Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Review: Valkyrie’s Embrace

If all monsters you control are “Valkyrie” monsters: Target 1 Attack Position “Valkyrie” monster you control and 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; change your monster to Defense Position, and if you do, banish that opponent’s monster. You cannot Special Summon monsters the turn you activate this card, except “Valkyrie” monsters. You can only activate 1 “Valkyrie’s Embrace” per turn.

Valkyrie’s strategies are special summoning Valkyrie monsters and banishing the opponent’s cards to gain an advantage. Valkyrie’s Embrace is the perfect card for this strategy. It removes one of your opponent’s monsters from the field. The deck has cards with synergy, and those cards gain additional effects for the number of your opponent’s ban cards. Valkyrie’s Embrace is one of the best cards in the deck.


Valkyrie’s Embrace targets your Valkyrie monster in attack position and one of your opponent’s face-up monsters. Then, the spell card changes your Valkyrie monster to defense position and banishes your opponent’s monster! This is an effective method to banish a troublesome card. You are only losing the ability to declare an attack with one of your Valkyries, and it is worth the cost against the game’s best monsters.

Furthermore, Valkyrie’s Embrace is the perfect answer against cards with effects to prevent opponents from destroying them by effect. This card bypasses that protection because it banishes them. Many cards with effects to prevent destruction are vulnerable to banishment.

Pure Valkyrie

Finally, you can only special summon Valkyrie monsters for the remainder of the turn when you activate this card. This restriction does not hinder the deck. You are only playing Valkyrie monsters in the deck. Thus, you can continue special summoning Valkyrie monsters. Your deck will maintain its consistency.

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Card Rating

Overall, Valkyrie’s Embrace is an amazing spell card to play in every Valkyrie deck. I believe banishing monsters is a powerful strategy to counter many decks. Your opponent loses access to his or her best monster. I recommend playing a full set of three copies of Valkyrie’s Embrace in your deck. It is a consistent and effective card.

Card Rating: 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

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