Rings

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Description[edit]

Magical Rings are for the magic-users and the mundane alike. The use of these rings is quite simple: put a ring on your finger, and whatever magical ability it grants takes effect immediately. However, magic rings that provide regeneration or invisibility also have a drawback: they vanish after a period of use. Still, they are a must-have for adventurers, to be used only when necessary, in order to preserve them. Protection rings on the other hand do not vanish.

History[edit]

Magical rings of all three variants (protection, invisibility and regeneration) first appeared in Ultima V. From there on, they functioned the same (none appeared in Ultima VIII and Ultima IX). Other variants of magical rings with new effects, which were not special items, appeared in the Ultima Underworld games, working under different rules.

Locations[edit]

Sub article: Locations

Variants[edit]

Magic rings exist in three variants in Britannia:

Invisibility Ring[edit]

Game Image Weight Protection Duration Effect
Ultima V U5-ring.png n/a +0 Limited. This ring makes the wearer invisible, as the spell Invisibility would do. Ring has a chance of disappearing when put on, and at start of each battle (including dungeon rooms and camping).
Ultima VI RingofInvisibilityU6.PNG 0.1 Stones +0 Limited, ... turns of use. This ring makes the wearer invisible, as the spell Invisibility would do. Ring vanishes after a set time of use.
Ultima Underworld InvisiUW1.png +0 Permanent Invisibility, like in the spell, is granted.
Ultima VII RingofInvisibilityU7.PNG 0.1 Stones +0 Limited, ... minutes of use. This ring makes the wearer invisible, as the spell Invisibility would do. Ring vanishes after a set time of use.
Ultima Underworld II
Ultima VII Part Two RingofInvisibilityU7.PNG 0.1 Stones +0 Limited, ... minutes of use. This ring makes the wearer invisible, as the spell Invisibility would do. Ring vanishes after a set time of use.

Protection Ring[edit]

Game Image Weight Protection Duration Effect
Ultima V U5-ring.png n/a +2 Adds extra armour to the wearer.
Ultima IV (NES port) n/a n/a  ? Permanent Known simply as "ring". It replaces armour for the wearer.
It is the best armor for the Druid and the Ranger classes
(who would otherwise be limited to the leather armor).
Ultima VI ProtectionRingU6.PNG 0.1 Stones +5 Adds extra armour to the wearer.
Ultima Underworld ResistBlows.png  ? Permanent The wearer is enabled to resist blows better (raise defense).
Ultima VII RingofProtectionU7.PNG 0.1 Stones +2 The wearer gets a higher armour class, as if wearing another, invisible, shield.
Ultima Underworld II  ? Permanent Extra protection (defense) is added to the wearer.
Ultima VII Part Two RingofProtectionU7.PNG 0.1 Stones +2 The wearer gets a higher armour class, as if wearing another, invisible, shield.

Regeneration Ring[edit]

Game Image Weight Protection Duration Effect
Ultima V U5-ring.png n/a +0 Limited. This ring provides steady healing, substituting healing potions and spells. Ring has a chance of disappearing when put on, and at start of each battle (including dungeon rooms and camping).
Ultima VI RegenerationRingU6.PNG 0.1 Stones +0 Limited, ... turns of use. This ring provides steady healing, substituting healing potions and spells. Ring vanishes after a set time of use.
Ultima Underworld RegenUW1.png +0 Permanent The ring regenerates health constantly.
Ultima VII RingofRegenerationU7.PNG 0.1 Stones +0 Limited, ... minutes of use. This ring provides steady healing, substituting healing potions and spells. Ring vanishes after a set time of use.
Ultima Underworld II +0 Permanent The ring regenerates health constantly.
Ultima VII Part Two RingofRegenerationU7.PNG 0.1 Stones +0 Limited, ... minutes of use. This ring provides steady healing, substituting healing potions and spells. Ring vanishes after a set time of use.

Trivia[edit]

  • Some other rings than these important ones, like the Blink Ring, Ring of Leap, Ring of Levitate, Ring of Magic Protection, Ring of Mana Regeneration and others exists as well.
  • Magical rings found in the Underworld series do not vanish from use, remaining available infinitely.