Ring of slaying

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Version 0.25: This article may not be up to date for the latest stable release of Crawl.
Type Jewellery
Name Ring of slaying
Icon Ring of slaying.png
A ring that increases or decreases the wearer's effectiveness with ranged weapons and melee attacks, depending on its degree of enchantment.

A +4 or -4 ring of slaying affects the accuracy and damage of your melee (including unarmed), ranged, and auxiliary attacks. Negatively enchanted rings are usually cursed.

A functionally identical effect occasionally appears on artefact jewellery and armour, denoted as "Slay ±X".


Very high; more damage and accuracy means killing enemies faster, which means less exposure to their attacks. Characters with fast weapons and/or auxiliary attacks benefit the most from slaying, as the bonus is applied with each attack; users of unarmed combat and throwing weapons will also appreciate a ring of slaying, as neither method is subject to weapon enchantments.


  • Prior to 0.25, enchantments were random values between 1 and 6 (positive and negative).
  • Before the weapon enchantment merge in 0.15, rings of slaying had two distinct bonuses--one for accuracy, and one for damage.
  • Prior to 0.10, slaying was more powerful, as it was included before the weapon skill multiplier.
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