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Gladiators wake the magick that sleeps within the quiet steel of the blade with their sparring techniques.


The Gladiator is a job available to bangaa in Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift. This job can charge their weapons with elemental properties for stronger attacks.

Gladiators are nimble melee units that cannot equip heavy armor and so are a bit short in the Defense department, but their highest possible Strength growth makes up for it. Their offensive capabilities, including the bangaa variation of Ultima, Ultima Sword, make up for the Gladiator's lack of endurance. A most terrifying combination is having a Templar or a Dragoon use Ultima Sword, while equipping a spear allowing a two tile Ultima range, or giving Ultima Sword to a Trickster, allowing Ultima to be utilized from an effective distance.



The GLADIATOR calls on this peculiar mix of sword and sorcery.

Skill Equipment Range AP MP
Rush Sweep Blade Weapon range 100
Attack with staggering force, knocking the target back.
Wild Swing Ogun Blade All sides 250
Spin in a tight circle with weapon outheld, damaging surrounding units.
Beat Down Shadow Blade Weapon range 250
An all-out attack that deals heavy damage, but with a reduced chance to hit.
Blitz Sun Blade Weapon range 250
Take the measure of the target before attacking. Increases chance to hit but deals less damage.
Fire Soul Flametongue 1 300 4
Send ball of flame hurtling towards the target. Deal fire damage.
Thunder Assault Air Blade 1 300 4
Strike the target with a bolt of lightning. Deals lightning damage.
Blizzard Tackle Icebrand 1 300 4
Impale the target on a massive shard of ice. Deals ice damage.
Ultima Sword Materia Blade Weapon range 990 32
Derived from the most powerful of magicks, this is the ultimate sparring ability.


Skill Equipment Effect AP
Strike Back Bone Plate Avoid all basic attacks and launch a counter attack in return. 250


Skill Equipment Effect AP
Doublehand Venus Blade Wield one-handed weapons with both hands. Deals additional damage. 250



A 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.