spell-Battle

This potent ring is typically made of gold and set with small spheres of silver. The wearer becomes cognizant of all spellcasting that occurs within 60 feet, and she can identify the spell being cast (even if she can't see its casting or effect) on a successful Spellcraft check (DC 15 + spell level). If this identification succeeds, the wearer can choose once per day to have the ring counterspell (without readying a counterspell action or making a dispel check) or can change the target or the point of effect of the spell to any target or point within 60 feet (including herself if she chooses to redirect a potentially beneficial spell). If the wearer chooses an illegal target (an animal for a humanoid-affecting spell, for instance, or a point of effect outside the spell's range as measured from the original caster), the spell functions normally and the redirection is wasted. If the wearer ends up in the area of a retargeted spell, she experiences the effect of the spell as normal.
Strong divination; Cl 14th; Forge Ring, detect magic, dispel magic, spell turning, creator must have 10 ranks in Spellcraft; Price 67,600 gp.
Source: Complete Arcane

Spell Storing

A ring of spell storing contains up to five levels of spells that the wearer can cast. Each spell has a caster level equal to the minimum level needed to cast that spell. As with a wand (see Wands), the user need not provide any material components or focus, or pay an XP cost to cast the spell, and there is no arcane spell failure chance for wearing armor (since the ring user need not gesture)
For a randomly generated ring, treat it as a scroll to determine what spells are stored in it (see Random Scrolls). If you roll a spell that would put the ring over the five-level limit, ignore that roll; the ring has no more spells in it. (Not every newly discovered ring need be fully charged.)
The ring magically imparts to the wearer the names of all spells currently stored within it.
CL 5; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, imbue with spell ability; Market Price: 50,000 gp.
Source: Dungeon Master's Guide v.3.5

Spell Storing, Major

A major ring of spell storing contains up to ten levels of spells that the wearer can cast. Each spell has a caster level equal to the minimum level needed to cast that spell. As with a wand (see Wands), the user need not provide any material components or focus, or pay an XP cost to cast the spell, and there is no arcane spell failure chance for wearing armor (since the ring user need not gesture)
For a randomly generated ring, treat it as a scroll to determine what spells are stored in it (see Random Scrolls). If you roll a spell that would put the ring over the ten-level limit, ignore that roll; the ring has no more spells in it. (Not every newly discovered ring need be fully charged.)
A spellcaster can cast any spells into the ring, so long as the total spell levels do not add up to more than ten.
The ring magically imparts to the wearer the names of all spells currently stored within it.
CL 17th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, imbue with spell ability; Market Price: 200,000 gp.
Source: Dungeon Master's Guide v.3.5

Spell Storing, Minor

A minor ring of spell storing contains up to three levels of spells that the wearer can cast. Each spell has a caster level equal to the minimum level needed to cast that spell. As with a wand (see Wands), the user need not provide any material components or focus, or pay an XP cost to cast the spell, and there is no arcane spell failure chance for wearing armor (since the ring user need not gesture)
For a randomly generated ring, treat it as a scroll to determine what spells are stored in it (see Random Scrolls). If you roll a spell that would put the ring over the three-level limit, ignore that roll; the ring has no more spells in it. (Not every newly discovered ring need be fully charged.)
A spellcaster can cast any spells into the ring, so long as the total spell levels do not add up to more than three.
The ring magically imparts to the wearer the names of all spells currently stored within it.
CL 9th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, imbue with spell ability; Market Price: 18,000 gp.
Source: Dungeon Master's Guide v.3.5

Spell Turning

On command, this simple platinum band automatically reflects spells cast at the wearer, exactly as if spell turning had been cast upon the wearer.
CL 15th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, spell turning; Market Price: 150,000 gp.
Source: Dungeon Master's Guide v.3.5

Sustenance

This ring continually provides its wearer with life-sustaining nourishment. The ring also refreshes the body and mind, so that its wearer needs only sleep 2 hours per day to gain the benefit of 8 hours of sleep. The ring must be worn for a full week before it begins to work. If it is removed, the owner must wear it for another week to reattune it to himself.
Faint transmutation; CL 2nd; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, create food and water; Market Price: 2,500 gp.
Source: Dungeon Master's Guide v.3.5

Swimming

This silver ring has a wave pattern etched into the band. It continually grants the wearer a +5 competence bonus to Swim checks.
Faint transmutation; CL 5th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, creator must have 5 ranks of the Swim skill; Market Price: 2,500 gp.
Source: Dungeon Master's Guide v.3.5

Swimming, Improved

This silver ring has a wave pattern etched into the band. It continually grants the wearer a +10 competence bonus to Swim checks.
CL 7th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, creator must have 5 ranks of the Swim skill; Market Price: 10,000 gp.
Source: Dungeon Master's Guide v.3.5

Telekinesis

This ring allows the caster to use the spell telekinesis on command.
CL 9th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, telekinesis; Market Price: 75,000 gp.
Source: Dungeon Master's Guide v.3.5

