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"My time has come, and I have awakened. On the sacred stone of Horkos, I must now swear to bear the mask of war with honor and fealty. To walk the path of glory and death, without fear. To shepherd the strong and punish the unworthy."

"I will brandish the blade that rights all wrongs! I will bring revenge, strength and discipline! I will rise above all and speak the truth!"

"We are all, we are one, we are war!"


Warmongers are a playable hero class in For Honor.

Overview

The Warmongers are grandiose warriors who will not go unnoticed on the battlefield. Their weapon of choice is the Flamberge Greatsword, a two-handed sword that is as elegant as it is deadly. According to their beliefs, they were gifted a dark power named Corruption to weed out all liars and impostors of the world.

It is believed that the Warmongers have recruited former members of the Blackstone Legion to their cause, but their ambitions go far beyond that. They are the leaders of the Order of Horkos, a secret society that has members from all factions. The Warmongers want to rally warriors who are willing to reject their old gods and start a new era.

Armor

To become a Warmonger, one must abandon their former identity, so that they can be "reborn" as one with the Order of Horkos. Their transformation is materialized through the forging of their blade and armor. Most of the Warmongers use materials from their past gear to reforge a new armor. Some take the gear from their greatest enemy (as the great Apollyon once did) and adjust it to their needs. All of their armor are also imbued with the power of the "Sacred Stone of Horkos," known as Draconite, that helps them spread the Corruption on the battlefield.

Weapon

Flamberge Sword - A two-handed sword with an elegant blade. Its name comes from how the blade itself is wavy like a flame. Although slightly longer than the Warden's Longsword, the Warmongers wield this hefty weapon in one hand with ease.

Known Warmongers

  • Astrea
  • Syntribos
  • Smaragos
  • Asbetos
  • Omodamos
  • Melinoe
  • Rhamnusia
  • Sabaktes
  • Lethe
  • Mahkai

Trivia

  • A "Flamberge" is not an actual type of sword, but a type of blade shape. As mentioned in the weapon's description, a flamberge blade is one that is shaped to be wavy and fire-like.
    • The weapon is very likely based off the Zweihänder, a German type of Greatsword, due to how a number of the gear variants have its iconic parryhooks (Parierhaken) and/or a ricasso for the blade, together with a noticeable long grip. However, the length of the Warmongers' sword is shorter than the Zweihänders which are usually at least 140 centimeters long.
  • Unlike other Heroes, Warmonger will speak in whichever audio language that the game is set to. Although it was initially explained that this phenomenon was caused by the Warmongers wanting to recruit anyone, thus speaking any language possible, it is later revealed that the Warmongers only spoke "one language" and forced all others to understand them.
  • While the Warmonger is genderlocked, it is replaced with a new form of customization variation: Alternate armor. Alternate armor are technically duplicate armor gear of existing armor visuals accessible to Warmonger, much like how the event visuals for Test your Metal are just black-colored duplicates of existing armor. However, while normal armor is as decorated with capes, crests and other decor, Alternate armor represents a more "Infantry"-like visual (compared to the normal "Captain"-like visual) where there isn't as much fancy visual landmarks on the armor.
    • All Alternate armor will appear with the set's name, plus the "Alternate" suffix. For example, the Alternate set for the Astrea set is "Astrea Alternate."
    • The armor visual accessible early on are mostly Alternate armor. Higher rarity gear will feature the normal version more and the Alternate versions less.
      • When starting fresh with Warmonger, only the Astrea set is accessible as a normal set. All other gear visuals available at 0 Renown are Alternate armor, including the Astrea Alternate.
    • Just like the Heroes of Year 3, the Warmonger's Ornaments are placed on her shoulders.
  • The name for Warmonger's basic chain attacks make reference to the Warden's chain attacks:
    • Warmonger's L→L→H chain is named "Vanguard's Bane" in comparison to Warden's "Vanguard's Advance."
    • Warmonger's L→H chain is named "Tyrant's Assault" in comparison to Warden's "Guardian's Assault."
    • Warmonger's H→H chain is named "Warmonger's Wrath" in comparison to Warden's "Warden's Wrath."
    • Warmonger's H→L→H chain is named "Warmonger's Bane" which is likely meant to be a combination of her "Vanguard's Bane" and "Warmonger's Wrath" chains, switching the Light Opener out for a Heavy Opener.
  • The Warmonger shares many animations with previous heroes, especially Warden and Apollyon who is a derivative of Warden. Corners may have been cut due to the pandemic and ensuing quarantine that occurred during the latter part of Warmonger's development and its release.
    • Since the Warmonger was meant to be derived from Apollyon, unsurprisingly, they share animations and moves with Apollyon:
      • Their Parry Riposte's impale is the same as Apollyon's impale.
      • Their side dodge unblockables are the same as Apollyon's side heavy special.
      • Their forward dodge heavy is the second part of Apollyon's sprint attack, except mirrored.
      • Their top light opener animation is Apollyon's forward dodge Heavy, but sped up.
    • Since Apollyon herself is a modified Warden moveset-wise, Warmonger seems to borrow animations from the Warden. All Side Lights, Chain Top Lights, all Heavy Openers, both Side Heavy Finishers and guardbreak animations are the same as the Warden's.
    • The Warmonger also shares animations of other heroes, although they have been altered to be unique to Warmonger. Whether or not these are actually borrowed assets is up to question.
  • The voice actress for the Warmongers, and consequently Astrea, is Patricia Summersett.
  • Although the Warmongers are assigned as being a Knight Hero, they will not use the feats Fiat Lux, Pugno Mortis, and Catapult which are present on all Knight Heroes. Instead, they borrow feats that are exclusive to other factions, such as Arrow Strike and Arrow Storm from the Samurai and Auto Revive from the Vikings, due to the fact that the Order of Horkos is made of all the factions.
  • All of Warmongers armors represent either a Greek deity or the Daemones Ceramici.

