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"The roar of the crowd can be intoxicating. It can give you the edge you need to defeat an opponent. It can also seal your fate should you lose favor. The arena is not a battlefield. The thrill of the fight has waned. But how will they fare in all-out war? Gladiators have risen the ranks of fighters and have run out of challengers. With their trident and shield, they charge into the fray. Their armor minimal and their bravado staggering. It is now time for gladiators to fight for something greater than themselves."


Gladiators are a playable hero in For Honor.

Overview

The Gladiator is a fighter by trade. They have honed their skills through grueling matches in the arena and are now the top of their field. They fight for their own personal reasons: some fight to glory, some fight for riches... but in the end, they all fight.

Their armor is minimal to allow for greater mobility but also to better highlight their skill. They have won over the crowd in every match but how will they fare when all that skill and training is put to the test in all-out war? The time has come for the Gladiator to pull a performance on the biggest stage they will have ever performed on.

Armor

The Gladiators wear very little armor. They possess metal pauldrons and a bronze helmet as well as bronze greaves. Their torso is covered by a subligaculum loin cloth, while their right arm is protected by a manica.

Weapon

Trident & Buckler - Originally a fishing spear, the Trident became famous when Gladiators started using them in combat. In their other hand, they use the buckler to provide swift protection.

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Trivia

  • Historically, Gladiators were warriors who fought in arenas against animals, condemned criminals, and other Gladiators to entertain audiences. While Roman citizens would volunteer to become a Gladiator, many of the Gladiators were either soldier-prisoners or slaves.
    • In real life, female Gladiators did exist in Rome between 55 and 200 AD. They are known as Gladiatrices (Singular: Gladiatrix) by modern terms.
  • Based off the armor and weapons used by the Gladiator, the Gladiator seems to be a combination of the Parmularius and the Retiarius Gladiators.
    • The Parmularius, meaning "shield-man," were any gladiator who used a Parma shield. Due to the small shield, Parmulii would wear shin guards.
      • It was previously noted that the Gladiator's buckler was based off the Hoplomachus' small round shield. However, this was incorrect as the Hoplomachus was based off Greek hoplites, whose shields were arm-strapped, whereas bucklers and the Parma are center-gripped.[1]
    • The Retiarius, meaning "net-man," were meant to look like fishermen, fighting with fishing equipment such as tridents and nets; they would also be armed with a dagger. For protection, the Retiarius were lightly armored, wearing only a loincloth, an arm guard (manica) that would cover the entirety of their dominant arm and a matching shoulder guard.
  • According to Ubisoft's UbiBlog, and as observed in-game, the fighting stance and style of the Gladiator is based off a boxer's.
    • This choice of incorporating a "boxer's personality" is also mirrored within some of the Gladiator's moveset, such as Bee's Sting referencing the famous quote "Dance like a butterfly, Sting like a bee" by boxer Muhammad Ali, and Sucker Punch being an unfair punch delivered when the opponent is distracted (ie. punching the opponent during a break) and not through an actual skilled tactic like a feint.
  • The names of the Gladiator's executions and the Highlander's were switched at release, but was corrected later on.
  • All of the female Gladiator's catapult lines are in English, unlike the male Gladiator's Latin.
  • Translations:
    • The move "Fuscina Ictus" translates to "Trident Strike."
    • The Execution "Cave Adsum" translates to "Beware, I am here."
    • Male Gladiator in the Cave Adsum execution (together with the battle emote "To the death!") says something akin to "Fīō" (lit. "I am made"), although this may be simply a grunt and not a quote.
    • The execution "Carpe Ventrem" translates to "seize the stomach" or "rend the stomach," and is a play on the phrase "seize the day" (latin: carpe diem).

