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Gladiator
Gladiator ascendancy class.png
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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. The Gladiator works well with dual wielding or using one-handed weapon[s] (including wands[1]) and shield combinations. 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 Endurance and Frenzy Charge generation and bonuses to Blood and SandBlood and SandSpell
Mana Reserved: 10%
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 2.00 sec
Requires Level 4Casts a buff that grants different bonuses to melee skills depending on your stance. Using the skill again alternates between Blood Stance and Sand Stance.Per 1% Quality:
0.1% increased Cooldown Recovery Speed
Melee Skills have 5% less Area of Effect while in Blood Stance
Melee Skills deal (10-15)% more Area Damage while in Blood Stance
Melee Skills have (10-15)% more Area of Effect while in Sand Stance
Melee Skills deal 5% less Area Damage while in Sand Stance
(0-50)% increased Cooldown Recovery Speed
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Blood and Sand skill icon.png
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Passive skills

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
+2% Chance to Block Attack Damage while Dual Wielding or holding a Shield
4% increased Attack Speed [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
10% increased Physical Damage
4% increased Attack Speed [1] [2]

Notable skills

The class has the following notable passive skills:

Skill Modifiers Prerequisite Preceding Passive
Painforged
GLADPainForged (Gladiator) passive skill icon.png
+8% Chance to Block Attack Damage if you were Damaged by a Hit Recently
40% increased Damage if you've taken no Damage from Hits Recently
Your Counterattacks deal Double Damage
Cannot be Stunned by Hits you Block
Attack, Block Chance
Versatile Combatant
GLADVersitileCombatant (Gladiator) passive skill icon.png
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, Block Chance
Violent Retaliation
GLADViolentRetaliation (Gladiator) passive skill icon.png
8% increased Physical Damage for each time you've Blocked in the past 10 seconds
+1% Chance to Block Attack 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
+4% to maximum Chance to Block Attack Damage
Painforged Attack, Block Chance
Outmatch and Outlast
GLADOutmatchOutlast (Gladiator) passive skill icon.png
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 and Damage
Blood in the Eyes
GLADBloodInEyes (Gladiator) passive skill icon.png
10% chance to Blind with Hits against Bleeding Enemies
Attacks Maim on Hit against Bleeding Enemies
Enemies Maimed by you take 10% increased Physical Damage
Attacks have 25% chance to cause Bleeding
Attack, Physical Damage
Gratuitous Violence
GLADViolence (Gladiator) passive skill icon.png
Bleeding Enemies you Kill Explode, dealing 10% of
their Maximum Life as Physical Damage
30% increased Damage with Hits and Ailments against Bleeding Enemies
Attacks have 25% chance to cause Bleeding
25% more Damage with Bleeding
Blood in the Eyes Attack Speed, Physical Damage
Arena Challenger
GLADBloodAndSand (Gladiator) passive skill icon.png
+10 to Maximum Challenger Charges
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
2% more Attack and Movement Speed per Challenger Charge
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

References

  1. Mark_GGG (November 22, 2015). "Album of all Currently Released Ascendancy Class Skill Trees". Path of Exile subreddit. Retrieved November 22, 2015.