- This article is about the Takara Tomy version. For the Takara Tomy version, see Energy Layer - Strike Valtryek V3.
Strike God Valkyrie (ストライクゴッドヴァルキリー, Sutoraiku Goddo Varukirī) is an Energy Layer released by Takara Tomy as part of the Burst System as well as the God Layer System. It debuted in Japan with the release of the B-96 Mugen Beystadium DX Set on October 21st, 2017.
Takara Tomy's Strike God Valkyrie is a God Valkyrie Layer that has been fitted with the Strike God Chip. The Strike God Chip fits into the upper center of the Layer and acts as a Metal God Chip while also disabling God Valkyrie's gimmick, the Bound Wings.
With the Bound Attack gimmick disabled, Strike God Valkyrie’s wings are locked back into their furthest point which consolidates the Layer’s primary wings into one piece and exposes another small point of contact. This new contact point is meant to work with the existing points of contact to, in theory, create a three hit “Barrage Attack”. In practice however, this instead reduces the recoil by covering up the primary blade. Fortunately, the lack of spring means that the impact is not cushioned and ensures that the Attack potential of Strike God Valkyrie exceeds that of its predecessor. However, this also means that Burst risk is heavily increased due to the uncushioned impacts against the wide wings, akin to Legend Spriggan's Left-Spin Mode, though the recoil reducing sub-wings covering the primary wing and strong teeth can compensate.
While Strike God Valkyrie has greater Burst Attack than its predecessor, the weight increase given by the Strike God Chip is too minuscule to allow the Layer to compare with the weights of current top-tier Attack Layers such as Sieg Xcalibur.
While Takara Tomy's Strike God Valkyrie has genuinely greater Burst Attack potential, the Layer is still too light to be usable in the current meta game and the greater recoil increases the Self-Burst risk.
As such, Takara Tomy's Strike God Valkyrie is recommended for collection purposes only.