Ring of death

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Not to be confused with Ring of the Dead.
For other variants of this item, see imbued and overcharged, overcharged, imbued.
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A ring of death is a ring made by enchanting a hydrix ring with Enchant Level 6 Jewellery (requiring level 87 Magic) or an enchant onyx tablet. It has two passive effects when worn:

  • When a target is killed, there is a 50% chance of restoring the wearer's adrenaline by 1% for every 1,500 of the target's maximum life points, to a maximum of 5% adrenaline.
  • If the wearer dies, they will be teleported to the last respawn hub visited, with all items intact (including familiars) and stats restored, at a cost of 15% of the ring's charge (effectively costing 992,925 coins). When this happens, the player receives the message: Your ring of death glows brightly shrouding you from death's gaze for 15% of its charge. This effect does not work while in the Wilderness and will not activate for Hardcore Ironman accounts.[1][2]

When using the ring, one should consider the risk of dying while fighting a boss, and how much it costs to reclaim their items from Death. If the reclaim cost is lower than the value stated above (either due to item degradation or artificial values), players are better off paying Death or reclaiming the items themselves. It should always be taken to any boss encounter where high-level gear and/or switches are used, to offset the costs of dying should it occur, such as Nex: Angel of Death and Solak.

The ring currently has the second highest style bonuses of any ring behind its imbued version, as well as the highest Prayer bonus of any ring.

The ring degrades to a broken state after 100,000 hits in combat; as with all enchanted hydrix jewellery, it can be recharged by 50% by using a cut onyx on it (so a full recharge effectively costs 6,619,500 coins).

Note: When attempting to wear a new (tradeable) ring of death, a warning message will appear stating that if you wear it, it will become permanently untradeable. Even if it is not used or onyxes are used to return it to full charges, it remains untradeable. If the ring is lost in the Wilderness, the killer is rewarded with 625,000 coins and the ring is not reobtainable.

The ring of death can be imbued by the Armoursmith for 15,000 Teci, making the ring of death (i). This increases damage bonuses by 2.5 and retains all special effects and degradation.

The ring can be overcharged by Death for 5 cut onyx and 25 black stone hearts, after unlocking the ability to overcharge the ring for 150 Reaper points, making the ring of death (o). This increases the equipment charges to 500,000, making each death drain 3% charge and onyxes repair 10% charge each. Rings can be both imbued and overcharged, in either order, making the ring of death (i)(o).

Combat stats[edit | edit source]

Creation[edit | edit source]

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SpellTabletCraft and enchantCraft and enchant from incomplete
Ring of death.png Ring of death
Magic-Hourglass.pngMake-X GE icon.png
97 XP-3 (1.8s) 75,516,826
Requirements
Magic Magic level87
link = Lvl-6 Enchant Enchanted using the Lvl-6 Enchant spell
P2P icon.png Members only
Materials
ItemQuantityPriceTotal
Hydrix ring.pngHydrix ring139,848,32839,848,328
Cosmic rune.pngCosmic rune1306306
Fire rune.pngFire rune201122,240
Earth rune.pngEarth rune2017340
Total price39,851,214
Profit35,665,612
Ring of death.png Ring of death
(Enchant tablet)
--Hourglass.pngMake-X GE icon.png
--2 (1.2s) 75,516,826
Requirements
P2P icon.png Members only
Materials
ItemQuantityPriceTotal
Hydrix ring.pngHydrix ring139,848,32839,848,328
Enchant onyx.pngEnchant onyx1634634
Total price39,848,962
Profit35,667,864
Ring of death.png Ring of death
CraftingMagicHourglass.pngMake-X GE icon.png
130 XP97 XP6 (3.6s) 75,516,826
Requirements
Crafting Crafting level79
Crafting
P2P icon.png Members only
Materials
ItemQuantityPriceTotal
Gold bar.pngGold bar11,0111,011
Hydrix.pngHydrix174,957,73574,957,735
Cosmic rune.pngCosmic rune1306306
Fire rune.pngFire rune201122,240
Earth rune.pngEarth rune2017340
Total price74,961,632
Profit555,194
Ring of death.png Ring of death
CraftingMagicHourglass.pngMake-X GE icon.png
327.5 XP97 XP7 (4.2s) 75,516,826
Requirements
Crafting Crafting level79
Crafting
P2P icon.png Members only
Materials
ItemQuantityPriceTotal
Gold bar.pngGold bar11,0111,011
Incomplete hydrix.pngIncomplete hydrix171,396,26171,396,261
Onyx.pngOnyx13,309,7503,309,750
Cosmic rune.pngCosmic rune1306306
Fire rune.pngFire rune201122,240
Earth rune.pngEarth rune2017340
Total price74,709,908
Profit806,918

Comparison with other rings[edit | edit source]

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Prior to 17 August 2015, the ring of death, like all hydrix jewellery, degraded to dust.
  • The ring previously enabled Hardcore Ironmen to keep all their items after dying but this was disabled.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 9 September 2019 (Update):
    • Item effects are no longer cleared from the buff bar when the Ring of Death activates.
  • patch 15 April 2019 (Update):
    • Overcharged rings of death can now be worn via the action bar.
  • ninja 17 August 2015 (Update):
    • Hydrix jewellery will now degrade to a broken state rather than dust.
  • ninja 13 July 2015 (Update):
    • Ring of death: Will now make death "safe" at a charge cost.
    • Ring of death: Chance for a part of the defeated NPC's life points to be added to adrenaline.
  • patch 8 June 2015 (Update):
    • The ring of death heal splat now shows the correct value in Legacy mode.
  • patch 8 September 2014 (Update):
    • Hydrix jewellery can now be repaired with onyx. You can now use a cut onyx on any enchanted hydrix jewellery to recharge it by 50% per gem.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Mod Pi. HCIM Ring of Death update. "ALL THE AMBIGUITY!! lol sorry, Currently: it will save you from losing a life. Soon: it wont even activate on death for hardcore ironmen"*
  2. ^ Mod Poerkie. Seeking JMOD confirmation or any other reasonable evidence.. "....and what of your items? it counts as a normal death, the ring of death doesn't Trigger."*