Valkyrie Class Guide

Aug
08

Valkyrie Class Guide

INTRODUCTION

Remember that class guides are a rough explanation of the class, designed to give you an idea of the class and what you should be aiming for. You should really adapt the guide and follow your own instincts to match your play-style! This guide also uses items from the Media patch and some items will not be in-game at EU/NA launch.

The Valkyrie class was the 7th class to be released. This class uses a sword and shield like a Warrior, focusing on blocking and sword skills. However, they also have an arsenal of light skills to deal damage to their foes, but also heal and support/empower allies.

DIFFICULTY

PVP

PVE

SIEGE

Valkyrie is a tanky class which can also deal damage. They are quite strong in 1v1 PvP situations. They do lack mobility however, and are considerably slower than other classes. Where they excel is in their abilities to provide supportive buffs, their huge amount of knock down skills, and their survivablity. The class is fairly easy to play because of their blocks. But to master the class you must be able to time them effectively and use your counter attacks.

Check out the video below to see some examples of character creation and combat.

Source: http://black.game.daum.net/black/pds/video/index.daum?id=46#2

PROS

  • Great sustain
  • Good at PvE
  • Good at PvP
  • Decent crowd control
  • Party buffs
  • Block most damage with defense stance
  • Can outrange other melee classes
  • Uses Divine Power which is easily recovered

CONS

  • Limited mobility
  • Very few useful damaging skills
  • Only a few practical skill combos
  • Cannot interupt many skills to dodge

 
 
 
 
 

SKILLS

The build below is a well-rounded build for players who are level 54 or higher. It uses a total of 657 Skill Points. Click here to view the build.

If you are currently leveling or have just reached level 50 and are lacking in Skill Points, you can use this minimalistic build (472 Skill Points) for an indication of which skills to take. But make sure you refer to our level 54+ build and max the extra skills as soon as you can. Click here to view the build.

SKILL VALK

The names of skills in this build are taken from the EU/NA version and may differ from the skill calculator above.

 

  • Keys in square brackets [] mean that you tap the key. For example, [Q] means you tap Q once.
  • Keys in round brackets () mean that you hold the key. For example, (HOLD Q) means you hold Q until the next step. (PERMAHOLD Q) means you hold Q throughout the combo.
  • Keys separated by a “+” symbol should be used at the same time. For example, [Q] + [LMB] means you tap Q and LMB at the same time.
  • Keys separated by a “>” symbol show the order you should follow out the steps. For example, [Q] + [LMB] > [F] means you tap Q and LMB at the same time, then tap F
  • [LMB] refers to left-clicking with your mouse, [RMB] refers to right-clicking with your mouse.
GENERAL

Valkyrie Slash
[LMB]

This is your auto attack skill. This skill is useful for regenerating your divine power if it’s low and at higher grades, it’s damage and the amount of divine power you regenerate will increase. However, due to it’s lack of damage, I wouldn’t recommend maxing this skill.

Charging Slash
[LMB] while sprinting

This skill can be used whilst sprinting to perform an instant slash and. It does regenerate some divine power but I wouldn’t recommend maxing it because you won’t use it often.

Forward Dash
[LMB] + [W]

Forward Dash will move you forwards and swing as you move. It deals more damage than Valkyrie Slash and is a better way of restoring divine power if you are low.

Sideways Cut
[LMB] + [A] OR [D]

This skill will strafe you to the side as well as swinging your sword in that direction. It will also turn the target so that it’s back is facing you. This is useful for dealing back attacks for extra damage. It restores some divine power but to be honest I wouldn’t bother maxing it because it deals low damage.

Evasion
[SHIFT] + [A] OR [S] OR [D]

This skill is one of your dodges. You can also use it by double tapping [W] to go forwards. This skill will roll you in the direction you chose.

Vow of Trust
(HOLD SPACE) + (HOLD SHIFT)

This skill will quickly regenerate your divine power at the cost of your stamina. It doesn’t have a cool down but will leave you vulnerable whilst casting it.

Breath of Elion
[SHIFT] + [E]

Breath of Elion will heal yourself and allies, as well as giving you a movement speed buff and restoring some divine power. It does have a long cool down of 40 seconds so make sure you do not waste this skill.

Fitness Training
Passive

This skill is your passive. It will increase your maximum health and also gives you higher defense.

