The 3 Killer Factions in For Honor

The melee combat game to end all melee combat games.
The melee combat game to end all melee combat games.

A New History

A cataclysm struck a millennium ago, nearly destroying all civilizations. Homelands were sundered, empires burned, and whole nations exiled themselves. From the ashes of this catastrophe, the Knights, Vikings, and Samurai rose again. They struggled to rebuild their nations, trying to recapture the glory of their ancestors.

For Honor brings together the three most feared warrior factions in history and throws them at each other. Each faction is unique, and every warrior as deadly as the next. Through the release of a few trailers and the Official website, Ubisoft revealed a few playable classes from each faction. 

The Knights 

For Honour’s take on the medieval knights is both refreshing and terrifying. The new videos revealed two classes: the Warden and the Conquerors. Both promising to be brutal and merciless in their quest to defend their lands from their foes. Mostly made up of a collection of petty warlords and mercenaries, the Knights have now rallied together under a single banner against the greatest threat of their time.

The Warden

These, chain and plate clad warriors are both offensive and highly adaptable. Armed with the legendary Longsword, no victory is out of grasp and no foe unbeatable. They offer a good deal of offense and defense and no man shall stand between them and their honor. Clad in plate armour, they and especially difficult to kill and difficult to stand against.


The Conquerors

They are ex-convicts and forced conscripts who have risen to the rank of elite soldier. With their heavy armor and strong defense, they overcome their enemies by destabilizing and finally crushing them through an infinite array of attacks. 


The Samurai

If you thought the Samurai can’t get more bad-ass, then Ubisoft aims to disappoint you. Having struggled for centuries and having lost their homeland, the Samurai are finally on their feet. Being vastly outnumbered, they rely on their skills and cunning to survive.

The Kensei

They are the living incarnations of the Bushido, the samurai way of the warrior. They wield the Nodachi, a katana once thought to be too large for real war, now serves to protect the noble heritage of the samurai. Equipped with the best armor from among them, the Kensei live up to the name of Sword Saints. They are masters of various martial arts and have mastered a level of perfection most warriors could dream of.

The Orochi

They are Imperial Assassins. Roaming the battlefield like ghosts, terrorizing and slaughtering anyone in their way. They harass and counter their enemies and with the right skills, an unstoppable weapon. Their greatest strength is in exploiting the weaknesses of their enemies and are masters of patience and precision.


The Vikings

Probably the most brutal and bloodthirsty of the three factions, the Vikings are men who live and die in battle. With an unmatched ferocity, the Vikings strike fear in the hearts of all men. Their disregard for personal safety and the love of death is one not found among other factions. Death is not an obstacle, it is their destiny.

The Raiders 

Found at the forefront of the Viking Horde, hacking down any enemy stupid enough to stand their ground, they are the Vikings archetypal warriors. Wielding the two-handed Dane axe and with their brute strength, no enemy can shield themselves from the Raiders. They are the embodiment of both intellect and carnal rage.

The Beserkers

They are both chaotic and fast. Their savage love of combat and bottomless hate for their enemies makes them one of the most deadliest warriors. They use their Dual Axes to harass and combine infinite chains of attacks to obliterate their enemies.

For Honor promises to lay the foundation for the competitive melee-combat gaming. With such a variety of classes and game modes, there’s no doubt that For Honor might be the combat game the entire world’s been waiting for. For more info on For Honor, Visit their Official Site

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