Gladius

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Gladius

Gladius

A short sword of ancient design. Good for stabbing or slashing. It's light and nimble, which sometimes lets it beat bigger, heavier weapons.

Base Stats

Type
EquipmentWeapons
Tech Level
Medieval
Class
Medieval
Mass
0.85 kg

Melee Combat

Mode
Melee
Melee Attack 1
handle
9 dmg (Blunt)
2 seconds cooldown
13% armor penetration
Melee Attack 2 
point
16 dmg (Stab)
2 seconds cooldown
24% armor penetration
Melee Attack 3 
edge
16 dmg (Cut)
2 seconds cooldown
24% armor penetration
Melee Average DPS
7.52
Melee Average AP
23%

Creation

Crafted At
Fueled smithy / Electric smithy
Required Research
Smithing
Skill Required
Crafting 3
Work To Make
12,000 ticks (3.33 mins)
Stuff tags
Metallic, Woody
Resources to make
Stuff 50
Technical
weaponTags
MedievalMeleeDecent


The gladius is a melee weapon in RimWorld that does a moderate amount of damage, has a moderate cooldown, and deals sharp damage.

Acquisition

Gladii can be crafted at either a fueled smithy or an electric smithy once the Smithing research has been completed with Stuff 50 Stuff (Metallic/Woody) and 12,000 ticks (3.33 mins) of work. It requires a crafting skill of 3 to craft.

Gladii can also be purchased from any outlander and orbital combat suppliers, or obtained from outlander and pirate raiders.

Analysis

The gladius is stronger than a knife or ikwa, but weaker than a spear or longsword, of the same materials and quality. For melee weapons unlocked with Smithing, it is the strongest one against unarmored opponents. If you can hold out until the Long Blades research, you can start crafting the numerically superior, but more expensive, spear and longsword.

As a sharp weapon, its attacks can cause bleeding, but most armor has a higher Sharp% rating. The mace starts to become stronger when fighting against mid-tier armor, like flak jackets, for the same research and material cost. Against flak vests and recon armor, a steel gladius is even worse than a wooden club. Gladii are relatively better if you have plasteel readily available, and maces are better if you have uranium.

A steel gladius of excellent quality or worse is inferior to a normal plasteel knife, such as the one given at the start of the Crashlanded scenario. Knives also have the advantage of attacking faster, which can train melee skill, and is slightly better for low-accuracy attackers in general.

Trivia

A gladius is the classic Roman centurion's shortsword. Along with the ranged pilum, it is one of two Roman weapons in the game.

