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Ultimate "Honkai Impact 3rd" Valkyrie Investment Guide

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Herrscher of Thunder Gracing my Dock Area

Herrscher of Thunder Gracing my Dock Area

With so many valkyries to choose in the game, it can be a bit overwhelming to choose which valkyrie you should first prioritize on when maxing out their evolution rank and equipment. I bet you'll think that you should max out your first Herrscher or first S rank valkyrie. Well, it depends. It can be costly or a complete waste of resources if you're trying to prioritize the wrong valkyrie for end game. Don't you worry though, this Honkai Impact 3rd investment guide will summarize a list of valkyries to prioritize on farming. So, if you want to maximize your time and resources, then you should check out this valkyrie investment priority guide.

How to Farm for Valkyrie Fragments?

There a couple of ways you can farm for valkyrie fragments in Honkai Impact 3rd. In case you don't know, there are three ways you can farm for a specific fragment in the game.

Expedition Mode in "Honkai Impact 3rd"

Expedition Mode in "Honkai Impact 3rd"

1. Expedition in Story Mode

This is definitely the easiest way to get a fragment of a specific valkyrie. On top of that, you can also get valkyrie augment cores, ELF wings, and other items from here. All you need to do is to complete the stage and you'll get a chance to earn that specific fragment. Unfortunately, there is a daily limit of allowable runs for each stage, so you won't be able to farm lots of fragments here in a day. But as long as there is progress, then you should be able to max out your valkyrie's evolution in a couple of weeks. And yes, you won't be bored in clearing the same stage because you can use expedition stamina to automatically complete each stage from Dorm Mode.

Shop in "Honkai Impact 3rd"

Shop in "Honkai Impact 3rd"

2. Shop

Considering that it is a shop, you might say that it is one of the expensive ways to earn a specific fragment from a valkyrie. Don't you worry, this is not the case. You can use in-game currencies such as Coins, Ancient Legacy, Ancient Willpower, Gold Pins, and other event-related currencies to exchange for specific fragments. In fact, we have a separate priority list for each of the following currencies.

  • Ancient Legacy
  • Ancient Willpower
  • Gold Pins

All of these currencies can be earned through various stories, modes, quests, or events in the game, so you shouldn't have to spend money to earn these.

Expansion Supply in "Honkai Impact 3rd"

Expansion Supply in "Honkai Impact 3rd"

3. Gacha Supply

It is no secret that this is the fastest way to get fragments. Unfortunately, this is also the most expensive way to get valkyrie fragments. Here are the Gacha Supplies you can use to try to get valkyrie fragments.

  • Dorm Supply
  • Expansion Supply

Most of the rare valkyrie fragments are obtained from the Expansion Supply. So, you'll need to spend a lot of diamonds from this supply to max out your S rank valkyries. The Dorm Supply does offer S rank valkyrie fragments, but I wouldn't recommend spending your diamonds here. Instead, you can use Dorm Supply Cards, which you can easily get from various stages or modes in the game. For F2P players, I definitely recommend subscribing to a Monthly Crystal Supply Bonus Card to help you save up diamonds for the Expansion Supply.

Bonus: Open-World

Actually, there are still other ways to farm fragments in Honkai Impact 3rd. One of them is through the Open-World Missions. I didn't include them in the list above because the Open-World Missions offer almost all kinds of fragments and augment cores. The list I've mentioned above offers a very specific and limited list of fragments. Surely, you can use the fragments you can get here to help you maximize the rank of your chosen valkyrie.

Which Valkyrie Fragment Should I Prioritize Farming First?

As I've mentioned earlier, there are various ways to farm valkyrie fragments. This guide will rank the best valkyries to invest in first for each of the valkyrie fragment farming methods I've mentioned.

Swallowtail Phantasm Valkyrie Profile

Swallowtail Phantasm Valkyrie Profile

Farming Fragments From Expedition Mode

Here are the fragments you should farm from Expedition Mode.

1. Swallowtail Phantasm

SP is a great early game physical and quantum-type valkyrie. Her massive AOE attacks and combos allows you to clear mobs easily. In fact, you should be able to progress in most parts of the game through this valkyrie. Plus, being a quantum-type battlesuit, she won't have any weaknesses compared to other battlesuit types.

