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"A master of the two-handed axe, this glorious warrior runs between nearby buildings and can shred several troops or buildings at once with her whirlwind blow!"

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Level 1 & 2 Level 3 & 4 Level 5 Level 6 & 7 Level 8 Level 9

Summary

  • The Valkyrie is a troop unlocked once the Dark Barracks is upgraded to level 3 which requires Town Hall level 8.
  • She is a fierce warrior with orange hair, dressed in a long leather loincloth with matching leather brassiere and knee-high boots. She wields a massive double-bladed axe, which is about half of her size.
  • Valkyries have no preferred target when attacking; they will simply attack the closest building. However, once they become aware of enemy Clan Castle troops, Heroes, or Skeleton Trap skeletons (either by being attacked themselves or by being near another friendly troop under attack), they will leave their previously targeted building and instead engage the enemy troops. Once all of the nearby enemy troops are defeated, the Valkyries will proceed to attack the nearest structure.
  • Valkyries spin their axes around them as their method of attack, allowing them to attack multiple targets around them at once. They will run in between the buildings to do this when it is an ideal option. However, they will not run past a building to maximize spin effect.

Strategy

Offensive

  • The Valkyrie can easily take out any exposed hero if there is a moderate amount of Valkyries; this makes the whole attack easier and more effective. However, using Valkyries only for that purpose is a bad idea.
  • Sending in one or two Valkyries along with an army of tough single-target troops is a very good idea since the Valkyries can mow down trash buildings quicker than the normal troops and can quickly defeat hordes of weak defending ground troops (from the Clan Castle or Skeleton Traps).
  • The way Valkyries attack is by getting between at least two buildings and damaging all at the same time But if the buildings are not close to each other, then watch out for traps hidden around them. (e.g. A Barracks near another one around a hidden Bomb). This gives them a very high DPS per housing space considering this fact.
  • Valkyries will immediately move to a different target right after killing an enemy troops or buildings, therefore resetting its attack pattern with little to no delay, potentially attacking multiple times every second as long as she keeps on one-shotting melee enemy troops such as a Barbarian.
  • Valkyries are a worthy substitute for P.E.K.K.As in high-level attacks. They are relatively tanky and much faster than P.E.K.K.As. Their ability to eliminate Clan Castle troops, heroes and the core of a defending village with their area of effect attack is impressive and their effectiveness, when paired with Healing Spells, is also favorable when compared to P.E.K.K.As.
  • Valkyries, when granted access to the core of the base, can destroy it with no problem. Help them get to the core with your Jump Spells and assist them with Rage, Clone, and Freeze Spells once they are inside.
    • Rage Spells combined with Valkyries can make them freakishly fast; they can wipe out buildings extremely quickly, and easily kill defending heroes.
  • She is used in a Town Hall 8 trophy pushing army popularly known as GoVaWi (Golem, Valkyrie, Wizard). It is showcased in the Whirl Power level in Practice Mode.

