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) File:Gladius.png
Name gladius
Appearance gladius
Damage vs. small 1d10
Damage vs. large 1d6
To-hit bonus +2
Weapon skill short sword
Size one-handed
Base price 10 zm
Weight 30
Material iron

A gladius is a type of one-handed weapon that appears in SpliceHack and Hack'EM.


Gladius are very rare in Hack'EM. They don't appear randomly in SpliceHack.

In either variant, skeletons can sometimes be generated with a gladius.


A gladius is quite effective in it's damage against small monsters, but it lags behind the other short swords versus large monsters.

In Hack'EM it is possible to create one by #crafting a short sword and a broadsword together.


The gladius first appears in SpliceHack.

In SLASHTHEM, there is a neutral aligned artifact short sword called Gladius which is the first sacrifice gift for the gladiator role. It gives +8 to-hit and +7 damage in combat.