Ring of Invincibility

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The Ring of Invincibility in a secret area in Heretic E1M2: The Dungeons, with the ring also displayed in the player's inventory.
The gold-tinted vision while the ring is in effect.

Valador's Ring of Invincibility is an artifact in Heretic. While wearing a Ring of Invincibility, the player is immune to all attacks and has gold-tinted vision. The effect lasts 30 seconds.

The invulnerability colormap bug can be seen while using this artifact in vanilla Heretic.

This item is included in the items percentage displayed at the end of each level.


Ring of Invincibility data
Thing type 84 (decimal), 54 (hex)
Appears in Shareware Heretic
Heretic/SSR expansion
Radius 20
Height 16
Sprite INVU
Frames 4 [ABCD]
Class Item
Flags 8388609 (decimal)
00800001 (hex)
Flags list 0: Can be picked up
23: Affects item %
Flags2 524288 (decimal)
00080000 (hex)
Flags2 list 19: Float bobbing movement

Appearance statistics[edit]

In the IWADs the ring of invincibility is first encountered on these maps per skill level:

The IWADs contain the following numbers of rings of invincibility per skill level:

Other games[edit]

Hexen and Hexen II have a similar item, the Icon of the Defender, but its effect is slightly different depending on the player's character class.

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