Special Operation 5 is the series of tasks in Marvel: Avengers Alliance that is required to unlock the unique hero Valkyrie. This special operation is the only way to obtain this hero and completing it takes planning and skill. The following guide will walk you through all of the steps necessary to complete this operation and unlock this rare hero.
Unstable ISO-8 – Before you start, you will need to understand how ISO-8 works. Every threat and deploy in this special operation will cost you 10 ISO-8 and every boss and mini-boss will cost you 20 ISO-8. You start with a stockpile of ISO-8 and can collect more in a number of ways. Friends can send you ISO-8 as a free gift, you can collect ISO-8 as a drop during battles, including PvP battles, you can gain ISO-8 from special Playdom offers, and you can possibly gain ISO-8 from the daily spin. In order to get enough ISO-8 to complete this special operation, you will want to log in every day and collect up to 50 from friend gifts and hopefully as many as 1000 from the daily spin. Also, keep an eye on the Playdom webpage and forum for news of any free offers.
Operation Overview – In order to complete the operation and unlock Valkyrie, you need to complete all 25 tasks associated with the special operation. You need to complete them in order and you only have 37 days once you start the first task to do so. The time limit is what makes this difficult. In order to stay within the time limit, you need to complete each task without wasting time. The majority of the tasks require you to perform actions during one of the three special operation missions.
Task 1 – In order to complete the first tasks, you need to defeat three escaped prisoners. The first two threats in the first mission will have three escaped prisoners between them. Defeat those threats and you are done.
Task 2 – The second task can and should be completed in a regular mission. All you need to do is complete a deploy. Complete this in a regular mission in order to save ISO-8.
Tasks 3 – 5 – In order, you need to defeat any mini-boss in mission 1 of the special operation, defeat 3 jotun, and then defeat Enchantress. If you haven’t already revealed a mini-boss, complete threats in mission 1 until you do. Preferably complete threats that have no or few jotun. After you have defeated a mini-boss, complete threats with jotun. They will be plenty. Finally, once you have unlocked Enchantress, defeat her.
Task 6 – Defeating Enchantress will allow you to research the mead horn and you must do so to complete this task. The mead horn takes 8 hours to research and will cost you 60 ISO-8. Try to do this overnight so as to best save time for this special operation.
Task 7 – To complete the 7th task, you will need to collect 10 ISO-8. The best way to do this is to avoid accepting any gifts when you log in. As soon as you complete the previous task, this task will appear. Once you receive this task, go back to your gift tab and collect your ISO-8 for the day. You will need to reload your game, but once you do you will complete the task.
Task 8 – To complete this task you will need to defeat a mini-boss in the 2nd special operation mission. Completing task 7 will have unlocked that mission, so simply fight threats until you reveal a mini-boss and then defeat the mini-boss.
Tasks 9 – 10 – Task 9 requires you return to mission 1. This means you will have to complete mission 2 and then return and tackle mission 1 again. To complete task 9 you will need to use Valkyrie’s Dragonfang ability three times in battle. Valkyrie is a team-up character in both mini-boss fights and the boss fight. You can either do this slowly by using Dragonfang in every fight or you can only attack with Valkyrie in during a mini-boss fight until you have used the Dragonfang attack three times. Either way this is an easy task to complete, and once you complete the mission, you should easily have earned your second star, which will complete the 10th task. Also, make sure to use at least 3 distress calls while performing these tasks. Do not re-collect these distress calls. This will help you in a later task.
Task 11 – When you complete task 10 you will obtain Laufey’s Knife. To complete task 11, you need to research the upgrade to that knife. This research will cost you 80 ISO-8 and will take 24 hours to complete. Start your research and take a break.
Tasks 12 – 13 – Task 12 requires that you defeat Executioner, the boss of the 2nd mission. You will need to complete threats in mission 2 until you reveal the boss. Then simply defeat him. Once you have defeated him, visit your friends and re-collect the distress calls you used in the previous tasks. Once you get three of them, you will have completed task 13.
Tasks 14 – 15 – To complete task 14, you will need to take 2 Asgardians into battle. If you have purchased either Thor or Sif as heroes, this is easy. Simply complete two threats in a regular mission teamed up with either one. If you haven’t you have two options. First, you can perform special operations missions until you face a mini-boss or boss. During those missions you will automatically team up with an Asgardian. The better option is to do the regular mission 1-4 until you team up for the boss battle. Intentionally lose the battle the first time and then win the second. After you complete task 14, simply send three heroes on the 3 minute flight deck mission. When they are done, you will have completed task 15.
Task 16 – When you complete task 15 you will be rewarded with Odin’s Cane. You need to research the upgrade in order to complete this task. The research will take 48 hours and cost 120 ISO-8. Make sure to log in on the following day for free ISO-8, but on the second day, do not collect ISO-8 as gifts from your friends when you log in.
Tasks 17 – 19 – These three tasks are difficult to complete quickly unless you properly prepared. Start mission 3 and fight threats until you reveal a mini-boss. Try to fight as few Illusionary Loki as possible while doing so. It is worth spending ISO-8 on deploys in order to limit the number of threats you fight. When you reveal a mini-boss, fight it and use Valkyrie’s Sacrificial Blessing power as soon as the fight starts. That will complete the first task. Lose to the boss intentionally and then defeat five Illusionary Loki in threats to complete the second of these tasks. Finally, collect your gifts for the day and make sure to collect at least 20 ISO-8 from friends. You will need to reload your game, but you will have completed all three of these tasks.
Task 20 – By this point you should have revealed all mini-bosses and bosses in mission 3, but not have defeated any of them. Fight each of the mini-bosses solo and defeat each one. After you have defeated both sets of mini-bosses, you will complete this task.
Tasks 21 – 23 – At this point, do not fight the boss of mission 3. Instead fight and win a PvP battle. Doing this will let you complete task 21. Then to complete task 22, fight the boss of mission 3. Use Valkyrie’s Flight of the Valkyrie attack three times during the battle. Once you have done so, intentionally lose the battle. Using the ability will complete task 22. To complete task 23, fight the boss a second time and win this time.
Task 24 – This task is one of the main reasons you need to conserve ISO-8. In order to complete this task you need to get 3 stars on all three missions. This requires replaying the missions until your total score earns you three stars. You should have enough time if you collect your ISO-8 every day, but it will take a while, most likely in the range of two weeks.
Task 25 – This task requires that you defeat the epic boss in the first mission of the special operation. In order to defeat the epic boss you need to defeat every threat, every mini-boss, the boss, and perform every deploy. Perform deploys as soon as they become available in order to make sure you don’t miss any and fight the mini-bosses alone rather than in a group with the boss. The complicated thing here is that you will need to have purchased four heroes to unlock the epic boss: Beast, Kitty Pryde, Storm, and Wolverine. You have two choices if you don’t have them. The first choice is to farm command points quickly. If this is your choice, start doing this from the first day of the special operation. You second choice is to spend 25 gold to simply complete the task without defeating the epic boss. This is a good idea for anyone who doesn’t have these heroes and doesn’t have enough command points to buy them.