Three new Seasonal Units inspired by Ancient Rome are coming to Conqueror’s Blade: Colosseum starting September 1. Meet the most powerful of these lethal warriors: Retiarii (5-Star).
Ancient Rome was the birthplace of the spectacle of gladiator battles fought in grand amphitheatres. Many warriors fought in these arenas, but none were as feared as the retiarii. A retiarius (the literal Latin translation is “net-man”) was a lightly-armoured gladiator armed with a weighted net, a trident, and a dagger. No helmets or footwear were worn; their anonymity and protection were forfeited in favour of agility.
A retiarius would use his net to trap their opponent or snare their weapon and were routinely pitted against a heavily-armoured and well-equipped combatant such as a myrmillo. While on paper this may seem incredibly unfair, the retiarii’s lack of armour made them nimble and able to avoid attacks, all the while waiting for an opportune moment to strike with their net before jabbing trapped foes with their trident.
A retiarius’ dagger was his last hope, and he would only use it in close combat or to cut his net free if it became snagged on his trident.
The Retiarii in Conqueror’s Blade are the undisputed champions of the Colosseum. As former officers of the Empyrean army, they fight for the amusement of their fellow citizens using a trident and javelins. Able to use speed to their advantage—just like their historical counterparts—the Retiarii are a highly mobile light infantry unit with efficient crowd control, able to stop cavalry charges with javelins and then close the gap with their tridents.
Although they aren’t equipped with nets, they have another ace up their sleeve. The Retiarii can curse enemies with the Mark of Death, inflicting a damage penalty and effectively trapping them in a state of condemnation.
Unlock the Retiarii by completing new Unit Challenges in Conqueror’s Blade: Colosseum when they arrive later in the Season.
IMPORTANT: This article is accurate as of the time of publication but may be subject to change. Please read the Colosseum patch notes and Unit Guides throughout the new Season for the latest information!