Theurgy

Often carved from a single piece of polished coral, a ring of theurgy functions differently depending on which type of arcane spellcaster wears it. For wizards and other characters who prepare spells, the ring serves as a small and quickly accessible spellbook capable of storing up to three spells of any level the wearer can cast. As a move action, the wearer can transfer any spell in the ring to an empty spell slot of the appropriate level, with the spell instantly ready to be cast as if previously prepared. The wearer can't transfer a spell from a ring of theurgy to an expended spell slot, but only to a spell slot that he deliberately left empty in order to prepare a spell, providing some degree of spontaneity in the spells he has available even though he gains no additional spells per day. For example, a 5th-level wizard might store fire ball, dispel magic, and fly in the ring, then leave one 3rd-level spell slot open to be used for offense, defense, or escape as necessary.
Sorcerers and other characters who don't prepare spells gain a different benefit from a ring of theurgy. Each spell stored in the ring is usable as an additional spell known as long as the character has an unused spell slot of the appropriate level. The stored spell disappears from the ring when cast, but the wearer can then have spells not on her spell list cast into the ring to be used again. For example, a bard who doesn't have invisibility sphere on her list of spells known could have the spell put into a ring of theurgy by her party's wizard so that both characters have the spell available if needed.
Any material components or XP components are provided at the time the spell is cast from the ring, not at the time it is put into the ring to be stored for later retrieval.
Moderate universal; Cl 12th; Forge Ring, Rary's mnemonic enhancer; Price 20,000 gp.
Source: Complete Arcane

Three Wishes

This ring is set with three rubies. Each ruby stores a wish spell, activated by the ring. When a wish is used, that ruby disappears. For a randomly generated ring, roll 1d3 so determine the remaining number of rubies. When all the wishes are used, the ring becomes a nonmagical item.
CL 20th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, wish or miracle; Market Price: 97,950 gp; Cost to Create: 11,475 gp + 15,918 XP.
Source: Dungeon Master's Guide v.3.5

Thunderclaps

This ring is made out of lapis lazuli, with a lightning bolt etched along the rim. Three times per day, the wearer can affect someone with shocking grasp. Once per day, this effect can combine with a powerful thunderclap that duplicates the effects of a shout spell. The target must be touched for the shout effect to happen. Both of these effects are as the spells from a 7th-level caster.
Caster Level: 12th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, shocking grasp, shout; Market Price: 11,200 gp.
Source: Arms and Equipment Guide

Universal Elemental Resistance, Minor

This ring functions as a ring of minor elemental resistance for all types of energy: fire, cold, electricity, acid, and sonic. Whenever the wearer would normally take such damage, subtract 15 points of damage per round from the amount before applying.
The major version of this ring is an epic magic item.
Caster Level: 15th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, protection from elements; Market Price: 144,000 gp
Source: Arms and Equipment Guide

Warmth

This ring is brass and set with a single red stone. It continually keeps the wearer comfortably warm, allowing her to with stand cold weather and cold damage as if she had endure elements (cold) cast upon her (negating 5 points of cold damage per round).
CL 7th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, endure elements; Market Price: 2,100 gp.
Source: Dungeon Master's Guide v.3.0

Water Walking

This ring, set with an opal, allows the wearer to continually utilize the effects of the spell water walk.
CL 9th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, water walk; Market Price: 15,000 gp.
Source: Dungeon Master's Guide v.3.5

Wizardry

This special ring comes in four types (ring of wizardry I, ring of wizardry II, ring of wizardry III, and ring of wizardry IV), all of them useful only to arcane spellcasters. The wearer's arcane spells per day are doubled for one specific spell level. A ring of wizardry I doubles 1st-level spells, a ring of wizardry II doubles 2nd-level spells, a ring of wizardry III doubles 3rd-level spells, and a ring of wizardry IV doubles 4th-level spells. Bonus spells from high ability scores or school specialization are not doubled.
CL 11th (Wizardry I), 14th (Wizardry II), 17th (Wizardry III), or 20th (Wizardry IV); Prerequisites: Forge Ring, limited wish (Wizardry I - Wizardry IV); Market Price: 20,000 gp (Wizardry 1), 40,000 gp (Wizardry II), 70,000 gp (Wizardry III), or 100,000 gp (Wizardry IV).
Source: Dungeon Master's Guide v.3.5

X-Ray Vision

On command, this ring gives the possessor the ability to see into and through solid matter. Vision range is 20 feet, with the viewer seeing as if he were looking at something in normal light even if there is no illumination. (For example, if the wearer looks into a locked chest, he can see inside even if there's no light within.) X-ray vision can penetrate 20 feet of cloth, wood, or similar animal or vegetable material. It can see through up to 10 feet of stone or some metals. Some metals can't be penetrated at all.

