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"We are far from home, we samurai. Each new land teaches us new things. Each new ally makes us stronger. The shugoki: once our guardians, they have become as family. And what more fierce protectors could we ask for? The kanabo is an unreasonable weapon; clumsy, dangerous... unless you possess the strength of a demon and an unbreakable will."


Shugoki is a playable hero class in For Honor.

OverviewEdit

The Shugoki appear slow and cumbersome. Don’t let that fool you -- they possess the strength of a giant and an indomitable will. It takes incredible fortitude to be the guardians of your people. You must defend them at all costs and put their needs above your own. This has never been an issue for the Shugoki. Their weapon of choice seems unwieldy. But in their hands, it is as deadly and precise as any blade.

ArmorEdit

The Shugoki wears massive wooden plates protecting his torso and arms. An obi sash around his waist holds the garments together. Unlike their comrades, he only wears a hakama with cloth and leather straps attached, with no noticeable shirt or torso garment under their wooden plates.

The Shugoki does not wear a kabuto but instead wears a somen mask that gives him the face of an oni, a Japanese demon with the superhuman strength to wield the kanabo with ease. The somen is typically accompanied by a cloth neckguard and a topknot in various styles.

WeaponEdit

Kanabo - This traditional club takes a powerful, but also skilled warrior to wield it correctly, even more than the nodachi. It can deliver a crippling blow with every hit, but its weight tends to leave the user open for counter-attacks if it misses.

Kanabo

Kanabo

TriviaEdit

  • Unlike the Kensei and Orochi, the mask the Shugoki wears is not a mempo, which covers the face from nose to chin, but a somen, which covers the entire face.
  • Shugoki (Kanji: 守護鬼) literally translates to 'guardian demon' in Japanese.
  • The Shugoki is the largest hero in the game, even taller than the Lawbringer. He also has the largest natural health pool at 160, only outclassed when another Hero uses feats such as Tough as Nails.
  • The Shugoki's entire design revolves around the Oni, having the stature of one, wearing a mask with the face of an Oni and carrying a kanabo, which is a weapon associated with the Oni.
    • Coincidentally, the name "Oni" was the original name of the Orochi prior to the release of the game.
    • The design of the kanabo is also likely inspired by Japanese folklore of the Oni. Whereas the kanabo is actual warfare as much more slim, akin to a bat, those seen used by an Oni had the shaft much more enlarged to reflect the immense strength they had to be able to wield the more exaggerated weapon.
  • Shugoki is the only hero whose walking animation is the same as his free roam animation, likely due to his walking speed being only a bit slower than that of his walking free roam.
  • Executions:
    • "One Inch Punch" is a reference to the famous martial arts move, made famous by Bruce Lee. It is intended to be a practice exercise, but has become popularized more as a special move in pop media.
    • "Shugoki Smash!" is likely a reference to the Hulk, who is known for his popular shout, "Hulk! Smash!"
    • "Kimarite" refers to the Sumo term for "finishing blow." This reference to Sumo is clear in the use of the harite (slap strike) together with the ritualistic stomping.

Quotes[1]Edit

  • Japanese: 潔く死ね (Isagiyoku shine) - English: "Prudently die!" or "Accept your death!"
    • Successful Demon's embrace
  • Japanese: 我が手中にあり (Waga shuchuu ni ari) - English: "It's within my hands."
    • Charging Heavy Attack, Canceled Heavy Attack

Fighting StyleEdit

The Shugokis are the disruptor Tank. They absorb a lot of hits thanks to their high health and passive uninterruptible stance which allows a bit more freedom while attacking. He's excellent at dealing with crowds with his massive kanabo, but he's very slow, both in movement and attack.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Disabler fighting style
  • Hard hitter

Special CapabilitiesEdit

  • Passive uninterruptible stance
  • Charging heavy attacks
  • Light attacks not interruptible

FeatsEdit

Number 1st 2nd 3rd
1 Speed Revive

Passive | Rapidly revive fallen teammates

Unlocked at level 1
1 - Speed Revive
Iron Lungs

Passive | You can still Sprint when Out of Stamina

Unlocked at level 5
1 - Iron Lungs
Throw Farther

Passive | Throw enemies farther

Unlocked at level 13
1- Throw farther
2 Rock Steady

Passive | You cannot be stumbled or unbalanced by Parries and Throws

Unlocked at level 1
2- Rock steady
Smoke Bomb

Throw a smoke bomb on the ground that breaks the lock

Unlocked at level 7
2 - Smoke bomb
Juggernaut

You're slowed and gain high Damage reduction

Unlocked at level 15
2 - Juggernaut
3 Punch Through

Passive | Deal Damage on Blocked Attacks

Unlocked at level 1
3 - Punch Through
Long Bow

Fire a long bow for moderate Damage (85 dmg)

