TERA: First Look at the Valkyrie Class
TERA'S new class is due to launch next week on April 11th. The Valkyrie, yet another female gender locked class, is one heck of a mobile and powerful melee attacker. Let me start by saying yes – I’d love for there to be a non-gender locked class or possibly at least a male class with all the new ones being released over the past couple of years. But that complaint aside, the Valkyrie is awesome. Only Castanic women can be a Valkyrie – a massive polearm wielding melee fighter.
We had the opportunity this week to play on the internal testing servers with a level 65 Valk, and we tooled around the outskirts of the main city for a bit, testing out its skills. Sadly, due to my own migraine, we missed our developer lead demo. But En Masse was kind enough to allow us access to play around a bit on our own and we thought we’d showcase some of the new skills for you.
Obviously these mobs aren’t a match for a fully geared 65, but it should give you an idea for the sheer mobility of the class. Unlike some of the other new Tera classes, the Valkyrie starts at level 1. And beginning on april 11th through the 30th, anyone who logs in and levels up their Valk can earn some decent rewards – including mounts, cosmetic armors, and achievements with titles. If you log in between those dates, you get a free character slot too.
Anyway, take a look at the video here. It shows off how the Valkyries polearm or “Runeglaive” marks opponents with one of the 7 runes on her weapon. You can then use skills to basically explode the runes and do extra damage to the enemy and those surrounding it. That particular skill is called Runeburst, and you can you Glyph it to increase skill damage and generate additional Ragnarok points. Ragnarok is a temporary buff. you get at level 58 that essentially makes the Valk go turbo and do extra damage, extra fast.
If you like fast hitting, quick moving, big damage classes, the Valkyrie may be for you. She lands in Tera for free on April 11th, so be sure to check her out.