The varied Rings of Elemental Command within the DMG (p. 190) all have fundamental talents that begin working as quickly as you attune them, however there are different talents that solely begin working if you happen to “assist slay [an] elemental” of the identical sort that the ring instructions.
Because the DM of our present marketing campaign, I am contemplating having one in every of these rings be accessible to the group, however I am curious how strict I must be within the interpretation of that “assist slay” half. Many of the situations I can consider boil right down to a model of:
Does dominating an elemental that is in any other case been minding its personal enterprise and having it stand between me and (subsequently get eaten by) the dragon that is chasing me rely as “serving to slay” that elemental?
My inclination is that that is completely acceptable however I am curious if there is a guidelines clarification on what counts as “slaying” on this case.