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The steel gauntlets are a pair of gauntlets in Dragon Quest IX. They look the same as the iron gauntlets with the slight addition of an engraved line going up the length of each glove.
|Steel gauntlets (DS)|
|Recipe||Iron gauntlets + Iron ore + Royal soil|
|Equipable by||Warrior, Thief, Minstrel, Gladiator, Paladin, Armamentalist, Luminary|
|Flavor text||Hefty handwear made of hard steel.|
|Notes||Upgrades into Gigasteel gauntlets.|