Substance ScannedThickness Penetrated per Round of X-RayingMaximum Thickness
Organic matter (animal)4 ft.20 ft.
Organic matter (vegetable)2 1/2 ft.20 ft.
Stone1 ft.10 ft.
Iron, steel, copper, brass, etc.1 in.10 in.
Lead, gold, platinumCannot penetrate

It's possible to scan an area of up to 100 square feet during 1 round. For example, during 1 round the wearer of the ring could scan an area of stone 10 feet wide and 10 feet high. Alternatively, he could scan an area 5 feet wide and 20 feet high.
Secret compartments, drawers, recesses, and doors are 90% likely to be located by X-ray vision scanning. Using the ring is physically exhausting, causing the wearer 5 point of temporary Constitution damage per minute after the first 10 minutes of use in a single day.
CL 6th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, true seeing; Market Price: 25,000 gp.
Source: Dungeon Master's Guide v.3.5

Faerûnian

These rings are common or specific to Faerûn

Akkabar's Battleblade Ring

On close inspection, this ring of twisted metal looks like an endless ring of swords, their blades intertwining like vines. Once per day, the wearer may speak a command word and cause the ring to fly off his finger, growing and expanding into a curtain of slashing blades placed as the wearer designates, as per the blade barrier spell. When the duration of the spell expires or the weaner dismisses the effect, Akkabar's battle blade ring shrinks back to its normal size. It returns to its wearer's finger 1 round later, provided that he is alive and within 60 feet, and there is no obstructing object that the ring cannot circumvent (such as a wall or door) between him and the ring. If the ring cannot return to the wearer, it instead drops to the ground at the location where the blade barrier was centered.
Moderate evocation <force>; CL 12th; Forge Ring, blade barrier; Price 23,920 gp.
Source: Player's Guide to Faerûn

Annulus Conflagros

This twisted copper ring resembles a loop of dancing flames, and the rubies and topazes with which it is set seem to reflect the different colors within a five. Each annulus conflagros ring bestows resistance to fire 10 upon its wearer and allows her to activate the following abilities with the appropriate command words.

Moderate evocation <fire>; CL 6th; Forge Ring, burning hands, fireball, pyrotechnics, resist energy, wall of fire; Price 92,340 gp.
Source: Player's Guide to Faerûn

Aribeth's Ring

This ring provides its wearer with spell resistance 17.
CL 15th; Forge Ring, spell resistance; Market Price: 50,000 gp.
Source: Magic of Faerûn

Bone Ring

These rings are carved from stone or ivory as often as from bone, but are never made of metal. The wearer is immune to energy drain and ability drain (but not to ability damage). A bone ring has 50 charges when made. Each level of energy drain or point of ability drain prevented costs 1 charge. For example, a successful slam attack from a vampire, which normally bestows two negative levels, drains 2 charges from the ring.
CL 12th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, negative energy protection; Market Price: 36,000 gp.
Source: Magic of Faerûn

Commander's Ring

The war wizards of Cormyr forge these rings for use by the Cormyrian military. The rings provide a +2 resistance bonus on saves and a +2 deflection bonus to AC.
With the proper command word, a commander's ring can produce featherfall, knock, wall of force, and daylight effects each three times per day.
A character wearing a commander's ring always knows the direction and distance to any purple dragon rings within a 100-foot radius. This power can penetrate barriers, but 1 foot of stone, 1 inch of common metal, a thin sheet of lead, or 1 yard of wood or dirt blocks it.
A commander's ring can be worn on the same hand as a purple dragon ring, and the pair counts as only one ring worn.
CL 12th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, feather fall, knock, wall of force, daylight, locate object; Market Price: 120,000 gp.
Source: Magic of Faerûn

Disease Immunity

The wearers of these rings are immune to all types of infections and diseases (including contagion spells, lycanthropy, and mummy rot). The wearer also heals 1 extra hit point per day of rest.
CL 12th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, cure minor wounds, remove disease; Market Price: 8,000 gp.
Source: Magic of Faerûn

Dragons

These brass rings look like snakes or dragons biting their own tails. They are created by the Cult of the Dragon and are greatly prized by its higher organizational tiers. The Cult has made about seventy of them. The wearer can use the following abilities:

CL 15th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, detect thoughts, sending, silent image, tongues; Market Price: 25,000 gp.
Source: Magic of Faerûn

Fiendring

(rare) Fiendrings appear as small, rusty bands of jagged iron. Once per day, the wearer of a fiendring can take the form of any fiendish creature, demon, or devil that can be summoned by a summon monster I, II, III, or IV spell. Only one form can be assumed with each use, but the wearer gains all the assumed form's extraordinary, spell-like, and supernatural abilities. The wearer's type changes to outsider, rendering him vulnerable to spells and effects that affect evil outsiders. Effects that would otherwise banish the wearer to another plane instead end the effect immediately, leaving the wearer staggered for 1 round. Otherwise, the transformation lasts 12 minutes.
Nar demonbinders forged dozens of these bizarre rings so that they could take on the shapes of fiendish beings. Some used their fiendrings to fight alongside their summoned demons; others used them to assume a more durable form in order to mate with fiends they had summoned.
Moderate transmutation; CL 12th; Forge Ring; fiendform; Price 30,900 gp.
Source: Lost Empires of Faerûn

Lore

A creature wearing this ring can cast legend lore and stone tell each once per tenday with a command word, and may find magic traps created through glyphs, runes, sigils, and symbols with a successful Search check, just as a rogue does.
CL 12th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, legend lore, stone tell, find traps; Market Price: 23,250 gp; Cost to Create: 14,750 gp + 680 XP.
Source: Magic of Faerûn

Might

These rings are forged by clerics of Tyr. The wearer of a ring of might is treated as armed even when unarmed (as the Improved Unarmed Strike feat). His unarmed attacks deal 1d8 points of damage (normal damage, not subdual). Any target damaged by a punch bears a little imprint of a hammer from the blow until the damage is healed.
CL 1st; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, magic weapon, creator must be a cleric of Tyr; Market Price: 4,000 gp.
Source: Magic of Faerûn

