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"Some fight for warlords. They fought for an empire. Their might inspired generations of soldiers and struck fear in the heart of their enemies. They are Centurions. Their confidence radiates out to all those who follow them. With their gladius as an extension of their arm and their fist as strong as their conviction. Once the pride of a glorious dynasty, their legend is soon to be rewritten."


Centurions are a playable hero in For Honor.

OverviewEdit

The Centurion sees the battlefield like a chessboard. Each warrior has their part to play and sometimes sacrifices need to be made. This is the nature of war and the Centurion revels in it! [1]

ArmorEdit

The Centurion wears a metal face mask, giving him the face of a stoic warrior. He wears a metal musculata curiass and bracers. He also wears a galeae helmet that lacks its iconic decorative crest.

WeaponEdit

Gladius - This standard issue Roman weapon is perfectly forged for cutting, chopping, and thrusting. Its short blade works well when mixing in the use of his fists to punch his opponent.

Gladius

TriviaEdit

  • The Centurion is inspired by their real-life counterparts.
    • Historical Centurions were officers in the Roman army. They were named so because they would lead groups known as centuria.
  • The metal face mask worn by the Centurion was not worn by historical centurions.
    • They were worn by Roman cavalry during training, ritual tournaments or parades (as face protection for the former two), but were never used on the battlefield, evident in they would greatly hinder one's peripheral vision.[2]
  • Historical centurions would wear Lorica squamata, Lorica hamata, or Lorica segmentata instead of the musculata cuirass that is the default outfit for this game's Centurion.
  • In the world of For Honor, it was believed that the Centurions and the empire they came from were lost in the Cataclysm. But unbeknown to most, they have survived and warlords such as Apollyon have met them.
  • Centurion is voiced by Derek Seguin.

Executions Edit

  • The execution Pollice Verso was inspired by its historical counterpart.
    • Pollice Verso  is an expression that translates roughly to "turned thumb" and refers to the hand gesture used by Ancient Romes crowds when passing judgement on a defeated gladiator.
    • The expression became notable in 1872, when French painter Jean-Léon Gérôme named a painting after the phrase. The painting causes dispute to this day, as it depicts a peasant giving the "thumbs down" sign to the gladiator. Historians argue about the meaning of the sign, as it was believed to mean spare the life.
  • The execution Ala Iacta Est is a play on the Latin phrase Alea Iacta Est.
    • Alea Iacta Est means 'the die is cast'. Ala Iacta Est means 'the arm is cast,' referring to the loss of the target's arm.
  • The execution ""Veni Vidi Vici" is a Latin phrase popularly attributed to Julius Caesar, where it means "I came, I saw, I conquered."
    • This move is a reference to the movie Troy, specifically the first fight in the movie that is between the protagonist Achilles and Boagrius.
  • The execution "Fortiter et Recte" translates to "Boldly" and Rightly." It is the clan motto of Clan Eliott.
  • The execution "It Takes Guts" may be a reference to a scene in the 2000 historical drama film "Gladiator." Before the final fight that occurs between Maximus and Commodus, the movie's protagonist and antagonist respectively, Commodus embraces Maximus, only to stab him in the side to gain an advantage.
  • The execution "A Spina ad Brachium" is a play on the Latin phrase "per aspera ad astra," which means "through hardship to the stars."
    • A Spina ad Brachium means "Through the spine to the arm."
    • Particularly "A Spina" sounds like a pun to "aspera."