Quotes

  • Latin: "Turbae carissimus!" - English: "Favoured of the crowd!"
    • Bamboozle
  • Latin: "Audaces fortuna iuvat!" - English: "Fortune favors the brave!"
    • Fuscina Ictus and Knock It Off Execution
  • Latin: "Mars me adiuvat!" - English: "Mars favors me!"
    • Skewer
  • Latin: "Dēmissa manē te!" - English: "Stay down!"
    • Fuscina Ictus against a target who is out of stamina
  • Latin: "Vate retro!" - English: "Go away!"
    • Male Gladiator, Sleep Now Execution
  • Latin: "Noli me tangere!" - English: "Don't touch me!"
    • Female Gladiator, Sleep Now Execution
  • Latin: "Jactáte!" - English: "Hurl it!"
    • Male Gladiator, Catapult (enemy)
  • Latin: "Terreamondus magicate!" - English: "Create an earthquake!"
    • Male Gladiator, Catapult (enemy)
  • Latin: "Fos Prōterite!" - English: "Crush that area!"
    • Male Gladiator, Catapult (enemy)

Fighting Style

The Gladiator is a brash and boastful prizefighter that couldn't care less about the war between the factions. They just want to prove that they are the best warrior in the world. So they play with their foe with shock and awe.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Adaptable fighting style
  • Good stamina management

Special Capabilities

  • Two unblockable pins, Fuscina Ictus and Skewer, which can lead into deal chains and mix-ups
  • Deflect can lead into a guaranteed Skewer move
  • Can use the buckler to bash opponents and drain their stamina

Feats

Tier 1st 2nd 3rd
1 Iron Lungs

Passive | You can still sprint when out of stamina.

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Bounty Hunter

Passive | Gain Health & Stamina when you kill another hero

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Deadly

Passive | Attacks deal more Damage

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2 Righteous Deflection

Passive | Parry to gain high Damage reduction for a short time

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Haymaker

Passive | Punshes, kicks, and throws now deal damage

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Executioner's Respite

Passive | The base healing of Executions are increased by 50%.

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3 Pugno Mortis ("fist of death")

Throw an explosive projectile dealing damage over an area.

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Neptune's Wrath

Throw a trident for moderate Damage

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Boleadoras

Projectile that deals low damage and traps an enemy for a short time

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4 Fear Itself

Enemies around you have lower Stamina regeneration and defenses

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Catapult

Call a catapult strike over an area.

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Roar of the Crowd

Greatly raise attack and sprint stats

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Moveset

General

  • Renown: Assassin - Earn more Renown in 1vX fights, by killing enemy Heroes, and getting killing streaks to unlock your feats in a match.
  • Revenge Mode - Boosts Damage and Health. All Attacks are Uninterruptable. Parry and Throws knock enemies down. Attacks are Auto-Parried on activation.
  • Defense: Reflex - Your Guard Stance only remains active for a limited time, lasting for one second.
  • Deflect - Dodge in the direction of an incoming Attack just before impact to Deflect it. Deflects grant a Hero access to unique tools.

Hero Specific

  • Improved Stamina - Larger stamina pool, along with an accompanying 33% faster stamina regeneration (40 stam/sec vs 30 stam/sec) that lets Gladiator regenerate stamina at a similar proportion as most other Heroes.
  • Chain Starters - Crowd Pleaser and Bee's Sting function as Light Attack Openers.
  • Cheap Shot - Zone Attack, Fuscina Ictus and Sucker Punch can chain into either a Heavy Finisher or Skewer.
  • Zone Attack - Cancel Zone Attack after the first Attack with E (PC), B (XB1), O (PS4).
  • Bamboozle - Press MMB (PC), X (XB1), or ⬜ (PS4) after missing your sprint attack to throw a punch that Stuns and Knocks Back the opponent.
  • Fuscina Ictus Chain - Fuscina Ictus can be initiated from neutral or used during or after any Chain attack (including Finishers). It will briefly pin an opponent in place then knock them back a little.
  • Skewer - Skewer can only be performed during or after the end of a Chain. The longer the Skewer is held, the greater the Bleed damage.
    • Skewer Cancel - Exit Skewer early with E (PC), B (XB1), O (PS4), or by dodging by pressing Space (PC), A (XB1), X (PS4).
    • Skewer Throw - Skewer functions like a Guardbreak, allowing Gladiator to throw enemies while the enemy is Skewered. Cannot throw targets after Bleed has been applied all three times.
    • Skewer Punch - When the target of Skewer has their back against a wall, the Skewer Throw forward (against the wall) will instead become a punch by the Gladiator, Stunning the target. Just like Skewer Throw, Skewer Punch cannot be used when bleed has been applied three times.
    • Skewer Deflect - After a Deflect, Gladiator can perform a guaranteed Skewer with only the Heavy input.
  • Revenge Feeding Pins - Fuscina Ictus and Skewer will count as a Bash when it comes to feeding Revenge to the target, instead of feeding Revenge based on the damage they deal.

