War Gloves are Warrior weapons. They are a balanced playstyle weapon suitable for many situations.
War Gloves are unlocked by the War Gloves Fighter node on the Destiny Board
Abilities are unlocked as you level up the War Gloves Fighter skill (see the ability table below)
First, Second, and Passive slot abilities are common to all weapons, while Third Slot abilities are unique to each weapon and do not have a level requirement
The default hotkeys for First, Second, and Third Slot abilities are Q, W, and E, respectively
War Gloves Families
There are seven "war gloves families" represented by the seven specialization nodes on the Destiny Board. To unlock all of these families, the player must attain at least Tier 4 war gloves fighter. This will unlock the ability to then also level up specializations. The seven war gloves families are:
|War Gloves Weapon Families|
War Gloves Types
Spells and Abilities
|Icon||Spell/Ability Name||Spell Slot||Energy Cost||Cast Time||Range||Cooldown||Mastery Unlock|
|Create Opening||First||3||0s||2m||0s or 3s recast||1|
|Hard to Catch||Passive||-||-||-||-||50|
|Purifying Combination||Third||25 - 36||0s - 0.6s||12m - 10m||15s - 30s||1|
|Hundred Striking Fists||Third||65||0.5s||11m||20s||1|
Related Patch Notes
|Patch Link||Date||Patch Name||Patch Notes|
|Version 20.000.1||8 June 2022||Into the Fray Update||Fleet Footwork's second ability had been too situational to be reliably useful, and the reduced damage output for using it once was a big drawback. To make it more effective and fun to use, it is now a ground target dash that provides an auto-attack damage buff. This buff ensures that damage output doesn’t drop too much when using the second ability. Spiked Gauntlets had been too oppressive in large scale fights when stacked. To discourage this stacking, enemies can only be hit once per second by the effect. Ravenstrike Cestus had also been dominant in large scale fights, so its damage output has been reduced to offset the often high AoE Escalation due to its large radius.
|Version 19.040.1||26 January 2022||Lands Awakened Patch 4||Post-update adjustments improved the gameplay of the new War Gloves weapon line, but in terms of effectiveness they were still not quite where they needed to be. Various aspects have therefore been further improved.
Q-abilities with more utility like Dragon Leap and Shock Wave have been adjusted to encourage using only the first part of the ability for constant damage on a low cooldown. The second part of the ability should then be used deliberately, to commit to utility at the cost of a higher cooldown.
Additionally, various E-abilities were improved. Spiked Gauntlets were intended as a threat to enemy tanks, but their damage was insufficient to threaten plate tanks. Their damage against plate has been increased significantly to excel as tank busters. Infernal Boulder’s secondary effect was changed to a stackable DoT that reduces Healing Received, better for eliminating single targets without direct one-shots. Its debuff stacking also clarifies to new players that the boulder can hit the same target multiple times. Aggressive Rush is now called Fatal Fury, and was reworked with a damage buff that ramps up with each normal attack, giving successive auto-attack hits more impact.
|Version 19.010.1||13 December 2021||Lands Awakened Patch 1||Since War Gloves are an entirely new line that offers a lot of utility, outplay potential and combo setup, we wanted to make sure they don’t dominate the meta at launch and made sure that the kit has enough drawbacks. However it seems we were a bit overcautious, and while they seemed in a good place in test cases, they somewhat underperformed in various areas in the Albion live world. The following improvements have thus been implemented in Patch 1 to get War Gloves in a better place.
|Version 19.000.1||24 November 2021||Lands Awakened Update||War Gloves are an entirely new weapon line featuring three new base weapons, four artifact weapons, and fifteen new abilities, plus unique passives. They are melee-focused and offer damage, mobility, and control abilities along with limited ranged abilities. They are crafted in the Warrior's Forge and feature their own Combat and Crafting masteries on the Destiny Board.