Unfortunately, you'll have to maximize her up to SSS to be able to continue to use her during end game. Don't you worry though, you should be able to get lots of her fragments from events for new players.

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ProsCons

Quantum Type

Requires Physical Support

AOE

At least SSS

Easy to Upgrade to SSS

Yamabuki Armor Profile Page

Yamabuki Armor Profile Page

2. Drive Kometa/Yamabuki Armor

Drive Kometa is an excellent physical support. She provides a lot of boosts such as SP, Crit Rate/Damage Buff, passive shield, time slow/fracture, weakness debuff, and shield break. Considering her abilities as a physical support, she is definitely a must have for your Memorial Arena runs. Like Swallowtail Phantasm, you can easily get her fragments from the new player events.

ProsCons

Excellent Physical Support

At least SS

Available in Early Game

Divine Prayer Profile Page

Divine Prayer Profile Page

3. Divine Prayer

Another excellent early game support. She's a great source for Impair in early game; thus, you definitely want to have her for your Memorial Arena runs. Once you reach end game, you'll mostly be using her as a support for lightning teams. Her fragments are easily obtained through the new player events, so you won't have to worry too much on grinding for her fragments.

ProsCons

Source for Impair (Passive)

At least SS

Great F2P Lightning Team Support

Requires Thunder Kikaku for better Lightning Team Support

Valkyrie Accipiter Profile Page

Valkyrie Accipiter Profile Page

4. Hawk of the Fog/Valkyrie Accipiter

She is a great F2P lightning valkyrie. In fact, she can be an alternative for Herrscher of Thunder. If you don't have a good lightning team, then she'll be a great F2P choice.

ProsCons

Great F2P Lightning Valkyrie

Can easily be replaced by HOT

At least SSS for End Game

Blueberry Blitz Profile Page

Blueberry Blitz Profile Page

5. Blueberry Blitz

She is a great Physical DPS Valkyrie. Not only does she deal high DPS, but she also inflicts debuffs such as freeze trauma and weakness to her enemies. Her high burst attacks and great debuffs make her a great valkyrie for Memorial Arena. However, she might not be a recommended valkyrie once you reach level 80.

ProsCons

Great for Memorial Arena

At least SS

High Burst & Debuffs (Freeze Trauma/Weakness)

Less utilization at Level 80

Sakuna Rondo Profile Page

Sakuna Rondo Profile Page

6. Sakuna Rondo

She is a great fire support with Pri-Arm Equipment. She provides elemental buffs, debuffs, and lots of ignite. You definitely would want her in your Fire Valkyrie Team. However, to maximize her fire support potential, you will definitely need her Pri-Arm Equipment.

ProsCons

Great Fire Support Valkyrie

Best with Pri-Arm Equipment

Provides Elemental Buffs, Debuffs & Ignite

Starlit Astrologos Profile Page

Starlit Astrologos Profile Page

Farming Fragments From Gold Pins (Battle Arsenal Shop)

Here are the fragments you should farm from the Battle Arsenal Shop.

1. Starlit Astrologos

One of the best Physical Support Valkyries in the game. She provides lots of support abilities to the team such as buffs, time fracture, stun, gather, and heal. Plus, even as a support, she also has high DPS. She is definitely an excellent valkyrie for your Physical Teams.

ProsCons

Excellent Physical Support w/ High DPS

At least SSS for End Game

F2P Friendly Gear Requirement

Prinzessin der Verurteilung Valkyrie Profile

Prinzessin der Verurteilung Valkyrie Profile

2. Fischl (Prinzessin der Verurteilung)

She is a great lightning valkyrie. She is also a good support for lightning teams. In fact, she provides lightning buffs and time fracture for her team. She is F2P friendly, but you'll have to fully equip her gear for end game.

ProsCons

Great Lightning Support/DPS Valkyrie

At least SS

Good w/ Farmable Gear

Haxxor Bunny Valkyrie Profile

Haxxor Bunny Valkyrie Profile

3. Haxxor Bunny

One of the best Ice Support Valkyries in the game. The Ice Damage Buff and Time Fracture she provides makes her a valuable valkyrie in Ice Teams. In fact, she is a highly recommended valkyrie in all Abyss Ice Valkyrie Teams.

