Final Fantasy Xiv classes:Gladiator


Gladiators specialize in the handling of all manner of one-handed blades, from daggers to longswords, be they single- or double-edged, straight or curved. Tracing their roots to the Coliseum, where the roar of the crowd reigns supreme, these melee combatants have learned to seamlessly flow between attack and defense in a dance that delights the eye.

Making use of their skill with the shield, gladiators can also draw the attention and attacks of an enemy upon themselves, thereby protecting their comrades from harm.

Combat Role

Gladiators specialize in the handling of all one-handed blades, from daggers to longswords. Many use a sword and shield, others prefer to focus solely on their sword hand and leave their off hand empty.

With their versatile slashing and stabbing attacks, Gladiators can dispatch a wide variety of enemies. When armed with a sword and shield they are unmatched in their power to defend others. Their diverse talents allow them to tank enemies and draw their attention away from others.


The Gladiator focuses primarily on controlling the enemy and mitigating damage. He is not going to learn many skills that allow him to pump out heavy damage, instead acquiring skills that will mitigate damage, control enmity and protect your party. Below is a list of all skills available for this class.