|Gloves of the Pugilist|
Unarmed strikes do 10 additional damage
|Class: Light Armor, Gauntlets|
|Upgrade Material: Leather|
They are worn by Gian the Fist who can be found in The Ratway in Riften. After killing the two bandits near the entrance of the ratway, continue down the hall and jump off the path where the bridge is, take a right once down by the bridge and keep following that path. Here Gian the Fist is located in a room full of bear traps. He will attack upon sight, but once defeated he can be looted to receive these unique gloves.
These pair of gloves are the only items the bear the Fortify Unarmed enchantment and thus the only items that the enchantment can be learned from; there are no randomly generated pieces that possess this enchantment. The enchantment can only be placed on a ring, gloves, or gauntlets.
They can be upgraded at a workbench with a piece of leather, however they do not benefit from any smithing perks. This means they cannot be improved past flawless quality without boosting the Smithing skill over 100. This can be achieved by using enchanted items and/or blacksmithing potions to Fortify Smithing.
Khajiit benefit most from this, as their claw bonus applies in addition to wearing gauntlets or gloves.
The gloves can be disenchanted and the enchantment level increased by using high-level Soul Gems combined with a high Enchanting skill level; with the heavy armor perk, "Fists of Steel", the effects of these gloves or their respective enchantment become useful as player level increases.
- A "pugilist" is another name for a professional boxer or fist-fighter.