Quotes

Combat

  • Preying Claw:
    • "Enough!"
  • Preying Claw and Stab:
    • "Enough, sheep!"
  • Preying Claw and Slash:
    • "Enough, weakling!"
  • Beast of Prey:
    • "Die!"
  • Prey Upon:
    • "Stay here!"
  • Vicious Impale:
    • "This is it!"

Feats

  • Corruption Feats being triggered:
    • "Some deserve to die!"
    • "The strong thrive as the weak die!"
    • "More sheep for the wolves!"
    • "We are stronger!"
    • "The weak serve the strong!"
    • "The strong survive!"
  • Arrow Strike:
    • "Fire!"
    • "Loose!"
    • "Arrows!"
  • Corruption Blast:
    • "The weak die!"
  • Arrow Storm:
    • “We bring war!”
    • "Bring war!"
    • "We want war!"
    • “We are war!”
    • ”Rain war!”
  • Self-revive:
    • "We cannot die!"
    • "We are immortal!"
    • "Ideals never die!"

Other

  • Idle while in-lock:
    • "We will not lose."
    • "You fear us... as you should."
    • "Fight! Let the monster free!"
    • "Make it count!"
    • "A prey or a predator, you decide!"
    • "Prove yourself, warrior!"
    • "You are too soft!"
  • Revive:
    • "You serve us well."
    • "You are a great help."
    • "What a wolf you are."
    • "You are a true warrior."

References

Fighting Style

The Warmongers share ties with the Blackstone Legion, but have greater ambitions. Wielding the elegant Flamberge, they are determined to punish those who refuse to join their cause. Not only can they isolate a target with a dark power named Corruption, they also have enhanced Light Attacks mixed up with strong Claw Attacks to put pressure on their opponent.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Adaptable Fighting Style
  • Corruption Specialist

Special Capabilities

  • Enhanced light attacks and hyper armor heavy finishers
  • Special heavy dodge attacks and chargeable bash that helps keep up the offense
  • Corruption feats to isolate opponents, and take advantage of those who don't disperse

Perks

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

Feats

Tier 1st 2nd 3rd
1 Corruption Blade

Next attack inflicts Corruption, a power dealing damage to a target and their allies only if they stay close together. (acts like Nuxia's T4 feat, Infection)

Unlocked at level 1
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Rush

Trigger to gain movement speed for a short duration.

Unlocked at level 5
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Conqueror

Passive | Capture zones faster, while boosts will last longer.

Unlocked at level 13
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2 Elixir of Corruption

Passive | Gain Health from damage dealt to Corrupted foes.

Unlocked at level 1
CorruptionElixir.png
Arrow Strike

Call an aerial attack, dealing moderate damage over an area.

Unlocked at level 7
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Flesh Wound

Passive | Gain moderate damage reduction periodically.

Unlocked at level 15
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3 Power of Corruption

Passive | Damage dealt to Corrupted foes is increased.

Unlocked at level 1
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Punch Through

Passive | Chip damage is doubled.

Unlocked at level 9
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Tough as Nails

Passive | Raises max Health when unlocked.

Unlocked at level 17
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4 Corruption Blast

Corrupt nearby foes.

Unlocked at level 1
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Arrow Storm

Call a volley of aerial attack, dealing moderate damage over multiple areas.

Unlocked at level 11
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Auto Revive

Passive | Periodically, automatically revive upon death unless executed.

