Reyna - Battleborn Character Profile Page
Renowned mercenary, leader of the leaderless. The Battleborn Reyna is a born leader, a nomad and a certified badass. She uses her modified command gauntlet to direct even the most rag tag force into a nearly unstoppable team, shielding them from harm and focusing fire on troublesome enemies.
The unaffiliated free peoples settled on the Detritus Ring asteroid belt and answer to no one, except sometimes Reyna. This faction’s defacto commander leads the ragtag crew when dire circumstances require cooperation. Referred to some as Valkyrie, Reyna is a supportive leader that does all she can to keep her allies in healthy, fighting shape.
While the rest of the Battleborn are refugees from snuffed-out galaxies, Reyna Valeria (known among the rogues as “the Valkyrie”) is native-born to the Solus system. She has tirelessly fought for the survival and freedom of her people. Beyond that, Reyna is also a mentor to the rogues – especially Orendi. Reyna feels personally responsible for Orendi after saving her from the LLC.
If anyone is going to keep your team alive, it’s Reyna. And if there’s anyone Reyna’s going to trash talk, it’s Phoebe. After all, who in the hell wears a ritzy ball gown on the battlefield?
“I love having Reyna on my team. One of my favorite strategies is having Reyna hang back while someone else goes out and lures enemies back to a choke point. Then Reyna shield-boosts our ally, then tags the enemy with Priority Target, which lets us make quick work of our unsuspecting victim!” – Steve Gibson, VP of marketing for Gearbox
- Development Name: RogueCommander
- Character Concept:
- Character Designer:
- Character Concept Artist: Amanda Christensen
- Voice: Kenneisha Thompson
- There is a MentalMars Reference inside one of Reyna’s lore challenges.
- The voice of Reyna is done by Kenneisha Thompson who also did the voice of Lady Hammerlock in Borderlands the Pre-Sequel.
- During development Reyna’s ‘Shield Booster’ skill was called “Overwatch”.
- Also during development her Ultimate ability was called “Nick Of Time” and would let her teleport to her allies.
Reyna’s primary attack utilizes her lethal laser pistol to deal damage to her enemies. It’s certainly more effective than shouting, “pew pew pew!” at the enemies. Also, remember to hold your gun sideways for effect. It’s a thing.
Reyna’s secondary attack launches shield-melting plasma pulses from her command gauntlet, dealing 50% bonus damage to shields.
Applies an overshield to a target ally that blocks up to 234 damage over the next 8 seconds. During this time Reyna’s Plasma Pulse can charge the target’s shield.
Cooldown: 14 seconds
When Reyna places a Shield Booster overshield on an ally she receives one as well.
Cooldown: 60 seconds
During the course of a gameplay session your Battleborn will earn experience points by taking down enemies or complete challenges. By earning enough XP Points your Hero will level up and gets presented a choice between two different augmentations in the Helix skill tree. Per level you can only choose one of these skills to enhance your character’s abilities.
Reyna’s Helix skill trees:
When a Shield Booster overshield is applied, it instantly restores a portion of the wearer’s shield. +120 Shield Heal
Increases the speed and range of Priority Target’s homing blast. If Priority Target fails to mark a target, half the cooldown is refunded. +67% Attack Speed and Range
Plasma Pulse shots home in on enemies marked with Priority Target.
Reyna’s Laser Pistol and Plasma Pulse briefly slow enemies marked with Priority Target. +1.5 Seconds Slow Duration
Plasma Pulse fire explodes on impact, dealing damage to nearby enemies.
Increases Laser Pistol damage. +18% Laser Pistol Damage
Increases the damage dealt by Laser Pistol based on the heat level of Plasma Pulse. up to +50% Laser Pistol Damage
When a Shield Booster overshield is applied, it instantly restores a portion of the wearer’s health. +260 Health
When a Shield Booster overshield is applied, it explodes, damaging nearby enemies. +208 Damage
THE BEST DEFENSE
Each Shield Booster overshield increases all damage dealt by the earer until it expires or breaks. +16% Damage Amplification
While Failsafe is active, all of Reyna’s active cooldowns are reduced. -15% Cooldown time for All Skills
Prevents Reyna’s Plasma Pulse from overheating while failsafe is active.