Nine Lives

This ancient ring is made of ivory and carved to resemble a snarling cat's face on one end. If the wearer ever drops to 0 hit points or below, the ring expends one of its charges to cast a heal spell upon her. The wearer can also expend a charge if she fails a saving throw, allowing her to treat the saving throw as a success. A ring of nine lives has 9 charges when created, but most are discovered with only 2d4 charges left.
CL 13th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, heal, limited wish; Market Price: 70,000 gp; Cost to Create: 41,750 gp + 4,960 XP.
Source: Magic of Faerûn

Purple Dragon Ring

These rings are brass and engraved with the purple dragon symbol of the Obarskyr royal family. The wearer may use it to create light once per round, either on the ring or up to 40 feet away. This effect lasts 10 minutes. (Unlike the light spell, the ring wearer cannot dismiss the effect.) Its second power is to detect poison on command by touch. When this power is activated and the ring touched to a creature or object (typically food or drink), it glows an eerie gold-green if the substance is poisonous. The ring cannot identify what sort of poison is present, nor can it detect poisons in an area.
The Purple Dragons use these rings to protect the royal family from assassination attempts by poison. Over 4,000 of these rings have been made. Rings with similar functions are in common circulation, created for nobles or merchants fearing poison.
A purple dragon ring can be worn on the same hand as a commander's ring, and the pair counts as only one ring worn.
CL 1st; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, light, detect poison; Market Price: 2,125 gp.
Source: Magic of Faerûn

Ring of Antivenom

This ring has 25 charges of the neutralize poison spell. The ring is activated by a command word.
CL 5th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, neutralize poison; Market Price: 6,750 gp.
Source: Lords of Darkness

Ring of Creation

(rare) This elegant double band of platinum looks like two intertwining tongues of flame. Its wearer can use minor creation three times per day and major creation once per day. Each of these functions requires a different command word.
Moderate conjuration; CL 9th; Forge Ring, minor creation, major creation; Price 33,000 gp.
Source: Lost Empires of Faerûn

Ring of Draconic Deception

This ring is a favored item by dragons that employ deception and trickery as their weapons of choice. It allows them to simulate the appearances and powers of other dragons.
These slender silver rings are engraved with long draconic forms.
A ring of draconic deception has two distinct functions. Changing appearance to look like another dragon is a standard action for the ring wearer. Changing the energy type and shape of a breath weapon is part of the action used for the breath weapon. At will, this ring allows its wearer to alter her appearance to look like a dragon of another kind. In addition, three times per day the ring allows its wearer to change the shape and energy type of her own breath weapon (though the damage and save DC remain the same). Thus, an adult red dragon whose breath weapon is normally a 14d10 cone of fire could use this ability to change her breath weapon to a 14d10 line of lightning. Only creatures of the dragon type can use this ring.
Moderate illusion and transmutation; CL 7th; Forge Ring, disguise self, breath weapon substitution, creator must have the Shape Breath feat; Price 64,200 gp; Cost 32,100 gp 2,568 XP.
Source: Dragons of Faerûn

Ring of Dragons

These brass rings look like snakes or dragons biting their own tails. They are created by the Cult of the Dragon and are greatly prized by those in its higher organizational tiers. The Cult has made about seventy of these rings. The wearer can use the following abilities:

Strong divination, evocation, and illusion; CL 15th; Forge Ring, detect thoughts, sending, silent image, tongues; Price: 25,000 gp.
Source: Dragons of Faerûn

Ring of Whispered Thoughts

(rare) A ring of whispered thoughts enables its wearer to haunt opponents from afar. The wearer can use whispering wind three times per day, suggestion once per day, and mass suggestion once per week. Either of the suggestion effects can be used in conjunction with the whispering wind function if desired. In such a case, the mass suggestion effect targets all creatures in the area of the whispering wind, whereas the suggestion effect targets one randomly determined creature in the whispering wind's area.
Moderate enchantment; CL 11th; Forge Ring, whispering wind, mass suggestion; Price 50,000 gp.
Source: Lost Empires of Faerûn

Spell-Battle

This potent ring is typically made of gold and set with small spheres of silver. The ring informs its wearer of all spellcasting that occurs within 60 feet of it, and if the wearer makes a Spellcraft check (DC 15 + spell level), he can identify the spell being cast (even if he can't see its casting or effect). If this identification succeeds, the wearer can (once per day) choose to have the ring cast dispel magic as a counterspell to that spell or can change the target of the spell to any target within 60 feet of the ring wearer: (The wearer can do this even if he hadn't readied a counterspell action.) If the wearer chooses an illegal target (because of the spell's range limitation or other restrictions), the spell functions normally and the redirection is wasted.
CL 14th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, detect magic, dispel magic, spell turning, creator must have 10 ranks in Spellcraft; Market Price: 67,600 gp.
Source: Magic of Faerûn

The Darkhidden

This ring is usually made of tarnished silver and inscribed with images of closed eyes. The wearer of the ring is invisible to darkvision, although he is fully visible in normal light.
CL 3rd; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, invisibility; Market Price: 6,700 gp.
Source: Magic of Faerûn