Quality table

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    Gladius Gladius Handle (Blunt)Point (Stab)Edge (Cut) HP Value
    Quality
    Material DPS[1] AP[1] Dam. Cool. AP DPS Chance[2] Dam. Cool. AP DPS Chance[2] Dam. Cool. AP DPS Chance[2]
    Awful Steel Steel 5.7 17% 7.2 2s 10.4% 3.6 25% 12.8 2s 19.2% 6.4 38% 12.8 2s 19.2% 6.4 38% 100 69 Silver
    Awful Gold Gold 4.64 13.79% 8.28 2s 11.96% 4.14 25% 9.6 2s 14.4% 4.8 37.5% 9.6 2s 14.4% 4.8 37.5% 60 2520 Silver
    Awful Plasteel Plasteel 7.61 18.18% 6.48 1.6s 9.36% 4.05 25% 14.08 1.6s 21.12% 8.8 37.5% 14.08 1.6s 21.12% 8.8 37.5% 280 270 Silver
    Awful Silver Silver 3.5 10.2% 7.2 2s 10.4% 3.6 75% 6.4 2s 9.6% 3.2 12.5% 6.4 2s 9.6% 3.2 12.5% 70 270 Silver
    Awful Uranium Uranium 6.03 19.74% 10.8 2.2s 15.6% 4.91 25% 14.08 2.2s 21.12% 6.4 37.5% 14.08 2.2s 21.12% 6.4 37.5% 250 191 Silver
    Awful Wood Wood 3.07 8.94% 6.48 2s 9.36% 3.24 75% 5.12 2s 7.68% 2.56 12.5% 5.12 2s 7.68% 2.56 12.5% 65 45 Silver
    Poor Steel Steel 6.41 19.13% 8.1 2s 11.7% 4.05 25% 14.4 2s 21.6% 7.2 38% 14.4 2s 21.6% 7.2 38% 100 104 Silver
    Poor Gold Gold 5.21 15.51% 9.315 2s 13.455% 4.66 25% 10.8 2s 16.2% 5.4 37.5% 10.8 2s 16.2% 5.4 37.5% 60 3780 Silver
    Poor Plasteel Plasteel 8.56 20.45% 7.29 1.6s 10.53% 4.56 25% 15.84 1.6s 23.76% 9.9 37.5% 15.84 1.6s 23.76% 9.9 37.5% 280 410 Silver
    Poor Silver Silver 3.94 11.48% 8.1 2s 11.7% 4.05 75% 7.2 2s 10.8% 3.6 12.5% 7.2 2s 10.8% 3.6 12.5% 70 405 Silver
    Poor Uranium Uranium 6.78 22.21% 12.15 2.2s 17.55% 5.52 25% 15.84 2.2s 23.76% 7.2 37.5% 15.84 2.2s 23.76% 7.2 37.5% 250 285 Silver
    Poor Wood Wood 3.45 10.06% 7.29 2s 10.53% 3.65 75% 5.76 2s 8.64% 2.88 12.5% 5.76 2s 8.64% 2.88 12.5% 65 68 Silver
    Normal Steel Steel 7.13 21.25% 9 2s 13% 4.5 25% 16 2s 24% 8 38% 16 2s 24% 8 38% 100 138 Silver
    Normal Gold Gold 5.79 17.24% 10.35 2s 14.95% 5.18 25% 12 2s 18% 6 37.5% 12 2s 18% 6 37.5% 60 5040 Silver
    Normal Plasteel Plasteel 9.52 22.73% 8.1 1.6s 11.7% 5.06 25% 17.6 1.6s 26.4% 11 37.5% 17.6 1.6s 26.4% 11 37.5% 280 545 Silver
    Normal Silver Silver 4.38 12.75% 9 2s 13% 4.5 75% 8 2s 12% 4 12.5% 8 2s 12% 4 12.5% 70 545 Silver
    Normal Uranium Uranium 7.53 24.68% 13.5 2.2s 19.5% 6.14 25% 17.6 2.2s 26.4% 8 37.5% 17.6 2.2s 26.4% 8 37.5% 250 380 Silver
    Normal Wood Wood 3.84 11.18% 8.1 2s 11.7% 4.05 75% 6.4 2s 9.6% 3.2 12.5% 6.4 2s 9.6% 3.2 12.5% 65 90 Silver
    Good Steel Steel 7.84 23.38% 9.9 2s 14.3% 4.95 25% 17.6 2s 26.4% 8.8 38% 17.6 2s 26.4% 8.8 38% 100 173 Silver
    Good Gold Gold 6.37 18.96% 11.385 2s 16.445% 5.69 25% 13.2 2s 19.8% 6.6 37.5% 13.2 2s 19.8% 6.6 37.5% 60 5540 Silver
    Good Plasteel Plasteel 10.47 25% 8.91 1.6s 12.87% 5.57 25% 19.36 1.6s 29.04% 12.1 37.5% 19.36 1.6s 29.04% 12.1 37.5% 280 680 Silver
    Good Silver Silver 4.81 14.03% 9.9 2s 14.3% 4.95 75% 8.8 2s 13.2% 4.4 12.5% 8.8 2s 13.2% 4.4 12.5% 70 680 Silver
    Good Uranium Uranium 8.29 27.14% 14.85 2.2s 21.45% 6.75 25% 19.36 2.2s 29.04% 8.8 37.5% 19.36 2.2s 29.04% 8.8 37.5% 250 480 Silver
    Good Wood Wood 4.22 12.29% 8.91 2s 12.87% 4.46 75% 7.04 2s 10.56% 3.52 12.5% 7.04 2s 10.56% 3.52 12.5% 65 113 Silver
