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This article is about the antiquity. For the achievement, see Malacath's Band of Brutality (achievement).

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Hands that bear this heavy, iron ring instinctively curl into fists. The sound of distant drums and crashing steel fills the ears of the wearer, imbuing them with all the bitterness of Orckind and all the strength of Malacath.

Malacath's Band of Brutality is a Mythic ring that comes with the Bloodthirsty trait. It can be obtained through the Antiquities system. It was released as part of the Greymoor Chapter.


The item grants the following bonus:

1 item: Increases your damage done by 16% but decreases your Critical Damage done by 50%.


  • Five fragments are required to create the item, all of which require a master-quality Lead in order to scry, and are classed as master difficulty to excavate.
  • You are required to be at least level 7 in Scrying, and have the Antiquarian Insight IV passive in order to scry Master difficulty leads.
  • Fragment Leads are largely found in the same zone as where the fragment is excavated, save for a few cases where it may be found in different zone.
Icon Lead Source Zone Codex Entry
  Malacath's Brutal Might Loop Public Dungeon bosses in Old Orsinium Wrothgar Look, a piece of Malacath's Brutal Band! This is obviously from a ring that belonged to a prominent member of Malacath's Brutal Breed, a cult that rose from the ashes of Orsinium around 1E 1000. A fascinating group! — Verita Numida Fascinating? My research refers to them as Malacath fanatics intent on wiping out the Bretons and Redguards for every real and imagined slight perpetrated by them against the Orcs. Those rings represent vengeance, nothing more. — Amalien What do you know of slights and vengeance, my esteemed colleague? Some Orcs believe the Brutal Breed had the right idea and were saddened when they were wiped out. Not me, mind you, but some among my kind. — Ugron gro-Thumog
  Malacath's Brutal Ritual Dust World Bosses Reaper's March A pouch of ritual dust associated with the cult known as Malacath's Brutal Breed. A wonder it survived. It truly is well preserved. Must have something to do with how the leather was treated. Or maybe it really contains dust from the Ashpit? — Reginus Buca That's what the legends tell us. Another gift from Malacath to his most-devoted followers. Of course, they were also quite mad. Violent fanatics who swore to die for what they believed in. And they did, too. A brutal and relatively short existence. — Gabrielle Benele They would place their Brutal Bands in the dust while they slept, thinking that would charge them with energy from Malacath's domain. I wonder if the Mages Guild could devise a test to determine if the dust actually originated in Oblivion? — Ugron gro-Thumog
  Malacath's Brutal Ritual Oil Public Dungeon bosses in Bonesnap Ruins Stormhaven This ritual urn bears the mark of the Brutal Breed. An Orc named Borug gro-Bashnarz founded the cult and served as its head supplicant. Legends attribute him as the one who received the Brutal Bands from Malacath himself. Hard to believe, even for an Orc. — Ugron gro-Thumog Right. I remember that story. From the Orsinimum [sic] Codex. Malacath appeared before him and gifted him with a ring for every member of the cult--after they sacrificed an entire village of Bretons to the Ashpit. Ghastly. — Gabrielle Benele And you're certain this urn contains the ritual oil used to anoint the Brutal Bands? It is believed that every cultist carried the oil to apply to their rings as a sort of prayer or request for perseverance in the face of endless adversity. — Reginus Buca
  Malacath's Brutal Rune Core Patrolling Horrors in the Imperial City Districts Bal Foyen [Note 1] Another amazing find! This can only be the core of one of Malacath's Brutal Bands. Notice the intricate carving, the runework. The cult claimed the rings were forged in the Ashpit and presented to them by Malacath himself. — Verita Numida As with every legend, I am sure there is a kernel of truth to the story. I've seen forgeries over the years, but only a limited number of the true rings were known to exist. This is definitely one of them. An Orc can always tell. — Ugron gro-Thumog I concur. Moreover, I would go so far as to say this is the core to the head supplicant's band itself! See that symbol? With the slash and the angle? That's a portion of Malacath's true name! I've seen it before, trust me! — Amalien
  Malacath's Brutal Scourge Hoop Overland mobs Betnikh An outstanding find! See the intricacy of the twisted knots? This is clearly the upper hoop of one of Malacath's Brutal Bands! With the hoop, the core, and the loop, it forms a perfect ring. — Ugron gro-Thumog From the Malacath cult that rose to prominence after the sack of the first Orsinium? Are you sure? As I understand it, only a handful of those ever existed. And aren't they cursed as well? Perhaps we should put it back .... — Gabrielle Benele Nonsense! If scholars such as us balked every time a curse was mentioned, we'd never accomplish anything! This upper hoop represents Malacath's blessing of the scourge, by the way. A defense for the wearer. — Reginus Buca


  1. ^ While the dig site is located in Bal Foyen, the lead is found in the Imperial City