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The heavy handwear are a pair of gloves in Dragon Quest IX.
|Heavy handwear (DS)|
|Equipable by||Warrior, Priest, Martial Artist, Thief, Minstrel, Gladiator, Paladin, Armamentalist, Ranger, Luminary|
|Flavor text||Thick, weighty gloves that give a good defensive boost.|
|Notes|| Buy from the secret shop in Dourbridge.|
Commonly dropped or stolen from Hammer horrors and Sluggerslaughts.
Upgrades into Guru's gloves or Gloomy gloves.