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Gauntlets of the Black  

AC: 15
STR: +4 WIS: +3
WT: 2.5 Size: SMALL
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Slot 2, Type 21 (Special Ornamentation)

Item Lore:Firbrand the Black's Gauntlets
Item Type:Armor
Color (RGB):1, 1, 1
Merchant Value:20 pp 0 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Lucy Entry By:Kheldar
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-12-25 10:18:48
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Expansion: Scars of Velious Scars of Velious

Average Price: 533pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 37

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This item is found on creatures.

Eastern Wastes
NPC Name
Firbrand the Black
The Fabled Firbrand

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Eastern Wastes

Uploaded November 27th, 2008
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Nice buy
# Jul 15 2003 at 3:27 AM Rating: Decent
I bought mine for less than 100PP, which was a great deal, i haven't found any better golves yet at lvl 42, and nothing on bazaar is better that is less that 250PP
Nice cleric gloves..
# Oct 29 2002 at 3:55 PM Rating: Decent
22 posts
I saw these in Bazaar yesterday for 150pp, so needless to say, I snatched them up for my cleric. Being a dark elf, her base strength is low, so the 4str is nice. The 15 AC is phenomenal, also. Nice upgrade from splitpaw hide. I will be happy with these for a long time. =)
I agree
# Jun 15 2002 at 1:21 PM Rating: Decent
These were a welcome upgrade from crust gaunts. ac11 =8str -8cha sure i lose 4+sr but hell with the extra 4ac my ac went up by 7 so i would much rather take the ac. Now time to work on getting a hero bracer to replace either my valodius custodius plate bracer or my bracer of scavaging. I think i replace the platemail jus cat the +5 dex is welcome keeps my dex at 98 =) helps make me a crit machine.

gegolian badbain
36th season warrior for the Elite Regime
RE: I agree
# Jun 15 2002 at 1:24 PM Rating: Decent
Oh i almost forgot to say i got lucky as hell on these. These sell fer 400-500pp on seventh hammer well i found these in shadys little shop in EC fer only 250pp lol i was like hell sell my crusty guants fer 300pp and i made 50pp and i got my armor fer free lol and made some cash. =)
Good Trade
# May 21 2002 at 10:42 PM Rating: Default
Traded a lightcrawler Helmet for these, for my lev 10 Human Pally. Guy offered me 75 pp along with the gloves, I just took the trade.
# Apr 06 2002 at 7:23 AM Rating: Default
i just picked up a pair of these, i dunno wether to put them on my SK for the AC and STR or on my cleric for the WIS....any suggestions???
RE: hhhmmm
# May 01 2002 at 8:57 PM Rating: Decent
Put it on your cleric, you don't need WIS for your SK, and u can get better gaunts for an SK for much cheaper.

Tholuxe-Paells Server

"He who is wise is only one hit on the head away from becoming the stupidest of Men"
RE: hhhmmm
# May 13 2002 at 2:23 PM Rating: Decent
Agreed, great item for cleric, especially the non-dwarves out there who can use the strength too.
RE: hhhmmm
# Jun 06 2002 at 12:17 PM Rating: Decent
Very nice for my erudite paladin - good AC, doesn't weigh much, Str bonus (erudite tanks ALWAYS need), and wisdom. Expect to be using this for a while.....
# Mar 06 2002 at 7:16 AM Rating: Decent
I replaced my Sentient Gaunts on my lvl 9 Erud SK with these, paid only 400 pp for em, I'd gladly trade the +2 int for the +2 ac and +4 str, but it sucks losing the +5 sv magic. Ahh well, still a much better gaunt and I'm very happy with them.

Edited, Wed Mar 6 07:17:01 2002
Spawn Info I have Found
# Mar 03 2002 at 6:53 PM Rating: Excellent
Hello everyone here is some Spawn Facts I have found in my time of camping Rygor..

The Smith/Firebrand toon pops exactly every 26 mins I have a special timer that emits an alarm so I can gate back and kill him.

I have found that the Placeholder The Smithy needs to be killed twice before Firebrand will pop this has happened to me everytime I have camped him. (about 60 times)

When he pops for the first time 90% of the time he has Gauntlets. (so your entire camp time is 78 mins + however long it take you to kill him 3 mins for me solo 3 x Dot)

Now other info is this if you happen to zone the camp settings are reset. for example I kill 2 x Smithy and then a guildie asked for a tp I had 15 mins before firebrand was to pop. I said yes tped and gated back then POP i got the smithy 2 more times before Firebrand poped again.

