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I kept my mom in the dark about a lot of things. I guess . . . everything. It sounds bad, but it was safer if she didn’t know. Even when it was time to go, I just said we were moving somewhere better—and hey, that part was true. Angel City was a ghost town. The farm’s turbines and hydro generators would break down eventually. So . . . I packed her up and flew her halfway across the galaxy, away from everything she’d ever known, to dump her on some planet she’d never even heard of. (Nice job, Kairi. Real good kid you turned out to be.)

Then I found Kuben Blisk. And . . . I didn’t kill him. I made the right choice. Knowing I could have—that was enough. But I knew it wasn’t really over until I told mom the truth. The next day, she made me tea, we sat down in her new living room, and I told her—everything. I could barely look at her. Honestly, I kinda expected her to disown me. Then she looked me dead in the eye and said, “わざわざここまで来て奴のグラスを撃っただけか?フン。目玉の一つでも持って帰るべきだったな。” Translation: You came all the way here and all you did was shoot his cup? Should have brought back at least an eye or something.

Turns out mom’s smarter than I gave her credit for. Maybe she always was.

Winged Avenger
Real Name Kairi Imahara (今原カイリ)
Gender Female
Age 31
Homeworld Angelia
Class Skirmisher Class Skirmisher
Tactical Ability Missile Swarm Missile Swarm
Passive Ability VTOL Jets VTOL Jets
Ultimate Ability Skyward Dive Skyward Dive
Real-world Info
Voice Actor Erika Ishii[1]

Valkyrie Icon Valkyrie is a Skirmisher Skirmisher Legend. She was introduced in Season 9 Season 9 and is locked from the base game. She can be unlocked using digital currency; either Legend Tokens 12,000 or Apex Coins 750.

An aerial-based Legend, Valkyrie’s passive VTOL Jets VTOL Jets allow her to fly for a few seconds, and she automatically marks enemies while skydiving. Her tactical, Missile Swarm Missile Swarm, launches a group of missiles that damage and stun enemies. Her ultimate, Skyward Dive Skyward Dive, launches Valkyrie and her teammates into the sky to skydive towards the ground.

Abilities[ | ]

Missile Swarm[ | ]

Missile Swarm Tactical Q/LB/L1/LB
Missile Swarm
Description Fire a swarm of mini-rockets that damage and disorient the enemy.
Cooldown 30 seconds

  • Launches 12 missiles in a 4x3 array, dealing damage and slowing enemies' movement for 2 seconds.
    • If a Legend gets hit, the first missile deals 25 damage and every subsequent missile deals 3.
    • Missiles explode in 1.25m radius.
  • Needs ample vertical clearance to use, meaning the player cannot use it on interior spaces with low ceilings.
  • Minimum target distance (same elevation) is 12 meters; Maximum target distance is 100 meters horizontally, regardless of elevation difference between target and Valkyrie.
    • When within valid range, the crosshair aligns with the closest row's middle rocket.

  • Use while in VTOL Jets VTOL Jets to get clear shots for maximum efficiency.
  • When enemy is hiding behind a boulder, aim the reticle at zone between the closest base-edge and the top of the boulder; as the targeting columns extend away from the reticle, it will decrease the chance of missile overshooting your target.
  • The stun time is long enough to cancel VTOL Jets VTOL Jets and prepare to shoot a target, which makes this a very effective tool for ambushes.

  • The markers for where the missiles will impact are visible in the Firing Range even if she’s not in the player's realm.
  • Using this ability to down an enemy from any distance, even an enemy right in front of the player, can award the Long Shot Badge.

VTOL Jets[ | ]

VTOL Jets Passive HOLD Space/A/X
Description Press the jump key while in the air to engage jetpack. You can switch between hold and toggle mode in the options menu.

  • While in the air, press Jump again to engage VTOL Jets.
  • Using the Jets consumes fuel. The Fuel gauge is on the right side of the screen.
    • Activating the VTOL Jets will consume about 14.25% of total fuel.
    • Maximum duration is 5.3 secondsTemplate:Needs verification.
    • Fuel will begin to refill 8 seconds after the last Jets' usage.
    • Fully refueling from empty takes 10 seconds. (1 second will refill 10% of total fuel)
  • While using the Jets, Valkyrie cannot use any weapons except for her Missile Swarm Missile Swarm.
  • Once the Jets are released, there is a 1-second delay (a hand animation will be played) before she can use her weapons.
  • Normal flight direction is upwards in the direction Valkyrie is facing.
    • Hold ADS to conduct level flight.
  • Aerial boosting & strafing take a 20% debuff when hit by slowing effects.
Jet-Fighter HUD
  • Activates while skydiving or using her ultimate, Skyward Dive Skyward Dive (in both launch and skydive).
  • Marks any enemies within 250 meters with a direct and uninterrupted line of sight to Valkyrie. The champion will be marked with "CH" and the kill leader will be marked with "KL".
  • Enemies are not notified by this scan, unlike Bloodhound and Crypto.
  • Squadmates attached to Valkyrie also benefit from these target callouts.

