Mordhau is a game that allows for quite a lot of character customization. It does feature a system of character classes. However, these classes aren’t as set in stone as they are in games like Spellbreak. However, they do still play a role. The equipment that you will start the game using is dependent on the player class that you chose. Beginners should learn what each Mordhau class specializes in. By doing this, they can pick the Mordhau class that best suits their play style.
Once players have gotten some experience in Mordhau, they will likely notice that not everyone uses the standard classes. You can customization your Mordhau class, but it is going to take you some time. To unlock the options for character customization you need to earn quite a bit of gold and XP. This can be frustrating for beginner players who want to make themselves a load out to match how they play. However, these basic classes should give most players the equipment they need to win plenty of Mordhau matches. Even before they gain enough Gold and XP to create their own load outs.
Mordhau Classes: Swordfighters
These Mordhau classes are best suited to players who enjoy the sword fighting in the game. They each give players control of a slower-but good range, sword. These classes are great for practicing duelling or solo games:
- The Brigand– This unit gives you a well-balanced sword fighter. Since melee fighting is the foundation of the game, this Mordhau class is really most people’s starting point. However, it shouldn’t be dismissed because of this. This unit gives you a good set of medium armour. This is a nice balance since it doesn’t slow you down too much but also won’t leave you exposed. You also get a Zeihähander sword. This sword is pretty good at dealing damage, has a great range, and decent speed. It is a well-balanced unit that is perfect for practicing combat strategies or showing off your duelling prowess.
- The Knight – This class is the more advanced sword fighting. You get heavy armour which makes it very slow to move around. However, the protection you get is second to none. Even a direct headshot from a powerful weapon can’t kill you in a hit. You get a long-sword which is a slow sword but one with a massive range. If you’ve got enough experience you should be able to balance these two factors to stay ahead of the competition in duels. You also get a dagger but this is basically rendered worthless by your slow speed. The Knight is a more advanced class than the Brigade since it is harder to handle.
Defensive and Ranged Classes
- The Protector – This Mordhau class comes with a shield, which sets it apart from most other beginner classes. The kite shield can block most projectiles and even some strikes, taking the pressure off of your combat abilities. However, it will really drain your stamina. Inexperienced players can find themselves dead in the water if they waste their stamina using this shield. Your combat options are also decent with this class but the combination isn’t worthwhile once you have other options. This is a great Mordhau class to use while you practice using a shield in preparation for your custom class.
- The Huntsman – This is the first ranged class. You come equipped with a long-bow which is a fairly well-balanced bow. It is quite slow to fire but has great range and does a lot of damage. Since it is slow firing you are relatively exposed with this weapon, you also only have light armour so you need to stay out of the area of combat while you’re using this. This class is a great addition to team games but it is going to take a lot of skill to survive on your own using the Huntsman. Sooner or later you’ll end up in a melee fight so you need teammates to help.
The Raider and The Veteran Mordhau Classes
Mordhau character classes aren’t limited to swordfighters and other predictable medieval archetypes. These classes are where things start to get interesting, it throws Vikings and seasoned professionals into the mix.
- The Raider – This Mordhau class makes you into a Viking with some predictable weapons and gear. You get a mixture of medium and heavy armour, so your speed isn’t great but you are very well protected. The weapons available to you include the Battle Axe and four Throwing Axes. The Battle Axe hits bizarrely hard. If you get a few good strikes in you can go through even strong armour. However, it is quite hard to duel with so you really either need a high-skill level or teammates to pick up the slack. The Raider is a really well-balanced class but takes some skill to use properly.
- The Veteran – This class is really really slow. You’re very heavily armoured which makes it difficult to do any harm, but your speed is the worst in the game. The weapons coupled with this class are also very slow. All in all, you move like a turtle. A player needs to have perfected their reflexes and timings for each weapon to actually get any use out of this class. The weapons are strong but difficult to use. The Veteran is a Mordhau class for advanced players, which makes it a bit redundant since most players with enough skill to use it will have made custom classes.
Footmen and Scoundrels
These three class are among the most diverse in a game. If you’re planning on playing Mordhau in a support role, then mastering one of these is vital.
- The Footman – This quite a popular class. You get a spear, which is one of the more overpowered weapons in the game. You also get a medic pack. With your spear, you can take cheap kills and really be a great member of a team. The same is true with the medic pack, which is going to make Footman players really useful in team games.
- The Scoundrel – This Mordhau class is built for speed. You get a rapier, which is one of the better weapons in the game. It is a well-balanced and speedy sword that should be perfect for skilled duelling player. You only get light armour but with the speed of rapier, you should be focusing on a solid defensive duelling style anyway. This can be a fantastic Mordhau class if you have enough experience to use it right. You also get a bear trap which is nearly impossible to kill anyone with but a fun novelty.
The Weirdest Mordhau Class: The Engineer
This Mordhau class is in a category all by itself. It is by far the strongest class, but one that some players might find useful.
- The Engineer – This guy doesn’t even have a melee weapon. He has a lute. You can hit people with the lute, but you won’t really get much damage in. Instead, your options as the engineer Mordhau class are really more technical. You also get a toolbox, which allows you to build barricades and spikes. Using this you can set up traps, construct forts, and generally do a style of play more at home in Fortnite than Mordhau. With spikes, the engineer is also best suited for taking out the cavalry. Horseback enemies are hard to damage otherwise. The engineer is definitely something different, teams are better positioned when they contain one skilled engineer, but it is difficult to make this Mordhau class viable when playing alone.
You can also make your own custom classes. Once you get to grips with the game you will probably have made your own custom class and specialize it to fit your play style. As you practice duelling or other combat, you will learn which weapons and armour suit you. However, beginners should spend some time with the default class while they learn the basics like duelling. This allows them to try out most of what the game has to offer before committing to one style over another.