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Gladiator
Gladiator ascendancy class.png
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This page is about the Ascendancy class. For the divination card, see The Gladiator. For the Ascendant passive skill, see Gladiator (Ascendant passive).

The Gladiator is an Ascendancy class for Duelists.

Overview

The Gladiator is an Ascendancy class with a mixture of speed, power, and protection, revolving around certain stats. It covers two primary niches, one which is focused around maximizing block effectiveness, and another which enhances bleed with auxillary effects. The class also covers dual wielding and Blood Stance and Sand Stance bonuses.

Passive skills

Gladiator skill tree

Minor skills

This class has the following minor passive skills:

NameStats
Attack Speed and One Handed Damage
GLADOneHand (Gladiator) passive skill icon.png
4% increased Attack Speed
15% increased Damage with One Handed Weapons [1]
Attack Speed, Block Chance
GLADBlockChance (Gladiator) passive skill icon.png
4% increased Attack Speed
+2% Chance to Block Attack Damage [1] [2] [3]
Attack Speed, Movement Speed
GLADSpeedAoE (Gladiator) passive skill icon.png
4% increased Attack Speed
4% increased Movement Speed [1]
Attack Speed, Physical Damage
GLADOneHand (Gladiator) passive skill icon.png
4% increased Attack Speed
10% increased Physical Damage [1] [2]

Notable skills

The class has the following notable passive skills:

Skill Modifiers Prerequisite Preceding Passive
GLADPainForged (Gladiator) passive skill icon.pngPainforged +8% Chance to Block Attack Damage if you were Damaged by a Hit Recently
Cannot be Stunned by Hits you Block
Your Counterattacks deal Double Damage
Attack Speed, Block Chance
GLADVersitileCombatant (Gladiator) passive skill icon.pngVersatile Combatant Chance to Block Spell Damage is equal to Chance to Block Attack Damage
Maximum Chance to Block Spell Damage is equal to Maximum Chance to Block Attack Damage
Painforged Attack Speed, Block Chance
GLADViolentRetaliation (Gladiator) passive skill icon.pngViolent Retaliation +4% to maximum Chance to Block Attack Damage
8% increased Physical Damage for each time you've Blocked in the past 10 seconds
80% increased Physical Damage if you've Blocked Damage from a Unique Enemy in the past 10 seconds
+1% Chance to Block Attack Damage for each time you've Blocked in the past 10 seconds
Painforged Attack Speed, Block Chance
GLADOutmatchOutlast (Gladiator) passive skill icon.pngOutmatch and Outlast 25% chance to gain a Frenzy Charge on Kill with Main Hand
25% chance to gain an Endurance Charge on Kill with Off Hand
10% more Physical Damage while at maximum Frenzy Charges
10% reduced Physical Damage taken while at maximum Endurance Charges
Attack Speed and One Handed Damage
GLADBloodInEyes (Gladiator) passive skill icon.pngBlood in the Eyes Attacks have 50% chance to cause Bleeding
Attacks Maim on Hit against Bleeding Enemies
25% chance to Blind with Hits against Bleeding Enemies
Enemies Maimed by you take 10% increased Physical Damage
Attack Speed, Physical Damage
GLADViolence (Gladiator) passive skill icon.pngGratuitous Violence Bleeding Enemies you Kill Explode, dealing 10% of
their Maximum Life as Physical Damage
20% more Damage with Bleeding
Blood in the Eyes Attack Speed, Physical Damage
GLADBloodAndSand (Gladiator) passive skill icon.pngArena Challenger 2% more Attack and Movement Speed per Challenger Charge
25% chance to gain a Challenger Charge when you Hit a Rare or Unique Enemy while in Blood Stance
Gain a Challenger Charge when you Kill an Enemy while in Sand Stance
+10 to Maximum Challenger Charges
Attack Speed, Movement Speed

Version history

Version Changes
3.7.0
  • The small passives no longer grant 5% increased attack speed with one handed weapons, and instead now grant 4% increased attack speed (regardless of weapon type).
  • Added a new Gladiator notable - Arena Challenger.
  • The small passive leading to Arena Challenger grants 4% increased attack speed and 4% increased movement speed.
3.2.0