Defensive

  • Valkyries are extremely powerful troops and can be a problem to deal with; they do a lot of damage and have quite a bit of health (although nowhere near as much as a Dragon, P.E.K.K.A, or Golem). However they also take up much less housing space compared to these troops. Valkyries have health very similar to that of a Giant or Baby Dragon. Since her damage has a splash component, she can damage multiple buildings at once. Thus, it is not advised to group buildings together when defending against Valkyries.
    • One exception is putting an Army Camp and another building together, as the Army Camp's hitbox is different from other buildings, as it does not extend out to the outside of the building, but can only be damaged at the center.
  • Whenever Valkyries destroy a building, they will reposition themselves, which during that time, they could get shot down. Try to put buildings with different hitpoints together to hinder a Valkyrie army.
  • Valkyries are wonderful Clan Castle troops. Their splash damage makes them extremely effective against large groups of lightly-armored, melee-range troops such as Barbarians and Goblins, though they are also very capable against groups of ranged troops such as Archers and even Wizards as well. On several occasions, players have reported Valkyries to have single-handedly destroyed entire Goblin and Barbarian raids. She can only attack ground troops, however, and is completely ineffective against aerial units. Her moderate health allows her to survive a few hits. Like with most troops, however, the Valkyrie is somewhat vulnerable to the Poison Spell.
  • At Town Hall 3, you can fill your clan castle troops with Valkyries and the rest are Archers. It will make your opponent hard to defeat her.
  • The Valkyrie is particularly deadly when deployed among Barbarians as part of the Clan Castle complement; although she is a much more powerful troop, she is approximately the same size and can easily be missed in a group of Barbarians. Often it will take a few moments for the attacking player to notice her and understand why their ground troops are dying so quickly.
  • The Valkyrie attacks nearby buildings that are close to each other such as a Barracks near another one, so put traps around those buildings while making them close to each other as possible to deal damage or rid them.
    • Spring Traps are not so effective against Valkyries for several reasons. Valkyries won't stop on top of a Spring Trap next to a building if the building is close to a Wall or another building. Even without the benefit of a Haste Spell or Rage Spell, they can sometimes outrun Spring Traps. Additionally, if the Spring Traps is level 3 or lower, it can only spring off one Valkyrie.

Upgrade Differences

  • The Valkyrie undergoes significant visual changes at levels 3 and 5.
    • Initially, the Valkyrie is a fit, skinny woman with a steel axe. She wears a bra-like chest cover and a cloth covering her lower half.
    • At level 3, the Valkyrie's steel axe turns to a golden one.
    • At level 4, the Valkyrie attains a golden spin in her attack.
    • At level 5, the Valkyrie wears a black furry tunic, similar to the level 6 Giant.
    • At level 6, the Valkyrie wears a V-shaped crown on her head, and a side of her axe turns slightly brighter.
    • At level 8, the Valkyrie's crown becomes slightly thicker and wing-like appendages are added, and the blades of her axe become silver and a thick golden knob is added. A decorative spike is now on the top of the axe. She looks similar to the Valkyrie Queen Skin.
    • At level 9, the Valkyrie's crown and bracelet turn neon yellow. The center of her axe turns neon yellow and tapers to green.

History

Patch Type Description
March 11, 2013 Sneak Peek Supercell published a teaser of Valkyrie.
March 12, 2013 Update Added the Valkyrie, with 4 levels. She was one of the first Dark Elixir troops to be added, along with the Minion and Hog Rider.
April 17, 2013 Update Reduced the upgrade times of the Valkyrie at levels 2 and 3.
July 29, 2013 Update
  • Increased the damage of the Valkyrie at all levels.
  • Reduced her training costs at levels 1-3. Her damage at all levels was increased further in the September 2013 update.
January 29, 2014 Update Increased the Valkyrie's hitpoints by about 20% at all levels.
July 3, 2014 Update Reworked the Valkyrie's targeting AI to attack between two buildings within her attack range, making full use of her area splash damage. If one of the buildings is destroyed and if there are any adjacent buildings close by, she will move between the two buildings for a more efficient attack.
July 4, 2014 Maintenance Break Fixed a bug where the Valkyrie would not hit ranged targets under some circumstances.
September 16, 2014 Update Reduced the training time of Valkyries from 15 minutes to 8 minutes.
March 21, 2016 Update
  • The level 5 Valkyrie was added.
  • At all levels, the Valkyrie's damage was increased as was her initial attack speed (attacking almost immediately after reaching her target), but her hitpoints were also reduced.
  • The upgrade times of level 2-4 Valkyries were reduced by 2 days.
  • The sounds that she makes when attacking was also changed to sound similar to the Valkyrie in Clash Royale.
March 24, 2016 Maintenance Break Slightly reduced the hitpoints of level 2-4 Valkyries.
May 4, 2016 Balance Changes Reduced the training time of the Valkyrie from 8 minutes to 5 minutes.
October 12, 2016 Update Reduced the Valkyrie's base training time from 5 minutes to 3 minutes.
October 11, 2017 Update Added the level 6 Valkyrie.
June 11, 2018 Update Added the level 7 Valkyrie.
June 26, 2018 Balance Changes Reduced the upgrade times of level 2-6 Valkyries.
October 23, 2018 Update Reduced the Valkyrie's gem cost donation from 8 to 6.
April 2, 2019 Update
  • Reduced the training costs of Valkyries at all levels.
  • reduced the upgrade times of level 2-5 Valkyries.
September 11, 2019 Balance Changes Increased the level 7 Valkyrie's hitpoints from 1,300 to 1,400. This was increased further to 1,450 in the December 2019 "Town Hall 13" update.
March 30, 2020 Update
  • Added the level 8 Valkyrie.
  • Reduced the upgrade costs of level 2-5 Valkyries.
October 12, 2020 Update
  • Reduced the upgrade costs and times of level 2-6 Valkyries.
  • Added the Super Valkyrie, her Super Troop counterpart which could be boosted when upgraded to level 7.
April 12, 2021 Update
  • Added the level 9 Valkyrie.
  • Reduced upgrade costs and times of level 2-7 Valkyries.
August 12, 2021 Maintenance Break Increased the hitpoints of level 9 Valkyries from 1,850 to 1,900.

