Ring of cold resistance
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In addition to random generation, the ring of cold resistance can be sold in general shops and jewelers' shops.
The following information pertains to an upcoming version (3.7.0). If this version is now released, please verify that it is still accurate, then update the page to incorporate this information.Per commit 9942b65d, extrinsic sources of an elemental resistance now has a 99⁄100 chance of protecting your inventory from that type of damage, making the ring much more useful in the long term.
Like some other resistance rings, the ring of cold resistance may be worth wearing early on to deal with obstacles such as an early wand of cold, or else as aid in obtaining the property intrinsically: for example, blue jellies are sessile but cannot be attacked in melee without triggering their cold passives, and winter wolves and their cubs can generate in the early game and cause severe damage with their breath. Their corpses and tins along of such monsters also serve as decent sources of the intrinsic - additionally, once you have reflection, most sources of cold damage are also unlikely to be a concern.
The following information pertains to an upcoming version (3.7.0). If this version is now released, please verify that it is still accurate, then update the page to incorporate this information.The ring protecting inventory from cold damage 99% of the time makes it much more useful in protecting potions from cold damage; freezing spheres also explode in a 3x3 range rather than directly at their target as of commit 6b60618e, making the ring and other extrinsic sources of cold resistance an ideal defense.
The ring of cold resistance is 150zm like many other rings with resistance properties.
In Hack 1.21, which is based on Jay Fenlason's Hack, a ring of fire and cold resistance exists that confers both properties. The ring of cold resistance appears as its own item in Hack for PDP-11, and is also included in the initial item list for Hack 1.0.
- The cold water faucet flashes brightly for a moment.
- You dropped a ring of cold resistance into a sink - this will prompt you to type-name the ring.
In SporkHack, many intrinsics are gradual rather than binary, allowing the ring of cold resistance and similar items to remain useful for much longer.
In dNetHack, the ring of cold resistance gives a message when worn, and like all extrinsic sources of cold resistance it also protects your inventory from cold damage. In addition, extrinsic sources of resistance properties are much more desirable, since many intrinsics in dNetHack time out depending on their source.
- Your finger feels warm!
- You put on a ring of cold resistance.
In xNetHack, extrinsic sources of cold resistance and other elemental properties completely protect inventory from that element of damage for both the player and monsters.
In EvilHack, some intrinsics are gradual as in SporkHack rather than binary, including cold resistance, and reflection no longer completely protects you from the effects of elemental rays - this makes the ring more useful in the short and long term. The ring of cold resistance is particularly desirable once you start encountering casters that use the ice bolt monster spell.
The ring can be worthwhile to safely traverse the Ice Queen's Realm, as it block cold damage from the level itself and the attacks of several monsters within - beware of ice nymphs stealing the ring off your finger if you do not have full intrinsic resistance or a backup extrinsic source!