Brawling gloves

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A pair of brawling gloves breaking.

Brawling gloves are members-only drops from Revenants, the Chaos Elemental, the Wilderness shared loot table, and the rare drop table. They can also be received by participating in Wilderness Flash Events, as well as pickpocketing Elven clan workers and defeating elf warriors in Prifddinas. They were released on 15 October 2008, along with PvP worlds.

When wearing the gloves outside the Wilderness, players receive a 50% boost to experience gained in the corresponding skill for a total of 1.5 times the normal experience. In the Wilderness, the boost scales according to the depth the player is in, from 50% bonus to 300% (totalling 4 times the normal experience). The multiplier from the gloves can be calculated with the formula , where is the Wilderness level. This means that the gloves reach their maximum multiplier of 4 in level 40 Wilderness. Upgrading the Infernal Puzzle Box to tier 4 gives an additional 25% experience boost to all brawling gloves.

As the Mage Arena bank is the only bank in this area, it is recommended that players use their gloves here if a bank is needed. Note that the bank is not actually in the Wilderness, so players will need to return via the lever.

Non-combat gloves disintegrate after a set amount of charges have been used. For example, Smithing brawling gloves are destroyed after 434 items made, with other brawling gloves having different amounts of charges. Combat gloves use charges based on experience gained. The gloves are not affected by Double XP Live events, the Enlightenment aura, or wearing a Demonic skull.

Casting High Level Alchemy on Brawling gloves will give 30,000 coins regardless of remaining charges. Therefore, it is common to do this when the Brawling gloves have 1 charge remaining.

Types and uses[edit | edit source]

There are 13 types of brawling gloves. Note that portable skilling stations and divine locations can be placed in the Wilderness, but skilling dummies cannot. The types of xp they offer, and activities that can make the most of them, are listed below:

Gloves Skill(s) Activites above

lvl 40 wilderness

Divine locations and

portable skilling stations

Activities in

remaining wilderness

Activities not in


Brawling gloves (Agility) Agility Wilderness agility course Wear brawlers only for the XP drop at the end of Anachronia agility course.
Brawling gloves (Cooking) Cooking Range in the Rogues Castle Portable range
Brawling gloves (Firemaking) Firemaking Portable brazier
Brawling gloves (Fishing) Fishing Divine fishing bubbles Bandit camp and north east shore fishing spots
Brawling gloves (Hunter) Hunter Divine hunter spots Black Salamanders and Charming moths Big Game Hunter and Hunting skill training dummy
Brawling gloves (Magic) Magic, Defence, Constitution Combat Anywhere, each charge is consumed per 100 XP gained
Brawling gloves (Melee) Attack, Strength, Defence, Constitution Combat Anywhere, each charge is consumed per 100 XP gained
Brawling gloves (Mining) Mining Phasmatite and Banite mines Divine rocks Runite, Drakolith, Orichalcite, and Necrite mines
Brawling gloves (Prayer) Prayer Burying bones using powder of burials
Brawling gloves (Ranged) Ranged, Defence, Constitution Combat Anywhere, each charge is consumed per 100 XP gained
Brawling gloves (Smithing) Smithing Pirates' hideout banite mine West ruins anvil
Brawling gloves (Thieving) Thieving Rogues castle safecracking and pickpocketing
Brawling gloves (Woodcutting) Woodcutting Bloodwood trees Divine trees Cursed magic tree

Calculator[edit | edit source]

Templates used
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Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • patch 27 January 2020 (Update):
    • Brawling gloves are no longer shown on items saved on the death list when entering the wilderness.
  • update 11 March 2019 (Update):
    • All types added to the Wilderness shared loot table.
  • patch 26 May 2015 (Update):
    • Brawling gloves dropped by elves in Prifddinas will now be fully charged.
  • ninja 17 November 2014 (Update):
    • You can now 'Check charges' on brawling gloves.
  • ninja 9 June 2014 (Update):
    • Brawling gloves will now drop correctly with a loot beam.
  • ninja 27 May 2014 (Update):
    • Spirit gems, Treasure Hunter keys, brawling gloves and warpriest gear will now all show loot beams when dropped. Spirit gems and treasure hunter keys can be filtered out by setting your loot beam minimum value to over 50,000.
  • patch 23 March 2010 (Update):
    • Brawling gloves now correctly refer to life points.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The brawling gloves match the base colour of the skillcape of their respective skill. The melee gloves, which have no directly corresponding cape, are orange in a shade that does not match any skillcape.
  • There was a bug where brawling gloves obtained by pickpocketing elven workers in Prifddinas on the day of release would degrade to dust as soon as the player used them. The bug was fixed, but gloves obtained during this time retained the limited use.
  • On 28 April 2014, brawling gloves were added to the rare drop table.
  • On 10 November 2014, the bonus experience effect of brawling gloves was changed to scale with depth in the Wilderness.
  • A week later, on 17 November, brawling gloves were updated so that their remaining charges can now be checked using a right-click "Check charges" option.