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#REDIRECT [[Ring of sustain attributes]]
|name=Ring of sustain abilities
|cost= 175
''Not to be confused with the [[ring of sustenance]].''
{{flavour|This ring protects its wearer from the loss of their strength, dexterity and intelligence.}}
The '''ring of sustain abilities''' 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 [[Bad mutations#Deterioration|Deterioration mutation]]).
Note that this does not affect the ''permanent'' loss of abilities that might be incurred by [[mutation]]s.
For a healthy character, this is not worth carrying around.  But if you happen to have in in your inventory, you could put it on if you come across a monster capable of draining your stats, or if you get sick.  Or you could just not bother.
[[Deep dwarves]] (who do not regain stats naturally) and [[mummies]] (who can only regain stats by waiting or spending a permanent MP) might consider wearing one of these rings all the time, and even for them, a good resistance is usually a better choice, since stat drain is rarely immediately life-threatening.
However, the [[Bad mutations#deterioration|deterioration mutation]] makes these rings become far more useful. Level 1 of that mutation is generally just annoying, but at levels 2 and 3, it becomes almost a necessity to wear one of these rings until you can get rid of the mutation. A deep dwarf with any level of deterioration will nearly always want to be wearing 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.

Latest revision as of 17:41, 17 November 2015