For Honor Storyline: The Samurais

by Gina Lees

The For Honor Samurais are in short supply, as they rely on their cunning nature and great martial skill in order to survive against the other factions. They believe a great Emperor once ruled the land and it was lost hundreds of years ago to a deadly cataclysm and vicious war that took place in its aftermath.

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They live in the marshy hills, known as the Myre, keeping hidden and focused. Their lives are more tranquil than that of their neighbours, who coexist in chaos. With the For Honor storyline focusing so much on the loss of communication and mission of reconciliation between the factions, The Samurai seems like the best chance at harnessing peace.

The Orochi:

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Fatal. The Orochis roam the battlefield undisturbed. They are swift in movement and trained in the art of deception and are for the players who want to hone their skills in stealth. They are said to hold the secrets of past samurais and bring this to the battlefield in a form of poisoned weapons and deadly knives.

Using the Katana, The Orochi is swift in movement and stamina, holding their own on the battlefield.

The Kensei:

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The For Honor story for the Kensei, is the closest that the game gets to honourable. They are the masters of martial arts and are trained from a young age to take on the Samurai way of life and deploy meaning behind their skills.

Dressed in heavy armour, they spend their lives striving for perfection that few warriors ever reach. They are armed with the Nodachi, a longer version of the Katana. With special skills including chain attacks and high heavy devastating blows, The Kensei is well adapted to the art of war.

The Shugoki:

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The Shugoki is large and powerful. His presence is immediate and intimidating. What he lacks in agility and speed, he makes up for with powerful blows and strategic defense.

He specialises in quick changing attacks and an unbreakable stance. They are able to absorb heavy hits due to their high health and is a great character for large enemy crowds. However, be wary of his speed, it may get you in trouble. The weapon of choice is a Kanabo, a large club with vicious spikes and long handle.

The Nobushi:

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The small defenders of the village where the Samurais live, they protect the Imperial City from army attacks and fight stealthily and elegantly, taking out hordes of enemies quickly and impressively with a playstyle that is hard to master, yet incredibly satisfying to play as.

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What we know about The Samurais

The For Honor Samurais have a pretty harrowing backstory and as they struggle against the other factions, their clan has slowly whittled down over the years.


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What we know about The Knights

Probably the most popular characters in the For Honor factions, The Knights are the general all rounders of the group. Built to withstand sharp blows and just as effective in dealing them.


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The inspiration behind For Honor

Gritty historical and fantasy themed film and TV contributed to the look and feel of the game, with the Creative Director behind the game referencing Game of Thrones, 300, Conan the Barbarian, Vikings and Seven Samurai.


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