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"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."


Nobushi are a playable hero class in For Honor.

DescriptionEdit

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. [1]

ArmorEdit

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.

WeaponEdit

Naginata - 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.
Nobushi weapon

Naginata

TriviaEdit

  • The Nobushi's description matches that of the Onna-bugeisha, female warriors typically of nobility whose task was often to protect her household and village during the times of war, popularly wielding the naginata. They existed as part of the bushi (samurai) class, and were important when there was a lack of male warriors in the community.
    • "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 when fighting katana-armed male opponents.
  • The Nobushi's Executions, "Haato no Joou" (ハートの女王) and "Oikase" (おいかせ), respectively mean "Queen of Hearts" and "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."

Quotes[2]Edit

  • 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

Fighting StyleEdit

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

Special CapabilitiesEdit

  • Fast Revive
  • Many Support Feats

FeatsEdit

Tier 1st 2nd 3rd
1 Iron Lungs

Passive | You can still sprint when out of stamina.

1 - Iron Lungs-0
Speed Revive

Passive | Rapidly revive fallen teammates

1 - Speed Revive
Body Count

Passive | Killing soldier grants you health and stamina.

1 - Body Count
2 Arrow Strike

Call an arrow strike dealing moderate Damage over an area (60 dmg)

ArrowStrike-0
Smoke Bomb

Throw a smoke bomb on the ground that breaks the lock.

2 - Smoke Bomb
Revenge Attacks

Passive | Attacks fill the revenge meter

RevengeAttack Icon
3 Second Wind

Recover some of your health.

BlissfulRest-0
Long Bow

Fire a long bow for moderate damage. (85 dmg)

3 - Long Bow-0
Sharpen Blade

Attacks inflict low Damage over time.

SharpenBlade Icon
4 Stalwart Banner

Nearby allies continuously regain health.

4 - Stalwart Banner
Arrow Storm

Aerial attack that deals medium damage in multiple areas.

4 - Arrow Storm-0
Fire Trap

A trap that explodes and creates a fire area of effect

FireTrap

MovesetEdit

Hero SpecificEdit

  • 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.
  • Way of the Shark - Nobushi's attacks deal extra damage (~22.5% bonus) when hitting Bleeding enemies.
  • Hidden Stance - The Startup has a Dodge property. Basic Attacks Startup and Move Recoveries 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.
  • Cancel Attack Recovery - Chain Attacks, including Chain Finishers, can be followed up by Hidden Stance, Viper's Retreat or Kick.
    • Kick Recovery Attacks - 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 - Hit 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 - Death Rattle Form can be smoothly started with a forward dodge.
  • Zone Attack - Cancel Zone Attacks after the first strike with B (XB1), E key (PC) or the circle (PS4).

MovesEdit

(From Guard Mode)

Icon Legend

Type Name PC XB1 PS4
Chain Attack iconBleed icon Poke the Nest LMB, LMB, LMB RB, RB, RB R1, R1, R1
Chain Attack icon Hiss and Bite LMB, RMB RB, RT R1, R2
Chain Attack icon Death Rattle Form RMB, RMB RT, RT R2, R2
Bleed icon Slithering Thrust (Not in Guard Mode) ↑ + LMB LS(press to sprint) + RB L3(press to sprint) + R1
Coiling Slash (Not in Guard Mode) ↑ + RMB LS(press to sprint) + RT L3(press to sprint) + R2
Hidden Stance C RS↓ (hold down in direction) R3↓ (hold down in direction)
Bleed icon Cobra Strike A or W or D + Space, LMB LS← or LS↑ or LS→ + A, RB L3← or L3↑ or L3→ + X, R1
Bleed icon Cobra Strike Mix Up MMB ♦, MMB, LMB X ♦, X, RB ⬜ ♦, ⬜, R1
Bleed icon Viper's Retreat S + LMB LS↓ + RB L3↓ + R1
Kick LMB or RMB or C (hidden stance), MMB RB or RT or RS↓ (hidden stance), X R1 or R2, or R3↓ (hidden stance), ⬜
Sidewinder Form A or D + Space, RMB LS← or LS→ + A, RT L3← or L3→ + X, R2
Swift Recoil Block icon, Space Block icon, A Block icon, X
Bleed icon Swift Retreat Block icon, Space, S + LMB Block icon, A, LS↓ + RB Block icon, X, L3↓ + R1

ExecutionsEdit

Off With Their Head (Nobushi)

Off With Their Head (Nobushi)

Sting Like A Bee

Sting Like A Bee

Snap Off

Snap Off

Snapmare

Snapmare

Going For A Ride

Going For A Ride

Oikase

Oikase

5 Deadly Stabs

5 Deadly Stabs

Spearitual Journey

Spearitual Journey

Give Us A Smile

Give Us A Smile

Butterfly Dance

Butterfly Dance

Dearest Pity

Dearest Pity

Ohisama No Kataki

Ohisama No Kataki

Kuroyuri No Mai

Kuroyuri No Mai

StancesEdit

Passive StanceEdit

Power Up!

Power Up!

Feeling It!

Feeling It!

Chest Bump

Chest Bump

Kicking Your Can

Kicking Your Can

Such Misery

Such Misery

Thriller

Thriller

Nobushi Coin Toss

Nobushi Coin Toss

Kill Card (Nobushi)

Kill Card (Nobushi)

Recognition (Nobushi)

Recognition (Nobushi)

Solet (Nobushi)

Solet (Nobushi)

Fighting StanceEdit

Come Get Some

Come Get Some

You!

You!

Dignified Curtsey

Dignified Curtsey

Let's Dance

Let's Dance

I Bow To You

I Bow To You

Naginata Salute

Naginata Salute

MediaEdit

ImagesEdit

VideosEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://forhonor.ubisoft.com/game/en-US/game-info/heroes/nobushi.aspx
  2. https://redd.it/5um0u9


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