Velsharoon's Binding

This peculiar item is actually a pair of rings designed to be worn on the pinky and index fingers, though it still counts as only one ring for the purpose of magic item limitations. A fine silver chain joins the two rings. The ring of Velsharoon's binding protects its wearer against undead beings, as if via a protection from evil spell, except that the bonuses are granted against undead rather than against any evil creature. The wearer also gains +3 resistance bonus on saving throws against spells of the necromancy school.
Faint abjuration; CL 5th; Forge Ring, halt undead; Price 33,300 gp.
Source: Player's Guide to Faerûn

Planar

Coveted everywhere, on every plane, magic rings rank among the most versatile and valuable magic items available. Those rings that relate specifically to the planes are even more valuable to planar travelers.

Dragon Eye Rings

These rings are badges of honor to the Dragonmasters of Lynn, though a few rings have made their way to Eastern Oerik. Their manufacture is held as a secret by the artificers of that secretive order. Each appears as a golden band inset with a gemstone carved in the likeness of a dragon head as seen from a side-view and whose one eye is intent upon the viewer.
Once per day, the wearer can activate see invisibility - this effect lasts for two hours once activated. The wearer also gains a +10 competence bonus on Listen and Spot checks. Finally, the wearer and all allies in a 30-ft. radius gain a +20 ft. enhancement bonus to fly speeds.
Strong abjuration; CL 12th; Forge Ring, see invisibility, fly, resistance, resist energy; Price 55,000 gp.
Source: Dungeon #124

Elemental Adaptation

This gold ring is set with four tiny gemstones: a ruby, an emerald, a sapphire, and garnet. The wearer can ignore many of the dangers of travel on element-dominant planes (including the Elemental Planes themselves), as follows.
The wearer runs no risk of suffocation on earth-dominant planes, such as the Elemental Plane of Earth. However, the ring confers no ability to burrow out of earth; if a character traveling to an earth-dominant plane arrives in solid earth, he still has to dig his way out.
The wearer ignores the high heat of firer dominant planes, such as the Elemental Plane of Fire. The wearer does not take the usual 3d10 points of fire damage every round, nor do his clothing or flammable possessions catch fire. The ring provides no other protection against fire damage.
The wearer can breathe normally on water-dominant planes, such as the Elemental Plane of Water. The ring does not provide the same benefit in ordinary water, however.
Finally, the wearer gains a +5 bonus on Spellcraft checks to cast spells or use spell-like abilities that would be impeded by an Elemental Plane's magic traits.
Strong abjuration; Cl 12th; Forge Ring, avoid planar effects; Price 24,000 gp.
Source: Planar Handbook

Ethereal Travel

Donning this tarnished silver ring transfers the wearer to the Ethereal Plane. Removing the ring ends the effect and returns the wearer to the plane he previously occupied. However, if a character wearing a ring of ethereal travel becomes nonethereal by some other means (such as passing through an ethereal curtain), removing the ring has no effect - the character remains where he is, though if he subsequently dons the ring again, he again becomes ethereal.
Strong transmutation; Cl 13th; Forge Ring, ethereal jaunt; Price 182,000 gp.
Source: Planar Handbook

Free Magic

This platinum ring, etched with arcane symbols, is designed to counteract the effects of planes with the limited magic trait. By expending charges from a ring of free magic, the wearer can cast spells of the prohibited school, subschool, descriptor, or level as if the limited magic trait didn't exist. The number of charges expended is equal to the level of the spell the wearer wishes to cast.
A newly created ring of free magic has 50 charges. When all the charges are expended, the ring becomes a nonmagical item.
Strong evocation; Cl 12th; Forge Ring, imbue with spell ability; Price 45,000 gp.
Source: Planar Handbook

Limbo Control

With this mithral ring, the wearer can establish control over a raw area of the Ever-Changing Chaos of Limbo without making the usual Wisdom check. The wearer merely visualizes what sort of environment he wants, and the ring creates it, in a 25-foot-radius sphere centering on the wearer. Further, even if the wearer falls unconscious, the sphere of control retains the form the wearer specified. The wearer can change the form of the controlled area once per round as a free action.
Strong conjuration; Cl 12th; Forge Ring, major creation; Price 120,000 gp.
Source: Planar Handbook

Negative Protection

This gleaming white gold ring enables the wearer to ignore the 1d6 points of damage dealt by negative-dominant planes, such as the Negative Energy Plane. Additionally, the wearer cannot gain negative levels while he wears this ring, making the item popular with those who battle undead.
Strong abjuration; Cl 12th; Forge Ring, negative energy protection; Price 72,000 gp.
Source: Planar Handbook

Positive Protection

This black iron ring enables the wearer to ignore the blinding effect of positive-dominant planes, such as the Positive Energy Plane. In addition, the wearer does not gain the fast healing ability usually conferred by a positive-dominant plane, nor does the character gain additional hit points when he reaches his normal maximum. Spells that channel positive energy - typically healing spells - have no effect on the wearer (making this item very popular with intelligent undead).
Strong abjuration; Cl 12th; Forge Ring, positive energy protection; Price 72,000 gp.
Source: Planar Handbook

Water Breathing

This silver ring is shaped to show a fish biting its own tail. It enables the wearer to breathe freely in water.
Faint transmutation; Cl 5th; Forge Ring, water breathing; Price 12,000 gp.
Source: Planar Handbook

Rings of the Sea

These Rings are common among aquatic and seafaring folk.

