Baldur’s Gate 3 rings aren’t just for cosmetic purposes. They confer powerful spell-like abilities to your party members. To whittle them down, I wanted to highlight the most powerful and accessible options for all classes. Here are my Top 10 rings in Baldur’s Gate 3.
What are the Top 10 Rings in Baldur’s Gate 3?
10. Caustic Band
There are various condition-based rings that confer extra damage on attacks in BG3. However, the Caustic Band is superior. It gives you +2 reliable damage on each attack — requirement-free. Furthermore, the Acid damage type makes it deadly against most creatures. I use it on builds with lots of extra attacks, like any kind of Fighter, Gloom Stalker Rangers, and Monks. Buy it from Derryth in the Myconid village in the Underdark.
9. Risky Ring
Another reliable offensive option is the infamous Risky Ring. Wearing this ring provides automatic Advantage on any attack roll, but you receive Disadvantage on all saving throws. It’s a high-risk, high-reward ring to use against non-spellcasting enemies.
I equip it on characters who make good use of Advantage on attacks, like Rogues with automatic Sneak Attacks, Paladins for Divine Smites, or any character with the Great Weapon Master/Sharpshooter feat. Get it from Araj Oblodra in Moonrise Towers.
8. The Shifting Corpus Ring
On the defensive side of things, we have the Shifting Corpus Ring. Wearing the ring grants the ability to cast Blur and Invisibility for free. Blur is a powerful defensive spell that imposes Disadvantage on attack rolls against you. The best part is that any class can use it except Barbarians during Rage.
Furthermore, that Invisibility spell is useful to escape a sticky situation or sneak past powerful enemies for an ambush. Marcus drops it after the boss fight at the Last Light Inn
7. Band of the Mystic Scoundrel
The next best ring in Baldur’s Gate 3 is a battle mage item for characters that mix spells and melee. The Band of the Mystic Scoundrel’s unique ability lets you cast an Illusion or Enchantment spell as a bonus action after hitting a creature with a weapon attack. I add it on builds like the Pact of the Blade Warlock, Bardlocks, Sword or Valor Bards, and melee-focused Clerics.
Hitting an enemy and then casting spells like Bless, Command, Blur, Hold Person, Mirror Image, Confusion, etc., can be incredibly powerful. The Band of the Mystic Scoundrel is found during the Circus of the Last Days questline in Rivington, where you win the rigged Djinn Akabi game and later find it in a backpack by a broken tent.
6. Ring of Free Action
Simple and effective, the Ring of Free Action lets you ignore Difficult Terrain and the Paralyzed and Restrained conditions. Every class hates getting stuck or slowed down, so this BG3 ring can be utilized by anyone. Araj Oblodra in Moonrise Towers sells it.
5. True Love’s Embrace and Caress
True Love’s Embrace and Caress allow one character to cast the Warding Bond spell on another, thus absorbing half of the damage dealt to them. It’s perfect for tanking. Equip Embrace on Barbarians, Fighters, or Paladins. Then cast Warding Bond on your Caress target (Wizards, Sorcerers, or Rogues).
This power duo is found in the House of Healing during Act 2 in the Shadow Cursed lands. Embrace is found on a skeleton behind the front desk of the House of Healing. Caress is found on a skeleton at the Rethwin Town graveyard (X-151, Y43).
4. After Death Do Us Part
One of the most powerful ring abilities is the ability to ignore death. After Death Do Us Part allows you to do just that but has a downside. After being downed, the user resurrects with half HP but is affected by curse. They attack the nearest creature, ally, or enemy.
Simply moving away from the affected ally allows them to function normally, or you can simply play the game solo and ignore the negative effect. Either way, this is a powerful BG3 ring on higher difficulties. Get it from Lady Jannath at the end of the Free the Artist quest.
3. Orphic Ring
Another simple and effective Baldur’s Gate 3 ring, the Orphic Ring lets you cast Confusion for free. Confusion is a powerful AoE spell that affects a group of enemies and causes them to attack their allies randomly — or waste their turns entirely. It requires Concentration, but it can be cast by anyone.
Wasting enemy turns is incredible in the late-game where you’re usually outnumbered. The ring is found in the later stages of the game and dropped by Orpheus.
2. Killer’s Sweetheart
The most reliable offensive ring ability in Baldur’s Gate 3 comes from the Killer’s Sweetheart. Wearing the ring allows you to land a guaranteed critical strike after you kill a creature. The effect refreshes after a Long Rest.
I use this ring on Rogues or Paladins to first kill an enemy and then Sneak Attack or pump my highest-level Divine Smite for a guaranteed critical hit on my next attack roll. It’s a great addition to your arsenal that allows you to burst down bosses. Your duplicate during the Self-Same Trial in the Gauntlet of Shar drops it.
1. Ring of Regeneration
Where the Killer’s Sweetheart is one of the best offensive rings in the game, the Ring of Regeneration is one of the best defensive ones. It restores 1d4 hit points on each of your turns and every 6 seconds while out of combat. It remains active until you take it off, and you can share it between characters to heal to full HP while not in battle. Buy it from Rolan or Lorroakan’s Projection in the Sorcerous Sundries.