For Honor Tier List (September 2021)

For Honor Tier List

We showcase our ultimate For Honor Tier List in this article.

Last Updated: September 2021

To dominate in For Honor you need practice, skill but most importantly, you need to pick the characters that are good at the current meta, which is why this For Honor Tier List is absolutely critical. There are 21 characters in For Honor with very unique attack patterns and skills. Our goal for this list is to rank them according to their overall power, to help you understand what are the characters that will help you win the most.

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We also take into account the different modes that are in the game, since not all characters are ideal for all the modes. The most played modes are Brawl, Dominion, and Duel, so we will be focusing on these 3 to keep the list on the point.

Let’s get into it!

FOR HONOR TIER LIST

S-Tier

On this Tier, we find the most dominating characters of the game. You will have a great advantage against your opponent if he doesn’t have someone from this Tier. These characters do great damage and have excellent survivability.

  • Warmonger
  • Conqueror
  • Nobushi
  • Jiang Jun
  • Shinobi

A-Tier

They might not be at the top of this list, but don’t take them lightly for that. The heroes on this Tier can win against S-Tier ones without a doubt. We have seen it happen many times, we have done it many times and unfortunately, it has been done to us at any time. Against on some specific match-ups, they might even have the advantage. Just pick the hero you like from this Tier without worrying about it.

  • Kensei
  • Black Prior
  • Shaolin
  • Nuxia
  • Berserker

B-Tier

The characters on this Tier don’t lack so much in power as they lack in good match-ups. Unfortunately, power is not the most important thing in this game. You need a combination of strong attacks, with good defense and the ability to actually land these attacks on your enemy to dominate the arena. If you pick these heroes, make sure you are not picking them into a character that is countering you.  For example: don’t pick Highlander into a Berserker, you are going to regret it.

  • Highlander
  • Raider
  • Gryphon
  • Zhanhu
  • Shaman

C-Tier

We are starting to reach a point now, that you should consider well if you want to play these characters or not. Of course, there might be cases where a character from this list will dominate a character higher on this list, but what you will see most commonly is the characters on this Tier losing. Still, though, they feel very satisfied to play. Orochi is our favorite hero to play but unfortunately, we can’t rank him anywhere higher.

  • Orochi
  • Centurion
  • Peacekeeper
  • Sakura
  • Valkyrie

D-Tier

The most important thing with the heroes on this tier is that you enjoy playing them because you will not find many advantages while doing so. Their attacks do less damage compared to most of the other heroes and they have to land many more hits to win against most opponents. Be very careful when picking them.

  • Hulda
  • Gladiator
  • Warden
  • Tiandi

LOL-Tier

We have reached the bottom of our list, probably the most important part of it. You should study it and memorize these heroes because you have to actively avoid them. There is almost no benefit to picking them. So… stay away.

  • Aramusha
  • Lawbringer

For Honor Tier List: The Specifics

Now that you’ve gotten a general overview of the tier list, here’re the finer details that you need to put your strategy together.