Four Winds

The ring of the four winds is favored and coveted by mariners and sea-going adventurers for its ability to harness the four winds to do the ring-bearer's will.
The ring creates small gusts of wind when the wearer is attacked, granting a +2 deflection bonus to the wearers AC. Additionally, the character can use feather fall upon herself as an immediate action at any time, even when it isn't her turn. Finally, with a command word the wearer can use the ring to bring about a stormrunner's ward effect three times per day.
Moderate abjuration, evocation <air>, transmutation; Cl 3rd; Forge Ring, feather fall, mage armor, stormrunner's ward; Price 20,000 gp.
Source: Stormwrack

Landwalking

This brass ring has a pattern of fish scales etched into it. An aquatic humanoid or monstrous humanoid who dons the ring develop legs and feet (if it does not already have them), which persist as long as the ring is worn. It loses its swim speed, but gains a land speed of 30 feet. The ring also confers air breathing on the wearer.
Strong transmutation; CL 5th; Forge Ring, air breathing, fins to feet; Price 10,000 gp.
Source: Stormwrack

Vortex

This platinum ring is fitted with aquamarine. On command, the ring of the vortex allows the wearer to take the form of a vortex (see Huge water elemental). While in vortex form, wearer does not need to breathe and has a swim speed of 120 feet but no land speed (and cannot leave the water). The wearer can take no actions other than moving, does not threaten the area around him, and does not provoke attacks of opportunity for moving. The wearer can remain in this form for up to 10 rounds per day; the duration of this effect need not be consecutive rounds.
Strong transmutation; CL 15th; Forge Ring, control water, shapechange; Price 44,000 gp.
Source: Stormwrack

Rings of the Serpentfolk

These rings are favored among the serpentfolk.

Ring of the Viper

Fashioned of green serpentine stone, this ring is carved in the shape of a tiny viper biting its own tail. When the wearer makes a successful unarmed attack, the viper releases its tail and automatically bites the same target. The wearer's attack deals 1 extra point of damage and injects venom into the target (injury, Fortitude DC 11, initial and secondary damage 1d6 Con).
Moderate conjuration and necromancy; CL 7th; Forge Ring, poison, summon monster I; Price 8,000 gp.
Source: Serpent Kingdoms

Serpent Ring

Fashioned of plain brass and shaped to resemble an open-mouthed snake wrapped around its own tail to form a band, serpent rings are often used as pass tokens by serpentfolk, scalykind, and cultists of Tiamat, Set, Sseth, and Varae. (They are especially common in the Sauringar tribe of the yuan-ti.) Spell wards in temples dedicated to these deities are often keyed to allow passage by the bearer of such rings. An openly displayed serpent ring attracts immediate, suspicious attention from those who venerate serpentkind.
The wearer of a serpent ring is immune to all serpent venom and gains a +3 bonus on saving throws against poison or acid damage. In addition, a viper weapon never attacks the wearer of a serpent ring, whether or not it is openly displayed.
Moderate abjuration and conjuration; CL 7th; Forge Ring, neutralize poison, protection from energy (acid); Price 5,000 gp.
Source: Serpent Kingdoms

Rings of Vile Darkness

Many powerful evil spellcasters manufacture sinister rings for themselves or their dread minions.

Master Ring

The wearer of this iron ring, emblazoned with the symbol of a brooding falcon, can deal 3d6 points of damage per round as a free action to anyone wearing a slave ring keyed so it. Furthermore, the wearer can exchange messages with anyone wearing a slave ring (as if using a sending spell) three times per day. Typically, a master ring has ten slave rings keyed to it.
CL: 7th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, shriveling, sending; Market Price: 40,600 gp (does not include slave rings.
Source: Book of Vile Darkness

Ring of Weeping

This dull gray ring allows the wearer to bestow weeping, crippling sadness by touch. A humanoid touched by the wearer of a ring of weeping must succeed at a Will save (DC 11) or be incapacitated for 1 round, then take a -3 morale penalty on attack rolls, saving throws, ability checks and skill checks for 5 rounds. Each time the ring is used so affect a creature, its wearer takes a -1 morale penalty on attack rolls, saving throws, ability checks, and skill checks for 5 rounds.
CL: 5th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, sorrow; Market Price: 3,000 gp.
Source: Book of Vile Darkness

Slave Ring

This iron ring, once put on, cannot be removed except by the wearer of the master ring keyed to it. The wearer is subject to horrible, flesh-disrupting damage by the wearer of the master ring, and she can also exchange messages with him.
CL: 7th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring; Market Price: 500 gp.
Source: Book of Vile Darkness

Vile Spell Ring

If this ring is worn by a spellcaster, 1 point of damage per spell level from each of the caster's damaging spells is vile damage. If multiple creatures take damage (such as with a fireball spell), each creature takes the vile damage.
CL: 5th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, vile lance; Market Price: 15,000 gp.
Source: Book of Vile Darkness

Vile Weapon Ring

This is a black metal band with a small ruby. When worn, each melee attack made by the wearer deals 1 extra point of vile damage.
CL: 5th; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, vile lance; Market Price: 20,000 gp.
Source: Book of Vile Darkness

Rings of the Drow

Drow rings reinforce or augment their wearer's already impressive abilities.

