In Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup, what happens when you grow claws while you wear cursed gloves?

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    If I had to take a guess, the gloves just fall off.
    – badp
    Oct 30, 2012 at 12:28

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If your claw mutation reaches level 3 (You have claws for hands.), then any gloves are forcibly removed, regardless of whether they are cursed or not.

The same thing happens with boots and the talon / hooves mutations, as well as helmets and the horns, antennae and beak mutations.

The relevant source code calls a function in the transformation code path used for melding items into your body. That code does not bother to check the cursed status of an item.


I haven't had this happen with gloves, but I once grew hooves while wearing cursed boots, and they dropped off. Presumably the same thing will happen with gloves.

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