For Honor: Weapons

by Gina Lees

Ubisoft have announced that weapons and armour will be customisable. Although you will wield the same weapon per hero for the whole game, you will be able to vastly adapt and evolve your weapon, by making it more powerful and changing its appearance. As you gain experience, a weapon and armour upgrade is inevitable, so take a look at the list of weapons available below.

For Honor Knights:

For Honor Warden with Longsword

The Warden

A two-handed Longsword used by the For Honor Warden. A versatile weapon, which offers a balance of offence and defence, They are signature Knight weaponry and are one of the easiest For Honor weapons to master.

The Conqueror

The For Honor Raider’s weapon of choice is the Footman’s Flail. One of the most vicious and deadly weapons available, it is a huge steel-spiked ball, linking to a heavy wooden handle and dangling from a iron chain. The best weapon to concuss enemies.

The Peacekeepers

The agile Peacekeepers are rapid in movement and wield a small sword and dagger. They move silently and slice enemies with quick counter-attacks. A low damage weapon, which requires skill and patience to master.

The Lawbringers

A strong yet agile hero, the Lawbringer has the traits from the heavies and vanguard classes. They use a strong and effective weapon called the Poleaxe that is one of the most versatile in the game. A great weapon for thrusting attacks, with a sharp blade used for slicing opponents.

For Honor Samurais:

For Honor Kensei with Nodachi

The Kensei

The Kensei’s weapon of choice if the classic Nodachi. This is a longer, slender version of The Orochi’s Katana. Initially designed for horseback, due to it’s unwieldy length, The Kensei has spent years mastering the weapon and now have the skills to use this in battle. It’s ideal for long lunge attacks and creeping up on enemies.

The Orochi

A smaller and more nimble version of The Kensei’s Nodachi, the Katana is a single-edge curved sword, which compliments The Orochi’s swift movement and stealthy skills.

The Shugoki

The Samurai tanks. The Shugoki belongs to the heavies class and wields the Kanabo, traditonal club weapon. Although the Shugoki moves slowly, with the club following suit, but when used correctly, devastating high damage blows can be deadly.

The Nobushi

The Nobushi has a tactical playstyle, causing grievance to any player they comes up against, with quick movements which give them great defensive capabilities. The Nobushi uses the Naginata, a long agile weapon made of wood, featuring a curved blade that can stab, hook and bash enemies.

For Honor Vikings:

For Honor Berserker with Viking Hand Axes

The Raider

The Long Axe is a Viking beauty, with a massive, sharp head mounted on a slim, long handle. A fearsome and deadly weapon, which is ideal for smashing hoards of enemies and brutal longer range attacks.

The Berserker

The For Honor Berserker wields two menacing Viking Hand Axes. A short range weapon which reflects the Berserker’s vicious style and in your face attacks. A balanced weapon which throws weight into his lethal harassing nature.

The Warlords

The lesser known of the Vikings, they’ve earned their place in the battlefield and use sturdy weapons that get the job done. The Gladius is a small sword, which can deflect blows and unleash deadly close-range attacks. Paired with a Shield, the Warlords are very defensive, but highly effective in dealing counter-blows.

The Valkyries

Their complex combos and takedown skills make them a threat on the battlefield, paired with a long spear that gives precise blows to enemies that are thrown off guard. Although they have little protection, they use a shield in between attacks for enemy takedowns.

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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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