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 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 1500 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 369,467 coins). This effect does not work while in the Wilderness and will NOT activate for Hardcore Ironmen accounts.[1][2]

When using the ring, one should consider how many times they may die while fighting a boss, and how much it costs to reclaim the items from Death. If the reclaim cost is lower than the value stated above, players are better off paying Death or reclaiming the items themselves. The ring is useful in high-level boss fights where multiple switches are used, 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 2,463,110 coins).

When attempting to wear a new (tradeable) ring, 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 is still untradeable. One should consider if they will be using the ring often before equipping it.

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% and onyxes repair 10% each. Rings can be both imbued and overcharged, in either order, making the ring of death (i)(o).

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.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Mod Pi. [HCIMRing 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."