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"We samurai are outnumbered. Each of our warriors must be the match of ten of our enemies. Each Orochi is a match for a hundred. Swift, strong, truest masters of the katana, they move like shadows with lore taken from the ninja clans. Their armor; a perfect balance of flexibility and strength. Orochi: they are the finest warriors the world has ever known."


For the single player campaign character, see: The Orochi

Orochi are a playable hero in For Honor.

OverviewEdit

The Imperial assassins of the Samurai. They roam the battlefield like ghosts, terrorizing and slaughtering those unfortunate enough to cross their path. Lightly armored and trained in the arts of stealth and deception, the Orochi dispatches enemies with a katana. Usually loyal beyond reproach, the Orochi holds the darker samurai secrets of dealing death in myriad ways, from throwing deadly knives to using a poisoned blade. [1]

ArmorEdit

A perfect balance between flexibility and strength, the default armor is composed of laqured wood that cover most of the body with worn leather and cloth underneath. They wear a traditional kabuto, though it lacks any sort of tehen kanamono or decorative crest. Their dull gray mempo is simplistic and covers their mouth and nose, with dashes of tan paint that gives the image of sharp teeth.

WeaponEdit

Katana - The katana is the archetypal single-edge curved sword of the samurai of the Dawn Empire. They are made of laminated steel of the highest quality and are often honored as family heirlooms that warriors pass down to their firstborn.
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TriviaEdit

  • During early versions of the game, prior to its release, the Orochi was known as the Oni. Along with their name, details of their armor have been changed, most noticeably the lack of the panel of plate armor that hung over the back of the Oni's left shoulder.
    • This plate was reintroduced with a new gear look added in the Marching Fire update, meant to be a tribute to the pre-release appearance.
  • The default armor the Orochi wears is identical to Tosei dou gusoku: Samurai plate armor.
    • Though the Orochi's armor is made of wood, historical Samurai never wore wood armor. All accounts of Japanese wood armor predated the Samurai, as by the time of the Samurai, they were using lamellar and plate armor.
  • The word Orochi (Kanji: 大蛇) means serpent in Japanese, which refers to a mythical eight-headed serpent named Yamata no Orochi.
  • As fast, agile warriors with the ability to use weapons like the kunai and smoke bomb, the Orochi effectively assumes the role traditionally associated with the ninja in games and pop culture.
    • This is referenced in the Orochi intro trailer, which states how their existence was influenced by the mythical ninja clans.
    • With the introduction of the Shinobi, the Orochi assumes the more aggressive face of the ninja fantasy, whereas the Shinobi is the more stealthy counterpart.
  • Orochi is currently the only assassin Hero who uses a single weapon; all other assassin Heroes either dual wields weapons (two axes for Berserker, two hook swords for Nuxia) or has a primary weapon with a secondary in the off-hand (sword and dagger for Peacekeeper, trident and buckler for Gladiator).

Executions Edit

  • "Tsubame Gaeshi" is reference to the infamous technique of master swordsman Kojirō Sasaki.
    • Tsubame Gaeshi roughly means 'Swallow Reversal' or 'Turning Swallow Strike', referencing its fame for being able to cut a swallow mid-flight.
    • Although there are no explicit descriptions of the technique, it is assumed (and seen in pop culture) that the user swiftly strikes twice before a decisive third strike to create a triangular cage that is indefensible and inescapable. Although including one more strike, the Orochi performs the skill akin to the above.
    • It is odd that this particular execution was given to the Orochi and not the Kensei, as Kojirō Sasaki was a wielder of the nodachi.
  • "Toro! Toro!" refers to the bullfighting contest, where the term is commonly depicted in pop culture as the term bullfighters use to taunt the bull they face. As seen in the execution, Orochi plays "bull" with their execution victim.
    • "Toro" in Spanish means "bull."
  • "Senbazuru" references "the Thousand Folded Cranes" (千羽鶴), a myth where folding a thousand origami cranes will grant a wish.
  • "Rokka no Shi" is likely read as "Death of the Six-Petal Flowers" (六花の死), where the "Six-Petal Flower" actually refers to snow (because a snow crystal is six-sided). Thus, the name can actually be read as "Death by Snow," as the Execution was released during the winter.
  • The execution "Tobasu" literally translates to "to let fly" (飛ばす; tobasu).
  • "Senkei" may be a reference to "殲景" (lit. "slaughter scape" or "annihilation scape"). The name comes from a technique used by a character, Byakuya Kuchiki, in the action anime Bleach.
    • Alternatively, there is another term in Japanese that is pronounced as 'senkei': 線形 (lit. "linear"). This may be an allusion to the one-cut nature of the execution.
    • In the Japanese version of the game, the term is transcribed as "殲滅" (lit. "Obliteration" or "ruination").

