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"There are traditions among our people that run deep as stone. Their shields are as versatile as they are strong. Their swords are lethal. Simple. An ancient design. And a leader who does not lead the charge is no leader at all. They are called Warlords; a name that is earned: another ancient tradition. To become a warlord means service to all who need it, for life. They are the shield of our people... and they will not fall."

Warlords are a playable hero class in For Honor.


Not born into leadership. They’ve had to earn it through blood, sweat and steel. To be a Warlord means a life of service to their people. Their shield protects those who cannot fight—their sword will cut down those who would attempt to cause their people harm. Their fighting style is simple yet brutal. You will always find them leading the charge.[1]


Warlords wear leather and animal pelt over chain mail. This helmet is made of iron and is in the shape of a rounded or peaked cap made from four plates after the spangenhelm pattern. This helmet has a rounded cap and has a "spectacle" guard around the eyes and nose which forms a sort of mask.


Gladius and Shield - The gladius, paired with a sturdy shield, allows the wielder to deflect blows and get close enough to their target to unleash deadly close range attacks.


  • While the For Honor website lists the Warlord's sword as a Gladius, historically Vikings never used the Gladius. The Vikings, however, did use derivatives of the spatha sword, which eventually replaced the Gladius in the Roman Empire though the Warlord's sword is identical to the Ulfberht.
  • The Attitude Adjuster is a reference to the wrestling "finisher" used by John Cena both in the name and the animation that plays. The stab at the end is effectively the pin that follows the move.


  • Icelandic: HORFÐU Á MIG! – English: "Look at me!"
    • Entering shield stance

Fighting StyleEdit

Slow and strong, Warlords are great counter attackers who hit hard and sustain a lot of damage. Their attacks have limited range but they offer defensive properties that make them perfect tools to counter incoming attacks or trade blows with the enemy.

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Counter-attacker fighting style
  • Short range

Special CapabilitiesEdit

  • Defensive properties on Light and Heavy attacks
  • Defensive mode
  • Unblockable headbutt


Tier 1.

  • Speed Revive - Passive - Rapidly revive fallen teammates.
  • Rush - Trigger to gain movement speed for a short duration.
  • Deadly - Passive - Attacks deal more Damage

Tier 2.

  • Bear Trap - Set a trap that damages and stops victims in their tracks.
  • Juggernaut - You're slowed and gain high Damage reduction.
  • Flesh Wound - Passive - Gain moderate Damage reduction.

Tier 3.

  • Fury - Raise sprint speed slightly and attack and defence greatly.
  • Punch Through - Passive - Deal Damage on Blocked Attacks.
  • Tough as Nails - Passive - Raises max Health when unlocked.

Tier 4.

  • Regenerate - Passive - Regenerate your Health when out of combat.
  • Auto Revive - Passive - When dying, revive without the help of another player.
  • Fire Flask - Throw a projectile creating a fire effect over an area.


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.
  • Superior Block Light Attacks - Light Attacks have Superior Block property during the Startup. Use it to counterattack.
  • Uninterruptible Heavy Attacks - Heavy Attacks are Uninterruptable during the Startup. Time them well to trade blows with the enemy.
  • Full Block Stance - Block Attacks from all directions. Requires Stamina to activate. Drains Stamina when started and when you Block.


(From Guard Mode)

Icon Legend

Type Name PC XB1 PS4
Chain Attack icon Focused Strikes LMB, RMB RB, RT R1, R2
Chain Attack icon Hack and Slash RMB, LMB RT, RB R2, R1
Push Back icon Crashing Charge (Not in Guard Mode) ↓ + MMB LS↓ + X LS↑ + ⬜
Uninterruptible Stance icon Headsplitter Leap (Not in Guard Mode) ↓ + RMB LS↓ + RT LS↑ + R2
Uninterruptible Stance icon Headsplitter Leap Alternate W + SPACE, RMB LS↑ + A + RT LS↑ + X, R2
Uninterruptible Stance icon Headsplitter Leap Combo W + SPACE, RMB, MMB♦, LMB LS↑ + A, RT, X ♦, RB LS↑ + X, R2, ⬜ ♦, R1
Board and Blade C, RMB RS↓, RT RS↓, R2
Block and Stab C, Block icon, LMB RS↓, Block icon, RB RS↓, BLOCK, R1
Unblockable iconStun icon Shield Counter Parry icon, MMB Parry icon, X PARRY, ⬜
Unblockable iconStun icon Shield Counter Combo Parry icon, MMB, LMB Parry icon, X, RB PARRY, ⬜, R1
Unblockable iconPush Back icon Headbutt W + SPACE, MMB LS↑ + A, X LS↑ + X, ⬜
Unblockable iconPush Back icon Headbutt Riposte C, MMB RS↓, X RS↓, ⬜
Unblockable iconPush Back icon Headbutt Combo C, MMB ♦, LMB RS↓, X ♦, RB RS↓, ⬜ ♦, R1


Wlex (3) Wlex (4)
Shield Bash Uppercut
Attitude Adjuster
Wlex (1) Wlex (2)
Beat Down
Head Scissor

Emotes Edit

Passive Stance Edit

Wlemote (1) Wlemote (2) Wlemote (3)
Why Me?
Wlemote (4) Wlemote (5) Wlemote (6)
Bang Your Drum

Fighting Stance Edit

Wlemote (12) Wlemote (11) Wlemote (10)
Shield Bump
Wlemote (9) Wlemote (8) Wlemote (7)
Well Done




External linksEdit



Knights Warden - Conqueror - Peacekeeper - Lawbringer
Samurai Kensei - Shugoki - Orochi - Nobushi
Vikings Raider - Warlord - Berserker - Valkyrie

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