Unlocked at level 19
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Moveset

General

  • Renown: Vanguard - Earn more Renown when controlling objectives, either by capturing or defending them, 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

  • Enhanced Light Attacks - All Light Attacks are Enhanced, not being interrupted if blocked. This includes the Light follow-up in Preying Claw and Stab.
    • Forward Dodge Light - While Warmonger does not have a Forward Dodge Light, she is able to cancel her Forward Dodge early with a Light Opener from any direction.
  • Uninterruptible Heavy Finishers - Heavy Finishers are uninterruptible. This includes the Heavy follow-up in Preying Claw and Slash.
  • Feintable Dodge Attacks - Beast of Prey and Prey Upon can be canceled during their start-up with E (PC), B (XB1) or O (PS4).
    • Beast of Prey - Side Dodge Heavy is Unblockable.
    • Prey Upon - Forward Dodge Heavy is Undodgeable.
  • Chain Starters - Zone Attack, On the Prowl, Prey Upon and Beast of Prey can be chained into a Light Chain Attack or Heavy Finisher.
  • Preying Claw - Preying Claw can be initiated with the Guardbreak input of MMB (PC), X (XB1) or X (PS4) after either a Light Attack or a Forward/Side Dodge. It can be held to delay the move, along with charging it for a Full Charge Preying Claw.
    • Full Charge Preying Claw - If Preying Claw is fully charged, it'll have uninterruptible properties and deal greater hitstun. This stun will allow Warmonger to guarantee the Slash follow-up in Preying Claw and Slash.
    • Stab or Slash Follow-up - If Preying Claw lands, Warmonger can either input LMB (PC), RB (XB1) or R1 (PS4) for a Guaranteed Light Attack or RMB (PC), RT (XB1) or R2 (PS4) for a Heavy Attack that is only guaranteed on a Full Charge Preying Claw.
    • Preying Claw Cancel - Press E (PC), B (XB1) or O (PS4) during Preying Claw's start-up to cancel it. Compared to other Bashes, the latest cancel time is much later into the move.
  • Vicious Impale - Warmonger can initiate Vicious Impale with MMB (PC), X (XB1) or X (PS4) upon parrying an attacking, dealing damage and pinning the target as Warmonger pushes them back. Holding the input will extend the duration of the impale.
    • Poisoning Wallsplat - If Warmogner impales her target into a wall, Warmonger will slash them with her claw, dealing bleed damage.
    • Grounding Riposte - If the opponent is knocked down as a result of the Warmonger's Parry (either from being Exhausted or the Warmonger having Revenge), Vicious Impale will have Warmonger stab her foe, dealing the same damage as Poisoning Wallsplat (including the Bleed damage).

Moves

(From Guard Mode)

Icon Legend

Type Name PC XB1 PS4
Chain Attack icon.png Vanguard's Bane LMB, LMB, RMB RB, RB, RT R1, R1, R2
Chain Attack icon.png Tyrant's Assault LMB, RMB RB, RT R1, R2
Chain Attack icon.png Warmonger's Wrath RMB, RMB RT, RT R2, R2
Chain Attack icon.png Warmonger's Bane RMB, LMB, RMB RT, RB, RT R2, R1, R2
On the Prowl (Not in Guard Mode) ↑ + RMB LS↓ + RT LS↓ + R2
Prey upon W + Space, RMB LS + A, RT LS + X, R2
Unblockable icon.png Beast of Prey A or D + Space, RMB LS← or LS→ + A, RT LS← or LS→ + X, R2
Push Back icon.pngUnblockable icon.png Preying Claw A, W or D + Space, MMB (hold) LS← or LS↑ or LS→ + A, X (hold) LS← or LS↑ or LS→ + X, ⬜ (hold)
Push Back icon.pngUnblockable icon.png Preying Claw and Stab A, W or D + Space, MMB ♦, LMB LS← or LS↑ or LS→ + A, X ♦, RB LS← or LS↑ or LS→ + X, ⬜ ♦, R1
Push Back icon.pngUnblockable icon.png Preying Claw and Slash A, W or D + Space, MMB ♦, RMB LS← or LS↑ or LS→ + A, X ♦, RT LS← or LS↑ or LS→ + X, ⬜ ♦, R2
Push Back icon.pngUnblockable icon.png Vicious Impale Parry icon.png, MMB Parry icon.png, X Parry icon.png, ⬜

Executions

Perforation Evisceration_(Warmonger) Sovreignty
Humiliation Obliteration

Emotes

Passive Stance

Unstable_Resource Fierce_Aplomb Flamboyant_Entrance
Absolute_Leadership Dramatic_Frustration Much_Disappointment

Fighting Stance

Thespian_Salute Wolf_Might Cleansing_the_Blade
Behead_the_Sheep Designated_Wolf Mocking_Bow

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

The_Huntress'_Prey

The Huntress' Prey

Ran's_Bestowment

Ran's Bestowment

What_Goes_Around

What Goes Around

Just_Add_Oil

Just Add Oil

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

Clarent

Clarent

Benedicto_Militis

Benedicto Militis

Death_By_Catapult

Death By Catapult

Emotes

Passive Stance

Down_The_Hatch!_(Knight)

Down The Hatch! (Knight)

Rub_Salt_In_The_Wound_(Knight)

Rub Salt In The Wound (Knight)

Banner_Of_Arms_(Knight)

Banner Of Arms (Knight)

Media

Images

Model

Stills

Videos


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
Outlanders Pirate - Medjay - ???
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