The Gladiator PvP system is a system working almost exactly like the Arena PvP system, except that you don’t fight with your own characters, but with NPC-like vehicles, and that you can use different vehicles and traps during the combat.
When fighting in arenas you gain reputation with the Crimson Ring. The higher reputation, the better are the rewards. Some rewards are related to the arenas affiliation. (Example: Dalaran Arena is affiliated with the Kirin Tor). Also, when fighting in an arena, which faction you are exalted with, your stats are increased because of cheering allies (Example: If you are exalted with Booty Bay and fighting in Gurubashi Arena, your stats are increased because of the cheering audience), but if your are hated or lower your stats are decreased.
Buying Gladitors Edit
You can buy gladiators inside every armory, and during gladiator tournaments you can buy gladiators at the where the tournament is hold. Gladiators bought after a tournament has ended aren't as good as those bought just before or during a tournament. Sometimes a vendor will sell a special gladiator, maybe one with a special ability or one with higher stats than average. Most gladiators only cost gold, but some gladiators can be bought for both gold and gladiator coins.
Some of the gladiator rewards can be bought in gladiator armories. Currently there are only two armories:
- The Secret Armory of the Crimson Ring - Under the Hall of Legends in Orgrimmar.
- The Gladiator's Hall - Under Champions' Hall in Stormwind City.
When winning a tournament or battle, the winning gladiator owner receives both gold and gladiator coins. These can be used to by new gear for yourself or your gladiator, or to by new gladiators.
Sometimes a gladiator tournment will be announced. During these tournaments you have a chance to win great prices.
|Arena||Traps||Other Map Features||Number of Gladiators||Affiliation||Arena Master|
|Ring of Valor||Fire Walls||Elevating Platforms||3v3||Horde (Orgrimmar)||Unknown|
|The Cage||Quicksand||None||1v1||Steamwheedle Cartel (Gadgetzan)||Unknown|
|The Maul||None||None||3v3||Gordunni tribe*||Griniblix the Spectator|
|Gurubashi Arena||Wild Beasts||None||3v3||Steamwheedle Cartel (Booty Bay)||Short John Mithril|
|Ring of the Law||Wild Beasts||None||3v3||Dark Iron Clan*||Unknown|
|Blackrock Stadium||None||None||3v3||Blackrock Clan*||Unknown|
|Ring of Trials||Wild Beasts. Falling Object||None||3v3||Steamwheedle Cartel||Unknown|
|Dalaran Arena||Wild Beasts||Wastewater Pipe. Flooding||3v3||Kirin Tor||Unknown|
|Circle of Blood Arena||Spikes||None||3v3||Bladespire clan**||Unknown|
|Ruins of Lordaeron||Living Dead||Mysterious Liquid||3v3||Horde (Undercity)||Unknown|
|Amphitheater of Anguish||Lost Jormungar||None||3v3||Drakkari tribe*||Gurgthock|
- * These arenas aren't affiliated with any faction you currently can gain reputation with, therefore you only earn reputation with the Crimson Ring while fighting in these arenas.
Traps and other map features Edit
- Fire Walls
Fire walls are walls of fire that blasts from the ground. They inflict damage equal to a percentage of total health per second to anyone passing through or standing within the flames. The walls do not otherwise break line of sight or inhibit gladiator movement.
Quicksand pits randomly appear in the arena. Any gladiator stepping into the pit is either made unable to move or slowed for a short period of time.
- Wild Beasts
In some arenas cages or gates can be opened, releasing dangerous animals. These animals will run for the middle of the arena, unless attacked. When they reach the middle of the arena, they will target the closest gladiator.
- Falling Object
In some arenas gladiators can release a falling object. If a gladiator or beast is hit by the object, he loses health and becomes stunned.
In some arenas spikes can be activated. Any gladiator or beast, standing untop of them is damaged and knocked up into the air.
- Living Dead
In some arenas undead creatures randomly spawn. These dead creatures, will target and attack a random gladiator.
- Lost Jormungar
In some arenas Jormungar may burst up from the ground. Any gladiator or beast standing where the Jormungar appear, will be knocked up into the air.
- Elevating Platforms
Some arenas have platforms which will rise and lower throughout the match, obstructing movement and blocking line of sight when raised. Because they are essentially temporary pillars, they create an ever-changing dynamic of line-of-sight and kiting opportunities.
- Wastewater Pipe
Some arenas have pipes from which water will randomly flow down, blocking line of sight.
Some arenas get flooded during the match. When that happens you can either choose to fight underwater or to jump untop floating debris.
- Mysterious Liquid
Some arenas have a mysterious liquid. he liquid slows the gladiators casting and movement speed.