Gladiataur (ホーンタウロス Horn Tauros) is an enemy in Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. It is a creature encountered at the end of the Golden Grove. Though he was once the kind-hearted Guardian of the Golden Grove, an encounter with Shadar drove him mad.
- Genus: Nobilia
- Resistance: None
- Elemental Weakness: Storm
- Tricks: Everblade, Savage Swipe
- Items Dropped: Spirit of the Glade
- Location: Golden Grove
Gladiataur has several attack modes:
- Basic Attack
- Savage Swipe
- Headlong Rush
Stick with Oliver for this battle and attempt this boss at least at level 10. The best strategy is to keep your distance and use Frostbite. Whenever Gladiataur begins to use either Savage Swipe or Everblade, use Defend. Continue doing this until half of his health has been depleted.
After half of Gladiataur's health is diminished, he will throw away his armor and weapons and gain a power boost. For this half, Gladiataur will mix using his basic attacks with Headlong Rush. Make sure to always Defend when he charges Headlong Rush as it can easily defeat you. Even when defending it can do decent damage, so make sure to keep healing. Don't let your health bar drop past 50% during this half of the fight! Continue blasting him with Frostbite.
When Gladiataur's health is at 30%, he will charge a special attack. After you successfully defend against it, Drippy will intervene and stun the Gladiataur with his own shield. The Gladiataur will be stunned for a few seconds, so you can easily switch out your Mite for a faster hitting familiar or you can continue using Oliver to continue casting Frostbite until Gladiataur is defeated.