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Ultimate Ability: Valkyrie
Transformation ultimate type
Self-buff ability type
9 m/s movement speed
Lasts 15 seconds

Valkyrie unleashes the full power of Mercy's Valkyrie Suit, enhancing her weapons and abilities for 15 seconds.

Default Key: (PC Q.png, PS Tri.png, XB Y.png)
"Heroes never die!"


For 15 seconds, Mercy is able to fly freely, and move at an increased movement speed. The player is able to make her fly higher with the Jump button (Default: PC Space.png/PS X.png/XB A.png), and fly lower with the Crouch button (Default: PC LCtrl.png/PS O.png/XB B.png). Because she has total control over her in-air movement, Angelic Descent is unable to be used while Valkyrie is active.

During the ultimate, all of Mercy's weapons and abilities become stronger:

  • Mercy's maximum movement speed increases to 9m/s and she can move in any direction
  • The Caduceus Staff's range is extended by double (30m), its healing per second is raised to 60, and its healing/damage boost chains to targets within a 10m radius from the primary target. Extra beams ignores enemy barriers.
  • The Caduceus Blaster is given infinite ammo.
  • Guardian Angel has increased range and movement speed.
  • Mercy's regenerating health is no longer interrupted when damage is taken.

An allied and player-controlled Mercy will say "Heroes never die!", while an enemy Mercy will say "Helden sterben nicht!"


  • Mercy's "Heroes never die!" voice line changes with some of her Legendary skins.
    • The Imp and Devil skins change it to "Heroes never die… for a price."
    • The Sigrún and Valkyrie skins change it to "Til Valhalla!"
    • The Witch skin changes it to "My servants never die!"
    • The Winged Victory changes it to "Onwards, to victory!"
    • Pink and Combat Medic Ziegler skins still use the original "Heroes never die!"
  • In the first week of PTR patch 1.15, Valkyrie had a different icon.
  • During a part of the 1.15 PTR, Mercy had different quotes for Valkyrie's activation. They were "Amplifying biotic stream!" for a player-controlled and friendly Mercy, and "Valkyire-Kampfprozeduren aktiviert!" for an enemy Mercy.
  • From September 19, 2017 to April 10, 2018, Valkyrie's activation quotes were "I will watch over you!" for an allied and player-controlled Mercy and "Gemeinsam kämpfen wir!" for an enemy Mercy.

Patch Changes

  • Overwatchemblem black.png October 15, 2019 Patch: Extra beams ignores enemy barriers.
  • Overwatchemblem black.png November 13, 2018 Patch: Ultimate cost reduced 15%; Healing per second increased from 50 to 60
  • Overwatchemblem black.png January 30, 2018 Patch: No longer makes Resurrect instant; No longer grants a bonus Resurrect charge; The speed bonus Guardian Angel receives when activating Valkyrie has been decreased by 50%; Duration reduced from 20 seconds to 15 seconds
  • Overwatchemblem black.png November 16, 2017 Patch: While active, Resurrect no longer has a cast time; While active, casting Resurrect does not reduce Mercy's movement speed.
  • Overwatchemblem black.png October 17, 2017 Patch: No longer resets or reduces Resurrection's cooldown, providing an extra 'charge' instead.
  • Overwatchemblem black.png September 19, 2017 Patch: Valkyrie replaces Resurrect as Mercy's ultimate ability.
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