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Gladiolus-Character-Swap-FFXV

Gladiolus controlled via character swap.

Gladiolus is a party member in Final Fantasy XV who acts autonomously in battle. He can rescue party members in Danger status, invoke link-strikes with Noctis and perform Techniques and use items on himself by the player's beckoning. Patch 1.20 added a character swap feature to the main game that can be unlocked via the Ascension. He is the toughest party member with the most HP and strength.

Gladiolus is also the main playable character in his own DLC episode, and in an added segment to Chapter 13.

Party memberEdit

In battle, Gladiolus uses greatswords as his Primary Arm and can equip shields as Secondary Arm. He has the highest physical power and HP of the group. Though he has a great deal of Spirit to allow him to outlast magical attacks, he lacks in Magic, which is best left to anyone else in the group. He is best as the tank and the fighter.

Link attack with Gladiolus

Link attack with Noctis.

Gladiolus has a good range due to his use of greatswords, which he can also throw, and he can thus attack enemies without need to cover distance in close. His shield comes in handy to bolster his defenses, especially from long range attackers, and increase his stats further. He can use his shield as a makeshift knuckle to pound the ground to throw enemies off balance and strategically attack enemies with the bonus of doubled damage. He is the worst equipped when fighting aerial enemies, as he has little way of intercepting their flowing offensives, and his intervals compared to gun wielding enemies sees him vulnerable to their attacks.

His skills are centered on supportive, offensive and defensive actions. Though he only provides cover for Noctis, Gladiolus acts defensively through brute force, kicking away enemies who come in too close, and even providing cover, defending himself as well as his charge if they are in close and nullifying the oncoming attack.

StatsEdit

Gladiolus's statistics with his default Crownsguards Fatigues equipped.

Level HP Strength Vitality Magic Spirit
1 704 27 40 7 36
10 879 37 51 14 43

AbilitiesEdit

As Noctis's party member, Gladiolus learns First Aid abilities from the Recovery grid in the Ascension that let him recover his own health when low.

SurvivalEdit

Gladiolus's skill is Survival, which has him find items during and upon winning battles; the higher the Survival Skill Level, the better items he can find. The chance of finding items is better the more steps the player has taken between battles. Gladiolus can find consumable items like potions and elixirs and treasures from animal parts to coins and notes. The higher level Survival skill provides better quality items at the end of fights, no matter what the outcome is. The number of items he finds can be doubled via abilities learned in the Ascension's Exploration grid.

Survival levels up by running on the field. The player can leave the game to run on its own with the controller in a position the party will run in circles to accumulate steps to level up Gladiolus's Survival.

TeamworkEdit

Gladiolus learns the following Teamwork abilities in the Ascension Grid. He will perform these autonomously.

6
Reflex
Crystarium Branch 2
18
Engage
Crystarium Branch 1
64
Intercept
24
Antagonize
Crystarium Branch 1
99
Acute Antagonism
Name Effect
Reflex Perform a disruptive greatsword counterattack. Damage modifier: x2
Engage Perform a powerful pre-emptive greatsword strike. Damage modifier: x2
Intercept Guard Noctis with a shield when own HP is high.
Antagonize Perform a disruptive kick while Noctis is defending (no weapon requirement). Damage modifier: x1.5
Acute Antagonism Increases Antagonize damage modifier to x2.5

TechniquesEdit

Gladiolus can learn the following Techniques from the Ascension Grid. They can be invoked by the player, and Noctis can usually do a follow-up-attack with them. Gladiolus starts with the Tempest Technique.

8
Dawnhammer
Crystarium Branch 2
18
Royal Guard
Crystarium Branch 1
72
Impulse
Crystarium Branch 1
999
Gladio: Limit Break
18
Cyclone
Name Effect
Tempest Unleash a sweeping area attack with a greatsword. Depletes tech bar by one.
Dawnhammer Powerful greatsword slash. Depletes tech bar by two.
Royal Guard Calls Gladiolus to protect Noctis with a shield. Depletes tech bar by one.
Impulse Frontal sweep area attack. Can break limbs. Depletes tech bar by three.
Limit Break Allow character's techniques to break the damage limit. They are prefixed above with who they belong to. All are simply called "Limit Break."

