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Dark Gauntlets
Physical Defense 68 Poise 9
Strike Defense 68 Poison Resist 18
Slash Defense 71 Bleed Resist 21
Thrust Defense 65 Petrify Resist 0
Magic Defense 18 Curse Resist 0
Fire Defense 18
Lightning Defense 12 Durability 90
Dark Defense 38 Weight 5.8
Required & Bonus Attributes
Required Strength Required Dexterity Required Intelligence Required Faith Physical Defense Bonus
Type Hands Armor
For the Dark Souls variant, see Dark Gauntlets.
For the Dark Souls III variant, see Dark Gauntlets (Dark Souls III).

The Dark Gauntlets are hand armor pieces in Dark Souls II. They are part of the Dark Set.

In-Game Description

Gauntlets of a knight subsumed by dark.
No one knows the true identity of these men who are said to freely manipulate the dark. Old foreign legends describe them as poor souls who chased the lost art of lifedrain.


Dropped by a Mimic in Earthen Peak along with the Work Hook.


A medium weight gauntlet with fairly low physical defenses, however it makes up for this with high magic, fire, lightning, dark, poison, and bleed resist, making it a strong choice for most situations that don't require physical defense, or if you can block or dodge all physical damage. This is not recommended due to it having low poise and will require high carry capacity to dodge effectively in similar other armor pieces.


Variation Physical Defenses Elemental Defenses Resistances
Physical Defense Strike Defense Slash Defense Thrust Defense Magic Defense Fire Defense Lightning Defense Dark Defense Poison Resist Bleed Resist Petrify Resist Curse Resist