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The Samurai
Samurai

The Kensei

Kensei are the living incarnations of Bushidō, the samurai way of the warrior, or as close as one can get. Masters of multiple martial arts, they are trained from infancy to fight and die for their emperor or their fellow samurai without asking why. Kensei wear heavy armor and fight with the nodachi, a longer version of the katana that cleaves enemies in a few elegant and powerful strikes. Kensei spend their lives fighting and training as they strive to attain a level of perfection few other warriors can ever hope to achieve.

Fighting Style

Kensei are balanced samurai armed with nodachi. They are slower than other units but have longer melee range. They provide interesting defensive abilities and deliver devastating attacks.
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Adaptable fighting style
  • Good melee range

Special Capabilities

  • High heavy attacks are unblockable
  • Many maneuvers and attacks initiate chain attacks

The Kensei

Meet the Kensei of the Samurai faction in this For Honor gameplay video.

Weapons

Nodachi
The nodachi is a longer version of the classic katana. It was initially designed to be used from horseback, as it is unwieldly for foot soldiers. Kensai samurai of the Dawn Empire have the strength and necessary skills to use them as effectively as katanas.
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Nodachi
The nodachi is a longer version of the classic katana. It was initially designed to be used from horseback, as it is unwieldly for foot soldiers. Kensai samurai of the Dawn Empire have the strength and necessary skills to use them as effectively as katanas.
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Nodachi
The nodachi is a longer version of the classic katana. It was initially designed to be used from horseback, as it is unwieldly for foot soldiers. Kensai samurai of the Dawn Empire have the strength and necessary skills to use them as effectively as katanas.
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Armor

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Armor

Customizable armor. Take a look at each of the three customizable sections of the Kensei's armor.