Gladiolus excels in bringing on massive direct damage on single targets and controlling crowds of enemies. Tempest allows him to attack through wildly brandishing his greatsword, spinning across the field, indirectly hurting enemies in his path, before finishing with a mighty swing on the designated target; depending on the situation, it comes in handy as either a crowd-controlling technique, or a multi-hitting damage attack with no excessive cost. It requires accuracy and strategic placement to properly realize its full effect.

Dawnhammer brings Gladiolus to prepare a mighty downward slash capable of inflicting a critical hit and Break. It is especially useful for breaking appendages; having Noctis following in for the additional attack further increases its chances.

Royal Guard has Gladiolus immediately provide a cover for Noctis, which the player should direct Noctis to. This allows Noctis makeshift sanctuary from enemy attacks. After a given period of time, Noctis can charge back into battle with a prompt.

Impulse is Gladiolus's Lv.3 Technique. Focusing and wielding his weapon in front of him, Gladiolus draws his sword and cuts a quick slash from left to right. The cut unleashes a wide, sweeping and shredding vacuum that hits all in the vicinity in front of him with massive damage and for multiple times. It is especially useful for bringing down tanks of enemies with enormous amounts of HP, clearing out numbers of enemies who have power in groups, and for quickly wrapping up battles when the opportunity sees itself present. This technique often deals 9,999, especially when critical blows are landed, meaning it will deal more if Gladiolus's Limit Break node is activated.

Character swapEdit

The ability to character-swap to Gladiolus during battle is unlocked in the Ascension Grid for 20 AP. His play-style is the same as in his DLC episode. Gladiolus needs to keep comboing to gain access to his Glaive Arts, and his shield block protects him from enemy attacks. There are only a handful of attacks that can't be blocked with Gladiolus's shield, and he is invincible while blocking giving the option to follow up with a counter. His greatsword motions are slow, but he can deal great damage if the combo-rate is kept up; Gladiolus's rage meter fills as the player blocks (lowest amount), takes damage, or blocks attacks with his shield (highest amount). At full rage Gladiolus deals quadruple damage and his attacks send red sparks flying on impact.

The player can't attack with a shield or use magic. Gladiolus has Impervious by default when he is playable (Noctis needs to unlock it in Ascension for 333 AP). Impervious negates the damage the player just took (except dark damage); the player will need to hit the dodge button right as the attack hits.

