Valkyr is imbued with energy and becomes a ball of vicious rage, capable of unleashing a torrent of deadly claw attacks on unsuspecting foes.
Minimum Energy Drain: 2.5 s-1
|Strength:100 / 125 / 200 / 250 (base damage)|
|Misc:1% / 2% / 4% / 5% (lifesteal)|
5-20 m (aura radius)
- Overcome with rage, Valkyr unleashes a pair of energy claws and becomes immune to all damage and status effects. Normal attacks deal 100 / 125 / 200 / 250 base damage within 2 meters. Wall attacks and slide attacks inflict 300 / 375 / 600 / 750 base damage for each strike. Aerial attacks inflict 200 / 250 / 400 / 500 base damage, and slam attacks inflict 300 base damage within 5 meters. Attacks have a 200% critical damage multiplier with a 50% critical chance and a 10% status chance. Additionally, Valkyr is healed for 1% / 2% / 4% / 5% of the total melee damage she inflicts.
- Base damage is distributed evenly between Impact, Puncture, and Slash.
- Base damage is affected by Ability Strength and the Melee Combo Counter, while the lifesteal is not.
- Hysteria is also affected by equipped melee mods including:
- Base damage (e.g., Steel Charge), elemental damage, physical damage, faction damage, channeling (e.g., Life Strike), critical damage, critical chance, status chance, attack speed (e.g., Berserker), and range mods.
- Hysteria is not affected by Acolyte mods (e.g. Body Count, Blood Rush Maiming Strike); however, Focused Defense does increase the channeling cost despite being an Acolyte mod. Oddly enough, Drifting Contact does work with Hysteria.
- Hysteria's base damage uses the following expression when accounting for Ability Strength: Modified Base Damage = Base Damage × (1 + Base Damage Bonus) × (1 + Ability Strength). As an example, with a maxed Steel Charge, Pressure Point, and Intensify, the normal attacks of a rank-3 Hysteria will have 250 × 2.8 × 1.3 = 910 base damage.
- Range mods do not affect the radius of slam attacks.
- Hysteria is not affected by the equipped melee weapon's stats, weapon augments (e.g., Justice Blades), class-specific mods (e.g., Covert Lethality), Riven Mods, or stat-modifying skins (e.g., Manticore).
- Radial damage from slam attacks diminishes with distance, does not have a critical chance, is not affected by the Melee Combo Counter, and will cause enemies within range to suffer a knockdown.
- Ground finishers inflict 1600% of the total modified damage from normal attacks. Prompted melee finishers inflict 6400% of the total modified damage from normal attacks as Finisher damage.
- Each attack adds to the Melee Combo Counter; however, radial damage from slam attacks does not.
- Hysteria's innate lifesteal is calculated from the total damage of Valkyr's melee attacks after resistances are applied. Hysteria's lifesteal is also additive when combined with other sources of lifesteal (e.g., a maxed Life Strike and a rank-3 Hysteria will yield 0.2 + 0.05 = 25% lifesteal on channeled hits).
- Status immunity includes crowd-controlling effects such as knockdowns, staggers, and Nauseous Crawler paralysis.
- Certain attacks will still push Valkyr away, and shock waves will cause her to bounce into the air. However, these attacks will not force Valkyr to the ground.
- Statuses that were already active when Hysteria was cast will not be removed. However, Valkyr will be immune to their damage regardless.
- Valkyr is not immune to Commander teleportation, Regulator minimap disruption, Cryofloors, Tar-Mutalist MOA slows, or Swarm-Mutalist MOA screen hazing.
- While Hysteria is active, its claws are the only weapon Valkyr can use. However, her other abilities can still be cast normally.
- Valkyr emits an aura with a radius of 5 meters around her while Hysteria is active, and 30% of the total damage she ignores is stored. If any enemies within this aura have line-of-sight of Valkyr when Hysteria is deactivated, Valkyr will be dealt 25% of all stored damage as Impact damage.
- The aura will continue to grow up to 20 meters and each kill reduces it by 1 meter. It cannot be reduced below 5 meters under any circumstances.
