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.Gladius became the general Latin word for “sword”. In the Roman Republic it referred specifically to the short sword, used by Roman legionaries.

Melee Weapons (Martial)
Weapon Cost Damage (S) Damage (M) Critical Range Increment Weight Type Special
15 gp 1d4 1d6 19-20/x2
— 3 lbs.
or Slashing


Roman gladius, type Pompeji Photographed during a show of Legio
XV from Pram, Austria
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