"We samurai are outnumbered. Each of our warriors must be the match of ten of our enemies. Each Orochi is a match for a hundred. Swift, strong, truest masters of the katana, they move like shadows with lore taken from the ninja clans. Their armor; a perfect balance of flexibility and strength. Orochi: they are the finest warriors the world has ever known."

Orochi are a playable hero in For Honor.


The Imperial assassins of the Samurai. They roam the battlefield like ghosts, terrorizing and slaughtering those unfortunate enough to cross their path. Lightly armored and trained in the arts of stealth and deception, the Orochi dispatches enemies with a katana. Usually loyal beyond reproach, the Orochi holds the darker samurai secrets of dealing death in myriad ways, from throwing deadly knives to using a poisoned blade. [1]


A perfect balance between flexibility and strength, the default armor is composed of laqured wood that cover most of the body with worn leather underneath. They wear a traditional kabuto, though it lacks any sort of tehen kanamono or decorative crest. Their dull gray mempo is simplistic and covers their mouth and nose with dashes of tan paint that gives the image of teeth.


Katana - The katana is the archetypal single-edge curved sword of the samurai of the Dawn Empire. They are made of laminated steel of the highest quality and are often honored as family heirlooms that warriors pass down to their firstborn.


  • The Orochi was known as the Oni in the early versions of the game. Along with their name, details of their armor have been changed, most noticeably the panel of plate armor that hung over the back of the Oni's left shoulder is not on the Orochi.
  • The default armor the Orochi wears is identical to Tosei dou gusoku: Samurai plate armor.
  • Though the Orochi's armor is made of wood, historical Samurai never wore wood armor. All accounts of Japanese wood armor predated the Samurai.
  • The word Orochi (Kanji: 大蛇) means serpent in Japanese, which refers to a mythical eight-headed serpent named Yamata no Orochi.
  • As fast, agile warriors and the ability of using weapons like kunai and smoke bomb, the Orochi effectively assumes the role traditionally associated with ninjas in the game.
    • In the Orochi trailer, it is said their lore has been influenced by the ninja clans.
  • The Orochi's neutral guard stance is nearly identical to chudan no kamae, though the sword is angled slightly too high as the tip is meant to be pointed at the opponent's throat.
  • The Orochi's high block is identical to jodan no kamae.


  • Japanese: 逃がしはせぬ (Nigashi wa senu) - English: "There is no escape!"
    • Female Orochi, Riptide Strike
  • Japanese: 尋常に勝負 (Jinjou ni shoubu) - English: "Let's have an honourable showdown!"
    • Male Orochi, Riptide Strike
  • Japanese: 死ね (Shine) - English: "Die!"
    • Deflect Wind Gust or Hurricane Blast

Fighting StyleEdit

Orochi are very agile katana-wielding samurai. They offer a good mix of harassment and counter-attack abilities but require skill and timing to have an effective defense.

  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Assassin Fighting Style
  • Counter-Attacker

Special CapabilitiesEdit

  • Very fast light attacks
  • Dodges into faster attacks
  • Deflect abilities


Tier 1st 2nd 3rd
1 Bounty Hunter

Passive | Gain Health & Stamina when you kill another hero

BountyHunter Icon-0

Stun nearby opponents with a scream

Kiai Icon-0
Iron Lungs

Passive | You can still sprint when out of stamina.

1 - Iron Lungs-0
2 Smoke Bomb

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

SmokeBomb Icon

Throw a weighted dagger that does damage.

Revenge Attacks

Passive | Attacks fill the revenge meter

RevengeAttack Icon
3 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
Slip Through

Passive | Dodging raises Attack for a short duration

SlipThrough Icon
4 Nail Bomb

A trap dealing Bleed Damage in an area of effect

NailBomb Icon-0
Fear Itself

Enemies around you have lower Stamina regeneration and defenses

Arrow Storm

Aerial attack that deals medium damage in multiple areas.

4 - Arrow Storm-0


Hero SpecificEdit

  • Renown - Earn more Renown in 1v1 fights, by killing enemy Heroes, and getting killing streaks to unlock your feats in a match.
  • Revenge Mode - Boosts Damage and Health. All Attacks are Uninterruptible. Parry and Throws knock enemies down. Attacks are Auto-Parried on activation.
  • Defense:Reflex - Your Guard Stance only remains active for a limited time.
  • Deflect - Deflect by dodging in the direction of an incoming attack just before impact. Deflect can be followed-up by Wind Gust or Hurricane Blast.
  • Top Light Attack Combo - Your second Top Light Attack is guaranteed if the first one hits.
  • Hurricane Blast Cancel - Cancel out of a Hurricane Blast with Wind Gust, Guardbreak or Dodge.


(From Guard Mode)

Icon Legend

Type Name PC XB1 PS4
Chain Attack icon Crosswind Slashes LMB, LMB, LMB RB, RB, RB R1, R1, R1
Chain Attack icon Lightning Strikes Twice RMB, RMB RT, RT R2, R2
Chain Attack icon Tidal Wave Slashes RMB, LMB, LMB RT, RB, RB R2, R1, R1
Crashing Wave (Not in Guard Stance) ↑ + RMB LS↓(press to sprint) + RT L3↓(press to sprint) + R2
Riptide Strike S + Mouse↑ + RMB LS↓ + RS↑ + RT LS↓ + RS↑ + R2
Storm Rush S + Space, Hold RMB LS↓ + A, Hold RT LS↓ + X, Hold R2
Lightning Strike W + Space, LMB LS↑ + A, RB LS↑ + X, R1
Zephyr Slash A or D + Space, LMB LS← or LS→ + A, RB LS← or LS→ + X, R1
Unblockable icon Wind Gust Deflect, LMB Deflect, RB Deflect, R1
Unblockable icon Hurricane Blast Deflect, RMB Deflect, RT Deflect, R2


Armor Styles
Weapon Styles

*Star weapon

**Rairity unknown


Orex3 Orex4 FromAbove
Choke On This
Kneel For Me
From Above
Orex1 Orex2 TsubameGaeshi
Excessive Force
Clean Kill
Tsubame Gaeshi
Toro! Toro! And Bow
Toro! Toro!
And Bow

Emotes Edit

Passive Stance Edit

Oremote12 Oremote11 Oremote10
Katana Drop
Damn It!
Home Run
Oremote9 Oremote8 Oremote7
Here I Am!
Open For Business
You Lose

Fighting Stance Edit

Oremote6 Oremote5 Oremote4
You There!
Twirl a Whirl
Arm and Armed
Oremote3 Oremote2 Oremote1
Cut To The Chase






External linksEdit



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