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"Mala ultro adsunt. Misfortune comes uninvited. It hungers for blood, craving eternal darkness. The time to repent is over! I will take up arms again. Step out of the shadows and teach them true darkness!"


The Black Prior is a playable hero class in For Honor.

OverviewEdit

The Black Priors are heavy heroes who wield the large kite shield and longsword. These dark agents fight alongside the Knights but are free from the code of chivalry. Whatever victory’s cost, the Black Priors will pay the price. Once Apollyon’s faithful warriors, today they return from exile to fight with their leader, Vortiger, reinventing their legacy and bringing fresh chaos to the battlefield.

ArmorEdit

Comprised of leather, black steel, and cast iron. Chainmail lies beneath everything with leather above it. Plate armor covers their arms and legs. Together with all the belts they wear, the Black Prior also wear a Chainmail hood that has a steel crown on top. Under that hood, dark make up mark under their eyes.

WeaponEdit

Longsword & Kite Shield - The weapon of choice of the Black Prior is the sword. But their iconic kite shield is where the true foundation of their technique of battle lies.

For Honor - BP sword kite shield

TriviaEdit

  • Leaks led to the belief that the class was called the Vortiger. Further confusion was had when the Black Prior's reveal cinematic came out on January 16, 2019, titled "New Hero: Vortiger." It was not until the following day, January 17, when the latest Warrior's Den Livestream aired, that the developers clarified that the class was called the Black Priors and that Vortiger was the name of the playable male Prior.
    • Even with this clarification, official websites still use "Vortiger" over "Black Prior" when referencing this hero, one being Ubisoft's own page for the Black Prior, which is title "The Vortiger Guide - For Honor Vortiger Hero."
    • The name Vortiger comes from Vortigern (also known as Vortiger, Vortigan and Vortigen), a legendary warlord of Britain during the 5th century who was believed to have unintentionally aided the Angles, Saxons and the Jutes in their conquest of the British Isles when he invited them to destroy the Picts. However, the certainty of his existence is debated to this day by scholars and historians.
    • The name of the playable female Black Prior is Erzabet, as confirmed on the above mentioned livestream. Erzabet is the Hungarian form of Elizabeth, and likely references Countess Elizabeth Bathory who was an infamous noblewoman and alleged serial killer, accounting for the deaths of many women (accusations ranging from 50 up to above 500). She is often compared to Vlad the Impaler.
  • Priors, from "Dark Priors", are individuals who are the head of a house or a collection of houses under a religious order.
  • Translations:
    • The latin saying from the reveal cinematic, "Mala ultro adsunt", means the same as the line said following the saying in the cinematic: "Misfortune comes uninvited."
      • This saying was the motto of German Emperor Sigmund of Luxembourg who ruled during the early 1400s.
      • This motto is also the name of one of Black Prior's purchasable Executions.
    • The spoken quote for the move Hawk's Charge, "Sindon cadit!" possibly refers to how even the best cloth decays overtime. In the sense of combat, even the best warriors can falter or lose their touch.
    • One of the Black Prior's combat emotes, "Stulti, Stolidi, Fatui..." is a set of words which means "fools" or "stupid (people)" while using different words.
  • The Black Prior is the first Hero to not have their ornament on the head of the Hero. It is instead placed on the Black Prior's shoulder plates.
  • The Black Prior features a unique zone attack, one that does not deal any form of damage. Instead, it acts like a knockback while draining the opponent's stamina.

QuotesEdit

  • Latin: "Tenebris!" – English: "For Darkness!"
    • Tenebris Rising
  • Latin: "Ad profundis!" – English: "Into the abyss!"
    • Bulwark Counter
  • Latin: "Tace cor tuum!" – English: "Silence your heart!"
    • Bulwark Slash
  • Latin: "Sindon cadit!" – English: "Fine linen falls/decays!"
    • Hawk's Charge

ReferencesEdit

Fighting StyleEdit

The Black Priors are protectors of the battlefield. Masters of the sword and shield, their powerful defense is their offense. Bulwark Stance allows them to block attacks from all directions and Bulwark Counter can negate any attack as long as it is timed correctly.

  • Difficulty: Easy-Medium
  • Defense Specialist
  • Strong Support Abilities

Special CapabilitiesEdit

  • Bulwark Stance: Special Stance that blocks all incoming Attacks
  • Bulwark Slash: Powerful attack that can be Feinted
  • Bulwark Counter: Negates all opponents’ Attacks and Unblockables. It does not work on Guard Break.


FeatsEdit

Tier 1st 2nd 3rd
1 Sinister Shield

Grant a shield to your ally by inflicting some damage to yourself.

Unlocked at level 1
SinisterShield
Iron Lungs

Passive | You can still Sprint when Out of Stamina

Unlocked at level 5
IronLungs
Speed Revive

Passive | Rapidly revive fallen teammates

Unlocked at level 13
1 - Speed Revive
2 Healing Ward

Passive | Slowly regain health while in Bulwark Stance

Unlocked at level 1
HealingWard
Doom Banner

Nearby enemies have less powerful attack and defense.

Unlocked at level 7
DoomBanner
Inspire

Nearby allies deal more Damage, and soldiers fight faster.

