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    Valkyrie FAQ by Almasy

    Version: 1.03 | Updated: 10/11/02 | Printable Version | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

    The Valk FAQ
    Version 1.03
    Written by Almasy
    
    1) News
    2) Disclaimer
    3) Why this FAQ?
    4) What are Valks?
    5) How do I get a Valk?
    6) So... what can Valks do?
    7) And the spears?
    8) Eleanor...
    9) The Infamous Counter Strategy
    10) Thanks and such
    
    
    
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    1) News
         Version 1.04
              Corrected STR prerequisite
         Version 1.03
              Added earth spear
         Version 1.02
              Due to an uproar of smartasses, I defined piercing
              You can all now send am E-mail to me at seifalmasy@yahoo.com
              PLEASE DO!
         Version 1.01
              Added bits and pieces here and there
              Added the counter strategy (I have no idea how i missed it)
         Version 1.00
              Yeah, I split the Intro and rewrote the disclaimer...
    
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    2) Disclaimer
    
    THIS DOCUMENT IS COPYRIGHT 2002 ALMASY
    
         If you are viewing this anywhere besides www.gamefaqs.com, then you 
    are reading an illegal copy.  And while I frankly don't care, thats not
    nice of someone...
    
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    3) Why this FAQ?
    
         I have written this FAQ to provide information about one of the
    greatest classes ever to grace the screen of an RPG or Strategy game.  If
    you disagree, stop reading, go home, and rethink your life.
    
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    4) What are Valks?
    
         "Valks" is short for Valkyries (similar to "Gryphons" in the number 
    of different ways you can spell that word...).  Valks are a powerful class
    for females only that basically have the magic of a wizard and the combat 
    ability of a knight.  They can cast spells and fight in the front lines
    very effectively, either way.  They are unarguably superior to the male
    Warlock.  Yes, unarguably.  Don't argue with me.  Stop it.  Now.
    
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    5) How do I get a Valk?
    
         Their are four things you need if you want to have become a Valk:
    
          1) You must be FEMALE
          2) You must have the LANCER EMBLEM
          3) You must have at least 48 STR
          4) You must have at least 41 INT
    
         Go look at my Emblem FAQ for tips on getting the Lancer Emblem
    
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    6) So... what can Valks do?
    
         Valks are proficient with spears.  Spears can hit two squares at once
    and have some of the highest weapon power in the game.  Plus, their are
    two very special spears, that outclass any other weapon in the game besides
    Snapdragons.  The Longiculnis is a very powerful and important weapon, and
    the Zephyrus will never miss its target.  More on those in a minute...
         Valks also can use two talent slots for AOE (Are of Effect) magic, 
    which they wield almost as effectively as a dedicated wizard.  Not as good 
    as a Siren in that regard, however.
         If, after using Valks, you still see need to have males in your party,
    then Valks provide +1 to the support gauge of any males within three
    panels.   I wonder why...
        Valks stat growth is above average in all areas, making them not only
    well rounded, but deadly at anything they do.  Their growth:
    
      HP: +6
      MP: +3
      STR: +5
      INT: +5
      AGI: +5
    
        Not shabby at all, considering 6 is the growth of a Knights STR, 
    or a Wizard's INT.  Their AGI is above average as well, meaning you can
    ussually defeat a knight or even a dragoon in direct combat.
        In addition, they are Semi-Aquatic AND Snow-Walking.  This is one of
    my favorite parts about them, because they excel in any terrain.
    
         Hooked yet?  Wait 'til you see their armory...
    
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    7) And the spears?
    
         Ah spears... the most beautiful and deadly weaponry in the game, fit
    for the most beautiful and deadly class... they all require 2 hands.
    Also, they all can hit two units at once (piercing).
    
     Pike
       Metal spear with high attack power despite its slenderness.
       42 Attack power
       Someone drops one in the games 4th battle, and they can be purchased
    
     Trident
       Spear with 3-pronged tip.
       55 Attack Power
       AGI +3
       Aerial joins with one equipped, can later be purchased
    
     Brionac
       Can sometimes cause instant death
       1 of 4 Netherworld Weapons (not an actual set, they are all weaps)
       62 Attack Power
       Virtue RES +5
       Bane Element
       Can be found in quest mode:
          Complete Quest 5, Kill all/leader in (about) 1-10 turns
    
     Volcaetus
       Spear retrieved from the once active volcano, Mt. Aquila.
       64 Attack Power
       Water RES +5
       Fire Element
       Can be found in quest mode:
          Complete Quest 1, Kill Leader  in 1-7 
          Complete Quest 2, Kill All in 13-18 turns
    
     Osric's Spear
       King Zamora's Ice Spear
       66 Attack Power
       Water Element
       Gained when you defeat one of your rivals...
    
     Earth Spear
       Spear that draws power from the earth
       68 Attack Power
       Wind RES +5
       Earth Element
       VS mode or path A only
    
     Zephyrus
       Spear of Zephyrus, god of the West Wind, which never misses
       70 Attack Power
       1 of Four Relics of Wind (not an actual set...)
       Earth Resist +5
       Wind Element
       Return to Rana after meeting the golden scaled mermaid
       Some people say they have missed with this, I never have
    
     Longicolnis
       Black spear created from the horn of the fallen angel
       Can pierce the skin of the Sacred Demon
       74 Attack Power
       Virtue Element
       Virtue/Bane resist +5
       Aquired through the story...
    
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    8) Eleanor...
    
         Make her a Valk.  Yup.
    
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    9) The Infamous Counter Trick
    
         Ok, this is pretty simple.  Set your units up like so:
    
         SPEAR USER            ENEMY        SPEAR USER
    
         Now, when you hit the enemy and your ally, your ally will counter
    and hit the enemy again.  your enemy takes 2x damage, and you and your ally
    might both take 1/2x damage.  Small price to pay...
    
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    10) Thanks and such
    
         CJayC - Must I say why?
         Destin - Secrets FAQ... nice...
         Any of the about thirty people who "reminded" me of the counter move
         All of the many people who submitted stuff on the earth spear
         All of the poor decieved indivuduals who noted 48 STR, not 41
         Atlus/Nintendo - And anyone else who made this game...