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"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."


Valkyries are a playable hero class in For Honor.

Overview

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.[1]

Armor

The Valkyrie wear mostly leather armor with some metal plates. On their 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.

Weapon

Spear and Shield - The Spear is a simple weapon: a sharpened metal point at the end of a long wooden shaft. 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.

Trivia

  • 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" in Old Norse is "valkyrja" which means "chooser of the slain."
  • While all promotional materials feature the Valkyrie (and other Viking Heroes) wearing a horned helmet, there is no historical proof that Vikings have actually worn such helmets in battle.
    • Until Season 12, Valkyrie (together with Raider) were not able to go without Ornaments, which in a way reinforced this idea that Vikings had horned helmets. Oddly enough, Warlord did not possess this restriction, although he is another Viking Hero who wears a helmet and can have horns for Ornaments.
  • 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 chosen not to update this information.
  • Valkyrie together with Raider are featured in Ubisoft's free-to-play RPG game Might Quest, announced on February 14th, 2020. A dedicated blog post was made for this addition, which can be read here.
  • Although Valkyrie possesses an ability in her moveset called "Dodge Block," it is effectively a Deflect as it functions almost like one.
    • It is 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.

Quotes

  • 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
  • Icelandic: "Örlög þín eru ráðin!" – English: "Your fate is sealed!"
    • Skewer Let On Execution

Source

Fighting Style

The Valkyrie is versatile with a slew of mix-ups in their chain. She is a very adaptable Hero and very good at keeping pressure on her foes through the use of Shield Bashes and Spear Sweep.

  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Keeps Enemies at Bay
  • Versatile Combos

Special Capabilities

  • Heavy attacks and Zone Attack can be soft-feinted into Shield Crush to keep chains going
  • Can use Spear Sweep after a throw or as a Chain Finisher to knock enemies off balance for a punish
  • Can use Superior Block Lights, Dodge Block and Shield Tackle to counter-attack

Perks

Available Perks for the Valkyrie can be viewed on the Perks page.

Feats

Tier 1st 2nd 3rd
1 Rush

Trigger to gain movement speed for a short duration.

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Deadly

Passive | Attacks deal more Damage

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Bounty Hunter

Passive | Gain Health & Stamina when you kill another hero

BountyHunter Icon-0.png

2 Killing heroes grants temporary attack and defense boosts
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Bear Trap

Medium damage trap that stops victims in their tracks.

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Juggernaut

You're slowed and gain high Damage reduction

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3 Javelin
Throw a javelin for moderate damage.
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Fury

Raise sprint speed slightly and attack and defense greatly.

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Sharpen Bladed

Attacks inflict low Damage over time.

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4 Scout

All enemies are marked for death and show up on radar.

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Fire Flask

Throw a projectile creating a fire area of effect.

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Regenerate

Passive | Regenerate your Health when out of combat

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Moveset

General

  • Renown: Hybrid - 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.
  • Defense: Static - Your Guard Stance remains active in the direction you designate. Unlike most other Static Guard Heroes, Valkyrie also has Superior Dodge Block.

Hero Specific

  • 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.
  • Superior 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 (only a start-up of the Dodge has the Block), but with Superior Block properties.
    • Superior Block Counter - If Valkyrie successfully blocks an incoming attack with her Superior 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 Chain Finisher or after throwing an enemy to perform a Spear Sweep. If Spear Sweep successfully lands, the enemy will be knocked down.
    • 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.

Moves

(From Guard Mode)

Icon Legend

Type Name PC XB1 PS4
Chain Attack icon.png Boar Hunter LMB, LMB, LMB RB, RB, RB R1, R1, R1
Chain Attack icon.png Thrust and Slash LMB, LMB, RMB RB, RB, RT R1, R1, R2
Chain Attack icon.png Norse Punishment LMB, RMB, RMB RB, RT, RT R1, R2, R2
Chain Attack icon.png Herja's Furor RMB, RMB, RMB RT, RT, RT R2, R2, R2
Chain Attack icon.png Valkyrian Torment RMB, RMB, LMB RT, RT, RB R2, R2, R1
Chain Attack icon.png Harrier's Fury RMB, LMB, LMB RT, RB, RB R2, R1, R1
Chain Attack icon.png Herja's Assault RMB, LMB, RMB RT, RB, RT R2, R1, R2
Chain Attack icon.png Piercing Wrath LMB, RMB, LMB RB, RT, RB R1, R2, R1
Hunter's Rush (not in Guard Mode) ↑ + RMB LS↓ + RT LS↓ + R2
Pouncing Thrust W + Space, LMB LS↑ + A, RB LS↑ + X, R1
Hunter's Strike A or D + Space, LMB LS← or LS→ + A, RB LS← or LS→ + X, R1
Unblockable icon.pngFull Block Stance icon.pngPush Back icon.png Shield Tackle S + Space, Hold & Release MMB LS↓ + A, Hold & Release X LS↓ + X, Hold & Release L1
Unblockable icon.pngBleed icon.png Shoulder Pin

Deflect♦, RMB

Deflect♦, RT Deflect♦, R2
Unblockable icon.pngKnocked Down icon.png Spear Sweep Combo MMB ♦, MMB, MMB, RMB X ♦, X, X, RT L1 ♦, L1, L1, R2

