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"Where order has broken down, where cruelty and lawlessness rule, Lawbringers are justice. They go wherever they are needed, and they come prepared. Their armor has no equal, its construction a secret of their order. And they carry the most versatile weapon ever invented: the poleaxe. Pray that you do not need them. And when they arrive, pray that you have done no wrong."


Lawbringers are a playable hero class in For Honor.

Overview

The Lawbringers are justice in Ashfeld. They enforce the laws and dispense punishment and retribution without mercy. Their armor is without equal, their signature weapon a grim reminder of the ultimate punishment for lawlessness. They will go wherever they are needed – pray that you are on the right side when they arrive.[1]

Armor

Lawbringers wear full body plate armor with mail underneath. Their default helmet bears resemblance to a close helm with a large visor. There are emblems embroidered on the front and back and a medallion hanging from a chain can be seen in the front.

Weapon

Poleaxe - The poleaxe is one of the most versatile weapons ever made. The axe has a sharp end for slicing and a blunt end for bashing and the spike on top that makes it perfect for thrusting attack.

Poleaxe

Trivia

  • The plate armor of the Lawbringer bears many similarities to 16th century Spanish plate armor.
    • Of all the knight classes, the Lawbringer is the only one that wears full plate armor.
    • The pauldrons possess sword breakers, an attribute of many 16th century pauldrons.
  • Contrary to the Lawbringer's trailer, the historical Poleaxe is a highly specialized anti-armor weapon, a trait rendered moot by the game itself.
  • The Lawbringer, when on top stance in guard mode, has the butt (or cue) facing toward the opponent. This technique could have been done to avoid getting the head of the poleaxe tangled with the opponent's weapon.
    • The cue also tended to be lighter and significantly more nimble than the weighty axe head, ideal for the confines of hand-to-hand combat.
    • This also allowed the hammer- or axe-head to be kept in a ready position throughout combat.
  • The attack chain combo "Ruat Caelum" is a phrase taken from the Latin legal phrase "Fīat jūstitia ruat cælum" which translates to "Let justice be done, though the heavens fall." The phrase signifies the idea that justice must be realized no matter the cost.
    • The first part of the phrase, "Fiat justitia," is more commonly used than the latter part in modern usage.
  • The execution "Dura Lex Sed Lex" is in reference to the phrase "dūra lēx, sed lēx" which is a proverb/phrase as part of the Brocard, a legal maxim in Latin.
    • The phrase can be translated as "The law is harsh, but it is the law."
  • The name of the execution "Sto Pro Veritate" is the motto of Clan Guthrie and translates to "I stand for truth."
  • The Lawbringer is one of two Heroes (the other being the Shaman) who has executions that can have their animation cancelled midway, manually by the player. This is because these animations have early execution confirmation points, and are segmented into two parts, with the second part occuring after the execution point and being interruptible by the Player. The following are the executions with this quality:
    • Oh Come On!
      • "Oh Come On!" is unique even among these executions in that execution completes very early on, happening near the start of the execution instead of near the end.
        • As a result, this execution can act like a medium length execution with the healing benefit of a long execution; medium length executions are between 4 to 5 seconds long and heal for 35 health, whereas executions longer than 5 seconds are counted as "long" and heal for 50 health. This is on top of the execution time being at 2.7 seconds, the fastest among these interruptible executions.
    • Knock Knock
  • Lawbringer and other related characters (Gryphon and Holden Cross) are voiced by Evan Buliung.
  • The execution "Tene Cursum" translates to "hold the course" and is in reference to the quote "Ventis secundis, tene cursum," which translates to "the winds are favorable, hold the course."
  • Lawbringer's medallion has the image of a cross, two poleaxes forming an X and a skull. This is likely a reference to the Holy Inquisition.

Quotes[2]

  • Latin: "Ad mortem, inimīcus!" - English: "To death, (my) enemy!"
    • Blind Justice
  • Latin: "Nōlo superstites!" - English: "I refuse survivors!"
    • The Long Arm
  • Latin: "Nōn effugere potes!" - English: "You cannot escape!"
    • Knock Knock Execution
  • Latin: "Nōn recedens es!" - English: "You are not escaping."
    • Knock Knock Execution
  • Latin: "Tu bene te ipse defendisti!" - English: "You've defended yourself well."
    • Dura Lex Sed Lex Execution

References

Fighting Style

The Lawbringer combines the features of a Heavy and a Vanguard Hero, having a great range with their halberd while being an effective counter-attacker. They have a vast variety of attacks they can use after a parry, and a number of tools in their basic kit to keep the pressure on.

  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Excellent Counter-Attacker
  • Good at Disabling Enemies

Special Capabilities

  • A number of Top Attacks that stun enemies
  • Bashes and Unblockable Heavy Finishers apply constant pressure
  • A multitude of counter-attack options from Parrying

Perks

Available Perks for the Lawbringer can be viewed on the Perks page.