Increases the amount of damage absorbed by a Shield Booster overshield before it breaks. +112 Overshield
Increases initial impact damage of Priority Target. +15% Damage
Shield Booster removes all debuffs from the wearer when applied.
When Plasma Pulse damages an enemy’s shield, a portion of that damage is restored to Reyna’s shield. Does not function while Reyna’s shield is down. +20% Shield Steal
Increases Plasma Pulse’s base damage. +18% Plasma Pulse Damage
Increases the duration of Priority Target’s debuff effects. +4 Seconds Duration
Increases extra damage suffered by enemies marked by Priority Target. +16% Damage Amplification
CALLING THE SHOTS (Unlock Rank 9)
If an enemy marked by Priority Target is killed, the skill’s cooldown is immediately reset.
Increases Shield Booster overshield duration. +6 Seconds Duration
A portion of the damage absorbed by a Shield Booster overshield is reflected back at the attacker. +15% Damage Reflection
Disables the shields of all enemies within Photonic Ward’s area of effect.
Increases the duration of Photonic Ward and causes the shield to follow Reyna as she moves. +4 Seconds Duration
Activating Photonic Ward grants a Shield Booster overshield to all nearby allies. +234 Overshield for 8 seconds
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Battleborn Character Introductions
- MAKE IT REYNA
Absorb 25,00 damage with Photonic Ward.
- NOW I GOT THEIR BACK
Use Plasma Pulse to drain 150 enemies’ shields.
- THE SIGNAL
Grant an Overshield to 100 allies.
- THE BEST DEFENSE
Kill 100 enemies with Laser Pistol.
- A MARKED IMPROVEMENT TO BATTLE
Enemies marked by Priority Target take a total of 30,000 damage.
Reyna’s legendary gear is rewarded to the player when all lore challenges are completed.
Make It Reyna
(Excerpt from a thread titled “who is the valkerie?????”, found on the Free Solus Forums.)
– firecat3 – 2 days ago
Another Valkyrie sighting. Thought she stayed in the Detritus Ring with her peeps? Got some footage I’ll post later that puts her on Tempest.
– byebyestar – 2 days ago
what she doing at Rendain’s house? Knockin’ on teh door lolz
– mentalmarmot – 2 days ago
I’ve seen her there several times on the stations I monitor. Something big is going down, I’m guessing. I hear she likes to fight for lost causes.
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– firecat3 – 1 day ago
@mentalmarmot: Lost causes?
– wtf1221 – 5h ago
How do you think she earned that nickname, “Valkyrie”? She’s got this thing for swooping into desperate situations and sorting out “lost soul” types. I was caught in a raid on one of the abandoned UPR bases on Ekkunar, got pinned down by Woodsworn rangers, arrows everywhere, thought I was dead.
Then, there’s this bright light – a shield all around me – and the Valkyrie’s voice yelling in my comms. “Up and at ’em! Get moving! I’ll cover you!” She started lighting up targets in the night, and we put fire right on those damned Eldrid. We took ’em all down in minutes.
Yeah, she took a cut of the goods, but I don’t care. Angel, demon, rogue… whatever. She pulled my cloned ass out of the fire on Ekkunar. Followed a lot of folks in my time, but I’d follow her right into a darkened star if she said jump.
– otcwspftw – 2h ago
roast the space elves! vids or didn’t happen!! j/k ROOOOGUES!
Now I Got THEIR Back
(Excerpt from transcoded messaging session between UPR Captain Trevor Ghalt and Rogue faction leader Reyna Valeria, a.k.a. “The Valkyrie”.)
>>[upr.tghalt]: I like a good chase just as much as the next guy, Ms. Valeria, but I’m going to need you to return that UPR Cruiser that you stole. It was carrying critical supplies for the people of Bliss, and I’ve been issued a signed warrant for your arrest.
~[RogueCommander521]: Critical supplies? Do you mean these crates full of pink blankets and wrestling holo-vids? Trevor, please. I think your men can find something else to warm them up.
~[RogueCommander521]: If YOU need warming, though, you know you hardly need an arrest warrant for that.
>[upr.tghalt]: Those are necessary supplies, Ms. Valeria.
>[upr.tghalt]: They’re also UPR property, and this isn’t the first time you’ve borrowed from us.
>[upr.tghalt]: We may be charitable, but the UPR is NOT a charity.
