The Assassin is one of four playable types of Heroes in For Honor. They are swift and lethal, boasting good offensive abilities and evasive skills to enforce this fact. In trade of their quicker strikes and movements though, they have less defense than the other three types of Heroes (the Hybrids, the Heavies, and the Vanguards). When playing an assassin, players should rely on their agility to evade attacks or their signature deflect to create an opening. They can utilize their speeds to hunt down weak, tired, and lone enemies or assault distant control points.
The Assassin heroes in For Honor are:
- The Peacekeeper are the silent blade, entering and exiting battle, leaving only a trail of death. Agile, they wield a sword and dagger, with which they get in close, cause their opponent to bleed, finally retreating as the enemy's health drains. This ability to get in and out of fights swiftly is doubly important due to the peacekeeper's close range.
- The Berserker are terrifying Viking beasts of death, with a brandished hand axe in each hand, using their speed to find targets and their agility to stay alive with their harassing play style. Their choice of weapon grants them the ability to chain together attacks in quick succession, while having accessibility to throwing it over a short distance. Even long ranged fighters should be wary of these warriors.
- The Orochi roam like ghostly snakes, slaughtering those unfortunate on the way with the katana. Utilizing an assassin fighting style, they are given a balance between harassment and counter-attacking. Their attacks are exceptionally fast even more so when they evade an attack, only for their window of parrying to be limited compared to other Heroes.