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Gauntlets of Thorns
Gauntlets of Thorns
Def atk phy 26.0 Def sorc mag 16.0
Def atk strike 24.7 Def sorc fire 18.0
Def atk slash 28.3 Def sorc lght 12.0
Def atk thrust 26.0
Def res poise Def res bleed Def res poi Def res cur
9.0 16.0 10.0 -
Weight 6.2
Durability 250
Type Hands Armor
For the Dark Souls III variant, see Gauntlets of Thorns (Dark Souls III).

The Gauntlets of Thorns are a hands armor piece in Dark Souls. They are part of the Set of Thorns.

In-Game Description

Gauntlets of Kirk, Knight of Thorns and notorious member of the Darkwraiths. A dense patch of thorns grows from their surface.
They are a fitting item for the murderous Kirk, for by simply wearing them and rolling, one can damage enemies.


Found after defeating Kirk, Knight of Thorns for the third and final time, on a corpse near Quelaag's Sister in the dead end area.


The Gauntlets of Thorns are resistant to fire and boast average defense for their weight when unupgraded, but have the potential of having good defenses when fully upgraded, being slightly stronger against slash type attacks.

Deals low damage when rolling to nearby enemies.


Requires 200 souls per upgrade.

Variation Physical Def. Elemental Def. Resistances
Def atk phy Def atk strike Def atk slash Def atk thrust Def sorc mag Def sorc fire Def sorc lght Def res bleed Def res poi Def res cur
Gauntlets of Thorns 26.0 24.7 28.3 26.0 16.0 18.0 12.0 16.0 10.0
Gauntlets of Thorns +1 (Twinkling Titanite ×1) 28.1 26.7 30.6 28.1 17.3 19.4 13.0 16.8 10.5
Gauntlets of Thorns +2 (Twinkling Titanite ×1) 30.9 29.4 33.7 30.9 19.0 21.4 14.3 17.4 10.9
Gauntlets of Thorns +3 (Twinkling Titanite ×2) 33.5 31.9 36.6 33.5 20.6 23.2 15.5 18.2 11.4
Gauntlets of Thorns +4 (Twinkling Titanite ×2) 36.1 34.3 39.4 36.1 22.2 25.0 16.7 18.9 11.8
Gauntlets of Thorns +5 (Twinkling Titanite ×4) 40.3 38.3 43.9 40.3 24.8 27.9 18.6 20.3 12.7

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