Talk:Gauntlets of swimming

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This page should explain exactly how swimming works with gauntlets of swimming. I.e. is it more similar to water-walking or to a amulet of magical breathing? Are there limitations due to encumbrance? Will update, assuming my character survives for long enough --PixelRat (talk) 17:46, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

Just wiztested: It's not water-walking, and it's not an amulet of magical breathing, but on the surface it's more similar to the latter: Your stuff *will* get wet (so be very careful in the Lethe waters in SLASH'EM's castle, i.e. don't swim there), you can't see out of the water, you can retrieve stuff from the bottom, and your movement can be affected by water turbulence. There's no encumbrance limit: I just entered while overtaxed and was fine. The only difference to magical breathing is that unlike magical breathing, swimming won't protect you against things like choking or spore attacks - things that require you to breathe. Also you can't get swimming intrinsically other than through polymorph. There may be other differences, but I think that's pretty much it. -Ion frigate (talk) 04:25, 15 May 2012 (UTC)