Valkyr (Warframe)

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Base Statistics
Health 100 (300.0 at rank 30)
Power 100 (150 at rank 30)
Armor 600
Shield Capacity 50 (150.0 at rank 30)
Sprint Speed 1.1
Stamina 150
Polarities 4x Ability 2x V
Aura Polarity V
CODEX Entry: ValkyrCodexbw
Forged in the labs of the Zanuka project, the original Valkyr was subject to cruel experiments, leaving her scarred, angry and frighteningly adept at killing.

Valkyr is the berserker of Warframes and joined the Tenno cause in Update 11. Driven by feral rage, her attacks rend her prey with fury and ferociousness, while her tortured cries break the imposing silence of the Tenno presence.

Component blueprints drop from Alad V (Themisto, Jupiter).

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 72 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 50
Market Price: Platinum64 300 Blueprint Price: Credits64 35,000
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 25

Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 25
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 25


At rank 30 and supercharged, Valkyr will use 90 Conclave points without any mods.


  • "Valkyr" is derived from Valkyrie. According to Norse Mythology, the Valkyries were a host of divine creatures in service of the gods that brought the "chosen" among the fallen up to Asgard (where the gods resided). It was generally believed that dying in battle with your honor intact was a sure way of being chosen.
  • She is the second female Warframe whose base stats defy a trend of fragility; despite having low shields she has the highest armor value out of all the Warframes.
  • Both her Warframe Profile video and in-game description state that she's a product (or possibly a failure) of the Zanuka Project.
  • Valkyr is the only Warframe which has human-like audible cries, voiced by the Digital Extremes community coordinator, Megan.
  • Valkyr is the 2nd Warframe to replace Alloy Plates with Circuits when building. (The 1st was Saryn.)
  • Valkyr is the most bio-mechanical of the Tenno, possessing tubes and wires on certain parts of her frame, plus what appears to be Corpus bindings fixed onto her arms and legs. This is most likely due to her being experimented on with Corpus technology. This technology is also located where her powers originate, which opens the possibility that these are simply enhancements to the Tenno that Valkyr once was. 
  • Valkyr is the newest and second Warframe that has been created within the current timeline of the game's history, with all the other frames either being recently discovered (like Oberon) or already existing, but all being made during the Great War. (with the exception of Nova who is said to be a recently developed Warframe under the Tenno Council)
  • In addition to the point above, Valkyr is the first Warframe that is not entirely of Tenno/Orokin origin, having Corpus tech installed (functional or not) in addition to her original Warframe.
  • Valkyr in many ways resembles and may be based off a feline or female wolverine, if only vaguely:
    • Hysteria gives Valkyr a set of claws.
    • An alternate helmet, Bastet, is named after an Egyptian Cat-headed Goddess of Home and Family.
    • Equipping a whip (Lecta or Scoliac) while using Hysteria gives the appearance of a tail, though it may possibly be just a bug.
  • Valkyr was the first Warframe to have more than 80 stamina, at 150. Hydroid later shared this stamina increase with his addition to the Warframe arsenal. 


  • Components are available from Alad V since November 25.
  • The melee bug affects Valkyr's ultimate, making you unable to attack.

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RipLine Rip Line Energy: 25Energy small Power #: 1 Ripline
Valkyr hurls forth a hook. If it hits an enemy, she pulls them to her. If it hits terrain, she pulls herself to the hook's location.
Equip Cost:
0 / 1 / 2 / 3
Power Strength:
300 / 400 / 500 / 600
Power Range:
25 / 40 / 60 / 75 m
Power Duration:

  • Deals 300 / 400 / 500 / 600 Slash b Slash damage to a single target.
    • Damage is affected by Power Strength.
    • Can perform headshots.
    • Can perform a wall attack after it's been cast.
  • If not killed by the ability itself, it will rag-doll the affected enemy.
  • Can mutilate enemies, similarly to the Miter or the Glaive.
  • Is able to pull Valkyr across chasms and long gaps.
    • Rip Line does not pull Valkyr the full distance, from her starting position, to the targeted area.
  • It can also be used to pull allies, which is sometimes useful, as you can save a teammate from a group of enemies.
  • Can disorient some bosses, such as the Jackal, causing them to be unable to attack or move.
  • Increasing the range of this ability does not increase the pull strength on the player.
  • Scorpion uses a different variant of Rip Line, but having the same effects but the Slash b Slash proc on impact of the hook.

