Ring of kinship

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The party interface

The ring of kinship is an item used to create parties for exploring Daemonheim with the Dungeoneering skill. It provides an unlimited number of teleports to the peninsula, along with numerous other uses including the ability to enter the dungeons, view Dungeoneering party details and customise the ring to apply various combat and non-combat classes. The ring is given to the player by the Dungeoneering tutor at the entrance of Daemonheim and is one of the few items that players are permitted to take into the dungeon from the surface.

Alternative methods of arriving at Daemonheim are:

The ring of kinship's teleport will not work beyond level 20 Wilderness.

Combat stats[edit | edit source]

Teleport[edit | edit source]

Parties[edit | edit source]

Each party of players is linked by a ring of kinship which allows the player to form, join, and manage a party. There is also a room in Daemonheim which allows players to have a party selected at random for them.

To form a party, the player must click on the "Form Party" button in the party interface. Once the party is formed, the player may invite other players to the party or leave the party (so others can invite the player). There are options to change the floor number and complexity level, and another to toggle Guide Mode on or off. It also shows the player's current progress and previous progress.

Reset progress[edit | edit source]

There is also the option to reset progress. When your progress has been reset, you will keep your current prestige, which will give Dungeoneering experience from this prestige when completing dungeons again.

Classes[edit | edit source]

12 possible classes

Members can customise their ring by purchasing class upgrades with Dungeoneering Tokens while within Daemonheim. There are twelve possible classes, and only one may be active at a time. However two classes can be activated if you have done at least the Easy Tasks of the Daemonheim set. In order to take advantage of the upgrades, players must wear the rings.

If a player dies outside of Daemonheim with the ring, the player can regain it from the Dungeoneering tutor free. The ring will not lose its upgrade, and the tokens spent on upgrading the ring are not wasted.

An upgraded ring of kinship does not have any boost in a F2P world.

Role Class Effect Tier
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Meleer Tank Damage is reduced when wearing a shield. -6% -7% -8% -9% -10% -11% -12% -13% -14% -15%
Tactician Increases chance of hitting with one handed melee weapons. +2% +4% +6% +8% +10% +12% +14% +16% +18% +20%
Berserker Increases chance of hitting with two-handed melee weapons. +2% +4% +6% +8% +10% +12% +14% +16% +18% +20%
Ranger Sniper Increases chance of hitting with a bow. +2% +4% +6% +8% +10% +12% +14% +16% +18% +20%
Keen-eye Chance of decreasing target's Defence with ranged attacks. 40% 47% 53% 60% 67% 73% 80% 87% 93% 100%
Desperado Increases damage of ranged attacks. +11% +12% +13% +14% +15% +16% +17% +18% +19% +20%
Mage Blazer Chance of applying the combust effect to your target. 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50%
Blaster Chance to slow down an opponent's attack speed. 12% 14% 16% 18% 20% 22% 24% 26% 28% 30%
Blitzer Increases your chance of hitting with magic weapons. +5% +10% +15% +20% +25% +30% +35% +40% +45% +50%
Skiller Medic Increases the amount you heal other players. +20% +23% +27% +30% +33% +37% +40% +43% +47% +50%
Gatherer Chance of extra resources and skill task damage reduction. 20% 23% 27% 30% 33% 37% 40% 43% 47% 50%
Artisan Chance of saving resources 20% 23% 27% 30% 33% 37% 40% 43% 47% 50%
Increase Runecrafting level when crafting multiple runes +1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 +9 +10
Upgrade Cost (Tokens) 135 175 335 660 1,360 3,400 6,800 18,750 58,600 233,000
Cumulative Cost (Tokens) 135 310 645 1,305 2,665 6,065 12,865 31,615 90,215 323,215

The cost of upgrading increases dramatically after tier 8 because players who have earned enough tokens to achieve those tiers will also have a significantly increased capacity to earn Dungeoneering tokens.[1] To get tier 10 in all of the 12 roles you must obtain 3,878,580 tokens which is equivalent to at least 38,785,800 experience (Level 110).

Quick-switch[edit | edit source]

Players can quickly switch from one type to another using Quick-switch on the ring's right-click menu.

This error message appears if the option has not been configured. "You have no ring selected to quick-switch to. Select 'Customise' and pick a secondary ring to quick-switch to."

To select the secondary ring, right-click on "Switch-to" in the customise interface and choose "Quick-switch".

Secondary class[edit | edit source]

With the release of the Daemonheim achievements on 10 September 2013, a secondary class can be selected after completion of the easy tasks, from the "secondary" section when accessing the "customisation" interface. Players are able to right-click the "switch-to" settings and select "secondary".

After the easy tasks, the secondary ring will have 25% effect, the medium tasks increase this to 50%, the hard tasks to 75% and finally the elite tasks make the secondary class 100% effective.

Controversy[edit | edit source]

When the ring of kinship classes were released on 19 July 2010 with the Dungeoneering 1.5 update, in the original update post, the berserker class effect was described as "Increases Strength levels when calculating damage."[2] Players who purchased this class quickly discovered that when they used spears, they did not get the damage boost. They began to suspect that in order to gain the damage boost, they had to be in the aggressive stance, which spears did not have. They cited the Dungeoneering 1.5 Developers' Blog, which had a work-in-progress screenshot of the class interface which described the berserker class effect as "Increases max hit when in aggressive stance."[3] Initially, Mod Mark H stated that the berserker class did not require the aggressive stance to use,[4] however soon afterwards Mod Emilee and Mod Trick confirmed players' suspicions that they must be in the aggressive stance.[1][5] Many players were very upset by this, since many meleers use spears exclusively while in the dungeon, due to the fact that they have the ability to fight with stab, slash or crush without having to change weapons. They felt that they had wasted a vast amount of tokens on a ring that was of no use to them, and that they were not at fault due to the discrepancy between the Update post, the Game Guide, and the actual mechanics of the game. In response to this, Jagex began looking into ways to reimburse players,[5] and stated that they were working on a one-time only reset option, which was offered on 19 August, 2010.

