- "A power-gauntlet-and-flail-combo set, perfect for devastating attacks. Pressing the Strong Attack button allows you to pick up and throw enemies."
- — In-game description
Gauntlets is an alternate weapon moveset used by Link in Hyrule Warriors. It is described as a power-gauntlet-and-flail-combo set, perfect for devastating attacks by combining the Gauntlets strength-enhancing power to allow Link to easily carry a heavy Ball and Chain without it limiting his movement speed. Its Strong Attack allows Link to pick up and throw enemies, grass, Pots, bombable boulders, and even Bomb Flowers. It has a Lightning Elemental Attribute which allows Link to generate electricity during certain combos. Link can also pull Rocks from the ground and even briefly dig underground during one of his combos and can summon a gray stone obelisk (like the ones that can be picked up and thrown with the Golden Gauntlets in Ocarina of Time) to attack enemies with.
When picking up Grass, Link can swing his Ball & Chain by using Regular Attack (B Button) or throw it by using Strong Attack (Y Button).
When picking up Pots, Link can smash it by using Regular Attack (B Button) or throw it by using Strong Attack (Y Button).
When picking up Bombable Boulders, Link can use it to bulldoze enemies then smash the Boulder with a punch (this is all part of a single attack sequence) by using Regular Attack (B Button) or throw it by using Strong Attack (Y Button). When picking up a Bomb Flower, Link can roll it by using Regular Attack (B Button) or throw it using Strong Attack (Y Button). However, it should be noted that the piles of Bombable Boulders which act as obstacles in The Armies of Ruin story scenario cannot be picked up using the Gauntlets Strong Attack.
While some enemies can be easily picked up using the Gauntlets Strong Attack, some (like Darknuts & Moblins) require their Weak Point gauge be visible or Link must be in Focus Spirit in order to be able to pick them up and throw them. Due to their size, Giant Bosses are immune to being picked up. Link can even pick up enemy characters (playable characters encountered as enemies in various scenarios).
(Hyrule Warriors Legends)
- Level 4 - Power Gloves +
- Level 4+ - Burning Gloves
- Level 1 - Silver Gauntlets
- Level 2 - Golden Gauntlets
- Level 3 - Power Gloves
- 8-bit - 8-Bit Power Bracelets
Ball and Chain
- Level 1 - Ball and Chain
- Level 2 - Spiked Golden Ball and Chain
- Level 3 - Bow-Wow
- 8-bit - 8-Bit Raft