"Villages far from the safety of our castle still need protection. But how can our armies protect the people when we samurai are so few? Nobushi: elegant, aggressive fighters with the lightest of armors and the most exotic of weapons: the naginata. They seem hardly battle ready, but looks, in this case, are profoundly deceiving. They keep our wilds safe and we don't even know who they are."

Nobushi are a playable hero class in For Honor.


The defenders of the villages too far from the Imperial City for the army to reach. They are elegant fighters with a curious weapon. They have the lightest armor that allows them to move like the wind but cannot take a lot of damage. But don’t let their appearance fool you, they are one of the most effective fighters the Samurai have. [1]


The nobushi appears to be mostly wearing leather with a gray knee-length coat on top. They possess two small sode on their shoulders. They wear a mouthless noh mask and jingasa hat.


Naginata - The naginata is a long weapon consisting of a wooden shaft topped with a curved blade. It is an extremely versatile weapon in the hands of a trained warrior and can be used to stab, bash, or hook enemies.
Nobushi weapon



  • The Nobushi's description matches that of the Onna-bugeisha, female samurai whose task was often to protect her household and village during the times of war, and whose weapon of choice was the naginata.
    • Nobushi (Kanji: 野武士) roughly translates into English as "Outsider Warrior" or "Wild Warrior" (the word "野" is for area outside the main castle.
  • While naginata were used by all samurai, they were most often associated with women, as the extended length effectively make up for the general lack of strength when fighting katana-armed male opponents.
  • They also bear some resemblance to the Sohei: Japanese warrior monks who dressed in white kimonos and fought with Naginata.
  • In the campaign, the Nobushi in the Samurai chapter is named "Momiji" which may be a Ninja Gaiden reference as the character "Momiji" from Ninja Gaiden also wields a Naginata.


  • Japanese: 其方に死を (Sonata ni shi wo) - English: "I give you death!"
    • Poke the Nest finisher
  • Japanese: 推して参る (Oshite mairu) - English: "Here we go!"
    • Cobra Strike

Fighting StyleEdit

The Nobushi is a Zone Character. She tries to keep her distance while constantly annoying any attackers.

  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Good Zone Control
  • Longest Attack Range

Special CapabilitiesEdit

  • Fast Revive
  • Many Support Feats


Tier 1st 2nd 3rd
1 Iron Lungs

Passive | You can still sprint when out of stamina.

1 - Iron Lungs-0
Speed Revive

Passive | Rapidly revive fallen teammates

1 - Speed Revive
Body Count

Passive | Killing soldier grants you health and stamina.

1 - Body Count
2 Arrow Strike

Call an arrow strike dealing moderate Damage over an area (60 dmg)

Smoke Bomb

Throw a smoke bomb on the ground that breaks the lock.

2 - Smoke Bomb
Revenge Attacks

Passive | Attacks fill the revenge meter

RevengeAttack Icon
3 Second Wind

Recover some of your health.

Long Bow

Fire a long bow for moderate damage. (85 dmg)

3 - Long Bow-0
Sharpen Blade

Attacks inflict low Damage over time.

SharpenBlade Icon
4 Stalwart Banner

Nearby allies continuously regain health.

4 - Stalwart Banner
Arrow Storm

Aerial attack that deals medium damage in multiple areas.

4 - Arrow Storm-0
Fire Trap

A trap that explodes and creates a fire area of effect



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.
  • Way of the Shark - Does extra Damage when hitting someone already affected by Bleed.
  • Hidden Stance - The Startup has a Dodge property. Basic Attacks Startup can be cancelled into Hidden Stance. Hidden Stance can be followed by Attacks, Kick or Dodge.
  • Cancel Attack Recovery - Attacks can be followed up by Hidden Stance, Viper's Retreat or Kick. Kick can be followed up by Hidden Stance or Cobra Strike.
  • Poke the Nest - Third chained Light Attack is guaranteed if second one hits.
  • Sidewinder Form - Hit at the opposite of the direction of the Dodge. Side Slashes can be followed up by Hidden Stance, Viper's Retreat, Kick or Dodge.
  • Zone Attack - Cancel Zone Attack after the first Attack with B (XB1), E key (PC) and the circle (PS4) by default.


(From Guard Mode)

Icon Legend

Type Name PC XB1 PS4
Chain Attack iconBleed icon Poke the Nest LMB, LMB, LMB RB, RB, RB R1, R1, R1
Chain Attack icon Hiss and Bite LMB, RMB RB, RT R1, R2
Chain Attack icon Death Rattle Form RMB, RMB RT, RT R2, R2
Bleed icon Slithering Thrust (Not in Guard Mode) ↑ + LMB LS(press to sprint) + RB L3(press to sprint) + R1
Coiling Slash (Not in Guard Mode) ↑ + RMB LS(press to sprint) + RT L3(press to sprint) + R2
Hidden Stance C RS↓ (hold down in direction) R3↓ (hold down in direction)
Bleed icon Cobra Strike A or W or D + Space, LMB LS← or LS↑ or LS→ + A, RB L3← or L3↑ or L3→ + X, R1
Bleed icon Cobra Strike Mix Up MMB ♦, MMB, LMB X ♦, X, RB ⬜ ♦, ⬜, R1
Bleed icon Viper's Retreat S + LMB LS↓ + RB L3↓ + R1
Kick LMB or RMB, MMB RB or RT or RS↓ (hidden stance), X R1 or R2, or R3↓ (hidden stance), ⬜
Sidewinder Form A or D + Space, RMB LS← or LS→ + A, RT L3← or L3→ + X, R2
Swift Recoil Block icon, Space Block icon, A Block icon, X


Armor Styles
  • Zugaikotsu**
  • Hokuto
  • Amaririsu
  • Torikkusata**
Weapon Styles
  • Painted Flower* **
  • Horikawa*
  • Nosada*
  • Hidemitsu*
  • Mimori
  • Kujaku**
  • Blue Flame* **

*Star weapon

**Unknown rarity


Noex (3) Noex (4) SnapOff
Off With Their Head
Sting Like A Bee
Snap Off
Noex (1) Noex (2) Oikase
Going For A Ride
5 Deadly Stabs Spearitual Journey
5 Deadly Stabs
Spearitual Journey


Passive StanceEdit

Noemote (6) No1 Noemote (5)
Power Up!
Feeling It!
Chest Bump
Noemote (4) No2 Noemote (7)
Kicking Your Can
Such Misery

Fighting StanceEdit

Noemote (12) Noemote (11) Noemote (10)
Come Get Some
Dignified Curtsey
Noemote (3) Noemote (2) Noemote (9)
Let's Dance
I Bow to You
Naginata Salute




External linksEdit



Knights Warden - Conqueror - Peacekeeper - Lawbringer - Centurion - Gladiator
Samurai Kensei - Shugoki - Orochi - Nobushi - Shinobi - Aramusha
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