TERA Valkyrie PVE Guide

Game: Tera
Time: 2023-02-13
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The Valkyrie class draws on many different combat systems similar to Warrior's edge system, Brawler's perfect block mechanic, and Ninja's chi resource to create a new unique playstyle. U4gm will be doing a quick overview about PVE aspect of Valkyrie. Buy TERA items and jump straight into the fun! Sure you can get items for free in-game. Unfortunately, you will waste hours and hours on a boring grind for it. Save yourself the trouble and the boredom! 


Primary Gear


Top line:

Increases damage by 9.3% when attacking enraged monsters

Decreases skill cooldowns by 7.2%*

Bottom lines:

Increases damage by 9.3% when attacking enraged monsters

Increases damage by 6.9% when attacking from behind

Increases damage by 6% (Frostmetal or better) / Increases Crit Power by 0.3**

Decreases skill cooldowns by 7.2% / Increase Crit Power by 0.3***








Ideal secondary dyad effects:

Relentlessly- more HP

Poisedly- decreased damage from enraged monsters

Resolutely- decreased damage below 50% ("best" for slaying but you shouldn't be getting hit while slaying)



Top line:

Generate an additional 15 Ragnarok points after a successful hit with Bloodflower

Increase Crit Power of Shining Crescent by 8%*

Bottom lines:

Decreases damage taken from enraged monsters by 10%

Decreases damage taken from frontal attacks by 6.9%

Decreases damage taken by 6%

Increases max HP by 8% (Frostmetal or better)








Ideal secondary dyad effects:

Brutally- Increased damage to knocked down target

Swiftly- Increased combat movement speed

Glisteningly- Replenishes mana when you crit from behind (valkyrie doesn't have mana problems due to runeburst)



Increases Crit Factor by 9

Increases Power by 5

Increases Attack Speed by 2.25%



Increases Endurance by 4

Increases Movement Speed by 6%

Decrease Duration of slowing effects by 24.0%





Increases Power by 4



3% Cooldown Reduction 

6 Power 



Increases Power by 3

Increases Power by 2 / Increases Crit Factor by 6



Increases Power by 3

Increases Power by 2 / Increases Crit Factor by 6



Increases Power by 4

Increases Power by 2 / Increases Crit Factor by 4 / Increases Crit Power by 0.04*



Increases Power by 4



Increases HP by 4% 

Increases Endurance by 4 / Decrease Duration of Stun Effects by 10%



Increases Power by 12



Weapon & Gloves

Energetic IV


Chest & Boots

Grounded IV






By default, every tick of damage a Valkyrie executes fills their Ragnarok Gauge by 5 points each.


Active Skills

Perfect Evasion
Leaping Strike
Ground Bash
Glaive Strike
Dream Slash
Spinning Death
Overhead Slash
Dark Herald
Shining Crescent
Balder's Tears


Passive Skills

Dirty Fighting
Enhanced Runeburst
Enhanced Slash
Rune Carving
Gjallar Horn
Max Ragnarok Points
Ragnarok Decay
Ragnarok Points



Basic Build


Basic Build


If you are newer to the Valkyrie, you may want to start off with a basic build like this. This will allow you to customize your valkyrie to your playstyle while still retaining the main sources of your dps. You could choose to glyph Energetic Spinning Death if you are having trouble with Runeburst or maybe Energetic Glaive Strike for more oppertunities to weild a double runemark-giving skill. Maybe you're struggling with mobility and glyph Energetic Charge or maybe you're struggling to stay alive and decide to glyph Restorative Maelstrom and Restorative Balder's Tears. Any way you look at it, this is your valkyrie and you should be able to play your class however you deem fit. Pick a playstyle that works for you, work out the kinks, and then worry about damage. 


Skeleton Glyphs


Skeleton Glyphs


These are the most common glyphs found in every build.


Dreamslash Build


Dreamslash Build


This build is nice because it takes use of Dreamslash and turns it into a pretty good damage contributor. While you lose out on not having some extra firepower on Bloodflower, Bloodflower still hits pretty hard while Dreamslash does substantially more damage throughout the fight. 


Full Bloodflower Build


Bloodflower Build


This build is very nice because it is beginner friendly. Even if the boss doesn't do a lot of attacking and you don't need to roll reset on Evasion, if you are new or are running harder content than you are used to, this build can come in handy. 


Balder's Tear Build


Balder's Tear Build


You can use Balder's Tears to take a massive hit in certain dungeons while continuously attacking the boss and survive (examples: Lachelith's Swing in RMHM and RK9's S-Bomb in RK9NM).


Brutal Dreamslash with Titanbane


Brutal Dreamslash


Disclaimer: This build is purely just to drive the point home that you should experiment yourselves. 


This build is quite unorthodox and would be very impractical for ordinary use because of the glyphs that it has taken. However in ideal situations where the boss dies in 2 minutes or less and the boss went into knocked down states correctly allowing you to capitalize on Brutal Dreamslash, this build would in fact merit higher dps. 




Non-Ragnarok Rotation:


Because the "priority" is Ragnarok phase, the focus outside of Ragnarok is building Ragnarok points. The best ways to do this are:

Bloodflower and Bloodflower resets (Bloodflower -> Evasion -> Bloodflower)

Stacking 7 Runemarks as quick as possible - without going over 7 (unless Glaive Strike or Maelstrom right before beginning Ragnarok)- and Runeburst'ing (always from behind) until you can use Shining Crescent or Ragnarok.


Ragnarok Rotations:

Maelstrom -> Spinning Death x3 (make sure all three hits hit or the glyph won't proc) -> Backstab -> Shining Crescent x2.