Gauntlets of power

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gauntlets of power
Appearance random
Slot gloves
AC 1
Special
Base price 50 zm
Weight 30
Material iron

Gauntlets of power, often abbreviated to GoP, are gloves that increase your strength to 25, regardless of enchantment. This will allow you to throw Mjollnir, if you have it. Gauntlets of power are metal and thus interfere with spellcasting, but this allows them to be distinguished from other gloves using an unidentified touchstone, as it will make a "scritch, scritch" noise. They also give a -2 penalty to hit with bows.

Even though gauntlets of power are made of metal, high-level wizards with high intelligence may still want to wear them, as they'll send their naturally-weak strength up to a whopping 25 while only adding 3% or 4% to the chance of spells failing. Characters who are less naturally adept at casting spells, however, may experience a much greater increase in spell failure rates.[1]

SLASH'EM

In SLASH'EM, gauntlets of power do not automatically raise your strength to 25. Instead, they set your strength to 18/**; your strength is then further modified by the gauntlets' enchantment: a +1 pair will give you 19 strength, while a -1 pair will give you 18/99. Valkyries can safely enchant gauntlets of power up to +7, which allows them to gain the 25 strength required to throw Mjollnir.

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