|Robert A Matthews|
A ring of spell storing contains up to 5 levels of spells (either divine or arcane, or even a mix of both spell types) that the wearer can cast. Each spell has a caster level equal to the minimum level needed to cast that spell.
A spellcaster can cast any spells into the ring, so long as the total spell levels do not add up to more than 5.
In addition one of the requirements for making the ring is the spell 'Imbue with spell ability'.
The transferred spell's variable characteristics (range, duration, area, and the like) function according to your level, not the level of the recipient.
This give me two different ways I would play it.
1) The weak way. All spells cast into the ring are at their minimum caster level and stat requirement to cast (like scrolls).
2) The powerful way. All spells cast into the ring use the imbuers caster level and DC. Spells in the ring when the ring is first found are cast at the minimum caster level and stat requirement to cast the spell (like scrolls).
For a 50,000gp item, I'd go with #2.
RAW it seems to treat spells stored in the ring like spells in scrolls, but again this is just coming from the fact that it mentions minimum caster level.
I believe that the intent is to have the minimum caster level and DC for spells stored in the ring when you find it in loot and then, later, it uses the CL and DC of the guy (who is usually a party member so you know the CL and DC) who put the spell in the ring.
|Create Mr. Pitt|
Two relevant quotes that at least suggest you're going about this wrong:
"For a randomly generated ring, treat it as a scroll to determine what spells are stored in it."
"A spellcaster can cast any spells into the ring, so long as the total spell levels do not add up to more than 5. Metamagic versions of spells take up storage space equal to their spell level modified by the metamagic feat. A spellcaster can use a scroll to put a spell into the ring of spell storing."
For a randomly generated ring, use the scroll rules. However when a spellcaster casts a spell into the ring I don't see any reason it wouldn't be at the DC and caster level of the caster themselves. I agree the rules don't make it perfectly clear, but absent more specific text, found rings of spell storing are as scrolls, but when I spellcaster puts the spell in it is the caster level and DC of that spell as cast. It's an expensive item no need to nerf it by interpreting it in the weakest way possible.
Really? I'm not seeing anything even remotely like this:
Using Staves: Staves use the wielder's ability score and relevant feats to set the DC for saves against their spells. Unlike with other sorts of magic items, the wielder can use his caster level when activating the power of a staff if it's higher than the caster level of the staff.[/url]