Ring of ice ( = )
Item Type Ring
Artifact? No
Weight 1s
Danger Level 4
Material Mithril

Rings of ice may protect all of the PC's items (both equipped items and items in the PC's backpack) from fire damage, although this depends heavily on the ring's B/U/C status: blessed rings have a ~95% chance of providing protection per turn of fire damage, whilst uncursed might work if two are worn. Cursed rings are useless.

The most reliable protection (99%+ chance) can be achieved by wearing a blessed ring of ice on both hands.

Rings of ice almost always appear as mithril rings when unidentified.


Useful throughout the game, as there are many monsters and traps which can deal fire damage. Particularly useful in the Tower of Eternal Flames, though wearing even 2 blessed rings will not provide complete protection.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

The dwarven mystic will give a ring of ice to PCs of neutral alignment. They also can be generated in the same manner as all generic loot.

Whilst not nearly a guaranteed (or indeed common) source, a particular statue can generate two rings of ice for a PC.

Greater Identify information[]

------------------------------ blessed ring of ice-----------------------------

When used in melee combat it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d1 points of
damage. When used as a missile it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d1
points of damage.