Tornado Ring (r180) [Retired]View in Item Database
DescriptionThis powerful ring will never break! It is filled with the power of a tornado, which can protect you, cause damage to your opponent and may even do something else. You will have to try it and see! Only one stealing item can be equipped to your pet! Tornado Ring


Average Rating [?]
Attack *air**air**physical* + *physical*
Defense *-air* 100%
Reflect N/A
Effects *heal* 4 HP
Steals an opponents weapon (4% Chance)
Actual Icons
Restocks At N/A
Used By Charming Subversive
Commander Garoo
Petty Pilferer
Petty Thief
Skeith Defender
Special Categorization Hidden Tower - This item stocks, or used to stock, in The Hidden Tower.
Notes *limit_one* Limit One Stealing Item
Distributions - Tornado Ring
Minimum: 2.20
Maximum: 4.00
Mean: 3.10
Ratings - Tornado Ring
To say the least, Tornado Ring is an odd weapon. At a glance, this weapon looks like an old junk item, (Think Blizzard Ring) but upon taking a closer look, Tornado Ring is by no means junk. Tornado Ring is an ancient and retired Hidden Tower item, its present day rarity and unique effect allow it to command a sky-high price.

Tornado Ring has four components. Two of these components are rather lackluster, one of these components is uncommon but useful, and the final component is unique and useful more in theory than in practicality.

First, let's examine the two lackluster components. Tornado Ring will inflict 2 Air icons and 0.2 to 2 Physical icons for a small total of 2.2 to 4 icons. This attack is nothing special, in fact it is incredibly weak, but this component is not the selling point of Tornado Ring. The second mediocre component is the 4HP multi-heal. Tornado Ring does not take up the healer slot, which is good news. This 4HP multi-heal is unlikely to help most battlers; only a small pet could make use of this multi-heal. Even a League 4 pet would find little use for a 4HP heal. The multi-heal is best thought of as a bonus. Although a weak multi-healer, Tornado Ring is a multi-healer nonetheless, meaning that it is often banned in user-ran 2-Player events on this technicality.

The full Air defense is where Tornado Ring begins to get interesting. Now that Shield of Faerieland exists, Air defense is considered to be less of a luxury, defeating some of the purpose of Tornado Ring. Tornado Ring is better then some of the bland shields like Ring of Weightlessness and Shield of Soaring, but it is less practic...
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Rating History ▼
Reducing the mark due to stealing being broken right now, keeping it up semi high due to the air blocking but the price is still highly prohibitive for that.

Price/Power (2/5)
The attack is horrible, the healing? abysmal. Defense.... alright. But lets face it this isn't what you are here for. You are here for a multi-stealer which if you can hold on long enough will allow you to steal a users entire set. Price is huge ever since retiring, but for what it does there is no rival at the moment.

Countermeasures (3/5)
Stealing like this will just, happen. There is no real countermeasure other then the amount of time you have between steals. 4% isn't much, so the time between steals can be rather substantial.

Alternatives, Upgrades or Downgrades
Unfortunately, the only alternative multi-stealer is the Crystal Boomerang which really isn't worth your time. Only real alternatives are more stable stealers.

Other Points (2 Bonus)
It IS retired... and you know how I feel about that. Also I find some sadistic pleasure in the idea that you can slowly take away a users' (or 1P Challengers') entire set with this.

Final Thoughts
Very expensive with good reason, but terribly hard to find and purchase. One of these "out of the reach of normal Neopian" style items.

Rated on November 20, 2012. Updated July 27, 2017