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"Do you hear them? They are always whispering, just out of reach. But when the red spills, she can hear them louder. They shout excitedly when bones break. Do you hear them now? They scream of war; they scream the name of those next to die. She will use her hatchet and dagger to cut bodies down, and then she will use her hands. They are louder now, the voices overwhelming. They won't stop. They won't stop until all lie dead."


Shaman are a playable hero in For Honor.

Overview

The Shaman's solitary existence has made her insane but don't let her erratic behaviour fool you! She is one of the deadliest warriors alive and she will feast on your bones.

The Shaman lives a solitary life in the forests scattered around Valkenheim. This isolation has left her little to no civility and she appears to be utterly savage. She sees omens and communes with the gods, practicing rituals that only she knows. The squabbles of Factions do not concern her, but the blood and bones sing her name. And as she has read the entrails of a Knight scout, she knows her fate is tied to the war in the south. Her hatchet and dagger are thirsty. Once she enters the battle, her blood-rage will ensure that none will be left alive.

Armor

The Shaman wears very little armor, only a leather tunic and pants with a sash wrapped around her waist. Skulls of humans and animals decorate her clothes with severed human fingers hanging from her belt along with rope, a hook, and gut-hook knife. A dagger is sheathed behind her back along with a pouch and a bear trap. She wears a metal head band on her head as her hair is exotically shaven and tied up.

Weapon

Hatchet and Dagger - The hatchet has long been a Viking weapon but pairing it with a speedy dagger makes the Shaman extremely unpredictable and savage.

Trivia

  • Before Marching Fire, the Shaman alongside the Highlander were the only heroes in For Honor to not have some kind of headgear or mask that obscures their face.
  • Together with the Shinobi, the Shaman has a unique stance when at a ledge, hunched over in a half-crouch as she looks off the ledge.
  • Shaman is one of two Heroes who has the ability to heal themselves without the aid of Feats or Boosts, as she is healed whenever she hits a Bleeding target or lands Predator's Mercy on them. The other Hero is Shugoki.
  • The Shaman is one of two Heroes (the other being the Lawbringer) who has an execution that can have its animation cancelled midway, manually by the Player. This is because these animations have early execution confirmation points, and are segmented into two parts, the second part being after the execution point and is interruptible by the Player. The following is the execution with this quality:
    • Timber!
      • This execution acts 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.
    • Calming the Voices used to be cancellable, but became uncancellable at the start of Year 4 Season 2.
  • The execution "Alfablot" references Álfablót, also known as the Elven Sacrifice, a pagan celebration and a sacrifice to the Elves performed at the end of autumn, after crops were harvested and livestock were most well-off.
  • The dagger used by Shaman may be influenced by Iron Age daggers with forward-curving blades used historically in other European cultures, such as the Greek Kopis or the Falcata of pre-Roman Iberia. Such daggers are said to have some kind of origin in ritual practices and animal sacrifices.
    • There has been an image floating around online of what appears to be Shaman's dagger in a Pictish leather scabbard, thus giving rise to the claim that Shaman's dagger was a historically accurate weapon that belonged to the Picts, a confederation of people who once occupied Northern/Eastern Scotland. However, further research yielded that the image originates from a product made by Pictavia Leather that makes leather scabbards and other leatherwork; the crafter's website itself calls the dagger that uses the scabbard a kukri, the name for a machete that originates from India.

Quotes

  • Icelandic: "Hægur dauðdagi!" - English: "A slow death!"
    • Predator's Hunger or Backing Out Execution
  • Icelandic: "Andar vísi veginn!" - English: "Spirits guide me!"
    • Zone attack
  • Icelandic: "Bölvuð sé ætt þín!" - English: "Curse your kin!"
    • Predator's Mercy
  • Icelandic: "Éttu skít!" - English: "Eat shit!"
    • Wild Cat's Rage

Fighting Style

Shamans fight like wildcats on the battlefield. They use dagger and hatchet to stab and slash relentlessly, overwhelming their opponents. When they smell blood, they will hunt their prey and remorselessly deliver the deathblow.