Moves

(From Guard Mode)

Type Name PC XB1 PS4
Chain Attack icon.png The Pest LMB, LMB, LMB, LMB RB, RB, RB, RB R1, R1, R1, R1
Chain Attack icon.png Neptune's Rage RMB, RMB RT, RT R2, R2
Chain Attack icon.png Wave Rider LMB, RMB RB, RT R1, R2
Chain Attack icon.png Encore LMB, LMB, RMB RB, RB, RT R1, R1, R2
Chain Attack icon.png Twist of Fate LMB, LMB, LMB, RMB RB, RB, RB, RT R1, R1, R1, R2
Chain Attack icon.png Standing Ovation LMB, LMB, LMB, LMB, RMB RB, RB, RB, RB, RT R1, R1, R1, R1, R2
Sprint Attack (Not in Guard Mode) ↑ + RMB LS↑ + RT LS↑+ R2
Crowd Pleaser W + Space, LMB LS↑ + A, RB LS↑ + X, R1
Bee's Sting A or D + Space, LMB LS← or LS→ + A, RB LS← or LS→ + X, R1
Unblockable icon.png Sucker Punch W, A or D + Space, MMB LS↑, LS← or LS→ + A, X LS↑, LS← or LS→ + X, ⬜
Unblockable icon.png Fuscina Ictus S, MMB LS

↓, X

LS

↓, ⬜

Unblockable icon.pngBleed icon.png Skewer (only during Chains) S, RMB LS

↓, RT

LS

↓, R2

Unblockable icon.pngBleed icon.pngUninterruptible Stance icon.png Skewer Deflect Deflect, RMB Deflect, RT Deflect, R2
Unblockable icon.pngStun icon.png Counter Jab Parry icon.png, MMB Parry icon.png, X Parry icon.png, ⬜
Unblockable icon.pngStun icon.png Counter Jab Heavy Parry icon.png, MMB, RMB Parry icon.png, X, RT Parry icon.png, ⬜, R2