Excruciating Ring

This bone ring is set with a marble-sized stone of white onyx.
An excruciating ring punishes those who would touch you. Five times per day as an immediate action, when struck by a melee attack, you can send a lance of pain through your opponent, dealing 2d6 points of nonlethal damage.
Caster Level: 5th; Prerequisite: Forge Ring, death armor; Market Price: 8,000 gp; Aura: Faint; (DC 17) necromancy; Weight: -; Cost to Create: 4,000 gp, 160 XP, 8 days.
Source: Drow of the Underdark

Ring Of Anticipation

This unusual ring is wrought from smooth, transparent lavender glass.
While wearing a ring of anticipation, you gain a +2 competence bonus on listen and Spot checks. When making initiative checks, you can roll twice and take the better result.
Caster Level: 7th; Prerequisite: Forge Ring, cat's grace, owl's wisdom. Market Price: 6,000 gp; Aura: Moderate; (DC 18) divination; Weight: -; Cost to Create: 3,000 gp, 240 XP, 6 days.
Source: Drow of the Underdark

Ring Of Drow Blood

This strange silver ring appears tarnished in the light, but when viewed in the shadow, it gleams as if highly polished.
A ring of drow blood grants you the ability to use dancing lights, darkness, and faerie fire as spell-like abilities, each once per day. If you already have the ability to use these spells as spell-like abilities, you gain an additional daily use for each at your normal caster level.
Caster Level: 7th; Prerequisite: Forge Ring, dancing lights, darkness, faerie fire, creator must be a drow. Market Price: 4,800 gp; Aura: Moderate; (DC 18) evocation; Weight: -; Cost to Create: 2,400 gp, 192 XP, 5 days.
Source: Drow of the Underdark

Ring Of Escaping

This black metal ring is extremely smooth. When worn, it fits snugly, though you cannot feel it.
A ring of escaping allows you to slip away from a dangerous situation. For as long as you wear the ring, you gain a +5 competence bonus on Escape Artist checks.
In addition, once per day as a swift action, you gain a fly speed of 60 feet with good maneuverability for 1 round.
Caster Level: 7th; Prerequisite: Forge Ring, fly, freedom of movement. Market Price: 3,100 gp; Aura: Moderate; (DC 18) transmutation; Weight: -; Cost to Create: 1,550 gp, 124 XP, 4 days.
Source: Drow of the Underdark

Ring Of Resolve

Eight small diamonds encrust this adamantine ring.
A ring of resolve grants you a +4 morale bonus on Will saves made against spells and spell-like effects with the fear descriptor. This is a continuous effect and requires no activation.
Once per day, as an immediate action you can turn back a fear spell or spell-like effect against the original caster as long as that effect had you as the target. For all aspects of the spell, the effect functions as if the original caster had selected itself as the target.
Caster Level: 13th; Prerequisite: Forge Ring, spell turning. Market Price: 5,500 gp; Aura: Strong; (DC 21) abjuration; Weight: -; Cost to Create: 2,750 gp, 220 XP, 6 days.
Source: Drow of the Underdark

Ring of See Invisibility

This ring allows the wearer to see invisible, astral, or ethereal creatures or objects within 130 feet as if they were normally visible. It does not reveal illusions or creatures that are simply hiding or concealed. Ethereal creatures viewed from the Material Plane appear slightly hazy and unfocused, but the wearer can otherwise see details normally.
Caster Level: 3rd; Prerequisites: Forge Ring, see invisibility; Market Price: 15,000 gp.
Source: Drow of the Underdark

Ring of Silent Spells

Once per day, this plain silver ring can create a silence effect centered on the wearer. While the silence remains in effect, the wearer can cast up to three spells without verbal components as though using the Silent Spell feat, except that such spells do not require higher spell slots. The ring of silent spells appears in three varieties: a lesser version that affects only spells of 3rd level or lower, a normal version that silences spells of 6th level or lower, and a greater version that affects all spells.
Caster Level: 5th (lesser), 11th (normal), or 17th (greater); Prerequisites: Forge Ring; Market Price: 9,000 gp (lesser), 29,520 (normal), or 60,840 (greater).
Source: Drow of the Underdark

Rings of the Frostfell

Ring of Floating

This clear crystal ring seems slightly cold when worn. As long as this ring is worn, you float upon any liquid or similar surface, and cannot swim below the surface. If you are underwater when you put this ring on, you rise toward the surface at a speed of 30 feet.
Faint transmutation; CL 1st; Forge Ring, Float; Price 2,000 gp.
Source: Frostburn

Ring of the Icy Soul

This ring seems to be made of ice, but never melts in even the hottest temperature. As long as this ring is worn, you gain the cold subtype. You gain immunity to cold, but have vulnerability to fire. You take half again as much (+50%) damage as normal from fire, regardless of whether a saving throw is allowed, or if the save is a success or a failure.
Medium transmutation; CL 9th; Forge Ring, mantle of the icy soul; Price 100,000 gp.
Source: Frostburn

