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Four For Honor Combat Tips To Win More 1v2s
GUIDES // For Honor // By Gregory Ibañez // 3d ago
Fighting when outnumbered in For Honor is difficult, to say the least — this guide should provide overarching tips and strategies to win more 1v2s or 1vXs.
The most important things to stay aware of are your positioning, your block direction, opponent stamina, and your revenge meter.
Your positioning throughout the fight may be the most important factor when you're trying to clutch the 1v2. The camera will pull back when you're engaged by multiple enemies so you should be able to see everything. Try to ensure all enemies are in front of you. Run and reset if you're getting flanked.
Keep the space between you and your opponents as best you can — use your dodge to create separation from the enemy at your side. When you keep proper spacing you'll reduce the chances to get Guardbroken. Of course, you can still Guard Break Counter if they're still able to hit you with it.
In any 1vX, it's critical that you keep your Guard Mode up. You can block every attack when facing multiple enemies, even if you're not Guard Locked onto the others. With your locked target, the blocking mechanics will remain the same - however, blocking the enemies at your side may be even easier for you.
To block any attack from the extra opponents, simply turn your guard in their direction. This is why it's imperative you keep them away from your backside.
Assassin characters that don't have natural block states may have a tougher time because they are forced to act reflexively.
Use the Environment
Like in the gif above, take any opportunity to kill of enemies quickly using the environment. Work them toward the edge and Guard Break into a Throw. Some characters are able to direct their throws rather than simply pushing back.
Note: Guard Break does not interrupt attacks; you can only use it when an opponent is recovering or waiting.
The Revenge meter is your friend. You'll be getting plenty of Revenge built up by blocking, getting hits in, and taking damage.
Revenge Mode is going to give you huge buffs to your character:
Your damage will be increased on all atatcks
You'll have a bonus shield to tank a bit more damage.
All your attacks are uninterruptible — you should no longer be stunlocked if multiple enemies keep attacking you.
Throws and Parries will knock down opponents.
Guard Break will now interrupt attacks. You can beat your enemies to the punch and interrupt them. Plus, you may chain that into a throw for an environmental kill or to knock them down.
On activation, anyone in an attack animation will be Parried (which means they'll get knocked down since you're in Revenge Mode).
All of these tips to win more 1v2's in For Honor are not going to be mastered quickly, and the fights will still be incredibly difficult. However, this is where you start becoming your team's clutch anchor.
Gregory 'leeks' Ibanez once upon a time played Counter-Strike: Global Offensive semi-professionally under multiple organizations. He sticks to AWPing in CS because he's known around the office as literally the worst Widowmaker in Overwatch...