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“You are mine, you shall be mine, you and I are one for ever.”
― In-game description

Karnstein Armlets is a pair of exotic Warlock gauntlets. It can be dismantled to generate Glimmer and Legendary Shards.


This item has the following lore associated:

As you test the armlet, a regal voice sounds in your mind.

“Listen! I am a Hunter, like you, and I made this armlet to help you in your hunts. Will you help me in mine?

“I remember a woman from my first life. I remember she was mine, my love, my wife. And I was hers, her love, her wife. I remember nothing else except the hole in my heart. I live in hope that she, too, has been reincarnated somewhere on this new Earth.
“I built this armlet with a neuromech trawl. It will scour whatever mind it touches, flesh or machine, for any hint of my beloved. The trawl will drink power to feed you. And if anyone you touch has seen my wife, the trawl will know. If, only and ever if, I have remembered her truly.”


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Karnstein Armlets can also be upgraded with the following perks:

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Default Shader perk icon Default Shader
Restores your gear to its default colors.

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Vampire's Caress perk icon Vampire's Caress
Melee attacks grant increased resilience and mobility, and they highlight injured enemies. Melee kills greatly restore health.

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Mobility Enhancement Mod perk icon Mobility Enhancement Mod
Increased Mobility
Plasteel Reinforcement Mod perk icon Plasteel Reinforcement Mod
Increased Resilience.

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Default Ornament perk icon Default Ornament
Restores your armor to its default appearance.
Gothic Horror perk icon Gothic Horror
Equip this ornament to change the appearance of Karnstein Armlets. Once you get an ornament, it's unlocked on all characters on your account.


  • Several aspects of these gauntlets, including the name of the ornament Gothic Horror, were most likely based on elements from the Gothic novel Carmilla written by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.[1]
    • "Karnstein" is a direct reference to the main character, Carmilla Karnstein.
    • The intrinsic perk of these gauntlets almost directly references the role of Carmilla Karnstein as a vampire. 


  1. "Carmilla".