KICKS/GRABS

Flurry of Kicks
[F]

This skill will kick enemies, knocking them up before knocking them down on the ground. It will regenerate some divine poer and at higher rank will increase the amount it regenerates.

Flying Kick
[F] + [S]

This skill can also be used by pressing [F] whilst sprinting. The skill will cause you to jump and kick at the target, knocking them back and regenerating some of your divine power.

Punishment
[E]

This skill is your grab skill. It will grab a target then slam them down on the floor, knocking down the target and other monsters in your close proximity. Higher grade will increase the range of the knockdown.

SHIELD COUNTERS/BLOCKS

Guard
[Q]

This skill will activate your defense stance and block incoming damage. You can hold the block until your stamina runs out, and your stamina will regenerate when you stop blocking. Successfully blocking an attack will regenerate a lot of divine power. You can move in all directions whilst in defense stance and will also receive a defense buff. Valkyrie relies heavily on her shield for most of her attacks.

Shield Counter
[RMB]

This skill allows you to strike a counter attack after successfully blocking incoming damage.

Shield Throw
[S] + [Q]

This skill throws your shield forwards, hitting enemies and turning them so that their back is facing you. It also stuns the target and can be used on cool down, but will not stun if it is. This skill is one of your most used skills whilst leveling and is also good whilst grinding.

Just Counter
[LMB] + [W]

This skill inflicts a bleed effect on the target as well as flinching them. It also regenerates a lot of divine power and will automatically put you back in defense stance after the skill. It can be used on cool down, but will not flinch enemies or automatically put you back in defense stance.

Skyward Strike
[SPACE]

You can use this skill whilst in defense stance, or by pressing [RMB] while sprinting. The skill will knock enemies up and regenerate a lot of divine power.

Shield Chase
[SHIFT] + [W] OR [A] OR [S] OR [D]

You can use this skill whilst in defense stance, or directly after any of your other shield skills. This skill is your main mobility skill. It dashes you in a direction of your choice and will automatically put you back in defense stance after the skill. This skill combos well with others and is useful for chasing down targets. It’s important to note that this dash will not ignore collision, unless going backwards.

DAMAGE

Severing Light
[LMB] + [RMB]

This skill will widely swing at enemies in front of you, turning them around so that their back is facing you. This skill will restore some health at the cost of divine power, and at higher grade will increase it’s damage and health regeneration. This skill has an ultimate which will let you swing again, this time knocking down enemies.

Sword of Judgement
[RMB] + [S]

Sword of Judgement will lunge you forwards, striking a target 3 times, with the final blow knocking down enemies and dealing damage based on your current divine power. The skill does not have a cool down but will quickly drain your divine power if spammed.

Counter
[LMB] + [S]

This skill will strike upwards, knocking up enemies and dealing an air attack. You can use the skill on cool down, but it will not knock up.

Sharp Light
[LMB] + [SHIFT]

Sharp Light will stab at a target, knocking them down with 100% critical chance rate. It can be spammed due to the amount of divine power you will regenerate whilst using this skill, but will not knockdown targets, and only deal 50% of it’s potential damage.

Divine Power
[SHIFT] + [F]

Divine Power is a slow swing, knocking down all enemies in your close proximity. The higher grade of this skill will inflict a debuff on enemies hit, reducing their attack speed, whilst dealing bonus damage scaling off your current divine power.

Heaven’s Echo
[SHIFT] + [Q]

This skill is your AoE taunt. It will aggro nearby enemies as well as giving you a defense buff and nearby allies a smaller defense buff. This skill can be used on cool down to pull other monsters, but will not refresh the buff.

Righteous Charge
[W] + [F]

This skill is another of your mobility skills. It will charge you forwards, hitting a target on impact. At higher grade, it’s damage and the distance of the charge will increase. At max grade, it will also deal bonus damage scaling from your current divine power, as well as knocking back enemies.

Celestrial Spear
[S] + [E]

This skill summons a spear from the sky which will damage and knockdown enemies. It will also give you a critical chance buff and slow the targets hit. This skill is good to cast whilst chasing, because of it’s slow and the fact that it is a ranged skill. It does have a cooldown, which cannot be ignored, and can be a little hard to aim at first.

