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"There are traditions among our people that run deep as stone. Their shields are as versatile as they are strong. Their swords are lethal. Simple. An ancient design. And a leader who does not lead the charge is no leader at all. They are called Warlords, a name that is earned. Another ancient tradition. To become a Warlord means service to all who need it, for life. They are the shield of our people... and they will not fall."


Warlords are a playable hero class in For Honor.

Overview

Warlords are not born into leadership. They’ve had to earn it through blood, sweat and steel. To be a Warlord means a life of service to their people. Their shield protects those who cannot fight—their sword will cut down those who would attempt to cause their people harm. Their fighting style is simple yet brutal. You will always find them leading the charge.[1]

Armor

Warlords wear leather and animal pelt over chain mail. The chainmail also extends covers their arms, chest and their hips, with a horn hanging off the backside of their waist.

Their helmet is made of iron and is in the shape of a rounded or peaked cap made from four plates after the spangenhelm pattern; at the brim, it has leather drapes protecting the neck. The helmet also has a "spectacle" guard around the eyes and nose which forms a sort of mask.

Weapon

Ulfberht and Shield - The Ulfberht sword, paired with a sturdy shield, allows the wielder to deflect blows and get close enough to their target to unleash deadly close range attacks.

Trivia

  • While the For Honor website lists the Warlord's sword as a gladius, historically Vikings never used the Gladius. The Vikings, however, did use derivatives of the spatha sword, which eventually replaced the Gladius in the Roman Empire. The sword the Warlord uses would be classified as a Carolingian sword, or even an Ulfberht sword.
  • Executions:
    • The execution, "Attitude Adjuster," is a reference to the wrestling move used by John Cena, the Attitude Adjustment, a standing fireman's carry takeover. The stab at the end is effectively the pin that follows the move.
    • The execution, "the Heartattack" has Warlord perform a Jumping Neckbreaker Slam.
    • The execution, "the Viking's Elbow," may be a reference to one of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's signature moves, the "People's Elbow," a high-impact elbow drop.
    • In the execution, "Head Carrier," Warlord performs a snapmare after cutting the opponent's neck.
    • The execution "Like a Stuck Pig" may be a reference to the idioms "Squealing like a stuck pig" and "Bleeding like a stuck pig."
  • The emote "Discobolus" is in reference to a statue of the same name. The name is translated as "Discus Thrower" in Greek, as the statue shows a man performing a Discus throw.
  • The signature "Mennt" translates to "accomplishment" in Old Norse.

Quotes[2]

  • Icelandic: "Horfðu á mig!" – English: "Look at me!"
    • Entering Full Block stance
  • Icelandic: "Þú ert dauður!" – English: "You are dead!"
    • Headsplitter Leap
  • Icelandic: "Þú verður veislumatur fyrir krákurnar!"- English: "You will be a feast for the crows!"
    • Head on a Platter Execution
  • Icelandic: "Ég gef þig úlfunum" - English: "I give you to the wolves"
    • Norse Guillotine Execution

Fighting Style

While their combat style isn't overly complicated, Warlords are powerful counter attackers who can both hit hard and take a lot of damage. Their attacks have limited range but they offer defensive properties that make them perfect tools to counter incoming attacks or trade blows with the enemy.

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Counter-attacker fighting style
  • Short range

Special Capabilities

  • Enhanced Lights and Uninterruptible Heavies
  • Full Block Stance and Superior Block Light Openers that can be used to counter-attack
  • Headbutt and Shield Bash Parry Counter that lead into a guaranteed stab

Perks

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

Feats

Tier 1st 2nd 3rd
1 Speed Revive

Passive | Rapidly revive fallen teammates

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Rush

Trigger to gain movement speed for a short duration.

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Deadly

Passive | Attacks deal more Damage every 3 seconds

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2 Bear Trap

Set a trap down that deals damage & stops victims in their tracks.

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Juggernaut

You're slowed and gain high Damage reduction

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Flesh Wound

Passive | Gain moderate Damage reduction every 3 seconds.

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3 Fury

Raise sprint speed slightly and attack and defense greatly.

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Tough as Nails

Passive | Raises max Health when unlocked.

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Punch Through

Passive | Deal Block damage when an enemy blocks your attack

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4 Regenerate

Passive | Regenerate your Health when out of combat

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Auto Revive

Passive | Periodically, automatically revive upon death unless executed.

