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I have the ring but I don't know how to use it. I made it so that it is not cursed, and i think that was a mistake. If possible, how do I transform using the ring?

If it isn't, how do I drink a werewolf's blood myself?

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Have you looked under "Powers" in your magic menu, after equipping the ring? – Raven Dreamer Nov 12 '11 at 23:19

I noticed an answer suggesting the ring only allows you a single additional transformation per day. This is untrue. The ring and it's power give you unlimited transformations, provided the ring is equipped. To use the power of the ring, simply use the magicka menu, scroll down to powers, and activate the power of Hircine's ring.

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Slight addenda - the ring gives one additional transformation per day per time equipped - reequipping the ring resets the cooldown. And since you automatically unequip all items when you get your beast form on... – Raven Dreamer Dec 5 '11 at 4:04

The Ring of Hircine does not automatically make you a werewolf: it just grants you the ability to transform one additional time per day1, but only if you already have lycanthropy.

The only way to contract lycanthropy is to seek out the Companions.

Specifically, you need to complete the blood ritual found in The Silver Hand quest.

You can find the Companions hanging out at Jorrvaskr in Whiterun. The quest chain begins with the quest, Take Up Arms.

Once you have lycanthropy, you can transform by activating Beast Form under the Powers menu.

Note 1: As Raven Dreamer mentions, this can be reset by re-quipping the ring, effectively granting you unlimited transformations a day.

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Is that the only way that you know of Mark Trapp? – Coolerz Nov 13 '11 at 0:02
@Coolerz Completing the blood ritual is the only way to contract lycanthropy: it's something like a guild "perk" of the Companions. – user3389 Nov 13 '11 at 0:03
I had saved Sinding and then killed him, hoping he would bite me and I would become infected. But now that I know, killing him wasn't a complete waste of time. – Coolerz Nov 13 '11 at 0:07
That's not right at all. When you are a werewolf you can normally transform once a day. The ring is supposed to make it so you can transform into a werewolf without being turned first off and second at any time, for as many times, though it sounds by him that it worked because he can transform once a day. – user14148 Nov 13 '11 at 8:41
@Jupotter One additional time per day (so, two total). Fixed. – user3389 Nov 13 '11 at 10:21

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