Like in most competitive video games, For Honor tier list is in constant flux as patches and seasons come and go. While drastic changes are easy to see, it’s often the minor tweaks that can bump a warrior up or down a tier.
Because there are multiple game modes, each relying on their own set of skills to dominate in, it can be tricky to suggest one character is stronger than another as the roles might be reversed going from Elimination to Duel as an example.
To best account for these variations, this tier list will be judging the warriors by their general effectiveness across all multiplayer game modes.
What we are looking for are heroes who are just as effective solo as they are in a team setting.
For Honor Tier List
The heroes in S-Tier are the best in their character’s role, so you can’t have two Assassins who are both considered “the greatest”, one has to beat the other.
What brings a character out of A-Tier and into S-Tier? Simply being the best at filling the needs of their role.
For example, a Vanguard should be flexible with multiple tools to deal with an evolving battlefield. Or a Heavy hero should be able to hold their ground at an objective.
For the characters that made it to the S-Tier, we will explain how they earned the title of “The Best”.
Nobushi: The Best Hybrid
The hardest role to describe is Hybrid as it’s often a warrior who doesn’t fit neatly into a box. They are niches such as healers, zoners, or ambushers. But, regardless, they are strong team members who help fill a missing spot on a team.
Nobushi is a hard zone controller. Not only does she have a long reach with her polearm (a naginata) to keep opponents away, but can cause the target to bleed. Her cycle of poking, applying bleed, and dodging will whittle down her foes as she can safely keep her distance.
Not only can Nobushi hold control points, but she is a solid fighter all on her own which sets her apart from all the other Hybrids on this list as they only excel on a team whereas Nobushi can handle all modes of play.
Warmonger: The Best Vanguard
The number one ability that makes Warmonger leagues better than other Vanguards is his Corruption feat. Able to isolate team members from each other and, at higher tiers, becomes a tool for survival and deadliness.
Even without Corruption, Warmonger is a flexible fighter who can keep up a constant assault with enhanced light attacks and heavy finishers that are uninterruptible.
With the ability to break up team fights and having an aggressive offense, Warmonger is an excellent pick in any game mode.
Jiang Jun: The Best Heavy
Like any great Heavy, Jiang Jun is a tank that is challenging to damage in any meaningful way. But while others can be a tough one-on-one target for Vanguards or Assassins, Jiang Jun can easily handle and zone out groups of fighters by himself.
Not only being able to self-heal in the middle of combat (with greater health healed the more enemies that are around him), but Jiang Jun can maintain a high amount of stamina while in his Sifu’s Poise.
It may take some time for Jiang Jun to get to his destination, but when he does, he is going to hold it until backup arrives.
Berserker: The Best Assassin
Even with a nerf not too long ago, Berserker is still the best overall assassin as the uninterruptible infinite chain attacks are brutal for the enemy to deal with, especially if you get the jump on them.
While it can be tempting to rush down a hero and commit to a kill with Berserker (and get rewarded for it with the Bounty Hunter perk), if you can’t secure the kill, then you will be punished in retaliation. So, it’s best to be a harasser until you can pounce on a hero with low health.
Go in, get off some combos against healthy foes, and then jump out before they can retaliate. Being aware of the presence of other heroes will let you know how hard you can commit to a fight if you catch an enemy hero out.
A-Tier heroes can certainly outperform their S-tier counterparts, but only in some situations and game modes. What is holding A-Tier back is consistency across all types of matches.
- Black Prior
Solid heroes who can do one job very well. When they can engage in their niche, they’re a terror on the battlefield.
Average heroes who fall in the middle of the road. While they’re not bad, other warriors bring more to the table than what C-Tiers can.
There is a hero in the higher tier who can do their jobs better, little reason to play them outside of personal favorites.
Heroes that lack any good traits, fail to present any benefit to using them over anyone else.
A game like For Honor can be difficult to make a tier list of heroes for because of the different play modes, each with its own unique circumstances that make some heroes better than others.
But even with the variety of matches you can play, a strong and well-balanced hero should shine in any format you put them in.