S-Tier

Warmonger
CHARACTER DETAILS
Faction(s): Knights
Hero Type: Vanguard
Health:130
Stamina: 130
Sprint Speed:7 m/s
FEATS
Tier 1
  • Corruption Blade (Unlock at Level 1)
Single attack that deals damage to a target and causes them to also deal damage to nearby allies.
  • Rush (Unlock at Level 5)
Boosts movement speed for a short time.
  • Conqueror (Unlock at Level 13)
Passive skill that lets the player capture zones faster and gain longer boosts.
Tier 2
  • Elixir of Corruption (Unlock at Level 1)
Passive skill that causes the player to gain health from dealing damage to Corrupted enemies.
  • Arrow Strike (Unlock at Level 7)
Calls an aerial attack doing AoE damage.
  • Flesh Wound (Unlock at Level 15)
Passive skill that causes the player to periodically gain damage reduction for oncoming attacks.
Tier 3
  • Power of Corruption (Unlock at Level 1)
Passive skill that boosts damage done to Corrupted enemies.
  • Punch Through (Unlock at Level 9)
Passive skill that allows the player to deal damage on blocked attacks.
  • Tough as Nails (Unlock at Level 17)
Passive skill that raises the player’s health.
Tier 4
  • Corruption Blast (Unlock at Level 1)
AoE attack that Corrupts nearby falls.
  • Arrow Storm (Unlock at Level 11)
Call multiple aerial attacks doing AoE damage.
  • Auto Revive (Unlock at Level 19)
Passive skill that periodically revives the player instantly, unless upon execution.
Conqueror
CHARACTER DETAILS
Faction(s): Knights
Hero Type: Heavies
Health:140
Stamina: 120
Sprint Speed:6 m/s
FEATS
Tier 1
  • Speed Revive (Unlock at Level 1)
Passive skill that quickly revives fallen teammates.
  • Conqueror (Unlock at Level 5)
Passive skill that allows the player to capture and upgrade control zones faster.
  • Body Count (Unlock at Level 13)
Passive skill that grants the player health and stamina every time they kill a soldier.
Tier 2
  • Juggernaut (Unlock at Level 1)
Boosts player defense at the cost of movement speed.
  • Shield Basher (Unlock at Level 7)
Passive skill that makes shield-based attacks deal damage.
  • Fiat Lux (Unlock at Level 15)
Throws a flash grenade that blinds enemies within the radius for a few seconds.
Tier 3
  • Punch Through (Unlock at Level 1)
Passive skill that allows the player to deal damage on blocked attacks.
  • Heal on Block (Unlock at Level 9)
Passive skill that makes player blocking regenerate health.
  • Pugno Mortis (Unlock at Level 17)
Throws an explosive that deals AoE damage.
Tier 4
  • Dauntless (Unlock at Level 1)
Grants the player immunity from attack interruptions for a short time.
  • Regenerate (Unlock at Level 11)
Passive skill that regenerates player’s health when they are outside of combat.
  • Catapult (Unlock at Level 19)
Calls a catapult strike dealing AoE damage.
Nobushi
CHARACTER DETAILS
Faction(s): Samurai
Hero Type: Hybrid
Health:120
Stamina: 120
Sprint Speed:7 m/s
FEATS
Tier 1
  • Iron Lungs (Unlock at Level 1)
Passive skill that allows the player to sprint even when they’re out of stamina.
  • Speed Revive (Unlock at Level 5)
Passive skill that quickly revives fallen teammates.
  • Body Count (Unlock at Level 13)
Passive skill that grants the player health and stamina every time they kill a soldier.
Tier 2
  • Arrow Strike (Unlock at Level 1)
Calls an aerial attack doing AoE damage.
  • Smoke Bomb (Unlock at Level 7)
Throws a smoke bomb on the ground which breaks the lock.
  • Executioner’s Respite (Unlock at Level 15)
Passive skill that increases the healing of Executions by 50%.
Tier 3
  • Second Wind (Unlock at Level 1)
Recovers some of the player’s health.
  • Long Bow (Unlock at Level 9)
Fires an arrow that does moderate damage on the target.
  • Sharpen Blade (Unlock at Level 17)
Buffs the player’s damage for a short time.
Tier 4
  • Stalwart Banner (Unlock at Level 1)
Grants health regeneration to all nearby allies for a time.
  • Arrow Storm (Unlock at Level 11)
Call multiple aerial attacks doing AoE damage.
  • Fire Trap (Unlock at Level 19)
Sets a fire trap that, when activated, does AoE damage.

 

Jiang Jun

Faction(s): Wu Lin

Hero Type: Heavy

Health: 140

Stamina: 120

Sprint Speed: 6.25 m/s

Feats

Tier 1

  • Against All Odds (Unlock at Level 1)

Grants nearby allies increased damage the more enemies there are within a certain radius.

  • Deadly (Unlock at Level 5)

Passive skill that grants the player slightly increased damage every few seconds.

  • Speed Revive (Unlock at Level 13)

Passive skill that quickly revives fallen teammates.

Tier 2

  • Benefaction (Unlock at Level 1)

Passive skill that grants nearby allies the benefits of the player’s Sifu’s Poise move.

  • Inspire (Unlock at Level 7)

Grants increased damage to both the player and their allies.

  • Executioner’s Respite (Unlock at Level 15)

Passive skill that increases the healing of Executions by 50%.

Tier 3

  • Soothing Mist (Unlock at Level 1)

Heals allies in an AoE based on the number of enemies around.

  • Tough as Nails (Unlock at Level 9)

Passive skill that raises the player’s health.

  • Second Wind (Unlock at Level 17)

Recovers some of the player’s health.

Tier 4

  • Fiery Barrage (Unlock at Level 1)

Leaves sparks around an enemy target that stun any other enemies that come into contact.

  • Fire Flask (Unlock at Level 11)

Throws an explosive that does AoE fire damage.

  • Phalanx (Unlock at Level 19)

Grants the player and all allies a shield.

Shinobi

Faction(s): Samurai

Hero Type: Assassin

Health: 110

Stamina: 135

Sprint Speed: 7.5 m/s

Feats

Tier 1

  • Bounty Hunter (Unlock at Level 1)

Passive skill that grants the player health and stamina every time they kill another hero.

  • Stealth (Unlock at Level 5)

Passive skill that hides the player from enemy players’ HUD, radar, and aim assist function.

  • Kiai (Unlock at Level 13)

Stuns nearby opponents with a scream.

Tier 2

  • Smoke Bomb (Unlock at Level 1)

Throws a smoke bomb on the ground which breaks the lock.

  • Shooting Stars (Unlock at Level 7)

Throws multiple shurikens.

  • Executioner’s Respite (Unlock at Level 15)

Passive skill that increases the healing of Executions by 50%.

Tier 3

  • Sharpen Blade (Unlock at Level 1)

Buffs the player’s damage for a short time.

  • Nukekubi (Unlock at Level 9)

Grants the player stamina upon executing successful attacks.

  • Slip Through (Unlock at Level 17)

Passive skill that grants the player attack buffs for a short time after dodging.

Tier 4

  • Arrow Storm (Unlock at Level 1)

Call multiple aerial attacks doing AoE damage.

