"Villages far from the safety of our castle still need protection. But how can our armies protect the people when we samurai are so few? Nobushi: elegant, aggressive fighters with the lightest of armors and the most exotic of weapons: the naginata. They seem hardly battle ready, but looks, in this case, are profoundly deceiving. They keep our wilds safe and we don't even know who they are."
The defenders of the villages too far from the Imperial City for the army to reach. They are elegant fighters with a curious weapon. They have the lightest armor that allows them to move like the wind but cannot take a lot of damage. But don’t let their appearance fool you, they are one of the most effective fighters the Samurai have. 
The nobushi appears to be mostly wearing leather and cloth with a gray knee-length coat on top. They possess two small sode, Japanese shoulder protectors, on their shoulders.
They wear a mouthless noh mask and amigasa hat.
WeaponEditNaginata - The naginata is a long weapon consisting of a wooden shaft topped with a curved blade, with a round handguard (tsuba) between the blade and shaft. It is an extremely versatile weapon in the hands of a trained warrior and can be used to stab, bash, or hook enemies.
- The Nobushi's description matches that of the Onna-bugeisha (女武芸者; lit. "female martial artists"), female warriors, typically of nobility, who were part of the bushi (samurai) class, partaking in battles along samurai men in times of need. They were trained in the use of weapons so that they can protect their household, family and honour during times of war.
- While the onna-bugeisha used the same weapons as their male counterpart, the naginata was the most popular weapon-of-choice for them. Being used by many famous onna-bugeisha, the naginata has been the iconic image of a woman warrior in pop culture.
- "Nobushi" (野武士) roughly translates into English as "Outsider Warrior" or "Civilian Warrior." The word "野" was also used in reference to areas outside the main castle.
- While the naginata were used by all samurai, they were most often associated with women, as the extended length effectively made up for their general lack of strength and size when fighting katana-armed male opponents.
- The emote "Thriller" may be a reference to Michael Jackson's song of the same name. The pose Nobushi makes is seen countless times in the song's music video.
- "Snapmare" refers to the wrestling move of the same name, which Nobushi performs as the first part of the execution. Nobushi puts her back to her victim, bringing her arm up behind her victim's head, only to then flip them over her shoulder onto their back.
- "Haato no Joou" (ハートの女王) translates to "Queen of Hearts."
- "Oikase" (おいかせ) translates to "Tailwind."
- "Oikase" is an older way of pronouncing "oikaze" (追い風; lit. "chasing wind"), representing the time when the Japanese language had not incorporated sonant marks, known as "dakuten" (濁点) in Japanese, in their written language.
- "Oikase" may also be a misspelling of "oikaese" (追い返せ) which can mean "repel" or "drive away."
- "Ohisama no Kataki" (お日様の仇) translates to "Adversary of the Sun."
- "Kuroyuri no Mai" (黒百合の舞) translates to "Black Lily Dance."
- Japanese: 其方に死を (Sonata ni shi wo) - English: "I give you death!"
- Poke the Nest finisher
- Japanese: 推して参る (Oshite mairu) - English: "Here we go!"
- Cobra Strike
The Nobushi is a Zone Character. She tries to keep her distance while constantly annoying any attackers.
- Difficulty: Hard
- Good Zone Control
- Longest Attack Range
- Fast Revive
- Many Support Feats
Passive | You can still sprint when out of stamina.
Passive | Rapidly revive fallen teammates
Passive | Killing soldier grants you health and stamina.
Call an arrow strike dealing moderate Damage over an area.
Throw a smoke bomb on the ground that breaks the lock.
Passive | Attacks fill the revenge meter
Recover some of your health.
Fire a long bow for moderate damage. (85 dmg)
Attacks inflict low Damage over time.
Nearby allies continuously regain health.
Aerial attack that deals medium damage in multiple areas.
A trap that explodes and creates a fire area of effect
- Renown - 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.
- Light Attack Combo - The third Light Attack in Poke the Nest is guaranteed if the second Light Attack hits.
- Way of the Shark - Nobushi's Bleeds can stack. Her attacks deal extra damage (~22.5% bonus) when hitting Bleeding enemies.
- Bleeding Attacks - Slithering Thurst, Cobra Strike, Viper's Retreat, the second strike of her Zone Attack and the guaranteed Light Attack Combo for Poke the Nest all inflict Bleed.
- Hidden Stance - The Startup has a Dodge property. The Startup of Heavy Openers and Recoveries of all Moves can be cancelled into Hidden Stance.
- Hidden Stance Properties - Hidden Stance does not restrict Nobushi's offensive capabilities, allowing her to perform Attacks, Kicks, Dodges and Dodge Attacks from the Stance. However, Nobushi cannot perform defensive moves such as Blocking or Parrying while in Hidden Stance, neither is she able to move normally as she remains stationary.
- Hidden Stance Chains - Hidden Stance replaces the first attack of basic attack combos, causing attacks performed from the Stance to be the second in the chain. Heavy Attacks from Hidden Stance are Heavy Finishers; Light Attacks from Hidden Stance are considered as the second Light Chain in Poke the Nest.
- Attack Recovery Cancel - Chain Attacks can be followed up by Hidden Stance, Viper's Retreat or Kick.
- Kick Follow-up - Kick can be followed up by Hidden Stance, or Cobra Strike by pressing LMB (PC), RB (XB1) or R1 (PS4). Guardbreak throws count as Kicks.
- Poke the Nest - Third chained Light Attack is guaranteed if second one hits. This guaranteed hit does not have to come from the same side as the second.
- Sidewinder Form - Hits at the opposite of the direction of the Dodge.
- Sidewinder Follow-up - Sidewinder Form can be followed up by Hidden Stance, Viper's Retreat, Kick, Dodge or another Dodge Attack.
- Cobra Strike into Poke the Nest - Cobra Strike counts as a chain starter for Poke the Nest.
- Cobra Strike Follow-up - Cobra Strike can be followed up by Hidden Stance, a Dodge or another Dodge Attack.
- Death Rattle's Approach - You can cancel the recovery of a Forward Dodge with a Heavy from any side, leading into Death Rattle Form.
- Zone Attack - Cancel Zone Attacks after the first strike with B (XB1), E key (PC) or the circle (PS4).
(From Guard Mode)
|Armor Styles||Weapon Styles|
|Knights||Warden - Conqueror - Peacekeeper - Lawbringer|
|Samurai||Kensei - Shugoki - Orochi - Nobushi - Shinobi - Aramusha - Hitokiri|
|Vikings||Raider - Warlord - Berserker - Valkyrie - Highlander - Shaman - Jormungandr|
|Wu Lin||Tiandi - Jiang Jun - Nuxia - Shaolin - Zhanhu|