EquipmentEdit

GreatswordsEdit

Greatswords-ffxv-dmgtypeicon
Slow, yet powerful, two-handed swords. Easy to make enemies flinch.
NameAttackCriticalModifiers/NotesValueObtain
Two-handed Sword
(Two-hand Sword)
Two-handed-Sword-FFXV
482Max HP: +53
+15% damage per additional enemy within 65 feet radius (max + 100%)
Buy: 50
Sell: 25
Shop: Hammerhead
A greatsword forged for battling many foes at once. The blade inflicts greater damage when surrounded by foes.
War Sword
(War Buster)
War-Sword-FFXV
782Max HP: +65
10% chance to inflict Compromised
Buy: 150
Sell: 75
Default: Gladiolus, Noctis at start of game
Shop: Hammerhead, Galdin Quay, Prairie Outpost
A greatsword with added heft, made to inflict stunning blows that deprive foes of their defense.
Blade of Brennaere
(Brennaere)
Blade-of-Brennaere-FFXV
1312Max HP: +82
Fire Resistance: 27%
Inflicts Fire-based damage
Buy: 300
Sell: 150
Find: Western valley of the Three Valleys (Leide; Map)
Shop: Wiz Chocobo Post, Coernix Station - Cauthess
A greatsword with fire in its core. Foes vulnerable to fire best beware.
Claymore
Two-handed-Sword-FFXV
1562Max HP: +98
Vitality: +32
Buy: 600
Sell: 300
Shop: Taelpar Rest Area, Lestallum
Ore that increases vitality is forged into the blade, granting the wielder a defensive boon.
Force Stealer
(Force Eater)
Force-Stealer-FFXV
2102Max HP: +202
Max MP: +6
Absorbs elemental energy when dealing the finishing blow to an enemy
Buy: —
Sell: —
Trade: Caem Carrot x4 at Cape Caem farm
A unique greatsword crafted with Insomnian technology. It absorbs the elemental powers of defeated foes.
Hardedge
(Hard Breaker)
War-Sword-FFXV
2442Max HP: +153
+80% breakage on body parts/appendages
Buy: 1500
Sell: 750
Find: Alstor Slough in Duscae by a shack south from Pullmoor Haven (Map), Daurell Caverns (near the area where the party points out the scaffolding and ladder, where Hecteyes and a Necromancer spawn)
Shop: Lestallum, Verinas Mart, Ch.7: Imperial vendor outside Steyliff Grove
A greatsword that cuts with the precision of a scalpel. Allows the wielder to destroy appendages with greater ease.
Thunderbolt
Thunderbolt-FFXV
3452Max HP: +246
Lightning Resistance: 29%
Inflicts Lightning-based damage
Buy: 5000
Sell: 2500
Find: Malmalam Thicket (before the first clearing; Map), Pitioss Ruins
Shop: Altissia, Cartanica, Tenebrae, Gralea
A greatsword with electricity crackling in its blade. Foes vulnerable to lightning best beware.
Duel Code
Two-handed-Sword-FFXV
3702Max HP: +468
+50% damage to lone enemies within 65 feet radius
Buy: —
Sell: 7500
Find: Ch.15: Daurell Caverns maze
A greatsword that was forged for single combat. It inflicts greater damage on lone foes.
Force Stealer II
(Force Eater II)
Force-Stealer-FFXV
