The Sword and Shield Training Ground is an area to train your sword and shield gladiators. Any other kind of gladiator must be trained in the area relevant to their battle style. It is important to keep your gladiators training level to the highest level possible in order to strengthen the chances of victory. If your gladiator does not fight for a while they will need to return to this area to refresh their training. The sword and shield area first becomes available after your first battle when HQ is at level 1. The sword and shield ground is also the place where your sword and shield gladiators go to level up. There are three sword and shield training grounds to access for your city, your HQ has to be at a certain level to find each one of these. The more training facilities you have, the more gladiators you can train at once. As you upgrade your building the level of gladiator that can train there and the highest level a gladiator can train to increases. In order to upgrade these training facilities the HQ must be at a certain level. Each time you upgrade Xp points are contributed to the city´s level.