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"Some must fall from grace. But when Samurai fall, they also free themselves from their masters. Aramusha: brash enforcers for the most prestigious houses. Once noble fighters, now mercenaries. Their dual katana may have killed to satisfy their own ego, but those crimes belong to the past. They join this war not out of duty or command. They join because they are elite warriors in search of their own destiny, a destiny stained red with the blood of those in their way."


Aramusha are a playable hero in For Honor.

OverviewEdit

The Aramusha is a Samurai fallen from grace. They are not silent nor elegant but they move with the precision of a predatory cat and waste no movements. Their dual blades make short work of any who stand before them.

The Aramusha and Shinobi are members of the same secret order though their roles are vastly different. Where the Shinobi are the silent assassin, the Aramusha are the brash enforcers or sometimes the bodyguards for the more powerful Samurai houses. They once fought for an honorable cause... but circumstances, be it betrayal, greed, ego or others, have pushed them to abandon their oaths.

There is no air of mystery about them. They are simply elite warriors who wield dual katana with deadly grace. The Samurai have called on one of their most ruthless weapons and they are about to be unleashed on the battlefield.

ArmorEdit

No longer wearing body armor, the Aramusha wear Shitagi shirts with Hakama pants tied off at the end by greaves. They wear a worn down straw Kasa as a pair of Wakizashi hang on the left side of their waist.

WeaponEdit

Dual Katana - The katana is the archetypal single-edge curved sword of the samurai of the Dawn Empire. Some are honored family heirlooms and others are taken off dead bodies. For the Aramusha, they wield a set of such swords, using them in the infamous dual-blade style that only few can master.

TriviaEdit

  • Aramusha (荒武者) roughly means Rough/Wild Warrior. As warriors who have fallen from grace and have no more masters, they reference the Ronin (浪人; lit. "wave man"; trans. "wanderer"), samurai who were without a lord or master.
    • Although Ronin became masterless as a result of some terrible act (or the death/fall of the master), it was usually the lord or master who had caused the disgraceful act, not the Ronin.
      • However, it was not uncommon for the master to take the responsibility for the wrongdoing done by the samurai who serves them.
    • Like Aramusha, the Ronin often end up as criminals or mercenaries due to their dishonourable background preventing them from taking up a new trade.
    • The "荒" part of their name could refer to their fighting style that is a bit more brash, but style as graceful, as the other sword-wielding samurai.
    • Leaks revealed that the Aramusha was originally called the Ronin. Occasionally, members of the development team will also refer to the Aramusha by that title as a sign of its likely development name.
  • The Aramusha's dual wielding style is likely inspired from the Niten Ichi-ryū (二天一流; lit. "two-heavens-as-one school"), the only Nitō-ryū (二刀流; lit. "two sword school") swordsmanship prominent in Japan. The style was developed by Miyamoto Musashi, where the wielder would wield a set consisting of a long sword (the katana) and a short sword (the wakizashi). The use of two long swords was also practiced, though not as common.
    • Miyamoto Mushashi was also a Ronin.
    • The Nitō-ryū style of fighting continues today both in Kenjutsu and Kendō, where the latter of which can be seen at tournaments at times, although bound by specific rules compared to the more typical Ittōryū (一刀流; lit. "one sword school").

QuotesEdit

  • Japanese: 喰らえ (Kurae) - English: "Eat this/Take this!"
    • Zone Attack
  • Japanese: ぬるい (Nurui) - English: "Easy!"
    • Push Back Kick
  • Japanese: 詰まらん (Tsumaran) - English: "Tasteless!"
    • Fury Unleashed or Twin Vipers

Fighting StyleEdit

Aramushas use their blades for offense and defense. They can move very carefully or dodge very quickly on the battlefield. They capitalize on the mistakes of their opponents to unleash a never ending flow of fast attack in every direction.

  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Counter Attacker
  • Fast attacker

Special CapabilitiesEdit

  • Infinite chains
  • Very good special block move
  • Very good dodges

FeatsEdit

Tier 1st 2nd 3rd
1 Iron Lungs

Passive | You can still Sprint when Out of Stamina

1 - Iron Lungs
Body Count Passive | Killing a soldier grants you health and stamina.
BodyCount
Deadly

Passive | Attacks deal more Damage

Deadly-0
2 Smoke Bomb Throw a smoke bomb on the ground that breaks the lock
2 - Smoke bomb
Juggernaut

You're slowed and gain high Damage reduction

2 - Juggernaut
Rock Steady Passive | You cannot be stumbled or unbalanced by Parries and Throws
2- Rock steady
3 Second Wind

Recover some of your health.