  • This is another alternative ability for players to take advantage of heights quickly, similarly to Worm Hole, Super Jump and Teleport, pulling Valkyr to elevated areas which are not accessible with traditional movement.
  • This is also another alternative to take advantage with speed, allowing zip-lining on almost any location around a map.
  • It is possible to Rip Line onto a rocket fired from an Ogris.
  • It would seem that this is the only ability to reach beyond the 50-meter limit, allowing Valkyr to "rip-snipe" any enemies at a long distance about 75 meters more or less.
  • Pressing the melee key (default: E) while being towed by the Rip line will make Valkyr use her melee weapon's wall attack. This method can be an effective way to make use of the Obex's and Kogake's 2,200 damage wall attack.
  • In Conclave, this ability is rated very highly, as it allows the user to either travel quickly around an arena or pull and knock down the enemy, rendering them an easy target.

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.

  • Very rarely, when pulling an enemy with Rip line the "rope" will not pull the enemy towards you and do no damage to the enemy, The "rope" also gets stuck between you and the enemy until the enemy is killed.
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    Ripline glitch

WarcryPanel Warcry Energy: 75Energy small Power #: 2 Valkyr Warcry
Valkyr lets out a rallying cry that bolsters her allies melee speed while slowing down nearby enemies.
Equip Cost:
4 / 5 / 6 / 7
Power Strength:
15% / 20% / 25% / 50% (ally speed buff)
25% / 35% / 45% / 50% (ally armor buff)
15% / 20% / 25% / 30% (enemy speed debuff)
Power Range:
15 / 20 / 22 / 25 m
Power Duration:
7 / 10 / 12 / 15 s

  • Buffs teammates' melee attack speed by 15% / 20% / 25% / 50% and armor by 25% / 35% / 45% / 50% while debuffing enemy speed by 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%. All multipliers are affected by Power Strength mods.
    • Increases your own armor as well.
    • All melee attack speeds are increased.
  • Lasts 7 / 10 / 12 / 15 seconds per cast. This is affected by Power Duration mods.
  • Has range of 15 / 20 / 22 / 25 in-game meters. This is affected by Power Range mods.
  • Affects the pod in defense missions, giving it more survivability.
  • May grant armor to Shadows (gives them a glowing effect, but it may just be the fact they are cloned enemies and it targets them for slowdown without affecting them).

  • By combining a fully ranked Warcry with a Sentinel with Coolant Leak, melee enemies (particularly the melee-focused Infested) will be severely slowed down.
  • Very useful in Defense missions, as enemies are slowed down and the Artifact's armor is greatly enhanced.

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 Power Duration increases the time to 34.35 seconds.
    • Reduces range to 8.5 meters.
  • Maximized Power Efficiency reduces cost to 18.75 energy.
    • Reduces buff duration to 6 seconds.
  • Maximized Power Range increases range to 58.75 meters.
    • Decreases melee buff to 20%, decreases armor buff to 20%, and reduces the enemy speed debuff to 12%
  • Maximized Power Strength increases melee speed by 114.5%, armor by 114.5%, and decreases enemy speed by 68.7%.
    • Increases cost to 116.25 energy.

ParalysisPanel Paralysis Energy: 5Energy small Power #: 3 Paralysis
Valkyr stuns and damages enemies around her.
Equip Cost:
6 / 7 / 8 /9
Power Strength:
2.0x / 2.5x / 3.0x / 3.5x (damage multiplier)
400 / 600 / 800 / 1000 (push multiplier)
Power Range:
5 / 7 / 8 / 10 m
Power Duration:

  • Deals 50% of current shields multiplied by 2.0 / 2.5 / 3.0 / 3.5 as Impact b Impact damage to enemies within range. The damage multiplier is affected by Power Strength mods.
  • Also knocks back enemies based on the push multiplier, also affected by Power Strength mods.
  • Has a range of 5 / 7 / 8 / 10 in-game meters. This is affected by Power Range Mods.
  • Drains 33% of your current shields on each cast.
  • Stunned enemies gain a Stealth Attack prompt that allows you to perform melee Stealth finishers on them, dealing 4X damage. This prompt can appear even when attacking from the front, and yields custom finisher animations identical to the ones performed using parrying counterattacks.

