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The Valkyrie (ヴァルキリー Varukirī) is a horse-mounted combat and support magical class that recurrently appears across the Fire Emblem Series, beginning from Fire Emblem: Binding Blade. The standard promoted form of the Troubadour class, Valkyries wield Staves as their primary equipment of choice for support purposes. They wield magic tomes for combat purposes, though the exact type of weapon varies depending on the title that they appear in.

History in the SeriesEdit

In Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War and Fire Emblem: Thracia 776, Troubadours promote into a version of the Paladin class that is outfitted with Swords, Lances and Staves. Presumably to avoid confusion with the regular Paladin class, this class is later replaced/renamed.

Valkyries make their first formal appearance in Binding Blade and return in the same capacity in Rekka no Ken, where they are the sole promotion of the Troubadour class and wield Anima Magic alongside Staves.

In Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, Valkyries are armed with Light Magic instead of Anima Magic, acting as not just one of the promoted forms of the Troubadour class, but also that of the Cleric class.

In Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, Mist is the only playable Valkyrie (戦乙女ヴァルキュリア Varukyuria). She can promote into this class from the Cleric class and wields both Swords and Staves as her equipment of choice, similar to the female Paladin from the Jugdral titles. Oddly, the Valkyrie class does not count as a horse-mounted class in this title, and is thus immune from sustaining effective damage from horse-slaying weapons like the Horseslayer.

With the onset Awakening and Fates, the Valkyrie class is reverted to how it functioned in Binding Blade and Rekka no Ken, where it is one of the promoted forms of the Troubadour class and is armed with Tomes and Staves as its equipment of choice.

In Fates, the Valkyrie class is made unisex for the first time in the series, and has thus been appropriately renamed to Strategist (ストラテジスト Sutoratejisuto). Strategists are treated as a Nohrian class in this title.

OverviewEdit

CombatEdit

Valkyries are usually deployed as healers, but their fairly decent Magic can also be used for combat purposes. As they are battle maidens on horseback, they can move more spaces than Bishops can. Because of this, they are well equipped to support a fast-moving army without damaging the player's tempo, or to rush to the aid of far-off units in need of healing. Alternatively, if healing is not required, Valkyries can be effectively utilised for offensive purposes. Charges often depend on their ability to finish off most of the nearby enemies during the player phase, so this degree of flexibility is a welcome improvement over the likes of Troubadours and Clerics.

Stat-wise, Valkyries are similar to Bishops, save for their superior Speed and inferior Resistance. Valkyries can be used as a way to absorb hits from opposing magic units, but will often have trouble disposing of them on their own, especially ones that are fast enough to avoid getting doubled. Valkyries are thus best used to safely lure opposing mages into traps, or to protect their allies from enemy mages.

Valkyries are not without their weaknesses. As they typically promote from Staff users, they will usually start off using E-rank tomes, which hinders their otherwise decent magical offense. While they will generally inflict impressive damage to non-magical opponents that they can perform double attacks on, this is typically offset by their extremely poor defenses. This vulnerability causes them to risk being killed in just a few enemy onslaughts.

In-GameEdit

Base StatsEdit

HP Str Mag Skl SpdLck Def Res Mov ConWt.Wp.Rank
FE6 19-43504868-Anima E Staff C
FE7 19-43504868-Anima E Staff C
FE8 19-43504876-Light D Staff D
FE9 1945350388626FE9 Sword D FE9 Staff C
FE10 43616182009229626FE10 Sword B FE10 Staff A
FE13 1905480388--TomeIconFE13 E StaffIconFE13 E
FE14 1607675278--FE14 Tome E FE14 Staff E

Maximum StatsEdit

HP Str Mag Skl SpdLck Def Res Mov ConWt.Wp.Rank
FE6 60-272425302428720-Anima S Staff S
FE7 60-252425302428720-Anima S Staff S
FE8 60-252425302428720-Light S Staff S
FE9 60202624264020298626FE9 Sword S FE9 Staff S
FE10 50253535343524369626FE10 Sword SS FE10 Staff S
FE13 80304238434530458--TomeIconFE13 A StaffIconFE13 A
FE14 45253328313325328--FE14 Tome B FE14 Staff A

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Mag Skl SpdLck Def Res Mov ConWt.Wp.Rank
FE6 45%-35%25%45%40%10%20%----
FE7 45%-35%25%45%40%10%40%----
FE8 45%-35%25%45%40%10%40%----
FE9 50%35%40%30%45%40%10%45%----
FE10 50%25%45%45%30%85%30%40%----
FE13 35%0%20%10%20%0%5%15%----
FE14 0%0%15%5%10%20%0%15%----

Class SkillsEdit

Skill Requirements
FE9 Sol (FE9)SolOccult skill of the Valkyrie and Paladin classes; assign with an MasteryBookOccult Scroll.
FE10 CantoCanto
SolSol
Base skill of all flying and mounted units.
Mastery skill of the Valkyrie, Gold Knight and Silver Knight classes.
FE13 ResistanceCryRally Resistance
DualSupport+Dual Support+
Learnt at Level 5.
Learnt at Level 15.
FE14 Rally Resistance (FE14)Rally Resistance
Battle CommandInspiration
Learnt at Level 5 and above.
Learnt at Level 15 and above.

PromotionsEdit

Base Class Promotion Method Promoted Class(es)
FE6 FE8 Troubadour Map SpriteTroubadourUse a GuidingringGuiding Ring on a Level 10+ Troubadour.FE8 Valkyrie Map SpriteValkyrie
FE7 FE8 Troubadour Map SpriteTroubadourUse a GuidingringGuiding Ring on a Level 10+ Troubadour.FE8 Valkyrie Map SpriteValkyrie
FE8 FE8 Troubadour Map SpriteTroubadourUse a GuidingringGuiding Ring on a Level 10+ Troubadour.FE8 Valkyrie Map SpriteValkyrie
FE8 FE8 Cleric Map SpriteClericUse a GuidingringGuiding Ring on a Level 10+ Cleric.FE8 Valkyrie Map SpriteValkyrie
FE9 FE9 Mist Cleric Sprite
Cleric
Use a FE9mastersealMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Cleric.FE9 Mist Valkyrie Sprite
Valkyrie
FE10 FE10 Mist Cleric Sprite
Cleric
Use a HolycrownHoly Crown on a Level 10+ Cleric or train a Cleric to Level 21.FE10 Mist Valkyrie Sprite
Valkyrie
FE13 FE13 Generic Troubadour Map SpriteTroubadourUse a Master Seal FE13 IconMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Troubadour.FE13 Generic Valkyrie Map SpriteValkyrie
FE14 FE14 Generic Troubadour (F) Map SpriteTroubadourUse a Master Seal FE13 IconMaster Seal on a Level 10+ Troubadour.FE14 Generic Strategist (F) Map SpriteStrategist

Notable ValkyriesEdit

Binding BladeEdit

Rekka no Ken Edit

The Sacred Stones Edit

Path of Radiance Edit

  • Promotion for: Mist.

Radiant Dawn Edit

  • Promotion for: Mist.

AwakeningEdit

Fates Edit

EtymologyEdit

In Norse mythology, Valkyries were warrior-maidens and the handmaidens of Odin. They rode through battlefields (either on horseback, wolves or by flying) and brought the worthiest warriors among the slain to Valhalla, the heroes' heaven. They are associated with both ravens and swans. The name "Valkyrie" means "chooser of the slain."

Two named Valkyries are Mist and Sigrun.

TriviaEdit

  • Valkyries possess the lowest Defense cap out of all promoted classes available in Awakening.

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