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.
Gladiators choose to protect their allies, shielding them from harm. They use their power to draw all enemies to them and encourage allies to battle forward.
The Gladiators' 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 must specialize into paladin.
The gladiator is a disciple of war and wears armor "of Fending". They use swords as weapons, and shields as defense. The following crafting classes can create items that are useful to the gladiator:
- Blacksmith — Swords.
- Carpenter — Wooden shields.
- Armorer — Fending armor and shields.
- Goldsmith — Earrings, bracelets, necklaces and rings.
|Fast Blade||GLA||1||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 200.|
|Fight or Flight||GLA||2||Ability||Instant||60s||Increases damage dealt by 25%.|
|Riot Blade||GLA||4||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 140.|
|Total Eclipse||GLA||6||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all nearby enemies.|
|Shield Bash||GLA||10||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.|
|Iron Will||GLA||10||Ability||Instant||2s||Significantly increases enmity generation.|
|Release Iron Will||GLA||10||Ability||Instant||1s||Cancels the effect of Iron Will.|
|Shield Lob||GLA||1||15||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 100.|
|Rage of Halone||GLA||26||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.|
|Spirits Within||PLD||1||30||Ability||Instant||30s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 270.|
|Sheltron||PLD||1||35||Ability||Instant||5s||Reduces damage taken by 15%.|
|Sentinel||GLA||38||Ability||Instant||120s||Reduces damage taken by 30%.|
|Prominence||PLD||1||40||Weaponskill||Instant||2.5s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all nearby enemies.|
|Cover||PLD||1||45||Ability||Instant||120s||Take all damage intended for another party member as long as said member remains within 10 yalms.|
|Circle of Scorn||GLA||50||Ability||Instant||30s||Delivers an attack with a potency of 120 to all nearby enemies.|
|Hallowed Ground||PLD||1||50||Ability||Instant||420s||Renders you impervious to most attacks.|
|Rampart||Tank||8||Ability||Instant||90s||Reduces damage taken by 20%.|
|Low Blow||Tank||12||Ability||Instant||25s||Stuns target.|
|Provoke||Tank||15||Ability||Instant||30s||Gesture threateningly, placing yourself at the top of a target's enmity list while gaining additional enmity.|
|Interject||Tank||18||Ability||Instant||30s||Interrupts the use of a target's action.|
|Reprisal||Tank||22||Ability||Instant||60s||Reduces damage dealt by nearby enemies by 10%.|
|Arm's Length|| Melee DPS
Physical Ranged DPS
|32||Ability||Instant||120s||Creates a barrier nullifying most knockback and draw-in effects.|
|Shirk||Tank||48||Ability||Instant||120s||Diverts 25% of enmity to target party member.|
|Tank Mastery|| GLA
|1||Reduces damage taken by 20%. Furthermore, grants a bonus to maximum HP is granted based on your vitality attribute, and a bonus to damage dealt based on your strength attribute.|
The gladiator must specialize into PLD, a tanking job.
The gladiator has moderate damage, but as a tradeoff they have good tanking capabilities.
- Shield Lob - Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 100.
- Shield Bash - Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
- Circle of Scorn - Delivers an attack with a potency of 120 to all nearby enemies.
This class is associated with the following achievements:
|Stick Them with the Pointy End I||5||Achieve gladiator level 10.||-||2.0|
|Stick Them with the Pointy End II||5||Achieve gladiator level 20.||-||2.0|
|Stick Them with the Pointy End III||5||Achieve gladiator level 30.||-||2.0|
|Stick Them with the Pointy End IV||5||Achieve gladiator level 40.||-||2.0|
|Stick Them with the Pointy End V||5||Achieve gladiator level 50.||-||2.0|
|Stick Them with the Pointy End VI||5||Achieve gladiator level 60.||-||3.0|
|Stick Them with the Pointy End VII||5||Achieve gladiator level 70.||-||4.0|
|Stick Them with the Pointy End VIII||5||Achieve gladiator level 80.||-||5.0|
|Stick Them with the Pointy End IX||5||Achieve gladiator level 90.||-||6.0|
- Gladiator on the official website.