Meat ring

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% Meat ring.png
Name meat ring
Base price 5 zm
Nutrition 5
Turns to eat 1
Weight 1
Conduct meat

A meat ring is a comestible that appears in NetHack. It gives 5 nutrition when eaten.


Meat rings are only generated by casting stone to flesh at a ring that is made of mineral or gemstone material. It can be worn like a normal ring, but will not do anything.

List of mineral and gemstone rings

Rings with the following appearances can be turned into meat rings:

  • agate
  • black onyx
  • clay
  • coral
  • diamond
  • emerald
  • granite
  • jade
  • moonstone
  • opal
  • ruby
  • sapphire
  • tiger eye
  • topaz


Meat rings are usually accidental creations and provide very little nutrition; since they count as comestibles, they cannot be polymorphed into other rings.

If the player lacks other means of uncursing a cursed mineral or gemstone ring, a viable method is to drop all other mineral and gemstone items and then cast stone to flesh on themselves. The ring(s) can then be eaten freely, though it will still have the adverse effects of Food#rotten food.

Meat rings also count as treats for carnivorous pets, and can be used to raise the pet's apport – this is the best use for accidentally-made meat rings, since other "junk" rings can simply be used as polyfodder.

Encyclopedia entry

See the encyclopedia entry for meatball.