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Nibelung Valesti (Japanese: ニーベルン・ヴァレスティ, Niberun Varesuti) is the Purify Weird Soul/Soul Crush attack of Lenneth, Hrist, Silmeria, Alicia, and Valkyrie in Valkyrie Profile, Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria and Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume. In the first two games, it has three different versions, which are used under different circumstances. In the third game, only one version is used.

Valkyrie ProfileEdit

Mad dance. Move changes with weapon.
Valkyrie Profile description (sword)
Multiple-strike arrow attack. Move changes with weapon.
Valkyrie Profile description (bow)
It shall be engraved upon your soul! Divine Assault — Nibelung Valesti!
—Lenneth performing Nibelung Valesti

Since Lenneth can equip swords or bows, she has access to a grand total of six different versions of Nibelung Valesti: three with the sword and three with the bow.

Level 1Edit

Nibelung Valesti (Valkyrie Profile, Level 1)
Sword Bow
Hits 8 12
Multipliers 0.5x * 8 0.5x * 12
Charge Time 4
Gauge increase 53 84
Direction -
Weapons Antler Sword
Bastard Sword
Beast Slayer
Broad Sword
Colichemarde
Daemon Slayer
Damascus Sword
Dragon Slayer
Estoc
Faim Fenn
Flamberg
Flare Baselard
Glare Sword
Icicle Sword
Jewelled Blade "Grimrist"
Long Sword
Moonflax
Pallasch
Valkyrie-Favor
Viking Sword
Walloon Sword
Wassail-Rapier
Bolt-Crossbow
Composite Bow
Cranequin-Crossbow
Crossbow
Long Bow
Mage Slayer
Rapid Bow
Rapid-Crossbow
Raven Slayer
Short Bow
Soul Slayer
Windlass-Crossbow

The sword version is best used as the second PWS in a chain, as it does not add enough energy to be used third, but will help maximize the damage of subsequent PWS. The bow version, however, generates enough energy to be used third in a PWS chain, and each deals more hits than the sword version.

Level 2Edit

Nibelung Valesti (Valkyrie Profile, Level 2)
Sword Bow
Hits 9 13
Multipliers 0.5x * 8 + 2x 0.5x * 12 + 2x
Charge Time 4
Gauge increase 59 90
Direction -
Weapons Demon Sword "Levantine"
Gram
Holy Sword "Seraphy"
Ice Coffin
Lightning Edge
Magic Blade "Cromrea"
Radiance Sword
Reiter Pallasch
Ruin's Fate
Scarlet Forge
Schweizer Sword
Sinclair Saber
Slashing Sword "Farewell"
Sword of Silvans
Arbalest
Berserker Bow
Bolt-Aqqar
Crescent Arrow
Elven Bow
Fire-Crossbow
Foul Slayer
Last Avenger
Serstine-Lock-Gun
Shiny Rupture
Supreme Crossbow

Just like Level 1, Level 2's sword version is best used as the second PWS in a chain, as it does not add enough energy to be used third, but will help maximize the damage of subsequent PWS. The bow version, however, generates enough energy to be used third in a PWS chain, and each deals more hits than the sword version.

Level 3Edit

Nibelung Valesti (Valkyrie Profile, Level 3)
Sword Bow
Hits 10 14
Multipliers 0.5x * 8 + 2x + 5x 0.5x * 12 + 2x + 5x
Charge Time 4
Gauge increase 65 96
Direction -
Weapons Angel Slayer
Dainslef
Glance Reviver
Razor Shaft

The sword version generates enough energy to be used as the third PWS in a chain and deals enough hits to contribute significantly to the damage output of the fourth PWS. The bow version generates the most energy of all PWS in the game and is the second most powerful PWS in the game, behind Ether Strike.

Valkyrie Profile 2: SilmeriaEdit

Nibelung Valesti OneEdit

Alicia starts the game with the first version of Nibelung Valesti.

Hits: 8
Increase to gauge: 52
Battle quote: "Now is the time! Finishing strike: Nibelung Valesti!"

This version is best used as the second Soul Crush in a chain, as it does not add enough energy to be used third, but will help maximize the damage of subsequent Soul Crushes.

Nibelung Valesti TwoEdit

After defeating the White Dragon Mini-Boss in Yggdrasil in Chapter 5, Alicia will be able to use Nibelung Valesti Two. This is also the version used by Hrist, Lenneth and Silmeria, the only difference being the colour palette used for each attack (purple for Hrist, blue for Lenneth, yellow for Silmeria).

Hits: 8
Increase to gauge: 58
Battle quotes: "Gather, crushing ice! Finishing strike: Nibelung Valesti!" (Alicia)
"It shall be engraved upon your very soul! Divine assault: Nibelung Valesti!" (Hrist)
"It shall be engraved upon your soul! Divine assault: Nibelung Valesti!" (Lenneth)
"Engrave it on your soul! Nibelung Valesti! Go!" (Silmeria)

Just like version one, this version is best used as the second Soul Crush in a chain, as it does not add enough energy to be used third, but will help maximize the damage of subsequent Soul Crushes.

Nibelung Valesti ThreeEdit

Valkyrie is the only character who can use this version.

Hits: 9
Increase to gauge: 64
Battle quotes: "In the name of the Valkyries! Divine assault: Nibelung Valesti! Purify them!"
"Hear the screams of the soul! Divine assault: Nibelung Valesti! Purify them!"

This version generates enough energy to be used as the third PWS in a chain and deals enough hits to contribute significantly to the damage output of the fourth PWS.

Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the PlumeEdit

Only one version of Nibelung Valesti exists in this game, used by both Hrist and Lenneth. However, it is visually reminiscent of Nibelung Valesti Three from the two previous games.

Description: Binds its victim still to receive the sacred lance hurled from on high.
Hits: 10
Increase to gauge: 5 x 10 = 50
Battle quote: "It shall be engraved upon your soul! Divine assault: Nibelung Valesti!" (Hrist and Lenneth)

This iteration of Nibelung Valesti is best used as the second Soul Crush in a chain, as it does not add enough energy to be used third, but will help maximize the damage of subsequent Soul Crushes.

EtymologyEdit

Nibelung is probably a reference to the Nibelungenlied, which tells the story of Brynhild and Sigurd, on which Lenneth's and Lucian's story is loosely based. The word itself is widely used in Germanic legends and has an unclear etymology, but probably has roots on the German word nebel, which means "mist".[1] Valesti could be derived from the Latin verb valere, which means "to be strong".[2]

Therefore, the combination is both a reference to the Norse mythology and the strength of the attack.

VideoEdit

Valkyrie ProfileEdit

Valkyrie Profile 2: SilmeriaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Nebel
  2. http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/valeo#Latin
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