QuotesEdit

  • Latin: "Incredibilis!" - English: (I am) incredible!
    • Jab unblockable punch
  • Latin: "Incontinens!" - English:(I am) unrestrained!
    • Imperial Might unblockable heavy attack
  • Latin: "Īnfirmus!" - English:(You are) weak! / Weakling!
    • Eagle's Talons jump attack, Brutal Beating Execution & Knock Yourself Out Execution
  • Latin: "Etiam!" - English:(In this context) Come on! / Keep going!
    • Eagle's Talons jump attack (non fatal), while backing up
  • Latin: "Pugna non perfecta est!" - English: This fight isn't over!
    • Roman Uppercut Execution
  • Latin: "Movete!" - English: Move!
    • Ala Iacta Est Execution
  • Latin: "Quod non rursum occidas!" - English: Never again will you kill anyone.
    • It Takes Guts Execution
  • Latin: "Illa iacāte!" - English: Throw it there!
    • Catapult (enemy)
  • Latin: "Fo spērāte!" - English: Make them fear!
    • Catapult (enemy)
  • Latin: "Trāicite!" - English: Send it!
    • Catapult (enemy)
  • Latin: "Nunc!" - English: Now!
    • Catapult (enemy)
  • Latin: "Ibi Iacēte!" - English: Hurl it there!
    • Catapult (enemy)

Fighting StyleEdit

The Centurion is an in-your-face character, specialized in opening your defense and draining your stamina. They have a lot of fast mix-ups to put pressure on their opponents. Their range is short and their main challenge will be to close the gap without taking too much damage.

  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Melee specialist
  • Mix-up intensive

Special CapabilitiesEdit

  • Very high damage jump attack on unbalanced targets
  • Kicks and punches to open defense and drain stamina
  • Charged heavies that can pin or unbalance targets

FeatsEdit

Number 1st 2nd 3rd
1 Body Count

Passive | Killing soldier grants you health and stamina.

1 - Body Count
Body Hunter

Passive | Gain Health & Stamina when you kill another hero

BountyHunter Icon-0
Rush

Trigger to gain movement speed for a short duration

Rush Icon
2 Inspire 

Allies and yourself deal more damage, soldiers fight faster

Inspire Icon
Haymaker

Passive | Punshes, kicks, and throws now deal damage

Haymaker Icon
Centurion's March

Gain unlimited stamina for a short time

Centurion'sMarch Icon
3 Second Wind

Recover some of your health.

3 - Second Wind-0
Pugio

A projectile that deals low damage and stuns an enemy for a short time

Pugio Icon
Sharpen Bladed

Attacks inflict low Damage over time.

SharpenBlade Icon
4 Catapult

Call a catapult strike over an area.

4 - Catapult
Stalwart Banner

Nearby allies continuously regain health.

4 - Stalwart Banner
Phalanx

Grant a shield to all alive teammates (yourself included).

