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Goliath gloves
Goliath gloves (black) Goliath gloves (white) Goliath gloves (yellow) Goliath gloves (red)
Release date 1 November 2011 (Update)
Members? Yes
Quest item? No
Tradeable? No
Equipable? Yes
Stackable? No
Alchemy Cannot be alchemised
Destroy You'd have to get another from the Dominion Tower face.
On death Is converted to 9500 coins when under gravestone.
Store price Not sold
Examine Eat my mighty fists!
Weight 0.3 kg
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Goliath gloves are a set of degradable gloves that can be obtained in the Dominion Tower. They can occasionally reduce damage by 50% on the hit that activated the effect. They require 80 Attack to wield. Since players must be at least combat level 110 and have completed at least 20 quests involving Dominion Tower boss monsters, these are effectively additional requirements for the gloves.

Players can choose between four different colours of Goliath gloves: black, white, yellow, and red. Additionally, the gloves have an animation that resembles orange flames coming from them. Goliath gloves degrade after four hours of melee combat and must be reobtained from the Dominion Tower afterward.

After the release of the Evolution of Combat, Goliath gloves no longer functioned as a crush weapon - they were gloves with a passive effect, which reflects some of the ranged damage the wearer takes.

However with the release of Legacy Mode, Goliath gloves received a new passive effect which occasionally negates 50% of damage, similar to the superior leviathan ring.

When the passive activates, it will reduce just the damage that activated it, not all damage taken that tick. A filtered chatbox message is given when the effect activates: The dominion gloves reduce the damage of this attack by <damage>.

Combat propertiesEdit

Combat Stats
Skill requirements Degrades
80 Attack-icon Yes
Class Slot
Attack Melee Gloves slot
Weapons Main Off
Damage - -
Accuracy - -
Style - -
Defence-icon Armour rating96
Constitution-icon Life bonus0
Prayer-icon Prayer bonus0
Style bonuses
Strength-icon0 Ranged-icon0 Magic-icon0
Goliath gloves equipped
A player wearing goliath gloves


Total level: 1458
Attack-icon 75 Constitution-icon - Mining-icon 66
Strength-icon 75 Agility-icon 61 Smithing-icon 65
Defence-icon 65 Herblore-icon 65 Fishing-icon 62
Ranged-icon 64 Thieving-icon 70 Cooking-icon 70
Prayer-icon 70 Crafting-icon 68 Firemaking-icon 52
Magic-icon 75 Fletching-icon 60 Woodcutting-icon 55
Runecrafting-icon 50 Slayer-icon 65 Farming-icon 65
Construction-icon 64 Hunter-icon 65 Summoning-icon 41
Dungeoneering-icon - Divination-icon ---- Music icon fixed ----
Attack style icon fixed 160 Quest icon fixed 275 Task icon fixed 30

To unlock the option to receive Goliath gloves as a reward item from the Strange face, players must meet a number of requirements:

  • Defeat a total of 500 bosses in either Climber or Endurance matches. The victories do not have to be consecutive.
  • Defeat the following bosses in the Tower at least once:
Boss Quest
Nomad* Nomad's Requiem
Ayuni, Leeuni, and Eruni Do No Evil
Two Dagannoth Sentinels Blood Runs Deep
The Untouchable Dream Mentor
Balance Elemental While Guthix Sleeps
Ice Demon Temple at Senntisten

*Defeating both Nomads in the "No More Nomad... No More!" special fight will count toward this requirement, although defeating only one will not.

The skill levels required to complete the above quests are detailed in the box to the right. These effectively function as additional requirements to obtain and use Goliath gloves.

While a pair of Goliath gloves cannot be repaired, it is possible to obtain multiple pairs from the strange face by killing another 5 bosses in either Climber or Endurance matches; this will earn an invisible "reward credit" that can be exchanged for a pair of Goliath gloves, Spellcaster gloves, Swift gloves, or 100 dreadnips. The strange face will store up to 15 such "credits", after which they must be redeemed in order to earn more. A player may only have 3 pairs of Goliath gloves at any one time.

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  • Goliath gloves will never stack in the bank, even if multiple pairs are the same colour and in the same state of degradation.
  • Prior to 3 November 2011, Goliath gloves were unobtainable due to a bug that prevented Nomad from appearing in Climber or Endurance modes. The same patch that fixed this bug also allowed players to complete the "No More Nomad... No More!" special battle and have it count as the Nomad requirement for unlocking the gloves.
  • Prior to the full release of the Evolution of Combat, Goliath gloves had a Defence requirement of 80. Due to the current combat level formula and Dominion Tower requirements however, they can now be obtained with a Defence level as low as 65.
  • Prior to the Evolution of Combat, these gloves functioned as a crush weapon with stats and speed similar to an Abyssal whip. To use them as such, one had to un-equip any weapon they were holding and equip these in the gloves slot. At some point during the beta of the EoC, they were a two-handed crushing weapon with stats similar to a Chaotic maul. At this point, the gloves actually went in the weapon slot, and gloves could be worn underneath, but were not visible.

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