In Fiorean disciplines, the zugadore is the greenhorn; the inexperienced "player" who finds himself in all sorts of unpleasant situations at the scolaro 's bidding. He is usually depicted as a beardless young Julian in the middle of some foolish move or other (such as Slipping the Leg, in which he attacks the scolaro 's leg whilst leaving himself senza coverta in the process- a very bad place to be).

In ranking, anyone who is fresh to l'arte d'armizare or has recently begun is given this title within the compagni.