ProsCons

Excellent Ice Valkyrie Support

At least SS

Excellent Ice Damage Buffs

Gear Dependent

Darkbolt Jonin Valkyrie Profile

Darkbolt Jonin Valkyrie Profile

4. Darkbolt Jonin

She is a great lightning carry. She can be utilized even in late game for as long a she is fully equipped with end game gear. However, her utilization can easily be replaced with the Herrscher of Thunder.

ProsCons

Great Lightning Valkyrie Carry

Gear Dependent

Easily Replaced w/ Herrscher of Thunder

Molotov Cherry Valkyrie Profile

Molotov Cherry Valkyrie Profile

Farming Fragments From Ancient Willpower (War Treasury)

Here are fragments you should farm from Ancient Willpower.

1. Fervent Tempo

She is an excellent Physical Valkyrie. On top of her high physical damage, she also has a gather ability which makes her more deadly against mobs. Despite being F2P Friendly, she is very useful in Memorial Arena.

ProsCons

Excellent Physical Valkyrie

As least SS

F2P Friendly Gear

Lightning Empress Valkyrie Profile

Lightning Empress Valkyrie Profile

2. Lightning Empress

She is a great Lightning Valkyrie. Not only does she provide great lightning damage to the team, she also provides significant SP and damage buffs through her leader skill. She is a must have in Memorial Arena. In fact, she'd be a great addition to Herrscher of Thunder's Lightning Team.

ProsCons

Great Lightning Valkyrie

As least SS

Great for Memorial Arena

Knight Moonbeam Valkyrie Profile

Knight Moonbeam Valkyrie Profile

3. Knight Moonbeam

She is currently a meta in Memorial Arena due to her excellent Time Fracture Ability. Physical Teams gain significant damage buffs through her leader skill. Plus, she can also provide debuffs once she has her Pri-Arm equipment.

ProsCons

Excellent Source for Time Fracture

At least SSS

Great Leader Skill & Debuff (Pri-Arm)

Fallen Rosemary Valkyrie Profile

Fallen Rosemary Valkyrie Profile

Farming Fragments From Ancient Legacy (War Treasury)

Here are the fragments you should farm from Ancient Legacy.

1. Fallen Rosemary

She is an excellent Lightning Support Valkyrie. She can also be a great Lightning Carry Valkyrie through the latest update which buffed her up. She provides lots of utility to the team such as debuffs, Time Fracture, gather, and lightning damage boost.

ProsCons

Excellent Lightning Support/Carry

F2P Friendly (Rank/Gear)

Celestial Hymn Valkyrie Profile

Celestial Hymn Valkyrie Profile

2. Celestial Hymn

She is a great Physical Support Valkyrie. At this time of writing, she is the only valkyrie capable of dealing both impair and gather through her skill. However, she can easily be replaced by the Herrscher of Sentience.

ProsCons

Great Physical Support

Easily Replaced by Herrscher of Sentience

Great Source of Impair & Gather

Argent Knight Valkyrie Profile

Argent Knight Valkyrie Profile

Farming Fragments From Dorm Supply

Here are the fragments you should farm from Dorm Supply.

1. Argent Knight

She is an excellent Ice Valkyrie Carry. She can deal high ice damage DPS while equipping her with farmable gear. Although she is only mostly used in Abyss, she is still recommended because of her wide coverage in Abyss. Players can reach high scores through using Argent Knight in Abyss.

ProsCons

Excellent Ice Valkyrie Carry

At least SS

Wide Coverage in Abyss

Stygian Nymph Valkyrie Profile

Stygian Nymph Valkyrie Profile

2. Stygian Nymph

She is an excellent Quantum Type Valkyrie. Although she has less coverage in Abyss, she is very useful in Memorial Arena due to her instant Quantum Implosion from her Ultimate Skill. Not only does she provide excellent Quantum Implosion for Quantum Type Bosses, she also provides Time Fracture. These abilities definitely make her a great choice in Memorial Arena.

