The Metal Cestus
Metal Cestus was a weapon that the Assassin Ezio Auditore da Firenze wore to increase the damage he dealt during fist fights. It consisted of a leather glove lined with metal plates.
The Metal Cestus originated from the ancient
Roman Empire, where gladiators used weapons similar to the Cestus in arena fights.
After being purchased from any
blacksmith shop for 2,000 florins, the Cestus granted Ezio a slight advantage in Beat Up events, as well as any other situations that involved unarmed fighting.
Climb Leap Glove Edit
"Now nothing will be out of my reach." ―Ezio getting the Climb Leap Glove from Leonardo da Vinci.
Purchasing the Climb Leap Glove
A further upgrade to the Cestus called the
Climb Leap Glove could be bought from Leonardo da Vinci upon Ezio's arrival in Rome.
Aside from granting the same advantages to damage and speed, it also returned the Climb Leap ability previously taught to Ezio by
Rosa, which he became unable to perform unassisted after being injured during the Fall of Monteriggioni.
Weapon Statistics Edit
15th century Italy Edit
16th century Rome Edit
After the Fall of Monteriggioni.
Climb Leap Glove
Sequence 4, " An Unexpected Visitor"
The Metal Cestus was automatically equipped when purchased, and could not be removed.
It was the only weapon Ezio could use during the fight against Rodrigo Borgia in the Vatican Vault.
At the beginning of , when Ezio is wearing the Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Armor of Altaïr, the Metal Cestus is not present. This is also the case for most outfits, and the Armor of Brutus.
Purchasing the Climb Leap Glove before the secondary Hidden Blade affixed the metal plating directly onto Ezio's hand.
A similar effect could be achieved by replaying any sequence while wearing the Armor of Brutus, then equipping another set of armor.
Even though the Climb Leap Glove is present in Brotherhood, it is still referred to as the Metal Cestus in Ezio's inventory.
In the , it is said that the glove that Leonardo sells to Ezio would improve his climbing abilities to that of a gecko.
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood novel