Valkyrie (ヴァルキリー Varukiri, Valkyria in the Japanese version) is the promoted version of the Troubadour class, introduced in Fire Emblem: Binding Blade. Clerics can also promote to the class in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. They both need a Guiding Ring and to be of levels 10 and up. They are usually used as healers but can also use Light Magic or Anima Magic in a pinch. As they are battle maidens on horseback, they can move more spaces than Bishops; however, stat-wise, they are like bishops but with a higher speed and less resistance.
In Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, they reappear but wield swords instead of magic, making them more similar to the female Paladin class from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War that Valkyrie replaced as the promotion of Troubadour. They use anima magic in Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken and Binding Blade and light magic in The Sacred Stones. As far as their battle roles go, they are more suited to kill enemy magic-users.
In Fire Emblem: Fates, the class is renamed Strategist. In addition, the class was made unisex and is also a Nohr class.
Characters of this ClassEdit
In Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War and Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 there existed a promotion for Troubadour simply called Paladin that used Swords, Staves, and Lances in the former game. Presumably to avoid confusion with the regular Paladin class, this class would later be replaced/renamed.
In Rekka no Ken, Priscilla was the game's only possible playable Valkyrie (she was a troubadour who could promote to a Valkyrie) but an enemy Valkyrie, Ursula, featured as one of the main antagonists in the game.
Valkyries returned in The Sacred Stones, however in this game they used light magic instead of anima magic and they were a possible promoted form of clerics as well as troubadours. The Valkyrie class appears as one of the optional promotions of L'Arachel (a troubadour) and Natasha (a cleric).
Mist is the only playable Valkyrie in Path of Radiance; she can promote to Valkyrie from Cleric and gains the use of swords upon promotion. Strangely, Valkyries don't count as horseback units even though they have most of the properties as them (thus they receive no effective damage from horse-killing weapons like the Horseslayer).
Mist returned in Radiant Dawn as the game's only playable Valkyrie. However, she can use both swords and staves prior to promoting, and gains a mount upon promotion to Valkyrie.
- Promotion for: Mist
- Promotion for: Mist
- Pheros - A Valmese general in charge of Fort Steiger and a former priestess of Naga who believes that Walhart is a "god among men"
- Ursula (SpotPass)
- Ethlyn (SpotPass)
- Cecilia (SpotPass)
- Possible promotion for: Maribelle
In Norse mythology, Valkyries were warrior-maidens and the handmaidens of Odin who 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 means "chooser of the slain."
Mist and Sigrun in Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn are named after Valkyries from Norse mythology.
- Valkyries possesses the lowest Defense cap of all promoted classes in Awakening.