Quotes[2]Edit

  • Japanese: 逃がしはせぬ (Nigashi wa senu) - English: "I will not let you escape!"
    • Female Orochi, Riptide Strike
  • Japanese: 尋常に勝負 (Jinjou ni shoubu) - English: "Let's have an honourable showdown!"
    • Male Orochi, Riptide Strike
  • Japanese: 死ね (Shine) - English: "Die!"
    • Wind Gust or Hurricane Blast
  • Japanese: さぁ、参る (Saa, mairu) - English: "Now, here I come!"
    • Male Orochi, Rokka no Shi Execution

Fighting StyleEdit

Orochi are very agile katana-wielding samurai. They offer a good mix of harassment and counter-attack abilities but require skill and timing to have an effective defense.

  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Assassin Fighting Style
  • Counter-Attacker

Special CapabilitiesEdit

  • Very fast light attacks
  • Dodges into faster attacks
  • Deflect abilities

FeatsEdit

Tier 1st 2nd 3rd
1 Bounty Hunter

Passive | Gain Health & Stamina when you kill another hero

BountyHunter Icon-0
Kiai

Stun nearby opponents with a scream

Kiai Icon-0
Iron Lungs

Passive | You can still sprint when out of stamina.

1 - Iron Lungs-0
2 Smoke Bomb

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

SmokeBomb Icon
Kunai

Throw a weighted dagger that does damage.

Kunai-1
Revenge Attacks

Passive | Attacks fill the revenge meter

RevengeAttack Icon
3 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
Slip Through

Passive | Dodging raises Attack for a short duration

SlipThrough Icon
4 Nail Bomb

A trap dealing Bleed Damage in an area of effect

NailBomb Icon-0
Fear Itself

Enemies around you have lower Stamina regeneration and defenses

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Arrow Storm

Aerial attack that deals medium damage in multiple areas.

4 - Arrow Storm-0

MovesetEdit

Hero SpecificEdit

  • Renown - Earn more Renown in 1v1 fights, by killing enemy Heroes, and getting killing streaks to unlock your feats in a match.
  • Revenge Mode - Boosts Damage and Health. All Attacks are Uninterruptible. Parry and Throws knock enemies down. Attacks are Auto-Parried on activation.
  • Defense: Reflex - Your Guard Stance only remains active for a limited time, for up to one second.
  • Deflect - Deflect by dodging in the direction of an incoming attack just before impact. Deflect can be followed-up by Wind Gust (Light Attack) or Hurricane Blast (Heavy Attack).
    • Hurricane Blast Cancel - Cancel out of a Hurricane Blast with Wind Gust (Light Attack), Guardbreak or Dodge.
  • Calm before the Storm - Storm Rush can be held after dodging backwards. During this time and while running, Orochi can choose which direction to attack from.
    • Chasing Storm - While running, Orochi will continue to chase their target until they reach striking distance or a total of 0.5 seconds has passed since they've started.
    • Storm Rush Cancel - Storm Rush can be canceled while being held or during the running animation with B (XB1), ◯ (PS4) or E (PC).
  • Top Light Attack Combo - A successful Top Light Opener guarantees a second hit, although with decreased damage. Lightning Strike and Riptide Strike cannot initiate the guaranteed strike.
  • Chain Starters - Storm Rush, Riptide Strike, Lightning Strike, Zephyr Slash and Wind Gust all function as Chain Starters for their respective input.
  • Finisher Recovery - The Recovery after Finishers can be canceled with a Dodge or Dodge Attack.
  • Undodgeable Attacks - Lightning Strike, Zephyr Slash and the top strike of Storm Rush are all undodgeable.
  • Crashing Wave - Crashing Wave has a short recovery, allowing Orochi to start chains smoothly after.

