Yay, I can finally push my shield above 22 at 35 Glad. I guess I now have a reason to pump THM and CON to 20.
And someone said "good glads from lazy glads"? What the hell are you talking about. I guarantee there is no Glad above rank 30 that has a sentinel rank equal to their level. It would have required hours and hours of standing there getting hit by mobs to keep shield even close to your sword rank.
It is indeed nice that it can actually be leveled up now. Also, there is no cap from what I have seen. I have got 300+ SP per kill in a leve once, in both shield and sword.
Yes, there was good gladiator and lazy gladiator... but it's not that the good gladiatore had the Sentinel the same rank has them, it's more that the lazy one never used Shield to tank because they wanted to lvl there sword skill faster so they could be rank 40 with shield rank 5... And well in a party, a gladiator who dont use Shield is getting hit a lot more then one using shield. It's easy to play without a shield and just spamming attack, but its harder to use shield and try to really tank. ^^
And me to I got 300+ SP per kil in both shield and sword, that's so nice!