ProsCons

Excellent Quantum Type Valkyrie

Less Coverage in Abyss

Great Source for Quantum Implosion

Herrscher of the Void Valkyrie Profile

Herrscher of the Void Valkyrie Profile

3. Herrscher of the Void

She is the oldest Herrscher available in the game. She is an excellent Physical Valkyrie. However, she has less utilization in end game content.

ProsCons

Excellent Physical Valkyrie

Less Utilization in End Game

Great Time Fracture Abilitiy

Herrscher of Sentience Valkyrie Profile

Herrscher of Sentience Valkyrie Profile

Farming Fragments From Expansion Supply

Here are the fragments you should farm from Expansion Supply.

1. Herrscher of Sentience

She is an excellent Physical Carry/Support Valkyrie. Impair, gather, and Time Fracture are just some of the available utilities you can get from this valkyrie. In fact, she does not only provide a lot of buffs and debuffs, but she can also deal excellent DPS to her enemies. She is definitely the best investment for your crystals.

ProsCons

Excellent Support/DPS

Crystal Investment

Can be used w/ Farmable Gear

High Utility

Herrscher of Flamescion Valkyrie Profile

Herrscher of Flamescion Valkyrie Profile

2. Herrscher of Flamescion

At this time of writing, she is probably the best Fire Valkyrie in the game. With full equipment, she'll have a wide coverage in most of the end game content.

ProsCons

Excellent Fire Valkyrie Carry

Best used w/ End Game Gear

High Utility in End Game

Azure Empyrea Valkyrie Profile

Azure Empyrea Valkyrie Profile

3. Azure Empyrea

She is the best universal elemental support. She can provide significant boost to all elemental damage. However, she might be replaced by a powerful element-specific support in most teams. But she is still recommended in Nirvana.

ProsCons

Excellent Elemental Support Valkyrie

Can be replaced by Element-Specific Support Valkyrie

Highly Recommended in Nirvana

Herrscher of Thunder Valkyrie Profile

Herrscher of Thunder Valkyrie Profile

4. Herrscher of Thunder

She is the best Lightning Valkyrie Carry. Despite the addition of new valkyries, she is still one of the best options for most bosses in end game content.

ProsCons

Excellent Lightning Valkyrie

Best w/ Full Gear

High Utility in Memorial Arena

Herrscher of Reason Valkyrie Profile

Herrscher of Reason Valkyrie Profile

5. Herrscher of Reason

She is an excellent Ice Valkyrie Carry. In fact, she has one of the highest DPS in the game. And this can easily be achieved since she doesn't need a huge investment to utilize her.

ProsCons

Excellent Ice Valkyrie Carry

Low Utility in End Game

High DPS w/ Low Investment

Starchasm Nyx Valkyrie Profile

Starchasm Nyx Valkyrie Profile

6. Starchasm Nyx

She is an excellent Ice Valkyrie Carry. She is the best end game option for Ice Valkyries. Although she has wide coverage in Abyss and in end game content, she highly depends on gear and team valkyries.

ProsCons

End Game Ice Valkyrie

Team and Gear Dependent

Wide Abyss Coverage

Dea Anchora Valkyrie Profile

Dea Anchora Valkyrie Profile

7. Dea Anchora

She is an excellent Fire Valkyrie Carry. She used to be the best option in bosses for Fire Valkyrie Teams. However, her utility is getting less due to the addition of Herrscher of Flamescion. Despite that, she still remains a top scorer in most of her covered bosses. And she is also highly recommended in Nirvana.

ProsCons

Excellent Fire Valkyrie Carry

Less Utility due to Herrscher of Flamescion

Wide Abyss Coverage

Bright Knight: Excelsis Valkyrie Profile

Bright Knight: Excelsis Valkyrie Profile

8. Bright Knight: Excelsis

She is an excellent Physical Valkyrie Carry. She is mostly useful in end game content. In fact, she is only recommended in Nirvana. Although she might only be used in end game content, she is still useful since she holds the top score in a couple of bosses in end game content.

ProsCons

Excellent Physical Valkyrie Carry

At least SS

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