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

White dragon-hide gauntlets provide cold resistance and a minor PV bonus when worn.

They appear as white gauntlets when unidentified — the same as white leather gauntlets. They can be distinguished from their leather counterparts by their -2 to-hit penalty, although this can only be checked by equipping them.


Cold resistance can be very useful early on when facing monsters with powerful cold attacks (e.g. ogre magus, ice vortex) or if facing Li-Hon-Kay for the 20th Arena fight.

As the game progresses, cold resistance diminishes in utility compared with the other elemental resistances, making these gauntlets less desirable.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

Generic loot.

Greater Identify information[]

---------------white 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 cold.