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Predatory combatant
  • Fast attacker

Special Capabilities

  • Fast chain and dodge attacks let her strike at will
  • Short range stabs inflict Bleed
  • Becomes more deadly when the opponent is Bleeding

Perks

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

Feats

Tier 1st 2nd 3rd
1 Rush

Trigger to gain movement speed for a short duration

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Stealth

Passive | Hide yourself from the HUD, Radar & Aim Assist

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Stun Trap

Trap that stuns enemies.

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2 Bear Trap

Medium damage trap that stops victims in their tracks.

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Executioner's Respite

Passive | The base healing of Executions are increased by 50%.

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Flesh Wound

Passive | Gain moderate Damage reduction.

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3 Fury

Raise speed, attack and defense stats for a short duration.

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Second Wind

Recover some of your health.

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Hand Axe

Throw an axe that deals medium bleed damage.

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4 Fire Flask

Throw a projectile creating a fire area of effect.

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Nail Bomb

A trap dealing Bleed Damage in an area of effect

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Scout
All enemies are marked for death and show up on radar.
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Moveset

General

  • Renown: Assassin - Earn more Renown in 1vX 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 Uninterruptable. Parry and Throws knock enemies down. Attacks are Auto-Parried on activation.
  • Defense: Reflex - Your Guard Stance only remains active for a limited time, lasting for one second.
  • Deflect - Dodge in the direction of an incoming Attack just before impact to Deflect it. Deflects grant a Hero access to unique tools.

Hero Specific

  • Raven's Bleeding - Raven's Claw, Raven's Bile and Raven's Beak deal minor direct damage but apply Bleed.
    • Deflect Attack - After a Deflect, Shaman can perform an Unblockable Bleeding Attack in the form of Raven's Beak.
    • Bleeding Recovery Cancel - Raven's Claw, Raven's Bile and Raven's Beak can have their Recovery cancelled with a Dodge.
  • Blood Trance - While the opponent is Bleeding, Shaman enters a Blood Trance. Blood Trance lets the Shaman heal health on every damaging strike against the bleeding target.
    • Predator's Mercy - In Blood Trance, Predator's Mercy replaces Predator's Hunger. Predator's Mercy uses the same controls as Predator's Hunger, but now a successful attack will pin the opponent to deal 35 damage, along with healing 15 health and restoring full stamina for Shaman.
    • Predator's Mercy: Blood Offering - Once Shaman pins the target during Predator's Mercy, the bleed on the opponent will be removed, regardless of how much was left. Because the bleed is removed, Shaman effectively leaves Blood Trance for the target. Also take note that there is a brief window between the removal of the bleeding and the damage/heal/stamina restore, allowing opponents to intervene before the latter effects are applied.
    • Special Knock Downs - Although the target of Predator's Mercy will be on the ground for the duration of the pin, they won't be counted as being on the floor for moves such as Centurion's Eagle's Talon and Jormungandr's Hamarr Slam.
    • Predator's Mercy: Second Chance - A missed Predator's Mercy can be linked directly into Wild Cat's Rage by pressing RT (XB1), RMB (PC) and R2 (PS4) or into another Predator's Mercy by pressing X (XB1), MMB (PC) and ⬜ (PS4).
  • Pre-Pounce - For Predator's Hunger/Predator's Mercy and Wild Cat's Rage, holding their respective command, X (XB1), MMB (PC) and ⬜ (PS4) for the former and RT (XB1), RMB (PC) and R2 (PS4) for the latter, will cause Shaman to hold her position in preparation for the pounce, at no cost.
    • Pounce Mix Ups - While running towards the target, Predator's Hunger and Predator's Mercy can be cancelled into Wild Cat's Rage with RT (XB1), RMB (PC) and R2 (PS4), and Wild Cat's Rage can be cancelled into Predator's Hunger or Predator's Mercy with X (XB1), MMB (PC) and ⬜ (PS4).
    • The Chase - If a target is outside normal leap range when attempting Predator's Hunger/Predator's Mercy or Wild Cat's Rage, Shaman will sprint before initiating the leap.
  • Cancels - Predator's Hunger, Predator's Mercy, and Wild Cat's Rage can be canceled with B (XB1), E (PC) and O (PS4).
    • Guard Break Cancel - Heavy Attacks can be cancelled into a Guard Break by pressing X (XB1), MMB (PC) and ⬜ (PS4).
    • Dodge Cancel - Heavy Finisher can be cancelled with Dodge by pressing A (XB1), Space (PC) and X (PS4).
    • Zone Attack Cancels - Can be Cancelled with B (XB1), E (PC) and O (PS4) after the second strike. Can also be Cancelled with Raven's Bile after the second strike.
  • Wild Cat Chain Starters - Wild Cat's Rage, Wild Cat's Pounce, and Wild Cat's Swiftness count as Heavy Starters, flowing into the Bile Omen Chain.
    • Wild Cat's Wrath - Wild Cat's Rage will strike from the same direction as the guard, unlike the Forward Dash Heavy attacks of other Heroes that default to striking from the Top Guard.
  • Mountain Lion's Power - Finish any Chain with a Left Heavy for an Unblockable Attack and slightly increased damage.
  • Smooth Combos - Raven's Claw, Raven's Bile and Raven's Beak, along with Predator's Hunger, all feature short recoveries, allowing Shaman to start a new chain immediately.
  • Good Blood Omen - The second Light Attack in Blood Omen, if initiated from the same direction as the first, is becomes guaranteed but deals less damage.
  • Throw Shortcuts - Throws can shortcut to Wild Cat's Rage with RT (XB1), RMB (PC) and R2 (PS4), or into Predator's Hunger/Predator's Mercy with X (XB1), MMB (PC) and ⬜ (PS4).

