Valkyrie Connect is a hero collecting gacha RPG (role playing game) mobile game developed and published by A team Inc. If you like games like Epic Seven and Summoners War, you can give this game a go. Valkyrie Connect’s combat is partially automatic which may attract players that do not like full auto games. Just like Summoners War, one of their strongest points is their multiplayer elements.
What is a Hero Collecting Gacha game?
Hero Collecting Gacha games are virtual games that adopt the capsule-toy vending machine mechanic. Hero collecting is a popular genre in Gacha Gaming community. Gacha gamers spend their in-game currency to acquire a specific hero they want from the game.
As mentioned above, similar games are Epic Seven and Summoners War. Just to name a few more, there are Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle, Fate/Grand Order(FGO) as well as Fire Emblem Heroes (FEH). Good news is if you like similar games, you will take interest in Valkyrie Connect. Bad news is that it is essentially the same mechanics just different graphics, storyline and characters.
What is my objectives of the game?
Like we said earlier, this is a hero collecting gacha game, so one of your objectives might include collecting all heroes. Assuming that you aren’t familiar with similar games, we hate to break it to you, but you won’t be able to collect all of the heroes in a short amount of time. As a free to play (f2p) or whale, you will need a lot of luck.
But if you are more of a pve (player versus environment), you will clear your objectives much faster. You can clear most content with the units that you’re given, but when it comes to pvp (player versus player) it’s a different story. With hundreds of heroes for you to collect, each unit requires specific weapon and armor.
As eager as you want to compete in pvp, it is also important to enjoy different aspects of the game. A mobile game is supposed to be enjoyable, if it feels like a chore instead, you should probably drop the game and pick up something else.
Each hero has a different role to play in your team since each of them have different skill set. You should typically equip gear to augment a hero’s strengths.
Most players get their gear from summons. Assuming you are unable to acquire high-rarity gears, your best bet is to obtain them from Mana Summons. Gears that are unused can be sold for Blacksmith Tokens. These tokens are used to buy high rarity gears once you have saved enough. In fact, this is the best way to obtain high rarity gear. You get what you buy, no RNG involved.
Gears that are marked with SP are specialty gears and can only be equipped by a specific hero. A hero can only be equipped with one SP gear. Heroes that are equipped with SP gear, are significantly more powerful than heroes without. So it’s generally advised to equip heroes with their respective SP gear. Accessories have constant effects and weapons/armor have effects that have a chance to activate in battle.
There are some equipment that gives your heroes skills or abilities that boosts them. Taking the image above as an example, Warrior Rings increases your hero’s Attack, Similar equipment can be upgraded. As you level a gear, it’s stats increases, you can equip up to 2 rings and have the same stats stacked.
Tip: Token Rune Gears can be sold for more Tokens than other gears of the same level.
Awakening is a process whereby a monster is transformed and, gaining a lot more stats.
Using a hero’s Soul Crystals on the Heroes Screen will allow you to promote them. Promoting a hero will increase his or her number of stars and vastly improve their stats. All heroes can be promoted up to 5 stars and promoting to 5 stars will change their appearance.
This is where 2 or more players come together and defeat the designated boss. Connect is where you earn tokens so that you can exchange it with the trader for better gears. Connect can be done for free without energy cost if you are not the host. Other than tokens, they will also drop shard of whoever you are fighting. For example if you are fighting Bestla, there’s a chance you will get Bestla Shard from connect.
Banner summons are half off the first time when you summon, then 1000 diamonds off followed by a guaranteed summon. Heroes that are featured in the banner have a higher acquisition rate.
Diamond summons and Mana summons are summons that you can acquire both heroes, gears and SP gears at a certain rate.
Each time you perform a summon in the Lucky Summon banner, you can open a Lucky Box. The prizes of these boxes include a chance at special 5 star hero.
Rerolling is relatively easy in this game. Let’s just go through the steps on rerolling first before we talk about who do we reroll for. It is important for you to not link to any accounts. Get your start 3 units first, of course many would say that you should get Freya. But, we think that you should take who you want. If you don’t like the character you choose, you wouldn’t find joy in the game anyway. Finish tutorial and chapter 1 until you get 1500 gems for the beginner 10 rolls. If within this 10 rolls you don’t get who you desire, for Android just clear app data and for iOS, uninstall and reinstall. Remember to choose not to reuse game data then repeat the steps until you get who you desire. Remember to link your account after getting your desired units.
Do you like to collect heroes? Do you like to grind for gears and armor? You like the feeling you get when you summon a super rare hero or find amazing gear? If your answer is yes to all of the above, try the game. However we should warn you, as compared to many gacha games out there this game takes a long time to load. So if you’re someone that wants things to be quick, this game is probably not for you. Not gonna lie, we tried and some of us ran out of patience 10 minutes into the game. However, if that doesn’t turn you off, this game will be worth your while. If you like articles like this, click here for more! Thank you for reading.