Other uses[edit | edit source]

Free players may find the ring of kinship useful for a variety of tasks, as it teleports players very close to a bank. This can be used to make Fishing, Woodcutting, or Mining less time consuming. This is the third-fastest teleport to a bank in free-to-play, roughly tied with Archaeology journal. War's Retreat Teleport is the fastest, but requires Combat level 60 and 10 boss kills to unlock. Clan vexillum is second fastest, but it requires being in a clan and is equipped in the weapon slot.

Members can combine this ring with a spirit graahk familiar for Runecrafting but using a Tokkul-Zo or ring of duelling are still faster options. It has no combat bonuses and can be taken onto Entrana. Law rune running can be convenient as banking time is shortened.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

  • Dungeoneer Ring (RuneScore.png 20) – Fully upgrade your ring of kinship.
  • Dungeon Mage (RuneScore.png 20) – Fully upgrade the magic roles on your ring of kinship.
  • Dungeon Ranger (RuneScore.png 20) – Fully upgrade the ranged roles on your ring of kinship.
  • Dungeon Warrior (RuneScore.png 20) – Fully upgrade the melee roles on your ring of kinship.
  • Dungeon Skiller (RuneScore.png 20) – Fully upgrade the skiller roles on your ring of kinship.
  • Kinprovements (RuneScore.png 15) – Wear a ring of kinship with a fully upgraded role. e.g. Tank, Medic.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

The update history project is a work-in-progress – not all updates to this topic may be covered below. See here for how to help out!
  • patch 18 November 2019 (Update):
    • Ring of Kinship will no longer dupe while item is in the bank.
  • patch 14 October 2019 (Update):
    • Fixed an issue causing Rings of Kinship to disappear.
  • patch 28 January 2019 (Update):
    • No longer able to duplicate the ring of kinship via leaving a dungeon with a full inventory of skill capes.
  • patch 19 November 2018 (Update):
    • Ring of Kinship upgrade achievements will no longer be lost when the ring is reset.
  • patch 27 October 2014 (Update):
    • It is now possible to buy Ring of Kinship resets as intended.
  • patch 4 February 2014 (Update):
    • The Gatherer role on the ring of kinship now includes Divination.
  • patch 7 January 2014 (Update):
    • Right clicking the floor and complexity change button on the Dungeoneering party interface now functions correctly.
  • patch 13 August 2013 (Update):
    • The interfaces for the photo booth, Explorer's ring alchemy, price checker, emotes, trading, and the Dungeoneering party, floor and complexity settings have all been updated.
  • hotfix 18 March 2013 (Update):
    • Players can no longer view other player's inventories using the Ring of Kinship outside of a Dungeoneering floor.
  • patch 15 March 2011 (Update):
    • Trying to quick-switch a non-customised version of this ring will no longer complain about teleporting.
  • patch 19 July 2010 (Update):
    • The ring of kinship is now a little more helpful when you try to enter a dungeon.
  • patch 5 July 2010 (Update):
    • Fixed a minor issue whereby two rings of kinship could be obtained at once.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Prior to July 2011, if a player left a dungeon early by climbing the ladder in the start room, it was possible to rejoin the party by entering the name of a member currently in the party. This only worked if that member had private chat on. Typing the player's own name did not work and would result in the message, "You want to party with yourself?" It is no longer possible for a player to rejoin a party after leaving using the ladder in the start room.
  • When the ring is held up to an open flame outside a dungeon, or when destroyed on top of the Wilderness North Volcano, a message appears, alluding to the One Ring from the Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. When used inside a dungeon, a message will be revealed on the ring reading "Nothing interesting happens", which completes the "Invisible Ink" Daemonheim task.
  • When one is on a free-to-play server and attempts to teleport to Daemonheim with the ring while dungeoneering, a message will appear that says "You must be in a member's world to do this," although members may not teleport out of a dungeon via the ring either.
  • If the Ring of Kinship is destroyed or banked before starting Dungeoneering, you will be granted another one.
  • Whilst Dungeoneering, the Ring of Kinship cannot be destroyed.
  • In Vengeance, one of the Fremennik Sagas, it is revealed that the Ring of Kinship is what makes you respawn when you die in Daemonheim.
  • Divination was added to the Gatherer role on 4 February 2014.
  • Using the ring on one of the tables in the start room would kick the player out of the dungeon.
  • The ring formerly allowed the player to check their Dungeoneering journals via a right-click option.
  • Before the Evolution of Combat, the ring's teleport could not be used while in combat.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ a b Mod Emilee. "Game Update FAQ - 19/07/10." 25 July 2010. Recent Updates Forums.
  2. ^ Mod Mark, Mod Chris L, Mod Liono and Mod Trick. "Dungeoneering Update." 19 July 2010. RuneScape News.
  3. ^ Mod Liono. "Dungeoneering: Beyond the Release." 28 May 2010. Developers' Blogs.
  4. ^ Mod Mark H. "-PLEASE!- Change the Tank Ring." 19 July 2010. Recent Updates Forums.
  5. ^ a b Mod Trick. "Bezerker problem, Mod Mark H." 21 July 2010. Recent updates Forums.