  • Nail Bomb (Unlock at Level 11)

Sets a nail trap that, when activated, deals AoE damage.

  • Yama Uba (Unlock at Level 19)

Grants the player health upon executing successful attacks.

A-Tier

Kensei

Faction(s): Samurai

Hero Type: Vanguard

Health: 125

Stamina: 120

Sprint Speed: 6 m/s

Feats

Tier 1

  • Fast Recovery (Unlock at Level 1)

Passive skill that grants the player increased stamina regeneration.

  • Body Count (Unlock at Level 5)

Passive skill that grants the player health and stamina every time they kill a soldier.

  • Iron Lungs (Unlock at Level 13)

Passive skill that allows the player to sprint even when they’re out of stamina.

Tier 2

  • Inspire (Unlock at Level 1)

Grants increased damage to both the player and their allies.

  • Smoke Bomb (Unlock at Level 7)

Throws a smoke bomb on the ground which breaks the lock.

  • Chilling Stare (Unlock at Level 15)

Move that causes nearby enemies to get attack and defense debuffs.

Tier 3

  • Second Wind (Unlock at Level 1)

Recovers some of the player’s health.

  • Long Bow (Unlock at Level 9)

Fires an arrow that does moderate damage on the target.

  • Steadfast (Unlock at Level 17)

Player becomes immune to throws for a short time.

Tier 4

  • Arrow Storm (Unlock at Level 1)

Call multiple aerial attacks doing AoE damage.

  • Stalwart Banner (Unlock at Level 11)

Grants health regeneration to all nearby allies for a time.

  • Unblockable (Unlock at Level 19)

Player’s attacks cannot be blocked by enemies for a short time.

Black Prior

Faction(s): Knights

Hero Type: Heavies

Health: 130

Stamina: 140

Sprint Speed: 7 m/s

Feats

Tier 1

  • Sinister Shield (Unlock at Level 1)

Grants a shield to one ally at the cost of the player’s health.

  • Iron Lungs (Unlock at Level 5)

Passive skill that allows the player to sprint even when they’re out of stamina.

  • Speed Revive (Unlock at Level 13)

Passive skill that quickly revives fallen teammates.

Tier 2

  • Healing Ward (Unlock at Level 1)

Passive skill that grants the player slow health regeneration while they are in the Bulwark Stance.

  • Doom Banner (Unlock at Level 7)

Move that causes attack and defense debuffs on nearby enemies.

  • Inspire (Unlock at Level 15)

Grants increased damage to both the player and their allies.

Tier 3

  • Oath Breaker (Unlock at Level 1)

Removes all shields from a single target and prevents them from gaining any more for some time.

  • Punch Through (Unlock at Level 9)

Passive skill that allows the player to deal damage on blocked attacks.

  • Tough as Nails (Unlock at Level 17)

Passive skill that raises the player’s health.

Tier 4

  • Umbral Shelter (Unlock at Level 1)

Allows the player to generate shields for themself and a nearby ally for a short time.

  • Regenerate (Unlock at Level 11)

Passive skill that regenerates player’s health when they are outside of combat.

  • Morale Booster (Unlock at Level 19)

Boosts the attack of nearby allies for a short time.

Shaolin

Faction(s): Wu Lin

Hero Type: Hybrid

Health: 120

Stamina: 120

Sprint Speed: 7 m/s

Feats

Tier 1

  • Qi Trap (Unlock at Level 1)

Sets a trap that, when passed over by enemies, reveals their position.

  • Stealth (Unlock at Level 5)

Passive skill that hides the player from enemy players’ HUD, radar, and aim assist function.

  • Iron Lungs (Unlock at Level 13)

Passive skill that allows the player to sprint even when they’re out of stamina.

Tier 2

  • Blink (Unlock at Level 1)

Allows the player to move quickly behind a Locked enemy and attack them with a Sun Kick.

  • Winner’s Advantage (Unlock at Level 7)

Passive skills that grants the player a temporary attack buff after every successful attack.

  • Thick Skin (Unlock at Level 15)

Passive skill that moderately boosts the player’s defense every three seconds.

Tier 3

  • Invigorate (Unlock at Level 1)

Passive skill that heals nearby allies when the player lands hits from the Qi Stance.

  • Heal on Block (Unlock at Level 9)

Passive skill that makes player blocking regenerate health.

  • Nukekubi (Unlock at Level 17)

Grants the player stamina upon executing successful attacks.

Tier 4

  • Blessed Projection (Unlock at Level 1)

Allows the player to move quickly to an ally.

  • Slippery (Unlock at Level 11)

Allows the player to block all grab attempts for a time.

  • Scout (Unlock at Level 19)

Shows the player all enemies on the Radar and Marks them for Death.

Nuxia

Faction(s): Wu Lin

Hero Type: Assassin

Health: 120

Stamina: 120

Sprint Speed: 7 m/s

Feats

Tier 1

  • Deadly Duet (Unlock at Level 1)

Passive skill that allows the player to do more damage on enemies that are alone.

  • Bounty Hunter (Unlock at Level 5)

Passive skill that grants the player health and stamina every time they kill another hero.

