The Gladius is a sword used by the ancient Romans. It is a prime example of a standard collectible sword. It was the first standard-length sword found in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (and thereby its weakest), but in later games grew in relative strength to other historical swords. In Castlevania: Harmony of Despair, it instead became Alucard's strongest historical sword.
Game specific information
The Gladius is the first decent sword encountered by Alucard. It is earned by defeating the first Doppleganger and replaces the Short Sword. It is stronger and thankfully longer than this sword. This will be his best standard sword until he finds the Scimitar (the next strongest sword) by fighting Scylla in the Underground Caverns or the Cutlass (even stronger) by defeating the Hippogryph at the end of the Royal Chapel (or is dropped). Both of these swords are otherwise identical to the Gladius.
The Gladius is again a decent sword in Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow for the early portion of the game. It attacks in much the same way it did in Symphony of the Night (using horizontal slashes). It is the strongest historical sword of its class, being somewhat stronger than the similar Bastard Sword and can be obtained as soon as you save $1,800 and find Hammer's shop. It is outclassed by the the legendary sword named Gram though, which can be purchased after defeating the Headhunter. You can get it for free by getting a Manticore to drop one. It can be encountered as a boss in Chapel and as a normal enemy in the Floating Garden. Its swing motion color is gray.
The Gladius is a pretty good weapon. Despite being a Roman short sword, it actually appears longer than a Long Sword (and also slightly stronger) in the game. It is the fourth most powerful standard sword after the Long Sword. All swords that have special elemental effects are stronger than it, and none of the swords weaker than it have special elemental effects. Using this weapon also gives a small defense boost. Its Critical Art is the standard dash-attack.
|Item Data: Gladius|
|Image||Name - Game|
|Type / Users||Attributes / Consume||Statistics / Sell||Found||Notes|
|Sword of ancient Rome.|| Sword|
| Attrib: Cut|| ATT +3|| Find: Outer Wall (after defeating Doppleganger10)|
|Ancient Roman sword.|| Weapon|
| Attrib: Sword|| ATK +22|
| Buy: $1,800 Find: Castle Corridor (Hammer's shop)|
Rare Drop: Manticore
|A sword used in ancient Rome.|| Weapon (Sword)|
| Attrib: Slash|| ATK +35, DEF +2|
| Drop: Dragon Zombie, Hill Guard|
|Sword of ancient Rome|| Main Hand (Sword)|
| #hands: 1|| ATK +3|
Sell: 45 Copper
| Find: Alchemy Laboratory|
|Sword used in ancient Rome|| Sword|
| #hands: 1|| ATK +16|
| Rarity: **|
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