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Strike Valtryek V3, known as Strike God Valkyrie (ストライクゴッドヴァルキリー, Sutoraiku Goddo Varukirī) in Japan, is an Energy Layer released as part of the Burst System as well as the God Layer System. It debuted with the release of the B-96 Infinite Stadium DX Set on October 21st, 2017. It later debuted in western countries with the release of the Battle Tower.

Description

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; its spring-loaded 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 recoil by covering up the primary blade. Fortunately, the lack of a 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 its risk of Bursts is heavily increased due to the non-cushioned 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 of the Takara Tomy release 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.

Overall

While 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. Furthermore, with the release of Cho-Z Layers such as Winning Valkyrie and Buster Xcalibur, Strike God Valkyrie is too light to be competitive.

As such, Strike God Valkyrie is recommended for collection purposes only.

Differences in the Hasbro Version

Unlike Takara Tomy's Strike God Valkyrie, Hasbro's Strike Valtryek V3 is purely a cosmetic change with the Bound Attack gimmick still in place. As such, it is no different than Genesis Valtryek V3 and thus one should refer to the Genesis Valtryek V3 page for information on performance. However, it should be noted that Strike Valtryek V3 features weakened slopes, making it prone to losses by Burst. As such, one should choose Genesis Valtryek V3 over Strike Valtryek V3.

As such, Strike Valtryek V3 is also recommended for collection purposes only.

Products

Takara Tomy

Hasbro

Gallery

Takara Tomy

Hasbro

Trivia

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