Hazelmere's signet ring is a ring that, when worn, slightly increases the chances to receive certain unique drops and rewards that are affected by the luck mechanic. It is classified as a tier 4 luck enhancer, in addition to also providing the effects of a tier 1-3 luck enhancer.
The ring shines whenever a rare drop is received, not necessarily when the ring impacted the drop. When the ring shines, the following message appears in the chat box: You feel the luck of Hazelmere shine and you receive: # x item. The ring can be equipped right before the monster dies or before the player loots the monster's chest or corpse to benefit from the ring's luck effect. The ring also provides unlimited teleports to the Grand Exchange, Miscellania, Keldagrim, and the Tree Gnome Stronghold.
When worn, there is a rare chance for the ring to double a drop provided that the drop doesn't come from an interface. For example, looting from chests or bodies from killing the Queen Black Dragon, Araxxi, Raid Bosses, or Telos, the Warden will not work. When a drop is doubled, the following message appears in the chat box: The power of Hazelmere blesses your <item>, doubling it before your very eyes!
The ring can be received from any monster with access to the rare drop table. It is obtained from the "Super Rare" section of the rare drop table, requiring players to have tier 4 luck to receive it as a monster drop. Being on a Slayer assignment is not required to receive the ring as a drop. Receiving a blurberry special drop indicates a failed 1/10 chance roll for the ring. Receiving a cheese+tom batta drop indicates a player would have rolled for a chance at the ring but did not use a tier 4 luck item.
According to Mod Timbo, Hazelmere's signet ring can't double interface loots due to technical difficulties.[source needed]
With the addition of Grace of the Elves in conjunction with Luck of the Dwarves, it is possible to access the "Super Rare" section of the rare drop table which includes the chance for Hazelmere's Signet Ring.
Hazelmere's signet ring was released as a hidden update along with the luck rework on 27 March 2017; information on how to obtain the ring was not provided.
According to Mod Timbo, Hazelmere's signet ring had been obtainable since the release of the luck rework and there were no quest requirements to obtain the ring. Mod Timbo hinted that obtaining Hazelmere's signet ring from the rare drop table was "on the right track" and later confirmed on 17 April 2017 that Hazelmere's signet ring is obtained from the "Super Rare" section of the rare drop table, requiring players to have at least tier 4 luck to receive it as a monster drop. The ring is obtained in a similar manner as the Vecna skull, except the ring is much rarer.
Throughout April, players theorised that the ring was bugged and could not drop, was time-gated, required other luck-enhancing items on top of luck of the dwarves, related to the Mysterious perk or could only be obtained through treasure trails. However, Mod Timbo confirmed these theories were false. On 27 May 2017, Mod Timbo explicitly confirmed that no other special conditions are needed to obtain the ring.
Despite claims of the ring being obtained by players as early as April, Mod Timbo continued to adjust the drop rate of Hazelmere's signet ring post-release, increasing the chance slightly over time until Mod Timbo announced on 30 May that a player had received the ring as a drop while killing dark beasts. An announcement was to be displayed in-game when the first ring dropped, but because the player who received it had their private chat off, no server-wide announcement was made. Mod Timbo sent a message to the player to inform them of what the ring was and its functions. Subsequent drops did not result in a server-wide announcement; this was changed in a hidden update.
The first player to publicly acknowledge their ownership of a Hazelmere's signet ring did so on 31 May 2017 after obtaining the ring from the Queen Black Dragon.
Despite initially stating Hazelmere's signet ring was unrelated to Hazelmere's lore, Mod Timbo later revealed in a Content Developers Q&A that his inspiration came from an idea that Hazelmere had once owned and lost a ring that "had some mystical properties over luck".
^ abMod Timbo. Hazelmeres Ring just a kill away. 17 April 2017. (Archived from the original on 2017-04-17.) "Hazelmere's Signet ring is a rare drop from the Super Rare section of the RDT and it requires you to have Tier 4 luck active in order to get it to drop. It is, essentially, a much (much) rarer Vecna Skull."*
^Jagex. Mod Timbo's Twitter account. 9 April 2017. Mod Timbo: "It is merely just an homage to my favourite Gnome, it is not connected to his lore."
^Mod Kayala. "Dev Questions Answers #2." 2 June 2017. Gold Premier 2017 Forums. Mod Timbo: "I've always enjoyed the idea of getting a hold of some of the items from famous NPCs that either work with, work against or are from our history. Hazelmere is one of those people and I loved the idea that he had a ring that had some mystical properties over luck that he ended up losing one day and turns up in the world."
^Jagex. Mod Timbo's Twitter account. 13 February 2018. Mod Timbo: "I can't tell you where from but as of yesterday there were 103 HSRs in the game."