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Gladius in Final Fantasy XII.

Light dagger that is easy to handle.
Final Fantasy IX 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.

Appearances Edit

Final Fantasy Edit

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 III Edit

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 V Edit

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 VI Edit

VI

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

The Gladius (originally translated 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 IX Edit

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 XI Edit

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

Final Fantasy XII Edit

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 Zodiac versions, it now provides 56 Attack, 5 Evade, +1 Speed, 21 CT, 12% combo rate, is Wind-elemental, and requires the Daggers 4 for 45 LP. It can be bought in Mt Bur-Omisace for 6,270 gil, found as a treasure in the Dalmasca Estersand (The Yoma) and Paramina Rift (Silverflow's End), or stolen from Lindbur Wolf (3% chance). It can be equipped by the Shikari.

Final Fantasy XIII Edit

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 XIV Edit

XIV The Gladius is a short sword exclusive to Gladiators.

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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates Edit

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 King Edit

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

Bravely Default Edit

BD Gladius is a dagger that provides 32 P.ATK, 95 Aim, and 3 Critical. It can be bought in Hartschild (Ch. 5) for 24000 pg.

Bravely Second: End Layer Edit

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

Gladius is a dagger that provides 32 P.ATK, 95 Aim, 3 Critical, and deals 50% more damage to beasts. It can be found in the Skyhold.

Final Fantasy Dimensions Edit

FFD

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Dissidia Final Fantasy Edit

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 Fantasy Edit

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

Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade Edit

FFAB

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Final Fantasy All the Bravest Edit

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 Keeper Edit

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
Shared Soul Break: Rend Weapon

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Edit

FFBE

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Mobius Final Fantasy Edit

Mobius

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

Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring Edit

Ehrgeiz Gradius Sword
A legendary sword.
—Description

The Gradius Sword is a sword within the Forsaken Dungeon. It provides 71 Weapon Atk, 8 Durability, +2 Magic Atk, -2 Speed, and -2 Consumption Rate.

Blood of Bahamut Edit

Gladius is a greatsword that can be equipped by Ibuki.

Gallery Edit

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Etymology Edit

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.

Trivia Edit

  • Ted Woolsey translated Gladius to Graedus on the Super Nintendo version of Final Fantasy VI. He also translated 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 Graedus was used for these weapons.