The Vanguard of the Viking faction, you'll get a lot of experience with Raider in Story Mode. Like other vanguards, Raider is well balanced, though perhaps not so quick as the others. The Raider's charge maneuver also has a great deal of 'travel', making it ideal for tossing people off things.
Don't lead with this in a duel against a human (they'll have seen it all before), but against bots or people with their backs turned, it's aces.
You can set people up for this running crush with your Stunning Tap manuever- a good way to turn an evasive move into an attack.