For Honor Tips: Advanced Combat | The Completionist


JIRARD (VOICEOVER):
Hello, everyone. My name is Jirard Khalil,
The Completionist. And today, I’m going to show
you the ropes on advanced tips and tricks for the game “For
Honor,” specifically focusing on the Viking faction and
its associated classes. Let’s dive right on in. The inspiration of “For
Honor’s” fighting systems stems from real life
combat techniques, but its roots are from the
world of stage combat– a type of theatrical
training to teach performers how to battle for performances,
such as musicals, plays, and even television and film. In stage combat, there
are four main quadrants to attack within– your left
shoulder, your right shoulder, your right leg, your left
leg, and a special fifth zone being the area above your head. “For Honor” takes that
exact same concept, but simplifies it into three
sections– the left, the right, and straight above you. But in “For Honor,” we’re
battling for supreme reign for the land of Valkeinheim. And none of it is
fake or staged. Let’s go over combat basics. “For Honor” is not a hack
and slash kind of game. You cannot simply run into
a battle and do fantastical, whimsical superhero
fighting moves. Well, you can, but
you have to learn when and where to use them. Using the lock-on button, you
can lock onto your opponent and engage in combat. Using the right
analog stick, you’ll have to position what zone
you’re going to strike in. Light attack will have you
swing your weapon faster, but do less damage. Whereas using your heavy attack,
your attack will be slower, but do a lot more damage. If you are on the receiving
end of the attacks, you can block by simply
using the right analog stick to match your opponent’s
weapon position. When in doubt,
the enemy’s attack will glow red in
the incoming zone. If you’re fast enough,
not only can you block it, but with
the right timing, you can attack back right away. If you don’t think you’re
going to react quickly enough with a block, you
can also dodge from side to side, or back up with a
dash using the dodge button and a direction. Within this back
and forth combat, you’ve got the ability to bash
your opponents with a stun. This stun can lead
to one of two things. One, your next hit will
not show the enemy which zone you are attacking from. Two, you can execute
a throw by stunning them a second time in a row. Throwing your enemy is
crucial to creating distance if you’re getting bodied hard. For instance, if you’re
playing the role of the Raider, you can literally
pick up the enemy, and toss them off a cliff. On the other hand, you cannot
just button mash your way to victory. You’ve got a stamina meter
that severely determines your success in combat. The management of this bar may
be the most important aspect of the game. The heavier the attack
that gets blocked, the more stamina
that gets drained. And when you’re out of
stamina, everything slows down, it goes black and white, and
you can barely defend yourself. The nice thing is you can
monitor your opponent’s stamina as well. So if you’re heavily
relying on defense, you can go in for attacks
once their meters are drained. Now let’s get real advanced. Within the factions of
Viking, Samurai, and Knights, all of them have four
different classes, each with various
moves, sets, and stats. No one class is the same,
and their exact move sets dramatically change
their functions. And when I mean move
sets, I’m talking full on fighting game
moves sets– combos that can be chained with
other combos, which can be chained into
throws, providing you have enough stamina. The Raider’s move
sets are well rounded, but designed for big damage. With an unstoppable
double swing, the Raider’s area
of effect attack can chop down multiple
enemies to pieces all at once. The Warlord class focuses on the
long haul, buffing his allies and really capitalizing
when their opponent is out of stamina. The Berskerker is probably one
of the more difficult classes, relying on attacks that
take little to no stamina, but they have heavily
reduced range. They have to be really in
the face of their opponent. Some of their moves are
very reliant on keeping a combo chain going. Definitely the most
squishy of the faction, Berserker players
will undoubtedly be the glass cannon
for the Vikings. And then there’s the
Valkyrie, which hands down has the most diverse moves set. Think of this character
as a combination of a few of the other classes in one. With their shield and spear,
they can keep their distance while dealing high damage. The take away from
all of these classes is that their move sets are
not too difficult to learn. If you open up the move
set menu and practice, you can get really
good to the point where you’ll make
your opponents want to learn the character that
you’re currently using. All right. So all this sounds
fine and dandy, but there are
going to be moments when it’s going to be a
bit overwhelming for you. You’re going to have to battle
multiple enemies at a time. In a four on one
situation, you’re more than likely going to die. However, when it’s
two on one, there’s a chance you can come out on top
thanks to the revenge system. The Revenge Meter builds
based on the attacks both dealt and received. But when you are attacked
by multiple people, it builds faster,
giving you the ability to go into Revenge Mode. It balances out the
gameplay for when players feel the need
to gang up on you, when you’re just too damn
good to be taken one on one. In each type of mode,
your individual character can level up from 1 to 4. Leveling happens when you kill
an enemy, pick up a friend, or maintain a point
for your team. Leveling up also
gives you access to new moves, called feats. These abilities can
be built to be actions that you take in battle, such
as new skills, temporary speed, or strength buffs– and
sometimes even a projectile. Before every round you can pick
your feats any way you see fit. And leveling online will unlock
more for you to choose from. Those are my advanced
tips and tricks for the game “For Honor.” Starting out this game may
seem a bit overwhelming, but trust me, it is so much fun. This game is easy to play. But if you master it, woo! You’re going to take
down some fools. So what do you say? Join me and my Viking
brothers and sisters, as we fight for our homeland. Sign up for the beta today. I’ve been Jirard Khalil,
The Completionist. And remember, for the people! For Volkeinheim! “For Honor!” Hopefully, you guys learn
some advanced battle tips and strategies for
the game, “For Honor.” If you like this
video, do me a favor and hit that thumbs up
button, and leave a comment. If you want to learn
more about the deep dive online faction modes that
await for you in “For Honor,” check out my video right here. Or maybe you’re a
bit concerned on how to handle those moments in
which it’s 1 V 2 or 1 V 3, check out Moose’s video
on that right here. Thank you, guys, for watching. [MUSIC PLAYING]

