The Ten Rings of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings are more potent than the Infinity Stones and the Gauntlet. This is how they are compared. It is possible that the Ten Rings were discovered in a crater or a tomb, as explained in Shang-Chi.
His secret Ten Rings organization gave Wenwu, Shang-father, Chi’s more than just eternal life; it gave him the power to overthrow empires and rule the world. The rings are shown to grant a range of skills and abilities, including some that aren’t fully explored or described in the film. However, the power of the Infinity Stones and the Gauntlet is said to be unstoppable.
Before Iron Man restores the stones in Avengers: Endgame in an identical fashion to how Thanos used them to wipe out half of the universe in Avengers: Infinity War, In Marvel’s What If…? series, Ultron uses the Stones to destroy not only his reality but also every alternate timeline he can find. Even the Watcher, one of the MCU’s most powerful characters, is no match for him.
The completed Infinity Gauntlet has to be the factor when determining which of the two is the strongest. The Infinity Stones still hold the upper hand over the Ten Rings. This is even though the Rings have the potential to become more powerful in the right hands. The MCU’s most powerful objects are unquestionably the Infinity Stones.
In the MCU, the Ten Rings’ powers include both offensive and defensive abilities and the ability to keep the wearer young. Rings that fire projectiles at the wearer’s enemies before returning to his arm can be used offensively. In addition, they allow the wearer to unleash powerful energy blasts and deliver powerful punches. In addition to propelling the wearer long distances in the air, this force can also cushion the wearer’s landing. The rings can be used to create a protective forcefield around the wearer.
This will further repel everything from arrow volleys to point-blank shotgun blasts. Ten rings are also used by Shang-Chi when he fires them at the Dweller in Darkness. This causes him to explode from the inside out. This last power, which hasn’t been extensively studied, could indicate that the mysterious rings have even more powerful abilities.
The MCU’s Infinity Gauntlet, on the other hand, is far more powerful. The combined power of the Infinity Stones is nearly incomprehensible to anyone but the wearer of the stones. Thanos annihilated the Avengers at the end of Infinity War. At the same time, Ultron wiped out several different timelines in What If…? Using the Infinity Gauntlet is the only significant drawback.
The Gauntlet is so mighty that even the Hulk and Iron Man are rendered powerless when they use it. Meanwhile, Thanos and Ultron can control their full potential. Although Shang-Chi’s Ten Rings are still more potent than the completed Infinity Gauntlet, this setback does not diminish its overall strength.
While not as influential as the Infinity Stones, Shang-Chi’s Ten Rings are still crucial to the future of the MCU. Is it finally time to get rid of the Infinity Stones? The Ten Rings could be one of their most potent tools, following the conclusion of What If…? season 1. For all we know, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ rings will be seen again in future MCU films. This could shed more light on their true potential.