Unlocked at level 9
3 - Long Bow
Hard to Kill

Passive | Losing Health increases your Damage reduction

Unlocked at level 17
3 - Hard to Kill
4 Staggering Blow

Heavy Attacks cause enemies to fall

Unlocked at level 1
4 - Staggering Blow
Arrow Storm

Aerial Attack that deals medium Damage in multiple areas

Unlocked at level 11
4 - Arrow Storm
Regenerate

Passive | Regenerate your Health when out of combat

Unlocked at level 19
4 - Regenerate

MovesetEdit

Hero SpecificEdit

  • Renown - Earn more Renown by assisting or saving Heroes, and defending objectives 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.
  • Passive Uninterruptible Stance - Has a permanent Uninterruptible Stance. The Stance is consumed if Shugoki gets hit or Guardbreaked. When the Stance is consumed, Shugoki takes more Damage (~25%). It is visible hen Shugoki does not have his stance, as his body has a dark visual hue as an indication.
    • Uninterruptible Stance recovery - Passive Uninterruptible Stance effect regenerates after around four seconds. Recovery is briefly delayed while block or upon being hit, and cannot recover the stance at all when out of stamina.
  • Enhanced Lights - Light Attacks are not interrupted if blocked. Does not apply when blocked by a Superior Block.
  • Charging Heavy Attack - The Charging Heavy Attack has to be fully charged to be initiated. If the attack is only partially charged, Shugoki will initiate a normal Heavy Attack.
  • Demon's Embrace - A successful Demon's Embrace heals Shugoki for 35 health, but consumes 55 health if it misses. Demon's Embrace cannot drop Shugoki's health below 1.
    • Demon's Embrace in Critical State - Performing a successful Demon's Embrace when Shugoki's health is in a critical state (at or under 25 health), Demon's Embrace will execute the target and enhance the heal to 90.
  • Cancels:
    • Heavy Attack Cancel - Heavy attacks can be cancelled into Demon's Embrace during the startup.
    • Charge of the Oni - Charge of the Oni can be canceled early by pressing the respective button midway.
    • Zone Attack - Zone Attack can be canceled after the first swing.

MovesEdit

(From Guard Mode)

Icon Legend

Type Name PC XB1 PS4
Unblockable icon Charging Heavy attack Hold RMB Hold RT Hold R2
Chain Attack icon Bash and Smash LMB, RMB RB, RT R1, R2
Chain Attack icon Bonecrusher RMB, RMB RT, RT R2, R2

Crashing Thunder (Not in Guard Stance) ↑ + RMB LS↓(press to sprint) + RT L3↓(press to sprint) + R2
Unblockable iconKnocked Down icon Charge of the Oni ↑ + Space LS↓(press to sprint) + A L3↓(press to sprint) + X
Unblockable iconKnocked Down icon Demon's Embrace S + MMB LS↓ + X LS↓ + ⬜
Push Back icon Demon Ball MMB ♦, RMB X ♦, RT ⬜ ♦, R2
Stun icon Headbutt RMB ♦ or LMB ♦ + MMB RB ♦ or RT ♦ + X R1 ♦ or R2 ♦ + ⬜

ExecutionsEdit

Break In Half

Break In Half

Burst Your Bubble

Burst Your Bubble

One Inch Punch

One Inch Punch

Hip Attack

Hip Attack

Sit On It

Sit On It

Doormat

Doormat

The Mountain

The Mountain

Shugoki Smash!

Shugoki Smash!

Pinch Hitter

Pinch Hitter

Dyspepsia

Dyspepsia

Kimarite

Kimarite

EmotesEdit

Passive StanceEdit

Victory! (Shugoki)

Victory! (Shugoki)

Hard Times

Hard Times

Tantrum (Shugoki)

Tantrum (Shugoki)

Quick Nap

Quick Nap

Pumped!

Pumped!

Heck Yes!

Heck Yes!

Shugoki Coin Toss

Shugoki Coin Toss

Kill Card (Shugoki)

Kill Card (Shugoki)

Recognition (Shugoki)

Recognition (Shugoki)

Fighting StanceEdit

Pray For You

Pray For You

Sumo

Sumo

Belly Slap

Belly Slap

From The Gut

From The Gut

My House!

My House!

Try Harder

Try Harder

MediaEdit

ImagesEdit

CustomizationEdit

  • The Aramaki Gear
  • The Fujisawa Gear
  • The Matsutani Gear
  • The Masamoto Gear
  • The Minazuki Gear
  • The Okuda Gear
  • The Raijin Gear
  • The Saotome Gear
  • The Zaimoku Gear
  • The Ryuzaki Gear
  • The Ariake Gear
  • The Shiranui Gear
  • The Kirishima Gear
  • The Hinogami Gear
  • The Jigokumaru Kanabo (Star Kanabo)
  • The Umenokoji Kanabo

VideosEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://redd.it/5um0u9

Heroes
Knights Warden - Conqueror - Peacekeeper - Lawbringer - Centurion - Gladiator
Samurai Kensei - Shugoki - Orochi - Nobushi - Shinobi - Aramusha
Vikings Raider - Warlord - Berserker - Valkyrie - Highlander - Shaman
Wu Lin Tiandi - Jiang Jun - Nuxia - Shaolin