Gladiator

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Introduction

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. Tracing their roots to the Coliseum, where the roar of the crowd reigns supreme, these melee combatants have learned to seamlessly flow between attack and defense in a dance that delights the eye. Making use of their skill with the shield, gladiators can also draw the attention and attacks of an enemy upon themselves, thereby protecting their comrades from harm.

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Gladiators choose to protect their allies, shielding them from harm. They use their holy power to draw all enemies to them and encourage allies to battle forward.

General information

Guild

The Gladiator's Guild is in Ul'dah - Steps of Thal. If you choose gladiator as your first class, you will start off in the city of Ul'dah. At level 30, gladiators may specialize into paladin.

Equipment

The gladiator is a disciple of war and wears plate armor. They use swords as weapons, and shields as defense. The following crafting classes can create items that are useful to the gladiator:

Hunting Log

See gladiator hunting log.

Quests

Quest Type Level Quest giver Unlocks
Way of the Gladiator Class quest 1 Lulutsu
My First Gladius Class quest 1 Mylla Swordsong
Kicking the Hornet's Nest Class quest 5 Mylla Swordsong
Ul'dah's Most Wanted Class quest 11 Mylla Swordsong
That Old Familiar Feeling Class quest 15 Mylla Swordsong  Shield Lob
The Face of Thal Class quest 20 Mylla Swordsong
On Holy Ground Class quest 25 Mylla Swordsong
The Rematch Class quest 30 Mylla Swordsong  Shield Swipe

Actions

PvE actions

Action Acquired Quest requirement Level Type MP TP Casting Recast Description
 Fast Blade Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 1 Weaponskill 60 Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 160.
 Fight or Flight Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 2 Ability Instant 60s Increases physical damage dealt by 25%.
 Savage Blade Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 4 Weaponskill 60 Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
 Flash Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 6 Spell 480 Instant 2.5s Increases enmity in all nearby enemies.
 Riot Blade Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 10 Weaponskill 60 Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
 Shield Lob Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 1Quest: That Old Familiar Feeling 15 Weaponskill 120 Instant 2.5s Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 120.
 Shield Bash Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 18 Weaponskill 120 Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 110.
 Rage of Halone Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 26 Weaponskill 60 Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
 Shield Swipe Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 1Quest: The Rematch 30 Ability Instant 15s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Can only be executed immediately after blocking an attack.
 Sentinel Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 38 Ability Instant 180s Reduces damage taken by 40%.
 Tempered Will Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 42 Ability Instant 180s Immediately cures Bind and Heavy, while preventing most knockback and draw-in effects.
 Bulwark Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 46 Ability Instant 180s Increases block rate by 60%.
 Circle of Scorn Gladiator frame icon.png GLA 50 Ability Instant 25s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all nearby enemies.

Tank actions

Action Acquired Level Type MP TP Casting Recast Description
 Rampart Tank role.png Tank 8 Ability Instant 90s Reduces damage taken by 20%.
 Low Blow Tank role.png Tank 12 Ability Instant 25s Stuns target.
 Provoke Tank role.png Tank 16 Ability Instant 40s Gesture threateningly, placing yourself at the top of a target's enmity list.
 Convalescence Tank role.png Tank 20 Ability Instant 120s Increases own HP recovery via healing magic by 20%.
 Anticipation Tank role.png Tank 24 Ability Instant 60s Increases parry rate by 30%.
 Reprisal Tank role.png Tank 32 Ability Instant 60s Lowers target's damage dealt by 10%.
 Awareness Tank role.png Tank 36 Ability Instant 120s Nullifies chance of suffering critical damage.
 Interject Tank role.png Tank 40 Ability Instant 30s Silences target.
 Ultimatum Tank role.png Tank 44 Ability Instant 90s Provoke nearby enemies, placing yourself at the top of their enmity list.
 Shirk Tank role.png Tank 48 Ability Instant 120s Diverts 25% of enmity to target party member.

Traits

PvE traits

Trait Acquired Quest requirement Level Effect
 Enhanced Vitality Marauder frame icon.png MRD
Gladiator frame icon.png GLA
Dark Knight frame icon.png DRK
20 Increases vitality by 8.
 Enhanced Vitality II Marauder frame icon.png MRD
Gladiator frame icon.png GLA
Dark Knight frame icon.png DRK
40 Increases vitality by 16.
 Enhanced Vitality III Marauder frame icon.png MRD
Gladiator frame icon.png GLA
Dark Knight frame icon.png DRK
60 Increases vitality by 24.

Jobs

The gladiator can specialize into Paladin frame icon.png PLD, a tanking job.

Core mechanics

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The gladiator has moderate damage, but as a tradeoff they have good tanking capabilities.
  •  Shield Lob - Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 120.
  •  Shield Bash - Delivers an attack with a potency of 110.
  •  Circle of Scorn - Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all nearby enemies.

As a tanking class, gladiators have to correctly combo Flash (role ability), Shield Swipe and Circle of Scorn to draw aggro from damage dealers, while triggering defense-increasing weaponskills.

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