For Honor Guide: Warden Info and Tips

Learn how to play the classic Wardens to their full potential with this For Honor guide!

Learn how to play the classic Wardens to their full potential with this For Honor guide!

Warden is a basic, yet powerful, Vanguard character for the Knights in For Honor. It has an unblockable Shoulder Bash and uses a longsword to dispatch foes with quick attacks.

Playing this character well requires a good grasp of the game’s basic mechanics, and it’s a good place to start if you are new to the game. Don’t let the simple nature fool you though — this hero is a force to be reckoned with in the hands of a good player.

If you want general help with the game and other Hero guides, check out my For Honor Beginner Tips and Tricks.

This guide will go everything you need to know about the Warden in For Honor, including:

  • Warden Basics – Specific mechanics the Warden uses, as well as their moves
  • Warden Gear – Suggested stats to shoot for when equipping gear
  • Warden Tips – Extra tips for playing this hero at a higher level

Warden Basics

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  • Vanguard’s Advance – Light Attack, Light Attack, Heavy Attack
  • Guardian’s Assault – Light Attack, Heavy Attack
  • Warden’s Wrath – Heavy Attack, Heavy Attack
  • Rushing Slash – Press Heavy Attack while sprinting
  • Crushing Counterstrike – Press Light Attack while sprinting
    • This has Superior Block, which means it will interrupt Light and Heavy Attacks.
  • Shoulder Bash – Dodge in any direction, then hold Guardbreak
  • Shoulder Bash Mix Up – Light Attack, Guardbreak, Light Attack
    • Guardbreak must be successful to do the last Light Attack.
Specific Mechanics
  • Earn more Renown in outnumbered fights, controlling objectives, and by killing enemy soldiers.
  • Light Attack Combo – Second Side Light Attack is guaranteed to hit if the first one hits.
  • Crushing Counterstrike – Top Light Attacks have Superior Block during startup. It becomes unblockable after a counter.

Warden Gear

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The Warden is an all-around good character, so most stats are good to use. I still prefer Attack and more offensive stats overall. You can still afford a more defensive approach for certain stats.

  • Weapon Part 1 – All 3 are useful for Warden, but I prefer Attack over the others.
  • Weapon Part 2 – Revenge Mode Gain by Defense and Revenge Mode Defense.
    • Feat Cooldown can also be useful, especially for the immunity to Bleed attacks when fighting Peacekeepers and Nobushis.
  • Weapon Part 3 – Either Revenge Mode Attack or Revenge Gain By Injury.
    • I typically don’t suggest Throw Distance.
  • Helm – Revenge Mode Duration, followed by Exhaustion Recovery.
    • There is a feat to save you from Bleed damage, but it doesn’t work on other debuffs.
    • This should be taken into consideration when deciding whether or not to use Debuff Resistance.
  • Chest – Execution Health Regen, followed by Block Damage.
    • Sprint Speed can be very helpful when chasing down escaping enemies, or getting to points faster.
  • Arms – Block Damage Resistance, followed by Stamina Regen.

Other Warden Tips

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Master the Basics

The Warden is a very straightforward character, with only a couple of tricks. Learning the basic mechanics of the game and using them correctly will make this character shine.

Practice Shoulder Bash

One of the Warden’s biggest strengths in the Shoulder Bash. This is an unblockable push back, so the enemy cannot parry like normal unblockable attacks.

This can set your opponents up for other combos and moves to give you the advantage. It is also great for pushing enemies off edges when either surrounded or low on health.

Remember the Superior Block Top Light Attacks

Knowing when you can counter the enemy with Top Light Attacks will make you a great Warden player and make an opening for other unblockable attacks. Don’t forget you can also do this while sprinting, so you can catch your opponent off-guard.

Those are all the tips I have for the Warden in For Honor. Let me know if you have any extra tips or need help with anything else!

About the author


After gaming for 25 years, Synzer leveraged his vast knowledge of RPGs and MMOs into a job as a games journalist, covering the games he loves. Five years later, he's still writing about Kingdom Hearts, Pokemon, and Knights of the Old Republic. Synzer has a bachelor's degree in English and creative writing. You can see him in action on his YouTube channel ( and Twitch (