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

Blue dragon-hide gauntlets are gauntlets in ADOM. They have base stats of (-2, +0) [+0, +2], and provide intrinsic shock resistance while worn.

They appear as blue gauntlets when unidentified — the same as blue leather gauntlets (which are made from leather and do not provide shock 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 while using Mist Elven characters.

Desirability[edit source]

Shock resistance is somewhat rare to get very early in the game (as there are no rings providing this intrinsic); since the lack of such resistance can prove fatal against fast lightning vortices, blue dragon-hide gauntlets are a relatively good find for a low-level PC.
Later in the game, most players will use elemental gauntlets against shock-based attacks and/or to protect their worn rings. However, unlike the artifact gauntlets, blue dragon-hide gauntlets can be generated and/or improved (via Smithing or scrolls of defense and scrolls of protection) to provide better physical protection. Admittedly, even with better stats they still remain destructible.

Guaranteed/Common sources[edit source]

Blue dragon-hide gauntlets can be obtained in the same manner as all generic loot.

Greater Identify information[edit source]

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

When worn it modifies DV by +0 and PV by +2.
When used in melee combat it grants a -2 bonus to hit and causes 1d4 points of
damage. When used as a missile it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d3
points of damage.

It grants resistance to shock attacks.
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