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Obsession Ring

Source Ultimate Equipment pg. 359
Aura moderate abjuration CL 9th
Slot none; Price 116,500 gp


Alignment varies; Ego 11
Senses 30 ft.
Int 17, Wis 10, Cha 13
Communication telepathy (Common and seven other languages)


These rings of protection +3 are extremely varied in form. They can be of any alignment and each has its own unique personality and proclivities. Each ring has a specific obsession. To determine a particular obsession ring’s obsession, roll on Table 6–10: Intelligent Item Purpose. When the ring is in pursuit of its purpose, its Ego is 10 points higher than normal.

Gnomes with the obsession racial trait have a unique understanding of the ring’s mentality and gain a +5 bonus on Will saving throws to resist the obsession ring’s attempts to dominate the wearer.

When an obsession ring is engaged in action directly related to its obsession, it grants its wearer the following powers, but can choose to withhold such powers if it does not believe their uses would further its obsession.
  • The ring functions as a ring of protection +5.
  • The ring grants its wearer a +2 luck bonus on attack rolls against creatures its obsession is sworn to defeat.
  • Three times per day, the ring can allow its wearer to reroll any saving throw. The wearer gains a +4 luck bonus on the saving throw reroll.
These rings are typically quite emphatic on their desire to fulfill their obsessions, and frequently communicate with their wielder to encourage pursuit of this goal.


Forge Ring, shield of faith, creator must be 15th level (or 9th level if the creator is a gnome); Price 58,250 gp