3 - Second Wind
Sharpen Bladed

Attacks inflict low Damage over time.

SharpenBlade Icon
Long Bow Fire a long bow for moderate Damage (85 dmg)
3 - Long Bow
4 Arrow Storm Aerial Attack that deals medium Damage in multiple areas
4 - Arrow Storm
Stalwart Banner Nearby allies continuously regain health.
4 - Stalwart Banner
Fear Itself

Enemies around you have lower Stamina regeneration and defenses

FearItself-0

MovesetEdit

Hero SpecificEdit

  • Renown - Renown is balanced across activities.
  • Revenge Mode - Boosts Damage and Health. All Attacks are Uninterruptible. Parry and Throws knock enemies down. Attacks are Auto-Parried on activation.
  • Chain Finishers - Chains can be finished with a strong final strike by performing a Heavy Attack with RT (XB1), RMB (PC), R2 (PS4) in the same direction the last strike was performed from. Attack from top if in Top Stance, and attack from the side if from a Side Stance.
  • Swift Reprisal - Your Twin Vipers and Rushing Wind are considered chain starter.
  • Deadly Feint - You can cancel your Heavy finisher and Twin Vipers with a Light Attack in a different direction.
  • Special Moves Cancel - Twin Vipers, Zone Attacks and Rushing Wind can be canceled.
  • Befuddle - A missed sprint attack can be followed up with another sprint attack from the other side.

MovesEdit

(From Guard Mode)

Icon Legend

Type Name PC XB1 PS4
Chain Attack icon Tempest Infinite icon ↑ + LMB or RMB, ← or → + LMB or RMB Infinite icon RS↑ + LT or RT, RS← or RS→ + LT or RT Infinite icon RS↑ + R1 or R2, RS← or RS→ + R1 or R2
Chain Attack icon Tempest (Alternate) Infinite icon ← or → + LMB or RMB, ↑ + LMB or RMB Infinite icon RS← or RS→ + LT or RT, RS↑ + LT or RT Infinite icon RS← or RS→ + R1 or R2, RS↑ + R1 or R2
Uninterruptible Stance icon Rushing Wind W + Space, ↑ + RMB LS↑ + A, RS↑ + RT LS↑ + X, RS↑ + R2
Rushing Wind (Alternate) W + Space, ← or → + RMB LS↑ + A, RS← or RS→ + RT LS↑ + X, RS← or RS→ + R2
Full Block Stance icon Blade Blockade C RS ↓ RS ↓
Unblockable icon Ring the Bell C, Block icon, LMB RS↓, Block icon, LT RS↓, Block icon, R1
Uninterruptible Stance icon Fury Unleashed C, Block icon, ↑, RMB RS↓, Block icon, RS↑, RT RS↓, Block icon, RS↑, R2
Unblockable iconUninterruptible Stance icon Twin Vipers C, Block icon, ← or →, RMB RS↓, Block icon, RS← or RS→, RT RS↓, Block icon, RS← or RS→, R2
Push Back iconUninterruptible Stance iconUnblockable icon Push Back Kick C, Block icon, MMB RS↓, Block icon, X RS↓, Block icon, ⬜
Sprint Attack (Not in Guard Mode) ↑ + RMB RS↑ + RT RS↑ + R2

Executions Edit

Dis-Jointed

Dis-Jointed

Head Over Heels

Head Over Heels

Dragon Palm Strike

Dragon Palm Strike

Mulberry Field

Mulberry Field

Flawless Execution!

Flawless Execution!

Slashing Wind

Slashing Wind

Twin Dragons

Twin Dragons

Bare Hand Beat Down

Bare Hand Beat Down

EmotesEdit

Passive Stance Edit

Throw It Down!

Throw It Down!

Rōnin Mawasashi

Rōnin Mawasashi

Spinal Tap

Spinal Tap

Turned On!

Turned On!

Aramusha Coin Toss

Aramusha Coin Toss

Kill Card (Aramusha)

Kill Card (Aramusha)

Recognition (Aramusha)

Recognition (Aramusha)

Fighting StanceEdit

Stay Sharp

Stay Sharp

Dowsing Rod

Dowsing Rod

Chin Up

Chin Up

X Marks The Spot

X Marks The Spot

MediaEdit

ImagesEdit

Armor

Stills

VideosEdit

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