What we know about For Honor: The Vikings

by Gina Lees

You probably want to know the benefits behind playing as a Viking in For Honor? Well, there are plenty, especially if you’re fighting style is hack rather than slash. We’ve outlined the pros and cons of the For Honor Vikings fighting style so you can decide for yourselves.

The Berserker (Assassin Class)

For Honor - The Berserker

Special capabilities:

  • Some attacks can hit multiple targets in a row
  • Charging attacks that harass opponents
  • Deflect ability

Difficulty to master: Hard

Pros:

  • In your face fighting style, unavoidable and dominant in the battle arena
  • Pretty savage, they love combat, think up close and personal in a battle
  • Short-range fast attacks, which are driven by a thirst for success
  • Special capabilities include hitting multiple targets and a supreme deflect ability

Cons:

  • Less defensive, they don’t have heavy armour and their first instinct is not to defend themselves.
  • A forward dash attack which can be predictable for enemies.

The Raider (Vanguard Class)

For Honor - The Raider (Vanguard)

Special capabilities:

  • Unblockable zone attack useable in all chain attacks
  • Stun attacks and throws
  • Strong, versatile throw attacks

Difficulty to master: Easy

Pros:

  • Deal high damage and focused blows to enemies
  • Easy to master and play as, The Raider has a disabling fighting style.
  • Their special capabilities include strong, versatile throws, which stun opponents.

Cons:

  • Due to his slow nature, it is possible to dodge his attacks and counter attacks. Some of the lighter characters will be able to get some jabs in, but stay focussed and make each hit count.

The Warlord (Heavies Class)

For Honor Warlord

Special capabilities:

  • Defensive properties on light and heavy attacks
  • Defensive mode
  • Unblockable headbutt

Difficulty to master: Medium

Pros:

  • They are the masters of short range attacks and employ a counter-attack fighting style, making it very hard for enemies to get the upper hand.

Cons:

  • They are slow in attacks and have a limited range, making them vulnerable to certain heroes that specialise in long range attacks.

The Valkyrie (Hybrid Class)

For Honor Valkyrie

Special capabilities:

  • Excellent at takedowns
  • Can use shield to attack

Difficulty to master: Medium

Pros:

  • Excellent at dealing with large hordes of enemies and keeping them at bay when conquering areas.

Cons:

  • Although they the Valkyries have incredible combos, they are complex and take a while to master.
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