Judgement of Light
Skill Bar

This skill is your 100% Black Spirit Rage skill. It will summon a spear from the sky, dealing a quick burst of damage and knocking down enemies. Whilst using the skill, you will temporarily go into defense stance so that you are not vulnerable, despite having to stand still whilst casting.

Shining Dash (Optional)
Skill Bar

This skill is your 200% Black Spirit Rage skill. The skill will dash you forwards and hit targets on impact. It has a 100% critical chance rate and it’s final hit will also knock down. This skill is good to use in PvP on a single target, but it does have a long cool down which cannot be ignored. Due to this, I personally wouldn’t recommend taking the skill, because it also costs 28 skill points, which in my opinion are better spent in other skills. If you do want to take this skill for PvP, make sure you have already got your main build and maxed all of your most important skills.

SKILL COMBOS

Most Valkyrie combos revolve around holding down S the whole time. Seriously. You cannot combo with the action bar, these combos only work with the actual key combos. Condemning Sword’s last hit is your most powerful skill. I’ve seen geared Valkyries 1 shot people with the last hit but you have to know how to properly combo it first. To use the last hit where the giant sword falls down, you need to do 2 other skills first. This can be 2 Condemning Swords, 2 Flash Stance (please don’t) or many other more complicated options. Shield Throw also allows for some creative comboing.

(Note: Any combo ending in Shield Throw gives you the option to instantly Shield Chase by pressing Shift.)

  • Keys in square brackets [] mean that you tap the key. For example, [Q] means you tap Q once.
  • Keys in round brackets () mean that you hold the key. For example, (HOLD Q) means you hold Q until the next step. (PERMAHOLD Q) means you hold Q throughout the combo.
  • Keys separated by a “+” symbol should be used at the same time. For example, [Q] + [LMB] means you tap Q and LMB at the same time.
  • Keys separated by a “>” symbol show the order you should follow out the steps. For example, [Q] + [LMB] > [F] means you tap Q and LMB at the same time, then tap F
  • [LMB] refers to left-clicking with your mouse, [RMB] refers to right-clicking with your mouse.

Required skills: Shield Throw, Celestrial Spear

[S] + [Q] > [S] + [E] > [S] + [Q]

If you pull this off right, you pretty much drop the spear from Celestrial Spear the second your shield starts to return. This also works with the Spinning Shield version on both throws.

Required skills: EX: Celestrial Spear, Sword of Judgement

[S] + [E] > [S] + [RMB]

With EX: Celestrial Spear you get to drop a second spear down every 15 seconds. Because this counts as 2 hits of a combo, Sword of Judgement will instantly drop the third hit if it is after 2 Spears.

Required skills: Just Counter, Sword of Judgement

[W] + [LMB] > [S] + [RMB]

This works by stabbing forward 2 or 3 times then switching from W + Left Click > S + Right Click. You will do another little hit before a Condemning Sword third hit.

Required skills: Righteous Charge, Charging Slash, Just Counter

[W] + [F] > (HOLD W) + [LMB]

After Righteous Charge (W + F) hold W + Left Click and you will transition into Just Counter. You can also add the Sword of Judgement from the last combo onto this.

ADVANCED SKILL COMBOS

Now let’s take all of that info and put it into repeatable combos for kiting and wrecking. Valkyrie might not have the best mobility but we can kite other melees like crazy. Anything ending with Sword of Judgement’s last hit combos into Shield Throw. Anything with Shield Throw in the combo lets you Shield Chase afterwards. So try a few of these.

Righteous Charge > Charging Slash > Just Counter > Sword of Judgement > Shield Throw > Celestrial Spear > Shield Throw > Shield Chase > Just Counter > Repeat

Shield Throw > EX: Celestrial Spear > Sword of Judgement > Shield Throw > Shield Chase > Just Counter > etc.

Shield Throw > EX: Celestrial Spear > Sword of Judgement > Shield Throw > Shield Chase > Righteous Charge > Just Counter > etc.

Remember, Shield Chase can be used to go forward, sideways or backwards depending on your needs. This makes chasing ranged people/mobs a little easier.

WEAPONS/ARMOR

The best weapons in the game are currently dropped from World Bosses.
For more information on this click here to view our World Bosses guide.