  • Rush (Unlock at Level 13)

Boosts movement speed for a short time.

Tier 2

  • Caltrops (Unlock at Level 1)

Drops caltrops that damage enemies that move over them.

  • Executioner’s Respite (Unlock at Level 7)

Passive skill that increases the healing of Executions by 50%.

  • Thrilling Comeback (Unlock at Level 15)

Passive attack that heals the player when they activate Revenge.

Tier 3

  • Thread of Fate (Unlock at Level 1)

Binds an enemy, preventing them from running, sprinting, or rolling for a time.

  • Slip Through (Unlock at Level 9)

Passive skill that grants the player attack buffs for a short time after dodging.

  • Takedown (Unlock at Level 17)

Makes player throws knockdown enemies.

Tier 4

  • Infection (Unlock at Level 1)

Deals continuous damage to enemies that are clumped together.

  • Regenerate (Unlock at Level 11)

Passive skill that regenerates player’s health when they are outside of combat.

  • Berserker (Unlock at Level 19)

Raises the player’s sprint speed and defense.

Berserker

Faction(s): Viking

Hero Type: Assassin

Health: 120

Stamina: 140

Sprint Speed: 7 m/s

Feats

Tier 1

  • Bounty Hunter (Unlock at Level 1)

Passive skill that grants the player health and stamina every time they kill another hero.

  • Stun Trap (Unlock at Level 5)

Sets a trap that, when activated, stuns the enemy.

  • Rush (Unlock at Level 13)

Boosts movement speed for a short time.

Tier 2

  • Executioner’s Respite (Unlock at Level 1)

Passive skill that increases the healing of Executions by 50%.

  • Bear Trap (Unlock at Level 7)

Sets a trap that, when activated, does damage to the enemy and stops their movement.

  • Doom Banner (Unlock at Level 15)

Move that causes attack and defense debuffs on nearby enemies.

Tier 3

  • Throwing Axe (Unlock at Level 1)

Hurls an axe that does medium damage on a target.

  • Sharpen Blade (Unlock at Level 9)

Buffs the player’s damage for a short time.

  • Fury (Unlock at Level 17)

Raises the player’s speed, attack, and defense for a short time.

Tier 4

  • Berserker (Unlock at Level 1)

Raises the player’s sprint speed and defense.

  • Fire Flask (Unlock at Level 11)

Throws an explosive that does AoE fire damage.

  • Fear Itself (Unlock at Level 19)

Move that debuffs the stamina regeneration and defense of enemies near the player.

B-Tier

Highlander

Faction(s): Viking

Hero Type: Hybrid

Health: 125

Stamina: 120

Sprint Speed: 5.5 m/s

Feats

Tier 1

  • Rush (Unlock at Level 1)

Boosts movement speed for a short time.

  • Body Count (Unlock at Level 5)

Passive skill that grants the player health and stamina every time they kill a soldier.

  • Fast Recovery (Unlock at Level 13)

Passive skill that grants the player increased stamina regeneration.

Tier 2

  • Bear Trap (Unlock at Level 1)

Sets a trap that, when activated, does damage to the enemy and stops their movement.

  • Inspire (Unlock at Level 7)

Grants increased damage to both the player and their allies.

  • Winner’s Advantage (Unlock at Level 15)

Passive skills that grants the player a temporary attack buff after every successful attack.

Tier 3

  • Second Wind (Unlock at Level 1)

Recovers some of the player’s health.

  • Long Bow (Unlock at Level 9)

Fires an arrow that does moderate damage on the target.

  • Fury (Unlock at Level 17)

Raises the player’s speed, attack, and defense for a short time.

Tier 4

  • Spear Storm (Unlock at Level 1)

Call multiple aerial attacks doing AoE damage.

  • Fire Flask (Unlock at Level 11)

Throws an explosive that does AoE fire damage.

  • Champion’s Aura (Unlock at Level 19)

Heals the player and nearby allies for a short time.

Raider

Faction(s): Viking

Hero Type: Vanguard

Health: 140

Stamina: 130

Sprint Speed: 7 m/s

Feats

Tier 1

  • Rush (Unlock at Level 1)

Boosts movement speed for a short time.

  • Tireless (Unlock at Level 5)

Passive skill that makes the player lose stamina at a slower rate.

  • Body Count (Unlock at Level 13)

Passive skill that grants the player health and stamina every time they kill a soldier.

Tier 2

  • Marked for Death (Unlock at Level 1)

Reveals an enemy’s position while also lowering their attack and defense.

  • Inspire (Unlock at Level 7)

Grants increased damage to both the player and their allies.

  • Bear Trap (Unlock at Level 15)

Sets a trap that, when activated, does damage to the enemy and stops their movement.

Tier 3

  • Second Wind (Unlock at Level 1)

Recovers some of the player’s health.

  • Fury (Unlock at Level 9)

Raises the player’s speed, attack, and defense for a short time.

  • Battlecry (Unlock at Level 17)

Increases ally damage and causes enemy soldiers to flee.

Tier 4

  • Fire Flask (Unlock at Level 1)

Throws an explosive that does AoE fire damage.

