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The eldest son of the Amicitia family, whose members have long served in the Crownsguard. They train in martial arts from a young age to fulfill their duties to the royal family. Gladiolus is more than an attendant to Prince Noctis--they are true friends. And as friends, Gladiolus isn't afraid to give Noctis an earful when he deserves it.

World: FF XV
Royal Bodyguard


Physical Attack
Wields swords and shields. Can use rare combat abilities, buffing his defenses and drawing attacks to protect the party.

Recruitment Method

Memory Crystal

Declaration of War(Classic) Mastery Reward
Hall of Rites

Memory Crystal II

The Power of Kings(Elite) Mastery Reward
Hall of Rites

Memory Crystal III

Hall of Rites


Starting Value Lv 99
HP 230 7475
Attack 12 210
Defense 10 184
Magic 7 120
Resistance 7 121
Mind 7 115
Accuracy 21 26
Evasion 20 25
Speed 72 117

Soul Break

Soul Break Effect
Survival Spirit(Gladiolus) Restore a small amount of HP to the user, proportional to their max HP.

Super Soul Break Equipment (Unique)

Equipment Soul Break When Mastered
Two-handed Sword (XV) Pep Talk(Gladiolus) Attack +10

Burst Soul Break Equipment (Unique)

Equipment Soul Break When Mastered
War Sword (XV) Tempest(Gladiolus) Attack +10
Burst Mode Abilities
Shield Slam
Deal one to five physical earth and non-elemental attacks to one target. The number of attacks dealt depends on the user's Defense.
Royal Guard
Deal two physical earth and non-elemental attacks to one target, raise the user's Defense a very large amount, and temporarily divert all single-target physical and black magic attacks to them.

Overstrike Soul Break Equipment (Unique)

Equipment Soul Break When Mastered
Blade of Brennaere (XV) Dawnhammer(Gladiolus) Attack +10

Ultra Soul Break (Unique)

Equipment Soul Break When Mastered
Claymore (XV) Cyclone(Gladiolus) Attack +10

Arcane Overstrike (Unique)

Equipment Soul Break When Mastered
Force Stealer (XV) Impulse(Gladiolus) Attack +10

Glint (Unique)

Equipment Soul Break When Mastered
Thunder Shield (XV) Double Charging...(Gladiolus) Attack +10

Awakening (Unique)

Equipment Soul Break When Mastered
Hardedge (XV) True Shield(Gladiolus) Attack +10
Awoken Mode
Awoken Earth Mode
Awoken Mode Effects
Grant unlimited use of earth abilities, grant up to a moderate Earth Ability Boost, and cause earth abilities used by the user to trigger twice.

Record Materia

Gain a small amount of Defense. Amount gained increases as HP drops.
Begin battle with Protect.
Gain a large amount of Attack when a shield is equipped.

Legend Materia

Deal slightly more physical damage when a sword is equipped.
Increase the user's Attack up to a large amount, proportional to the number of attacks the user has taken.
Moderate chance to cover physical damage taken by allies, and reduce the damage taken a small amount.
Small chance for knight abilities to trigger twice.
Begin battle temporarily infused with the power of earth.

Useable Equipment


Useable Ability

(Rarity 5)
(Rarity 5)
(Rarity 5)
Heavy Physical
(Rarity 6)

Record Spheres / Legend Sphere

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