Black goliath gloves are a set of degradable tier 80 melee tank gloves, with several passive effects, that can be obtained in the Dominion Tower. They require 80 Attack and 80 Defence to wield. Since players must have completed at least 20 quests involving Dominion Tower boss monsters, these are effectively additional requirements for the gloves. They are functionally identical to the other colours of goliath gloves.
While wearing these gloves, each auto-attack or basic ability has a 5% chance of dealing 25% more damage, binding the target and lowering its Attack, Strength, Ranged, and Defence. They also reduce incoming damage by 1–5%, with a 5% chance of reducing by 25%–50% instead.
When unarmed (no main-/off-hand weapon or shield), they act as a tier 75 fastest speed two-handed weapon, providing 1694 accuracy and 1080 damage. However, they do not provide access to abilities due to being unarmed. Because of this, it is recommended that the gloves be used without a weapon only in Legacy Mode.
Goliath gloves degrade to dust after 15,000 charges of combat; however, they only lose charges with each damaging hit taken (including typeless damage); hits you deal (abilities or otherwise) and blocked hits (shield hitsplats) do not drain charges. This makes them last longer than would normally be expected of an item with 15,000 charges.
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- ninja 17 December 2013 (Update):
- Armours no longer degrades from players taking damage from the desert heat or bugs in dark areas.