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|
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|
Gladiator command. Combine magic with swordplay.
|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|
|Strikeback||Wygar||Block enemy attack and counterattack. Ineffective vs. A-abil.||300|
|Doublehand||Venus Blade||Hold one-handed weapon in two hands. Improves weapon attack.||300|
|Sword Combo||Mythril Blade||Failproof combo ability for gladiators.||100|
Gladiator from Final Fantasy Tactics Advance appears with an earth-elemental card.
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.A