The Hoplomacus was the most heavy armored of the gladiators. His weapons and fighting techniques were very similar to the Samnite. He carried a large rectangular shield (scutum), and sword (gladius). He wore a visored helmet and his legs and arms were protected by metal or leather greaves. His right arm was protected by a Manica, an armor that goes up to the shoulder. He was considered the bulldozer of the Arena, but he was also limited in his speed cause of the weight of his heavy armor.