"Valhalla: our reward for dying in battle. But what of those who die elsewhere? The Valkyries - a warrior order who have made a deal with the gods. Each one can earn glory for our fallen dead. In time, they can win a place for the deserving. But they alone decide for whom they fight. Masters of the spear and the shield, scouts, trackers, and perhaps your only hope for salvation."
The Valkyries have made a deal with the gods. They will fight and earn glory so that those who can’t will be counted in the halls of Valhalla. They are scouts and trackers who use their spears and shields to deadly effect. They are chosen by the gods—pray that you never encounter one on the battlefield.
The Valkyrie wear mostly leather armor with some metal plates. On their bulky shoulder plates are fur linings that provide warmth in the harsh weather of Valkenheim. Their helmet has a full face plate and ram horns. The skulls of rams are attached to their gauntlets.
Spear and Shield - The Spear is a simple weapon: a sharpened metal point at the end of a long wooden hilt. The shield is small and only gives so much protection.
But put them in the hands of a Valkyrie and they are a deadly combination. The long shaft gives the Valkyrie reach, while the shield offers what defense they need. An attack can come from either and an enemy can find themselves on their back if they are too slow.
- In Norse Mythology, Valkyries were female spirits who chose who lived or died in battle. They brought half the souls of the slain to Valhalla and the other half to Fólkvangr.
- The title "Valkyrie" means 'chooser of the slain'.
- The Valkyrie, together with Raider, was not able to go without an Ornament prior to Season 12. This may have been done to reinforce the idea that Vikings wore horns on their helmet, although this does not explain why Warlord, another helmeted Viking Hero, didn't have this restriction.
- While the game lists Valkyrie as a hard character, the website lists her as a medium. This is possibly due to the Valkyrie being listed as medium during testing, changed for the final game, and the website has yet to be updated.
- Although Valkyrie possesses an ability in her moveset called "Dodge Block," it is effectively a Deflect as it functions almost like one.
- It is likely not called a Deflect as Valkyrie possesses a Static Guard compared to the Assassin's Reflex Guard, on top of the Dodge Block possessing Superior Block property in contrast to the Deflect which does not reflect Light Attacks (akin to blocking when Exhausted).
- The "Val the Impaler" Execution is a reference to Vlad the Impaler.
- The "Get to the Chopper!" Execution refers to a line said during the first film of the Predator series.
- Icelandic: "ÉG DREP ÞIG!" – English: "I'll kill you!"
- Leg Sweep
- Icelandic: "Dauðastund!" - English: "Time to die!" or "(This is your) Moment of death!"
- Shield charge or Shield Tackle
- Icelandic: "Þú ert minn!" – English: "You're mine!"
- No Touching Execution
- Icelandic: "Þinn tími er runninn upp!" – English: "Your time has run out!"
- Shield Grab Execution
- Icelandic: "Hér bíður þín bara dauðinn!" – English: "Only death awaits you here!"
- Through and Through Execution
The Valkyrie is versatile and complex. She is a very adaptable Hero and very good at keeping the enemy off-balance.
- Difficulty: Hard
- Keeps Enemies at Bay
- Complex Combos
- Excellent at Takedowns
- Can Use Shield To Attack
Trigger to gain movement speed for a short duration.
Passive | Attacks deal more Damage
Passive | Gain Health & Stamina when you kill another hero
|2||Killing heroes grants temporary attack and defense boosts||Bear Trap
Medium damage trap that stops victims in their tracks.
You're slowed and gain high Damage reduction
Throw a javelin for moderate damage.
Raise sprint speed slightly and attack and defense greatly.
Attacks inflict low Damage over time.
All enemies are marked for death and show up on radar.
Throw a projectile creating a fire area of effect.
Passive | Regenerate your Health when out of combat
- Renown - Renown is balanced across activities.
- Revenge Mode - Boosts Damage and Health. All Attacks are Uninterruptible. Parry and Throws knock enemies down. Attacks are Auto-Parried on activation.
- Superior Block Light Attacks - Light Attacks have Superior Block property during the Startup. If the Superior Block successfully blocks an attack, the attack will become a Crushing Counterstrike (becomes unblockable and deal increased damage). Use it to counterattack.
- Dodge Block (Superior Deflect) - Forward, Left, and Right Dodges have Superior Block property in the direction of the Dodge. Valkyrie's Superior Block Dodge functions much like a Deflect, but with Superior Block properties.
- Dodge Block Counter - If Valkyrie successfully blocks an incoming attack with her Dodge Block, she can input a Heavy Attack to perform a Shoulder Pin which pins the target, deals damage together with inflicting bleed. She can also input a Light after the block to perform her Dodge Attacks (Pouncing Thrust and Hunter's Strike), although they will not receive any special properties.
- Full Block Stance on Shield Tackle - Shield Tackle can be held with the Guardbreak input to perform a Full Block stance at the cost of Stamina.
- Shield Tackle Cancel - Cancel Shield Tackle with B (XB1), E (PC) or O (PS4) before the tackle. Cannot cancel during the tackle charge.
- Shield Crush - Press Guardbreak during a Heavy Attack Startup or after the first strike of a Zone Attack to cancel into a Shield Crush. Shield Crush functions similarly to Shield Tackle.
- Zone Attack - Zone Attack can be cancelled with B (XB1), E (PC) or O (PS4) after the first swing.
- Spear Sweep Surprise - Press MMB (PC), X (XB1), ■ (PS4) instead of a normal Chain Finisher or after throwing an enemy to surprise them with a Spear Sweep.
- Spear Sweep Punish - Heavy Attack immediately after a successful Spear Sweep to perform a Spear Sweep Punish. Spear Sweep Punish is guaranteed.
- Chain Openers - Shield Tackle, Shield Crush, Shoulder Pin, Pouncing Thrust, and Hunter's Strike count as Chain Openers.
- Side Light Attack Finishers - Side Light Attack Finishers Stun the target while knocking them away from the side the attack came from.
(From Guard Mode)
|Armor Styles||Weapon Styles|
|Knights||Warden - Conqueror - Peacekeeper - Lawbringer - Centurion - Gladiator - Black Prior|
|Samurai||Kensei - Shugoki - Orochi - Nobushi - Shinobi - Aramusha - Hitokiri|
|Vikings||Raider - Warlord - Berserker - Valkyrie - Highlander - Shaman - Jormungandr|
|Wu Lin||Tiandi - Jiang Jun - Nuxia - Shaolin - Zhanhu|