The ability to possess the skills to wield gauntlets. Variation of Weapon Proficiency.

Also Called

  • Battle Gauntlet Proficiency
  • Cestus Proficiency
  • Combat Glove Proficiency
  • Enhanced Gauntlet Proficiency
  • Enhanced Gauntletmanship/Glovemanship
  • Metal Knuckle Proficiency


Users have aptitude for the ways of the gauntlet. They are able to wield gauntlets with great proficiency in brutal fist fights and hand-to-hand combat features, allowing them to fight on equal terms with larger and/or stronger opponents, or those holding larger weapons. Some users can savagely beat and pummel their opponent, and even slash them if their gauntlets are bladed.




  • User may have difficulty handling larger blades.
  • Users are limited to close-range combat.

Known Users

  • River Zastory (Black Cat)
  • Glid Tesoro (One Piece); via Gol Gol no mi
  • Paul Cassidy/Apollo Gauntlet (Apollo Gauntlet)
  • The Equalists (Avatar: The Legend of Korra)
  • Asami Sato (Avatar: The Legend of Korra)
  • Yoruichi Shihoin (Bleach)
  • Yang Xiao Long (RWBY)
  • Harriet Bree (RWBY)
  • Knuckles The Echidna (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Himawari Shinomiya/VividYellow (Vividred Operation)
  • Risty (Queen's Blade: Rebellion)
  • Kratos (God of War series)
  • Dante (Devil May Cry series)
  • Vergil (Devil May Cry series)
  • Hulk (Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction)
  • Invisible Ultra-Robot (Samurai Jack)
  • Thanos (Marvel Comics)
  • Sara Pezzini (Witchblade)
  • Carole Peppers (Honkai Impact 3rd)
  • Fu Hua (Honkai Impact 3rd)
  • War (Darksiders)
  • Death (Darksiders)
  • Miss Monday (One Piece)
  • Kirikou Rung (Soul Eater)
  • Aryutta Katz (Queen's Gate: Spiral Chaos)
  • Kazuma (s-CRY-ed)
  • Issei Hyōdō (Highschool DxD)
  • Kinjo (Buso Renkin)
  • Usui Horokeu (Shaman King)
  • Garnet (Steven Universe)
  • Luciela R. Sourcream (Elsword)
  • Jacoba (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Ginta Toramizu (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Dingo (Epic Seven)
  • Lena (Epic Seven)
  • Batman (Batman Arkham series)
  • Protagonists (Fallout series)
  • Shyvana (League of Legends)
  • Rassilon (Doctor Who)
  • WarGreymon (Digimon Adventures)
  • Scaraba (Power Rangers Megaforce)
  • Shovel Knight (Shovel Knight)
  • Olympia (Hero Heights)
  • Shocker (Marvel Comics)
  • Mari Shinohara (Taimanin Asagi)
  • Yuna Yuki (Yuki Yuna is a Hero)
  • Dingo (Epic Seven)
  • Lena (Epic Seven)
  • Hibiki Tachibana (Senki Zesshou Symphogear)
  • Ranka Kagurazaka (Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni)
  • Blaster (MapleStory)
    • Elex
  • Yozukura (Senran Kagura)
  • Hotwire (The Awesomes)
  • Yellow Heart/Peashy (Hyperdimension Neptunia)
  • Dynaguy (The Incredibles)
  • Kurenai Kōgetsu (Edens Zero)


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