After the first Firebrand pops and gets killed then the timeing gets a bit more random.

I have had firebrand pop 2 times in a row both times carrying Dark ember which sucked cos its lore so I did a /who and told the lowest level player to get his butt down to the front of the fort for a good loot.(He was there in about 2mins no joke lol)

This is my experiences so far on this mob I hope some of this helps

Love and Peace

Sanyareena Soulsister
#REDACTED, Posted: Jan 06 2002 at 8:05 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I was hunting in everfrost as a level 9 cleric when a paladin came along that needed directions out to Bandl. I gladly helped her out and as thanks she passed me these Gauntlets. At the time I wasn't sure what they were.... but now after reading all these posts I can't believe how lucky I was. I love these gloves,and dont plan to get rid of them anytime soon. Im a level 11 now (about 2 weeks after I met the pally) and the stats on them help me greatly...... WOOT!
# Aug 03 2004 at 2:35 PM Rating: Decent
I was in PoK lastnight, just about to log but decided to stick around a few more minutes. Suddenly a super-nice lvl65er said /ooc "first one to hail me at the Nexus stone gets these." I was a lvl6 SK that had JUST finished making his n00b-armour-quest gloves an hour earlier, and had a SoW, so I crapped my pants and took off running! I was the 2nd one there, but suddenly a trade window pops up; I GOT THE GLOVES! =D Then his DE girlfriend<?> /tells me, "I told him to give them to you." =DDDDD Needless to say, I added them to my friends-list. I can't wait to someday be in a position to repay them! =D
im 51 warr and these gloves rock
# Jan 02 2002 at 9:47 PM Rating: Decent
yes cobalt for a warr is better but to hard to find these babies fit in the spot well with 15 ac i love em and they match the enameld bp and cobalt arms boots i have except dont with my crafted greaves hehe
# Dec 09 2001 at 9:13 AM Rating: Decent
We camped the Blacksmith for about three hours. The spawn time was 25-30 minutes. We ended up killing the Blacksmith 4-5 times straight before Firbrand finally popped.
Wonderful for all who can use.
# Nov 21 2001 at 3:20 PM Rating: Excellent
3,705 posts
I have these on my 34 cleric, and they are sweet. Not only provide the stats I need most, but look very nice with the golden sol ro quest clerical armor. THe 15ac adds more overall ac than the quest gaunts, even with the extra from the agility on the quest ones. However, I don't think these are for clerics only, and certainly plan to hand down to my warrior when I get better (which may be a while). For now I get to hand down the Ry'gorr I was wearing!

BTW they look like black plate, not chain.
# Oct 02 2001 at 3:36 PM Rating: Decent
In EC Tunnel I traded a Dusty Breastplate(which sells for 300pp on Brell) and a Dusty Ransackers Pack(which is now dropable) for a pair of Gauntlets of the Black and I love these things..Ill most likely have these gloves for a very long time..Even when I get my Ethereal Armour Ill still have these Gauntlets since they are better...well good hunting and safe journey to all.
Haven't seen these yet
# Sep 27 2001 at 6:00 AM Rating: Decent
Yesterday we camped this guy for a few hours. He spawned twice. Fist time he didn't drop anything and the second time he dropped the Dark Ember. Total I think we've killed this guy 3 times in the last week, 2 out of the 3 times he dropped dark embers and I have not seen any guants drop. I hope its not broken :)
These are great
# Sep 05 2001 at 8:06 PM Rating: Decent
I obtained these on my first trip to Velious at level 35, I am now level 43, and am still using these, and have yet to see another item that is better for a reasonable price, or for how easy these are to get.

Hinobi Fizzlefoot
Cleric of the 43rd
i might have paid to much but i don't care
# Aug 02 2001 at 3:21 PM Rating: Decent
Got these gloves in Lake Of Ill Omen for 800pp its quite step up from Ry'Gorr i gained 3AC 3STR and some WIS i can see why clerics love these things ..Iv wanted some since i saw the AUC nice AC ok STR and my hands look all black so now im a 35 SK with full dreadscale AND black hands look real good together.
#Anonymous, Posted: May 05 2001 at 6:03 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Man Allakhazam's is not good for pricing. 2.9k? The highest these go for on Lanys is 1.5k, and I bought mine for 930pp!
pricing here is fine
# May 22 2001 at 7:30 AM Rating: Excellent
60 posts
Pricing here is fine in general. In fact with eqprices no longer a free site they rock. The thing you have to remember is these prices are based totally on player posts to the pricing link - i see alot of complaints about inaccurate prices in message posts but if all those people would just post to the pricing link the average price listed would be pretty accurate.

