Subquests are optional quests separate from the main story. Doing these subquests will not affect your main story progress in any way but it is highly recommended to do them whenever they’re available because of the useful rewards you can get from them. In our Sub-quests Overview article, we will discuss how Sub-quests work in the game and why it is important to tackle them before moving on with the main story.
Valkyrie Elysium is the latest title of the renowned Valkyrie series. Play as the Valkyrie as she purifies the land from evil in a collapsing world as Ragnarok looms. Summon the souls of chosen warriors called Einherjars to assist you in combat and unleash the power of Divine Arts to smite your foes.
Normally in RPG games, optional side quests allow you to take a break from the main storyline and tackle other stuff like grinding, knowing characters through their backstories, expanding on the story, and more. Best of all, side quests usually give access to very useful rewards that you will not get from the main story. In Valkyrie Elysium, side quests are called “subquests” which pretty much functions as what you would normally expect from optional quests but with some caveats.
There are two types of subquests:
* Accepted on the main story levels
* Accepted from Valhalla/Asgard
It is important to know that Subquests in Valkyrie Elysium are considered as separate instances. That means after accepting a subquest in the main quest, you’re just technically “unlocking” it. You won’t be able to tackle or complete it immediately; you have to finish the current level to return to Asgard and start the subquest from there. These subquests are usually given by formless souls or NPCs. Their locations will be visible on the map so check the map often.
There are also subquests found in Asgard. Some of these become automatically available during intermission (the interval between two main stories) so you just need to consult your map to see if there’s a subquest available to be accepted or unlocked.
Additionally, each of your einherjars will have their own subquests related to their backstories. These subquests will have the same title and will incrementally increase as you complete the preceding one. These subquests will unlock new moves for them as well as new divine arts that you can use.
There is no time restraint or limit for subquests so you don’t really need to do them immediately. However, if you wait too long or progress too far ahead, some rewards might lose their value. For example, you might get the stronger version of a divine art but the reward for the subquest you’ve yet to accept is the weaker version.
After accepting a subquest, you can now tackle it. To do this, you have to access the globe back in Asgard and select the subquest from there to get transported back to the region where it is assigned to. Subquests take place in the same map as the story levels in the region. However, you won’t be exploring the entirety of the map. Normally, a small portion of the map will be closed off or opened so you really don’t need to explore that much.
Finally, almost all subquests have the same objective: proceed in a linear level and clear waves, and waves of monsters. After clearing the area, you can just collect the chest to complete the subquest. There are some minor differences like giving the retrieved item back to an NPC that requested it but the whole design remains practically the same.
Subquests are repeatable. That means you can tackle the same subquest over and over again. The normal or common chests within them get reloaded as well so you can collect the same items, making it easier to stock up. Of course, the main rewards like weapons, divine arts, ambrosia’s etc are one-time rewards only and will not be reloaded when you repeat a previously-completed subquest.
Repeating a subquest is usually done if you need to farm specific gems needed to upgrade your weapons and Valkyrie’s skills. The difficulty of a subquest will also determine its drops. For example, in the Lucardan territory, the easier subquests will allow you to farm Ruby Gems. However, if you tackle harder subquests in the same region, you can get Silver Gems as well.
Additionally, repeating subquests is also a great way to farm for Weapon Proficiency
. Subquest are normally isolated portions of the main story maps and the objectives are generally the same anyway - fight off waves and waves of monsters and open the chest reward at the end of the level.
That concludes our Sub-quests Overview for Valkyrie Elysium. Please check out our online guide for the game and other articles for more Valkyrie Elysium content!