This guide will give you all the information you need for all different gladiator builds [The ones i have tested] which are up to date. So what is a gladiator? At lvl 40 you can do a class change from mercenary to gladiator. Gladiator can play the role of a tank/ support tank, a Damage dealer and they are good at wars and PvP for dealing great damage and catching noob that run away from the battle field. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ PvP Build Stats: Full Con [All Land & Sea points] The reason all points must go on con is that a PvP Gladiator only needs con, for HP. The more hp you can get the better. Skills: Recommended items: Bunny Boy Devil Walker Hat Grim Reaper Hat Hatis Ring Hatis Necklace Tips: Because gladiator can deal massive damage with 2h sword, it’s essential that you have a high upgraded 2h sword for PvP. So make sure to keep your new 2h sword always upgraded at minimum of +4. Some Mp fusions will also be useful for using skills to make sure you don’t run out of mp easy. Always keep stacks of MP and HP pots with you; Middle grade and higher. If you can afford CS pots, they will come in really handful as well. With MAX composure you will have around 700 Melee hit, which is enough to hit other con builds that are around your level, however in wars and PvP, against dex builds and higher levels you will need at least 900 melee hit, so try and get as much seals and fusions for melee hit rate and try to keep your gloves upgraded at minimum of +6. How to fight against Excavator Excavator is probably one of the classes gladiator struggles against. If you are fighting against a full dex excavator, then there isn't much problem, just a few stuns and hits and you can take them down fast. However fighting against a full Con exca in PvP is to make sure to keep the player stunned until crimson runs out[ if they crimson you first], if you cannot use stuns while you have crimson, you can run around and wait for your stun to be ready, and soon as crimson runs out you will have 5 seconds until the next crimson is cast on you to use your stun [shieldbash], then tornado slash, your normal hit with 2h sword and then upper slash stun just before shield bash stun runs out and then use Lightning Recall fast, then run around, don't try hitting them if they cast crimson on you , but most likely they will so its best to repeat this step and hope to win. You may be in critical situation sometimes like both of you and your opponents HP might be really low. If you know that you will win with your next, hit or skill then go for it, but if you think you will need a bit more hp then you can use shield bashand sit down for 6 seconds to recovery some HP before you finish off your opponent. If the other player doesnt get a chance to cast crimson at the start, you can just stun and damage them and then continue with the strategy i mentioned above, however, always make sure to have both of your speed buffs on you when chasing your enemy because it can save your life and it will allow you to catch your enemy with blood thirst. But always try to land the first stun against exca and sniper so they cant use crimson or sniping on you. How to fight against Sniper Basically same as above, the same strategy you will use against exca, you will also use against sniper. But its really really important to catch the sniper at the start of battle and stun them so they cant cast sniping on you at the start, otherwise you will be in big disadvantage at the beginning. Most pro snipers will use nett launch and moving shot. And this is where blood thirst comes in handy, if you use blood thirst then a stun combo fast, you can bring your opponent to your feet and deal damage to them even if you cant move. This is basically a damage vs damage PvP, who ever deals the most damage wins. So its crucial to keep damaging the sniper before they damage you. How to fight against Priest This can be tough. Specially against priests with maxed defence buffs and full con. This kinda battle can last for minutes. But if you are against dex priest then waiting for your enemies armor of light to run out and keeping them stunned until then and then stun>damage after armor of light is out is the best thing to do. Against full con priest with buffs, its really really hard with gladi, even if you have really high damage. So an advise from me to you, don't fight a full con priest with defence buffs, ESPECIALLY if they have thorn shield. Its basically a slow suicide mission XD. BUT if the priest is more offensive then defensive, meaning if the priest has more damage skills and doesn't have defence buffs maxed, then you have some chance against them. To beat this kind of priest basically wait for their shield to run out, by stunning them> running around> stunning them, and keep repeating until armor of light is out. While armor of light is out that's when its your chance to deal massive damage on the priest, most likely they will be healing at this point so its best to keep them stunned and if lucky you will take out the little midget. How to fight against Shaman Ok, this can be even tougher, ignore the full dex shaman, they are easy, you can apply the same strategy above on dex build shaman. However against full con pro shaman, gladi has around 30% chance to win. Why? because you wont be able to move and cast skills half of the time due to chain of light and thorn trunk. Also the great damage you will receive from touch of death , curse of leaf, and flow of darkness combination will bring you down in a few seconds if you aren't careful. But to be honest, nearly all gladiators struggle against shaman, so if you lose against a full con shaman, then its not your problem, shaman is one of gladiators fears. The same strategy we apply to priest [wait for armor of light to run out then stun>damage the shaman can be a bit helpful but when you get close to a shaman they will most likely use thorn trunk and chain of light then deal damage on you. So its best to stun>damage> run around and repeat this and hope to win. How to fight against Gladiator This can be an easy fight. The best thing to do is land the first stun, either upper slash or shield bash, continued with all your damage skills during stuns and normal hits. And just before the enemy wakes up from the stun make sure to change to 1 handed sword and shield, so that you receive less physical damage from the other gladi, they will most likely stun you and sit down if you are the first one to stun at the beginning. So wait for your stun to finish and then repeat the stun>damage process. If you are seeing that you're hp is getting lower then the other player its best to use shield bash and sit down to get hp back and run around a little if you need to. Controlling your defence & damage is the key to winning against other gladi. Of course having a high upgraded gladiator jacket will help you alot. How to fight against Guardian Swordsman This can last for ever... Why? Well because he GS can decide to turn on Absolute Defence until the end of the fight and you wont be able to deal much damage to them, well nearly no damage XD. So its best to run around until you see them turn off AD to catch you and quickly pull them to you with blood thirst then stun>damage. if you stand to fight them in melee combat while they have AD on, you will most likely lose if they can manage infinite AD. How to fight against Court Magician Give up. No but seriously, this is probably the most impossible fight for a gladiator. Unless you have really highly upgraded armor + weapons, its really difficult against nearly most kind of CM; specially if they are full int, full con or full Wis. BUT if you do have decent armor and weapon then full dex CM can be beaten easily with stuns and high damage. Against full int, its nearly the same as full dex but you will be receiving more damage so its best to try and land the first stun on them and kill them before they kill you with high damage. CM's are known to be annoying because of teleporting but gladiator has one advantage against this, which is blood thirst. So use this skill to pull the CM to you if they are trying to teleport away. Against Full con CM you have less chance to win because of high HP, so dont lose hope in your self if you lose against a full con CM, because they are overpowered. But one most impossible gladi vs CM battle is full wis CM. Even with your high damage, they will nearly never run out of MP and get their MP back easily by just sitting down after sleep and shade; same with full con build CM. But not too worry, there arent that many full wis CM in florensia at the moment, most of the CM's are full dex, full int or con & wis How to fight against Magic Knight This is also a tough one, especially against full int and full con MK. Your only hope is to stun and deal damage. Not much you can do against confuse and sleep. But MK is a little bit easier then CM most of the time, depending on the player. But again if you are against a pro MK you will have hard time.