For Honor Tier List (January 2022)

For Honor Tier List

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

Last Updated: January 2022
Major Update: We’ve added a patch update and new characters. New sections are also added for class types, factions, and FAQs.

For Honor Tier List
For Honor Tier List: Character Details
For Honor Tier List: S-TIER
For Honor Tier List: A-TIER
For Honor Tier List: B-TIER
For Honor Tier List: C-TIER
For Honor Tier List: D-TIER
For Honor Tier List: LOL-TIER
Hero Classes in For Honor
Factions in For Honor
Ranking Methodology
FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions

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 29 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.

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!



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.

  • Kyoshin (Hybrid)
  • Warlord (Heavy)
  • Warmonger (Vanguard)
  • Conqueror (Heavy)
  • Nobushi (Hybrid)
  • Jiang Jun (Heavy)
  • Shinobi (Assassin)


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 some specific match-ups, they might even have the advantage. Just pick the hero you like from this Tier without worrying about it.

  • Hitokiri (Heavy)
  • Shugoki (Heavy)
  • Kensei (Vanguard)
  • Black Prior (Heavy)
  • Shaolin (Hybrid)
  • Nuxia (Assassin)
  • Berserker (Assassin)


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.

  • Jormungandr (Heavy)
  • Highlander (Hybrid)
  • Raider (Vanguard)
  • Gryphon (Hybrid)
  • Zhanhu (Assassin)
  • Shaman (Assassin)


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 (Assassin)
  • Centurion (Hybrid)
  • Peacekeeper (Assassin)
  • Valkyrie (Hybrid)


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.

  • Gladiator (Assassin)
  • Warden (Vanguard)
  • Tiandi (Vanguard)


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 (Hybrid)
  • Lawbringer (Hybrid)



On the next page, we’ll be learning more about For Honor characters in detail.

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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