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The Valkyrie: Skills Glyphs Weapons Armour

Role Offense
Combat range Close Combat (8 meters)
Movement speed Fast (110%)
Weapon type Runeglaive
Armor type Leather

The valkyrie is a light armored class which specializes using her 7 runemarked Runeglaive to mark her enemies for death with close ranged offensive damage-dealing capabilities for effective crowd-control and burst DPS. The class is only available to castanic females.

Korean name for class is wolgwangmusa (월광무사) which literally means Moonlight Warrior. Fan translations used name Lunar Dancer before official name. Name "Valkyrie" was selected on RU TERA after a community poll. En Masse originally picked name "Paragon" for the new class, but the TERA community didn't like the name. In March 2017 poll was opened on TERA forums about the name with five choices.[1] Class was released in NA on April 11th 2017.

Official description Edit

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"Using her intricately carved runeglaive, the valkyrie brands runemarks onto enemies and explodes them for massive damage. She mixes slashes, leaping attacks, and power slams to destroy her foes, maximizing the effectiveness of her crits while nimbly evading damage."

Equipment and attributesEdit

Equipment Edit

Valkyrie uses Runeglaive and Leather Armor.

Attributes Edit

Valkyrie uses standard melee Weapon Crystals: Bitter, Savage, Focused and Pounding.

Recommended weapon rolls are Damage vs. enraged monster; Damage vs. enraged monsters; +6.9% damage from behind and Flat 6% damage, and Cooldown reduction. With low gear that has only 4 enigmatic lines pick Cooldown reduction as first roll.

Valkyrie main skills are notable due high crit chance. However, class had big changes in awakening patch and 5x crit change on main damage skill was nerfed to 3x. In addition "rotation skills" gained new crit change glyphs. Due these changes all valkyrie guides written before October 2018 are outdated.

Pure power build Valkyries used since class release is not recommended anymore, and valkyrie needs some extra crit rate. Generally 211 crit should be enough to reach crit cap (100% crit chance) with 3× crit chance skills (due castanic race passive). More is needed to reach cap for 2× crit chance skills. Also it should be considered that valkyrie gets 30% more crit chance for all their skills with correct rotation.

Skills and racial traitsEdit

Skills Edit

Dealing damage with valkyrie is based heavily on combos and on Runemarks system (originally Moonlight Shimmer system). Most valkyrie attack skills add Runemarks on target. These are show as stars. Maximum is seven. Runemarks are spent with skills Shining Crescent and Runeburst. Shining Crescent is valkyries hardest hitting skill. It should be always cast with seven Runemarks on enemy. Runeburst detonates Runemarks, staggering target and damaging all enemies around it.

There is "main rotation" that consist of skills Leaping Slash, Windslash, Ground Bash and Glaive Strike. Ground Bash and Glaive Strike can only be cast after Leaping Slash. Leaping Slash is reset with Windslash. Windslash itself is low damage filler skill. That makes mini rotation: Leaping Slash -> Ground Bash -> Windslash -> Leaping Slash -> Glaive Strike.

Also skills Spinning Death and Dream Slash reset Leaping Slash. Spinning Death has side effect of increasing your chance to crit by 30% for 30 seconds. This boost should be always up. Dream Slash is special ranged attack that passes multiple enemies damaging them.

Maelstrom is special crowd control skill with rather long cooldown. It pull enemies toward valkyrie. It also generates Runemarks with each hit and can be used to quickly generate Runemarks. Using this skill should have priority over other skills.

Additionally all skills generate Ragnarok points (moonlight points), 5 per hit. When Ragnarok meters fills to 1000 points, special boost skill Ragnarok can be cast. This increases power, attack speed and, reduces skill cooldowns by 60% for 30 seconds.

There is special skill Bloodflower that generates up to 150 points with single cast. This skill's main purpose is to stun opponents in PVP and give them bleed debuff.

Valkyrie is know for good crowd control skills. In addition of Maelstrom, Dark Herald pulls all enemies to a target with Runemarks. This skill has been heavily nerfed in PVP and can only pull two players. It has side effect of boosting Runeburst damage by 25% and it should be therefore used in PVE before casting Runeburst on boss.

Racial traits Edit

As Valkyrie can only be Castanic, they have active skill Skirmish Running Skirmish Running which increases their running speed during combat, and Dirty Fighting Dirty Fighting which gives them a higher chance to score a critical hit from the back.

Glyphs and crystals Edit

Glyphs Edit

Crystals Edit

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