Vikings are cowards. Same goes for knights and samurai. If you’re a competent fighter in For Honor, then you might have clocked that defensive moves often beat out aggressive ones. Right now you can merrily block away until your opponent exhausts themselves, then go at ’em as they wheeze. This may have had something to do with my skill level, but counter-attacks seem a tad over-strong, too.
Great news! All of that will be worse soon! The upcoming Core Combat update revolved around emboldening players, introducing a load of tweaks that incentivise aggression. It’s not out ’til August 6th, but come watch this vid and and do some thinking about swords with me.