4632Max HP: +308
Max MP: +11
Absorbs elemental energy when dealing the finishing blow to an enemy
Buy: —
Sell: —
Upgrade: Give Force Stealer to Cid with a Monster Claw
A unique greatsword crafted with Insomnian technology. It absorbs the elemental powers of defeated foes.
Hyperion
Two-handed-Sword-FFXV
4962Max HP: +310
+15% damage per additional enemy within 65 feet radius (max + 100%)
Buy: 8000
Sell: 4000
Default: Gladiolus in Ch.14
Shop: Ch.14: Hammerhead
A greatsword forged for battling many foes at once. The blade inflicts greater damage when surrounded by enemies.
Afrosword
Afrosword-FFXV
5032Max HP: +287
Spirit: +54
Changes battle music to Timed Quest music when used by Noctis
Buy: —
Sell: 0
Trade: 1000 QP at Prize Exchange at Timed Quests
A synth-heavy sword guaranteed to give its wielder The Spark and make them Unstoppable against enormous enemies.
Patch notes: Added in 1.09
Iron Duke
Two-handed-Sword-FFXV
5812Max HP: +153Buy: —
Sell: 5000
Find: Ch.15: West of Hammerhead between two havens (Map)
Reward: A Legend Is Born (Randolph)
A crude but robust greatsword that dispenses with enchantments. It is designed with simple devastation in mind.
Dominator
Dominator-FFXV
5832Max HP: +298
Dark Resistance: 32%
Light-elemental
Buy: —
Sell: 6000
Find: Ch.15: West of Coernix Station - Alstor (by an abandoned utility building; Map), Ch.15: Keycatrich Trench maze
A greatsword infused with holy light. It's deadly when used against daemons, who fear all that is sacred.
Apocalypse
Dominator-FFXV
5972Max HP: +403
Damage bonus when the wielder has low HP: Damage + (30 + 9n% where n is every percentage point reduction under 30% HP)
Buy: —
Sell: 10000
Find: Ch.15: Balouve Mines maze
A blade that seeks to safeguard its master by becoming deadlier when the wielder's health wanes.
Masamune
Masamune-FFXV
882Max HP: +49
20% chance of inflicting 30% Max HP damage when the target's HP is full
Buy: —
Sell: —
Download: Pre-order bonus, Weapon: Masamune (FFXV) DLC
A relic from a faraway land, this sword sometimes inflicts massive damage against an uninjured foe.
Genji Blade
Genji-Blade-FFXV
4262Max HP: +357
Stays in inventory from the start of a new game
Buy: —
Sell: —
Download: Complete Final Fantasy XV: Episode Gladiolus
A young man dueled with the Blademaster and suffered defeat. This was his katana. Forged in a foreign land, this glaive ends a flurry of attacks with a deadly coup de grâce.
Dodanuki
Dodanuki from FFXV
802Strength: +46
Reduces enemy defense with each slash
Buy: —
Sell: —
Download: Microsoft Store preorder bonus for Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition
Sleek sword crafted by a bladesmith from a foreign land. Reduces enemy defense with each slash.

