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"The Wardens: members of an ancient order...fallen into dust. Sworn to defend the weak, masters of the longsword. Their origins lost to history; still they fight for what is right. Driven by duty, devoted to their people... but only a few may join their order."

For the single player campaign character, see: The Warden

Wardens are a playable hero class in For Honor.


"The Wardens are powerful, noble warriors dedicated to the defense of their land and their people. Striking a balance between defense and offense, wardens wear partial plate armor with chainmail and leather. Wardens wield massive two-handed longswords for slashing enemies and blocking attacks. Trained to be proud, loyal, and brilliant diplomats, the Wardens are expected to embody the highest values of Knighthood. Many set out to achieve this, few do." [1]


The Warden's default armor is a set of interwoven metal plates over chainmail, topped by a visored barbuta helmet made to protect against a stray arrow or blade strike.  The heavy metal suit is segmented along the torso, arm, and leg joints to provide greater dexterity in battle.


Longsword - The two-handed longsword is a double-edged weapon. Its hilt is comprised of a long, jutting cross guard, a heavy pommel for counterbalance, and a grip wrapped in leather. In spite of its size and weight, it remains a versatile weapon offering a balance of offense and defense. 


  • The Warden execution "Hilt Strike" is a historically accurate technique known as Mordhau, or 'murder-stroke'.
    • The performing attacker holds the sword from the top (using a special gripping style to avoid cutting their own hands) and swings the hilt as an improvised bludgeon.
    • Similar to wielding a mace, this blunt strike allowed medieval fighters to hammer through the thick armor that was developed to block the bladed weapons of its era. Heavy armor could be impervious to cutting attacks, but it could not defend against impact trauma.
  • The Warden execution "End Them Rightly" is a technique described in the Gladiatoria KK5013, a 15th century German fencing manual, in which it details how a combatant should unscrew the pommel of their sword and throw it at their opponent.
    • [Translated from the manual] "If you want to end him rightly hold your spear and sword together on your arm, unscrew the pommel of your sword and throw it at him vigorously."
    • Before the release of the game, the concept had become a meme after Medieval weapons youtuber Skallagrim made a video talking about the technique.
  • The Warden's helmet designs hail from the 13th to 15th centuries. Such helmets include the visored barbuta, the great helm, and the visored sugarloaf.
  • The Warden's "Blade Homage" emote is a reference to the Marvel character Blade, specifically to the live action version portrayed by Wesley Snipes. The emote mirrors Blade's pose on the official poster for Blade 2.
  • The Warden's side guard stances are inspired from the pflug stance, a staple of basic medieval swordsmanship dating back to master Liechtenauer of the 1380s.[2]
    • Similarly, their top guard stance derives from the Schlüssel stance,  from which the wielder can efficiently deploy classic strikes like the krohn or Einhorn strike.
  • In historical comparison, the Warden's armor design resembles early 14th century armor.


  • Latin: "Miserum!" – English: "Pitiful!"
    • Male Warden, performing Shoulder Bash
  • Latin: "Te secabo!" – English: "I will cut you to pieces!" ("I will sever/chop you!")
    • Female Warden, performing Shoulder Bash
  • Latin: "Perī!" – English: "Die!/Perish!"
    • Female Warden, on successful Crushing Counterstrike deflect
  • Latin: "Incumbuī!" – English: "I bring my sword down upon you!"
    • Male Warden, on successful Crushing Counterstrike deflect
      • There is no direct translation of incumbuī to English. It is the first person singular form of incumbō, which holds a number of meanings. In the context of combat, it means, "to bring down upon," or, "to apply pressure through attack."