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"We have varying degrees of rings of protection. These rings are designed to protect the individual who wears. We have one with a basic enchantment and one with one step higher above that."
Sherri describing the Rings of Protection available at Gilmore's Glorious Goods[src]

A Ring of Protection is an enchanted ring that provides magical protection to the wearer.[2] They come in varying levels of enchantment.[9]

History Edit

Rings of Protection of two levels of enchantment were available for sale at Gilmore's Glorious Goods in Emon. When Vox Machina came by on a shopping trip, party members Pike Trickfoot and Keyleth expressed interest in it, and the party purchases the ring, in addition to several other magic items,[10] and Keyleth would eventually come into possession of it.[11] Vox Machina would later spend some time divvying up their recently purchased magic items, including the Ring of Protection, and Vex'ahlia Vessar would keep it.[12]

An elderly woman who assisted The Broker in a mission to kill Lillith Daturai wore a Ring of Protection. After she was killed, Vox Machina looted it off her body.[7] It was likely this particular Ring of Protection that that Vox Machina presented to the Fire Giant Whaska in the City of Brass as payment for information, which the giant rejected.[13]

Slayer's Take member Kashaw Vesh held a Ring of Protection.[6]

In Tal'Dorei, Rings of Protection were worn by cyclops Stormcallers.[4]

In 835 P.D., Mighty Nein party member Fjord inquired shopkeeper Pumat Sol if he had any "articles of enchantment", such as a ring, cloak, or bracelet.[14] Later, while adventuring beneath Bazzoxan, the Mighty Nein discover a magical ring that party member Caleb Widogast casts Identify on, revealing it to be a Ring of Protection. The ring is promptly given to party member Yasha Nydoorin.[8]

Behind the scenes Edit

The Ring of Protection is a magic item in Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition that first appeared in the Dungeon Master's Guide, which was published in November 2014.[15] The Ring of Protection made its first appearance in the first campaign episode "Shopping and Shipping" (1x14). In Exandria, Rings of Protection can have different levels of enchantment; in the official rules, however, only have one level of enchantment.

Mechanics Edit

The Ring of Protection is categorized as a Ring, and +1 Rings of Protection are of a rare rarity. They requires attunement, and provide the wearer with a +1 or +2 bonus to their armor class and saving throws.[1]

Appearances Edit

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References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 DDB Ring of Protection on D&D Beyond
  2. See "Shopping and Shipping" (1x14) at 2:19:49.
  3. See "Shopping and Shipping" (1x14) at 2:20:03.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Critical Role: Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting, p. 132.
  5. See from Sx30 through 4:06:58.
  6. See "Critical Role Q&A and Battle Royale!" (Sx08) at 3:22:20.
  7. See "Crimson Diplomacy" (1x25) at 3:36:38.
  8. See "Beneath Bazzoxan" (2x66) at 1:11:46.
  9. See "Shopping and Shipping" (1x14) at 2:19:56.
  10. See "Shopping and Shipping" (1x14) from 2:19:49 through 2:35:46.
  11. See "Denizens of the Moonbrush" (1x61) at 2:28:31.
  12. See "Skyward" (1x15) at 2:24:48.
  13. See "Where the Cards Fall" (1x75) at 47:00.
  14. See "Lost & Found" (2x13) at 3:35:21.
  15. Dungeon Master's Guide 5th Edition 5th edition, p. 191

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