Claw gauntlets afford good protection for the hands and greatly enhance the wearer's deadliness in hand-to-hand combat. However, the length of the claw blades often encumber the wearer when wielding two-handed weapons and short-reach blades.
This translates to...
- high defense
- damage bonus when attacking unarmed
- different attack styles when attacking unencumbered (aside from the usual punching)
- both ranged and melee accuracy penalty while wearing claw gauntlets when armed with two-handed weapons and melee weapons that are shorter than 3 units high
Claw gauntlets are equipped in the glove slot. They will be added to the game in beta 2, but a test version (just as a regular pair of gloves/just for looks) is already available in beta 1 through the test panel.