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Protects you from various attacks.
The Protect Ring (守りの指輪, Mamori no Yubiwa?), also known as Protector Ring and Ring of Renewal, is a recurring armor and accessory in the series. It can be classified either as a ring, or as an armlet. It usually defends against Instant Death or grants the user the status Auto-Protect.
Ring that guards against instant death.
The Protect Ring is an armlet that protects against Death-elemental attacks, has +8 Absorb, and -1% Evade. It can be bought for 16,000 gil at Gaia, or found in the Flying Fortress, and the Chaos Shrine (past).
Unlike what the description states, Protect Rings do not resist all instant KO attacks, only ones that are specifically Death-elemental (Death and Kill). Many instant KO spells and abilities, such as Earthquake and Break, require alternate resistance protection (Earth and Petrification, respectively).
A ring affording protection against instant death.
The Protect Ring is an armlet that resists Fire, Thunder, Ice, Wind, and Light and boosts all stats by two and can be equipped by all the jobs. It can be found in the Temple of Time and Ancients' Maze, or dropped from King Behemoth (rare).
Ring resistant against fire, ice, and lightning.
The Protect Ring grants resistance to all elements to the wearer. It can be found in the Lunar Subterrane, or dropped from Ahriman and Magic Dragon. It provides +10 Defense, +12 Evasion, +5 Magic Defense, and +10 Magic Evasion.
In the game's original SNES version, when characters equip elemental resistant equipment, they inherently become weak to the opposite element. A character with the Protect Ring is thus weak to Fire and Ice-elemental physical attacks (however, no enemy uses physical elemental attacks so this isn't usually an issue). This is changed in the Advance version where characters are no longer weak against the opposite element.
The Protect Ring provides 10 Defense, 12 Magic Defense, 5 Evasion, 10 Magic Evasion, and +15 Stamina, as well as resistance to Fire, Ice, and Lightning. It can be found in the Subterrane or dropped from Fiend Dragon.
There is also a glitch where if one has a piece of equipment that absorbs an element, they will absorb the other elements.
Ring with same effect as Regen.
The Protect Ring is an accessory and grants the wearer Auto-Regen and provides +10 Defense, Magic Evasion, and Magic Defense as well as +1 Weight and +5 Stamina. It can be dropped from Odin, found at Istory Falls, Pyramid of Moore, and the Island Shrine, and stolen from Soul Cannon at the Phoenix Tower.
The Protect Ring is an Add-on that halves the damage from all elements, and provides +1 Spirit, +2 Defense, +4 Evasion, +3 Magic Defense, and +6 Magic Evasion. It teaches Half MP, Long Reach, and Mag Elm Null. It can be bought from Mene for 8,500 points, or synthesized for 40,000 gil, Rebirth Ring, and Dark Matter at Hades's Synthesis shop.
Others can be acquired by completing the Mognet sidequest by fixing Mognet Central, using a Dead Pepper at a mountain crack on the eastern part of the Lost Continent, completing the lost Nero family quest in Lindblum and by answering all of the Ragtime Mouse's questions correctly.
Called Ring of Renewal, it generates a constant Regen status and provides +6 Defense and +5 Magick Resist. It is found in Accessories 16 on the License Board and costs 70 LP to use. It can be bought for 18,000 gil at the Necrohol of Nabudis, and is received as a reward for completing the sidequest "Ann and her Sisters" on the Ivalice Skyferries.
A ring forged from a metal imbued with magick.
The Protect Ring immunizes against Sleep and Doom. It can be equipped by any class. It costs 5,000 gil and is available in the Outfitters after story battle 15 and after viewing the cutscene at Lionel. It can also be found as a rare item within the Lionel Castle with Treasure Hunter.
Protect Bangle grants Auto-Protect to the wearer. It is found in a cave in the Deist village, east of the armor/weapons shop. Fangs are scarce items that can be traded to the blonde gnome's friend for Fang Points (FP), which can in turn be traded for exclusive equipment. Protect Bangle can be bought for 50 FP.
Protect Ring from Final Fantasy VII appears as a Rarity 3 accessory.