The Valkyrie is an enemy in the Castlevania series. She is a female warrior with a pretty face and a wicked heart.


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Walkyrien (c. 1905) by Emil Doepler.

In Norse mythology, a valkyrie is one of a host of female figures who choose those who may die in battle and those who may live. Selecting half of those who die in battle, the valkyries bring their chosen to the afterlife hall of the slain, Valhalla, ruled over by the god Odin. There, the deceased warriors become einherjar. When the einherjar are not preparing for the events of Ragnarök, the valkyries bear them mead.

Valkyries are described as beautiful women wearing armor and boasting white wings. They also appear as lovers of heroes and other mortals, where they are sometimes described as the daughters of royalty, sometimes accompanied by ravens and sometimes connected to swans or horses.


Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

Valkyries are seen all throughout Castlevania, although they mostly inhabit the Inner Quarters along with Curlys and Persephones. They wear Norse helmet, armor and boots, as well as a long loincloth that covers their lower body. They attack by first flying near Soma and then lunging at him with their lance.

Gaining dominance of her soul grants Soma the Demon Cleaving Holy Sword ability, which allows him to summon a Valkyrie as a bullet soul. When summoned, a Valkyrie covered in a blue aura will attack by swinging her sword upward. She is among the few souls that deal Holy damage to enemies, which most of them are weak to; in addition, she is among the highest class of damage-dealers in the Bullet Soul class.

42 Valkyrie 55 999 80
Attack Defense Tolerance Weakness Time Stop
28 25 Holy Sword, Darkness, Poison, Curse
Location Common Drop Rare Drop Soul
Inner Quarters, Clock Tower Partizan Iron Plate Demon Cleaving Holy Sword
Description "A female warrior with pretty face and wicked heart."

Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow

In Dawn of Sorrow, the Valkyrie is described as "a female warrior with a pretty face and a wicked heart". She's still decked out in a set of Norse armor with a white pair of angelic wings, and attacks horizontally with a lunge of her lance. Her shield now bears a symbol of a dragon on it.

Valkyries can be found within the Guest House attacking alongside Liliths, as well as in The Dark Chapel. A defeated Valkyrie occasionally drops a Breastplate and, oddly enough, Pancakes.

Unlike the first game, this time the Valkyrie's soul is activated as a Guardian Soul which allows Soma to transform into a charging Valkyrie himself (costs 30 MP per second to maintain the state). While in this state, the Valkyrie attacks by charging in a straight line, uncontrollably hitting everything within range with Holy-type damage. The transformed valkyrie abandons her helmet and allows her blue hair to flow while she attacks.

Soma can also allow Yoko to pry a Valkyrie's soul out and fuse it with either of two weapons, the Great Sword or the Halberd. Upgrading the Great Sword allows Yoko to create the Durandal, a giant sword tempered by fairies (Great Sword class), while upgrading the Halberd will create the Lance, a spear used by knights (Spear class).

37 Valkyrie 70 20 34
Tolerance Weakness
Holy Piercing, Slashing, Dark, Poison
Location Common Drop Rare Drop Soul EXP
The Dark Chapel, Demon Guest House Breastplate (8%) Pancake (4%) Valkyrie Form (0.5%) 90
Description "A female warrior with a pretty face and a wicked heart."

Item Data

Item Data: Valkyrie
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Partizan AoS Icon Partizan (jpn) - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Spear with an extra-wide tip. Weapon
Attrib: Sword
ATK +39
Sell: $1,900 
Buy: $3,800 Find: Castle Corridor (Hammer's shop)
Common Drop: Valkyrie
Iron Plate AoS Icon Iron Plate (Iron Breastplate) - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Breastplate of iron. Armor
DEF +25
Sell: $1,400 
Buy: $2,800 Find: Hammer's Shop
Rare Drop: Valkyrie
Common Drop: Great Armor
Red Soul Valkyrie - Demon Cleaving Holy Sword - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
Slashes enemies with its sword. Bullet Soul
Attrib: Holy
Consume: 50 MP 
300 AP
Rarity: 50
Drop: Valkyrie
Breastplate DoS Icon Breastplate - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
A breastplate fashioned from iron. Armor
DEF +12
Sell: $940 
Buy: $1,880 Find: Hammer's shop, Garden of Madness
Common Drop: Bomber Armor, Valkyrie
Pancake DoS Icon Pancake (Hotcake) - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
It's nothing without maple syrup. Food
HP +70
Sell: $50 
Rare Drop: Valkyrie
Guardian-Soul-DoS-Icon Valkyrie - Valkyrie Form - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
Transform into a Valkyrie and charge at foes. Guardian Soul
Attrib: Holy
Consume: 30 MP/sec 
Rarity: ***
Drop: Valkyrie





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