Veteran Gladio Makes a Comeback

Gladiolus Amicitia has skills for almost every play style.

Gladio
What a hunk of man

Just like his predecessor, Gladiolus, Veteran Gladio looks to be the defense style player’s lifeline. His skills boost the Astral Leviathan’s attack bonus up to 2B%! It looks like one of our next updates will include some Leviathan levels with hopefully some more defensive stats increases. Since, in defending we get the boosts of all the Astrals (as long as you have the research, Luna Skill, OR the Astral Shrine leveled up enough), we can certainly benefit from any additional Astral skills.

Just like every other Dark Hero release, he starts off his Hero skills tree with Monster skills to really increase your valuable MP, as well as the ability to kill of these horrible monsters. Add in the ability to attack the level 9 Dark Monsters, and you’re all set to dominate any monster event. 

His Mastery Skills tree looks very similar to the Hero Skills, with an added bonus to your Veteran Gladio Mirror Hero Troops. Also, he gives extra rewards for the Offering of Hexatheon Chests given out by Luna

Veteran Gladio Hero Skills Tree

Veteran Gladio Hero skills
Hero Skills Tree

Monster Tactics: Dark Monsters: Unlocks the ability to attack Dark monsters while Veteran Gladio is active. Requires Veteran Gladio hero level 40. This allows you to attack level 9 Dark Monsters.

Max MP: Increases Veteran Gladio’s Max MP up to a max of 300%. Unlocks with Veteran Gladio unlock. Make sure you level this up whenever possible so you don’t miss out on any extra MP!

Hero Streak: Increases your Hero Attack Streak up to a max of 2. Unlocks with Veteran Gladio unlock.

MP Recovery: Increases Veteran Gladio’s Max Recovery when he is active up to a max of 50,000%.Unlocks with Veteran Gladio unlock.

Hero Critical Hit: Increases your Hero Critical Hit up to a max of 5%.Unlocks with Veteran Gladio unlock. I wonder how close to 100% Critical Hit we are now?

Hero Attack: Increases your Hero Attack Bonus up to a max of 5,000%.Unlocks with Veteran Gladio unlock.

Hero Critical Damage: Increases your Hero Critical Damage up to a max of 50%.Unlocks with Veteran Gladio unlock.

Dungeon Dark Bonus: Increases your Dungeon HP up to a max of 800,000%, Dungeon Physical Damage up to a max of 2.5M%, and Dungeon Healing up to a max of 15,000%. Requires Veteran Gladio Hero level 25. This makes Veteran Gladio’s Dungeon Physical Damage Bonus as high as Veteran Prompto and Noctis! So now he just needs a second and third Dungeon Ability in order to utilize it. 

Dark Warrior: Increases your Dark Warrior attack and Dark Warrior HP up to a max of 1.41B%, and Dark Warrior armor up to a max of 4.21B%. Requires Veteran Gladio hero level 4. Yes, BILLION.

Dark Core Troop Attack: Increases your Dark Warrior, Dark Mage, and Dark Cavalry attacks up to a max of 1.18B%. Requires Veteran Gladio hero level 4.

Dark Core Troop Armor: Increases your Dark Warrior, Dark Mage, and Dark Cavalry armor up to a max of 1.76B%. Requires Veteran Gladio hero level 4.

Dark Core Troop HP: Increases your Dark Warrior, Dark Mage, and Dark Cavalry HP up to a max of 580M%. Requires Veteran Gladio hero level 4.

Dark Airship: Increases your Dark Airship attack up to a max of 935M%, Dark Airship  HP up to a max of 410M%, and Dark Airship armor up to a max of 1.23B%. Requires Veteran Gladio hero level 5. This stacks with the following Dark Mercenary stats to really boost your Dark Airships!

Dark Mercenary Attack: Increases your Dark Mercenary attack up to a max of 820M%. Requires Veteran Gladio hero level 5.

Dark Mercenary Armor: Increases your Dark Mercenary armor up to a max of 1.24B%. Requires Veteran Gladio hero level 5.

