For Honor Tier List (November 2021)

FOR HONOR TIER LIST: A-TIER

Now let’s talk about all the A-Tier characters in our For Honor Tier List. These characters have lots of strong skill sets or attacks that can outperform most characters without high risk:

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

HITOKIRI

Faction(s): Samurai
Hero Type: Heavy
Health: 140
Stamina: 130
Sprint Speed: 6.25 m/s

Feats

TIER 1
Deliverance (Unlock at Level 1)
Passive skill that grants the player a shield and makes them uninterruptible while performing an execution.
Fast Recovery (Unlock at Level 5)
Passive skill that grants the player increased stamina regeneration.
Iron Lungs (Unlock at Level 13)
Passive skill that allows the player to sprint even when they’re out of stamina.

TIER 2
Tainted Gift (Unlock at Level 1)
Marks and reveals enemy heroes, and if executed, the player and nearby teammates gain health.
Blood Lust (Unlock at Level 7)
Killing other heroes grants the player temporary attack and defense buffs.
Righteous Deflection (Unlock at Level 15)
Passive skill that boosts the player’s defense for a short time after they parry.

TIER 3
Spirit Shroud (Unlock at Level 1)
Passive skill that boosts the player’s damage resistance after performing and execution on an enemy player.
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
Senbonzakura (Unlock at Level 1)
Launches an unblockable attack that deals massive damage, leading to execution.
Regenerate (Unlock at Level 11)
Passive skill that regenerates player’s health when they are outside of combat.
Fear Itself (Unlock at Level 19)
Move that debuffs the stamina regeneration and defense of enemies near the player.

SHUGOKI

Faction(s): Samurai
Hero Type: Heavy
Health: 140
Stamina: 120
Sprint Speed: 5.5 m/s

Feats

TIER 1
Speed Revive (Unlock at Level 1)
Passive skill that quickly revives fallen teammates.
Iron Lungs (Unlock at Level 5)
Passive skill that allows the player to sprint even when they’re out of stamina.
Throw Farther (Unlock at Level 13)
Passive skill that allows the player to throw enemies farther.

TIER 2
Short Tempered (Unlock at Level 1)
Passive skill that increases the player’s attack every time they’re hit by another hero.
Smoke Bomb (Unlock at Level 7)
Throws a smoke bomb on the ground which breaks the lock.
Juggernaut (Unlock at Level 15)
Boosts player defense at the cost of movement speed.

TIER 3
Punch Through (Unlock at Level 1)
Passive skill that allows the player to deal damage on blocked attacks.
Long Bow (Unlock at Level 9)
Fires an arrow that does moderate damage on the target.
Hard to Kill (Unlock at Level 17)
Passive skill that grants the player more damage reduction the lower their health is.

TIER 4
Staggering Blow (Unlock at Level 1)
Allows the players to throw back enemies with their heavy attacks and throws.
Arrow Storm (Unlock at Level 11)
Call multiple aerial attacks doing AoE damage.
Regenerate (Unlock at Level 19)
Passive skill that regenerates player’s health when they are outside of combat.

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)
A 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.

 

 

On the next page, we’ll have all details about B-Tier characters in our For Honor Tier List.

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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