Skirmish is one of 5 multiplayer game modes in For Honor. In this mode, two teams of 4 play for points which are earned by killing players from the opposing team. Once 1000 is reached, the enemy team will start 'breaking' and be unable to respawn. The one who eliminates the enemy team wins. This mode is similar to dominion but lacks the control points, spawns far fewer soldiers, and will also spawn a few captains to help join the fray.
Along with combat skills, players must also think tactically and play to the strength of their characters to win whether that be using the speed of the assassins to ambush and double team other players, the range of the hybrids to hold choke points, or the durability of the heavies to support their allies. Failing to play to the character's strengths will likely result in defeat.