Moves

(From Guard Mode)

Type Name PC XB1 PS4
Chain Attack icon.png Blood Omen LMB, LMB, RMB RB, RB, RT R1, R1, R2
Chain Attack icon.png Bone Omen LMB, RMB RB, RT R1, R2
Chain Attack icon.png Bile Omen RMB, RMB RT, RT R2, R2
Unblockable icon.pngPush Back icon.png Predator's Hunger W or S + Space, Hold & Release MMB LS↑ or LS↓ + A, Hold & Release X LS↑ or LS↓ + X, Hold & Release
Unblockable icon.pngKnocked Down icon.png Predator's Mercy (In Blood Trance) W or S + Space, Hold & Release MMB LS↑ or LS↓ + A, Hold & Release X LS↑ or LS↓ + X, Hold & Release
Bleed icon.png Raven's Claw (After Chain) ← or ↑ or → + LMB LS← or LS↓ or LS→ + RB LS← or LS↓ or LS→ + R1
Bleed icon.png Raven's Bile (During startup of a Heavy Opener or Zone Attack) ← or ↑ or → + LMB LS← or LS↓ or LS→ + RB LS← or LS↓ or LS→ + R1
Bleed icon.pngUnblockable icon.png Raven's Beak Unknown.png, LMB Unknown.png, RB Unknown.png, R1
Wild Cat's Swiftness A or D + Space, RMB LS← or LS→ + A, RT LS← or LS→ + X, R2
Wild Cat's Rage W or S + Space, ← or ↑ or → + Hold & Release RMB LS↑ or LS↓ + A, LS← or LS↓ or LS→ + Hold & Release RT LS↑ or LS↓ + X, LS← or LS↓ or LS→ + Hold & Release R2
Wild Cat's Pounce (Not in Guard Mode) ↑ + RMB LS↓ + RT LS↓ + 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

Aegir's_Reach

Aegir's Reach

Anchors_Down

Anchors Down

Chill_Out

Chill Out

Death_Metal_Triangle

Death Metal Triangle

Fish_In_A_Barrel

Fish In A Barrel

Get_Whale_Soon

Get Whale Soon

Off_The_Hook

Off The Hook

File:Huntress' Prey
Ran's_Bestowment

Ran's Bestowment

What_Goes_Around

What Goes Around

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

The_Bard's_Triangle

The Bard's Triangle

Gryphon's_Fireside

Gryphon's Fireside

Fighting Stance

Snowball_Fight!

Snowball Fight!

Executions

Dainslief

Dainslief

Sjaund

Sjaund

Death_By_Spears

Death By Spears

Emotes

Passive Stance

Down_The_Hatch!_(Viking)

Down The Hatch! (Viking)

Rub_Salt_In_The_Wound_(Viking)

Rub Salt In The Wound (Viking)

Banner_Of_Arms_(Vikings)

Banner Of Arms (Vikings)

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
The Outlanders Pirate - ??? - ???
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