Ring of hunger
|Base price||100 zm|
|Probability out of rings||3.57%|
|Probability out of items in:|
9⁄10 of rings of hunger are generated cursed.
The ring of hunger conveys the hunger extrinsic, which causes you to burn nutrition very quickly; every even-numbered turn your nutrition is decremented, in addition to normal hunger and the ring hunger applied every 20 turns.
The following information pertains to an upcoming version (NetHack 3.7.0). If this version is now released, please verify that it is still accurate, then update the page to incorporate this information.As of commit 50084750, hunger prevents you from choking on food when oversatiated by making you vomit, similar to magical breathing, except that instead of draining 1000 nutrition, you are left with 60 nutrition.
The ring of hunger is not an entirely useless ring, but is only actively worn in rare circumstances. A non-cursed ring of hunger can be used to make room for a meal consisting of several large corpses, such as those of various giants, if you do not have an amulet of magical breathing. Outside of this scenario, the ring is primarily used as polyfodder.
The following information pertains to an upcoming version (NetHack 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 changes to the hunger property make the ring much more viable when eating several corpses for strength gain or other intrinsics.
Dropping a ring of hunger into a sink while another item is present on that square produces a unique message and removes that item. It is recommended to have a junk item that you can place on the sink whenever testing rings for this reason.
In NetHack 3.6.0 and earlier versions, including variants based on those versions, the ring of hunger could be worn to lower nutrition quicker while wearing a ring of sustain ability, followed by removing the latter ring once you are weak from hunger, then eating to raise strength by one point (since being weak from hunger would normally lower your strength by 1). This is no longer possible in NetHack 3.6.1.
- Suddenly, <item> vanishes from the sink!
- You dropped a ring of hunger down a sink while another item was on its square.