Ring of the White Wyrm

A ring of the white wyrm is fashioned from the tooth of a great wyrm white dragon. The ring can produce the following effects on command:

In addition, the wearer gains the ability to speak and understand the Draconic language as long as the ring is worn, and the ring grants the wearer resistance to cold 10.
The primary function of the ring, however, is to infuse the wearer with the energy and power of a dragon. Once per day, the wearer may call upon the ring to transform herself into a half-dragon. This is a full-round action that provokes attacks of opportunity, and the transformation lasts for 1 hour. While transformed, the wearer gains the following benefits:

The ring's transformation power also changes the wearer's appearance into a draconic form. The wearer's general shape and size does not change, although her equipment is altered in shape so it can still be utilized. Unlike polymorph, the user's equipment does not merge with the new form; it remains in place and fully functional while the user is in half-dragon form. Dragons and half-dragons cannot benefit from the effects of the ring's transformation powers, although they can utilize the ring's other abilities.
Rumors abound that other rings exist that are keyed to different dragons, granting different powers.
Strong transmutation; CL 13th; Forge Ring, polymorph, protection from elements, wall of ice, solid fog, spider climb, creator must be a dragon or half-dragon; Price 64,000 gp.
Source: Frostburn

Rings of Exalted Goodness

Easy to conceal, rings are often crafted by good creatures to aid against the forces of darkness

Ring of Solar Wings

This brilliant gold ring is inlaid with celestial script. When the ring is put on, the wearer grows gleaming white wings (like those of a solar) and gains the ability to fly at a speed of 150 feet (good maneuverability). The wings disappear if the ring is removed. If the ring is removed while the wearer is in flight, the wearer floats to the ground as per a feather fall spell. If the wearer already has a functional set of wings, the ring does not create new ones, but the wearer may use the ring's fly speed if it's faster.
Strong transmutation; CL 12th; Forge Ring, feather fall, polymorph; Price: 118,000 gp; Cost to Create 59,000 gp + 4,720 XP
Source: Book of Exalted Deeds

Ring of Adamantine Touch

When worn, this adamantine ring allows the wearer to make melee weapon attacks and natural attacks as though wielding an adamantine weapon.
Strong transmutation; CL 12th; Forge Ring, touch of adamantine; Price: 120,000 gp; Cost to Create 60,000 gp + 4,800 XP
Source: Book of Exalted Deeds

Ring of Affliction

This mithral ring is shaped like a beautiful feathered serpent. Any natural or unarmed attack made by the ring's wearer forces the target to succeed on a DC 17 Fortitude save or succumb to an affliction of the ring wearer's choice (see the affliction spell description for more information.)
Strong necromancy [good]; CL 12th; Forge Ring, affliction, creator must be good; Price 72,000 gp; Cost to Create 36,000 gp + 2,880 XP.
Source: Book of Exalted Deeds

Ring of Vengeance

This gold ring glows softly when worn by a good-aligned creature. If the wearer of the ring dies an arc of divine energy leaps from the ring and deals 15d6 points of damage to the creature that dealt the killing blow. The damage is of divine origin and of a nonspecific energy type. the target of the attack can make a DC 19 Reflex save to reduce the damage by half. Once the ring unleashes its energy, it turns to dust.
Strong abjuration [good]; CL 15th; Forge Ring, vengeance halo, creator must be good; Price 4,500 gp; Cost to Create 2,250 gp + 180 XP.
Source: Book of Exalted Deeds

Rings of 'Dead Life'

Many powerful undead manufacture sinister rings.

Ring of Desecration, Greater

The ring of greater desecration is a platinum band that appears simple at first glance, but when a viewer peers closely at it, the viewer can see a faint decorative etching of writhing tentacles or other things that disgust or terrify the viewer (if good) or thrill the viewer (if evil). The wearer is continually at the center of the effect of a desecrate spell.
CL 3rd; Forge Ring, desecrate; Price: 24,025 gp;
Source: Web

Ring of Desecration, Lesser

The ring of lesser desecration is a silver band that seems plain at first glance, but when a viewer peers closely at it, the viewer can see a faint decorative etching of writhing tentacles or other things that disgust or terrify the viewer (if good) or thrill the viewer (if evil). Three times per day, the wearer can speak a command word to imbue an area with a desecrate spell (duration is 6 hours).
CL 3rd; Forge Ring, desecrate; Price: 4,395 gp;
Source: Web

Ring of Unholy Aura, Greater

The ring of greater unholy aura is a smooth bone ring that possesses an unusual, faint brown-green iridescent patina. The wearer is continually under the effect of an unholy aura spell.
CL 15th Forge Ring, unholy aura; Price: 240,050 gp;
Source: Web

Ring of Unholy Aura, Lesser

The ring of lesser unholy aura is a smooth bone ring that possesses a strange, faint yellow-green iridescent patina. Once per day, the wearer can speak a command word to benefit from an unholy aura spell for 15 rounds.
CL 15th; Forge Ring, unholy aura; Price: 43,250 gp;
Source: Web


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