Re: Ten rings to rule them all...
Personally, I've always found the Mandarin's comic origin in regards to the rings to be somewhat contrived. So I don't really have a problem with them abadoning.
And to be fair Feige did say that the rings will still be the source of his power, so its certainly possible that they may still be weapons of some sort.
"Is it fear or courage that compels you, fleshling?"