Gladiatus Mercenary

General Info

In Gladiatus a mercenary is a NPC fighting unit that participates in dungeons and Circus Turma. Mercenary come in 3 types - Tanks, Healers and Damage Dealers.

You can spot them by their Icons

Tank Mercenary - Tanks

Heal Mercenary - Healers

Damage Mercenary - Damage Dealers

Mercenaries are just like any other item in Gladiatus - they come in different qualities. Green and Blue being the most common and very rarely Purple. Insanely rare are Orange and Red are never seen so far. If anyone has one, please send a screenshot on the email in the About me page.

Where do i get them from?

Mercenary are obtained in 2 ways. One is to buy them from the Mercenary vendor. Lately it is vital way to obtain Mercenary and probably if you are looking for Purple or Orange, this would be the only credible source to buy one by refreshing the New Goods using clothing.

New goods

People usually have more than 300x Work Clothes can just click and waste 200 or 250 of them on refreshing the market and see what it comes out. One example of an Orange mercenary:

Orange Mercenary

The other way to get your Mercenary is the Auction house or guild mates through the Guild Market or the general Market

Mercenary tactics

Link to Mercenary page, describing all of the Mercenary types

There are many types of Mercenary in the game now but there are tactics that are established and well known to be working for years. For example, Samnits are the most popular damage dealer and Grandmaster or Elite Spear are the best tanks or on high levels - healers. I will use Mercs short from Mercenaries a lot. Mercs do not drop from mobs so the only way for you to obtain one is to buy them from the Mercenaries vendor, the Auction House (AH) or the Market. The Mercenaries vendor sells generally lower level of mercs, leaving AH as the more credible source. However, the Mercenary vendor can sometimes spawn Purple or even Orange mercenary. That rarely happens in AH. And this is an advice for all levels - make sure to regularly scan the AH and keep your mercs at the appropriate level to your character. You cannot progress if your mercs are outdated.

Low level - (10-30) At low level there aren't any specific mercs that are preferable to others. Just the highest level you can obtain really. Your own character can be used for either healing or damage dealing. He will not be efficient as Tank. Depending on how good your stats are will determine whether you will be healer or damage dealer. If you are what they call "Twink" (highly geared low level, usually an alt character of a high level player) you might go for damage dealer but if you aren't try healing. At around level 20 try and go for Samnit mercs or Murmillo with as much Dexterity as possible. Samnit and Murmillo are pretty similar, they are both high dexterity damage dealers but the Murmillo is usually with a bit less Dexterity and more Charisma and HP. Murmillo seems to be a bit more suitable for low levels. By the time you defeat Themba in Temple of Perdition which is the first dungeon in Africa and a very big obstacle, everything will start to run smoother. Conditioning of your gear and especially of your weapons is essential even on low level. No need for forging yet so make sure to smelt gear every now and then and collect the forging goods for repairs and conditioning.

Optimal Mercs

Tank - Grandmaster or Hoplomachus or Elite Spear

Healer - Your character

Damage Dealer 1 - Samnit or Murmillo or any other high level blue quality damage dealer

Damage Dealer 2 - Murmillo

Damage Dealer 3 - Scorpion Warrior or Archer

Mid level - (30-78) If you keep your merc levels high and up to date with your growing character levels and if you gear them up well and keep their gear and conditioning, you will progress easily through all the dungeons in the mid levels. You can keep the same tactic of using your character for healing and using an Elite spear or Grandmaster for tanking. Damage dealers can still be predominantly a mix of Murmillo and Samnit but try to focus on Samnits as you reach level 70

Optimal Mercs

Tank - Grandmaster or Elite Spear

Healer - Your character

Damage Dealer 1 - Samnit

Damage Dealer 2 - Samnit

Damage Dealer 3 - Samnit or Murmillo

Mid level struggle (78-86) This is a very specific level range. Using this guide, at Level 78 you will feel invincible in your dungeons and always farming the highest level bosses. However, at level 78 you will hit the Zagrash roadblock which is described in this article - https://gladiatus.gamerz-bg.com/article?id=65. Make sure you have top level mercs, weapons with 200+ dmg or more while conditioned and some little twerks described in the guide

Optimal Mercs

Tank - Grandmaster or Elite Spear

Healer - Your character

Damage Dealer 1 - Samnit

Damage Dealer 2 - Samnit

Damage Dealer 3 - Samnit / high level at least blue Murmillo

High level (90-112) Game now runs at a very slow pace. You have time to prepare yourself for the next dungeon as the next dungeon is usually weeks or months ahead. Also at this level Forging becomes a valuable source of gear and your character will become very very powerful, especially at 102+ when you depart for Germania. There can be a change of tactics here which might become more relevant once you hit 102 and go to Germania and start farming Wrath of the Mountain in Externsteine. The idea is that your character can now be more efficient as a Tank, therefore your own character becoming a Tank and hiring a healing merc to do the healing. High level Intelligence healer merc with good agility as the healer would need to be strong not only in heals but in survivability.

