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FF7 Curse ring

The Curse Ring artwork from Final Fantasy VII.

A ring forged from metal inhabited by spirits.
—Description, Final Fantasy Tactics.

The Cursed Ring (呪いの指輪, Noroi no Yubiwa?), also known as Curse Ring and Hex Ring, is a recurring accessory in the Final Fantasy series. As its name implies, it gives a large boost of strength, but at a cost of inflicting the wearer with negative effects, usually the Doom status.

AppearancesEdit

Final Fantasy IVEdit

IV

Ring that increases armor attributes.
—Description

The Cursed Ring gives -15 Strength, Stamina, Agility, Intelligence, Spirit, and -10 Evasion, but any armor the equipped character is wearing that resists a type of elemental attack will absorb that element instead. This makes it helpful if the player has four Cursed Rings and Adamant Armor against Geryon. Because the game does not have accessories, the Cursed Ring is classified as an armlet.

The Cursed Ring can be dropped from Soul, Spirit, Belphegor, Evil Dreamer, Bone Dragon, Dinozombie, and Chimerageist.

Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-Edit

FFIV-I- Cursed Ring returns and can be equipped by every character. It can only be dropped by Soul found in the Mt. Hobs. It has a defense and magic defense of 0, evasion of -10, and grants a bonus of -15 Strength, Stamina, Agility, Intelligence, and Spirit, but it changes elemental resistance into absorption.

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

FFIVTAY The Cursed Ring returns as an armor, providing -10% Evasion and -5% Magic Evasion, as well as -15 to all stats, but again turns elemental resistance into absorption. It is dropped by Soul, Spirit, Belphegor, Evil Flame, and Evil Dreamer.

Final Fantasy VEdit

V

Ring cursed with Doom!
—Description

The Cursed Ring (Hex Ring in Final Fantasy Anthology) casts Doom on the wearer, but has 25 Defense, 5 Magic Defense, and +10 Magic Evasion, giving it among the best defensive stats. It can be found in the Pyramid of Moore and stolen from Hades and Fury.

Final Fantasy VIEdit

VI

Ring said to have been forged by Death himself. Casts Doom on the wearer at the start of battle.
—Description

The Cursed Ring casts Doom on the wearer and teaches Banish at a x5 rate. It has been rumored the Cursed Ring can be uncursed like the Cursed Shield and turned into a "Paladin Ring", but this is false.

It can be morphed from Ahriman, Daedalus or Behemoth King (Undead) with Ragnarok, or by betting the Cursed Shield in the Dragon's Neck Coliseum after defeating a Daedalus (not recommended). Betting the Cursed Ring can net the player an Air Anchor after defeating a Muud Suud.

The Cursed Ring works well in conjunction with the Lich Ring (Relic Ring): the Lich Ring makes the player undead, and the Cursed Ring auto-revives said undead player when the Doom (Condemned) timer reaches count zero.

Final Fantasy VIIEdit

VII The Curse Ring gives +35 Strength and Magic, +15 Vitality, Spirit, and Dexterity, and +10 Luck, but inflicts the wearer with Death Sentence. It is obtained in Mideel before its destruction by observing the locked door in a shop and then finding a key between the boards on the bridge outside and trying the key in the door, then telling the truth to the shop owner. It can also be stolen from Ultimate Weapon. If the player misses the chance to acquire the Curse Ring on either of these occasions, it cannot be found anywhere else.

The Curse Ring can be useful when paired with Tifa's Powersoul or Master Fist weapons, as the Death Sentence status makes her deal quadruple the normal damage with Powersoul, and triple damage with the Master Fist.

The Curse Ring is particularly beneficial when combined with the Added Effect and Destruct or Odin Materia linked in a character's armor, as this will negate the Instant Death effect caused by Death Sentence. The Enemy Skill Death Force also protects the user if it's cast. It can be learned from Adamantaimai on the beaches of Wutai.

Even if the wearer is protected against Instant Death, the countdown until Death still occurs (60 tics). When the countdown is over, the character won't die. If the player does not guard against Death, and is revived, Death Sentence status won't be reapplied.

Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-Edit

FFVIICC The Cursed Ring gives +10% to HP, MP, and AP, and +10 to Strength, Vitality, Magic, Spirit, and Luck. It inflicts Curse on the wearer, which prevents the reels on the Digital Mind Wave from spinning. The Cursed Ring can be found in the very beginning of the game: after fighting the Behemoth, Zack is transported back to the Shinra Headquarters and Kunsel asks him to check the lockers. The first time doing so yields a Bronze Bangle, but if Zack continues checking the lockers 20 more times, Kunsel will give him a Cursed Ring. If missed, the ring can still be acquired during missions later in the game.

The Cursed Ring can come in handy when fighting against Magic Pots to prevent the reel from spinning. It will also lock the current Emotion status in place (such as Heavenly). The Cursed Ring can be used for a "no leveling up" run.

Final Fantasy TacticsEdit

FFT The Cursed Ring gives +1 Attack, Magick, Speed, and immunity to Traitor, but makes the user an undead. The Cursed Ring can be found with Treasure Hunter on the sixth floor of the Midlight's Deep.

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of LightEdit

4HoL The Curse Ring is an accessory that gives the wearer a 10% chance of inflicting Curse with a normal attack. The accessory is dropped by Ghouls and can be stolen from Aire's Doppelganger.

Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

Dissidia012 The Cursed Ring is an enemy-exclusive accessory that lowers the user's stats, in the same vein as the "broken" equipment pieces often used by low-level manikins. The Cursed Ring reduces the user's Defense by 50%.

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

FFRK The Cursed Ring is a 5 star rarity accessory which is obtained after defeating Ultimate ExDeath on the Successors of the Dawn event. It gives +15 DEF and +20 MAG to its user.

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