Edit: looks like this isnt viable, when you put it on it allows for a saving throw and if you succeed at making it, the spell doesnt proc. At the time you get this item, your saves are pretty decent, especially if youre a shorty. Hope they adjust this to no savingthrow allowed for the wielder.
So... this be the so-manieth time I've gotten this item, dunno if it's a random drop, but I finally got the idea that this item could be useful on a tank.
It casts Shroud of Flame on the wearer, which burns him and anyone nearby. They in turn may contract the spell as well. Tricky with a party, no doubt, perhaps bringing an inquisitor along isnt a bad idea to help stop it from spreading to your companions...
The thing is, you'd need to be immune to fire. The druid can turn into a fire elemental at 11, but makes for a poor tank unless multiclassed with a fighter... but then you wont be getting the fire elemental form for a long time. The cleric/druid spell only offers 90% resistance... the arcane version gives full fire resistance... but apart from fire elemental form, these are all temporary solutions. I'd like to walk around indefinitely with this item on my tank without dying.
I'm not that knowledgeable when it comes to all the items, so I wondered if anyone here knows how to raise my fire resistance with items, if possible. Otherwise ill try the lengthy Fighter/Druid option, but it would be nice if any tank could be built with these gauntlets.
Thanks in advance for your time
Edit: found a hammer Demon's Breath which grants 50% fire resist, non good chars only. Now for the other 50.