Thursday, 10 February 2011

Yu-Gi-Oh Card Review: Valkyrie of the Nordic Ascendant

Happy thursday readers!

Today, i want to review one of the nordics, since i haven't actually reviewed one yet. I was a bit undecisive but i finally chose Valkyrie of the Nordic Ascendant.

This little fairy tuner has 400 attack and 800 defence. It's a level 2 which makes 400 attack a little low, but it's effect is why you should run 2-3 in any nordic deck.

When you normal summon this card, if your opponent controls a monster and you have no other cards on the field, you can remove from play two nordic monsters from your hand to special summon two Einherjar tokens in defence position, which have 1000 attack and defence, and are level 4.

Now instantly, this effect should be screaming "Level 10" or more specifically "Odin" in your head right now. With Valkyrie at level 2, and the two tokens at level 4 each, thats level 10 in total. And now you have all you need to synchro summon Odin, Father of the Aesir. There is no easier way to summon him than this card.

Also, Valkyrie lets you remove from play any 2 nordic monsters for its effect. That could be Tanngrisnir of the nordic beasts and Svartalf of the nordic alfar, or whatever you want.

But, i think the best two cards you can remove from your hand are two other Valkyries. With burial from a different dimension, you can summon Odin, wait for it to get destroyed, use his effect to remove the Valkyrie you used for its synchro summon, and then activate burial.

Now you have 3 ascendant tuners in your graveyard, which means Odin can revive 3 more times. If you can pull that combo off, then your opponent is in deep trouble.

The only downside is that if you dont summon odin successfully, then you have just -2 yourself because of the effect of Valkyrie.

Time for a nordic decklist.


  1. Where does one get an einharjar token??

  2. Lol.

    Im not sure whether you're joking or not. That particular Token is special summoned by Valkyrie's effect. If you're asking where to get a real copy of the token, it does not exist.