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Wielders of the magical "spellswords".

Gladiator is a job from Final Fantasy Tactics Advance for bangaa who can become Gladiators after mastering two Warrior abilities. Gladiators wield the powerful blades and can learn three "Spell Blades" to deal damage and some Fighter abilities. When raised right, Gladiators are very powerful and, when equipped with Strikeback, it is difficult to get in a hit.


Gladiators are basically the same as Dragoons, although with higher MP, lower Attack, higher Defense, and slightly higher Magic Power.

HP MP Atk Def Mag Pwr Mag Res Spd
8.2 A- 2.8 D+ 9.4 A- 8.8 B+ 5.9 D- 6.4 D 1.1 D


Spellblade TechEdit

Gladiator command. Combine magic with swordplay.
Skill Equipment AP MP Range Power
Rush Sweep Blade 100 As Weapon As Weapon
Full-on bull rush. Pushes target back.
Wild Swing Ogun Blade 200 Self As Weapon
Swinging weapon attack. Hits to front, back, side.
Beatdown Shadow Blade 200 As Weapon As Weapon
Aggressive attack. Low hit rate, but very damaging.
Blitz Sun Blade 200 As Weapon As Weapon
Uses aggression to sense and attack target. High hit rate, low damage.
Fire Sword Flametongue 200 10 1 54
Fiery blade. Deals damage.
Bolt Sword Air Blade 200 10 1 54
Electrically charged blade. Deals damage.
Ice Sword Ice Brand 200 10 1 54
Icy blade. Deals damage.
Ultima Sword Materia Blade 999 60 As Weapon As Weapon
Mageblade attack born from ultima magic.


Skill Equipment Effect AP
Strikeback Wygar Block enemy attack and counterattack. Ineffective vs. A-abil. 300


Skill Equipment Effect AP
Doublehand Venus Blade Hold one-handed weapon in two hands. Improves weapon attack. 300


Skill Equipment Effect AP
Sword Combo Mythril Blade Failproof combo ability for gladiators. 100

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

Gladiator TCG

Gladiator appears with an earth-elemental card.


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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.


  • Despite wielding one in their official artwork, Gladiators cannot equip shields without the aid of the Warrior job's support ability Shieldbearer.
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