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"Sometimes a viking is born who carries the spark of gods: Raiders, we call them. It is a name that can summon armies. Ruthless, fearless, made for battle. The Dane Axe was the mightiest weapon of our ancestors; they wield it without mercy. The moment of a viking's death is chosen by fate. So what use have they of armor? Or of fear?"
For the single player campaign character, see: The Raider

Raiders are a playable hero class in For Honor.

OverviewEdit

Fighting with heavy two-handed axes, Raiders are always found at the forefront of the Viking horde, hacking through enemies crazy enough to stand in their way. They are clad in leather and iron rings, with their bodies covered by tattoos – souvenirs from past battles, which they bear proudly. These relentless warriors embody the Viking ideals: boundless bravery, spotless integrity, and unbridled passion. They know the moment of their death has already been chosen upon birth, so no Viking fears to follow their destiny. Of course, they all intend to bring as many foes with them as they can.[1]

ArmorEdit

The Raider's armor is composed of a blend of toughened leather, thick animal furs, and few pieces of metal plates, and have more of their body exposed than any other class in the game. So much so that it could be said that the Raider wears no armor at all, effectively sacrificing defense in exchange for mobility to assist in their preferred tactic of charging recklessly headfirst into a fight.

WeaponEdit

Long Axe - Long axes have massive heads mounted on long, polished wooden handles. It is one of the most recognizable and fearsome weapons of the Vikings. It doubles as a deadly weapon of war and a tool to smash through whatever stands in the way between raiders and the loot they seek.
Long axe

Dane Axe

TriviaEdit

  • The Raider's weapon is called the Dane Axe, and is even referred to as such in the Raider trailer, despite being longer and featuring a thicker head than a traditional one. Strangely, it is called the 'Long Axe' on the For Honor website.
  • While all promotional materials feature the Raider wearing a horned helmet, there is no historical proof that Vikings have actually worn such helmets in battle.
  • Some early historians suspected Viking berserkers (berserkir) of charging into battle bare-chested (interpreting ber- as bare so that berserkir would mean bare-shirt or no shirt). Such interpretations have largely been abandoned by modern historians but the Raider and his lack of a shirt could have possibly been inspired by such interpretations.
  • The Raider is the only vanguard character in the game so far who wields an axe and not a sword.

Quotes[2]Edit

  • Icelandic: "Ég ríf ykkur í bita!" - English: "I'll tear you (plural) to pieces!"
    • Male Raider, Raiders Storm or Raiders Fury
  • Icelandic: "Ég ríf þig í bita!" - English: "I'll tear you (singular) to pieces!"
    • Female Raider, Raiders Storm or Raiders Fury
  • Icelandic: "Þú ert dauður!" - English: "You are dead!"
    • Stunning Tap
  • Icelandic: "Ég mun njóta þesa" - English: "I'm going to enjoy this"
    • Male Raider, It's a Norse Trap Execution (Beginning)
  • Icelandic: "Núna deyrðu" - English: "Now you die"
    • Female Raider, It's a Norse Trap Execution (Beginning)
  • Icelandic: "þu færðist of mikið í fang" - English: "You bit off more than you could chew
    • It's a Norse Trap Execution (End)

Fighting StyleEdit

Raiders are the Viking’s archetypal warriors. They wade through battles with a large Dane axe, dishing out several disabling attacks and dealing high damage.

  • Difficulty:Easy
  • Disabling Fighting Style
  • High Damage Attacks

Special CapabilitiesEdit

  • Unblockable zone attack usable in all chain attacks
  • Stun attacks and throws
  • Strong, versatile throw attacks

FeatsEdit

Tier 1st 2nd 3rd
1 Rush

Trigger to gain movement speed for a short duration.

Unlocked at level 1
1 - Rush
Tireless

Passive | Lose stamina at a lower rate.

Unlocked at level 5

Tireless
Body Count

Passive | Killing soldier grants you health and stamina.

Unlocked at level 13
1 - Body count
2 Marked for Death

Reveal target position and lower its attack and defense.

Unlocked at level 1
2 - Marked for Death
Inspire

Allies deal more Damage, soldiers fight faster.

Unlocked at level 7
2 - Inspire
Bear Trap

Medium damage trap that stops victims in their tracks.

Unlocked at level 15

BearTrap
3 Second Wind

Recover some of your health.

Unlocked at level 1
3 - Second Wind-0
Fury

Raise sprint speed slightly and attack and defense greatly.

Unlocekd at level 9

Fury
Battlecry

Increase ally Damage and makes enemy soldiers flee.

Unlocked at level 17
BattleCry
4 Fire Flask

Throw a projectile creating a fire area of effect.

Unlocked at level 1
4 - Fire Flask
Stalwart Banner

Nearby allies continuously regain health.

Unlocked at level 11
4 - Stalwart Banner
Slippery

Activate to auto block grab attempts for a duration.