Optimal Mercs

Tank - Your character

Healer - Medicine Man

Damage Dealer 1 - Samnit

Damage Dealer 2 - Samnit

Damage Dealer 3 - Samnit

Highest levels (112-∞) This is where you encounter the last dungeon in the game in its normal (Late Revenge) and advanced versions (Alpha & Omega). By the time you run Externsteine from 102 to 112 it's probably years of preparation so you will most likely experience no problems defeating the new bosses but i've seen most players including me make a change in their setup and the change is the character becoming the Tank and the healer is now strengthened and is usually performed by a tanking merc. For damage dealer we are focusing on Samnits again but in Purple quality Scorpion Warrior becomes really strong (example here) where a 127 level Scorpion Warrior can have 3 stats at 400+ making far more stronger than any Blue quality Samnit/Murmillo. If you come across a Purple Murmillo or a Samnit, use it too, you are lucky!

Optimal Mercs

Tank - Your character

Healer - Elite Spear or Grandmaster

Damage Dealer 1 - Samnit

Damage Dealer 2 - Samnit

Damage Dealer 3 - Samnit

 

Tanks

Elite Spear Carrier

Tank Mercenary

Elite Spear Carrier

Elite Carrier Spear stats

Description:

Really good Tank with high Agility and Charisma which is what you expect from a tank unit.

Life Points: High

Strength: Medium

Dexterity: Low

Agility: High

Constitution: Medium

Charisma: High

Intelligence: Low

Useful?: Yes, for Tank on all levels and after level 112 as Healer

 

Eagle Wing

Tank Mercenary

Eagle Wing

Eagle Wing stats

Description:

Low Agility so he is not really useful

Life Points: High

Strength: Medium

Dexterity: Low

Agility: Low

Constitution: High

Charisma: High

Intelligence: Low

Useful?: No

 

Grandmaster

Tank Mercenary

Grandmaster

Grandmaster stats

Description:

This is a new type of merc that looks like an updated and better version of Elite Spear Carrier

Life Points:  High

Strength: Medium

Dexterity: Low

Agility: High

Constitution: Medium

Charisma: High

Intelligence: Low

Useful?: Yes, as Tank for most of the game and as healer after 112 Level

 

Hoplomachus

Tank Mercenary

Hoplomachus

Hoplomachus stats

Description:

Merc that used to be very efficient as Damage dealer before the Charisma changes but isn't useful anymore

Life Points:  Medium

Strength: High

Dexterity: Low

Agility: Low

Constitution: Low

Charisma: High

Intelligence: Low

Useful?: Used to be but not anymore

 

Healers

 

Druid Master

Heal Mercenary

Druid Master

Druid Master stats

Description:

New healer that is high in Charisma and Intelligence

Life Points:  Medium

Strength: Medium

Dexterity: Low

Agility: Low

Constitution: Low

Charisma: High

Intelligence: High

Useful?: Not really useful

 

Medicus

Heal Mercenary

Medicus

Medicus stats

Description:

Healer with high health/Constitution and Intelligence

Life Points:  High

Strength: Medium

Dexterity: Low

Agility: Medium

Constitution: Medium

Charisma: Medium

Intelligence: High

Useful?: Not really useful

 

Herbalist

Heal Mercenary

Herbalist

Herbalist stats

Description:

Healer with high high Constitution and Agility and lower Intelligence.

Life Points:  High

Strength: Low

Dexterity: High

Agility: High

Constitution: High

Charisma: Low

Intelligence: Medium

Useful?: Somewhat useful

 

Medicine Man

Heal Mercenary

Medicine Man

Medicine Man stats

Description:

Great healer with high Agility and health and high in Intelligence

Life Points:  High

Strength: Low

Dexterity: Medium

Agility: High

Constitution: High

Charisma: Low

Intelligence: High

Useful?: Yes, If you are at a stage where you can afford a healing mercenary (usually 102-112 Level) this is your choice.