- Damage percentages are not affected by Ability Strength.
- Aura radius is not affected by Ability Range.
- Stored damage is calculated from the total damage Valkyr ignores before resistances are applied.
- The amount of stored damage can be monitored at the top right of the HUD under Hysteria's ability icon.
- Highlighted enemies become unmarked if Valkyr moves out of range, negating the damage taken when Hysteria expires.
- Since enemies need line-of-sight, invisibility prevents the damage.
- Hysteria consumes 2.5 energy per second and the cost will increase over time, up to 15 energy per second, while active. It will remain active until either Valkyr's energy is depleted, or the ability is deactivated by casting it again (default
- Activation energy cost is affected by Ability Efficiency, and the energy drain is affected by Ability Efficiency and Ability Duration.
- Valkyr cannot replenish energy using Team Energy Restores, Energy Siphon, or Trinity's Energy Vampire while Hysteria is active. However, collecting Energy Orbs will still replenish energy normally.
- Hysteria comes installed with its own unique stance. Additional combos will be unlocked as Hysteria increases in rank.
- Has a cast time of 1 second, affected by Natural Talent.
- Despite being classified as its own weapon, Speed Holster will have no effect on casting speed. However, it will affect Hysteria's 'unequip' animation, played upon its deactivation.
- Main article: Hysteria (Stance)
Hysteria is a unique Stance that can only be acquired and used by activating Valkyr's fourth ability, Hysteria. This Stance overrides the Stance on any currently equipped melee weapon for as long as Hysteria remains active.
|Combo Name||Button Combination|
|In Air +|
|Wall Dash +|
| Knockdowned Enemy +
- Main article: Hysterical Assault
- There may be a dark red hue for the duration of Hysteria, making it difficult to see enemies. This is especially problematic if Infested Parasites are nearby.
- Turning 'Color Correction' off in Options > Display can alleviate this issue.
- Her invulnerability can be taken advantage in reviving teammates in trade of not attacking enemies with her powerful claws.
- This can also be used to escape powerful opponents at the middle point of this ability. Allowing greater hit and run tactics.
- It's recommended to activate Melee Auto-targeting System in the options as Valkyr's awkward attack animations may miss a lot.
- Players who suffer low FPS (Frames per second) may want to avoid attack speed boosts, such as Warcry, while using Hysteria. High attack speeds can result in a loss of DPS as melee attacks are "semi-automatic".
- Charge Attacks in Hysteria open enemies to finishers, allowing you to reliably use the damage boost without spending energy on her Paralysis ability.
- This finisher also knocks enemies down, allowing for a successive ground finisher for a quick burst of high damage.
Maximization is a form of specialization: mods may be blended to result in values that vary between the top-end limits listed here. Click any maximized link to learn how to build it.
- Maximized Ability Duration reduces minimum channeling cost to 0.89 energy per second and maximum channeling cost to 5.33 energy per second.
- Has no negative effects on this ability.
- Maximized Ability Efficiency reduces activation cost to 6.25 energy, minimum channeling cost to 0.63 energy per second, and maximum channeling cost to 3.75 energy per second.
- Has no negative effects on this ability.
- Maximized Ability Range has no positive effects on this ability.
- Reduces damage to 100.
- Maximized Ability Strength increases damage to 932.5.
- Without Energy Conversion, increases damage to 807.5.
- Increases activation cost to 38.75 energy, minimum channeling cost to 4.38 energy per second, and maximum channeling cost to 26.25 energy per second.
- Using Hysteria the moment you are downed by enemies will cause you to bug. Sometimes, you will only be able to use your actual melee weapon, but it will swing as though it is your claws; Other times you will be able to use your other weapons, and all while being invincible. You must wait until the effect ends for the bug to clear.
- Attacks outside the vulnerability radius of Hysteria are still counted to the damage received in the Hysteria status, however these additional points do no effect at the end of the duration.
- If only a melee weapon is equipped in the player's loadout, casting Hysteria while holding either a Codex or Synthesis Scanner will cause Hysteria's attacks to instead use the equipped melee's quick-attacks, while also rendering both combos and blocking unusable.