ShieldsEdit

Shields-ffxv-dmgtypeicon

Gladiolus cannot make use of shields' passive abilities.

NameAttackCriticalModifiers/NotesValueObtain
Kite Shield
Kite-Shield-FFXV
521Vitality: +15
Shot Resistance: 8%
Recovers 50 HP per Blink
Buy: 300
Sell: 150
Shop: Wiz Chocobo Post, Coernix Station - Cauthess
A common, easy-to use shield. Executing Blink restores a small amount of health.
Absorb Shield
Absorb-Shield-FFXV
831Max MP: +10
Vitality: +30
Shot Resistance: 12%
Absorbs elemental energy when dealing the finishing blow to an enemy
Buy: —
Sell: 0
Trade: Caem Carrot x4 at Cape Caem farm
A unique shield crafted with Insomnian technology. It absorbs the elemental powers of defeated foes.
Patch notes: Was made sellable in Patch 1.03
Ice Shield
Ice-Shield-FFXV
931Vitality: +18
Shot Resistance: 10%
Ice Resistance: 22%
+30% HP Recovery Rate for 5 seconds after taking Ice damage
Buy: 800
Sell: 400
Shop: Taelpar Rest Area, Lestallum
A shield that increases ice resistance, especially when raised. Taking ice damage greatly boosts the bearer's health recovery.
Thunder Shield
Ice-Shield-FFXV
1111Vitality: +21
Shot Resistance: 12%
Lightning Resistance: 24%
x4 Critical Rate for 5 seconds after taking Lightning damage
Buy: 1500
Sell: 750
Shop: Verinas Mart, Ch.7: Imperial vendor outside Steyliff Grove
A shield that increases lightning resistance, especially when raised. Taking lightning damage greatly boosts the bearer's critical hit rate.
Flame Shield
Ice-Shield-FFXV
1261Vitality: +22
Shot Resistance: 9%
Fire Resistance: 21%
+300 Strength for 5 seconds after taking Fire damage
Buy: 1500
Sell: 750
Shop: Verinas Mart, Ch.7: Imperial vendor outside Steyliff Grove
A shield that increases fire resistance, especially when raised. Taking fire damage greatly boosts the bearer's strength.
Hero's Shield
Heros-Shield-FFXV
1441Vitality: +25
Shot Resistance: 22%
-30% damage from bullets
Buy: 5000
Sell: 2500
Find: Crestholm Channels, Pitioss Ruins
Shop: Altissia, Cartanica, Tenebrae, Gralea
A shield that increases ballistic resistance, especially when raised.
Absorb Shield II
Absorb-Shield-FFXV
1671Max MP: +15
Vitality: +38
Shot Resistance: 12%
Absorbs elemental energy when dealing the finishing blow to an enemy
Buy: —
Sell: 0
Upgrade: A Better Absorb Shield (Cid) sidequest
An upgraded version of a unique shield crafted with Insomnian technology. It absorbs the elemental powers of defeated foes.
Patch notes: Was made sellable in Patch 1.03
Black Prince
Black-Prince-FFXV
1751Vitality: +32
Shot Resistance: 13%
Dark Resistance: 22%
+300 Magic for 5 seconds after taking Darkness damage
Buy: 10000
Sell: 5000
Find: Pitioss Ruins
Shop: Meldacio Hunter HQ, Ch.14: Hammerhead
A shield that boosts darkness resistance, especially when raised. Taking darkness damage boosts the bearer's magic.
Power Shield
Kite-Shield-FFXV
1761Vitality: +6
Shot Resistance: 11%
Buy: 600
Sell: 300
Find: Crater in Kelbass Grasslands southeast from Lestallum (Map)
Shop: Taelpar Rest Area, Lestallum
A shield woven with elements that lend strength and protection to the bearer, greatly enhancing attack.
Wizard Shield
Kite-Shield-FFXV
2251Vitality: +34
Magic: +99
Shot Resistance: 12%
Buy: —
Sell: 6000
Find: Insomnia (Windows/Royal Edition: Map), Ch.15: Near entrance to Rock of Ravatogh (Map), Ch.15: Keycatrich Trench maze
A shield woven with elements that lend magical strength to the bearer, greatly empowering spells.
Aegis Shield
Heros-Shield-FFXV
2921Vitality: +55
Shot Resistance: 11%
10% chance to nullify any incoming damage
Buy: —
Sell: 10000
Find: Ch.15: Steyliff Grove maze
A mighty shield said to have been borne by the gods themselves. It can sometimes completely block an attack.
Ziedrich
(Seydlitz)
Black-Prince-FFXV
3271Vitality: +50
Shot Resistance: 14%
+200 Strength for 3 seconds after Blinking (effect triggers only for Noctis)
Buy: —
Sell: 7500
Reward: Legend Wrapped in an Enigma (Randolph)
A shield formed from many layers of armor. Executing Blink boosts attack strength.
Medjay Assassin's Shield
Medjay-Assassins-Shield-Menu-FFXV
2020+200 Strength for 3 seconds after blocking (effect triggers only for Noctis)Buy: —
Sell: 0
Reward: Assassin's Festival treasure hunt
A shield once wielded by a legendary Assassin of the sands. Significantly increases damage dealt after blocking an attack at the last second.

