The Vanguard is one of four playable types of Heroes in For Honor. Wielding what could be called the symbol of their faction, they are well-balanced warriors with good attack and defense capabilities. While not as tanky as the Heavies or as fast as the Assassins, the Vanguard's jack-of-all-trades nature grants them the flexibility to put themselves on equal grounds against the more specialized Hero type. When together with allies, they can fulfill a multitude of roles including offensive, defensive, and disruption when the time calls for them to adapt.


Most well-rounded of all types, the Vanguards are fittingly leaders of their faction. While they don't excel at any specific role, their simple but versatile kit allows them to stem into any role throughout battle. They are also meant to be beginner-friendly, thus will not feature anything too complex or overwhelming. However, this does not mean they are ill-suited for advance play, as they remain a viable pick among select best players in live periods.

Vanguards perform well in Dominion due to their efficiency in all key aspects of the mode: killing soldiers on the front line, dueling enemy heroes, and capturing/defending zones.

Heroes of the FactionsEdit

The Vanguard heroes in For Honor are:

  • The Wardens are the embodiment of the noble knights, wielding their impressive longsword which offers a balance between offense and defense. While their fighting style is simple and straightforward, they should still not be underestimated as they are as adaptable as the other Vanguards.
  • The Raiders embody the spirit of the Vikings as they wade into battle with their great Dane axe. They are faceted with disruptive attacks as they dish out high amounts of damage with each blow. Above all, their throw is the most impressive among all Heroes as they carry forward their foe on their shoulder.
  • The Kensei are the living incarnation of the Bushidō, the samurai way of the warrior. Armed with the long Nodachi and a heavy set of armor from their homeland, the Kensei fights patiently, striking with powerful and precise strikes worthy of their name of "sword saint."
  • The Tiandi are loyal protectors to Kings, Queens, and Emperors, and are masters of the Dao blade, the weapon of choice for these Royal Guards. The Tiandi gracefully dance as they cut at opponents, while uniquely fighting best when at low health.