Ring of increase accuracy

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Name increase accuracy
Appearance random
Base price 150 zm
Weight 3
Probability out of rings 3.57%
Probability out of items in:
containers Rogue level Gehennom Elsewhere
0.179% 0.179% 0.286% 0.107%

A ring of increase accuracy adds its enchantment to your to-hit rolls. The enchantment can be altered by charging.

In the early game, weaker roles may benefit from the accuracy bonus while training weapons from unskilled to basic. The ring is tricky to identify unless the player starts with it, however, as there is no message upon donning it. Using a source of enlightenment can allow you to deduce that an unidentified ring is increase accuracy; there will be a line stating your bonus or penalty to hit. Past the early game, however, accuracy is a non-issue, so these rings are best discarded or kept as polyfodder.

Dropping this ring down a sink produces the message "The water flow hits the drain." If the enchantment is negative, the following message appears: "The water flow misses the drain."

Like the ring of increase damage, it can be eaten for a chance at obtaining an intrinsic accuracy bonus provided it is of an edible material, but by the time the player is able to accomplish this, it should be easy to hit monsters.


Although no NetHack variants change the function of this ring, it's worth noting that several variants have enemies with exceptionally high AC, such as One-Eyed Sam in UnNethack, SLASH'EM, and DynaHack who often has AC -20 and below. Also of note, UnNetHack nerfs the bonus that luck gives to accuracy to Luck/3, while DynaHack removes it entirely. Ingesting or wearing rings of increase accuracy may prove useful in these cases.