  • After using Octane's Launch Pad Launch Pad, VTOL Jets are unavailable until the double jump is used.
  • While flying through gravity cannons, use of VTOL Jets add to the horizontal momentum from the cannon.
Jet-Fighter HUD

  • In the gameplay settings, there is an option to switch the control scheme between holding the jump button and pressing it once to toggle. Use whichever feels the most comfortable.
  • Due to VTOL jets, advanced bunny hop and wall jumping is more difficult, require more precise timing.
  • Treat the VTOL Jets as a double jump - short bursts to reach the roof of short buildings.
  • When activating the VTOL Jets, it consumes about 14.25% of total fuel, which only allows the player to do 7 bursts maximum with a full gauge; be careful when turning them on and off in the air.
    • However, bursting the VTOL Jets provides a burst of speed and provides a slight dodge, at the cost of fuel.
  • VTOL Jets can be activated right before landing to eliminate fall stun.
  • Be careful when using VTOL Jets when flying through gravity cannon, as the jets add to the momentum, and thus can allow the player to overshoot the normal flight path.
Jet-Fighter HUD
  • Due to the wide scanning range of Jet-Fighter HUD, purposely conducting skydives through the use of ultimate, jump tower, geyser, and even trident-ejections can help provide good intel of enemy location in a large area.
    • Do note that while the scan is not revealed to unsuspecting enemies, alert players will hear the takeoff and notice the dive trail.

  • Jet-Fighter HUD are occasionally deactivated for teammates if either Valkyrie split off from the group during the jump, or if teammates split off from the Valkyrie jumpmaster.
  • Changing legends while in the Firing Range as soon as the VTOL Jets are deactivated or fuel runs out reduces gravity.
    • Change back to Valkyrie will revert this bug.
  • Season 21 Bug - Passive Fuel will not recharge after use. A fix is set for the next update, and page will be updated the moment this bug is fixed.

Skyward Dive[ | ]

Skyward Dive Ultimate Z/LB+RB/L1+R1/LB+RB
Skyward Dive
Description Press once to prepare for launch. Teammates can interact with Valkyrie to join the launch. Press again to launch into the air and skydive.
Charge time 3 minutes

  • Upon usage, Valkyrie enters a setup animation that charges up over 2 seconds, after which she can press Fire to launch ~135m into the air in about 6.5 seconds (1.5 seconds slow climbing and 5.0 seconds fast climbing) and enter a skydive, similar to using a Jump Tower. Squadmates can press Interact near Valkyrie to launch with her.
    • Skyward Dive can be canceled during setup either by taking damage or manually by pressing the Ultimate button again. 75% of its charge is refunded when canceled.
    • While in pre-launch, using ping will mark Valkyrie for her squad and display a "Let's fly!" notification in the kill feed.
  • Vertical clearance is required for flight.

  • The maximum height she will launch into the air is only ~50m in Arenas Arenas.

  • Remember Skyward Dive could be used as an excellent recon ability, as her passive to scan for enemies works both during launch and skydiving. It does not have to be used to team relocation purpose
    • Communicate with teammates if intending to use it as a scan instead of relocation.
  • It is very beneficial to use this if the Ring is right behind the player, and the next Ring is a long way away.

Legend Upgrades[ | ]

Main article: Legend Upgrades

Legend Upgrades are special perks introduced in Season 20 to all Battle Royale modes. These add upgrades to a Legend's abilities as you level up your Evo Armor. Only one option may be chosen per level-up for a maximum of two perks total.

Level 2 Upgrades
Level 3 Upgrades

Lore[ | ]

Main article: Valkyrie (character)
Bold, brash, fiery and fierce, Kairi Imahara isn’t above greasing palms and bending the law. When she was a child, she stole a Titan. It belonged to her dad, a mercenary and former Apex Predator named Viper. She wanted to be just like him when she grew up. But the next day he left on a mission and never returned.

