Ring Me Up, Too!

June 15th, 2016

Joshua Zaback

Magic Market Archive

                Magic rings have always been some of my favorite magical items; they just have a certain mystique to them. They also tend to be relegated to the premium treasure section of the GM's horde, making them tough to come by for lower-level characters. The rings that are available at lower levels tend to be less exciting than even the most boring of wondrous items, and that’s a great shame. This week’s Magic Market is all about rings that carry that premium magical feel, without the premium price tag.


RANGER’S RING              PRICE 1,500 gp
Slot ring; CL 5th; Weight
Aura faint divination

                These simple rings are forged from a single band of unadorned silver and appear to be nothing other than mundane jewelry, and a cheap example at that. In fact, these rings, commonly worn by rangers and other wary travelers, carry a potent magical charm that warns the wearer of impending danger.
                When created, each ranger’s ring is attuned to a certain creature type (or in the case of humanoids and outsiders, a subtype). Whenever a creature with the chosen creature type or subtype comes within 100 feet of the wearer of one of these rings, the ranger’s ring warms the wearer’s finger and glows with a bright blue radiance, alerting the wearer to potential danger. Additionally, the wearer of one of these rings gains a heightened sense of the creature, increasing the wearer’s favored enemy bonus against the chosen creature type, if any, by +1

Construction Requirements       Cost 750 gp

Forge Ring, locate creature


RING OF CIRCLES          PRICE 5,000 gp
Slot ring; CL 5th; Weight
Aura faint divination

                A ring of circles is a silver ring made from the magical dust that once served as the material component for a magic circle spell. The ring is also carved with dozens of tiny and intricate magical circles which glow faintly when worn by a creature capable of casting of a magic circle spell of the same kind used in creation of the ring.
                Regardless of the origin of the silver used to construct the ring, a ring of circles has a number of potent properties relating to magic circle spell. Firstly, the wearer is not subject to any aspect of a magic circle spell he did not cast; the wearer may choose to suppress or resume this benefit as a free action. Secondly, the wearer can use the ring of circles as an additional focus whenever he casts a magic circle spell; if he does, the ring conjures enough powdered silver to supply the spell components for the spell. Finally, if the wearer is an occultist with the magic circles class feature, he can draw upon the ring’s power in order to create his magic circles in half the usual amount of time, and an occultist with the fast circles class feature can create magic circles as a swift action.

Construction Requirements       Cost 2,500 gp

Forge Ring, magic circle


RING OF SPELL STRIKES             PRICE 2,000 gp
Slot ring; CL 5th; Weight
Aura faint divination

                These elegant rings are usually made from gold, though some platinum examples exist and are set with a half dozen tiny rubies, making the ring valuable regardless of its enchantment. To anyone who dons the ring, however, it quickly becomes clear it is more than a simple piece of jewelry, as it hums on the wearer’s finger with magical power.
                These rings focus and direct magical energies which are held in the hand, allowing them to be delivered both more potently and more accurately than normal. The wearer gains a +1 bonus on attack rolls with a range of touch. Additionally, the ring increases the wearer’s caster level by +1 for the purposes of determining the damage of spells with a range of touch spells (this has no effect on spells which do not deal damage, and the bonus to the wearer’s caster level does not apply to other effects, such as overcoming spell resistance).

Construction Requirements       Cost 1,000 gp

Forge Ring, true strike