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Fencing gloves of speed are a type of gauntlets in ADOM. They first appeared in ADOM v. 1.2.0. They have base stats of [+4, +1], though these do vary from time to time. They also increase speed whilst worn, by a typical modifier of +4.
Like a few other types of gauntlets, in their unidentified form they are indistinguishable from regular gloves.
Fencing gloves of speed can provide more of a DV bonus than any other non-artifact set of gauntlets, and are desirable overall due to their potential to modify DV/PV by quite high values whilst weighing very little. Their speed bonus, although quite small, is quite useful for any PCs. On the other hand, the fact that they are made of leather makes them more susceptible to damage than iron-based gauntlets, as well as not being able to be improved by smithing (which can be used to remedy the inherently inferior defensive stats of gauntlets compared to fencing gloves).
Guaranteed/Common sources[edit source]
Fencing gloves of speed can be obtained in the same manner as all generic loot.
Greater Identify information[edit source]
--------------- blessed fencing gloves of speed [+4, +1] (+4 spd)-------------- When worn it modifies DV by +4 and PV by +1. When used in melee combat it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d1 points of damage. When used as a missile it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d1 points of damage. It modifies your speed by +4.