~[RogueCommander521]: Actually, you know what, I take back what I said. I just loaded up one of these holo-vids and I gotta say, this “El Dragón” guy is actually pretty entertaining.
>[upr.tghalt]: Fine, we’ll do it your way. What’s your favorite color handcuff? We’ll be there shortly.
~[RogueCommander521]: Yeah, I see your search party right here on my screen, Ghalt. I don’t want to tell you how to do your job, but it would probably help if you were on the right side of the star.
~[RogueCommander521]: But as far as handcuffs go, my favorite color is velvet. Be sure to bring two pairs.
>[upr.tghalt]: Reyna, seriously. Enough games. We need those blankets. Even if they ARE pink.
>[upr.tghalt]: Also, wave. I’m watching you through surveillance right now. “Fortune’s Favor”, huh? Interesting name for a flagship, if that’s what the floating antique you captain is.
~[RogueCommander521]: Can’t talk, way too busy watching this idiot clothesline robots.
>[upr.tghalt]: C’mon, Reyna. Let’s do this peacefully. I’d hate to mess up your hair.
~[RogueCommander521]: Yeah, you do send the HUGGIEST of security bots, don’t you?
~[RogueCommander521]: If you want my attention so badly, come find me yourself next time. We could cuddle up and drink some caffe as we watch the sunset. If you’re lucky, I might even LET you mess up my hair. I just stumbled across the most ADORABLE pink blankets…
The Best Defense
// TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS – “Commander’s Slazer”
// Modified UPR Officer Sidearm
Caliber: 9mm BAP (ballistically-activated plasma)
Capacity: 12 rounds
Trigger Pull: 2.35 st.
Weight (fully charged): 2.8 st.
Weight (empty charge): 2.72 st.
Fire Modes: Single-fire, full-auto (on hold)
Technician’s Notes: Rechambered for 9mm BAP (which we have tons of) and stripped out most of the redundant internal systems; should result in a faster rate of fire than the standard UPR model. The only thing to watch out for is an occasional hitch in the reload mechanism. While holding the gun on its side should (in theory) guarantee a smooth reload, I’d advise against firing the weapon in this position, as it will greatly reduce accuracy.
Additional Note: Well, except maybe for you, Commander Valeria. Fire it any way that suits you.
TRANSMISSION CHANNEL: SOLUS SYSTEM
SOURCE: DETRITUS RING, 34352.688 (incomplete_trace), 00952.234
TAG: FREE PEOPLES OF SOLUS
To all free people of Solus – this is Reyna Valeria, and this signal’s for the lost. The tired. The pissed.
You’ve been pushed around your whole life by people who say they know what’s best for you. For all of us. And while the Varelsi sweep through system after system, you’re still doing what they say. Playing by their rules, following their mandates, executing their plans. And now you’re in Solus. And you’re thinking, maybe this isn’t working. Maybe I’m tired of taking orders from idiots who have no friggin’ clue what they’re doing. Maybe there’s some other way.
I’m here to tell you: there is.
Join us in the Detritus Ring. We got ships. We got resources. We got guns – lots and lots of guns. We even have beer! We make it ourselves, and it’s awful, but it does the trick. What we don’t got is a flag. Or commanders, or warlords, or laws, or precepts. We fight for ourselves. We fight for each other. All the joys of living on the edge of extinction, minus all the bullcrap.
Yeah, we’re probably gonna die. Can’t save you from that. But if you die with us, you’ll die free. On your own terms, and for your own cause. And if you’re as fed the hell up as we are, I bet that sounds pretty damn good right now!
Fly with us! Join the Rogues!
A Marked Improvement to Battle
(Note found in a discarded shipping tetra, after a UPR raid of a suspected criminal base on chunk Potsticker VII within the Detritus Ring.)
Gonna need some augmentations to this glove.
The anti-shield pulse is working great in battle, but I’m having some trouble with its tracking. Could you make an adaptation that lets me move the shield with me? Most spider sentries can do this, so if you could take care of that. Thanks.
Also, how’s progress on the reactive overshield coming? Got those augs up? Reflective shields would be great, but I think I’d get more use out of a reactive shield that could drain tagged opponent shields when they’re in close quarters. Been fighting a lot alongside Toby lately, and that little maniac gets frustrated when Berg doesn’t draw blood on first contact.