For your primary weapon, you will want to get the Yuria weapon and enhance it to +15 as soon as possible. Most classes usually want to then go for the Liverto. However, Valkyrie does not need the critical chance stat and I would recommend making your Yuria ultimate (yellow) and then going straight to Kzarka. It will save you a lot of money and with an Ultimate Yuria you will only be 5 AP short.

For your off-hand, Vangertz is the best offhand you can currently get because it gives a large amount of accuracy, which is required for PvP. It’s also been tested, and using an accuracy offhand deals more damage than pure AP would, in PvE and PvP.

The best armor in the game is currently dropped from Bosses. You will want to aim to get the boots and gloves first.
Giath’s Helmet (helmet) – dropped from Giath.
Hebetate Tree Spirit’s Armor (chest) – dropped from Hebetate Tree Spirit.
Bheg’s Gloves (gloves) – dropped from Bheg.
Muskan’s Shoes (shoes) – dropped from Monastery Leader.
The full set will give you Maximum MP/WP/SP +100, Maximum HP +300, Max Stamina +200, Accuracy +1 (increases with enhancement), Evasion +1 (increases with enhancement), Attack Speed +1, Casting Speed +1
In the mean time you should be using one of the following armor sets:

The one of most popular armor choices for Valkyrie is the Grunil set. It increases your maximum HP and will give you 2 socket slots on each piece, along with extra AP if you have the full set. Another advantage of using this set is that it is viable on any class, allowing you to swap to another class easily.

If constantly putting gems in Grunil is out of your price range, try a 2 piece Taritas, 2 piece Argerian. Use Taritas Helmet and Taritas Armor, with Agerian Gloves and Agerian Shoes. This gives a good amount of HP and SP, helping your damage on SP scaling skills such as Sword of Judgment.

ACCESSORIES

These are the best accessories in the game. They do cost a significant amount of silver.

 
Fugitive Khalk’s Earring x2

Maximum Stamina +50, Maximum MP/WP/SP +50

Ring of Crescent Guardian x2

 

Ogre Ring Necklace x1

 

Basilisk’s Belt x1

Weight Limit +80LT
 

If you don’t have enough silver for the best accessories, these are a good temporary alternative.

Bares Earring x2

AP +4

Bares Ring x2

AP +2

Topaz Necklace of Regeneration x1

AP +5, knockdown resistance +30%

Bares Belt (OR any with AP) x1

AP +2
 
 
 

 
Fugitive Khalk’s Earring, Ring of Crescent Guardian and Basilisk’s Belt will not be available in the game at EU/NA launch. At this time, the best accessories will be Witch’s Earring (x2), Mark of Shadow (x2), Ogre Ring Necklace (x1) and Tree Spirit Belt (x1).
 

SOCKETS (CRYSTALS)

These are an example of the best sockets for your class. They do cost a significant amount of silver.

Red Battlefield Crystal – Carmae x2
(weapon)

Critical Chance +1, Attack Speed +1, Damage against Humans +3

Red Spirit’s Crystal x2
(sub-weapon)

Maximum HP +100, AP +5, Damage against Humans +3

Red Battlefield Crystal – Harphia x2
(helmet)

Maximum HP +50, HP Recovery +5, Damage against Humans +2

Red Battlefield Crystal – Cobelinus
X2 (chest)

Maximum HP +100, Weight Limit +20LT, Damage against Humans +2

Black Magic Crystal – Assault X1
(gloves)

Attack Speed +2, Grab Resistance +5%

Black Magic Crystal – Valor X1
(gloves)

Critical Chance +2, Grab Resistance +5%

Red Battlefield Crystal – Adamantine
X2 (shoes)

Knockdown Resistance +5%, Stun/Freeze/Slow Resistance +5%

If you don’t have enough silver to afford the better sockets, these are much cheaper and a good temporary alternative.

