For Honor Samurai classes guide: Best class to choose For Honor Samurai classes guide: Best class to choose
If you’ve settled on Samurai as your faction of choice, it’s now time to choose your class. Once you’ve done that, use this guide... For Honor Samurai classes guide: Best class to choose

The Samurai faction in For Honor — read more about the faction in our For Honor factions guide — are certainly the toughest but also the most rewarding class in the game.

They are four different classes: Kensei, Shugoki, Orochi, and Nobushi, each with their own unique defensive style, weapons, and armor.

If you’ve settled on Samurai as your faction of choice, it’s now time to choose your class. Once you’ve done that, use this guide to learn the basic feats and move sets as you battle your way through the conflict.

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Kensei Class

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THE BASICS: This class is a heavy armour class, and fight with a unique katana sword that has the ability to inflict heavy strikes upon enemies.

ARMOR OVERVIEW: Kensei class has a metal curiass, which works to protect the torso. You can differentiate from other Samurai classes by the dragon imprinted on their chest.

 

MAIN WEAPON: This classes uses the nodachi, which is a longer and more versatile model of the classic katana. It is a heavy weapon, heavier than a katana, and takes pure skill and patience to perfect the craft.

FEATS:

Tier 1 feats

  • Fast Recovery – Passive; Stamina regenerates faster.
  • Body Count – Passive; Killing soldier grants you health and stamina.
  • Iron Lungs – Passive; You can still sprint when out of stamina.

Tier 2 feats

  • Inspire – Allies deal more Damage, soldiers fight faster.
  • Smoke Bomb – Throw a smoke bomb on the ground that breaks the lock.
  • Chilling Stare – Nearby enemies have lower attack and defense.

Tier 3 feats

  • Second Wind – Recover some of your health.
  • Long Bow – Fire a long bow for heavy damage.
  • Steadfast – Gain immunity from throw attempts for a short duration.

Tier 4 feats

  • Arrow Storm – Aerial attack that deals medium damage in multiple areas.
  • Stalwart Banner – Nearby allies continuously regain health.
  • Unblockable – Your attacks can not be blocked for a short duration.

 

MOVE SET:

Dawn of the Steel Sun (Chain Attack):

  • LMB, LMB, LMB
  • RB, RB, RB
  • R1, R1, R1

Spirit of the Inevitability(Chain Attack, unlockable):

  • LMB, LMB , RMB
  • RB, RB, RT
  • R1, R1, R2

Form of the Dragon (Chain Attack, unlockable):

  • LMB, RMB, RMB
  • RB, RT, RT
  • R1, R2, R2

Doom of the Kensei (Chain Attack, unlockable):

  • RMB, RMB, RMB
  • RT, RT, RT
  • R2, R2, R2

Rushing Sweep (Not in Guard Mode):

  • ↑ + RMB
  • LS↓ + RT
  • LS↓+ R2

Helm Splitter:

  • W + Space, LMB
  • LS↑ + A, RB
  • LS↑ + X, R1

Swift Strike:

  • A or D + Space, LMB
  • LS← or LS + A, RB
  • LS← or LS→ + X, R1

Grasping Pounce:

  • W + Space , MMB
  • LS↑ + A, X
  • LS↑ + X, Square

 

Shugoki Class

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THE BASICS: This class is foolishly powerful and useful. They are strong and wise, but they needed to be defended and watched over in battle. They can be deadly.

ARMOR OVERVIEW: This class is protected by metal plates, which cover their torso and arm. There is no helmet, so little protection of the face, although there is a mask, which allows them to be easily differentiated in battle.

MAIN WEAPON: This class uses the Kanabo, which can cause significant damage in battle.

FEATS: TBC

MOVE SET: TBC

 

Orochi Class

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THE BASICS: This class is feared on the battlefield because they can move in and out of conflicts without being seen. They use stealth, brute force, speed and effective combat to get the job done.

ARMOR OVERVIEW: They are generally well protected, with armor of metal plates that takes over most of the body.

MAIN WEAPON: The classic katana. It’s a single-edged sword that is iconic and particularly useful in battle. Only for the most refined of warriors.

FEATS:

Tier 1 feats

  • Bounty Hunter – Passive; Gain health and stamina when you kill another hero.
  • Kiai – Stun nearby opponents with a scream.
  • Iron Lungs – Passive; You can still sprint when out of stamina.

Tier 2 feats

  • Smoke Bomb – Throw a smoke bomb on the ground that breaks the lock.
  • Kunai – Throw a weighted dagger that does damage.
  • Revenge Attacks – Passive; Attacks fill the revenge meter.

