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gauntlets of power
Appearance random
Slot gloves
AC 1
Special
Cost 50 zm
Weight 30
Material iron

Gauntlets of power, often abbreviated to GoP, are gloves that increase your strength to 25, regardless of enchantment. This will allow you to throw Mjollnir, if you have it. Gauntlets of power are metal and thus interfere with spellcasting, but this allows them to be distinguished from other gloves using an unidentified touchstone, as it will make a "scritch, scritch" noise. They also give a -2 penalty to hit with bows.

Even though gauntlets of power are made of metal, high-level wizards with high intelligence may still want to wear them, as they'll send their naturally-weak strength up to a whopping 25 while only adding a 3% or 4% failure chance to spells. Characters who are less naturally adept at casting spells, however, may experience a much greater increase in spell failure rates.[1]

SLASH'EM Edit

In SLASH'EM, gauntlets of power do not automatically raise your strength to 25. Instead, they raise or lower your strength by an amount dependent on the glove's enchantment much like gauntlets of dexterity do. Valkyries can safely enchant gauntlets of power up to +7, so only Valkyries have a good chance of enchanting gauntlets of power up to a sufficient level to gain the 25 strength needed to throw Mjollnir. +0 gauntlets always put your strength to 18/** if it was lower.

References Edit

  1. Online nethack spell failure rate calculator

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