For Honor Tier List (May 2021)

For Honor Tier List

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

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.

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Who is the best character in For Honor?

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. This numbers are helping the players understand, how easily punishable, is a heroes move set.

Heroes Hit Points Stamina Speed (km/h) Average frame Values
Warmonger 130 120 8.64 622.90
Shinobi 110 135 10.18 605.45
Jiang Jun 140 120 8.27 781.33
Conqueror 140 120 7.64 686.96
Nobushi 120 120 8.65 715.00
Kensei 125 120 7.64 761.54
Nuxia 120 120 7.8 713.4
Gryphon 130 120 8.64 810.69
Black Prior 130 120 7.9 741.18
Berserker 120 140 8.65 738.10
Highlander 125 120 6.41 773.68
Shaolin 120 120 9.25 695.24
Zhanhu 125 120 8.21 580.86
Raider 140 130 8.65 737.04
Shaman 120 120 9.57 731.25
Orochi 120 120 9.47 689.00
Peacekeeper 120 120 10.18 698.52
Centurion 120 160 8.65 713.04
Valkyrie 120 120 8.65 684.00
Gladiator 120 160 8.65 692.05
Tiandi 130 120 6.53 750.00
Warden 130 120 8.65 766.67
Aramusha 120 120 8.65 722.73
Lawbringer 140 120 8.65 724.35


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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