Disambiguous.png This article is about the weapon in Mass Effect 3 & Mass Effect: Andromeda. For the Asari Sentinel class in Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer, see Asari Valkyrie Sentinel. For the class power of the Asari Valkyrie Sentinel in Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer, see Asari Valkyrie.

The N7 Valkyrie is an assault rifle in Mass Effect 3 and Mass Effect: Andromeda.

Mass Effect 3[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

After the carnage of the Battle of the Citadel, Alliance officers commissioned a new rifle for their ground forces. A variation of the popular Avenger design, the Valkyrie is now standard issue for new recruits. Exceptionally well-crafted, accurate, and packing ample firepower, the rifle is a hot black-market item when it surfaces.

Acquisition[edit | edit source]

The N7 Valkyrie is included in the N7 Warfare Gear pack as a retail bonus item for players who pre-ordered either edition of the game from certain retailers. It is also included in Mass Effect 3: Special Edition on Wii U.[1] An e-mail from EDI is received if the weapon was obtained from these sources.

Valkyrie Assault Rifle


From: EDI


The N7 Valkyrie assault rifle is issued to every new Alliance recruit and is standard issue among ground forces. Alliance telemetry shows the weapon displays excellent efficiency in combat. Since the Normandy is now an Alliance vessel, I was able to requisition a number of these rifles for use among the crew. You will find them in the weapons lockers. EDI


It is also available in Mass Effect 3: Omega, and can be found during The Invasion of Omega segment of the mission, if you don't already have it through the N7 Warfare Gear DLC. Otherwise, it will be available as an upgrade in Harrot’s Emporium.

Multiplayer

Weapons are randomly rewarded through purchases of item packs. The N7 Valkyrie is categorized as ultra-rare.

Player Notes[edit | edit source]

Singleplayer
  • The Valkyrie is a two-round burst assault rifle with a standard thermal clip capacity of sixteen shots (equaling eight bursts).
  • The main strength of this rifle is that it has good damage and high accuracy, meaning the Valkyrie will kill enemies quickly and efficiently at mid to long-range.
  • The two-round burst nature of this weapon gives this rifle a slightly better chance in close quarter fights than the other semi-automatic assault rifles.
  • Weight is the biggest flaw with the Valkyrie, weighing in heavier than most assault rifles, making it difficult to use powers regularly when used with multiple weapons.
  • Another weakness is that because of the burst-nature of this gun, the Valkyrie has a fairly mild upward pull when firing. This can be remedied by making sure the cross-hairs are on target before firing to maintain effectiveness.
  • The Assault Rifle Stability Damper mod will make the Valkyrie much easier to fire rapidly as it eliminates much of the weapon's upward pull allowing the player to stay on target with little effort.

Multiplayer
  • The Valkyrie is powerful when shot at a point blank range, because with the right timing, the double shot can instantly break the shields of a Geth Hunter.
  • It is recommended to use the Valkyrie with a rapid firing weapon like the N7 Hurricane to counter enemies when cornered at close range.
  • Although powerful and precise, the N7 Valkyrie is a fairly heavy assault rifle and can only be upgraded through Commendation Packs or by ultra-rare awards. Classes that are more reliant on powers but still seek a precise assault rifle should consider a lighter rifle such as the M-15 Vindicator or Geth Pulse Rifle.
  • The N7 Valkyrie is a deadly weapon in the hands of classes specialized for headshot damage, such as the Turian Soldier or Quarian Marksman Soldier. Marksman and the stability bonuses of Turian Veteran make the N7 Valkyrie even more precise.
  • In an Update on the 29th of January, the Valkyrie has had its base weight level (level I) decreased from 1.75-1.25 to 1.5-1.25.
    • It also now does 3x damage with headshots instead of 2.5x damage.

Mass Effect: Andromeda[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

A variant of the Avenger that fires two-round burst, the Valkyrie was once standard issue for new recruits to the Milky Way's Alliance military. The exceptionally well-crafted rifle is also a hot black market item. How the Andromeda Initiative procured a crate intended for N7-trained Alliance fighters remains a mystery.

Features[edit | edit source]

The singleplayer Valkyrie's Rank IX weight reverts back to its base Rank I weight. It drops down to 10 at Rank X.

The multiplayer Valkyrie mostly enjoyed improvements to damage, clip size, and max ammo during post-launch patching. However, its reload speed increased to 2.25 seconds (from 1.75 seconds) while its accuracy decreased to 60-75 (from 65-81).

Strategies[edit | edit source]

Stats[edit | edit source]

Singleplayer
Rank Damage Rate of Fire Max Clip Size Max Ammo Accuracy Weight
I 106 500 20 140 65 20
II 112 500 20 144 70 19
III 119 500 20 148 73 18
IV 125 500 20 152 75 17
V 131 500 20 156 76 16
VI 138 500 20 159 78 14
VII 144 500 20 163 79 13
VIII 150 500 20 167 80 12
IX 157 500 20 171 81 20†
X 163 500 20 175 81 10

Multiplayer
Rank Damage Rate of Fire Max Clip Size Max Ammo Accuracy Weight
I 195 500 46 140 60 20
II 198 500 46 144 65 19
III 201 500 46 148 67 18
IV 204 500 46 152 69 17
V 206 500 46 156 70 16
VI 209 500 46 159 72 14
VII 213 500 46 163 73 13
VIII 217 500 46 167 74 12
IX 221 500 46 171 75 11
X 225 500 46 175 75 10

Development[edit | edit source]

Rank Rd icon milkyway orange.png Research Cost Omni-gel canister icon.PNG Omni-Gel Canister Iron icon.PNG Iron Lithium icon.PNG Lithium Element zero icon.PNG Element Zero MEA Augmentation Slot For Tables.png Augmentation Slots
I 150 30 120 60 10 0
II 175 30 140 70 20 4
III 200 40 150 70 20 4
IV 225 40 170 80 20 4
V 250 50 190 90 20 4
VI 275 50 200 100 30 4
VII 300 50 210 100 30 4
VIII 325 50 230 110 30 4
IX 350 60 230 110 30 4
X 375 60 240 120 30 4
Total 2625 460 1880 910 240 N/A

Trivia[edit | edit source]

N7 Valkyrie Prop.png
  • In July 2011, Harrison Krix, of Volpin Props was contracted by BioWare to produce a replica of the rifle, then known as simply the "N7 Rifle", in time for the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con. The process of making the model was detailed extensively on the Volpin Props website[2] and on Episode 26 of BioWare Pulse.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

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