Feats

Tier 1st 2nd 3rd
1 Conqueror

Passive | Capture and upgrade control zones faster.

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Harsh Judgment

Reduce target's stamina for a short moment

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Body Count

Passive | Killing a soldier grants you health and stamina.

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2 Righteous Deflection

Passive | Parry to gain high damage reduction for a short time

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Fiat Lux ("let there be light")

Throw a flash grenade that blinds enemies for a few seconds.

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Juggernaut

Trade movement speed for better defense.

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3 Protected Revive

Passive | Your revive grants shields to allies

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Pugno Mortis ("fist of death")

Throw an explosive projectile dealing damage over an area.

Unlocked at level 17

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Second Wind

Recover some of your health.

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4 Igneus Imber ("fiery storm")

Several grenades that deal moderate damage over an area

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Catapult

Call a catapult strike over an area.

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Regenerate

Passive | Regenerates your health when out of combat.

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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

  • Impaling Stab - A successful Impaling Charge or Impaling Riposte will pin the target as Lawbringer pushes them back. Holding RMB (PC), RT (XB1) or R2 (PS4) will extend the duration of the impale. Impaling Charge will always come from the right side.
  • Special Property Attacks:
    • Enhanced Side Light Attacks - Side Light Attacks are not interrupted if blocked. Does not apply when blocked by a Superior Block.
    • Stunning Top Heavy Attacks - Top Heavy Attacks, including Blind Justice, will stun briefly and drain stamina from the target. A Stunned opponent will experience visual disorientation and cannot see their guard UI.
    • Unblockable Heavy Finisher - Heavy Finishers are all Unblockable.
  • The Long Arm - The Long Arm is bash which, upon landing, will pin the target, proceeding to lift them up and over behind Lawbringer. The target will be knocked down at the end of the move.
  • Shove - All Shove Attacks initiates Chains as a Chain Opener, leading into any Second Attack of Lawbringer's Chains.
    • Shove into the Long Arm - Shove can be followed up with the Long Arm. Input for Long Arm can be preemptively buffered while attempting a Shove.
    • Shove Mix Up - After any Chain Heavy attack (hit, blocked or miss), input MMB (PC), X (XB1) or 🔲 (PS4) to perform Shove.
  • Blind Justice Finisher - Blind Justice counts as a Top Heavy Finisher, therefore being Unblockable, causing stun and is able to chain into Swift Justice or Shove Mix Up.
    • Swift Justice Finisher - Input LMB (PC), RB (XB1) or R1 (PS4) after any Top Heavy Finisher, including Blind Justice, for a guaranteed hit that ends the chain.
  • Riposte Chain Openers - Light Riposte can act as a Chain Opener, leading into any Second Attack of Lawbringer's Chains.

Moves

(From Guard Mode)

Icon Legend

Type Name PC XB1 PS4
Chain Attack icon.png Book, Chapter and Verse LMB, RMB,LMB RB, RT, RB R1, R2, R1
Chain Attack icon.png Judge, Jury and Executioner LMB, RMB, RMB RB, RT, RT R1, R2, R2
Chain Attack icon.png Ruat Caelum RMB, RMB, RMB RT, RT, RT R2, R2, R2
Chain Attack icon.png Swift Justice RMB, LMB,RMB RT, RB, RT R2, R1, R2
Chain Attack icon.png Truth in Action RMB, RMB, LMB RT, RT, RB R2, R2, R1
Push Back icon.png Impaling Charge (Not in Guard Mode) Shift + RMB LS↓ + RT LS↓ + RT
Push Back icon.png Impaling Riposte Parry icon.png, ← or → + RMB Parry icon.png, RS← or RS→ + RT Parry icon.png, RS← or RS→ + R2
Unblockable icon.pngStun icon.png Blind Justice Parry icon.png, ↑ + RMB Parry icon.png, RS↑ + RT Parry icon.png, RS↑ + R2
Stun icon.png Light Riposte Parry icon.png, LMB Parry icon.png, RB Parry icon.png, R1
Unblockable icon.pngUninterruptible Stance icon.png Make Way Parry icon.png, LMB + RMB Parry icon.png, RB + RT Parry icon.png, R1 + R2
Unblockable icon.pngKnocked Down icon.png The Long Arm S + MMB LS↓ + X LS↓ + ⬜
Unblockable icon.pngPush Back icon.png Shove A or W or D, + Space, MMB LS← or LS↑ or LS→ + A, X LS← or LS↑ or LS→ + X, ⬜
Unblockable icon.pngPush Back icon.png Shove Mix Up RMB, MMB RT, X R2, ⬜

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

Videos

External links

References

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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