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Gladius in Final Fantasy XII.

Light dagger that is easy to handle.
Final Fantasy IX in-game description.

The Gladius (グラディウス, Guradiusu?), also known as Gradius and Graedus, is a recurring dagger in the Final Fantasy series. It is usually among the mid-powered daggers available with varying effects.

AppearancesEdit

Final FantasyEdit

I

A dagger crafted to be feather-light.
—Description

The Gladius is a weapon found exclusively in the Dawn of Souls and 20th Anniversary versions, and can be used by every class except the White Mage, White Wizard, Monk, and Master. It provides 23 Attack, 30 Accuracy, 26 Critical, and +10 Evasion. It can be found in Whisperwind Cove (x2).

Final Fantasy IIIEdit

III The Gladius is the strongest dagger available for the Thief in the 3D versions. Once the Thief class has reached level 99, the Legendary Smith will give them the weapon. It provides 130 Attack and +20 Agility.

Final Fantasy VEdit

V

Blade infused with the power of divine judgment. Can be used with Spellblade.
—Description

The Gladius is the most powerful knife in the Advance release, providing 118 Attack, 100 Accuracy, +2 Speed, and is Holy-elemental. It can only be found in the Sealed Temple (Arena).

Final Fantasy VIEdit

VI

Blessed dagger with the power to smite evil foes.
—Description

The Gladius, originally mistranslated as Graedus, is found in the Ancient Castle after defeating Master Tonberry, and won by betting the Ultima Weapon in the Coliseum. It is the strongest dagger, although there exist stronger character-specific weapons. A Holy-elemental dagger that has an attack power of 204, and enables the Bushido and Runic command.

Final Fantasy IXEdit

IX Zidane Tribal can equip the Gladius, which can cause the Slow status ailment via Add Status with 35% chance. It teaches the skills Annoy and Lucky Seven. It provides 30 Attack and can be bought for 2,300 gil from various shops from disc 2 onwards. Prior to that, it can be stolen from Lani.

Final Fantasy XIEdit

XI The Gladius appears as a generic one-handed sword, doing mediocre damage for a level 27 weapon.

Final Fantasy XIIEdit

XII The Gladius is a mid-ranked dagger that can be bought for 4,800 gil in Jahara, Mt Bur-Omisace, and in Rabanastre after defeating Judge Bergan in Mt Bur-Omisace. Also, Gladius can be stolen from Lindbur Wolf which is the earliest way to have the Gladius. It costs 30 LP to use, is Wind-elemental, increases Evasion by 5 and 1.97s charge and 1.2s action time, making it one of the slower daggers but still fast when compared to other weapons.

In the International Zodiac Job System version, Gladius can be equipped by the Shikari.

Final Fantasy XIIIEdit

XIII

The design of this gunblade is based on that of a weapon excavated from a Pulse Vestige.
—Description

The Gladius is a model of gunblade for Lightning. It is a Rank 4 out of 11 weapon, and has a maximum level of 26. It can be found in a treasure sphere in Chapter 2, and can later be purchased in the Up In Arms shop for 7,100 gil. It can be sold for 3,550 gil. Its maximum Strength is 175, while the maximum Magic is 88.

Gladius transforms into Helter Skelter after using Uraninite on it.

Final Fantasy XIVEdit

XIV The Gladius is a short sword exclusive to Gladiators.

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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of FatesEdit

FFCCRoF

A versatile sword that's easy to carry. It's super-sized version of a much smaller dagger.
—Description

The Gladius is a low-powered sword. It adds 50 to Attack, and can be bought for 430 gil after using the Warrior's Weapon scroll.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a KingEdit

FFCCMLaaK The Gladius is a level 35 sword that provides +39 Attack and is bought for 452 gil.

Bravely DefaultEdit

BD

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Bravely Second: End LayerEdit

BS

A variety of dagger supplied to the heavy foot soldiers of ancient Eisenberg. This one was excavated and restored to a battle-worthy state. It is one of the largest of all daggers and possesses a wide blade. Soldiers favor its simple, easy-to-wield form, which is very effective in hand-to-hand combat.
—Description
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Final Fantasy DimensionsEdit

FFD

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Dissidia Final FantasyEdit

Dissidia The Gladius is a level 92 dagger that increases Attack by 61 and fills the EX Gauge by 25% at the start of a battle. It can be obtained from the shop by trading 29,020 gil, a Mage Masher, Beastlord Fang x5, and an Orange Gem.

Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

Dissidia012 The Gladius is now at level 90 and increases ATK +62, DEF +2, and fills the user's EX bar by +15% at the start of a battle.

Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

FFAB

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Final Fantasy All the BravestEdit

ATB

An indispensable addition to any arsenal when fighting against other adventurers.
—Description

Gladius grants +10 to Attack. It can be equipped by Thief, Dancer, Locke, and Rinoa.

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

FFRK

WeaponCategoryLevelAttackMagicMind
Gladius (IX)
Rarity 4
Daggers13800
155800
257200
308000
Additional stats: Accuracy +92
Gladius (XII)
Rarity 5
Daggers16500
209400
3010900
3511700
Additional stats: Accuracy +95
Soul Break: Rend Weapon (shared)

Final Fantasy Brave ExviusEdit

FFBE

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Mobius Final FantasyEdit

Mobius

The only tool required to survive in the wilds.
—Description
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Non-Final Fantasy appearancesEdit

Blood of BahamutEdit

Gladius is a greatsword that can be equipped by Ibuki.

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EtymologyEdit

Gladius means "sword" in Latin. It is also the name of the primary weapon wielded by Ancient Roman foot soldiers.

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