  • Shields drained this way will reset the shield recharge delay, as if Valkyr was hit.
  • Installing a decent Redirection and Fast Deflection mod helps by greatly improving the damage output as they are being utilized by this ability.
    • Redirection increases the damage through the lost in greater amount of shields.
    • Fast Deflection helps recover lost shields quickly.
  • Extended uses of this ability will recommend installations of Vitality and Steel Fiber mods in order to overcome damages after the Paralysis effects.
  • The way Paralysis treated is similar to Banshee's Sonic Boom dealing a blast with tremendous knockbacks, but doing a full 360 angle of damage with half of the original range.
  • Paralysis can be within the duration of Hysteria allowing Valkyr to expend her shields with no trouble receiving damage. This will still drain her shields in spite of her invulnerability.
  • This ability can be spammed due to its very low energy cost, this will heavily divide shields down to 0 if expended drastically, but it will give potential stunlocks to lesser enemies effectively.
  • This is the only 3rd ability, whose card is Uncommon, making it easier to upgrade.
  • This ability synergizes well with shield-based team totems such Team Shield Restore and Medium Team Shield Restore, as burst of shield recharges allow Valkyr to spam full loads of shield damage at a group of enemies more effectively.

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.

HysteriaPanel Hysteria Energy: 100Energy small Power #: 4 Hysteria
Valkyr is imbued with energy and becomes a ball of vicious rage, capable of unleashing a torrent of deadly claw attacks on unsuspecting foes.

(Not Updated For Update 14)

Equip Cost:
10 / 11 / 12 / 13
Power Strength:
300 (base damage)
1% / 2% / 4% / 5% (lifesteal)
Power Range:
5 m
Power Duration:
15 / 20 / 25 / 30 s

  • The ability gives Valkyr a set of claws, which is the only usable weapon for the duration of the ability.
  • All attacks deal 300 damage.
    • The damage is distributed evenly between Impact b Impact , Puncture b Puncture , and Slash b Slash .
    • Damage is not affected by Power Strength.
    • Slam attacks have a 5-meter impact radius with 100% knockdown.
    • Regular attacks can hit a maximum of 5 targets per strike.
    • While the combo counter isn't shown, the effects of it still apply and do not expire after 4 seconds, instead they last until Hysteria's duration ends.
  • The attack speed is derived from the equipped melee weapon's attack speed, including mods and buffs.
  • Hysteria's attack speed, critical damage, and critical chance can also be modified by equipping certain mods into the melee weapon.
    • Fury, Spoiled Strike and Berserker can modify the attack speed. While the last one does not proc during Hysteria, stacks gained BEFORE can affect the player until they wear off.
    • Elemental damage, status chance, speed, proc (Berserker, Melee Channel, etc.), charge damage/speed, range, faction damage, and physical damage (IPS) mods have no effect on Hysteria.
    • While under the effect of Hysteria, both the skill and the equipped melee weapon can cause critical strikes with the base damage of Hysteria.
    • Hysteria has a critical damage multiplier of 3x and a critical chance about 25%, both affected by Organ Shatter and True Steel respectively.
  • 1% / 2% / 4% / 5% of damage done (after resistances/armor) is regained as health. This is not affected by Power Strength mods.
  • While active, Valkyr can perform melee combos unique to Hysteria.
  • Has a duration of 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 seconds. This is affected by Power Duration mods.
  • While ability is activated, Valkyr is invulnerable to damage, and immune to stun, stagger, status effects, and knockdown.
    • While invulnerable, melee attacks will push her away, and shockwaves will cause her to bounce into the air slightly.
  • Coats random enemies in the selected energy color within a 5 meter radius of Valkyr. If any are not killed, all damage taken while invulnerable from these selected targets will be inflicted after Hysteria wears off.
    • Moving out of range will remove this effect.  Thus is it recommended that the user puts distance between themselves and marked targets before Hysteria runs out if they cannot be killed fast enough.
    • This is hard to see as all enemies close to her will glow like this (possible bug).
  • The speed at which you can attack can be boosted by Warcry and/or Volt's Speed ability. If both are used at the same time, both percentage increases will combine and add to her base melee speed, instead of one boosting the new base speed created by the other.
  • Using this ability will also lead Valkyr into a "deaf" state, unable to hear anything around her other than strong stuttering waves of rage within her mind. This makes dodging powerful attacks much harder, despite the temporary invulnerability.
  • To players who suffer low FPS (Frames per second) in-game will also suffer DPS loss as melee attacks are "semi-automatic".

Valkyr's Hysteria has its own different animation and melee combos. Below are the list of her combos:

Move Button Combination
Fervor EE Pause EEEEEE
Delirium EE Hold EEEE
Launching Spring Slide + E
Frenzy In Air + E
Through Strike Wallrun + E
Roaring Drums Aiming at Downed Enemy + E
    = Normal        = All Target       = Knockdown / Proc       = Special
  • PS4 Players E = R1

For more details, see here.

