Gladiolus Slays 400

Gladio Gains New Levels

Gladiolus Amicitia

Gladiolus Medal
Dark Gladiolus Medal

When I logged in and saw that our pal Gladio had new hero levels, I couldn’t wait to dig in and see what he brings to the game. He was one of the best heroes for defense. Although, he didn’t get any love lately since the Dark World came over us. Probably since he was the most OP hero at the end of the Pre-Dark World. Anyways, along with him comes a facelift to one of our buildings, the Commander’s Hall. Now named the Command Center, Gladiolus boosts the power of the new Troop Supplies.

Gladiolus Hero Skills Overview

The first thing I noticed when I glanced through his Hero Skills was the fact that they don’t have a hero level requirement! So, feel free to pop a Hero Skills Reset and get as many of these new skills filled up as you can! Unless your VIP is at 141 or above, then you can remove any of the previous and unneeded skills to get enough AP to max out the newer ones. At the very least, be sure to max out both of the Max MP skills before you level him up. 

Check here for more tips on Mastering Your Hero MP.

Let’s take a glance at his Hero Tree:

Hero Skills Tree

Gladio Hero Tree
Gladio Hero Skills

Max MP: Increases your Max Gladiolus MP Multiplier Bonus up to a max of 300%.

Hero Attack: Increases your Hero Attack bonus up to a max of 5,000%.

Hero Critical Hit: Increases your Hero Critical Hit up to a max of 5%. Don’t worry about this skill if your Critical Hit is already at 100% or higher. Since you already get crit on 100% of your monster hits.

MP Recovery: Increases your MP Recovery up to a max of 150,000%. This is the hero with the highest MP Recovery, for now!

Hero Streak: Increases your Hero Attack Streak up to a max of 2.

Hero Critical Damage: Increases your Hero Critical Damage up to a max of 50.

Dungeon Dark Bonus: Increases your Dungeon HP Bonus up to a max of 850,000%, Dungeon Physical Damage Bonus up to a max of 2.5M%, and Dungeon Healing Bonus up to a max of 15,000%.

Dark Core Troop Attack II: Increases your Dark Troop Attack up to a max of 600M%. 

Dark Mercenary Attack II: Increases your Dark Mercenary Attack up to a max of 800M%.

Dark Elemental Troop Attack II: Increases your Dark Elemental Attack up to a max of 500M%.

Dark Core Troop HP II: Increases your Dark Troop HP up to a max of 300M%.

Dark Mercenary HP II: Increases your Dark Mercenary HP up to a max of 400M%.

Dark Elemental Troop HP II: Increases your Dark Elemental HP up to a max of 250M%.

Dark Core Troop Armor II: Increases your Dark Troop Armor up to a max of 900M%.

Dark Mercenary Armor II: Increases your Dark Mercenary Armor up to a max of 1.2B%.

Dark Elemental Troop Armor II: Increases your Dark Elemental Armor up to a max of 750M%.

Dark Astral Attack II: Increases your Dark Astral Attack Bonus up to a max of 600M%.

Dark Warrior: Increases your Dark Warrior Attack up to a max of 750M%, Dark Warrior HP up to a max of 375M%, and Dark Warrior Armor up to a max of 1.13B%.

Dark Guardian II: Increases your Dark Guardian Attack up to a max of 1B%, Dark Guardian HP up to a max of 350M%, and Dark Guardian Armor up to a max of 1.05B%

Dark Earth III: Increases your Dark Earth Troop Attack up to a max of 500M%, Dark Earth Troop HP up to a max of 200M%, and Dark Earth Troop Armor up to a max of 600M%.

Dark Leviathan Attack II: Increases your Leviathan Attack Bonus up to a max of 500M%.

Dark Mount Attack II: Increases your Mount Attack Bonus up to a max of 250M%.

Boosty Babe

Seems like the OG Gladio still has what it takes to defend your empire from enemy attacks. Since he boosts Dark Mercenaries and Dark Guardians, your Guardians will really pack a punch. The same goes for your Dark Warriors and Dark Earth Troops since Dark Core and Dark Elementals have their own skill node. 

Of course, you can’t forget that he also has some of the great Monster Hunting skills. With that bringing the highest MP Recovery skill of any hero as of the date of this article. To maximize your downtime efficiency, you should leave Gladio up in monster gear to rack up as much MP as you can!

Gladiolus Mastery Skills Overview

When I first looked at his Mastery Tree, I saw these different Troop Supply Focus skills. Each day you will get a Luna Gift with a Command Center Troops Chest (four of them if you learn Luna’s Hero Secret). Let’s check out the other troops he supports in his Mastery Skills. Remember, that all of these apply even when you have another hero active.

Mastery Skills Tree

Gladio Mastery Tree
Mastery Skills

Dark Core Troop Focus: Increases your Dark Troop Attack up to a max of 650M%, Dark Troop HP up to a max of 325M%, and Dark Troop Armor up to a max of 975M%.

Dark Mercenary Focus: Increases your Dark Mercenary Attack up to a max of 1.25B%, Dark Mercenary HP up to a max of 625M%, and Dark Mercenary Armor up to a max of 1.88B%.

Dark Elemental Focus: Increases your Dark Elemental Attack up to a max of 575M%, Dark Elemental HP up to a max of 288M%, and Dark Elemental Armor up to a max of 863M%.

Quartermaster: Command Center Troops Chest: Doubles the number of items received from Command Center Troops Chest.

Core Supply Focus: Increases your Core Supplies Potency up to a max of 15,000%.

Mercenary Supply Focus: Increases your Mercenary Supplies Potency up to a max of 15,000%.