Executions

Requiescat_In_Pace

Requiescat In Pace

Rampage_Of_Ragnarok

Rampage Of Ragnarok

Cheaty_Flute

Cheaty Flute

Blow_Your_Own_Horn

Blow Your Own Horn

Harpy_Hey_Joe

Harpy Hey Joe

Lute_Not

Lute Not

Sylvan_Vaporization

Sylvan Vaporization

Horkos_Pharmakos

Horkos Pharmakos

Sylvan_Metamorphasis

Sylvan Metamorphasis

Revenant_Slayer

Revenant Slayer

Ulfhednar_Killer

Ulfhednar Killer

Shiryo_Avenger

Shiryo Avenger

Jiangshi_Banisher

Jiangshi Banisher

Minified_And_Put_Aside

Minified And Put Aside

Minified_And_Magnified

Minified And Magnified

Minified_And_Stomped

Minified And Stomped

Minified_And_Kicked_Away

Minified And Kicked Away

Wolf_Among_Sheep

Wolf Among Sheep

Ilma's_Scythe

Ilma's Scythe

Cane_You_Feel_It

Cane You Feel It

Brought_You_A_Gift

Brought You A Gift

Chimera_Salvation

Chimera Salvation

Blades_of_the_Vanguards

Blades of the Vanguards

Resounding_Defeat

Resounding Defeat

Deadly_Hare

Deadly Hare

Sylvan_Detachment

Sylvan Detachment

To_The_Great_Beyond

To The Great Beyond

Feast_Upon_The_Weak

Feast Upon The Weak

The_Masquerade_Is_Over

The Masquerade Is Over

Unquenchable_Wolf

Unquenchable Wolf


Farewell,_Chimera_Music_Box

Farewell, Chimera Music Box

Farewell,_Chimera_Zither

Farewell, Chimera Zither

Farewell,_Horkos_Bagpipe

Farewell, Horkos Bagpipe


Farewell,_Horkos_Violin

Farewell, Horkos Violin

Wrathful_Concision

Wrathful Concision

Willful_Concision

Willful Concision

Sorrowful_Concision

Sorrowful Concision

Artful_Concision

Artful Concision

Emotes

Passive Stance

The_Bard's_Instrument

The Bard's Instrument

Sword_In_The_Stone

Sword In The Stone

Ready_To_Rumble

Ready To Rumble

Volcanic_Destruction_Blast

Volcanic Destruction Blast

Jack_O_Lantern

Jack O Lantern

Leap_Of_Faith

Leap Of Faith

Penguin_Walk

Penguin Walk

Vortiger's_Ascent

Vortiger's Ascent

Shadows_of_the_Hitokiri

Shadows of the Hitokiri

Zhanhu's_Fire

Zhanhu's Fire

Dubious_Assessment

Dubious Assessment

One_Of_Your_Shrugs

One Of Your Shrugs

Howl_At_The_Moon

Howl At The Moon

Confused_Warrior

Confused Warrior

Skeptically_Swaying

Skeptically Swaying

Horkos_Grimoire

Horkos Grimoire

Sylvan_Book

Sylvan Book

Sylvan_Meditation

Sylvan Meditation

In_ChaRAHcter

In ChaRAHcter

Muscular_Archer

Muscular Archer

Muscular_Biceps

Muscular Biceps

Message_Board

Message Board

Sylvan_Panacea

Sylvan Panacea

Selfish_Drinker

Selfish Drinker

Chimera_Bagpipe

Chimera Bagpipe

Chimera_Music_Box

Chimera Music Box

Chimera_Violin

Chimera Violin

Chimera_Zither

Chimera Zither

Horkos_Bagpipe

Horkos Bagpipe

Horkos_Music_Box

Horkos Music Box

Horkos_Violin

Horkos Violin

Horkos_Zither

Horkos Zither

Odaiko

Odaiko

Raising_Glasses

Raising Glasses

Suspended_Gong

Suspended Gong

The_Bodhran

The Bodhran

The_Field_Drum

The Field Drum

Suspicious_Tumbleweed

Suspicious Tumbleweed

Elegant_Dance

Elegant Dance

Fighting Stance

Snowball_Fight!

Snowball Fight!

Executions

Dainslief

Dainslief

Sjaund

Sjaund

Death_By_Spears

Death By Spears

Emotes

Passive Stance

Down_The_Hatch!_(Viking)

Down The Hatch! (Viking)

Rub_Salt_In_The_Wound_(Viking)

Rub Salt In The Wound (Viking)

Banner_Of_Arms_(Vikings)

Banner Of Arms (Vikings)

Media

Images

Videos

External links

References


Heroes
Knights Warden - Conqueror - Peacekeeper - Lawbringer -Centurion

Gladiator - Black Prior - Warmonger - Gryphon

Samurai Kensei - Shugoki - Orochi - Nobushi

Shinobi - Aramusha - Hitokiri - Kyoshin

Vikings Raider - Warlord - Berserker - Valkyrie

Highlander - Shaman - Jormungandr

Wu Lin Tiandi - Jiang Jun - Nuxia - Shaolin - Zhanhu
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