Gloves are a minor type of Armor that offer small bonuses to the Body Armor statistic. They can be quite expensive for the minimal benefits they provide, even more so in the original Mount&Blade as their prices were decreased for Warband. When modifiers are applied, the price of gloves can increase drastically. Gloves give such a small bonus that sometimes, negative modifiers can completely annul their benefits (e.g.: Tattered or Ragged Leather Gloves will not grant armor, only encumbrance).
Despite the high cost, it may be a good idea to buy a set of leather gloves in the early game, as this will noticeably decrease damage taken from Looters and Forest Bandits, the main concern of a player who has just begun a playthrough.
In contrast, Viking Conquest only has Leather Gloves, which remain at a low price and have had their body armor rating improved to +6 from +2. They are inexpensive and are upgraded cheaply at armorers, making them a good early investment for extra protection.
List of Gloves
The following is a complete list of all gloves available in Warband:
|Gloves||Body Armor||Weight||Base Value||Modifiers|
||7||1.0||1040||Rusty, Battered, Crude, Thick, Reinforced, Lordly|
||6||0.75||910||Rusty, Battered, Crude, Thick, Reinforced, Lordly|
||2||0.25||90||Tattered, Ragged, Sturdy, Thick, Hardened|
||4||0.5||350||Rusty, Battered, Crude, Thick, Reinforced, Lordly|
||5||0.75||710||Rusty, Battered, Crude, Thick, Reinforced, Lordly|
|Melee weapons — One-handed weapons (WF&S) • Two-handed weapons|
Two-handed/One-handed weapons • Polearms (WF&S) • Polearm/Two-handed weapons
Ranged weapons — Bows (WF&S) • Crossbows • Thrown weapons • Firearms (WF&S)
Armor — Body Armor (WF&S) • Helmets (WF&S) • Gloves (WF&S)
Boots (WF&S) • Shields (WF&S)
Other — Horses • Arena Equipment