For Honor – Knight heroes breakdown guide

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If you ever grew up imagining which feudal race had the greatest ass-kickers, then For Honor is fan service to the max. Focusing on the Vikings, Samurai and Knight factions, For Honor pits legendary classes up against one another in a fight to the death. Like a Black Friday sale then, with only slightly less blood. Out of the three factions, the Knights may be the most romantic side to choose of the lot.

A faction steeped in the legends of Arthurian times and nobility, thrust into a war against a foe of unknown origins. Thing is, that the Knights are just as ruthless and as unforgiving as their enemies, boasting classes which hover around stock-standard stereotypes and sinister assassins. For Honor is more than just a game of steel clashing on steel no matter which class you choose.

It’s intimate strategy, requiring a detailed understanding of not just your favourite class but also your faction. Which is where this guide comes in. Quick note: I’ll add the Lawbringer in later when I have all the details. Second note: I’m using console commands for the movesets, because you PC gamers are on a league of your own when it comes to mapping commands to keyboard and mouse.

Warden

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When you’re facing enemy hordes, you need a hero who’s dependable and simple to a fault. A soldier who mmay be a Jack of all trades and a master of none, but can still balance offense with defense to devastating effect. That’s when you call in the Wardens, as this fella happens to be one of the easiest classes to learn the ropes of For Honor with thanks to simple combos and feats which bolster his skills in battle.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Adaptable Fighting Style
  • Straight-Forward Strategy

Special skills

  • Unblockable Shoulder-Bash Attack
  • Strong chance for Interruption with their abilities and throws

Hero specific skills

  • Earns more Renown when outnumbered in fights, by controlling objectives and by killing enemy soldiers to unlock feats in a match.
  • Revenge Mode – Boosts your damage and health. All Attacks are uninterruptible, parries and throws knock enemies down.
  • Attacks are auto-parried on activation.
  • Light Attack Combo – A second side light attack is guaranteed if the first one hits.
  • Crushing Counterstrike – Top light attack has a superior block property during the startup phase that can be used to counter attack.
  • Attack becomes unblockable after a counter.

Feats

Tier 1:

  • Body CountPassive – Killing a soldier grants players health and stamina.
  • ConquerorPassive – Players  can capture and upgrade control zones faster.
  • Come At Me – Players gain more Renown from kills, but will take more damage from attacks.

Tier 2:

  • Inspire – Nearby allies will deal more Damage, and soldiers will fight faster.
  • Fiat Lux – Players can throw a flash grenade that blinds enemies for a few seconds.
  • Thick BloodPassive – Players gain immunity from regular bleed damage.
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Tier 3:

  • Second Wind – Players recover some of their health.
  • Pugno Mortis – You can now throw an explosive projectile that deals damage over an area.
  • Takedown – Throws will now make enemies fall to the ground.

Tier 4:

  • Catapult – Call in a catapult strike over an area.
  • Stalwart Banner – Nearby allies will continuously regain health.
  • Morale Booster – Players can improve the attacks of nearby allies for a short period of time.

Moveset

  • Vanguard’s Advance – Light attack, Light attack, Heavy attack
  • Guardian’s Assault – Light attack, Heavy attack
  • Warden’s Wrath – Heavy attack, Heavy attack
  • Rushing Slash  – Running + Heavy attack
  • Crushing Counterstrike – high guard + Light attack
  • Shoulder Bash – Left stick + A,X (Hold)/X, Square (Hold)

Conqueror

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When the enemy closes in on you, you need a wall to help hold the line. That’s where the Conqueror comes in, as these mighty titans hold the line and will die before they allow a single soldier to step over it. Armed with a deadly flail, Conquerors are hulking brutes who boast some of the finest defense in For Honor.

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Defensive Fighting
  • Auto-blocking defense mode
  • Unblockable shield-based attacks

Special Skills

  • Interrupt attacks with a standard block
  • Highly effective defensive mode
  • Unblockable shield-based attacks

Hero Specific Skills

  • Earn more Renown by assisting or saving other Heroes and defending objectives to unlock your feats in matches
  • Boost Damage and Health in revenge mode. All Attacks are uninterruptible, parries and throws knock enemies down and attacks are auto-parried on activation.
  • A charged attack with two charging levels, dealing more damage per level.
  • Charge Attacks can also be cancelled before stamina depletes
  • Superior Blocks, that can interrupt heavy or light attacks that also prevent chain attacks.
  • Superior Block on heavy attacks.
  • Full Block Stance that can be activated and is stamina-dependent.
  • Cannot Feint – The Conquerer cannot pull off feint moves to confuse enemies in battle.
  • Zone Attacks which can keep enemies at a distance.

