Gladius is a mod which seeks to improve Minecraft's combat experience. Currently at the time of release it only includes the feature of blocking preventing a certain amount of damage depending on your sword type.
In the future there are plans to add features such as adding new attacks to the Vanilla swords, more ways to protect yourself, combo attacks, movement improvements, and more.
Mod License / Modpack Permissions
Gladius is under the MIT License which means you are free to use this in modpacks.
Q: Why are there no screenshots currently available?
A: It is fairly hard to take screenshots of this mod in action.
Q: What types of damage does blocking prevent?
A: Melee, Ranged, Magic, Explosions, Fall Damage, and etc.
Q: What types of damage does blocking not prevent?
A: Drowning, Fire, Falling into the Void, and Starvation.
Q: Why is the file size extremely small at the moment?
A: The mod is done simply by an event and a core class. Nothing else.