Executions

Requiescat_In_Pace

Requiescat In Pace

Rampage_Of_Ragnarok

Rampage Of Ragnarok

Cheaty_Flute

Cheaty Flute

Blow_Your_Own_Horn

Blow Your Own Horn

Harpy_Hey_Joe

Harpy Hey Joe

Lute_Not

Lute Not

Sylvan_Vaporization

Sylvan Vaporization

Horkos_Pharmakos

Horkos Pharmakos

Sylvan_Metamorphasis

Sylvan Metamorphasis

Revenant_Slayer

Revenant Slayer

Ulfhednar_Killer

Ulfhednar Killer

Shiryo_Avenger

Shiryo Avenger

Jiangshi_Banisher

Jiangshi Banisher

Minified_And_Put_Aside

Minified And Put Aside

Minified_And_Magnified

Minified And Magnified

Minified_And_Stomped

Minified And Stomped

Minified_And_Kicked_Away

Minified And Kicked Away

Wolf_Among_Sheep

Wolf Among Sheep

Ilma's_Scythe

Ilma's Scythe

Cane_You_Feel_It

Cane You Feel It

Brought_You_A_Gift

Brought You A Gift

Chimera_Salvation

Chimera Salvation

Blades_of_the_Vanguards

Blades of the Vanguards

Resounding_Defeat

Resounding Defeat

Deadly_Hare

Deadly Hare

Sylvan_Detachment

Sylvan Detachment

To_The_Great_Beyond

To The Great Beyond

Feast_Upon_The_Weak

Feast Upon The Weak

The_Masquerade_Is_Over

The Masquerade Is Over

Unquenchable_Wolf

Unquenchable Wolf


Farewell,_Chimera_Music_Box

Farewell, Chimera Music Box

Farewell,_Chimera_Zither

Farewell, Chimera Zither

Farewell,_Horkos_Bagpipe

Farewell, Horkos Bagpipe


Farewell,_Horkos_Violin

Farewell, Horkos Violin

Wrathful_Concision

Wrathful Concision

Willful_Concision

Willful Concision

Sorrowful_Concision

Sorrowful Concision

Artful_Concision

Artful Concision

Emotes

Passive Stance

The_Bard's_Instrument

The Bard's Instrument

Sword_In_The_Stone

Sword In The Stone

Ready_To_Rumble

Ready To Rumble

Volcanic_Destruction_Blast

Volcanic Destruction Blast

Jack_O_Lantern

Jack O Lantern

Leap_Of_Faith

Leap Of Faith

Penguin_Walk

Penguin Walk

Vortiger's_Ascent

Vortiger's Ascent

Shadows_of_the_Hitokiri

Shadows of the Hitokiri

Zhanhu's_Fire

Zhanhu's Fire

Dubious_Assessment

Dubious Assessment

One_Of_Your_Shrugs

One Of Your Shrugs

Howl_At_The_Moon

Howl At The Moon

Confused_Warrior

Confused Warrior

Skeptically_Swaying

Skeptically Swaying

Horkos_Grimoire

Horkos Grimoire

Sylvan_Book

Sylvan Book

Sylvan_Meditation

Sylvan Meditation

In_ChaRAHcter

In ChaRAHcter

Muscular_Archer

Muscular Archer

Muscular_Biceps

Muscular Biceps

Message_Board

Message Board

Sylvan_Panacea

Sylvan Panacea

Selfish_Drinker

Selfish Drinker

Chimera_Bagpipe

Chimera Bagpipe

Chimera_Music_Box

Chimera Music Box

Chimera_Violin

Chimera Violin

Chimera_Zither

Chimera Zither

Horkos_Bagpipe

Horkos Bagpipe

Horkos_Music_Box

Horkos Music Box

Horkos_Violin

Horkos Violin

Horkos_Zither

Horkos Zither

Odaiko

Odaiko

Raising_Glasses

Raising Glasses

Suspended_Gong

Suspended Gong

The_Bodhran

The Bodhran

The_Field_Drum

The Field Drum

Suspicious_Tumbleweed

Suspicious Tumbleweed

Elegant_Dance

Elegant Dance

Fighting Stance

Snowball_Fight!

Snowball Fight!

Executions

Clarent

Clarent

Benedicto_Militis

Benedicto Militis

Death_By_Catapult

Death By Catapult

Emotes

Passive Stance

Down_The_Hatch!_(Knight)

Down The Hatch! (Knight)

Rub_Salt_In_The_Wound_(Knight)

Rub Salt In The Wound (Knight)

Banner_Of_Arms_(Knight)

Banner Of Arms (Knight)

Media

Images

Armor

Videos

External links

References

Heroes
Knights Warden - Conqueror - Peacekeeper - Lawbringer -Centurion

Gladiator - Black Prior - Warmonger - Gryphon

Samurai Kensei - Shugoki - Orochi - Nobushi

Shinobi - Aramusha - Hitokiri - Kyoshin

Vikings Raider - Warlord - Berserker - Valkyrie

Highlander - Shaman - Jormungandr

Wu Lin Tiandi - Jiang Jun - Nuxia - Shaolin - Zhanhu
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