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23rd Aug '17 9:10:25 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series has plenty of these rings, but one in Oblivion is so useful that almost everyone will use it [[RandomlyDrops (assuming they can find it first)]]. It has a 50% Resist Magic and a 35% Reflect Spell enchantment, meaning it halves damage that most characters take from magic-based attacks (and has an additional 35% chance to reflect it back at the enemy!). Ironically enough, this particular ring is called the Mundane Ring.
** It's also possible to make custom rings that are VERY useful.
*** For instance: One can increase their character's strength by 10, in a game where max base strength is 100. Doesn't seem like too much, until you see that it lets you carry 50 pounds more gear, ''and'' hit harder in melee. (So, it's better than enchanting with "feather")
*** Unless you're looking for a fast character, due to the way the game calculates the load. Strength allows you to carry more, Feather makes you faster by making the load lighter. Both are represented by increasing the maximum carrying capacity though.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** The series has many magical rings which fit the trope. The greatest of them are the various one-of-a-kind artifact rings, often associated with the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Princes]]. Some examples to note:
*** The Ring of Khajiit, with typically bestows the wearer with enhanced quickness, silent movement, and outright invisibility, is associated with the Daedric Prince Mephala. It is said that Rajhin, the legendary [[CatFolk Khajiit]] thief, stole it from Mephala herself. However, after making use of its power too freely, Rajhin was abandoned by the ring and left exposed to his enemies. The ring is also associated with Meridia, another Daedric Prince who, through unexplained means, acquired the ring and bestowed it as a reward to her agents twice in the 3rd Era.
*** Hircine's Ring is an artifact associated with [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Hircine]], the Daedric Prince of [[EgomaniacHunter the Hunt]] and MonsterProgenitor of the [[OurWereBeastsAreDifferent werecreatures]], especially [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolves]]. Hircine is known to bestow it to worthy werewolves where, depending on the version of lycanthropy they have, either allows them [[VoluntaryShapeshifting control]] of the transformation or, for those who already can control it such as the Companions of Skyrim, allows them to transform multiple times a day.
*** Namira's Ring is an artifact associated with Namira, the Daedric Prince of the [[BodyHorror Grotesque]] and [[NatureIsNotNice Decay]]. The Ring has taken different forms, with one [[AntiMagic protecting the wearer from magical attacks]] and another allowing the wearer to [[ImAHumanitarian consume mortal flesh]] in order to gain health and enhanced health regeneration.
** The series' [[ItemCrafting Enchanting]] system allows you to create one of your own, using whatever effects you feel would best enhance your PlayerCharacter. Playing as a Mage? Enchant a Ring that boosts one of your magical skills and increases your Magicka regen rate. Playing a sneaky thief? Enchant one that turns you invisible. The cost to create such an item can get fairly exorbitant, but the
series has plenty of these rings, MoneyForNothing to cover that.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' has the ironically named Mundane Ring. It RandomlyDrops, which can make finding it a challenge,
but one in Oblivion it is so useful that almost everyone will use it [[RandomlyDrops (assuming they can find it first)]].well worth the effort. It has a 50% Resist Magic and a 35% Reflect Spell enchantment, meaning it halves damage that most characters take from magic-based attacks (and has an additional 35% chance to reflect it back at the enemy!). Ironically enough, this particular ring is called the Mundane Ring.\n** It's also possible to make custom rings that are VERY useful.\n*** For instance: One can increase their character's strength by 10, in a game where max base strength is 100. Doesn't seem like too much, until you see that it lets you carry 50 pounds more gear, ''and'' hit harder in melee. (So, it's better than enchanting with "feather")\n*** Unless you're looking for a fast character, due to the way the game calculates the load. Strength allows you to carry more, Feather makes you faster by making the load lighter. Both are represented by increasing the maximum carrying capacity though.
21st Aug '17 2:59:14 PM Polokun
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* There are plenty in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. From the simple Ring of Protection +1 to the Ring of Three Wishes, and everything in-between. It's somewhat traditional to limit ring use to at most one per hand so as to prevent some smart-aleck player character from stacking up too many magical effects in the obvious fashion.

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* There are plenty in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. From the simple Ring of Protection +1 to the Ring of Three Wishes, and everything in-between. It's somewhat traditional to limit ring use to at most one per hand so as to prevent some smart-aleck player character from stacking up too many magical effects in the obvious fashion. The in-game justification is usually that anymore then one ring on a single hand would interfere with the magical effect.
14th Aug '17 11:56:47 AM Gamermaster
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* Shamal's [[EmpathicWeapon Klarwind]] in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''. Rings that possess [[HealingHands powerful healing magic]], highly advanced sensors that can detect things that even Mid-Childa's military radars couldn't, some teleportation and communication capabilities, and [[RazorFloss energy strings]] that can restrain a target when she needs to join the battle.

