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Light dagger that is easy to handle.
Final Fantasy IX description
- 1 Appearances
- 1.1 Final Fantasy
- 1.2 Final Fantasy III
- 1.3 Final Fantasy V
- 1.4 Final Fantasy VI
- 1.5 Final Fantasy IX
- 1.6 Final Fantasy XI
- 1.7 Final Fantasy XII
- 1.8 Final Fantasy XIII
- 1.9 Final Fantasy XIV
- 1.10 Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates
- 1.11 Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King
- 1.12 Bravely Default
- 1.13 Final Fantasy Dimensions
- 1.14 Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)
- 1.15 Pictlogica Final Fantasy
- 1.16 Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade
- 1.17 Final Fantasy All the Bravest
- 1.18 Final Fantasy Record Keeper
- 1.19 Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
- 1.20 Mobius Final Fantasy
- 2 Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances
- 3 Gallery
- 4 Etymology
- 5 Trivia
Appearances[edit | edit source]
A dagger crafted to be feather-light.
The Gladius is a weapon in the Dawn of Souls and 20th Anniversary versions, 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 judgement. Can be used with Spellblade.
Blessed dagger with the power to smite evil foes.
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 commands.
Zidane 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 after the party reaches the Outer Continent. Prior to that, it can be stolen from Lani.
The Gladius appears as a generic one-handed sword, doing mediocre damage for a level 27 weapon.
In the original versions Gladius is a mid-ranked dagger bought for 4,800 gil in Jahara, Mt Bur-Omisace, and in Rabanastre after defeating Judge Bergan. The earliest Gladius can be obtained is by stealing it from Lindbur Wolf. It costs 30 LP to use, is Wind-elemental, increases Evasion by and is one o 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), and is stolen from Lindbur Wolf (3% chance). It 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 sells for 3,550 gil. Its maximum Strength is 175, while the maximum Magic is 88.
Gladii were weapons available to Gladiators and Paladins prior to patch 2.3. In 2.3, all gladii were renamed and given new models, mostly to Viking Swords, as gladii were considered daggers which were soon to be associated with Rogues and Ninjas, new jobs introduced in patch 2.4. No new gladii have been introduced since.
The affected weapons were renamed as follows:
- Bronze Gladius → Viking Sword
- Brass Gladius → Brass Viking Sword
- Aetherial Brass Gladius → Aetherial Brass Viking Sword
- Flame Private's Gladius → Flame Private's Sword
- Serpent Private's Gladius → Serpent Private's Sword
- Storm Private's Gladius → Storm Private's Sword
- Blunt Goblin Gladius → Nicked Viking Sword
- Goblin Gladius → Vintage Viking Sword
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.
The Gladius is a level 35 sword that provides +39 Attack and is bought for 452 gil.
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.
Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)[edit | edit source]
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.
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.
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.
|Additional stats: Accuracy +92|
|Additional stats: Accuracy +95|
Shared Soul Break: Rend Weapon
The only tool required to survive in the wilds.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[edit | edit source]
A legendary sword.
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.
Gladius is a greatsword that can be equipped by Ibuki.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
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 | edit source]
- 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.