Gladiators specialize in the handling of all manner of one-handed blades, from daggers to longswords, be they single- or double-edged, straight or curved. A defining characteristic of this guild is its emphasis on diverse combat tactics, training its members to bring their martial skills to bare in any situation.
As such, they are practitioners who marry sword with shield, seeking to defend their fellow companions. Others opt for an empty off hand, choosing instead to focus entirely on their sword arm. The gladiator's proficiency with blades also extends to those hurled at range, such as throwing knives.
With their versatile slashing and stabbing attacks, gladiators are adept at dispatching a wide range of opponents.
When armed with sword and shield, they are unmatched in their ability to defend others, as their diverse talents enable them to focus the enemy's wrath upon themselves.
Ul'dah, the Gladiators' Guild can be found in The Coliseum, in the central area of the Merchant Strip(Level 1).
The minimum level for obtaining the abilities, traits, and weapon skills is listed below, however they may suffer from a reduced effect, increased recast, or shortened duration if you are not at or above the optimal rank for them. In addition, a reduced effect, increased recast, and shortened duration may be experienced by any non-gladiator class when using Gladiator abilities, traits, and weapon skills.
Gladiators calculate attack damage based on Mind (MND) and Strength (STR).
The following is a table of abilities and traits gained by Gladiators ordered by level. Active abilities are gained at levels 1, 2, 4, and 6, then every 4 levels thereafter. Passive traits are gained every 4 levels alternating with active abilities starting at level 8. Items in gray and with a » mark are passive traits.
|○||Exclusive to Discipline of War|
|●||Exclusive to Gladiator|
|Level||Name|| Recast |
| Duration |
|1||Fast Blade||0:10||–:—||1000 TP||Delivers a melee attack. Damage increased when executed from in front of the target.||●||○|
|2||Rampart||2:00||1:00||Increases physical defense and generates massive enmity.|
|4||Phalanx||0:05||–:—||250 TP||Delivers a melee attack. Can only be used immediately after blocking an attack.||●|
|6||Aegis Boon||1:00||0:30||Blocks the next incoming attack and grants HP in proportion to damage taken.||●|
|»8||Enhanced Physical Defense||Increases physical defense by +8.||●|
|10||Savage Blade||0:30||–:—||1000 TP||Delivers a melee attack.||●||○|
|»12||Enhanced Rampart||Expands Rampart to affect you and nearby party members.||●|
|14||Flash||0:30||–:—||Increases target's enmity.|
|»16||Enhanced Block Rate||Increases block rate by +10.||●|
|18||Shield Bash||0:30||0:05||250 TP||Delivers a melee attack with your shield. Chance to inflict Stun.|
|»20||Swift Aegis Boon||Reduces recast time of Aegis Boon by 15 seconds.||●|
|22||Sentinel||1:30||0:15||Temporarily reduces damage taken. Increases enmity generated by actions while effect is active.|
|»24||Enhanced Physical Defense II||Increases physical defense by +10.||●|
|26||Flat Blade||0:10||–:—||1500 TP||Delivers a melee attack.||●||○|
|»28||Enhanced Flash||Adds Blind effect to Flash.||●|
|30||Riot Blade||1:20||0:30||2000 TP||Delivers a ranged attack. Chance to decrease defense when executed from behind the target.||●||●|
|»32||Enhanced Physical Crit Resilience||Increases physical critical resilience by +10||●|
|34||Outmaneuver||1:30||0:30||Increases block rate and grants TP for each block made while effect is active.|
|»36||Enhanced Sentinel||Increases damage reduction of Sentinel by +20%.||●|
|38||War Drum||1:00||–:—||500 TP||Delivers a melee attack with your shield to nearby enemies. Generates massive enmity. Can only be used immediately after blocking an attack.||●|
|»40||Enhanced Physical Defense III||Increases physical defense by +12.||●|
|42||Tempered Will||3:00||–:—||Removes Bind and Heavy effects.||●|
|»44||Enhanced Outmaneuver||Blocks made while Outmaneuver is active restore MP.||●|
|46||Rage of Halone||0:20||–:—||1500 TP||Delivers a fivefold melee attack at low accuracy.||●||●|
|»48||Enhanced Flash II||Expands Flash to affect target and enemies near it.||●|
|50||Goring Blade||1:20||0:30||3000 TP||Delivers a melee attack. Chance to inflict a bleed effect when executed from behind the target.||●||●|
The following is a table of executable combos for a Gladiator. Abilities must be executed in the correct positions in order to activate a combo. Correctly executing a combo will cause the cost of the second and third abilities to be waived, along with adding extra bonuses listed below.
|Fast Blade (Front)||→|| Savage Blade|
|→|| Goring Blade|
Increased bleed damage
|→|| Flat Blade|
|Riot Blade (Behind)||→|| Rage of Halone|