Elemental Supply Focus: Increases your Elemental Supplies Potency up to a max of 15,000%.

Mirror Hero Gladio: Hero Dark Troop Boost Bonus: Increases your Mirror Hero Gladio: Hero Dark Troop Boost Bonus up to a max of 150M%.

Mirror Hero Gladio: Dark Warrior Bonus: Increases your Mirror Hero Gladio: Dark Warrior Bonus up to a max of 150M%.

Dark Guardian: Increases your Dark Guardian Attack up to a max of 1B%, Dark Guardian HP up to a max of 350M%, and Dark Guardian Armor up to a max of 1.05B%.

Dark Warrior II: Increases your Dark Warrior Attack up to a max of 750M%, Dark Warrior HP up to a max of 375M%, and Dark Warrior Armor up to a max of 1.13B%.

Dark Earth: Increases your Dark Earth Troop Attack up to a max of 500M%, Dark Earth Troop HP up to a max of 200M%, and Dark Earth Troop Armor up to a max of 600M%.

Dark Mount Attack: Increases your Mount Attack Bonus up to a max of 250M%.

Dark Leviathan Attack: Increases your Leviathan Attack Bonus up to a max of 650M%.

Dark Astral Attack: Increases your Dark Astral Attack Bonus up to a max of 600M%.

Command Depot Proficiency: Increases your Bonus Origins Commanders Hall Chest Production from Commander Academy up to a max of 150% and Command Depot Construction Cost Efficiency up to a max of 100%. This Cost Efficiency means the blueprints needed to build the Commander Academy is reduced by HALF.

Mount Supply Focus: Increases your Mount Supplies Potency up to a max of 15,000%.

Astral Supply Focus: Increases your Astral Supplies Potency up to a max of 15,000%.

Troop Supply: Increases your Troop Supply March Size up to a max of 1.5B, Troop Supply Rally Capacity up to a max of 4.5B, Troop Supply Reinforcement Capacity up to a max of 750M, and Troop Supply Capacity up to a max of 600M.

Mastering the Skills

As you can see, with gorgeous Gladio’s Mastery Skills you will get tremendous boosts to the most defensive troops. But, also get nice numbers for Mounts and Astrals, and more specifically the Astral Leviathan. Hopefully, she will get new levels soon, Leviathan used to be a beast in defense mode. 

Gladiolus’ skills for the Command Center Troops Chests not only increases production in the Command Depot, but it also doubles what you get from the chests. Although the Command Depot produces chests fairly quickly, each chest doesn’t really give you much compared to packs and events. So, it’s up to you whether you want to destroy another expansion for one if you don’t already have one. But, if you do for some reason, it might be more beneficial to build another Elemental Well. Perhaps an Earth Well to build all those Dark Earth Troops to match your Gladio boosts? 

Defensive Dynamo

Next, let’s take a moment to add up all the awesome boosts that Gladiolus brings to our troops. More specifically, Dark Guardians, Dark Earth, and Dark Warriors.

Dark Core Troop

 

Dark Warrior
Dark Warrior
  • Attack: 1.25B% (Dark Warrior: 2.75B% total)
  • HP: 625M% (Dark Warrior: 1.375B% total)
  • Armor 1.875B% (Dark Warrior: 4.135B% total)

 

Dark Mercenary Troop

 

Dark Guardian
  • Attack: 2.05B% (Dark Guardian: 4.05B% total)
  • HP: 1.025B% (Dark Guardian: 1.725B% total)
  • Armor: 3.08B% (Dark Guardian: 4.73B% total)

 

Dark Elemental Troop

Dark Earth Troop
  • Attack: 1.075B% (Dark Earth: 2.07B% total)
  • HP: 538M% (Dark Earth: 938M% total)
  • Armor: 1.613B% (Dark Earth: 2.813B% total)

 

Astral Attack: 1.2B% (Leviathan: 2.35B% total)

Mount Attack: 500M% total

 

Another way to boost your Dark Core and Dark Warrior Troops is to add a Gladiolus Mirror Hero Troop to your march, or just have it hanging around your empire. 

Command Center

Furthermore, with more Gladio levels, we also got a change in buildings. The new Command Center is where we can see all the new Troop Supplies that we’ve accumulated. Gladio has some Mastery Skills that increase their potency by up to 15,000%. Likewise, adding more of these Troop Supplies to your march will enhance their effectiveness. Each Troop Supply has a purpose, whether it augments your attack or targets your enemy’s Astral, you should get your hands on as many of these as you can.

Troop Supplies
Troop Supplies

Ducking in the Dungeon

Gladiolus makes himself known in the Guild Adventure Hall with his skills and abilities combined. His For the King Strike deals 1,250 damage and Staggering Blow hits with a whopping 4,500 damage! Combined with his 2.5M% Physical Damage Bonus he hits just as hard as a maxed-out Noctis and Prompto with their third abilities. But, no one can match the double Dark Dungeon Bonus that Veteran Prompto has. Because we are getting more heroes with great Dungeon stats, you won’t have to worry about having the wrong hero active when you join. Just as long as you have their abilities, you will be golden.

Gladiolus dungeon
Gladio
Gladio fighting dungeon
Fighting a Monster

As you can see, he fights his own battles in the Dungeon.

What the What?

Now, whether you deal in eating incoming marches or bringing your foe’s empires crashing down, you’ll agree that Gladiolus level 400 will bring you victory. I’m looking forward to testing out his skills with the new Troop Supplies to see what numbers it brings in. He also boosts up Leviathan so much that his attack is now higher than Ramuh. Come on by to the Hub Discord or Line chats and tell us what you think of the new additions to FFXVANE. 


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