AccessoriesEdit

Some accessories are exclusive to Gladiolus.

NameEffectsValueObtain
Friendship Band
(Friendship Misanga)
Increases link-strike activation radiusBuy: —
Sell: 0
Find: Balouve Mines, Glacial Grotto, Crestholm Channels (player must be Lv.35+ for it to appear)
An accessory that can be worn by Noctis's friends. Wearers can unleash link strikes even over great distances.
MegaphoneHP Recovery Rate +10% for the whole partyBuy: —
Sell: 0
Find: The Myrlwood (northern point of the large area after entering the forest)
Black Belt+50% damage to larger enemiesBuy: —
Sell: 0
Find: Ch.15: Glacial Grotto maze
An accessory exclusively for Gladio. Significantly increases attacking strength when fighting massive foes.
The Tall's TalismanAccelerates the rate at which Gladiolus’s valor increases.Buy: —
Sell: 0
Reward: Chapter 14 quest Relics of the Empire
Download: Exclusive to Final Fantasy XV Royal/Windows Edition
Amulet infused with the power of the Lucii. Accelerates the rate at which Gladiolus’s valor increases.

AttireEdit

NameImageEffectObtain
Crownsguard Fatigues
(Royal Guard Unit Combat Uniform)
Gladiolus-Crownsguard-Attire-FFXVMax HP +20%Default
The battle garb of the Crownsguard. Designed to protect the wearer and increase their health.
Crownsguard Fatigues (No Jacket)
(Royal Guard Unit Combat Uniform (No Jacket))
Gladiolus-Crownsguard-NoJacket-FFXVStrength +20%; Magic +20%Default
The battle garb of the Crownsguard, without the jacket. Designed to boost the wearer's strength in combat.
Casual OutfitGladiolus-Casual-Attire-FFXVImmune to Enfeebled, Disenchanted, Burnt, Frozen, ShockedDefault
Simple, casual clothes. Designed to reduce against stat-reducing status ailments.
Casual Outfit (No Jacket)Gladiolus-Casual-NoJacket-FFXVCritical Rate +20%Default
Simple, casual clothes, without the jacket. Allows the wearer to move freely and land critical hits more easily.
Kingsglaive Garb
(The King's Swords Clothing)
Gladiolus-Kingsglaive-Attire-FFXVVitality +30%; Spirit +30%Main Quest: Reunion and Recovery
Clothes worn by the Kingsglaive. The inner lining defends against physical blows and invigorates the wearer's spirit.
Kingsglaive Garb (No Jacket)
(The King's Swords Clothing (No Jacket))
Gladiolus-Kingsglaive-NoJacket-FFXVHP Recovery Rate +3%Main Quest: Reunion and Recovery
Clothes worn by the Kingsglaive, minus the jacket. Allows the wearer to move freely and recover their strength faster.
Thermal Suit
(Heat-Resistant Protective Clothing)
Thermal-Suit-Gladiolus-FFXVMax HP +20%; Immune to Burnt; Immune to Fire elemental damageOnly during A Precious Source of Power (main quest) and hunts occurring inside the power plant. Permanently unlocked when picked up from outside the power station in Chapter 15
An extra thick, heat-resistant suit specially designed to increase the wearer's health and provide protection from fire.
Magitek Exosuit
(Magitek Invincible)
Magitek-Exosuit-Attire-Gladiolus-FFXVMakes the wearer invincible for a time. For mechanics, see here.Added in patch 1.13
A special suit recovered and repurposed by Cid. Uses magitek energy to generate a barrier that wards the wearer from harm.
Rugged Attire
(Wild Outfit)
Rugged-Attire-Gladiolus-FFXVStrength +200; Vitality -115; Boosts item drop rateScore 500,000+ pts in Score Attack Mode in Final Fantasy XV: Episode Gladiolus.
This ensemble puts Gladiolus in tune with his wild side and exposes his upper body, boosting his strength and perception while reducing vitality.
Medjay Assassin's RobeMedjay-Assassins-Robe-Gladiolus-FFXVImmune to Instant DeathTalk to Holly in Final Fantasy XV: Assassin's Festival
Designed to improve mobility, these robes protect the wearer from sudden death.
Medjay Assassin's Robe (Hooded)Immune to Instant DeathTalk to Holly in Final Fantasy XV: Assassin's Festival
Designed to improve mobility, these robes protect the wearer from sudden death.

FoodEdit

Gladiolus's tastes reflect his nature as an outdoorsman, enjoying wild game cooked with the bare essentials and seasoned with the gathered flora of the surrounding area. He especially enjoys meaty dishes, a majority of them skewers, and is fond of Cup Noodles. Much of the game that compose his favorites are powerful monsters ranging from bulettes to behemoths, and some of the fish he enjoys are among the more challenging to land. The sidequest "A Perfect Cup" requires the player to hunt down either a Karlabos, a Zu, or a Behemoth, for the pursuit of sharing with the team the "real" experience of feasting on a cup of noodles. Eating Gladiolus's favorite food at camp empowers his Techniques.