Unlocked at level 19
Slippery

MovesetEdit

Hero SpecificEdit

  • Renown - Earn more Renown in outnumbered fights, by controlling objectives, and by killing enemy soldiers 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.
  • Uninterruptible Chain Heavies - The second and finishing Heavy Attacks of a chain are Uninterruptible.
  • Stampede Charge - Hold MMB (PC), X (XB1), ■ (PS4) after picking up a target to continue sprinting. Upon releasing MMB (PC), X (XB1), ■ (PS4), the target will be thrown and knocked down.
    • Wall Stun - Stampede Charge a target into a wall in order to pin them, Stun them and deal a bit of damage.
    • Bystander Collateral - Enemies that Raider charges into while Stampede Charging will be knocked down. For every enemy knocked aside, the target of Stampede Charge will lose some Stamina.
  • Controlled Throw - Hold MMB (PC), X (XB1), ■ (PS4) upon attempting a throw with a guard broken Target in all directions, except forward, in order to keep a hold of them while swinging them around. Release to throw them in the desired direction. Raider can only swing the Target for up to a little more than a full turn around (roughly 405 degrees).
    • Guardbreak into Stampede Charge - Throwing forward a guard broken target will instead lead Raider into using a guaranteed Stampede Charge on them.
  • Raider's Storm - Zone Attack is Unblockable and comes from the left guard.
    • Raider's Fury - Attempting Raider's Storm during a chain changes the attack into Raider's Fury. Raider's Fury switches the attack to come from the right guard, deals drastically more damage and ends the chain.
    • Raider Zone Cancel - Cancel Raider's Storm and Raider's Fury during their Startup with B (XB1), E (PC) or O (PS4).
  • Heavy to Guard Break - Press MMB (PC), X (XB1), ■ (PS4) during the start up of a Heavy Attack, Raider's Storm or Raider's Fury to feint into a Guard Break.
  • Stunning Tap - Stunning Tap will deal a bit of damage, Stun the target hit along with draining some Stamina. The attack always comes from the Top Guard.
    • Stunning Tap Variation - Cancel any Heavy Attack, Raider's Storm or Raider's Fury with a Light Attack during their start up to feint into a Stunning Tap.
    • Stunning Tap Chains - Stunning Tap can be followed up with a Light or Heavy Finisher or Raider's Fury.

MovesEdit

(From Guard Mode)

Icon Legend

Type Name PC XB1 PS4
Chain Attack icon Chop and Poke LMB, LMB, LMB RB, RB, RB R1, R1, R1
Chain Attack icon Chop and Cleave LMB, LMB, RMB RB, RB, RT R1, R1, R2
Chain Attack icon Harsh Swing LMB, RMB, RMB RB, RT, RT R1, R2, R2
Chain Attack icon Wild Swinging RMB, RMB, RMB RT, RT, RT R2, R2, R2
Chain Attack icon Savage Slashes RMB, LMB, LMB RT, RB, RB R2, R1, R1
Chain Attack icon Winding Slashes RMB, LMB, RMB RT, RB, RT R2,R1,R2
Unblockable icon Raider's Storm LMB + RMB RB + RT R1+R2
Chain Attack iconUnblockable icon Raider's Fury (During Chains) LMB + RMB RB + RT R1+R2
Unblockable iconKnocked Down iconStun icon Stampede Charge (Not in Guard Mode) ↑ + Hold MMB LS ↑ + Hold X L3↑+HOLD ⬜
Reaping Charge (Not in Guard Mode) ↑ + RMB LS ↓ + RT L3↓+R2
Stun icon Stunning Tap A or W or D + Space, LMB LS ← or LS↑ or LS→ + A, RB LS ← or LS↑ or LS→ + X, R1
Stun icon Feinted Tap LMB during Heavy Startup RB during Heavy Startup R1 during Heavy Startup
Rushing Guardbreak A or W or D + Space, MMB LS ← or LS↑ or LS→ + A, X LS ← or LS↑ or LS→ + X, ⬜

ExecutionsEdit

Axe Uppercut

Axe Uppercut

Gutbuster

Gutbuster

Pure Force

Pure Force

Skull Cracker

Skull Cracker

Neckbreaker

Neckbreaker

Aegir's Tide

Aegir's Tide

Chokeslam

Chokeslam

Viking Press Backbreaker

Viking Press Backbreaker

Traditional Viking Salute

Traditional Viking Salute

Headhunting

Headhunting

Lost My Head!

Lost My Head!

Bloody Haul

Bloody Haul

What A Joke

What A Joke

It's A Norse Trap

It's A Norse Trap

Emotes Edit

Passive Stance Edit

Hulking Out

Hulking Out

Want This?

Want This?

Big No

Big No

Axe Press

Axe Press

What's The Point?

What's The Point?

The Flag

The Flag

Raider Coin Toss

Raider Coin Toss

Kill Card (Raider)

Kill Card (Raider)

Recognition (Raider)

Recognition (Raider)

Solet (Raider)

Solet (Raider)

Fighting Stance Edit

Roar

Roar.

All Of You

All Of You

Here I Am

Here I Am

Yes You

Yes You

Throat Slasher

Throat Slasher

Shove Off

Shove Off

MediaEdit

ImagesEdit

Model

Stills

VideosEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

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