MovesEdit

(From Guard Mode)

Icon Legend

Type Name PC XB1 PS4
Chain Attack icon Crosswind Slashes LMB, LMB, LMB RB, RB, RB R1, R1, R1
Chain Attack icon Galeforce Swipes LMB, RMB RB, RT R1, R2
Chain Attack icon Cyclone Slashes LMB, LMB, RMB RB, RB, RT R1, R1, R2
Chain Attack icon Tidal Wave Slashes RMB, LMB, LMB RT, RB, RB R2, R1, R1
Chain Attack icon Maelstrom Slashes RMB, LMB, RMB RT, RB, RT R2, R1, R2
Chain Attack icon Lightning Strikes Twice RMB, RMB RT, RT R2, R2
Crashing Wave (Not in Guard Stance) ↑ + RMB LS↓(press to sprint) + RT L3↓(press to sprint) + R2
Riptide Strike S + SPACE + LMB LS↓ + A + RT LS↓ + X + R2
Storm Rush S + Space, Hold RMB, ← or ↑ or →, Release RMB LS↓ + A, Hold RT, RS← or RS↑ or RS→, Release RT LS↓ + X, Hold R2, RS← or RS↑ or RS→, Release R2
Lightning Strike W + Space, LMB LS↑ + A, RB LS↑ + X, R1
Zephyr Slash A or D + Space, LMB LS← or LS→ + A, RB LS← or LS→ + X, R1
Unblockable icon Wind Gust Deflect, LMB Deflect, RB Deflect, R1
Unblockable iconUninterruptible Stance icon Hurricane Blast Deflect, RMB Deflect, RT Deflect, R2

ExecutionsEdit

Choke On This

Choke On This

Kneel For Me

Kneel For Me

From Above

From Above

Excessive Force

Excessive Force

Clean Kill

Clean Kill

Tsubame Gaeshi

Tsubame Gaeshi

Toro! Toro!

Toro! Toro!

And Bow

And Bow

Overkill

Overkill

Senbazuru

Senbazuru

Rokka No Shi

Rokka No Shi

Tobasu

Tobasu

Senkei

Senkei

Throw And Kick

Throw And Kick

Emotes Edit

Passive Stance Edit

Katana Drop

Katana Drop

Damn It!

Damn It!

Home Run

Home Run

Here I Am!

Here I Am!

Open For Business

Open For Business

You Lose

You Lose

Orochi Coin Toss

Orochi Coin Toss

Kill Card (Orochi)

Kill Card (Orochi)

Recognition (Orochi)

Recognition (Orochi)

Solet (Orochi)

Solet (Orochi)

Fighting Stance Edit

You There!

You There!

Twirl A Whirl

Twirl A Whirl

Arm And Armed (Orochi)

Arm And Armed (Orochi)

Spliced

Spliced

Cut To The Chase

Cut To The Chase

Approach

Approach

MediaEdit

ImagesEdit

Model

Stills

VideosEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

Heroes
Knights Warden - Conqueror - Peacekeeper - Lawbringer - Centurion - Gladiator - Black Prior
Samurai Kensei - Shugoki - Orochi - Nobushi - Shinobi - Aramusha - Hitokiri
Vikings Raider - Warlord - Berserker - Valkyrie - Highlander - Shaman - Jormungandr
Wu Lin Tiandi - Jiang Jun - Nuxia - Shaolin
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