Feats

Tier 1

  • Speed RevivePassive – Rapidly revive fallen teammates.
  • ConquerorPassive – Players can capture and upgrade control zones faster.
  • Body CountPassive – Killing enemy soldiers will grant players health and stamina.

Tier 2

  • Juggernaut – Lower your movement speed in exchange for better defense.
  • Shield Basher – Shield based attacks wil now deal damage.
  • Fiat Lux – Throw a flash grenade that will blind enemies for a few seconds.

Tier 3

  • Punch ThroughPassive – Deal damage on any blocked attacks.
  • Heal on BlockPassive – Blocking will now regenerate your health.
  • Pugno Mortis – Throw an explosive projectile that deals damage over an area.

Tier 4

  • Dauntless – Your actions cannot be interrupted for a short duration.
  • RegeneratePassive – Health regenerates when you are out of combat.
  • Catapult – Call in a catapult strike over an area.

Moveset

  • Charging Heavy Attack – Heavy attack
  • Conscript’s Attrition – Light attack
  • Final Argument – Light attack, Light attack, Heavy attack
  • Reaper’s Crush – Heavy attack, Heavy attack
  • Full Block Stance – Right stick + down
  • Charging Shield Crush – Left stick down + X/Square
  • Shield Bash – Left stick up + A,X/X,Square
  • Shield Bash Mix Up – Heavy attack X/Square
  • Shield Bash Riposte – Right stick down, X/Square
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Peacekeeper

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If the Conqueror is a hammer on the battlefield, then the Peacekeeper is the scalpel that strikes with surgical precision. A fast assassin who trades armour for speed and agility, the Peacekeeper works in the shadows to preserve the light.

Special skills

  • Very fast attacks
  • Can use a dagger to inflict Bleed damage
  • Deflect ability

Hero specific skills

  • Earn more Renown in 1v1 matches when killing enemy Heroes and achieving killing streaks to unlock feats.
  • Boost Damage and Health in revenge mode. All Attacks are uninterruptible, parries and throws knock enemies down and attacks are auto-parried on activation.
  • Defense Reflex makes your guard stance active for a short period of time.
  • Deflect attacks by dodging in the direction of an incoming enemy attack just before it impacts. Deflects can then be followed-up with a Riposting Stab .
  • Cancel any Heavy Attack during the startup phase with a light attack that inflicts bleed damage.
  • Stab can be cancelled between start-ups by backing away.
  • Zone Attack can be cancelled after the first attack by pressing B/Circle.

Tier 1

  • Bounty HunterPassive – Gain Health and Stamina when you kill a hero.
  • ConquerorPassive – Players can capture and upgrade control zones faster.
  • StealthPassive – Hide yourself from the enemy HUD, radar and aim assist.

Tier 2

  • Fiat Lux – Throw a flash grenade that blinds enemies for a few seconds.
  • Thick SkinPassive – Gain some moderate damage reduction.
  • Revenge AttacksPassive – Attacks now fill the revenge meter.

Tier 3

  • Crossbow – Players can fire a crossbow bolt that deals medium damage.
  • Pugno Mortis – Throw an explosive that will deal moderate damage in its area of effect.
  • Sharpen Blade – Attacks can now inflict low damage over time.

Tier 4

  • Fear Itself – Enemies around you will have lower stamina regeneration and defense.
  • Catapult – Call in a catapult strike to deal massive damage in an effective area.
  • Last LaughPassive – Drop a high a grenade that does high damage when you die.

Moveset

  • Twisting Blade – Light attack, Light attack, Heavy attack
  • Dervish Strikes – Light attack, Heavy attack
  • Sword Dance – Heavy attack, Heavy attack
  • Slipping Lunge (not in Guard Mode) – Sprint+X/Square
  • Deep Gouge – Heavy attack, Light attack
  • Dashing Thrust – Sprint + A/X, Heavy attack
  • Sidestep Strike – Left stick left + A/X, Heavy Attack
  • Stab – X/Square, Light attack, Light attack, Light attack
  • Riposting Stab – Deflect, Light attack

Last Updated: February 14, 2017

Darryn Bonthuys

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  • Admiral Chief

    STAB STAB STAB STAB STAB

  • th3SiCn3ss

    I’m pressing A & X on my keyboard & it’s not working 😛

    Jokes aside, this game….. is awesome….

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