  • Stalwart Banner (Unlock at Level 11)

Grants health regeneration to all nearby allies for a time.

  • Slippery (Unlock at Level 19)

Allows the player to block all grab attempts for a time.

Gryphon

Faction(s): Knights

Hero Type: Hybrid

Health: 130

Stamina: 120

Sprint Speed: 7 m/s

Feats

Tier 1

  • Stern Stare (Unlock at Level 1)

Move that significantly lowers an enemy’s attack.

  • Speed Revive (Unlock at Level 5)

Passive skill that quickly revives fallen teammates.

  • Fast Recovery (Unlock at Level 13)

Passive skill that grants the player increased stamina regeneration.

Tier 2

  • Draconite Mist (Unlock at Level 1)

Heals the player and nearby allies.

  • Flesh Wound (Unlock at Level 7)

Passive skill that causes the player to periodically gain damage reduction for oncoming attacks.

  • Winner’s Advantage (Unlock at Level 15)

Passive skills that grants the player a temporary attack buff after every successful attack.

Tier 3

  • Draconite Bolt (Unlock at Level 1)

Fires a projectile that deals damage to the enemy target, while also healing allies near the target.

  • Tough as Nails (Unlock at Level 9)

Passive skill that raises the player’s health.

  • Fury (Unlock at Level 17)

Raises the player’s speed, attack, and defense for a short time.

Tier 4

  • Draconite Cleanser (Unlock at Level 1)

Throws an explosive that deals damage to enemies and creates a healing zone for allies.

  • Champion’s Aura (Unlock at Level 11)

Heals the player and nearby allies for a short time.

  • Arrow Storm (Unlock at Level 19)

Call multiple aerial attacks doing AoE damage.

Zhanhu

Faction(s): Wu Lin

Hero Type: Hybrid

Health: 125

Stamina: 120

Sprint Speed: 7 m/s

Feats

Tier 1

  • Fiery Tusk (Unlock at Level 1)

Throws a projectile that does low damage, but does extra damage on burning enemies.

  • Fast Recovery (Unlock at Level 5)

Passive skill that grants the player increased stamina regeneration.

  • Bounty Hunter (Unlock at Level 13)

Passive skill that grants the player health and stamina every time they kill another hero.

Tier 2

  • Qilin Ruse (Unlock at Level 1)

Sets a trap that, when activated, explodes and burns, dealing AoE damage.

  • Thick Skin (Unlock at Level 7)

Passive skill that moderately boosts the player’s defense every three seconds.

  • Winner’s Advantage (Unlock at Level 15)

Passive skills that grants the player a temporary attack buff after every successful attack.

Tier 3

  • Fiery Breath (Unlock at Level 1)

Passive skill that makes the player do more damage against burning targets.

  • Long Bow (Unlock at Level 9)

Fires an arrow that does moderate damage on the target.

  • Nukekubi (Unlock at Level 17)

Grants the player stamina upon executing successful attacks.

Tier 4

  • Scorching Deluge (Unlock at Level 1)

Single attack that scorches the ground and sets enemies on fire.

  • Regenerate (Unlock at Level 11)

Passive skill that regenerates player’s health when they are outside of combat.

  • Last Laugh (Unlock at Level 19)

Passive skill that makes the player drop a grenade upon being killed.

Shaman

Faction(s): Viking

Hero Type: Assassin

Health: 120

Stamina: 120

Sprint Speed: 7.5 m/s

Feats

Tier 1

  • Rush (Unlock at Level 1)

Boosts movement speed for a short time.

  • Stealth (Unlock at Level 5)

Passive skill that hides the player from enemy players’ HUD, radar, and aim assist function.

  • Stun Trap (Unlock at Level 13)

Sets a trap that, when activated, stuns the enemy.

Tier 2

  • Bear Trap (Unlock at Level 1)

Sets a trap that, when activated, does damage to the enemy and stops their movement.

  • Executioner’s Respite (Unlock at Level 7)

Passive skill that increases the healing of Executions by 50%.

  • Flesh Wound (Unlock at Level 15)

Passive skill that causes the player to periodically gain damage reduction for oncoming attacks.

Tier 3

  • Fury (Unlock at Level 1)

Raises the player’s speed, attack, and defense for a short time.

  • Second Wind (Unlock at Level 9)

Recovers some of the player’s health.

  • Hand Axe (Unlock at Level 17)

Throws an axe that deals medium bleed damage.

Tier 4

  • Fire Flask (Unlock at Level 1)

Throws an explosive that does AoE fire damage.

  • Nail Bomb (Unlock at Level 11)

Sets a nail trap that, when activated, deals AoE damage.

  • Scout (Unlock at Level 19)

Shows the player all enemies on the Radar and Marks them for Death.

C-Tier

Orochi

Faction(s): Samurai

Hero Type: Assassin

Health: 120

Stamina: 120

Sprint Speed: 7.5 m/s

Feats

Tier 1

  • Bounty Hunter (Unlock at Level 1)

Passive skill that grants the player health and stamina every time they kill another hero.

  • Kiai (Unlock at Level 5)

Stuns nearby opponents with a scream.

