The Exceptional One's Gauntlets is a Heavy Arm Guards in Nioh 2. Arm Guards protect the arms of the player and can have varying degrees of quality and level, just like Weapons. In addition, they can provide Toughness bonus, physical, and elemental protection to your character. Heavy Armor, Usually provides better protection, at the cost of movement and dodge speed. Toughness makes you deplete less Ki when Blocking, so if you wish to Block more often, consider wearing Armor that provides more. Usually the heavier Armor the better.
The Exceptional One's Gauntlets Description
Arm guards featuring the same navy blue lashing as the do, with the core being made from light gauge iron covered in tough leather. The light weight allows for good maneuverability, whilst affording protection from the elbows down over the backs of the hands. The palms are left exposed to aid in handling weapons. This set of armor was owned by Shima Sakon, the tactician who served Ishida Mitsunari. Sakon was a man who possessed keen intelligence, his tactics keeping Tokugawa leyasu in check. As a military commander, he was both courageous and wise, and touted as being "too good for Mitsunari." The navy blue thread binding on the black lacquer scales are meant to be a reflection of Sakon's intelligence and fidelity.
Location: Where to Find The Exceptional One's Gauntlets
- Chance to be dropped by Otakemaru in the Main Mission: In the Eye of the Beholder.
- This armor piece can be crafted once you present the Smithing Text: The Exceptional One's Armor to the blacksmith.
Materials Needed to Craft The Exceptional One's Gauntlets
The Exceptional One's Gauntlets Notes & Trivia
- See Blacksmith for more information.