If you’ve ever dreamed of one day being a knight, a samurai, or maybe even a Viking then good news because your dreams can now become a reality. Ubisoft latest offering For Honor allows you to get to grips with the art of battle AKA it’s time to hack and slash your way to a satisfying victory.
It’s not going to be a walk in the park though, so here at 6 tips to get you started and more importantly winning in For Honor.
Do The Tutorials
Now if you’re anything like me then you’re impatient and expect to be amazing at a game straight away. While it turns out that’s not how it goes in For Honor. Trust me when I say the tutorials are an essential part of the game. Does the entire section dedicated to them, from basics to more advanced to bat fights and videos, that’s a whole host of learning materials to get your head around.
For Honor is all about strategy and defense so if you charge headfirst into a PvP battle you gonna end up very very dead. Take some time and work your way through all the different attacks. Blocking styles and special move, once you’ve settled on your class of choice it was checking out the videos about them too. Remember knowledge is power.
Take On The Bots
So a little more about fighting bots. I know it can seem unfulfilling and you don’t get the same sense of satisfaction when you destroy a human being on the battlefield but practice is essential for you to take on the big wide world. Start with the basics of all bots and get that sweet satisfaction from wiping the floor with it while practicing the basics. Progress to the next level and its stiff learning curve and much more like the competition you’ll be facing online. If you really want then wake up call then go against the hardest bot. If you get the point where you can handle it well then you’re ready for the big league.
Start With The Warden
In For Honor you’ll start off with a choice between three starting heroes. The warden, Raider, and Kensei. Your best bet is to start with the warden as they are the easiest to master quickly. There are very well-rounded character, so while it is difficult to get amazing with a particular aspect of it, you’ll be well in those early days. The Warden also has a higher attack damages so even if you do find yourself panic swinging your sword, he will do a tasty minor damage to your enemy at least. Once you got the grip with the warden and you’ve got yourself to say level five and up, Stop thinking about moving on to a more complex character.
Use Your Zone Attack
Using your zone attack can be super useful in certain scenarios and it’s a good thing to know in a pinch. By pressing both your light and heavy attack at the same time which is RB and RT, you’ll perform a zone attack. Depending on who you’re playing at this is usually a swing which was pretty far and will hit enemies in front, to your side, and even behind you.
Zone attacks can’t be interrupted so their perfect if you’re swamped by a large group of enemies and need to make some room or if you know a big attack is coming your way and you want to break it as quickly as possible. Of course, an amazing attack like this is gonna come with a drawback and that’s that it eats in your stamina like crazy. It can eat up almost fifty percent in one big hit so be careful not to drain your stamina and then find yourself stuck in a storm with enemies with no way out. That’s the recipe for disaster.
Master The Block
Blocking is pretty much the essential skill you can master in For Honor. To successfully broke an enemy’s attack you need to use the right stick to switch to the same stance your opponent is attacking from. For example, if you change your stance to the right while your enemy swings in from the left, Prepare for all kinds of pain.
Blocking can be used to throw your enemy off guard too. If you keep your blocking starts the same direction right up until the last moment before you switch and attack, you can catch your enemy off guard. The more you make your enemy work and play tricks with them the higher chance you have of succeeding.
Blocking also increases your revenge mode bar, if you’re really up against it then block like your life depends on it, which you know it does, and as soon as your revenge bar is full then press Y. By entering this mode your health and attack or increased for a short while. Allowing you to attack without being interrupted.
Use Environmental Kills
Using the environment for kills is a sneaky way to end the match quickly. Especially if you’re not doing so well and fear the worst. There are plenty of places you cannot kill enemy off, whether it be a broken wall or a flimsy bridge. Once your target is off, it’s game over for them. The best way of achieving this is backing him up to the area as closely as you can with some cleverly timed blocks, then hitting the X button twice for a block shove. If performed correctly they’ll stumble backward.
You can also use it to break the battle up if the fall isn’t quite high enough to be fatal. Shut them up a ledge and then use the time it takes for them to come back to get your bearings and get the upper hand in the Battle. Of course, this attack works both ways, never stand with your back to an area where you can potentially fall off, one well timed shoves and it’s game over for you.
There you have our 6 tips to help you get started on the battlefield in For Honor. Let me know if you have any more tips for me in the comment box down below.