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For the various types of 'gauntlets' that have secondary effects when worn, see gloves.
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Appearance random
Slot gloves
AC 1
Special (none)
Base price 50 zm
Weight 30
Material iron

Gauntlets are a type of gloves that appear in EvilHack and Hack'EM. Their base object material is iron, and they have a randomized appearance when unidentified.


All Knights that are not elven or drow begin the game with a pair of +0 gauntlets that may be blessed; elven Knights will be given leather gloves instead, while drow Knights are given dark elven gloves. Barbarians, Knights, Monks, Samurai, and Valkyries start the game with knowledge of a pair of gauntlets' randomized appearance.

Gauntlets can appear in the preset kits of various player monsters and racial monsters, particularly centaur and giant ones, and can also generate in the kits of NPC monks.

Gauntlets can be created at a forge by combining a mace and a helmet.


When worn, gauntlets grant at least 1 point of base AC and possibly more depending on their specific material; they also incur a -2 to-hit penalty when shooting from a bow.

Gauntlets can be used at a forge to make a couple of items:


Metallic gauntlets are usually not susceptible to burning and rotting unlike leather gloves, but will also interfere with spellcasting, making them more ideal for martial-focused roles and other builds that are not as reliant on using bows or casting around hostile monsters. Conversely, bone or wood gauntlets are more ideal for early casting-focused characters and bow users.

Encyclopedia entry

A type of armored glove designed to protect the wrist and hand,
usually made of metal or hardened leather and intended to be
worn as part of a full suit of armor.