Ring of sustain attributes

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Obsolete: This article refers to an aspect of the game which has been removed. It is retained for historical reference only.
Type Jewellery
Name Ring of sustain attributes
Icon Ring of sustain attributes.png
This ring protects its wearer from the loss of their strength, dexterity and intelligence.

The ring of sustain attributes cuts any temporary loss of stats in half, rounding down. Note that most sources of stat loss cause you to lose a single point, so this ring completely negates those (e.g. sickness and the Deterioration mutation).

This ring does not affect stat loss directly from mutations, which are permanent.


Temporary stat loss is restored as you gain XP. Most characters can easily recover from stat drain by killing monsters. However, characters with at least 1 low stat (Berserkers, Deep Elf Wizards...) are at risk of stat zero. Sustain attributes can help avoid this lethal status when fighting stat-draining monsters.

You'll receive far more stat drain in the Tomb (death curses) and Hells (Hell's mystical force). It's important to watch your stat levels when visiting these branches, putting on sustain attributes as necessary. Even if you aren't at risk of stat zero, losing stats will reduce your effectiveness in combat. Sustained attributes can also be useful if you're using a crystal ball of energy or the staff of Wucad Mu.


  • Sustain attributes were removed in 0.19. Temporary stat losses were reduced to compensate.
  • Prior to 0.17, this item was called a ring of sustain abilities.
  • Prior to 0.15 you received a cumulative effect for wearing two rings, reducing stat loss by 75%, thus entirely negating all stat damage dealt in increments of 3 or less.
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