|Roman gladius, type Pompeji Photographed during a show of Legio XV from Pram, Austria|
Gladius became the general Latin word for "sword". In the Roman Republic it referred specifically to the short sword, used by Roman legionaries.
A gladius is a larger version of the short sword. Characters proficient with the gladius may treat it as a short sword for purposes of any of the following feats: Greater Weapon Focus, Greater Weapon Specialization, Improved Critical, Weapon Focus, & Weapon Specialization.
|Light Melee Weapons (Martial)|
|Weapon||Cost||Damage (S)||Damage (M)||Critical||Range Increment||Weight||Type||Special|
||15 gp||1d4||1d6||19-20/x2||||3 lbs.||Piercing or Slashing||performance|
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