  • Iron Lungs (Unlock at Level 13)

Passive skill that allows the player to sprint even when they’re out of stamina.

Tier 2

  • Smoke Bomb (Unlock at Level 1)

Throws a smoke bomb on the ground which breaks the lock.

  • Kunai (Unlock at Level 7)

Swiftly throws a weighted dagger that does damage.

  • Executioner’s Respite (Unlock at Level 15)

Passive skill that increases the healing of Executions by 50%.

Tier 3

  • Long Bow (Unlock at Level 1)

Fires an arrow that does moderate damage on the target.

  • Sharpen Blade (Unlock at Level 9)

Buffs the player’s damage for a short time.

  • Slip Through (Unlock at Level 17)

Passive skill that grants the player attack buffs for a short time after dodging.

Tier 4

  • Nail Bomb (Unlock at Level 1)

Sets a nail trap that, when activated, deals AoE damage.

  • Fear Itself (Unlock at Level 11)

Move that debuffs the stamina regeneration and defense of enemies near the player.

  • Arrow Storm (Unlock at Level 19)

Call multiple aerial attacks doing AoE damage.

Centurion

Faction(s): Knight

Hero Type: Hybrid

Health: 120

Stamina: 160

Sprint Speed: 7 m/s

Feats

Tier 1

  • Body Count (Unlock at Level 1)

Passive skill that grants the player health and stamina every time they kill a soldier.

  • Bounty Hunter (Unlock at Level 5)

Passive skill that grants the player health and stamina every time they kill another hero.

  • Rush (Unlock at Level 13)

Boosts movement speed for a short time.

Tier 2

  • Inspire (Unlock at Level 1)

Grants increased damage to both the player and their allies.

  • Haymaker (Unlock at Level 7)

Passive skill that makes player punches, kicks, and throws do damage.

  • Centurion’s March (Unlock at Level 15)

Grants the player unlimited stamina for a short time.

Tier 3

  • Second Wind (Unlock at Level 1)

Recovers some of the player’s health.

  • Pugio (Unlock at Level 9)

Throws a projectile that deals low damage, but stuns the enemy target for a short time.

  • Sharpen Blade (Unlock at Level 17)

Buffs the player’s damage for a short time.

Tier 4

  • Catapult (Unlock at Level 1)

Calls a catapult strike dealing AoE damage.

  • Stalwart Banner (Unlock at Level 11)

Grants health regeneration to all nearby allies for a time.

  • Phalanx (Unlock at Level 19)

Grants the player and all allies a shield.

Peacekeeper

Faction(s): Knight

Hero Type: Assassin

Health: 120

Stamina: 120

Sprint Speed: 7.5 m/s

Feats

Tier 1

  • Bounty Hunter (Unlock at Level 1)

Passive skill that grants the player health and stamina every time they kill another hero.

  • Stealth (Unlock at Level 5)

Passive skill that hides the player from enemy players’ HUD, radar, and aim assist function.

  • Conqueror (Unlock at Level 13)

Passive skill that allows the player to capture and upgrade control zones faster.

Tier 2

  • Fiat Lux (Unlock at Level 1)

Throws a flash grenade that blinds enemies within the radius for a few seconds.

  • Thick Skin (Unlock at Level 7)

Passive skill that moderately boosts the player’s defense every three seconds.

  • Executioner’s Respite (Unlock at Level 15)

Passive skill that increases the healing of Executions by 50%.

Tier 3

  • Crossbow (Unlock at Level 1)

Fires a projectile that deals medium damage.

  • Pugno Mortis (Unlock at Level 9)

Throws an explosive that deals AoE damage.

  • Sharpen Blade (Unlock at Level 17)

Buffs the player’s damage for a short time.

Tier 4

  • Fear Itself (Unlock at Level 1)

Move that debuffs the stamina regeneration and defense of enemies near the player.

  • Catapult (Unlock at Level 11)

Calls a catapult strike dealing AoE damage.

  • Last Laugh (Unlock at Level 19)

Passive skill that makes the player drop a grenade upon being killed.

Sakura

Faction(s): 

Hero Type: 

Health: 

Stamina:

Sprint Speed: 

Feats

Tier 1

Tier 2

Tier 3

Tier 4

Valkyrie

Faction(s): Viking

Hero Type: Hybrid

Health: 120

Stamina: 120

Sprint Speed: 7 m/s

Feats

Tier 1

  • Rush (Unlock at Level 1)

Boosts movement speed for a short time.

  • Deadly (Unlock at Level 5)

Passive skill that boosts the player’s damage.

  • Bounty Hunter (Unlock at Level 13)

Passive skill that grants the player health and stamina every time they kill another hero.

Tier 2

  • Blood Lust (Unlock at Level 1)

Killing other heroes grants the player temporary attack and defense buffs.

  • Bear Trap (Unlock at Level 7)

Sets a trap that, when activated, does damage to the enemy and stops their movement.

  • Juggernaut (Unlock at Level 15)

Boosts player defense at the cost of movement speed.

Tier 3

  • Javelin (Unlock at Level 1)

Hurls a javelin that deals moderate damage.

