Gauntlets of despair

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Gauntlets of despair
Hand armor-Gauntlets of despair.jpg
Bound hand armor
Blank image2.jpg     Requires:
Level 125
     Rage required: 110
     Absorbs: 8–10 damage
Procs-Chain attack.png  Proc: Chain attack
Procs-Blacken.png  Proc: Blacken
Procs-Resilience.png  Proc: Resilience level 2
Procs-Damnation icon.png  Proc: Damnation level 3
Procs-Channel.png  Proc: Channel level 4
Procs-Bloodward.png  Proc: Bloodward level 5
Procs-necrosis.png  Proc: Necrosis level 5
Procs-Bloodbane icon.png  Proc: Bloodbane level 2

     Crafting 1000 blood sapphires &
10,000 victory points 


Life begins on the other side of despair.

— Jean-Paul Sartre


A pair of gauntlets of despair is a type of hand armor.


You must be at least level 125 and have at least 110 rage points to craft and use the gauntlets of despair.

Defensive help

The gauntlets of despair can absorb between 8 and 10 damage in each round of a battle.

Passive abilities

The gauntlets of despair increases your maximum blood by 150.


You can inscribe a pair of gauntlets of despair with any of the doom inscriptions for hand armor. The doom inscriptions are all offensive buffs that cause an opponent to take additional damage from a particular type of damage.

Sockets and gems

A pair of gauntlets of despair has a total of two sockets for gems:


You have a chance to gain the following procs while wearing a pair of gauntlets of despair:

  • Procs-Chain attack.png  Chain attack: The chain attack proc is an offensive and disruptive proc that gives a chance to deal an additional weapon attack in the same combat round. Chain attack can be gained up to 5 times in a single combat round. Effects that are triggered by hitting an opponent may also trigger again.


The gauntlets of despair can be combined with one or more of the following items to form the set The death knight:

Accessory Amulet of pain
Boots Boots of darkness
Chest (body) armor Doom plate
Head armor Dark bascinet

When multiple set items are used together, your entire setup receives one or more additional bonuses. See The death knight' page or the sets page for more information about those bonuses.

Additional information


You must craft the gauntlets of despair hand armor with the assistance of the battlemaster.

Crafting materials

To craft the gauntlets of despair you must collect and deliver to the battlemaster 1000 blood sapphires, 10,000 victory points, and the following crafting materials:

  • 10  
Bone tokens
  • 10  
Adamantium tokens


You cannot trade or give a pair of gauntlets of despair to another player.


You cannot disenchant a pair of gauntlets of despair.


You cannot remove a pair of gauntlets of despair from your inventory by scrapping it for credits.


  • 17 April 2014: The gauntlets of despair hand armor was added to Chronicles of Blood.

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