  • 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.
  • Hysteria benefits the most from weapons with high attack speed and high crit chance/damage multiplier.
    • Dual Zoren with Organ Shatter, True Steel and Fury will modify Hysteria's attack speed positively and will add a 5.7x crit multiplier and a 40% crit chance to both the weapon and the skill, which both can crit at a time.
      • It needs to be proven, that Hysteria is able to inflict damage types other than Slash, Puncture and Impact.
    • While Berserker will not proc while in Hysteria, if you critical with your melee and then go into Hysteria, you will retain the attack speed buff as normal.
  • It's recommended to activate Melee Auto-targeting System in the options as Valkyr's awkward attack animation may miss a lot.
  • Status procs such as Bleeding cannot affect Valkyr while she is in Hysteria.
  • Hysteria now has the standardized ground slam animation, like all other sparring or hand-and-foot gear. This allows Valkyr to attack Drones.
    • Equipping an Amphis will modify the slam effect, emitting electric sparkles, however this is only visual, no electric damage/status effect is given out.
  • Be aware that Stalker has Dispel, and will purge off Hysteria's effects from you.
  • Her slide melee does not 'copter' well, as with all fist weapons, the uppercut animation slides well initially, but near the end when attack comes out you lose almost all of your momentum.
  • For best use of its lifedrain ability, down enemies and then use the finisher.

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.


  • U13 bug: After activating Hysteria you don't switch to melee mode, you will have to switch to melee mode manually if you want to use channeling.
  • Currently, Hysteria's attack speed is slowed down significantly if it is activated while equipped with a Primary or Secondary weapon. Hysteria attacks as normal if activated while melee is equipped.
  • While ability is activated, the player's melee weapon cannot receive any experience, such as shared experience from ally kills. (needs confirmation if this is still occurring)
  • 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. 
  • Hysteria mode gains the melee jump-slam effects of the equipped melee weapon, such as a fire AoE blast from the Dual Heat Swords. (It is unknown if this is intended at this time)
  • Despite being able to channel while under the effects of Hysteria, Channeling mods appear to have no effect. This is most likely due to the fact that it is a Warframe power and has nothing to do with the actual melee weapon, aside from borrowed stats from the weapon. (Reflex Coil)
  • After using Hysteria, counterattack finishers performed with your weapon will use the fist-weapon finisher animation, regardless of the actual weapon carried.
  • (PC) Falling into a endless pit (or anywhere that causes the game to teleport you back where you were) will completely end Hysteria regardless of how much time you had left on the ability.

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Valkyr is an assault Warframe with great offensive skills while excelling at mobility and a unique increase in stamina along with a decent sprint speed.  Having the highest Armor value among the Warframes so far, Valkyr is considered to be a passive tank similar to Saryn while being less prone to health damage. This makes Valkyr very durable and hard to kill. However, Valkyr also has the lowest shields of any Warframe currently in the game. Thus Redirection is of questionable value. It can be used to increase survivability, but the mod slot and points can be used for something arguably more useful since the shield bonus of Redirection is calculated through base shields, it is more useful on Warframes with high base shields.

Valkyr is also very good in boss fights provided she has enough energy to use Hysteria. Her high damage strikes and invulnerability makes burning a boss's health and/or shields very easy. However, players should be wary of the time left on Hysteria as chances are, if Valkyr is meleeing the boss, they will be focused on her as will any other enemies nearby. If she is in the middle of the fray when Hysteria deactivates, she can die very quickly as not even Valkyr can withstand high levels of firepower for very long. This may be negated by collecting enough energy to instantly re-enter Hysteria. In terms of building Valkyr around her 4th ability, she is best played with Rage, to support spamming the ability and Warcry, to further enhance it. While in this mode, you can replenish health fast by knocking down enemies with your ground strike and then restore 5% health with every finishing strike.

With Vigor, Vitality, and Steel Fiber equipped and maxed, an effective health of 4529.33 is possible. It should also be noted that, with a maximized power strength mod setup and Warcry in effect, Valkyr's armor value becomes 114.5% greater. Thus, achieving a maximum armor of 2703 when rounded. This increases her effective health to a value of 8609 if using the previously mentioned mods for health and armor increase. How much effective health could be achieved with a full team using Physique needs to be evaluated.


  • When using Ripline on a sloped part of ground you will first be pulled slowly forwards and then shot in a (nearly) 90° line up in the air
  • While using Hysteria and having high attack speed, for example with mods or Warcry, Valkyr sometimes glitches. This makes the attack animation look uncomplete and awkward. She is still able to attack, but it will result in a big loss of DpS, due to a lower attack speed.

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Valkyr can be equipped with:

See alsoEdit

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  • Using Warcry
  • Using Paralysis
  • Using Hysteria


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