  • Fury (Unlock at Level 9)

Raises the player’s speed, attack, and defense for a short time.

  • Sharpen Blade (Unlock at Level 17)

Buffs the player’s damage for a short time.

Tier 4

  • Scout (Unlock at Level 1)

Shows the player all enemies on the Radar and Marks them for Death.

  • Fire Flask (Unlock at Level 11)

Throws an explosive that does AoE fire damage.

  • Regenerate (Unlock at Level 19)

Passive skill that regenerates player’s health when they are outside of combat.

D-Tier

Hulda

Faction(s): 

Hero Type: 

Health: 

Stamina:

Sprint Speed: 

Feats

Tier 1

Tier 2

Tier 3

Tier 4

Gladiator

Faction(s): Knight

Hero Type: Assassin

Health: 120

Stamina: 150

Sprint Speed: 7.5 m/s

Feats

Tier 1

  • Iron Lungs (Unlock at Level 1)

Passive skill that allows the player to sprint even when they’re out of stamina.

  • Bounty Hunter (Unlock at Level 5)

Passive skill that grants the player health and stamina every time they kill another hero.

  • Deadly (Unlock at Level 13)

Passive skill that boosts the player’s damage.

Tier 2

  • Righteous Deflection (Unlock at Level 1)

Passive skill that boosts the player’s defense for a short time after they parry.

  • Haymaker (Unlock at Level 7)

Passive skill that makes player punches, kicks, and throws do damage.

  • Executioner’s Respite (Unlock at Level 15)

Passive skill that increases the healing of Executions by 50%.

Tier 3

  • Pugno Mortis (Unlock at Level 1)

Throws an explosive that deals AoE damage.

  • Neptune’s Wrath (Unlock at Level 9)

Hurls a trident that does moderate damage.

  • Boleadoras (Unlock at Level 17)

Throws a projectile that does low damage, but traps the enemy target for a short time.

Tier 4

  • Fear Itself (Unlock at Level 1)

Move that debuffs the stamina regeneration and defense of enemies near the player.

  • Catapult (Unlock at Level 11)

Calls a catapult strike dealing AoE damage.

  • Roar of the Crows (Unlock at Level 19)

Greatly increases the player’s attack and sprint speed.

Warden

Faction(s): Knight

Hero Type: Vanguard

Health: 130

Stamina: 120

Sprint Speed: 7 m/s

Feats

Tier 1

  • Body Count (Unlock at Level 1)

Passive skill that grants the player health and stamina every time they kill a soldier.

  • Conqueror (Unlock at Level 5)

Passive skill that allows the player to capture and upgrade control zones faster.

  • Come at Me (Unlock at Level 13)

Grants the player more Renown but also decreases their defense from kills.

Tier 2

  • Inspire (Unlock at Level 1)

Grants increased damage to both the player and their allies.

  • Fiat Lux (Unlock at Level 7)

Throws a flash grenade that blinds enemies within the radius for a few seconds.

  • Thrilling Comeback (Unlock at Level 15)

Passive attack that heals the player when they activate Revenge.

Tier 3

  • Second Wind (Unlock at Level 1)

Recovers some of the player’s health.

  • Pugno Mortis (Unlock at Level 9)

Throws an explosive that deals AoE damage.

  • Takedown (Unlock at Level 17)

Makes player throws knockdown enemies.

Tier 4

  • Catapult (Unlock at Level 1)

Calls a catapult strike dealing AoE damage.

  • Stalwart Banner (Unlock at Level 11)

Grants health regeneration to all nearby allies for a time.

  • Morale Booster (Unlock at Level 19)

Boosts the attack of nearby allies for a short time.

Tiandi

Faction(s): Wu Lin

Hero Type: Vanguard

Health: 130

Stamina: 120

Sprint Speed: 6.5 m/s

Feats

Tier 1

  • Rally Call (Unlock at Level 1)

Passive skill that boosts the player’s strength as their health decreases.

  • Come at Me (Unlock at Level 5)

Grants the player more Renown but also decreases their defense from kills.

  • Tireless (Unlock at Level 13)

Passive skill that makes the player lose stamina at a slower rate.

Tier 2

  • Sacrifice (Unlock at Level 1)

Restores stamina and cleanses allies at the cost of the player’s health.

  • Marked for Death (Unlock at Level 7)

Reveals an enemy’s position while also lowering their attack and defense.

  • Doom Banner (Unlock at Level 15)

Move that causes attack and defense debuffs on nearby enemies.

Tier 3

  • Vital Leech (Unlock at Level 1)

Passive skill that lets the player steal life at low health.

  • Battlecry (Unlock at Level 9)

Increases ally damage and causes enemy soldiers to flee.

  • Protected Revive (Unlock at Level 17)

Passive that grants player revived allies shields.

Tier 4

  • Indomitable (Unlock at Level 1)

Passive skill that grants the player a shield at very low health.

  • Morale Booster (Unlock at Level 11)

Boosts the attack of nearby allies for a short time.

  • Last Laugh (Unlock at Level 19)

Passive skill that makes the player drop a grenade upon being killed.

