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Gladiator is an advanced vocational class in the Dragon Quest game series.
The Gladiator is a character class in Dragon Quest VI. In addition to increases in Strength, HP, and Speed, Gladiators also gain a variety of powerful skills that allow them to deal with many different enemies. Overall, this is a very strong class. A character requires skills from both the Warrior and Martial Artist sets to become a Gladiator.
|Battles to Master||249|
|Level||Title (Japanese/English versions)||Learns||Battles Needed||Target||Info||MP|
|1||Juniorweight||Gust Slash||One Enemy||Attacks enemy|
|2||Flyweight||Undead Undoer||One Enemy||Bonus damage versus zombie family|
|3||Lightweight||Cop Out||Self||Increase evasion and chance to deflect attack|
|4||Middleweight||Multislice||All Enemies||Attacks all enemies|
|5||Heavyweight||Flying Knee||One Enemy||Bonus damage versus flying enemies|
|6||Prize Fighter||Dragon Slash||One Enemy||Bonus damage versus Dragon family|
|7||Champion||Boulder Toss||Random||Attacks multiple enemies|
|8||Hand of God||Metal Slash||One Enemy||Extra damage versus Metal Enemies|
|Battles to Master||170|
|Max HP||+20 Percent|
|Max MP||-40 Percent|
|Mastery Bonus||+15 Bonus to Strength|
|2||Featherweight||Undead Undoer, Mean Sweep||12|
|3||Lightweight||Gritty Ditty, Double-Edged Slash||28|
|4||Welterweight||Toxic Dagger, Helm Splitter||48|
|5||Middleweight||Weird Whacker, Klepto Clobber||72|
|6||Cruiserweight||Falcon Slash, Metal Slash||96|
Many of the Gladiator's skills aren't spectacular. Falcon Cut works the same as Sword Dance except for the fact that it hits one enemy twice. But it is useful if there are more than one monster in battle and the player wants to attack just the one. Zombie Cut is good against undead monsters but they are few and far between to get a regular use out of them. Massacre is too dangerous to use on a regular basis as it might kill one of the party members. Quad Hits works like Sword Dance but with less power. If the player didn't get Sword Dance, this is the next best thing.
A gladiator is a fierce fighter who rains continuous carnage on the foes who face them, and can wield a sword, axe, or hammer. However, they cannot equip a shield (unless you max out the Shield Skill under a different vocation). Fortunately they can equip many of the heavier armor that warriors and paladins wear.
Until the Gladiator has a maxed out Shield skill and acquired the skill Omnivoctional Shieldmaster, Gladiators cannot equip a shield. This can lower their Defense relative to Warriors. However, their vastly increased damage output more than makes up for it.
Gladiators have the highest base Strength rating of all the classes, with 500 Strength at level 99 (discounting any stat modifications and weapon bonuses). Compared to the Warrior class, Gladiators have more Agility and Deftness, but suffer from less MP, Resilience, and Charm. Both classes are equal in their Magical Might and Mending, with both having a base value of 0 in both stats, even at level 99.
The Gladiator class is an excellent upgrade from the Warrior class for those seeking to increase damage output at the expense of Resilience and HP. The lower MP is negligible due to the fact that Gladiators only use MP in battle to use specialized weapons or Guts skills. If a magic user in the party has the Virtue skill "M-Pathy" they can easily refill the Gladiator's meager MP
Gladiators will usually hold your most powerful weapon and be the target of your damage-increasing spells in battle. Those wishing to fight the strongest bosses in the game should include a Gladiator in their party unless they have a defensive-based strategy.
The Gladiator vocation is unlocked by completing the following quest:
|Quest #103 - "Gladiator Graduator"|
|Location||Alltrades Abbey - in front of the inn|
|Available at||After defeating Master of Nu'Un|
|Requested by||a priest|
|Response to||a priest|
|Requirement||Use Egg On or Psyche Up to get a party member who knows Dragon Slash to 100 tension, and kill 3 slimes.|
|Reward||Gladiator class becomes available|
|Detail||A priest at Alltrades Abbey has told you that a gladiator need not only strength, but also composure. You must demonstrate this by defeating three slimes using Dragon Slash while you're in a state of super-high tension.|
|Hint for solution||Go to Angel Falls to fight the weakest slimes, and use Sleeping Hibiscus to stop them from fleeing. Another method is to use a martial artist's war cry to paralyze the enemy with fear to prevent them from fleeing.|
|4||Natural Max HP +10||Permanently adds 10 to Max HP.|
|10||Clap Trap||Strikes an enemy.|
|16||Natural Strength +10||Permanently adds 10 to strength.|
|22||Double Up||Increases attack at the cost of defense.|
|32||Natural Max HP +20||Permanently adds 20 to Max HP.|
|42||Double Edged Slash||Deals high damage but harms user with recoil damage.|
|55||Natural Strength +30||Permanently adds 30 to strength.|
|68||Blind Man's Biff||Attacks one random opponent with Great Strength.|
|82||Natural Max HP +30||Permanently adds 30 to Max HP.|
|100||Feel the Burn||Increases tension every time the user is hit.|
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