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Fire Flask

Throw a projectile, creating a fire effect over an area.

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Moveset

General

  • Renown: Heavy - Earn more Renown by assisting or saving Heroes, and holding objectives 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: Static - Your Guard Stance remains active in the direction you designate, even when performing a Dodge.

Hero Specific

  • Crashing Charge - Upon initiating Crashing Charge into a target, Warlord can push back the target farther by holding MMB (PC), X (XB1), ■ (PS4).
    • Guardbreak into Crashing Charge - Warlord's Gaurdbreak throws have similar properties to Crashing Charge, pushing the opponent in a desired direction with the shield over large distances.
  • Superior Block Light Openers - Light Attack Openers have Superior Block property during the Startup, causing the attack to become a Crushing Counter (unblockable and increased damage) if successful at blocking an attack. Use it to counterattack.
    • Enhanced Lights - Light Attacks are all Enhanced, not being interrupted if blocked.
  • Stab - After performing a successful Bash or successfully blocking an attack with the Full Block Stance, Warlord can perform a Stab with LMB (PC), RB (XB1) or R1 (PS4), a guaranteed attack that deals damage and has low recovery.
  • Uninterruptible Heavy Attacks - Heavy Attacks are Uninterruptable during the Startup.
  • Full Block Stance - When holding C (PC) or RS↓ (XB1, PS4), Warlord will enter a Stationary Full Block Stance, consuming stamina as long as the stance is held. Warlord will not be able to move while in this stance, but will still have access to his attacks.
    • Undodgeable Board and Blade - Board and Blade is Undodgeable. It is always initiated from the left.
    • Normal Attacks from Full Block - Warlord is not restricted from performing a normal Light Opener or Zone Attack from Full Block Stance.
  • Zone Attack: Elder's Tantrum - Zone Attack is undodgeable.

Moves

(From Guard Mode)

Icon Legend

Type Name PC XB1 PS4
Chain Attack icon.png Focused Strikes LMB, RMB RB, RT R1, R2
Chain Attack icon.png Hack and Slash RMB, LMB RT, RB R2, R1
Chain Attack icon.png Elder's Strike LMB, LMB RB, RB R1, R1
Chain Attack icon.png Elder's Whirl RMB, RMB RT, RT R2, R2
Push Back icon.png Crashing Charge (Not in Guard Mode) ↓ + MMB LS↓ + X LS↑ + ⬜
Uninterruptible Stance icon.png Headsplitter Leap (Not in Guard Mode) ↓ + RMB LS↓ + RT LS↑ + R2
Uninterruptible Stance icon.png Headsplitter Leap Alternate W + SPACE, RMB LS↑ + A + RT LS↑ + X, R2
Uninterruptible Stance icon.png Headsplitter Leap Combo W + SPACE, RMB, MMB♦, LMB LS↑ + A, RT, X ♦, RB LS↑ + X, R2, ⬜ ♦, R1
Board and Blade C, RMB RS↓, RT RS↓, R2
Unblockable icon.png Block and Stab C, Block icon.png, LMB RS↓, Block icon.png, RB RS↓, Block icon.png, R1
Unblockable icon.pngStun icon.pngPush Back icon.png Shield Counter Parry icon.png, MMB Parry icon.png, X Parry icon.png, ⬜
Unblockable icon.pngStun icon.pngPush Back icon.png Shield Counter Combo Parry icon.png, MMB, LMB Parry icon.png, X, RB Parry icon.png, ⬜, R1
Unblockable icon.pngPush Back icon.png Headbutt W + SPACE, MMB LS↑ + A, X LS↑ + X, ⬜
Unblockable icon.pngPush Back icon.png Headbutt Riposte C, Block icon.png, MMB RS↓, Block icon.png, X RS↓, Block icon.png, ⬜
Unblockable icon.pngPush Back icon.png Headbutt Combo C, Block icon.png, MMB ♦, LMB RS↓, Block icon.png, X ♦, RB RS↓, Block icon.png, ⬜ ♦, R1
Unblockable icon.pngPush Back icon.png Headbutt and Stab W + SPACE, MMB ♦, LMB LS↑ + A, X ♦, RB LS↑ + X, ⬜ ♦, R1

Equipment

*Star weapon

**Rarity unknown

Armor Styles Weapon Styles

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

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

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)

Media

Images

Videos

External links

References


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
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