What you need to do is click on the pricing details and look at the last few sales listed - thats the price its going for right now and is usually pretty good for most servers.
#Anonymous, Posted: Mar 31 2001 at 3:45 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) The reason iksar can wear is because its banded type not plate. You know this because because all blackened armor is BANDED type. This makes guantles of the BLACK banded type:) This is the reason these are iksar wearable:0)
RE: Iksar can wear because - Look below for details
# May 31 2001 at 3:23 PM Rating: Decent
119 posts
Just about everything coming out of Velious is All races. that's one of the advantages of the place.
any race can go there....any race is at least dubious to atleast one city....just about anyone of a given Class Can use the drops.

the main exceptions are the Armor drops off off the three cities (iskar warrior can't wear Gaurdian for example)

but that's just from my own supposition as i browse during the day, read every item while looking for stuff for my characters. and make my own inferences.
#Anonymous, Posted: May 20 2001 at 7:56 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Of course, Shaman and Rangers can't wear em. That blows your theory out the window. The reason Iksar can wear these, is that Verant very often forgets their own rules.
Really all race?
# Feb 13 2001 at 7:44 AM Rating: Default
Can these be worn by iksar SK? If it's plate armor, they shouldn't be able to, however it says above that it is race: ALL.??
RE: Really all race?
# Feb 19 2001 at 11:56 AM Rating: Default
go with it
RE: Really all race?
# Mar 28 2001 at 3:57 PM Rating: Default
It can
I'm iksar warrior and I can use them
#REDACTED, Posted: Jan 05 2001 at 9:03 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) ok be honest folks these are without a doubt the best gloves for clerics Pallys and Rangers and yet rangers cant use what is the deal with this junk (and don't give me that because they are plate crap unless you haven't noticed Dark Mail Gauntlets appear the same and yet we can wear them)
RE: WHAT Ranger Can't Use
# Jan 07 2001 at 10:29 PM Rating: Default
just because the "icon" for them is the same as dark mail doesn't mean anything....

there are belts that have the same look as bronze/steal belts that rangers can use...

thing is...does the graphic when WORN look like chain or plate?

if the WORN GRAPHIC looks like chain..then you got a point...

if not..well...I dunno...since Silver Plated Legs have plate look on rangers...

I guess it comes down to this....not every class can use every item...regardless of the icon or what it looks like while worn...

get over it I guess
RE: WHAT Ranger Can't Use
# Jan 26 2001 at 6:50 PM Rating: Default
Darkmail are chain based silverplated for lack of a better graphic are probably the same , just silver plated chain granted it doesnt say that but i can see the mentality behind it.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 16 2001 at 7:19 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) That's still kind of a bunch of crap, even from my necro point of view. Ranger's need wis a heck of a lot more than sk's or warriors, who don't even us it.
RE: WHAT Ranger Can't Use
# Jan 26 2001 at 5:40 PM Rating: Default
I (warrior) like the AC, my cleric buddy who also won some likes the AC and the Wis. Kind of a shame that rangers can't use 'em, but that's the way it is. Looks like fine steel, BTW.
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 28 2001 at 12:32 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I am a warrior, 15 ac is really good for my level, +4 STRs not that bad, too. So warriors do want this item. Beats the hell out of most other non-twinked gloves. Hey ranger, go buff yourself, I'm gettin me some gloves for the ac.
#REDACTED, Posted: Jun 05 2001 at 10:22 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) GO BUFF OURSELVES? Maybe we should throw on some plate mail too. Freekin Warriors. Rangers get hit as much if not more than Warriors. AC is King to Rangers and Don't forget we are casters and frequently heal the tanks to aggro the mobs on to us. I am sure with an attitude like that all the Rangers will want to buff you.
RE: WHAT Ranger Can't Use
# Aug 03 2001 at 5:58 PM Rating: Default
LMAO bienville, if a ranger is healing my tank (warrior) frequently in battle to aggro the mob on them, then I'm not staying in that group because that mob belongs on the group memeber with the highest AC and HP count. Also if I'm counting on Ranger heals and buffs, (besides SoW, Dex and a couple high lvl buffs like Call of Earth) then I'm in the wrong group because there isn't a druid with a better Skin series or we don't have a cleric. Not sure what lvl you are bienville but your mana would be better used in battle to; snare, mini-dot,mini-nuke, etc., not heal another group member to gain aggro. This is from the perspective of a backup healer, a crowd controller/aggro management, and melee class. I aggree this would be a nice Ranger item, just your argument why is showing how you play your class ineffectively.

