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For Honor Matchups and Counters Guide – Weaknesses and Strengths, How to Beat Every Hero

For Honor Matchups and Counters Guide to help you learn about strengths and weaknesses of all heroes and tips to help you defeat them.

Each hero in For Honor has his/her own strengths and weaknesses. You need to play to their strengths and exploit the weaknesses of enemy heroes if you wish to win the matchup.

For more help on For Honor, read out our Reputation Guide, Dominion Guide, and Best Heroes Guide.

For Honor Matchups and Counters Guide

In our For Honor Matchups and Counters Guide, we’ve detailed everything you need to know about defeating all the heroes in the game.

For Honor Matchups and Counters – Warlord

This hero has an immense HP pool and can take for ages. The hero is stamina-dependent which is something you can exploit. You should also try and break his guard. Lastly, the hero is Defense Stance dependent which is another thing you can exploit and use it to your advantage.

For Honor Matchups and Counters – Shugoki

Shugoki is weak against Kensei, Warden, Peacekeeper, and Orochi. On the other hand, he’s strong against Warlord and Valkyrie.

The hero has incredible damage output and uninterruptible attacks. However, if you force him to whiff his attacks, it’ll cause him to lose health which is something you can use to your advantage.

To help you take advantage of this, remember that the hero has fairly slow attack speed, allowing you to dodge his attacks with rather ease. Lastly, do note that his unblockable charging attack can’t be parried so try something different.

For Honor Matchups and Counters – Lawbringer

Lawbringer is weak against Orochi, Kensei, Nobushi, and Peacekeeper. On the other hand, he’s fairly strong against Warlord and Conqueror.

Lawbringer’s unblockable attacks are fairly slow and predictable. Try to parry them whenever possible! You also need to make a habit of always dodging after a bash. Lastly, the hero shines when it comes to mid-to-long ranged poke, but falls behind in close-quarter combat.

For Honor Matchups and Counters – Valkyrie

Valkyrie is weak against Kensei and Warden. On the other hand, Peacekeeper and Orochi counter him with rather ease.

This hero basically relies on combos in order to deal any considerable amount of damage. However, these combos are stamina-dependent which is something you need to use to your advantage.

The hero also has a shield which is why you should focus on breaking the guard before anything else.

For Honor Matchups and Counters – Nobushi

Nobushi is weak against Warlord, Warden, and Kensei. On the other hand, she’s fairly strong against Peacekeeper and Orochi.

When it comes to her weaknesses, the stamina cost of her attacks and combos tops the list. If you, somehow, manage to deplete her stamina while staying relevant yourself; you should be good to go.

In addition to this, she needs to inflict bleeding on opposing heroes if you wish to dish out any considerable amount of damage. As long as you don’t let her inflict bleeding on you, you should be good to go.

For Honor Matchups and Counters – Warden

Warden is weak against Kensei and Orochi. On the other hand, the hero is fairly strong against Raider.

Warden’s dash is a little slower as compared to other heroes which is something you should be aware of. The hero also doesn’t boast a whole lot of range and mobility which is why he is easily countered by the likes of Kensei and Orochi.

While facing these heroes, you should avoid going all in and focus on finding openings. Lastly, always dodge the Shoulder Bash on either side or simply roll away. You don’t want to be thrown off a ledge now, do you?

For Honor Matchups and Counters – Kensei

Kensei is weak against Raider and Warden. On the other hand, the hero is fairly strong against Warlord, Peacekeeper, and Orochi.

When it comes to Kensei, he’s one of the toughest heroes to master. It’s important to bear in mind that the things that make him stronger are also the things which make him weak in the hands on an unskilled player.

The hero is fairly short-ranged, has a slow attack speed, and he must rely on chaining combos together to deal a considerable amount of damage. Also, note that most of Kensei’s damage-dealing attack are overhead so make sure to avoid those.

The hero can also cancel the overhead unblockable attack into a side-attack which is something you need to bear in mind.

For Honor Matchups and Counters – Raider

Raider easily counters Warlord, Warden, and Nobushi. On the other hand, he struggles against Peacekeeper and Orochi.

Despite his obvious aggressiveness, the hero has some weaknesses. Firstly, the hero has short range on light attacks. Moreover, the hero has relatively slower and predictable heavy attacks that can easily be dodged by skilled opponents.

Always remember that the hero’s unblockable attacks cost a ton of stamina so make sure to dodge it, forcing them to either stop using it completely or using it often before running out of stamina. Lastly, after you get hit by a stun, try to dodge/parry the next attacks – you might get lucky!

For Honor Matchups and Counters – Orochi

Orochi is weak against Warlord and Nobushi. On the other hand, the hero does fairly well against Warden and Peacekeeper.

The reason being; the hero is capable of dishing out a massive amount of damage but is essentially a glass-cannon. Therefore, if you’re not careful with your attacks, you can get brutally punished in a matter of seconds.

Moreover, the hero needs to consistently rely on counter-attacks in order to stay relevant which is something you need to remember!

Another couple of things you need to keep in mind is that the hero has a limited number of gap-closers and the overall HP pool is shallow. Keep these things in mind while fighting Orochi and you should be good to go.

Lastly, note that you can dodge/parry the Storm Rush and should always try to dodge the Lightning Strike.

For Honor Matchups and Counters – Berserker

One of the first things you need to know about Berserker is that the hero doesn’t have a whole lot of range. Therefore, Berserker players tend to struggle against long-ranged poke.

You need to keep this in mind and always be at a safe distance to render their efforts useless. Moreover, every fifth attack of Dance of the Paired Blades is uninterruptible which is why you should always try to roll away from it.

Another weakness of this hero is his slow recovery time after a block. To maximize this advantage, you should try and block his light attacks which will allow you to execute a successful Guard Break or deal a massive amount of damage.

For Honor Matchups and Counters – Peacekeeper

Peacekeeper is weak against Kensei, Nobushi, and Warlord. On the other hand, she does fairly well against Orochi and Conqueror.

Since this hero is highly mobile, you can’t expect to win with a flurry of attacks – don’t bother! You should also try and keep her at an arm’s length because she doesn’t boast a whole lot of range.

Remember that the only gap-closer at her disposal is her Dashing Thrust attack. However, this attack can be dodged with rather ease.

Moreover, if you force her to whiff her Dashing Thrust attack, you’ll force her into staying vulnerable for a long period of time; allowing you to deal an incredible amount of damage.

Stabbing is Peacekeeper’s one of the best tools. You must avoid getting stabbed at all costs. If you, somehow, get stabbed, you need to back off immediately in order to prevent a follow-up stab or a Guard Break.

For Honor Matchups and Counters – Conqueror

Conqueror is weak against Peacekeeper, Orochi, and Nobushi. On the other hand, the hero is fairly strong against Raider and Warden.

The reason being; the hero has relatively slower attack speed and can be dodged without much difficulty. Moreover, the hero has limited mobility which is why heroes like Peacekeeper can strafe around him in circles without getting caught.

A few couple of things you need to keep in mind is that the Full Block Stance and combo chains drain a stamina relatively fast which is something you need to keep in mind while choosing your battles.

Lastly, Conqueror can’t feint attacks in the traditional sense but has some extraordinary defensive capabilities and infinite offensive chains. Moreover, his Revenge Mode is incredibly threatening and allow him to go against multiple enemies at the same time.

This is all we’ve on our For Honor Matchups and Counters Guide. If there’s anything else you’d like to add, let us know in the comments section below!