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Light dagger that is easy to handle.
A dagger crafted to be feather-light.
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).
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.
Blade infused with the power of divine judgment. Can be used with Spellblade.
Blessed dagger with the power to smite evil foes.
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.
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.
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.
The design of this gunblade is based on that of a weapon excavated from a Pulse Vestige.
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.
The Gladius is a short sword exclusive to Gladiators.
A versatile sword that's easy to carry. It's super-sized version of a much smaller dagger.
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.
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.
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.
An indispensable addition to any arsenal when fighting against other adventurers.
Gladius grants +10 to Attack. It can be equipped by Thief, Dancer, Locke, and Rinoa.
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Shared Soul Break: Rend Weapon
The only tool required to survive in the wilds.
Non-Final Fantasy appearancesEdit
Gladius is a greatsword that can be equipped by Ibuki.
Gladius means "sword" in Latin. It is also the name of the primary weapon wielded by Ancient Roman foot soldiers.
Graedus is a misspelling of the word Gradus. Gradus is Latin for "step". The Master Tonberry in Final Fantasy VI who drops this weapon is known to takes steps during battle. It also uses Traveler which was known as Step Mine in the older translation, this ability uses the character's step counter for damage calculation.
- Ted Woolsey translated Gladius to Graedus on the Super Nintendo version of Final Fantasy VI. He also was the translator for another Square game, Chrono Trigger on the Super Nintendo. An unrelated weapon to Gladius was translated to Graedus, a gun for Lucca. The original Japanese name for this weapon is Gravity (グラビティー, Gurabitī?). It is unknown why Ted used the word Graedus for these weapons.