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* Shamal's [[EmpathicWeapon Klarwind]] in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''.''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''. Rings that possess [[HealingHands powerful healing magic]], highly advanced sensors that can detect things that even Mid-Childa's military radars couldn't, some teleportation and communication capabilities, and [[RazorFloss energy strings]] that can restrain a target when she needs to join the battle.
28th Jul '17 7:52:04 AM himmelicht
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** The ring itself is even more powerful under Noctis's possession, as it bestows him three [[InfinityPlusOneMagic arcane magics]]: Death, Holy and Alterna, with the latter capable of warping even the mountain-sized Adamantoise into another dimension in the updated game.

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** The ring itself is even more powerful under Noctis's possession, as it bestows him three [[InfinityPlusOneMagic arcane magics]]: magics late in the game: Death, Holy and Alterna, with the latter capable of warping even the mountain-sized Adamantoise into another dimension in the updated game.
28th Jul '17 7:48:19 AM himmelicht
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** The ring itself is even more powerful under Noctis's possession, as it bestows him three [[InfinityPlusOneMagic arcane magics]]: Death, Holy and Alterna, with the latter capable of warping even the mountain-sized Adamantoise into another dimension in the updated game.
8th Jul '17 3:58:43 PM nombretomado
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** "Suleiman-bin-Daoud was strong. Upon the third finger of the right hand he wore a ring. When he turned it once, [[OurGeniesAreDifferent Afrits and Djinns]] came Out of the earth to do whatever he told them. When he turned it twice, [[OurFairiesAreDifferent Fairies]] came down from the sky to do whatever he told them; and when he turned it three times, [[OurAngelsAreDifferent the very great angel]] [[TheScourgeOfGod Azrael of the Sword]] came dressed as a water-carrier, and told him the news of the three worlds,--Above--Below--and Here." --from ''[[JustSoStory The Butterfly that Stamped]]'', by RudyardKipling.

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** "Suleiman-bin-Daoud was strong. Upon the third finger of the right hand he wore a ring. When he turned it once, [[OurGeniesAreDifferent Afrits and Djinns]] came Out of the earth to do whatever he told them. When he turned it twice, [[OurFairiesAreDifferent Fairies]] came down from the sky to do whatever he told them; and when he turned it three times, [[OurAngelsAreDifferent the very great angel]] [[TheScourgeOfGod Azrael of the Sword]] came dressed as a water-carrier, and told him the news of the three worlds,--Above--Below--and Here." --from ''[[JustSoStory The Butterfly that Stamped]]'', by RudyardKipling.Creator/RudyardKipling.
3rd Jul '17 5:40:45 PM NamulithOfShuwa
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* Not exactly a Ring of ''Power'', but the Dragon Ring in ''Literature/SeptimusHeap'' fits perfectly. ** Also, the two-faced ring used by Merrin Meredith and Dom Daniel counts, as it amplifies the dark magic of the wearer.

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* Not exactly a Ring of ''Power'', but the Dragon Ring in ''Literature/SeptimusHeap'' fits perfectly.
** Also, the two-faced ring used by Merrin Meredith and Dom Daniel counts, as it amplifies the dark magic of the wearer.
3rd Jul '17 5:40:00 PM NamulithOfShuwa
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* Not exactly a Ring of ''Power'', but the Dragon Ring in ''Literature/SeptimusHeap'' fits perfectly. **Also, the two-faced ring used by Merrin Meredith and Dom Daniel counts, as it amplifies the dark magic of the wearer.

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* Not exactly a Ring of ''Power'', but the Dragon Ring in ''Literature/SeptimusHeap'' fits perfectly. **Also, ** Also, the two-faced ring used by Merrin Meredith and Dom Daniel counts, as it amplifies the dark magic of the wearer.
3rd Jul '17 5:38:41 PM NamulithOfShuwa
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* Not exactly a Ring of ''Power'', but the Dragon Ring in ''Literature/SeptimusHeap'' fits perfectly.

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* Not exactly a Ring of ''Power'', but the Dragon Ring in ''Literature/SeptimusHeap'' fits perfectly. **Also, the two-faced ring used by Merrin Meredith and Dom Daniel counts, as it amplifies the dark magic of the wearer.
25th May '17 1:00:38 PM case
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* The original version of 'Literature/{{Aladdin}}'' features ''two'' genies, one being the Genie of the Lamp, the other the Genie of the Ring. When the villain steals the lamp, Aladdin's wife and palace, Aladdin uses the magic ring to summon its Genie to help him get them back.

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* The original version of 'Literature/{{Aladdin}}'' ''Literature/{{Aladdin}}'' features ''two'' genies, one being the Genie of the Lamp, the other the Genie of the Ring. When the villain steals the lamp, Aladdin's wife and palace, Aladdin uses the magic ring to summon its Genie to help him get them back.
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