Phalanx Icon

MovesetEdit

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.
  • Jab - Press or Hold MMB (PC), X (XB1), or ⬜ (PS4) after a Parry Counter, Eagle's Fury or any basic chain attack (hit or block) to initiate a Jab. Holding this move allows for variable timing.
    • Pin to Jab - Centurion can perform a Jab upon pinning pinning an opponent with Lion's Pounce or Imperial Might.
    • Fully Charged Jab - If the Jab is fully charged, it will have Uninterruptible Stance, stun the opponent, deal increased Stamina damage and knock the opponent onto the ground.
    • Charged Jab Cancel - Jab can be cancelled with the feint button (B for XB1, E for PC, 〇 for PS4).
  • Lion's Pounce - Hold RMB (PC), RT (XB1), or R2 (PS4) when initiating a combo Heavy Attack to finish a chain with a Pinning Attack. Holding this move allows for variable timing.
    • Imperial Might - If a Heavy Finisher is fully charged, it will become Imperial Might, receiving increased damage and Unblockable properties on top of pinning the opponent.
    • Charged Heavy Cancel - Press MMB (PC), X (XB1) or ⬜ (PS4) during the charging animation of Lion's Pounce or Imperial Might to cancel into a Guardbreak. For Imperial Might, this can still be performed even when Imperial Might has become unblockable. Charged Heavies can also be cancelled with the feint button (B for XB1, E for PC, 〇 for PS4).
  • Lion's Roar - Upon guardbreaking a target, perform up to three Light Attacks to initiate a pommel-bash maneuver that will drain the target's Stamina.
    • Timed Bash - The Light Attacks in Lion's Roar require proper timing to perform. If performed too slowly or too quickly, the inputs will not register.
    • Lion's Roar Cancel - Centurion can cancel Lion's Roar without being counter-broken by throwing his target.
    • Guardbreak Heavy - Initiating a Heavy attack upon guardbreaking a target will lead into a Heavy Opener. This Heavy attack is guaranteed unless it's fully charged.
  • Eagle's Talons - Initiate a Jump Attack when there is an Unbalanced enemy around by pressing RMB (PC), RT (XB1), or R2 (PS4) near them. A successful Jump Attack will pin the target to the ground, while replenishing Centurion and the victim's Stamina.
    • Fury to Talons - When locked onto an Unbalanced enemy, it is also possible to initiate Eagle's Fury to perform Eagle's Talons.
    • Eagle's Talons Cutscene - Upon performing a successful Jump Attack, a cutscene will ensue. If his target is still alive, Centurion will back up while taunting his target. If the target has died from the Jump Attack, Centurion will dig his Gladius a bit deeper into his target's corpse before pulling it out.
    • Interrupted Cutscene - If Centurion performs a delayed Jump Attack, he will inflict damage but will not pin his target. This also happens if he is interrupted midway through the Jump Attack cutscene animation.
  • Knockback Kick - Press MMB (PC), X (XB1), or ⬜ (PS4) after any throw to follow up with a Legion Kick for additional Knockback and Stun.
    • Kick Combo - Upon performing a Legion Kick on an opponent, Centurion can either lead into a Light Opener or Heavy Finisher.
  • Combo Starters - The Light attack in Legion Kick Combo and Jab Combo are counted as Light Openers. Eagle's Fury (including Alternate) counts as a Heavy Opener.
    • Guardbreak Throw Combo - Upon throwing an opponent from a guardbreak, Centurion can either lead into a Light Opener, Heavy Finisher or a Jab.
  • Parry Counter Opener - Parry Counter acts as an Opener, thus can chain into a Chain Light, a Heavy Finisher or a Jab.
  • Zone Attack Cancel - Centurion can cancel his Zone Attack after the first and second strike with B (XB1), E (PC), or 〇 (PS4).

MovesEdit

(From Guard Mode)

Type Name PC XB1 PS4
Chain Attack icon Charged Heavy Hold/Release RMB Hold/Release RT Hold/Release R2
Chain Attack icon Lion's Claws LMB, LMB, LMB RB, RB, RB R1, R1, R1
Chain Attack icon Lion's Fangs LMB, LMB, RMB RB, RB, RT R1, R1, R2
Chain Attack icon Lion's Bite RMB, RMB RT, RT R2, R2
Chain Attack icon Lion's Jaws LMB, RMB RB, RT R1, R2
Uninterruptible Stance icon Eagle's Fury (Not in Guard Mode) ↑ + RMB LS↑ + RT LS↑+ R2
Uninterruptible Stance icon Eagle's Fury Alternate W, Space, RMB LS↑, A, RT LS↑, X, R2
Unblockable iconPush Back icon Legion Kick W, Space, MMB LS↑, A, X LS↑, X, ⬜
Unblockable iconPush Back icon Legion Kick Combo W, Space, MMB, LMB LS↑, A, X, RB LS↑, X, ⬜, R1
Unblockable iconStun iconPush Back icon Jab LMB or RMB Hit or Block, MMB Hold/Release RB or RT Hit or Block, X Hold/Release R1 or R2 Hit or Block, ⬜ Hold/Release
Unblockable iconStun iconKnocked Down iconUninterruptible Stance icon Charged Jab LMB or RMB Hit or Block, MMB Hold RB or RT Hit or Block, X Hold R1 or R2 Hit or Block, ⬜ Hold
Unblockable iconStun iconPush Back icon Jab Combo LMB or RMB Hit or Block, MMB ♦, LMB RB or RT Hit or Block, X ♦, RB R1 or R2 Hit or Block, ⬜ ♦, R1
Timing Lion's Roar MMB ♦, LMB, LMB, LMB X ♦, RB, RB, RB ⬜ ♦, R1, R1, R1
Unblockable iconPush Back icon Parry Counter Parry icon, MMB Parry icon, X Parry icon, ⬜

Executions Edit

Kneel Before Me!

