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Gladiator (Tactics Advance)

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Wielders of the magical "spellswords".
—In-game Description

Gladiator (グラディエーター, Guradeiētā?) is a job from Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. Only bangaa can become Gladiators after mastering two Warrior abilities. Gladiators wield the powerful blades in combat and can also learn three different "Spell Blades" to deal damage. Along with those, they also have some Fighter abilities to use as well. When raised right, Gladiators are very powerful and, when equipped with Strikeback, it is difficult to get in a hit.

See also: Gladiator (Job)


Move Rate Jump Rate Evade Rate
4 2 45
Weapon Head Body Equip Shields?
Blades Hats Clothing No

Growth ChartEdit


Gladiators are basically the same as Dragoons, although Gladiators have higher MP, lower Attack, higher Defense, and slightly higher Magic Power.

HP MP Attack Defense Magic Power Magic Resistance Speed
8.2 A- 2.8 D+ 9.4 A- 8.8 B+ 5.9 D- 6.4 D 1.1 D


Spellblade TechEdit

Gladiator command. Combine magic with swordplay.

Ability Equipment Effect AP MP Power Range
Rush Sweep Blade Full-on bull rush. Pushes target back. 100 As Weapon As Weapon
Wild Swing Ogun Blade Swinging weapon attack. Hits to front, back, side. 200 As Weapon Self
Beatdown Shadow Blade Aggressive attack. Low hit rate, but very damaging. 200 As Weapon As Weapon
Blitz Sun Blade Uses aggression to sense and attack target. High hit rate, low damage. 200 As Weapon As Weapon
Fire Sword Flametongue Fiery blade. Deals damage. 200 10 54 1
Bolt Sword Air Blade Electrically charged blade. Deals damage. 200 10 54 1
Ice Sword Ice Brand Icy blade. Deals damage. 200 10 54 1
Ultima Sword Materia Blade Mageblade attack born from ultima magic. 999 60 As Weapon As Weapon


Skill Source Equipment Effect AP to Master
Strikeback Wygar Prevents a standard "Fight" attack (from within range of the unit's own weapon) and Counters. 300


Skill Source Equipment Effect AP to Master
Doublehand Venus Blade Hold a single-handed weapon with both hands. Increases weapon damage. 300


Skill Source Equipment Effect AP to Master
Sword Combo Mythril Blade Allows the unit to start or join in a Combo during combat. 100

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

Gladiator TCG

Gladiator from Final Fantasy Tactics Advance appears with an earth-elemental card.



[view  · edit  · purge]A gladiator (Latin: gladiator, "swordsman", from gladius, "sword") was an armed combatant who entertained audiences in the Roman Republic and Roman Empire in violent confrontations with other gladiators, wild animals, and condemned criminals. Some gladiators were volunteers but most were slaves schooled under harsh conditions. Gladiators were celebrated in art, and it became a feature of politics and social life in the Roman world.


  • Despite wielding one in their official artwork, Gladiators cannot naturally equip shields without the aid of the Warrior job's support ability Shieldbearer.

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