Tier 3 feats

  • Long Bow – Fire a long bow for heavy damage.
  • Sharpen Blade – Attacks gain Bleeding over a short amount of time.
  • Slip Through – Passive; Dodging raises attack for a short duration.

Tier 4 feats

  • Nail Bomb – A trap which deals bleed damage in an area of effect.
  • Fear Itself – Enemies around you have lower attacks and defenses.
  • Arrow Storm – Aerial attack that deals medium damage in multiple areas.

 

MOVE SET:

Crosswind Slashes (Chain Attack):

  • LMB, LMB, LMB
  • RB, RB, RB
  • R1, R1, R1

Lightning Strikes Twice (Chain Attack):

  • RMB, RMB
  • RT, RT
  • R2, R2

Tital Wave Slashes (Chain Attack):

  • RMB, LMB, LMB
  • RT, RB, RB
  • R2, R1, R1

Crashing Wave (Not in Guard Stance):

  • ↑ + RMB
  • LS↓ + RT
  • L3↓ + R2

Riptide Strike:

  • S + Mouse↑ + RMB
  • LS↓ + RS↑ + RT
  • L3↓ + R3↑ + R2

Storm Rush:

  • S + Space, Hold RMB
  • LS↓ + A, Hold RT
  • L3↓ + X, Hold R2

Lightning Strike:

  • W + Space, LMB
  • LS↑ + A, RB
  • L3↑ + X, R1

Zephyr Slash:

  • A or D + Space, LMB
  • LS← or LS→ + A, RB
  • L3← or L3→ + X, R1

Wind Gust (Unlockable):

  • Deflect, LMB
  • Deflect, RB
  • Deflect, R1

Hurricane Blast (Unlockable):

  • Deflect, RMB
  • Deflect, RT
  • Deflect, R2

 

 

Nobushi Class

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THE BASICS: The Nobushi class are elegant fighters, relying on the mobility of light armor to move in and out of battles, as well as combat from long range. Perhaps one of the most efficient warriors in the game.

ARMOR OVERVIEW: They wear light armor so are vulnerable, but are quick and effective at long range to counter any lack of cover and protection.

MAIN WEAPON: The naginata is a long weapon made from a wooden shaft, with a curved blade at the tome. Versatile and effective, it can be used any number of ways, be it to attack or defend.

 

FEATS:

Tier 1 feats

  • Iron Lungs – Passive; You can still Sprint when Out of Stamina
  • Speed Revive – Passive; Rapidly revive fallen teammates
  • Body Count – Passive; Killing soldiers grants you Health & Stamina

Tier 2 feats

  • Arrow Strike – Call an arrow strike dealing moderate Damage over an area
  • Smoke Bomb – Throw a smoke bomb on the ground that breaks the lock
  • Revenge Attacks – Passive; Attacks fill the revenge meter

Tier 3 feats

  • Blissful Rest – Rapidly bring yourself to full Health
  • Long Bow – Fire a long bow for moderate Damage
  • Sharpen Blade – Attacks inflict low Damage over time

Tier 4 feats

  • Stalwart Banner – Nearby allies continuously regain Health
  • Arrow Storm – Aerial Attack that deals medium Damage in multiple areas
  • Fire Trap – A trap that explodes and creates a fire area of effect

 

MOVE SET:

Bleed icon Poke the Nest  (Chain Attack, Bleed):

  • LMB, LMB, LMB
  • RB, RB, RB
  • R1, R1, R1

Hiss and Bite (Chain Attack):

  • LRB, RMB
  • RB, RT
  • R1, R2

Death Rattle Form (Chain Attack):

  • RMB, RMB
  • RT, RT
  • R2, R2

Slithering Thrust (Not in Guard Mode) (Bleed):

  • ↑ + LMB
  • LS + RB
  • L3 + R1

Coiling Slash (Not in Guard Mode):

  • ↑ + RMB
  • LS + RT
  • L3 + R2

Hidden Stance:

  • C
  • RS↓
  • R3↓

Cobra Strike (Bleed):

  • A or W or D + Space, LMB
  • LS← or LS↑ or LS→ + A, RB
  • L3← or L3↑ or L3→ + X, R1

Cobra Strike Mix Up (Bleed):

  • MMB, MMB, LMB
  • X, X, RB
  • Square, Square, R1

Viper’s Retreat (Bleed):

  • S + LMB
  • LS↓ + RB
  • L3↓ + R1

Kick:

  • LMB or RMB, MMB
  • RB or RT or RS↓, X
  • R1 or R2, or R3↓, Square

Sidewinder Form:

A or D + Space, RMB

LS← or LS→ + A, RT

L3← or L3→ + X, R2
Swift Recoil:

  • Bloack, Space
  • Block, A
  • Block, X
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