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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.

Overview

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]

Armor

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.

Weapon

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.jpg

Trivia

  • 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

  • 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."
  • The execution "Gladius in jugulum" literally translates to "a sword/gladius in the throat."

Quotes

  • 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 Style

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. However, their range is short, so they need to close the gap and keep the pressure to stay on top of their foes.

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

Special Capabilities

  • Chargeable punches and heavies that have special properties when fully charged
  • Jab chains and mix-up that allows for offensive pressure
  • Jump attack on unbalanced targets that pins opponents

Feats

Number 1st 2nd 3rd
1 Body Count

Passive | Killing soldier grants you health and stamina.

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Body Hunter

Passive | Gain Health & Stamina when you kill another hero

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Rush

Trigger to gain movement speed for a short duration

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2 Inspire 

Allies and yourself deal more damage, soldiers fight faster

Inspire Icon.png

Haymaker

Passive | Punshes, kicks, and throws now deal damage

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Centurion's March

Gain unlimited stamina for a short time

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3 Second Wind

Recover some of your health.

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Pugio

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

Pugio Icon.png

Sharpen Bladed

Attacks inflict low Damage over time.

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4 Catapult

Call a catapult strike over an area.

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Stalwart Banner

Nearby allies continuously regain health.

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Phalanx

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

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Moveset

General

  • Renown: Hybrid - Renown is balanced across activities.
  • Revenge Mode - Boosts Damage and Health. All Attacks are Uninterruptible. Parry and Throws knock enemies down. Attacks are Auto-Parried on activation.
  • Defense: Static - Your Guard Stance remains active in the direction you designate, even when performing a Dodge.

Hero Specific

  • Jab - Press or Hold MMB (PC), X (XB1), or ⬜ (PS4) after a Parry Counter, Eagle's Fury or any basic chain attack (including Chain Finishers, hit or blocked) to initiate a Jab. Holding this move allows for variable timing.
    • Charging Phases - Charging a Jab has two phases, and has to be fully charged for the Jab to receive the Fully Charged Jab properties. If the attack is only in its first phase when released, Centurion will initiate a normal Jab.
    • 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. Fully Charged Jab is a Chain Finisher, although Centurion can perform immediately Eagle's Talon on the grounded opponent.
    • Charged Jab Cancel - Jab can be cancelled with the feint button (B for XB1, E for PC, 〇 for PS4).
    • Pin to Jab - Centurion can perform a Jab upon pinning pinning an opponent with Lion's Pounce or Imperial Might.
  • Charged Heavy Attack - Hold RMB (PC), RT (XB1), or R2 (PS4) when initiating a basic chain Heavy Attack to finish a chain with a Charged Heavy Attack. Holding this move allows for variable timing.
    • Charging Phases - Charging a Heavy Attack has two phases, and has to be fully charged (the second phase) for the Heavy Attack to receive the Fully Charged Heavy properties and become Lion's Pounce. If the attack is only in its first phase when released, Centurion will initiate a normal Heavy Attack.
    • Lion's Pounce - If a Heavy Attack is fully charged, it will receive increased damage and pin the target momentarily.
    • Imperial Might - If a Heavy Finisher is fully charged, it will become Imperial Might, receiving Unblockable properties on top of the properties given by Lion's Pounce.
    • Charging Heavy Attack: Chain End - Lion's Pounce and Imperial Might are Chain Finishers, but can be followed-up with a Jab if the move lands (hit or blocked).
    • 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, leading to a automatic counter-guardbreak.
    • Lion's Roar Cancel - Centurion can cancel Lion's Roar without being counter-broken by throwing his target. This cannot be performed once all three hits have been initiated.
    • 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.
    • Eagle's Talon on Special Knockdowns - Certain knockdowns will not count as actual knockdowns for the purpose of initiating Eagle's Talon. The list of knockdowns with this property is as follows: Gryphon's Dauntless Chase, Shaman's Predator's Mercy, Shugoki's Demon's Embrace and Demon Ball and Nuxia's Jade Ballet.
  • Knockback Kick - Press MMB (PC), X (XB1), or ⬜ (PS4) after any throw to follow up with a Legion Kick.
    • Kick Combo - Upon performing a Legion Kick on an opponent, Centurion can either lead into a Light Opener (only if the Kick lands) or a 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 Legion Kick.
  • 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).