In some ways, she still followed in his footsteps: it wasn't a Titan, but her ship offered a decent, dubiously ethical living. During the day, she smuggled precious cargo, and at night, went shot for shot with the outlaws and mercs in the bars. But even though she had her ladies, her liquor, and her love of the sky, she was still obsessed with finding the man who’d put her father in harm’s way: his commander, Kuben Blisk.

She tracked Blisk down to the Outlands, prepared to kill him. But he spoke of her father with respect, and challenged her to be better. She shot him anyway.

...but not to kill. Knowing she could get to him was enough. Well, that, and the Apex Games card she took from Blisk’s grasp served as a decent enough trophy. Using the intact flight core from Viper’s Northstar, she built a sleek new jetpack that honored her father’s memory. And that was when Kairi could finally soar on her own, and in a version of her dad’s Titan, that ended up being hers after all.

Cosmetic Items[ | ]

Skins[ | ]

There are a total of 76 Legend skins for Valkyrie; 3 Mythic, 1 Iconic, 21 Legendary, 14 epic, 21 Rare and 16 Common.


  1. 1.0 1.1 This skin changes Valkyrie's Legend select animation.

Story of Valkyrie:

  1. Birthright: Valkyrie ultimately finds her father’s frozen body in space, still in his Titan. He finally receives the funeral he deserves, but she keeps his helmet. Not to mourn his life... but celebrate it.

Finishers[ | ]

Main article: Finishers

Heirloom Set[ | ]

Valkyrie Heirloom Set

This set contains:

  • A Banner Pose: Angel's Arrival
  • A Melee weapon skin: Suzaku
  • An Intro Quip: "This little viper's got her mom's fangs."

Prestige Skin Set[ | ]

The set contains:

  • A Mythic skin: Apex Interceptor
    • Tier 1: instantly earned.
    • Tier 2: deal 30,000 damage with Valkyrie to obtain.
    • Tier 3: deal 100,000 damage with Valkyrie to obtain.
  • A Mythic skydive trail: Bladed Descent, instantly earned and usable with all Legends.
  • A Mythic finisher: Bladed Barrage, unlocked at Tier 3. Can only be used while any tier of Apex Interceptor is equipped.

Badges[ | ]

Emotes[ | ]

Main article: Emote
  • In-Flight Meal - Crafting Metals 1,200
  • Party Crasher - Crafting Metals 1,200
  • Sale Icon Modern Day Cupid
  • Trust Fall - Crafting Metals 400
  • Celestial Sunrise Collection Event One Two Punch
  • Sale Icon Sky Shuffle
  • Take A Bow - Default

Skydive Emotes[ | ]

Main article: Skydive Emote

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Holosprays[ | ]

Main article: Holospray

Music Packs[ | ]

Main article: Music Pack

Transitions[ | ]

Main article: Transition

Voice Lines[ | ]

History[ | ]

Teasers[ | ]

  • When Season 6 Season 6 launched, a piece of Rampart artwork shows her repairing Viper's Northstar Titan. Three seasons later, this was revealed to be a teaser for Valkyrie.
  • On April 14, 2021, Apex Legends posted a video on their Twitter celebrating 100 million registered players. At the end of the video, Valkyrie can be seen flying.
  • On April 15, 2021, Apex Legends posted a tweet of an image with the caption, "Searching the Stars." Most notably, there are manga volumes, a statue from Angel City, and other Titanfall references.
  • On April 17, 2021, a second tweet was posted with the caption, "Seeding the Soil."
  • On April 19, 2021, "Northstar" was released.
  • On April 22, 2021, the Season 9 Launch Trailer was released.
  • On April 26, 2021 the Season 9 Gameplay Trailer was released.

Trivia[ | ]

  • Valkyrie's abilities are inspired by the Northstar Titan from Titanfall 2.
  • Valkyrie has a few voice lines that are similarly quoted by Viper, most notably her "Valkyrie sent you" and "Got you in the pipe" lines.
  • In voice lines when Valkyrie revives or re-spawns Rampart, she profusely begs Rampart to change the name of Sheila, due to it being the name of her ex-girlfriend.
  • Valkyrie was unlockable for free between February 22nd and March 1st, 2022, in celebration of the 3rd Anniversary of Apex Legends.
  • The highest possible damage that can theoretically be dealt with a single Missile Swarm Missile Swarm is 3364, while playing in Duos.

Gallery[ | ]


References[ | ]