Black dragon-hide gauntlets ( [ )
Item Type Gauntlets
Artifact? No
Weight 10s
Danger Level 5
Material Iron

Black dragon-hide gauntlets is a type of gauntlets that provides acid resistance and some minor PV bonus when worn.

They appear as black gauntlets when unidentified — the same as black leather gauntlets (which are made from leather and do not provide acid resistance). They can be distinguished from their leather counterparts due to the -2 to-hit penalty; this, however, can only be checked by equipping them. As all dragon-hide gauntlets are made of iron, players should be careful with these items with Mist Elves.


Acid resistance is rather desirable as acid is the most damaging element. However, except for acid traps this element is not often met early on, and better gauntlets such as elemental gauntlets may be found later on.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

Generic loot.

Greater Identify information[]

---------------black dragon-hide gauntlets (-2, +0) [+0, +2]-------------

When worn they modify DV by +0 and PV by +2.
When used in melee combat they grant a -2 bonus to hit and cause 1d4 points of
damage. When used as a missile they grant a +0 bonus to hit and cause 1d3
points of damage.

They grant resistance to acid.