    Excellent Steel Steel 8.55 25.5% 10.8 2s 15.6% 5.4 25% 19.2 2s 28.8% 9.6 38% 19.2 2s 28.8% 9.6 38% 100 205 Silver
    Excellent Gold Gold 6.95 20.69% 12.42 2s 17.94% 6.21 25% 14.4 2s 21.6% 7.2 37.5% 14.4 2s 21.6% 7.2 37.5% 60 6040 Silver
    Excellent Plasteel Plasteel 11.42 27.27% 9.72 1.6s 14.04% 6.08 25% 21.12 1.6s 31.68% 13.2 37.5% 21.12 1.6s 31.68% 13.2 37.5% 280 815 Silver
    Excellent Silver Silver 5.25 15.3% 10.8 2s 15.6% 5.4 75% 9.6 2s 14.4% 4.8 12.5% 9.6 2s 14.4% 4.8 12.5% 70 815 Silver
    Excellent Uranium Uranium 9.04 29.61% 16.2 2.2s 23.4% 7.36 25% 21.12 2.2s 31.68% 9.6 37.5% 21.12 2.2s 31.68% 9.6 37.5% 250 575 Silver
    Excellent Wood Wood 4.61 13.41% 9.72 2s 14.04% 4.86 75% 7.68 2s 11.52% 3.84 12.5% 7.68 2s 11.52% 3.84 12.5% 65 135 Silver
    Masterwork Steel Steel 10.33 30.81% 13.05 2s 18.85% 6.53 25% 23.2 2s 34.8% 11.6 38% 23.2 2s 34.8% 11.6 38% 100 345 Silver
    Masterwork Gold Gold 8.4 24.99% 15.0075 2s 21.6775% 7.5 25% 17.4 2s 26.1% 8.7 37.5% 17.4 2s 26.1% 8.7 37.5% 60 7040 Silver
    Masterwork Plasteel Plasteel 13.8 32.95% 11.745 1.6s 16.965% 7.34 25% 25.52 1.6s 38.28% 15.95 37.5% 25.52 1.6s 38.28% 15.95 37.5% 280 1360 Silver
    Masterwork Silver Silver 6.34 18.49% 13.05 2s 18.85% 6.53 75% 11.6 2s 17.4% 5.8 12.5% 11.6 2s 17.4% 5.8 12.5% 70 1360 Silver
    Masterwork Uranium Uranium 10.92 35.78% 19.575 2.2s 28.275% 8.9 25% 25.52 2.2s 38.28% 11.6 37.5% 25.52 2.2s 38.28% 11.6 37.5% 250 955 Silver
    Masterwork Wood Wood 5.56 16.2% 11.745 2s 16.965% 5.87 75% 9.28 2s 13.92% 4.64 12.5% 9.28 2s 13.92% 4.64 12.5% 65 225 Silver
    Legendary Steel Steel 11.76 35.06% 14.85 2s 21.45% 7.43 25% 26.4 2s 39.6% 13.2 38% 26.4 2s 39.6% 13.2 38% 100 690 Silver
    Legendary Gold Gold 9.56 28.44% 17.0775 2s 24.6675% 8.54 25% 19.8 2s 29.7% 9.9 37.5% 19.8 2s 29.7% 9.9 37.5% 60 8040 Silver
    Legendary Plasteel Plasteel 15.7 37.5% 13.365 1.6s 19.305% 8.35 25% 29.04 1.6s 43.56% 18.15 37.5% 29.04 1.6s 43.56% 18.15 37.5% 280 2725 Silver
    Legendary Silver Silver 7.22 21.04% 14.85 2s 21.45% 7.43 75% 13.2 2s 19.8% 6.6 12.5% 13.2 2s 19.8% 6.6 12.5% 70 2715 Silver
    Legendary Uranium Uranium 12.43 40.71% 22.275 2.2s 32.175% 10.13 25% 29.04 2.2s 43.56% 13.2 37.5% 29.04 2.2s 43.56% 13.2 37.5% 250 1910 Silver
    Legendary Wood Wood 6.33 18.44% 13.365 2s 19.305% 6.68 75% 10.56 2s 15.84% 5.28 12.5% 10.56 2s 15.84% 5.28 12.5% 65 450 Silver

    For the full effects of qualities, see Quality.

    1. 1.0 1.1 Note: This is the actual base average derived from the melee verb system updated in 1.1.2610, it may sometimes disagree with the listed value in the in-game infobox.
      It may also change depending on the stats and the melee verbs available to the wielder
    2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Chance for attack to be selected, assuming only the weapon's attack verbs are considered. It may change depending on the melee verbs available to the wielder

    Version history

    • 0.7.581 - Added as the Short Sword.
    • ? - Renamed to Gladius from Short Sword.
    • ? - Buffed from 15 point and edge damage to 16.
    • Beta 19/1.0 - Damage buffed, cooldown slightly increased..