LOL-Tier

Aramusha

Faction(s): Samurai

Hero Type: Hybrid

Health: 120

Stamina: 120

Sprint Speed: 7 m/s

Feats

Tier 1

  • Iron Lungs (Unlock at Level 1)

Passive skill that allows the player to sprint even when they’re out of stamina.

  • Body Count (Unlock at Level 5)

Passive skill that grants the player health and stamina every time they kill a soldier.

  • Deadly (Unlock at Level 13)

Passive skill that boosts the player’s damage.

Tier 2

  • Smoke Bomb (Unlock at Level 1)

Throws a smoke bomb on the ground which breaks the lock.

  • Juggernaut (Unlock at Level 7)

Boosts player defense at the cost of movement speed.

  • Short Tempered (Unlock at Level 15)

Passive skill that increases the player’s attack every time they’re hit by another hero.

Tier 3

  • Second Wind (Unlock at Level 1)

Recovers some of the player’s health.

  • Sharpen Blade (Unlock at Level 9)

Buffs the player’s damage for a short time.

  • Long Bow (Unlock at Level 17)

Fires an arrow that does moderate damage on the target.

Tier 4

  • Arrow Storm (Unlock at Level 1)

Call multiple aerial attacks doing AoE damage.

  • Stalwart Banner (Unlock at Level 11)

Grants health regeneration to all nearby allies for a time.

  • Fear Itself (Unlock at Level 19)

Move that debuffs the stamina regeneration and defense of enemies near the player.

Lawbringer

Faction(s): Knight

Hero Type: Hybrid

Health: 140

Stamina: 120

Sprint Speed: 7 m/s

Feats

Tier 1

  • Conqueror (Unlock at Level 1)

Passive skill that allows the player to capture and upgrade control zones faster.

  • Harsh Judgement (Unlock at Level 5)

Move that reduces the enemy target’s stamina for a short time.

  • Body Count (Unlock at Level 13)

Passive skill that grants the player health and stamina every time they kill a soldier.

Tier 2

  • Righteous Deflection (Unlock at Level 1)

Passive skill that boosts the player’s defense for a short time after they parry.

  • Fiat Lux (Unlock at Level 7)

Throws a flash grenade that blinds enemies within the radius for a few seconds.

  • Juggernaut (Unlock at Level 15)

Boosts player defense at the cost of movement speed.

Tier 3

  • Protected Revive (Unlock at Level 1)

Passive that grants player revived allies shields.

  • Pugno Mortis (Unlock at Level 9)

Throws an explosive that deals AoE damage.

  • Second Wind (Unlock at Level 17)

Recovers some of the player’s health.

Tier 4

  • Igneus Imber (Unlock at Level 1)

Hurls several grenades that deal moderate AoE damage.

  • Catapult (Unlock at Level 11)

Calls a catapult strike dealing AoE damage.

  • Regenerate (Unlock at Level 19)

Passive skill that regenerates player’s health when they are outside of combat.

 

FOR HONOR TIER LIST: BEST CHARACTER

The best character in For Honor is Warmonger.

He excels both at attack and defense and can take advantage of his enemy’s weaknesses with his fast attack animation and great mobility. Even amongst the S-Tier, he is a special character that is great against most match-ups.

RANKING METHODOLOGY

We understand that you might have some questions as to how we decided to rank the characters this way. Bellow you will find a table, that has some number that we took into account when ranking (there are many more stats available, but we thought they would be too confusing for the average player).

A very important part of this table is Average Frame Values. These numbers are helping the players understand, how easily punishable, is a heroes move set.

HeroesHit PointsStaminaSpeed (km/h)Average frame Values
Warmonger1301208.64622.90
Shinobi11013510.18605.45
Jiang Jun1401208.27781.33
Conqueror1401207.64686.96
Nobushi1201208.65715.00
Kensei1251207.64761.54
Nuxia1201207.8713.4
Gryphon1301208.64810.69
Black Prior1301207.9741.18
Berserker1201408.65738.10
Highlander1251206.41773.68
Shaolin1201209.25695.24
Zhanhu1251208.21580.86
Raider1401308.65737.04
Shaman1201209.57731.25
Orochi1201209.47689.00
Peacekeeper12012010.18698.52
Centurion1201608.65713.04
Valkyrie1201208.65684.00
Gladiator1201608.65692.05
Tiandi1301206.53750.00
Warden1301208.65766.67
Aramusha1201208.65722.73
Lawbringer1401208.65724.35

Conclusion

Of course, you should study what is good at the current meta of the game, but what is important is to actually enjoy the game. Don’t worry about which character is the best. Just play the ones that make you feel nice and try to get better with time. If you want, you can even pick Aramusha to climb the ranks. Hell.. stranger things have happened so why not?

Hope you found this For Honor Tier List useful! If you enjoyed it, then check out our Epic Seven Tier list here.


About James Sterling

James Sterling received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Southern California (USC). His Bachelor of Science was completed in Computer Science (Games) and his Master of Science was completed in Game Development. James spends his free time contributing on popular forums such as Tom's Hardware and AnandTech while hanging out with his cat Jonathan. Humorously, his favorite youtube channel is Jimquisition by Jim Sterling.

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