Baldur's Gate 3: How to Get the Gloves of the Automaton
In the complex world of Baldur's Gate 3, the mechanics of advantage and disadvantage can easily alter the course of every battle. Gaining a consistent...
In the complex world of Baldur's Gate 3, the mechanics of advantage and disadvantage can easily alter the course of every battle. Gaining a consistent advantage in attacks can significantly influence the game, and among the many items offered in the game, equipment that provides constant benefits is rare but profoundly effective.
Step into the Gloves of the Automaton. These extraordinary gloves grant you ten rounds of constant advantage - more than enough for most battles - and they are also easy to obtain, provided you choose the right options. This guide will precisely show you how to seize these useful gloves for your own use.
What Are The Gloves Of The Automaton
The Gloves of the Automaton are a pair of rare gloves that can be found during the second act of the game. In addition to providing a +1 bonus to Strength saving throws, they also grant the class feature "Circuit Interface."
As fantastic as they are on their own, the gloves also have excellent synergy with the Light of Creation, an uncommon polearm.
The Light of Creation grants you an additional 1d6 + 1d4 lightning damage, but it has a chance to stun you if you are not a construct.
Of course, since the Gloves of the Automaton turn you into a construct after using their class feature, it is your best chance to use this polearm without any negative effects.
As a construct, you may be immune to certain enhancement and healing spells from allies. Be sure to read the spell descriptions carefully.
Where To Find The Gloves Of The Automaton
To acquire the Gloves of the Automaton, you must befriend a grumpy little deep gnome named Barcus Wurzel.
Unfortunately, Barcus seems to constantly get into trouble, so here are the steps you need to take to unlock him as a merchant.
- Free him from the windmill in the Blighted Village
- Free him from the duergar slavers in Grymforge
- Invite him to your camp
- Proceed to Act Two of the game
- Reach Last Light Inn and speak to him. He'll be on the first floor.
- Purchase the gloves from him for 899 gold.
The gloves can also be stolen from Barcus, but it comes with a relatively high Sleight of Hand DC and the risk of angering the NPCs at the Last Light Inn, many of whom are important for the main story. So proceed with caution.