Straith 54 Wanderer
Danrik 45 Enchanter
Straythe 33 Warrior
RE:Ranger Can't Use
# Jun 11 2001 at 6:47 PM Rating: Default
Rangers can't use probably because Verant tries (yes tries) to keep to roleplay standards of games likes D&D.
You ever play that game? You ever see a Ranger wearing plate? Read any fantasy books were a Ranger wears plate? Nope, never.. nada.

Though as to why they can wear a metal helm like Crested Helm is beyond me. Probably an error but kept instead of changed due to lazyness.

I can see Silver Plated Leggings, for the only reason that they are meant to be "plated" not plate. Plated armours are strips of metal on leather material, not a entire forged piece (wraparound).

Though they aren't usually seen wearing a full suit of chainmail either, gotta give em a little credit for trying to give the Rangers some decent armour.
# Dec 28 2000 at 8:39 AM Rating: Default
Drops off Firbrand the Black as the more common drop in Orc Fort in East Wastes in the Blacksmith room, hes a RARE named spawn in there, his RARE drop is DARK EMBER, PS I have gotten both , sold gauntlets for 6700p and wouldnt think Parting with the Hammer <My druid Loves it> ECI

PS in 4Days Gauntlets dropped 6 times and Hammer 2, that is PRENERF last patch ... Value probly go up with the less droppin now.
# Jan 03 2001 at 5:34 AM Rating: Default
Does anyone know the specifics? Did they change the drops? or the spawns time?

# Jan 18 2001 at 4:01 AM Rating: Default
changed the spawn time and drops, drops 10% less or so, i'm told and firbrand spawns less often (don't know what the change in that was sorry)
# Jan 23 2001 at 10:51 AM Rating: Default
Camped The Blacksmith Earlier today with a group. The PH is of course the Blacksmith in the Ry'gorr fort in EW.

He spawned 2 times for us in 2 hours dropping the Gauntlest both times. They are his common drop. He also drops a rare of Dark Ember. A very nice + wis 1HB... there is a chance he will drop both at the same time. Have witnessed it once so far while camping him.
#Anonymous, Posted: Dec 26 2000 at 8:02 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Cant be used by a shaman? What a kick in the nuts!
RE: No Shaman???
# Dec 26 2000 at 9:46 PM Rating: Default
397 posts
No rangers either man, this is plate mail.
Price ?
# Dec 19 2000 at 7:34 AM Rating: Default
What would they Sell for ? I got a pair tonight ..
RE: Price ?
# Jan 01 2001 at 2:09 AM Rating: Default
Some crazy traded me these for an EE Bag on Fennin Ro. Since they nerfed the drop on the item it would take more than 5k for my Cleric to give these great items up.
goodbye Donal's
# Dec 10 2000 at 9:25 PM Rating: Good
I took off my Donal's for these gauntlets....let's see....I had to sacrifice 1 AC and Effect: Armor of Faith and gained a 2.5 lb weight reduction, +4 Str and +3 Wis. It took me about 3 seconds to agonize over this decision! Anyone wanna buy some overpriced dark gray gloves?
# Dec 08 2000 at 11:43 AM Rating: Decent
these dropped for me off the blacksmith area..a named guy forget the name something the black

dunno if they drop off chief but they drop off this guy FOR SURE
i have them on my cleric right now..gnome
they dont show any color on cleric though odd
RE: wrong
# Dec 08 2000 at 3:27 PM Rating: Default
Where's the blacksmith area?
RE: wrong
# Dec 08 2000 at 5:11 PM Rating: Decent
It's in the same building as the Cheif, just on the other side. There is "A Rygor Blacksmith" who is a place holder for the Black. There are also 2 other spawn locations in the room which spawn the regular ry'gor orcs.
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