Kneel Before Me!

Stay Down!

Stay Down!

Glorious Execution

Glorious Execution

Pollice Verso

Pollice Verso

Knock Your Block Off

Knock Your Block Off

Roman Uppercut

Roman Uppercut

Percision Cut

Percision Cut

Inglorious End

Inglorious End

Ala Iacta Est

Ala Iacta Est

Brutal Beating

Brutal Beating

Veni Vidi Vici

Veni Vidi Vici

Fortiter Et Recte

Fortiter Et Recte

It Takes Guts

It Takes Guts

A Spina Ad Brachium

A Spina Ad Brachium

Knock Yourself Out

Knock Yourself Out

Emotes Edit

Passive Stance Edit

Victorious

Victorious

Improper Tactics

Improper Tactics

The Intellectual

The Intellectual

Comedic Relief

Comedic Relief

Clear Miscalculation

Clear Miscalculation

The Good Life

The Good Life

Centurion Coin Toss

Centurion Coin Toss

Kill Card (Centurion)

Kill Card (Centurion)

Recognition (Centurion)

Recognition (Centurion)

Solet (Centurion)

Solet (Centurion)

Reluctant Applause (Centurion)

Reluctant Applause (Centurion)

Balls of Fury

Balls of Fury

Fighting Stance Edit

The Challenge

The Challenge

Respect

Respect

Swordplay

Swordplay

Imperial Salute (Centurion)

Imperial Salute (Centurion)

My Lord!

My Lord!

You're Going Down

You're Going Down

Macte Virtute (Centurion)

Macte Virtute (Centurion)

ExecutionsEdit

Requiescat In Pace

Requiescat In Pace

Rampage Of Ragnarok

Rampage Of Ragnarok

Cheaty Flute

Cheaty Flute

Blow Your Own Horn

Blow Your Own Horn

Harpy Hey Joe

Harpy Hey Joe

Lute Not

Lute Not

EmotesEdit

Passive StanceEdit

The Bard's Instrument

The Bard's Instrument

Sword In The Stone

Sword In The Stone

Ready To Rumble

Ready To Rumble

Volcanic Destruction Blast

Volcanic Destruction Blast

Jack O Lantern

Jack O Lantern

Leap Of Faith

Leap Of Faith

Penguin Walk

Penguin Walk

Vortiger's Ascent

Vortiger's Ascent

Shadows of the Hitokiri

Shadows of the Hitokiri

Zhanhu's Fire

Zhanhu's Fire

Dubious Assessment

Dubious Assessment

One Of Your Shrugs

One Of Your Shrugs

Howl At The Moon

Howl At The Moon

Confused Warrior

Confused Warrior

Skeptically Swaying

Skeptically Swaying

Horkos Grimoire

Horkos Grimoire

Fighting StanceEdit

Snowball Fight!

Snowball Fight!

ExecutionsEdit

Clarent

Clarent

Revenant Slayer

Revenant Slayer

Benedicto Militis

Benedicto Militis

EmotesEdit

Passive StanceEdit

Down The Hatch! (Knight)

Down The Hatch! (Knight)

Rub Salt In The Wound (Knight)

Rub Salt In The Wound (Knight)

Banner Of Arms (Knight)

Banner Of Arms (Knight)

MediaEdit

ImagesEdit

Armor

Stills

  1. https://forhonor.ubisoft.com/game/en-us/game-info/heroes/centurion.aspx
  2. Arrian, Ars Tactica 34

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