Captains that use shields have their own page.
Captains are AI controlled minions that appear in the campaign and skirmish mode and are used to help train the player in the tutorial.
Captains can be identified among Soldiers for their larger stature and the unified design of their helmets, body armor, and sword.
- Viking Captains wear leather armor, together with an identifiable coloured sash over their chest indicating which side they are from. For their helmet, they wear a Gjermundbu helmet with chainmail covering the lower half of their face. They wield a greatsword.
- Knight Captains wear some plate armor over chainmail, clothed with a gambeson and a Flat Top Helmet with a likely fixed visor. They wield a longsword.
- Samurai Captains wear tosei-gusoku (armor made of horizontal plates) under a sleeveless coat, a decorated kabuto helmet and a mempo. They wield a katana.
Keep in mind that these changes are purely aesthetic. All Captains behave the same way.
Captains operate much like a Hero when it comes to Guard Mode, where they can be locked onto and be attacked using combos. And while they too will use the Guard Mode and attack from one of the three sides, they lack any unique traits and their combat method is limited to striking with a heavy attack or using the guardbreak. Attacks performed by captains are slow and exaggerated and thus easily parried and otherwise bypassed.
Captains will be active in combating any Hero that attacks them; when using the guardbreak, they will only throw the Hero when near a ledge or map hazard. While their damage is not to the same level as Heroes, it is enough for them to become a good support to Enemy Heroes you are dueling with. Captains however will forgo trying to change their stance to block incoming attacks, neither will they attempt to dodge, though they have a chance of dodging Shugoki's Demon Embrace.
Together with two or three Soldiers, Captains will roam the map or stand guard in a location. Occasionally, this will result in Captains fighting opposing Captains. And if killed, a new Captain will take their place soon.
Officers are enhanced variants of Captains that are tasked to guard and patrol fortresses. At the moment they appear exclusively in Breach. Officers assist both teams and only to converge on the side objectives. Once the side objective belongs to their team they will either move to the next objective or remain behind to guard it.
Officers are slightly more aggressive than regular Captains and sport more health. While slightly more dangerous than Captains they are still passive compared to Heroes. Unlike Captains, Officers can be executed for a smaller health gain compared to a hero.
- Unlike their Soldier counterparts, Captains only exist as male, both through character model and voice.