Apex Legends certainly has no shortage of mobile legends with abilities that allow for hyper-aggression, but very few offer the same level of mobility as the jetpack-wielding Valkyrie. Even more, he is also a wonderful recognition character in certain situations, so you could say that he has it all.
Valkyrie has a powerful ult that can effectively redeploy your squad around the map, making her immensely beneficial in almost every match. She also sports a jetpack to constantly navigate heights and take out enemies, and can fire missiles that stun and take out enemies hiding behind cover. If that sounds like your thing, read on for more information and tips on how to get the most out of this popular mobility legend.
Skills to take flight.
Valkyrie is a very mobility-based legend who uses her jetpacks to constantly reposition herself from various kinds of heights, while her ultimate offers immensely useful repositioning and recon options for the entire squad. She is easily one of the most powerful characters in the game when she is used to her full potential, though she manages to avoid feeling too unbalanced in the process.
Valkyrie’s passive ability VTOL jets allows him to constantly use his jetpack to move around the battlefield in the air. While fuel is limited, it doesn’t run out as quickly as you’d expect and recharges very quickly, making it a force to be reckoned with in vertical engagements. However, you can’t use weapons while flying, so you’ll want to keep that in mind when rushing into your opponents.
His tactical ability is missile swarm, which fires 12 missiles in a 4×3 array to deal damage to enemies and briefly stun them. This can be used to draw enemies out of hiding or to deal extra damage in fights.
his ultimate ability sky dive is one of the best in the game, allowing you to launch yourself and your squad 180 meters into the air and parachute to a new location. This can get your team out of bad situations or just help you avoid the storm if you’re a little behind.
Valkyrie is a diverse legend
Due to her ease of mobility, Valkyrie is perfectly suited to any type of playstyle. When played correctly, she can effortlessly close gaps or slice through enemies and be a killer close-range fighter with SMGs or shotguns. Meanwhile, her ability to take higher ground makes her an equally deadly legend at medium to long range, well suited to using snipers or LMGs. Regardless of what type of weapons she enjoys using, she’ll find that a few minor tweaks to the way she navigates the landscape will allow her to capitalize on her playstyle.
You can see where people land during a fall
Anytime you’re in the sky and deploy to a location, either during the initial drop or redeploy via your ult, you’ll automatically highlight any enemies that don’t reside within structures. If you’re early in the game, this means you can easily tell where groups are landing so you can choose to rush them quickly or make sure you have a safe landing spot. Meanwhile, when redeployed later in the game, this allows you to drop exposed squads, giving you the option to mow them down at a nearby choke point or land on higher ground to make them easy targets.
Don’t forget to scan the inspection beacons
While you’ll be able to scan where people are as you fly around the map, either using your ult or using some other form of repositioning tool like a globe, don’t overlook the utility of scanning the myriad of survey beacons scattered across the map. Doing so will let you and your squad know where the next ring will be, giving you a small but valuable advantage over other teams that don’t have a Recon Legend in their ranks.
There is a delay that comes from landing after using your jetpack
While it can be tempting to run towards escaping enemies using your jetpack abilities, be aware of the short delay immediately after landing. Once your feet hit the ground again, Valkyrie will do a quick hand gesture before you can draw your weapon and start shooting. This puts you at a disadvantage if you land directly in front of an enemy or squad, and more often than not, will result in an unwanted kill. Instead, try to land behind and/or on top of your enemies when possible to give yourself that much-needed moment to retrieve your weapon.
Don’t get caught wandering aimlessly
Because you can’t use your weapon while using your jetpack, be very careful when navigating with it. Using it to reach new heights is the point, of course, but if it will leave you massively exposed to nearby enemies, it might be safer to take a different route entirely. Remember that you don’t fly super fast, so you’re basically a huge target if you don’t keep up with your surroundings.
Use the missile swarm away from obstacles
Due to the way Missile Swarm works, it can sometimes result in you damaging yourself instead of the enemies you’re trying to take out. There is a short delay between the missiles firing and their departure, so you’ll need to stay away from any obstacles that could cause them to explode on you and deal damage.
Some players will use Valkyrie’s jetpacks to fly up and gain some height to use Missile Swarm. This can work or go terribly wrong, as you’re exposing yourself in a pretty clear and obvious way for a relatively minor reward that may or may not land and damage or stun your enemies. As explained in the last point, your goal is to avoid becoming an easy target with your jetpacks, so unless you’re comfortable with your position, it’s best to avoid any situation where you’re flying directly in front of them. enemies.
Your ultimate can indirectly win you games
Although Valkyrie’s ult was nerfed a bit in Season 14 (reducing the height you are taken to before re-implementing it), this can still win you games more than you think due to the fact that it can take you out of scenarios. unwinnable or allow you to quickly reposition yourself closer to the circle if you’re caught on the edge of the storm after a long and grueling battle. Also, as mentioned above, it will give you an idea of where enemy squads are (as long as they’re not inside a structure), which can be especially helpful during the late game.
Note, however, that if you get shot during this ability’s ending animation, it will cancel it and put it on a short cooldown. This means that it is best used when behind solid cover. Just be sure to ping yourself or tell your squads to rush towards you right before you use the ability to make sure you’re not left alone for too long.
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