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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.

OverviewEdit

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.

ArmorEdit

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 arm is protected by a manica.

WeaponEdit

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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TriviaEdit

  • 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.
    • When it comes to the weapons used, the Gladiator seems to be a combination of the Hoplomachus and the Retiarius Gladiators.
      • The Hoplomachus were meant to look like Greek hoplites, fighting in the arena with spears, swords and small round shields. They were fitted with a bronze helmet, a manica on their right arm and leg protection.
      • The Retiarius, meaning "net-man," fought using fishing equipment such as tridents and nets. They would also be armed with a dagger and not wear any head or foot protection.
    • In real life, female Gladiators did exist in Rome between 55 and 200 AD. They are known as Gladiatrices (Singular: Gladiatrix) by modern terms.
  • 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 strangely. It is also worth noting that
  • 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.

QuotesEdit

  • Latin: "Turbae carissimus!" - English: "You're in trouble, my dearest!"
    • Bamboozle
  • Latin: "Audaces fortuna iuvat!" - English: "Fortune favors the brave!"
    • Fuscina Ictus
  • Latin: "Mars me adiuvat!" - English: "Mars favors me!"
    • Skewer
  • Latin: "Dēmissa manē te!" - English: "Stay down!"
    • Fuscina Ictus against target who are 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 StyleEdit

The Gladiator is a brash and boastful prizefighter that couldn't care less about a war of factions. They just want to prove that they are the best warrior in the world.

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

Special CapabilitiesEdit

  • Unblockable impaling move which adds bleed
  • Unblockable low attack to distance the opponent. Has the knock down poperty if they are out of stamina.
  • Thanks to their buckler, they have multiple ways to stun and reduce the stamina of their opponents.

FeatsEdit

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

Haymaker Icon
Revenge Attacks

Passive | Attacks fill the revenge meter

RevengeAttack Icon
3 Pugno Mortis ("fist of death")
Throw an explosive projectile dealing damage over an area.
PugnoMortis-2
Neptune's Wrath
Throw a trident for moderate Damage
Neptune'sWrath
Boleadoras
Projectile that deals low damage and traps an enemy for a short time
Boleadoras
4 Fear Itself

Enemies around you have lower Stamina regeneration and defenses

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Catapult

Call a catapult strike over an area.

4 - Catapult
Roar of the Crowd
Greatly raise attack and sprint stats
RoaroftheCrowd

MovesetEdit

Hero SpecificEdit

  • Renown - Earn more Renown in 1v1 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 Uninterruptible. Parry and Throws knock enemies down. Attacks are Auto-Parried on activation.
  • Defense: Swift Reflex - Your Guard Stance only remains active for a very limited time (0.5 seconds).
  • Improved Stamina - Larger stamina pool, along with an accompanying faster stamina regeneration that lets Gladiator regenerate stamina at the same proportion as other Heroes.
  • Deflect - Deflect by dodging in the direction of an incoming attack just before impact. Deflect can be followed-up with Skewer Deflect.
  • 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 the opponent.
  • Fuscina Ictus Finisher - Fuscina Ictus can be initiated from neutral or used during or after any Chain attack (including Finishers). Fuscina Ictus always ends a Chain.
    • Special Fuscina Ictus - When used on an enemy who is out of stamina, Fuscina Ictus will also unbalance them.
  • 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.
  • Chain Starters - Crowd Pleaser and Bee's Sting function as Light Attack Openers.

MovesEdit

(From Guard Mode)

Type Name PC XB1 PS4
Chain Attack icon The Pest LMB, LMB, LMB RB, RB, RB R1, R1, R1
Chain Attack icon Neptune's Rage RMB, RMB RT, RT R2, R2
Chain Attack icon Wave Rider LMB, RMB RB, RT R1, R2
Chain Attack icon Encore LMB, LMB, RMB RB, RB, RT R1, R1, R2
Chain Attack icon Twist of Fate LMB, LMB, LMB, RMB RB, RB, RB, RT R1, R1, R1, R2
Chain Attack icon 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, RT LS↑ + X, R2
Bee's Sting A or D + Space, LMB LS← or LS→ + A, RB LS← or LS→ + X, R1
Unblockable iconStun icon Sucker Punch W, A or D + Space, MMB LS↑, LS← or LS→ + A, X LS↑, LS← or LS→ + X, ⬜
Unblockable iconStun icon Cheap Shot W, A or D + Space, MMB, RMB LS↑, LS← or LS→ + A, X, RB LS↑, LS← or LS→ + X, ⬜, R1
Unblockable icon Fuscina Ictus S, MMB LS

↓, X

LS

↓, ⬜

Unblockable iconBleed icon Skewer (only during Chains) S, RMB LS

↓, RT

LS

↓, R2

Unblockable iconBleed iconUninterruptible Stance icon Skewer Deflect Deflect, RMB Deflect, RT Deflect, R2
Unblockable iconBleed iconPush Back icon Skewer Throw S, RMB, MMB LS

↓, RT, X

LS

↓, R2, ⬜

Unblockable iconStun icon Counter Jab Parry icon, MMB Parry icon, X Parry icon, ⬜
Unblockable iconStun icon Counter Jab Heavy Parry icon, MMB, RMB Parry icon, X, RT Parry icon, ⬜, R2

ExecutionsEdit

Fighting Dirty

Fighting Dirty

Reel It In

Reel It In

Stop Squirming

Stop Squirming

Maximum Carnage

Maximum Carnage

Skilled Performer

Skilled Performer

Sleep Now

Sleep Now

How Dare You!

How Dare You!

This One's Fiesty!

This One's Fiesty!

Brain Dead

Brain Dead

Ruthless Tidings

Ruthless Tidings

Cave Adsum

Cave Adsum

Fun And Roses

Fun And Roses

Emotes Edit

Passive Stance Edit

Are You Not Entertained?

Are You Not Entertained?

Good Grief And Alas

Good Grief And Alas

Paddle Your Own Canoe

Paddle Your Own Canoe

Dig Your Own Grave

Dig Your Own Grave

Just Hanging Around

Just Hanging Around

Top Shelf

Top Shelf

Gladiator Coin Toss

Gladiator Coin Toss

Kill Card (Gladiator)

Kill Card (Gladiator)

Recognition (Gladiator)

Recognition (Gladiator)

Solet (Gladiator)

Solet (Gladiator)

Fighting Stance Edit

Oh It's On!

Oh It's On!

Moment Of Silence

Moment Of Silence

Prayers and Blessings

Prayers and Blessings

You Are Nothing!

You Are Nothing!

Twister

Twister

To The Death!

To The Death!

MediaEdit

ImagesEdit

ArmorEdit

VideosEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

Heroes
Knights Warden - Conqueror - Peacekeeper - Lawbringer - Centurion - Gladiator - Black Prior
Samurai Kensei - Shugoki - Orochi - Nobushi - Shinobi - Aramusha - Hitokiri
Vikings Raider - Warlord - Berserker - Valkyrie - Highlander - Shaman - Jormungandr
Wu Lin Tiandi - Jiang Jun - Nuxia - Shaolin
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