While this ring increases statistics dramatically (STR, CON, INT and MND by 44), it imposes a special restriction on Shanoa: if she takes one hit, she will die no matter how high her HP is. It can be compared to the Temperance Ring, which also increases her all around stats, although at a lower level.
The Death Ring is a very good item to use when attempting to gain Boss Medals, since Shanoa must defeat the bosses without suffering a single hit from them. Even though it is found late in the game, it can also prove to be useful for a fresh save on Hard lv. cap of 1 if the player does not wish to make use of Life Vessels, because in that difficulty level Shanoa will die in one hit in the later stages of the game, no matter how high her defenses are, lowering the usefulness of CON and MND.
|Item Data: Death Ring|
|Image||Name - Game|
|Type / Users||Attributes / Consume||Statistics / Sell||Found||Notes|
|Ring of "Death." Hits may cause instant death.|| Accessory (Ring)|
| STR +44, CON +44, INT +44, MND +44|
| Find: Dracula's Castle|| Effect: Greatly increases stats but any hit taken will instantly kill Shanoa.|
- Even if the ring's description reads: "Hits may cause instant death.", death will come whenever Shanoa receives a hit, with no chance of survival. The only exception to this is if Shanoa is hit while at full health, full hearts and having a Heart Cuirass on. This will let her survive, but all hearts will be lost and her HP will be equal to the number of hearts she had before being hit.