For Honor’s rich cast of characters and their unique toolkit encourage deep experimentation and mastery to win consistently in competitive fights.
Picking the best hero for a specific scenario can be a daunting task if you’re oblivious to the game’s current meta.
Fortunately, we’ve made a tier list that ranks the best and worst characters to use in specific game modes.
There five main game modes in For Honor. Of these, only three are frequently used by players in competitive matches.
Because of this, we will have three separate lists according to each game mode.
Dominion Tier List
Dominion is a team-based mode where players from each team fight to take and hold multiple strategic objectives on the battlefield.
In this mode, a balance of offensive power and mobility are key because you will be moving around a large area while attempting to kill enemy heroes and soldiers.
Hero Faction Hero Type Jiang Jun Wu Lin Heavy Shinobi Samurai Assassin Nobushi Samurai Hybrid A-Tier
Hero Faction Hero Type Shaman Viking Assassin Berserker Viking Assassin Black Prior Knight Heavy Raider Viking Vanguard Shao Lin Wu Lin Hybrid B-Tier
Hero Faction Hero Type Warden Knight Vanguard Kensei Samurai Vanguard Nuxia Wu Lin Assassin Lawbringer Knight Hybrid Conqueror Knight Heavy C-Tier
Hero Faction Hero Type Highlander Viking Hybrid Centurion Knight Hybrid Tiandi Wu Lin Vanguard Valkyrie Viking Hybrid D-Tier
Hero Faction Hero Type Shugoki Samurai Heavy Peacekeeper Knight Assassin Orochi Samurai Assassin F-Tier
Hero Faction Hero Type Aramusha Samurai Hybrid Warlord Viking Heavy Gladiator Knight Assassin Duel Tier List
A duel is a one-on-one battle that pits each player’s skill against one another.
In this mode, offense and defense are vital assets because it’s only you against the opponent in random terrain.
Hero Faction Hero Type Shinobi Samurai Assassin Black Prior Knight Heavy Conqueror Knight Heavy Warden Knight Vanguard Nuxia Wu Lin Assassin Berserker Viking Assassin A-Tier
Hero Faction Hero Type Raider Viking Vanguard Jiang Jun Wu Lin Heavy Shaman Viking Assassin Lawbringer Knight Hybrid B-Tier
Hero Faction Hero Type Highlander Viking Hybrid Shaolin Wu Lin Hybrid Tiandi Wu Lin Vanguard C-Tier
Hero Faction Hero Type Warlord Viking Heavy Orochi Samurai Assassin Kensei Samurai Vanguard Peacekeeper Knight Assassin D-Tier
Hero Faction Hero Type Nobushi Samurai Hybrid Gladiator Knight Assassin Valkyrie Viking Hybrid F-Tier
Hero Faction Hero Type Shugoki Samurai Heavy Aramusha Samurai Hybrid Centurion Knight Hybrid Brawl Tier List
Brawl is a 2v2 match where two players must eliminate the other two heroes at the other end of the map to win each round.
There’s a heavy emphasis on survivability and mobility in this game mode since you can’t respawn once you die.
Hero Faction Hero Type Jiang Jun Wu Lin Heavy Black Prior Knight Heavy Kensei Samurai Vanguard Shinobi Samurai Assassin A-Tier
Hero Faction Hero Type Nobushi Samurai Hybrid Berserker Viking Assassin Conqueror Knight Heavy Warden Knight Vanguard Shao Lin Wu Lin Hybrid Warlord Viking Heavy B-Tier
Hero Faction Hero Type Shugoki Samurai Heavy Tiandi Wu Lin Vanguard Highlander Viking Hybrid C-Tier
Hero Faction Hero Type Valkyrie Viking Hybrid Peacekeeper Knight Assassin Nuxia Wu Lin Assassin Orochi Samurai Assassin D-Tier
Hero Faction Hero Type Gladiator Knight Assassin Shaman Viking Assassin Raider Viking Vanguard Lawbringer Knight Hybrid F-Tier
Hero Faction Hero Type Aramusha Samurai Hybrid Centurion Knight Hybrid