- 10% - 30% MAX HEALTH increase.
- 55% - 95% LIFEDRAIN chance on combo ender.
- [EVOLVED] 45% - 95% chance to HEAL teammates with lifedrain.
Unlike regular lifedrain, Gauntlets' lifedrain heals by the full damage dealt, instead of half. The two lifedrain effects are separate; it is possible for one to activate and the other to not activate on the same combo ender, and every hit of the combo ender (for characters with multi-hit combo enders, such as The Arkham Knight, Harley Quinn/Arkham Knight or Raven/Prime) has a separate chance of triggering the effects.
Gauntlets of Azrael is often paired with Ra's Al Ghul's Scimitar as they both offer unique effects on combo enders. However, Gauntlets of Azrael was much less popular as it lacks the significant punch of the Scimitar and the health it grants does not synergize with the lifedrain, which scales according to damage dealt. However, while the Scimitar is nerfed to only be applied once with most multi-hit combo enders, the Gauntlets still apply on all hits, and more characters are released with more powerful combo enders which greatly contributed to its popularity.
Gauntlets of Azrael works very well for Darkseid/Apokolips, as when his Life Steal combo ender effect activates, it deals 15% of his damage stat prior to modifications, heals for the same amount, which will stack with the Gauntlets' lifedrain. His Cursed debuff, which causes all hits to crit against his target, also compensates for its lack of crit, especially when paired with Ra's Al Ghul's Scimitar (which gives basic damage but not crit). Other powerful users of the Gauntlets include Deathstroke/Flashpoint (up to 23% total damage on combo ender with 2 Flashpoint teammates, while Batman/Flashpoint has a chance to massively boost his crit damage) and Green Lantern/Jessica Cruz Rebirth (22%).
While Gauntlets of Azrael is one of the less desirable pieces of 5-star gear, it has strong scaling from further fusing after it is evolved; fully evolving it can bring a surprising amount of team endurance.
It is very useful for Survivor, as it allows one character (preferably the extremely strong Survivor choice, Raven/Prime, who also has decent combo enders to work with) to constantly refill the team's health, once again great paired with Ra's Al Ghul's Scimitar.