Dark Gauntlets
Dark Gauntlets II
Icon DaSII PhyDef 68 Icon DaSII Poise 9
Icon DaSII StrikeDef 68 Icon DaSII PsnDef 18
Icon DaSII SlashDef 71 Icon DaSII BldDef 21
Icon DaSII ThrustDef 65 Icon DaSII PetrifyDef 0
Icon DaSII MagDef 18 Icon DaSII CurseDef 0
Icon DaSII FireDef 18
Icon DaSII LtnDef 12 Icon DaSII Durability 90
Icon DaSII DarkDef 38 Icon DaSII Weight 5.8
Required & Bonus Attributes
Icon DaSII Strength Icon DaSII Dexterity Icon DaSII Intelligence Icon DaSII Faith Icon DaSII Def 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
Icon DaSII PhyDef Icon DaSII StrikeDef Icon DaSII SlashDef Icon DaSII ThrustDef Icon DaSII MagDef Icon DaSII FireDef Icon DaSII LtnDef Icon DaSII DarkDef Icon DaSII PsnDef Icon DaSII BldDef Icon DaSII PetrifyDef Icon DaSII CurseDef
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