Ring of slaying ( = )
Item Type Ring
Artifact? No
Weight 1s
Danger Level 15
Material Adamantium

Rings of slaying grant a bonus to melee and missile damage, usually of +6 to both. The melee bonus is variable, and can be as low as +4, or high as +12. For missiles, the modifier appears to be always +6.


High. Six extra points of damage is a considerable addition, equivalent to several points of Strength and weapon skill.

Due to the rather high danger level of these items, it is more likely that the player will find bonuses above the base. Wearing two rings of slaying with a +9 melee bonus would add to a huge total of 18 extra points to damage, before modifiers such as slaying/critical hits, blessed weapons vs. demons and undead, and so on.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

They can be generated in the same manner as all generic loot. It seems possible, although extremely rare, to have one among the starting rings of Wizard PCs, at the very least[1].

Greater Identify information[]

-------- uncursed ring of slaying (+6 melee damage, +6 missile damage...-------

When used in melee combat it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d8+6 points
of damage. When used as a missile it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d8+6
points of damage.

Some item DLs and/or stat modifier distribution taken from Anilatx's research.