Q: Dear Sage,
Is a warforged considered to be wearing gauntlets, and therefore always armed?
A: A warforged always threatens squares within its reach, but not because it’s considered to be wearing gauntlets.
A warforged has a natural slam attack, and thus always threatens squares within its reach (just like any other creature with a natural attack). These are slam attacks, however, not gauntlet attacks.
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