100 thoughts on “For Honor Tips: Advanced Combat | The Completionist

  1. never said how to do naything Feint, no they are not skills LOL Feint is something else its the button that break you Heavy attack….. LOL

  2. The Vikings are a laughing stock on Xbox One right now. The Samurai are destroying us and the knights alike. We mustn't give up and we need to remember to deploy our war assets after every match. Skol!

  3. At end you said the abilities were called feints, those are called "feats". Feints are faking an attack by pressing circle, or B when heavy attacking.

  4. honestly i dont know where to start so i just begin with the little positives of the video.

     First of all i like how you give information about the fighting style and wehre its originated from, also you speak clearly and well understandable and its really easy to follow you even though im not a native english speaker, however, understanding wrong stuff well doesn't help anyone, alot of stuff mentioned in the video is either poorly labeled, plain out wrong or doesn't match the content you promised to cover in your headline.
    first of all lets start with the headline, you promised the viewers to show and explain advanced For Honor tips/mechanics, but in the actual video you only cover one faction and in addition to that only basic mechanics such as block's, guardbreak's, light/heavy atacks, revenge-mode, and a mention about strong abilitys >how about naming a video ForHonor Introduction Viking basic combat< …that would be more fitting no?

    second thing i noticed is that you labeled certain hero actions wrong, speaking of wich, feints and stuns, both these actions are manouvers in the game yes, but a feint is,as the word already says it, evolving around a distractional move to bait the enemy in a disadvanteous block or parry so you can land a hit from a different direction what youre talking about are actually feats who are compareable to abilitys in mobas in a weaker fashion… and stuns can be performed by every hero but are not used to bypass the enemys guard what you reffering to is a guardbreak, a stun is used to get an unblockable free hit on the enemy and can be done by throwing an enemy against a wall or with certain cobos/abilitys, and a throw (or shove for some heros) is performed by pressing the GUARDBREAK button again after a successful guardbreak

  5. Watching this video was such a waist of time i'm seriously considering to find you and punch you in the face for 1- lying 2- Saying advanced combat and then spend 50% of time telling us basics 3 – not saying shit about perry 4 – strict focus on one class without saying it in the title. God u pissed me off

  6. here's my tip learn how to parry and how to guard break, if you dont know guard breaking or parriying you will be taken advantage of, and people will take you much more seriously and do less spamming.

  7. I have a great idea. I'm going to make a video where I just yell out everything the tutorial tells you.

  8. I came here hoping to find out a bit more about feints, but this dude somehow fucking got feints and feats mixed up. Jesus, this entire video was trash.

  9. Thanks for making this video, but please think about the title. It is called advanced combat but is telling about light and heavy attacks, plus it doesn't even mention parrying! Look forward to more content though.

  10. Yo, I fought you and whooped your pobre ass. Why do you suck so much and try to teach people how to suck like you?

  11. What the hell? You didn't give any advanced tips, you just described the game. Also you didn't even mention how to parry or feint (you even called feats "feints") W.. T… F..

  12. I'm sorry man. But I actually came to learn advanced tips not to be yelled at for 7 minutes about how awesome the game I already have is. You lied to me. Fuck you.

  13. From the footage right at the beginning of your raider vs their raider, I am not gonna really take these "advanced combat tips". Come on man, parry a raider heavy

  14. boiii not advance this is for straight beginner stuff it play style is kinda bad u do no parry no deflects no feints and if you're going to cover the advance parts of for honor u should probably do all the factions for all players

  15. Yeah this is more of a basic overview of the game, and hardly even talks about combat much less gives any advanced combat tips

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