Dark Mercenary HP: Increases your Dark Mercenary HP up to a max of 410M%. Requires Veteran Gladio hero level 5.

Dark Earth Troops: Increases your Dark Earth Troop attack up to a max of 790M%, Dark Earth Troop HP up to a max of 1.05B%, and Dark Earth Troop armor up to a max of 1.55B%. Requires Veteran Gladio hero level 6. Stacks with the following Dark Elemental stats to give your Dark Earth troops a solid punch!

Dark Elemental Troop Attack: Increases your Dark Elemental attack up to a max of 1.09B%. Requires Veteran Gladio hero level 6.

Dark Elemental Troop Armor: Increases your Dark Elemental armor up to a max of 1.65B%. Requires Veteran Gladio hero level 6.

Dark Elemental Troop HP: Increases your Dark Elemental HP up to a max of 540M%. Requires Veteran Gladio hero level 6.

Dark Astral Attack: Increases your Dark Astral attack up to a max of 555M%. Requires Veteran Gladio hero level 15.

Dark Leviathan Attack: Increases your Leviathan Attack up to a max of 1.55B%. Requires Veteran Gladio hero level 20. Stacks with the previous skill Dark Astral Attack to give your Leviathan astral an added 2B% attack!

Hero Skills Wrap-Up

At first, when all the heroes came out with basically the same skills, I was not impressed. But now I see that not only are the basic types of troops boosted with their skills, but there is an added bonus for their specialties. As a result, this helps everyone benefit from each hero, while still having a little extra for certain types of playing styles. 

It’s clear to see that Veteran Gladio boosts mostly defense style players. But that doesn’t mean attackers won’t benefit from leveling up this new hero as much as they can. Due to the BILLIONS of percent of stats increases with his Skills Trees, that far outdoes any previous hero that we have had.

Veteran Gladio Mastery Skills Tree

Veteran Gladio Mastery tree
Mastery Skills Tree

Dark Core Troop Attack: Increases your Dark Warrior, Dark Mage, and Dark Cavalry attack up to a max of 2.34B% each. Requires Veteran Gladio hero level 45.

Dark Core Troop HP: Increases your Dark Warrior, Dark Mage, and Dark Cavalry HP up to a max of 470M% each. Requires Veteran Gladio hero level 47.

Dark Core Troop Armor: Increases your Dark Warrior, Dark Mage, and Dark Cavalry armor up to a max of 1.41B% each. Requires Veteran Gladio hero level 47.

Dark Mercenary Attack: Increases your Dark Mercenary attack up to a max of 1.17B%. Requires Veteran Gladio hero level 47.

Dark Mercenary HP: Increases your Dark Mercenary HP up to a max of 410M%. Requires Veteran Gladio hero level 48.

Dark Mercenary Armor: Increases your Dark Mercenary armor up to a max of 1.23B%. Requires Veteran Gladio hero level 48.

Dark Elemental Troop Attack: Increases your Dark Elemental attack up to a max of 1.36B%. Requires Veteran Gladio hero level 49.

Dark Elemental Troop HP: Increases your Dark Elemental HP up to a max of 690M%. Requires Veteran Gladio hero level 50.

Dark Elemental Troop Armor: Increases your Dark Elemental armor up to a max of 2.06B%. Requires Veteran Gladio hero level 50.

Dark Astral Attack: Increases your Dark Astral attack bonus up to a max of 1.02B%. Requires Veteran Gladio hero level 51.

Dark Warrior: Increases your Dark Warrior attack by up to a max of 1.41B%, Dark Warrior HP by up to a max of 580M%, and Dark Warrior armor by up to a max of 1.76B%. Requires Veteran Gladio hero level 52.

Dark Airship: Increases your Dark Airship attack by up to a max of 1.09B%, Dark Airship HP by up to a max of 550M%, and Dark Airship armor by up to a max of 1.64B%. Requires Veteran Gladio hero level 52.

Dark Earth Troops: Increases your Dark Earth Troop attack by up to a max of 660M%, Dark Earth Troop HP by up to a max of 335M%, and Dark Earth Troop armor by up to a max of 990M%. Requires Veteran Gladio hero level 52.

