Nemean Cestus
Given to Hercules by Zeus after he killed the Nemean Lion, these gauntlets deliver crushing blows to an enemy's ego and face.

–In-game description

The Nemean Cestus returns in God of War: Ascension's Multiplayer. First used by Hercules in the Forum arena, they can be used by the player in Multiplayer.


An extremely powerful physical based weapon with excellent mid range attacks

–In-game description

The legendary gauntlets have the same design of the Cestus from God of War III. They are modeled after the image of the Nemean Lion, resembling two brazen lion heads.

It can now be used by Multiplayer warriors to crush enemies away. With extreme ferocity and power, these weapons are effective against crowds of foes.


  • Rank 1 - n/a
  • Rank 2 - 10.000
  • Rank 3 - 30.000


  • Rank 1 - +1% Health; +5% Physical Power; +2% Cooldown Reduction.
  • Rank 2 - +2% Health; +6% Physical Power; +3% Cooldown Reduction.
  • Rank 3 - +3% Health; +7% Physical Power; +4% Cooldown Reduction.


  • Vicious Maul - A sweeping area of effect attack that stuns and pulls enemies in. Press Square again to follow up with an area of effect attack. Cancel for other combos. L1 + Square
  • Crushing Strike - A massive forward-facing clap-attack that sends all enemies flying. L1 + Triangle


  • Vicious Maul
  • Crushing Strike
  • Hercules using the Cestus in God of War: Ascension

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