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Swift gloves
Swift gloves black Swift gloves white Swift gloves yellow Swift 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 Watch my speedy hands!
Weight 0.3 kg
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Swift gloves are a set of degradable gloves that can be obtained in the Dominion Tower. They offer the second best offensive bonuses for ranged. They require 80 Ranged to wield. Since players must be at least combat level 160 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 Swift gloves: black, white, yellow, and red. Additionally, the gloves have an animation that resembles green spots dripping off. Swift gloves degrade after four hours of combat and must be reobtained from the Dominion Tower afterward.

They have a passive effect where roughly 1% damage taken from Magic attacks is recoiled back to the attacker.


Combat Stats
Skill requirements Degrades
80 Ranged-icon Yes
Class Slot
Ranged Ranged Gloves slot
Weapons Main Off
Damage - -
Accuracy - -
Style - -
Defence-icon Armour rating96
Constitution-icon Life bonus240
Prayer-icon Prayer bonus0
Critical bonuses
Attack-icon0% Ranged-icon0% Magic-icon0%
Swift gloves equipped
A player wearing swift gloves


Total level: 1,184
Attack-icon 78
Constitution-icon -
Mining-icon 52
Strength-icon 78
Agility-icon 50
Smithing-icon 70
Defence-icon 40
Herblore-icon 49
Fishing-icon 62
Ranged-icon 80
Thieving-icon 54
Cooking-icon 70
Prayer-icon 42
Crafting-icon 70
Firemaking-icon 71
Magic-icon 80
Fletching-icon 10
Woodcutting-icon 52
Runecrafting-icon -
Slayer-icon 10
Farming-icon 25
Construction-icon 70
Hunter-icon 46
Summoning-icon 55
Dungeoneering-icon -
Divination-icon ----
Music icon fixed ----
Attack style icon fixed 160
Quest icon fixed 177
Task icon fixed 30

To unlock the option to receive Swift 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
Pest Queen The Void Stares Back
Zenevivia Love Story
Damis, Fareed, Kamil and Dessous Desert Treasure
Karamel and Gelatinnoth Mother Recipe for Disaster
Jungle demon Monkey Madness
The Inadequacy Dream Mentor

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 Swift gloves.

Degrading and reobtainingEdit

Swift gloves degrade and fall apart after four hours of combat. Players can check the condition of a given pair of Swift gloves by right-clicking them and selecting "check-state". In contrast to most other degradable items, Swift gloves count upward from 0% degraded (perfect condition) to 100% degraded (falling apart). For example, a pair of Swift gloves that is 75% degraded has been used for three hours, and has one hour of usage remaining before falling apart.

While a pair of Swift 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 Swift gloves, Goliath gloves, Spellcaster 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 Swift gloves at any one time.


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Swift gloves animation


  • Before an update on 11 April, Swift gloves used to show four different messages instead of a percentage. These messages were "The gloves are in perfect condition." "The gloves are slightly degraded." "The gloves are very degraded." And lastly, "The gloves are almost falling apart."
  • Swift gloves along with all other Dominion Tower gloves do not display as particle effects in the Adventurer's Log.
  • During the Evolution of Combat beta, Swift gloves occupied the weapon slot and had an attack similar to the hand cannon.

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