Main article: Weapon Types

Gauntlets are a type of weapon in Dark Souls.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Gauntlets have by far the shortest range of all the weapon types in Dark Souls, which means they require getting up close and personal with the enemy. They make up for their limited range with their speed. They can attack extremely fast, being able to create long chains of relentless attacks as long as the player's stamina holds out. Gauntlets are one of the few weapon classes that have the ability to parry when used in the left hand.

With a gauntlet weapon (including fists) equipped in the right hand, the kick animation is changed - rather than a heel kick, the character strikes with the knee. This does not seem to affect the function or range of the kick.

Gauntlets have the unique ability that their weak attack can not be deflected. This can allow players to use the rapid combos inherent to gauntlets against enemies with shields, quickly draining their stamina and breaking their block. In PvP this tactic is ill-advised, as it creates a predictable string of attacks that the opponent will easily be able to parry.

Wearing Gauntlets of Thorns will increase the damage dealt by gauntlets.

Gauntlets[edit | edit source]

Gauntlet Damage Type
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Auxiliary Effect
Attack Values Stat Requirements
Damage Reduction Parameter Bonus
Physical Damage Magic Damage Fire Damage Lightning Damage Critical Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith
Physical Reduction Magic Reduction Fire Reduction Lightning Reduction Stability
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Fists
Strike 20 100
0% 0% 0% 0% 0
Wpn Caestus.png
Caestus
Strike 66 100 5 8
0% 0% 0% 0% 0 C C
Wpn Claws.png
Claw
Slash
Bleed
72 100 6 14
0% 0% 0% 0% 0 E B
Wpn Dark Hand.png
Dark Hand
Strike
Occult (auxiliary effect)
200 100
80% 80% 80% 80% 30
Wpn Dragon Bone Fist.png
Dragon Bone Fist
Strike 95 100 20
0% 0% 0% 0% 0 A

Gauntlet Physical Damage Magic Damage Fire Damage Lightning Damage Critical Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith Durability Weight
Fists 20 0 0 0 100 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Caestus 66 0 0 0 100 3C 3C 0 0 300 0.5
Claw 72 0 0 0 100 1E 4B 0 0 150 1.0
Dark Hand 200 0 0 0 100 0 0 0 0 999 0.5
Dragon Bone Fist 95 0 0 0 100 5A 0 0 0 999 8.0

Gauntlet Physical Damage Magic Damage Fire Damage Lightning Damage Critical Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith Durability Weight
Fists 20 0 0 0 100 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Caestus +15 165 0 0 0 100 3C 3C 0 0 300 0.5
Claw +15 180 0 0 0 100 1E 5A 0 0 150 1.0
Dark Hand 200 0 0 0 100 0 0 0 0 999 0.5
Dragon Bone Fist +5 142 0 0 0 100 6S 0 0 0 999 8.0

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