Dark Leviathan Attack: Increases your Leviathan Attack Bonus by up to a max of 1.55B%. Requires Veteran Gladio hero level 55.

Dark T3 Stone/Gil Construction Cost Efficiency: Increases your Dark Gil T3 and Dark Stone T3 cost efficiency for construction by up to a max of 25%. Requires Veteran Gladio hero level 70. Remember that “efficiency” does not mean a pure 25% reduction in cost. Rather it means you use your RSS 25% more efficiently. So, more like a 12% reduction in cost. Because you might have other reductions or efficiency boosts, it might look different to you than it would another player. 

Dark T3 Energy/Metal Construction Cost Efficiency: Increases your Dark Energy T3 and Dark Metal T3 cost efficiency for construction by up to a max of 25%. Requires Veteran Gladio hero level 70. Same disclaimer as the above skill.

 

 

 

 

 

Mirror Hero Veteran Gladio: Dark Elemental Debuff: 

Increases your Mirror Hero Veteran Gladio: Dark Elemental Debuff by up to a max of 80M%. Requires Veteran Gladio hero level 56.

Veteran Gladio mirror
Mirror Hero research
Veteran Gladio research
Mirror Hero Research

Mirror Hero Veteran Gladio: Dark Earth Troops: Increases your Mirror Hero Veteran Gladio: Dark Earth troops by up to a max of 100M%. Requires Veteran Gladio hero level 66.

Unlock T3 RSS Rewards for Offering of Hexatheon Rewards: Adds T2 DW RSS to Offering of Hexatheon Rewards. Offering of Hexatheon Rewards can be unlocked in Luna’s Mastery Skill Tree. Requires Veteran Gladio hero level 70.

Mastery Skill Tree Wrap-Up

You will want to level up Veteran Gladio as much as you can to combine his Hero Skills and Mastery Skills while he is active. This is a tremendous boost to your stats with each set having BILLIONS of percent of an increase. Since he has a few skills that help with T3 RSS, it will be beneficial to increase those before undertaking a huge building project in your empire. 

He also has quite a few boosts that stack in both trees combined. For example:

  • Hero Skills
    • Dark Elemental Troop HP
    • Dark Elemental Troop Attack
    • Dark Elemental Troop Armor
    • Dark Earth Troops.
  • Mastery Skills
    • Dark Elemental Troop HP
    • Dark Elemental Troop Attack
    • Dark Elemental Troop Armor
    • Dark Earth Troops 
    • Mirror Hero Veteran Gladio: Dark Earth Troops
  • Mirror Hero 
    • Veteran Gladio: Dark Earth Troops 

Adding these all up:

  • Earth Troop
    • Attack: Over 4B%
    • HP: 2.74B%
    • Armor: 6.375B%

This is NOT including any other boosts you might have from other heroes, gear, buildings, etc. As a result, your multiplier gems will go SO much further combined with Veteran Gladio by your side. Don’t forget that he also boosts Dark Airships, the Astral Leviathan, as well as core Dark Troops. 

Veteran Gladio dingeon
Dungeon Abilities

Dungeon Skills

His Hero Skill for the Dungeon Physical Damage is just as high as Veteran Prompto and Noctis, but since he doesn’t have any special abilities in the Guild Adventure Hall, it’s pretty much useless at this point. Maybe in the future we will see some abilities added.

 

Beastly Veteran Gladio

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Veteran Gladio

If you are serious about any type of combat in this game, it’s clear to see that you need Veteran Gladio in your arsenal to demolish your enemy. Whether it is a Neutral Empire or another player that you need to subdue, the major stats increase is vital to today’s gameplay in FFXV: ANE. If your Veteran Gladio is a high level, you will get many of the boosts in the Mastery Skills and you can apply that to any other hero you wish. Consequently, that might be the added punch you need to get through any defense.

What do you think?

If you’ve brought the new and improved version of Gladio into your Citadel, what makes him stand out from the other heroes you have? Let me know on Line, you can even include some nice screenshots of your amazing battles for us to praise your worthiness!


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