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Valkyrie

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This article is about the class. For the staff from Genealogy of the Holy War, see Valkyrie.

Valkyrie

Ss fe10 mist valkyrie.png
Mist as a Valkyrie in Radiant Dawn.

A seasoned, hardy troubadour. Uses staves, tomes.

Weapon(s)
Skill(s)

The Valkyrie (Japanese: ヴァルキュリア Valkyria) is an advanced mounted class which was introduced in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. They are one of only a few mounted magic-wielding classes in the Fire Emblem series. They have acted as the primary promoted class for Troubadours since their introduction, and they primarily use staves in addition to offensive magic, with the type of offensive magic available to them depending on the game.

Valkyries typically play a similar role to their fellow advanced healer class, the Bishop. Their strongest stat is their exceptionally high resistance, and they also have high offensive stats to allow them to provide effective magical offense, with particularly impressive speed. In addition, being a mounted class gives them high movement to allow them to both attack and support their allies with staves with greater ease. Like most magical classes, they suffer from shaky defense, although in the Game Boy Advance games at least, they tend to have higher defense than other magical classes.

In Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn, the class is exclusive to Mist of the Greil Mercenaries. It is her promoted class in both games, promoting from Cleric, and wields swords instead of offensive magic in these two games; in Radiant Dawn, it is classified as a third-tier advanced class. The class behaves similarly to its other appearances in terms of stats; however, its strength being its weakest stat is actually relevant given its access to swords. The class's high magic makes Mist one of the few sword-wielders able to make good use of magic swords.

Outside of Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn, the Valkyrie is the primary promoted form for Troubadours in all appearances, occupying the role formerly filled in the Jugdral games by the Paladin. The Sacred Stones also gives Clerics the option to promote to Valkyrie. Fire Emblem Fates replaces Valkyries with the functionally identical Strategist class.

Stats

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Weapon Rank
The Binding Blade 19 -- 4 3 5 0 4 8 8 6 -- GBARankAnima.gif E GBARankStaff.gif C
Fire Emblem 19 -- 4 3 5 0 4 8 8 6 -- GBARankAnima.gif E GBARankStaff.gif C
The Sacred Stones 19 -- 4 3 5 0 4 8 7 6 -- GBARankLight.gif D GBARankStaff.gif D
Path of Radiance 19 4 5 3 5 0 3 8 8 6 26 GCNRankSword.gif D GCNRankStaff.gif C
Radiant Dawn 43 6 16 18 20 0 9 22 9 6 26 WiiRankSword.png B WiiRankStaff.png A
Awakening 19 0 5 4 8 0 3 8 8 -- -- 3DSRankTome.png E 3DSRankStaff.png E

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Rank
The Binding Blade 60 -- 27 24 25 30 24 28 15 20 GBARankAnima.gif S GBARankStaff.gif S*
Fire Emblem 60 -- 25 24 25 30 24 28 15 25 GBARankAnima.gif S GBARankStaff.gif S*
The Sacred Stones 60 -- 25 24 25 30 24 28 15 25 GBARankLight.gif S GBARankStaff.gif S*
Path of Radiance 60 20 26 24 26 40 20 29  ??  ?? GCNRankSword.gif S GCNRankStaff.gif S
Radiant Dawn 50 25 35 35 34 35 24 36  ??  ?? WiiRankSword.png SS WiiRankStaff.png S
Awakening 80 30 42 38 43 45 30 45 10 -- 3DSRankTome.png A 3DSRankStaff.png A

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Constitution* Movement*
The Binding Blade 45% -- 35% 25% 45% 40% 10% 20% -- --
Fire Emblem 45% -- 35% 25% 45% 40% 10% 40% -- --
The Sacred Stones 45% -- 35% 25% 45% 40% 10% 40% -- --
Path of Radiance 50% 35% 40% 30% 45% 40% 10% 45% -- --
Radiant Dawn 50% 25% 45% 45% 40% 85% 30% 40% -- --
Awakening 35% 0% 20% 10% 20% 0% 5% 15% -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
The Binding Blade
Fire Emblem
The Sacred Stones
Path of Radiance
Radiant Dawn
Is wii canto.png Canto Innate; hidden and unnamed.
Path of Radiance
Radiant Dawn
Is wii sol.png Sol Path of Radiance: Occult skill.
Radiant Dawn: Innate (mastery skill).
Awakening Is 3ds rally resistance.png Rally Resistance Learned at level 5.
Awakening Is 3ds dual support+.png Dual Support+ Learned at level 15.

Class change

The Binding Blade, Fire Emblem

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe07 priscilla troubadour staff.png
Troubadour
Using a Guiding Ring after reaching level 10. Bs fe07 priscilla valkyrie staff.png
Valkyrie

The Sacred Stones

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe08 l'arachel troubadour staff.png
Troubadour
and
Bs fe08 natasha cleric staff.png
Cleric
Using a Guiding Ring after reaching level 10. Bs fe08 natasha valkyrie light.png
Valkyrie

Path of Radiance

Base class Promotion method Advanced class

Cleric
Using a Master Seal after reaching level 10, or reaching level 21.
Valkyrie

Radiant Dawn

Advanced class Promotion method Advanced class


Cleric
Using a Holy Crown after reaching level 10, or reaching level 21. Bs fe10 mist valkyrie staff.png
Valkyrie

Awakening

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Ma 3ds troubadour playable.gif
Troubadour
Using a Master Seal after reaching level 10. Ma 3ds war cleric playable.gif
War Cleric
or
Ma 3ds valkyrie playable.gif
Valkyrie
Promotion choice criteria: The player can freely choose.

Playable Valkyries

Playable Characters
Name Game
Cecilia The Binding Blade
Ethlyn Awakening
Playable Valkyrie units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable enemy Valkyries

Enemy Units
Name Game
Ursula Fire Emblem
Pheros Awakening
Canis Awakening
Enemy Valkyrie units in the Fire Emblem series.

Trivia

Gallery

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Valkyrie In Norse mythology, the valkyrie are a group of divine female figures who choose which warriors will live and die on a battlefield, and which then escort half of those who die to to the "hall of the slain", Valhalla.
Japanese ヴァルキュリア
戦乙女ヴァルキュリア
• Officially romanized as Valkyria, as above. This name is used in all appearances except Radiant Dawn.
• Officially romanized as Valkyria, as above; literally "war maiden". In Radiant Dawn, all Japanese class names are spelled primarily in kanji (i.e. 戦乙女), with a foreign-language name in katakana applied as furigana (i.e. ヴァルキュリア) and used as the basis for the romanized name in the class roll.
Spanish Valquiria Valkyrie
French Walkyrie Valkyrie
German Walküre Valkyrie
Italian Valchiria Valkyrie

References

See also

Project Classes.png This article is part of Project Classes, a project focused in writing articles for every class present in the Fire Emblem series.
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Introduced in
Mystery of the Emblem
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Introduced in
Genealogy of the Holy War
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Introduced in
Thracia 776
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The Binding Blade
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Path of Radiance
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Introduced in
Radiant Dawn
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Awakening
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Fates
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