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The Tempestes gauntlets are a powerful pair of gauntlets in Dragon Quest IX. They are one of the final forms of the Vesta gauntlets.

DetailsEdit

   Tempestes gauntlets  (DS)
Defence +28
Rarity ★★★★☆
Recipe Diana gauntlets + Agate of evolution x3 + Red orb x3
Equipable by Warrior, Minstrel, Gladiator, Paladin, Armamentalist, Luminary
Buy Price N/a
Sell Price 18,000
Flavor text Stormy gauntlets with unparalleled defensive potential.
Notes Can revert back into Vesta gauntlets.

EtymologyEdit

These gauntlets are named after Tempestas, an ancient Roman goddess of storms and sudden weather. Her name is derived from the Latin tempestas, which means bad weather or storm, and lends its name to the English word "tempest". In the original Japanese version, the gauntlets are named after Susano-o, the god of storms and the sea in Shinto mythology.