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Class: Amazon
Required Level: 30
Skill Tree: Passive and Magic Skills
Requires: Inner Sight, Dodge, Slow Missiles, Avoid, Decoy, Evade
Cost: 25 Mana
Cooldown: 0.6 seconds

Summons a powerful Valkyrie warrior to fight by your side.

Damage Type: Physical
Synergies: Decoy, Penetrate, Critical Strike, Dodge, Avoid, Evade
Other Stats: Summon; Only one Valkyrie can be active at a time;

Valkyrie is an Amazon Skill in Diablo II.


When a warrior has proven her devotion to Athulua through her brave deeds and exceptional skill in battle, the Goddess shows her favor by granting a spiritual emissary to aid the Amazon. These emissaries of Athulua are called Valkyrie, and they are the spirits of the greatest heroes from the Amazon people. The power to summon a Valkyrie is the greatest honor that an Amazon warrior can receive. It is believed this gift is a sign that your place beside the Goddess is assured when you pass from this world-perhaps even as a Valkyrie.

General Information


Valkyrie as seen in game

Valkyries are powerful summoned tanks, which are especially useful for Amazons that wish to stay at range. Only one may be summoned at a time. Valkyrie receives bonuses from nearly every ability on the Passive and Magic Skills tree.

This summon becomes very strong and durable with more points invested. With fully synergized Decoy and Penetrate (plus 10 points into the other four synergies) this summon gains around 11,000 Life, ~50% chance to avoid all attacks, and ~60% chance to deal twice the amount of damage. Even if somehow the enemy inflicts significant damage upon her, she may be healed to full by simply resummoning her.

Valkyries have much more endurance than Hirelings, and can be continuously summoned as long as there is sufficient mana. They attack in the form of a Melee Spear attack, regardless of which weapon and specialization the Amazon has.

Valkyries can gain other abilities and bonuses as the result of the magical spears and armor they receive when they are created. These items have a base level of 25 plus 3 points per level invested in Valkyrie, which means that they could potentially have almost any ability normally imbued to a spear or armor.

Any points invested in Critical Strike, Dodge, Avoid, and Evade are transferred completely to the Valkyrie, giving her exactly the same chance to do any of those abilities as the Amazon.

Sometimes Valkyries may (randomly) have immunities on higher difficulties. They can be re-summoned until the desired immunities are obtained.

Valkyrie's appearance changes depending on her randomized properties, skill level (hard points only) and bonus damage type of her weapons, if any.

The Items for Valkyrie:

Level 27
Rare Tiara
Level 25
Rare Amulet
Level 23
Rare Colossus Girdle
Level 21
Rare Myrmidon Greaves
Level 19
Rare Crusader Gauntlets
Level 17
Rare War Pike
Level 16
Rare Sacred Armor
Level 14
Magic Circlet
Level 13
Magic Amulet
Level 12
Magic War Belt
Level 11
Magic War Boots
Level 10
Magic War Gauntlets
Level 8
Rare Lance
Level 7
Rare Chaos Armor
Level 5
Magic Plated Belt
Level 4
Magic Greaves
Level 2
Magic Gauntlets
Level 1
Rare Spear
Rare Full Plate Mail

Skill Progression

Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Mana Cost 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35
Hit Points 528 616 704 792 880 968 1056 1144 1232 1320 1408
Bonus Damage 0% 25% 50% 75% 100% 125% 150% 175% 200% 225% 250%
Bonus Attack 40% 80% 120% 160% 200% 240% 280% 320% 360% 400% 440%
Bonus Defense 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%
Level 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 25
Mana Cost 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 49
Hit Points 1496 1584 1672 1760 1848 1936 2024 2112 2200 2640
Bonus Damage 275% 300% 325% 350% 375% 400% 425% 450% 475% 600%
Bonus Attack 480% 520% 560% 600% 640% 680% 720% 760% 800% 1000%
Bonus Defense 110% 120% 130% 140% 150% 160% 170% 180% 190% 240%

Hidden Stats


The Valkyries' resistances are equal to twice their level, to a max of 85. For example, a level 10 Valkyrie will have +20 to all Resistances. Valkyries also get a hidden synergy bonus from Decoy, in which every physical point in Decoy will add +2 to all Resistances. The whole formula comes out as: 2x(Valkyrie level + Base Decoy Level)

Magic Level

The equipment that a Valkyrie is spawned with is based on her Magic Level, i.e. the ilvl that her equipment is spawned with, therefore denoting which mods can be spawned. The Magic Level of any Valkyrie is equal to a base of 25 at level 1, and increases by 3 for each level, for a total of item lv. 82 at the cap of 20 points.


Valkyries receive a bonus of +12 Dexterity per level. Therefore, a level 12 Valkyrie will have 144 dexterity points. Valkyries gain bonuses of attack rating and defense much like any character, but this is not reflected in their skill description.


This section contains facts and trivia relevant to this article.

The Valkyrie in Heroes of the Storm