Unlocked at level 15
2 - Inspire
3 Oath Breaker

Remove all shields from target and temporarily prevent them from gaining any more shield

Unlocked at level 1
OathBreaker
Punch Through

Passive | Deal Damage on Blocked Attacks

Unlocked at level 9
3 - Punch Through
Tough as NailsPassive | Raises max Health when unlocked. Unlocked at level 17
ToughAsNails
4 Umbral Shelter

For a short time, generate shields for you and a nearby ally. Shields don't stack.

Unlocked at level 1
UmbralShelter
Regenerate

Passive | Regenerate your Health when out of combat

Unlocked at level 11
4 - Regenerate
Morale Booster

Improve the attacks of nearby allies for a short duration.

Unlocked at level 19
MoraleBooster-1

MovesetEdit

Hero SpecificEdit

  • Renown - Earn more Renown in outnumbered fights, by controlling objectives, and by killing enemy soldiers 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 Attacks- Tenebris Thrust has Superior Block, becoming Unblockable if the Superior Block is successful. Light Attack Openers have Crushing Counterstrike properties (Superior Block, plus Unblockable and enhanced damage when successful).
  • Undodgeable Heavy Finishers - Heavy Finishers can't be dodged.
  • Chain Starter- Horizon Spin, Tenebris Thrust, and Bulwark Slash are chain starters. Tenebris Rising and Hawk Charge are chain starters only if they hit an opponent.
  • Light Chain to Tenebris Rising - Press Guardbreak after a Light Opener to chain into Tenebris Rising
  • Bulwark Stance - In this stance, you gain new Attacks and Regular Block in all directions. You can move while in this Stance, but you can't Guardbreak nor Counter-Guardbreak. Unlike other forms of Charged moves or Mobile Full Block stances, Black Prior's movement is not slowed, while their forward walk is slightly faster.
    • Fast Flow Recovery Cancel - Fast Flow into Bulwark Stance after using any basic attack by holding C or RS during their recovery.
    • Fast Flow after Block - Hold (C, RS) while successfully blocking an incoming attack to Fast Flow into Bulwark Stance.
  • Bulwark Slash Cancel - Bulwark Slash can be canceled during its startup by pressing B (XB1), E key (PC) or the circle (PS4).
  • Bulwark Counter - Bulwark Counter is a defensive move that requires timing. If successful, it negates the opponent's Attack or Unblockable move when successful, leading to Black Prior to toss the target over behind. If multiple enemies attack Black Prior during the move, they too will be thrown over. Black Prior is completely immune to damage while throwing enemies.
    • Bulwark Counter Sweep - After throwing all countered foes over their shield, Black Prior will automatically perform an Unblockable Sweep Attack around them with their sword to deal damage to all nearby Units, focusing on whoever they had countered.
    • Bulwark Counter Exceptions - Although Bulwark Counter works with even bash attacks and pins, it will not work on normal Guardbreaks.
  • Block Dodges - Forward, Left, and Right Dodges have Block properties in the direction of the Dodge.

MovesEdit

(From Guard Mode)

Icon Legend

Type Name PC XB1 PS4
Chain Attack icon Harsh Requiem LMB or RMB, LMB or RMB RB or RT, RB or RT R1 or R2, R1 or R2
Unblockable icon Horizon Spin LMB + RMB RB + RT R1 + R2
Superior Block icon Tenebris Thrust W + Space, RMB LS + A, RT LS + X, R2
Unblockable icon Tenebris Rising W + Space, MMB LS + A, X LS + X, ⬜
Unblockable icon Hawk's Charge (Only during Heavy Opener Start up) During RMB, MMB During RT, X During R2, ⬜
Sprint Attack (Not in Guard Mode) ↑ + RMB LS↓ + RT LS↓ + R2
Full Block Stance icon Bulwark Stance C RS ↓ RS ↓
Unblockable icon Bulwark Slash (In Bulwark Stance) RMB RT R2
Push Back icon Bulwark Counter (In Bulwark Stance) LMB RB R1

Executions Edit

Spinebreaker

Spinebreaker

Mala Ultro Adsunt

Mala Ultro Adsunt

Vortiger's Reckoning

Vortiger's Reckoning

Severe Sentence

Severe Sentence

Limb Slicer

Limb Slicer

EmotesEdit

Passive StanceEdit

Formal Salute

Formal Salute

Threatening

Threatening

Mutual Respect

Mutual Respect

At The Ready

At The Ready

Veni

Veni

Fair Fight

Fair Fight

Solet (Black Prior)

Solet (Black Prior)

Fighting StanceEdit

I'll Give You A Show

I'll Give You A Show

Desperate Cry

Desperate Cry

Minor Adjustments

Minor Adjustments

Reverence

Reverence

Stulti, Stolidi, Fatui..

Stulti, Stolidi, Fatui...

A Shadow Approaches

A Shadow Approaches

MediaEdit

ImagesEdit

Model

Stills

VideosEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

Heroes
Knights Warden - Conqueror - Peacekeeper - Lawbringer - Centurion - Gladiator - Black Prior
Samurai Kensei - Shugoki - Orochi - Nobushi - Shinobi - Aramusha - Hitokiri
Vikings Raider - Warlord - Berserker - Valkyrie - Highlander - Shaman
Wu Lin Tiandi - Jiang Jun - Nuxia - Shaolin
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