Valkyrie (Diablo II)

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Valkyrie Icon.png Valkyrie
Summons a powerful Valkyrie warrior to fight by your side.
Class: Amazon
Skill Tree: Passive and Magic Skills
Required Level: 30
Damage Type: n/a
Cast Delay:
Active
Prerequisites: Inner Sight, Dodge, Slow Missiles, Avoid, Decoy, Evade
Skill progression
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Mana Cost 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 32 34
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Hit Points 528 616 704 792 880 968 1056 1144 1232 1320
+% Damage 0 25 50 75 100 125 150 175 200 225
+% Attack 40 80 120 160 200 240 280 320 360 400
+% Defense 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90
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Level 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Mana Cost 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44
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Hit Points 1408 1496 1584 1672 1760 1848 1936 2024 2112 2200
+% Damage 250 275 300 325 350 375 400 425 450 475
+% Attack 440 480 520 560 600 640 680 720 760 800
+% Defense 100 110 120 130 140 150 160 170 180 190
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Synergies
Decoy +20% Life Per Level
Penetrate +40 Attack Rating Per Level
Critical Strike
Dodge
Avoid
Evade

Usage[edit | edit source]

A Valkyrie is much more powerful than a Hireling and you can create one whenever you have enough mana. You can only have one Valkyrie at a time. Valkyries have a glow about them so it's easy to pick them out. Their attack is a Melee Spear attack. Valkyries can have other abilities as the result of the magic spears and armor they receive when they are created. These items are level 25 plus 3 per level. This means that they could potentially have almost any ability normally attached to a spear or armor.

Valkyries work very well with Ranged Amazon attacks such as Javelin, Bow, and Crossbows. A Valkyrie is great to use because like a Hireling, they will attract Melee Monsters which will reduce the number of Monsters that are directly attacking you. The Valkyrie will also draw fire from ranged Monsters which further reduce the amount of damage you're taking at one time. Valkyries are very powerful and become more powerful as you spend more skill points. Valkyries can also take advantage of Paladin Auras or any other beneficial party member skill or spell.

You can Heal the Valkyrie via a Town Healer, a Paladin's Prayer Aura or you can simply cast a new Valkyrie.
Don't be afraid to recast your Valkyrie to reposition her closer to the enemy. With % Mana Steal items, you can quickly recover the Mana.
Combine Valkyrie with Decoy to reduce the amount of damage you take.
Sometimes Valkyries may have Immunities on higher difficulty. You may wish to recast Valkyrie until you get one.
Its armor will have a random color each time you summon it.

Hidden Stats[edit | edit source]

Resistances
The Valkyries' resistances are equal to their level * 2, to a max of 85. So a level 10 Valkyrie will have +20 Resist All. Valkyries also get a hidden synergy bonus from Decoy, where every physical point in Decoy will add +2 Resist All. The whole formula comes out as = (Valkyrie level + Base Decoy Level ) * 2
Magic Level
The equipment that a Valkyrie is spawned with is based on her Magic Level, i.e. the ilvl that her equipment is spawned with, therefore denoting which mods can be spawned. The Magic Level of any Valkyrie is equal to a base of 25 at level 1, and increases by 3 for each level.
Dexterity
Valkyries recieve a bonus of Dexterity of +12 per level. A level 12 Valkyrie will have 144 dexterity points. Valks gain bonuses of attack rating and defense much like any character, but this is not reflected in their skill description.
Valkyrie Health
Valkyrie Health = 440 * (1 + 0.2 * (Valkyrie level + Decoy Level - 1))
Synergy Skills
The Valkyrie gains Synergy bonuses equal to the amount of base skill points you have placed in Critical Strike, Dodge, Avoid, and Evade. For example, if you have placed 1 point into Avoid, the Valkyrie will have a 24% chance to dodge a missile.

Lore[edit | edit source]

When a warrior has proven her devotion to Athulua through her brave deeds and exceptional skill in battle, the Goddess shows her favor by granting a spiritual emissary to aid the Amazon. These emissaries of Athulua are called Valkyrie, and they are the spirits of the greatest heroes from the Amazon people. The power to summon a Valkyrie is the greatest honor that an Amazon warrior can receive. It is believed this gift is a sign that your place beside the Goddess is assured when you pass from this world-perhaps even as a Valkyrie.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Diablo II Manual, page 59. Blizzard Entertainment, 2000.