Damage Dealers

Archer

Damage Mercenary

Archer

Archer stats

Description:

High agility damage dealer is somewhat useful, probably on high qualities such as Blue or Purple and at lower-medium levels

Life Points:  Medium

Strength: Low

Dexterity: Low

Agility: High

Constitution: Medium

Charisma: Low

Intelligence: Low

Useful?: Not really

 

Axe Thrower

Damage Mercenary

Axe Thrower

Axe Thrower stats

Description:

High Dex and Strength mercenary that can be useful in high level + good quality

Life Points: Low

Strength: High

Dexterity: High

Agility: Medium

Constitution: Low

Charisma: Low

Intelligence: Low

Useful?: Could be if high level and high quality

 

Axe Warrior

Damage Mercenary

Axe Warrior

Axe Warrior stats

Description:

High Strength and Health damage Merc. Not really useful with low Dexterity and Charisma

Life Points: High

Strength: High

Dexterity: Medium

Agility: Medium

Constitution: High

Charisma: Low

Intelligence: Low

Useful?: Not really

 

Bear Warrior

Damage Mercenary

Bear Warrior

Bear Warrior stats

Description:

High Strength High Agility damage dealer but low Health. These are more properties of a Tank. Not really useful in combat

Life Points:  Medium

Strength: High

Dexterity: Low

Agility: High

Constitution: Low

Charisma: Low

Intelligence: Low

Useful?: Not really

 

Chariot Driver

Damage Mercenary

Chariot Driver

Chariot Driver stats

Description:

New Mercenary. High in Strength and Agility with decent Dexterity. Could be useful in higher qualities like Blue or Purple but generally not good

Life Points:  Medium

Strength: Very High

Dexterity: Medium

Agility: Low

Constitution: Low

Charisma: Low

Intelligence: Low

Useful?: Not really

 

Experienced Archer

Damage Mercenary

Experienced Archer

Experienced Archer stats

Description:

Potentially good mercenary with high Dex but with high Agility as well

Life Points:  Medium

Strength: Medium

Dexterity: High

Agility: High

Constitution: Low

Charisma: Low

Intelligence: Low

Useful?: Could be good, especially in mid levels (30-90) if Blue or Purple in quality

 

Murmillo

Damage Mercenary

Murmillo

Murmillo stats

Description:

High Dexterity High Charisma Merc with decent health which is one of the top in the game

Life Points: Medium

Strength: Medium

Dexterity: Very High

Agility: High

Constitution: Low

Charisma: Medium

Intelligence: Low

Useful?: One of the best Mercenary out there

 

Samnit

Damage Mercenary

Samnit

Samnit stats

Description:

Very High Dexterity Merc and the best in the game. Murmillo is very close in stats and ranks 2nd best Merc in the game.

Life Points: Medium

Strength: Medium

Dexterity: Very High

Agility: Medium

Constitution: Low

Charisma: Low

Intelligence: Low

Useful?: Best Mercenary out there

 

Scorpion Warrior

Damage Mercenary

Scorpion Warrior

Scorpion Warrior stats

Description:

High Strength and High Dexterity Merc. Probably 3rd best in the game after Samnit and Murmillo

Life Points: Low

Strength: High

Dexterity: High

Agility: Medium

Constitution: Low

Charisma: Low

Intelligence: Low

Useful?: Useful Mercenary if high Level and high quality. Look at this insane example. It is in Bulgarian but you can guess what the stats are. 3 stats are 400+! Purchased from the Mercenary vendor for 29Rubies and some Gold

Purple Scorpion Warrior stats

 

Sword Wolf

Damage Mercenary

Sword Wolf

Sword Wolf stats

Description:

High Agility Merc. Not useful

Life Points: Medium

Strength: Medium

Dexterity: Medium

Agility: High

Constitution: Low

Charisma: Low

Intelligence: Low

Useful?: Not useful

 

The Ranger

Damage Mercenary

The Ranger

The Ranger stats

Description:

New Merc. Not useful

Life Points:

Strength:

Dexterity:

Agility:

Constitution: 

Charisma: 

Intelligence: 

Useful?: Not useful

 

Thracian

Damage Mercenary

Thracian

Thracian stats

Description:

High Dexterity merc.

Life Points: High

Strength: Medium

Dexterity: High

Agility: High

Constitution: Medium

Charisma: Medium

Intelligence:  Medium

Useful?: Could be useful if high on stats, level and quality