Moves

(From Guard Mode)

Type Name PC XB1 PS4
Chain Attack icon.png Charged Heavy Hold/Release RMB Hold/Release RT Hold/Release R2
Chain Attack icon.png Lion's Claws LMB, LMB, LMB RB, RB, RB R1, R1, R1
Chain Attack icon.png Lion's Fangs LMB, LMB, RMB RB, RB, RT R1, R1, R2
Chain Attack icon.png Lion's Bite RMB, RMB RT, RT R2, R2
Chain Attack icon.png Lion's Jaws LMB, RMB RB, RT R1, R2
Uninterruptible Stance icon.png Eagle's Fury (Not in Guard Mode) ↑ + RMB LS↑ + RT LS↑+ R2
Uninterruptible Stance icon.png Eagle's Fury Alternate W, Space, RMB LS↑, A, RT LS↑, X, R2
Unblockable icon.pngPush Back icon.png Legion Kick W, Space, MMB LS↑, A, X LS↑, X, ⬜
Unblockable icon.pngPush Back icon.png Legion Kick Combo W, Space, MMB ♦, LMB LS↑, A, X ♦, RB LS↑, X, ⬜ ♦, R1
Unblockable icon.pngPush Back icon.png Legion Kick Heavy Combo W, Space, MMB, RMB LS↑, A, X, RT LS↑, X, ⬜, R2
Unblockable icon.pngStun icon.pngPush Back icon.png 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 icon.pngStun icon.pngKnocked Down icon.pngUninterruptible Stance icon.png 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 icon.pngStun icon.pngPush Back icon.png 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.png Lion's Roar MMB ♦, LMB, LMB, LMB X ♦, RB, RB, RB ⬜ ♦, R1, R1, R1
Unblockable icon.pngPush Back icon.png Parry Counter Parry icon.png, MMB Parry icon.png, X Parry icon.png, ⬜

Executions

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

Sylvan_Vaporization

Sylvan Vaporization

Horkos_Pharmakos

Horkos Pharmakos

Sylvan_Metamorphasis

Sylvan Metamorphasis

Revenant_Slayer

Revenant Slayer

Ulfhednar_Killer

Ulfhednar Killer

Shiryo_Avenger

Shiryo Avenger

Jiangshi_Banisher

Jiangshi Banisher

Minified_And_Put_Aside

Minified And Put Aside

Minified_And_Magnified

Minified And Magnified

Minified_And_Stomped

Minified And Stomped

Minified_And_Kicked_Away

Minified And Kicked Away

Wolf_Among_Sheep

Wolf Among Sheep

Ilma's_Scythe

Ilma's Scythe

Cane_You_Feel_It

Cane You Feel It

Brought_You_A_Gift

Brought You A Gift

Chimera_Salvation

Chimera Salvation

Blades_of_the_Vanguards

Blades of the Vanguards

Resounding_Defeat

Resounding Defeat

Deadly_Hare

Deadly Hare

Sylvan_Detachment

Sylvan Detachment

To_The_Great_Beyond

To The Great Beyond

Feast_Upon_The_Weak

Feast Upon The Weak

The_Masquerade_Is_Over

The Masquerade Is Over

Unquenchable_Wolf

Unquenchable Wolf


Farewell,_Chimera_Music_Box

Farewell, Chimera Music Box

Farewell,_Chimera_Zither

Farewell, Chimera Zither

Farewell,_Horkos_Bagpipe

Farewell, Horkos Bagpipe


Farewell,_Horkos_Violin

Farewell, Horkos Violin

Wrathful_Concision

Wrathful Concision

Willful_Concision

Willful Concision

Sorrowful_Concision

Sorrowful Concision

Artful_Concision

Artful Concision

Emotes

Passive Stance

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

Sylvan_Book

Sylvan Book

Sylvan_Meditation

Sylvan Meditation

In_ChaRAHcter

In ChaRAHcter

Muscular_Archer

Muscular Archer

Muscular_Biceps

Muscular Biceps

Message_Board

Message Board

Sylvan_Panacea

Sylvan Panacea

Selfish_Drinker

Selfish Drinker

Chimera_Bagpipe

Chimera Bagpipe

Chimera_Music_Box

Chimera Music Box

Chimera_Violin

Chimera Violin

Chimera_Zither

Chimera Zither

Horkos_Bagpipe

Horkos Bagpipe

Horkos_Music_Box

Horkos Music Box

Horkos_Violin

Horkos Violin

Horkos_Zither

Horkos Zither

Odaiko

Odaiko

Raising_Glasses

Raising Glasses

Suspended_Gong

Suspended Gong

The_Bodhran

The Bodhran

The_Field_Drum

The Field Drum

Suspicious_Tumbleweed

Suspicious Tumbleweed

Elegant_Dance

Elegant Dance

Fighting Stance

Snowball_Fight!

Snowball Fight!

Executions

Clarent

Clarent

Benedicto_Militis

Benedicto Militis

Death_By_Catapult

Death By Catapult

Emotes

Passive Stance

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)

Media

Images

Armor

Stills

Heroes
Knights Warden - Conqueror - Peacekeeper - Lawbringer -Centurion

Gladiator - Black Prior - Warmonger - Gryphon

Samurai Kensei - Shugoki - Orochi - Nobushi

Shinobi - Aramusha - Hitokiri - Kyoshin

Vikings Raider - Warlord - Berserker - Valkyrie

Highlander - Shaman - Jormungandr

Wu Lin Tiandi - Jiang Jun - Nuxia - Shaolin - Zhanhu
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