Dragon Quest 7 3DS Gladiator Guide: Spells, Abilities, Stats, and  More

Dragon Quest 7 3DS Gladiator Guide: Spells, Abilities, Stats, and More

Everything you need to know about the Gladiator vocation in Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past for the Nintendo 3DS.

The intermediate Gladiator vocation in Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past for the Nintendo 3DS trains up veteran fighters who learn very powerful abilities. They also learn useful specialized attacks like Metal Slash. They're not expert magic users, but most of their abilities use low amounts of MP, if any at all.

How to become a Gladiator: Visit Alltrades Abbey and make the switch after mastering the Warrior and Martial Artist vocations. Warriors are strong, sturdy fighters, whereas martial artists learn numerous body-based attacks designed to hone in on monsters' weak points.

Stat boosts and detriments: The Gladiator sees a big boost to their HP total, but the trade-off is a significant hit to their Wisdom and MP total. The boost to their Strength is considerable, and their Agility sees a little bit of an uptick, too.

Magic and Abilities Learned:

Level One: Gust Slash (A wind-based attack against a single enemy)

Level Two: Undead Undoer / Mean Sweep (Holy attack that does double damage to zombies, etc / An attack that may trip up an enemy and cause them to miss a turn)

Level Three: Gritty Ditty / Double-Edged Slash (A song that raises party members' attack / An attack that delivers 50% more damage to a foe, but causes you to take 25% of the inflicted damage)

Level Four: Toxic Dagger / Helm Splitter (An attack that may also poison the enemy / An attack that may lower the enemy's defense for several turns)

Level Five: Weird Wacker / Klepto Clobber (An attack that may cause Confusion / An attack that may steal an item from an enemy)

Level Six: Falcon Slash/ Metal Slash (Hits a single enemy twice at 75% strength / An attack that pierces the metal hides of armored enemies)

Level Seven: Multislice (Damages all enemies with a rain of blades)

Level Eight: Multifists (Executes four random attacks at 50% strength)

Usefulness: The Gladiator is an epic tank thanks to their high HP and defense boost. The Multifists ability chews up bosses if combined with Oomph and Sap. Again, Gladiators lack much in the way of magical skill, but their strength and innate abilities more than make up for their sparse spell selection. Metal Slash is a valuable asset when hunting down those tricky Metal Slimes and Liquid Metal Slimes.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

In other news

A New Pokemon Sword and Shield Presentation Airs Tomorrow Morning

We'll probably hear some more about the upcoming Crown Tundra.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon's PS5 Version Arrives Next March [Update]

Ichiban's journey will take a little longer to hit next-gen PlayStations.

Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster Reportedly Set for Next Year, Without Multiplayer

The Legendary Edition will reportedly have all the DLC and no MP.

Microsoft's ZeniMax Acquisition Pushes Xbox Game Pass Into Overdrive

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Microsoft's plan to change the way we play games received a considerable boost this week, but what happens if it works?

You may also like

5 Big Takeaways From Today's Xbox Series X Previews

Load times, last-gen improvements, and a new controller were all discussed in detail today.

Phil Spencer Still Thinks We're Going to See "More Console Hardware Down the Road"

The future Xbox is planning for is not one where the Series X leads straight to the cloud.

A New Pokemon Sword and Shield Presentation Airs Tomorrow Morning

We'll probably hear some more about the upcoming Crown Tundra.