Hero types is a category used in "For Honor" to give heroes a certain play style to them.
There are currently only 4 Different hero types in the games.
This type of hero are basically very balanced are good to use if you're a newcomer to the game. Their versatile kit allows them to be a good team filler, while proving to be easy to learn because of their combat simplicity. They are able to hold out on their own as they are the leading figure of their faction. There are currently four Vanguards, one for each faction: Warden, Raider, Kensei and Tiandi.
These Heroes are durable and slow but that comes with an advantage of being able to mow down enemy Heroes with their disrupting movements and attacks. Heavies are very good at trading blows with other Heroes either through the use of an All-Block Stance or their sheer physical resistance. In For Honor there are currently six Heavies: Conqueror, Black Prior, Warlord, Shugoki, Jiang Jun, and Hitokiri.
These characters include the fast and agile type of characters who use speed to get the advantage on their foe. They have potent damage and speed but come at the cost of limited defensive options and weak attacks if not wielded by a skilled player. Some work alone, while others are excellent for skirmishing alongside allies. Currently there are seven Assassins: Peacekeeper, Gladiator, Berserker, Shaman, Orochi, Shinobi and Nuxia.
Hybrids are the specialized Heroes of the game, carrying traits from two of the three classes, hence their name as "Hybrids." As a result, Hybrids bring to the game unique roles that they excel at that cannot be fulfilled by the traditional three others. But in return, Hybrids are much more difficult to master, and at times may suffer some more blatant weaknesses. There are seven Hybrids: Lawbringer, Centurion, Valkyrie, Highlander, Nobushi, Aramusha and Shaolin.