Gallery

Trivia

  • The Valkyrie has the same original face design as the Archer.
  • You can have a maximum of 37 Valkyries at one time in a complete set of fully upgraded Army Camps. This number increases to 42 if you include the 5 that can fit into a level 8 or higher Clan Castle. On the battlefield, you can clone an additional 16 Valkyries with four level 6 or higher Clone Spells (three from the regular spell inventory and one from a max-level Clan Castle), for a total of 58 Valkyries.
  • In Norse mythology, Valkyries collect spirits of the dead to take to Valhalla, one of the Norse afterlives. Most depictions show them riding on horseback, however, in Clash of Clans, they do not ride horses and instead travel on foot.
  • When the Valkyrie attacks, grass flies off from around her.
  • In Clash Royale, the fur coat that she wears in her card artwork resembles a level 5 Valkyrie in Clash of Clans.
  • In the game files, the Valkyrie is labeled as "warriorgirl".
Preferred Target Favorite Target Attack Type Damage Type Housing Space Housing Space Movement Speed Movement Speed Attack Speed Attack Speed Dark Barracks Level Required Dark Barracks Range Range
None Area Splash 1 Tile Radius (Ground Only) 8 24 1.8s 3 0.5 tiles
Training Time of Valkyries
1 Dark Barracks 2 Dark Barracks
3m 1m 30s
Level
Level
Damage per Second
Damage
Damage per Hit
Damage
Hitpoints
Hitpoints
Training Cost
Dark Elixir
Research Cost
Dark Elixir
Research Time
Time
Laboratory Level Required
Laboratory
1 94 169.2 750 50 N/A N/A N/A
2 106 190.8 800 65 8,000 2d 6h 6
3 119 214.2 850 80 12,000 3d 7
4 133 239.4 900 100 25,000 4d 7
5 148 266.4 1,100 130 45,000 6d 8
6 163 293.4 1,200 160 90,000 8d 12h 9
7 178 320.4 1,450 190 175,000 13d 10
8 193 347.4 1,650 220 260,000 16d 11
9 208 374.4 1,900 250 310,000 17d 12
Super Troop Boost
Super Troop
Super Troops
Boost Cost
Dark Elixir
Valkyrie Level Required
Level
Super Valkyrie 25,000 7
Home Village Army
Elixir Troops BarbarianArcherGiantGoblinWall BreakerBalloonWizardHealerDragonP.E.K.K.ABaby DragonMinerElectro DragonYeti (Yetimite) • Dragon Rider
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Elixir Spells Lightning SpellHealing SpellRage SpellJump SpellFreeze SpellClone SpellInvisibility Spell
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