Magic Crystal – Crimson Flame
(weapon)

Critical Chance +1

Ancient Magic Crystal of Perfection
(sub-weapon)

Luck +2

Magic Crystal of Infinity – Memory
(helmet)

Casting Speed +2

Ancient Magic Crystal of Abundance – Energy X2
(chest)

Maximum HP +100

Magic Crystal of Infinity – Sturdiness
(gloves)

Grapple Resistance +10%

Magic Crystal of Infinity – Swiftness
(shoes)

Movement Speed +2

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  
 

CONSUMABLES

For your food I would recommend using Serendia Special, Media Special and Steamed Whale Meat

The recipes for these are:

ICON RESULT INGREDIENTS USE
Serendia Special Ham Sandwich x1, Honeycomb cookies x1, Life Saeal x2, Fruit Wine x2, Meat Pie x1 Damage +5, Critical Chance +5%, Accuracy +10 for 90 minutes
Media Special Dark Pudding x1, Oatmeal x1, Exotic Grain Wine x2, Grilled Sausages x2, Meat Salad x1 Damage +5, Attack Speed +1, Cast Speed +1 for 90 minutes
Streamed Whale Meat King Whale Meat x1, Edible Honey x1, Salt x2, Garlic x4, Mineral Water x6 Damage Reduction +2, Evasion +8 for 75 minutes

  

Alternatively you may want to use Serendia Special, Calpheon Special and Knight Combat Rations

The recipes for these are:

ICON RESULT INGREDIENTS USE
Serendia Special Ham Sandwich x1, Honeycomb cookies x1, Life Saeal x2, Fruit Wine x2, Meat Pie x1 Damage +5, Critical Chance +5%, Accuracy +10 for 90 minutes
Calpheon Special Milk Tea x1, Cheese Pie x1, Soft Bread x2, Meat Pasta x1, Fish Fillet Salad x1 Defense +5, Max HP +100, HP Regen +5 for 90 minutes
Knight Combat Rations Dark Pudding x1, Ham Sandwich x1, Fruit Wine x1, Meat Croquet x1 Damage +5, Damage against human race +5, Defense +5 for 90 minutes

SKILL AWAKENING

Usually people will tell you to awaken skills that you use often. This skill builder will show you all the possible skill awakenings for each skill and can be useful. It is in Russian however, so you will need to translate it with Google.
 

Useful Links

Valkyrie Video Guide
Example PvP Video 1
Example PvP Video 2
Skills affected by Cast Speed

This guide was adapted from our previous Valkyrie class guide, written by our contributor Zachary Woodbridge.

7 Comments

  • Profile photo of candesco
    Nov 13, 2016 @ 15:06 pm

    @Case S means the S button, the button you use to move backwards. With good timing you won’t move backwards or only a little bit.

    A valk can do pretty much damage to enemies, especially with the combos. The shield throw with celestial spear combo can make short work of enemies before they have any chance to attack. And a valk can evade as well, so the lack of dodging ain’t a real problem.
    Since a valk have plenty of AP already i wouldn’t go for bares accessory, but hesus instead to increase DP. Otherwise you will have a huge gap between DP and AP. I wouldn’t choose taritas in my opinion, since a valk doesn’t really benefit from it. Extra hp is nice, but not necessary, since a valk is a strong char anyway. Taritas is more suited for the more mobile classes like the ranger, tamer and kunoichi, since they lack defense.
    I use currently a full luck of fortuna by the way, which works well.

  • Profile photo of RDM
    Apr 27, 2016 @ 22:07 pm

    What the ever living fuck. Androsss’s guide on the official valk forums(for eu/na), at least is mostly correct(some things wrong), but this guide is so just what the fuck…..please redo this correctly, it triggered my entire guild just seeing this.

  • Profile photo of Case
    Feb 25, 2016 @ 4:11 am

    Buy ‘S’ they mean Shift, right?

  • Profile photo of Tansie
    Aug 28, 2015 @ 0:51 am

    @chimichanga Leveling up strength only increases your characters weight limit. Levelling health will increase hp and mp and can be done by eating food. I like to use Honey Week because it’s cheap. I’m not totally sure on the numbers but I think it’s 10 mp/dp per level of health? I’ll have to change the post if it says strength instead of health 😛

  • Profile photo of Japtem
    Aug 9, 2015 @ 17:15 pm

    Or do you mean leveling up the Health by eating food? (I heard health increases hp and mp/dp/etc)

  • Profile photo of Japtem
    Aug 9, 2015 @ 3:56 am

    How much extra dp does 1 level of strength give?

  • Profile photo of Tansie
    Aug 8, 2015 @ 22:13 pm

    Great job on the guide Zach 🙂 Make sure you set your account up now so we can add you to the contributors 😉

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