NameIngredientsEffectsSPFavorite ofUnlock
Prairie-Style Skewers
Prairie-Style Skewers
Anak Meat
Leiden Pepper
Attack Boost (Level 4): Strength +40
HP Boost (Level 4): Max HP +200
50GladioCooking skill lv. 2
Fried Frontier Skewer
Fried Frontier Skewer
Bulette Shank
Cleigne Wheat
HP Boost (Level 10): Max HP +500
Critical Boost (Level 3): Critical Rate +30%
?GladioAcquire a Bulette Shank after defeating a Bulette
Patch notes: Added in 1.02
Skewered Wild Trout
Skewered Wild Trout
Trout Fillet
Leiden Pepper
Attack Boost (Level 15): Strength +150
HP Boost (Level 16): Max HP +800
Toadproof: Immune to Toad
70GladioCatch a Rainbow Trout
Prime Garula Rib
(Garula Steak Special)
Prime Garula Rib
Garulessa Steak
Garlic
HP Boost (Level 10): Max HP +500
Endurance: Sprinting does not reduce stamina
?GladioPurchase Iron Shelf Recipes, Vol. 2 from Post Kiosk (Wiz Chocobo Post)
Patch notes: Added in 1.02
Carp of the Diem
(Rinsed & Chilled Carp Sashimi Bouquet)
Carp of the Diem
Lucian Carp Fillet
Kettier Ginger
Attack Boost (Level 10): Strength +100
HP Boost (Level 30): Max HP +1500
Poisonproof: Immune to Poison
?GladioCatch a Lucian Carp
Patch notes: Added in 1.02
Cup Noodles
(Initial)
Cup Noodles
Cup NoodlesAttack Boost (Level 3): Strength +30
HP Boost (Level 6): Max HP +300
1GladioApproach the Cup Noodles Wagon in Lestallum
Cup Noodles
(Behemoth Round)
Cup Noodles with Behemoth
Behemoth RoundAttack Boost (Level 3): Strength +30
HP Boost (Level 6): Max HP +300
1GladioSidequest: The Perfect Cup (Gladio)
Cup Noodles
(Glimmering Zu Egg)
Cup Noodles with Zu Egg
Glimmering Zu EggAttack Boost (Level 3): Strength +30
HP Boost (Level 6): Max HP +300
1GladioSidequest: The Perfect Cup (Gladio)
Cup Noodles
(Karlabos Carapace)
Cup Noodles with Shrimp
Karlabos CarapaceAttack Boost (Level 3): Strength +30
HP Boost (Level 6): Max HP +300
1GladioSidequest: The Perfect Cup (Gladio)
Cup Noodles
(real taste)
Cup Noodles
Cup NoodlesAttack Boost (Level 8): Strength +80
HP Boost (Level 10): Max HP +500
EXP Boost (Level 2): EXP +20%
1GladioSidequest: The Perfect Cup (Gladio)
Military Man's Banquet
Military-Mans-Banquet-Recipe-FFXV
Karlabos Claw
Cleigne Mollusk
Duscaen Orange
Attack Boost (Level 16): Strength +160
Regen Boost (Level 4): HP Recovery Rate +100%
?GladioCor Leonis cooks it in Final Fantasy XV: Comrades
Patch notes: Comrades 1.2

TrainingEdit

The player can train with Gladiolus on campsites. New training levels are unlocked as the player levels up, and the Final Trial is open in Chapter 15. Completing a training session earns 5 AP. Gladiolus does not appear in the bestiary and Ignis is not available to use Analyze, and thus it is impossible to observe Gladiolus's training stats.

Downloadable contentEdit

Episode Gladiolus Gameplay

Gladiolus in battle.

Gladiolus has a downloadable episode where the player takes control of him directly. Gladiolus faces Gilgamesh, and fight alongside Cor Leonis.

The episode uses the same Active X Battle system as Final Fantasy XV, although it has been adapted to fit Gladiolus's combat style. By blocking enemy attacks, Gladiolus can build up his "rage" meter to increase his damage output with a maximum of quadruple damage. The meter can be filled quicker by timing precise blocks, which will also leave the enemy vulnerable to a counterattack. The meter drains slightly after every attack Gladiolus performs, and will automatically begin to drain during battles. Gladiolus can hold his shield to block for a limited time, as measured by the bar below his health. If the bar empties, he will become vulnerable. Certain enemies can also break through Gladiolus's shield with strong attacks.

Gladiolus's "valor" gauge can be built up by chaining regular attacks. Once full, a Glaive Art attack can be performed. The gauge can be filled multiple times and each full gauge will unlock a more powerful Glaive Art. In certain areas, Gladiolus can use stone pillars as weapons.