Gladiator (CR 5)

Gladiator CR 5

XP 1,600
Human barbarian 3/fighter 3
N Medium humanoid
Init +3; Senses Perception +10


AC 22, touch 12, flat-footed 18 (+7 armor, +3 Dex, +1 dodge, –2 rage, +3 shield)
hp 57 (3d12+3d10+21)
Fort +9, Ref +5, Will +5; +1 vs. fear
Defensive Abilities bravery +1, trap sense +1, uncanny dodge


Speed 40 ft.
Melee mwk battleaxe +13/+8 (1d8+5/x3) or mwk battleaxe +11/+6 (1d8+5/x3) and mwk shield spikes +10 (1d6+5)
Ranged javelin +9 (1d6+5)
Special Attacks rage (9 rounds/day), rage powers (knockback)

Base Statistics

When not raging, the statistics are:

AC 23, touch 14, flat-footed 19 (+7 armor, +3 Dex, +1 dodge, +2 shield); hp 45; Fort +7, Will +3; Melee mwk battleaxe +11/+6 (1d8+3) or mwk battleaxe +9/+4 (1d8+3) and mwk shield spikes +8 (1d6+3); Ranged javelin +9 (1d6+3); Str 16, Con 13; CMB +9; CMD 23; Skills Climb +6, Swim +6.


Str 20, Dex 16, Con 17, Int 8, Wis 12, Cha 10
Base Atk +6; CMB +11; CMD 25
Feats Dodge, Double Slice, Improved Shield Bash, Shield Focus, Two-Weapon Fighting, Weapon Focus (trident)
Skills Acrobatics +10 (+14 jump), Climb +8, Intimidate +5, Perception +10, Swim +8
Languages Common
SQ armor training 1, fast movement
Gear +1 trooper armor, +1 heavy steel shield with masterwork shield spikes, javelins (5), masterwork battleaxe, 1 gp

Boon Gladiators can provide free access to the arena even after hours and can help PCs purchase non-magical exotic weapons at a 10% discount.

Gladiators are as varied in their combat styles as are the worlds and nations of their birth, but all seek to trade blood for gold and glory. Many emphasize quickness and defense over brute strength, sizing up their foe before leaping into a blood fury with sword and shield. Gladiators can be used as bodyguards, riot police in a city, or elite military skirmishers. Replacing Dodge with Exotic Weapon Proficiency creates an exotic weapon master.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Alien Codex © 2018, Legendary Games; Lead Designer: Jason Nelson. Authors: Anthony Adam, Kate Baker, John Bennet, Eytan Bernstein, Robert Brookes, Russ Brown, Duan Byrd, Paris Crenshaw, Jeff Dahl, Robyn Fields, Joel Flank, Matt Goodall, Robert J. Grady, Jim Groves, Steven T. Helt, Thurston Hillman, Tim Hitchcock, Nick Hite, Daniel Hunt, Mike Kimmel Marshall, Isabelle Lee, Jeff Lee, Lyz Liddell, Jason Nelson, Richard Pett, Tom Phillips, Jeff Provine, Alistair J. Rigg, Alex Riggs, Wendall Roy, Mike Shel, Neil Spicer, Todd Stewart, Russ Taylor, Rachel Ventura, Mike Welham, George Loki Williams, Scott Young.

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