With a pick rate of 78,33% in 360 maps, Sage is an option to consider when choosing a set-up. Her abilities’ kit is reliable in attack but also in defence. As you know, Sage can play as a healer with the Resurrection and the Healing Orb, but her Barrier is handy when it comes to intel work.
With a pick rate of 48,33% is Sova who specializes in scouting and reconnaissance. Sova’s entire kit is built around finding the enemies and marking them for his allies. Recon arrow has become a gold ability for scouting. Just find a nice and safe place to shoot and get that info for your team. Sova’s abilities have proven not only useful but low-risk, and this agent is versatile enough to always be an option in the current Valorant meta.
My favourite agent for now, maybe because I never get tired of playing Junkrat in Overwatch. The boom bot is not as complete as the recon arrow but is a natural and low-risk ability, too. The information you can get is not the same, but at least you can cause some damage if it runs into someone. Her ultimate is vital when defending.
This agent is perfect for denying vision which can be useful when you have to deal with agents like Sova, for example. Sky Smoke becomes instrumental when you want to attack a bomb site or control a team fight. His ultimate is nothing to joke about if it gets you trying to defend an open space. Is most used for defending rather than attacking.
This aggressive flame thrower is the right option for the most energetic duelists of Valorant. Its lethality rises in the higher skilled players. His kit turns out to be enough to act on his own against various enemies and getting away with murder with his ultimate. He is the second agent most picked with a 66,67% in 360 maps recorded and has a pretty decent win ratio in defence.
Cypher is one of the weirdest agents I’ve tried, but his abilities in defence are astonishing, because they take advantage of the information like no one else with the cyber cam or the neural theft. It is true that you need to be keen to study every map to know every spot and corner for placing the cyber cam and hiding, but his 56% win ratio in defence is worth the effort.
The South Korean agent is for all of those who love ninjas, lurking and knives. If you know how to move, he is a valid duelist to choose. Move as fast as a thunderbolt with the updraft and the tailwind and leave your opponent looking like a Gruyere cheese with blade storm. I get a lot of Genji vibes when I see her running. As with Genji, I would not say she is easy to play even without the accuracy penalization of blade storm. Apart from that, she is an excellent playmaker for solo queue and has a 64.44% pick ratio.
Omen, this darker version of Reaper or The Spy in Team Fortress, is another agent for the lurkers. He’s in Tier B because maybe he isn’t right for every situation, and the current meta seems to need higher strength to get the job done by himself in solo Q. His set has room for trickery and creativity, and combined with Brimstone, he can be dangerous. Some high-level teams choose him over Jett, but his win rate in attack and defence is in 50,21% and 47,6% respectively.
Breach is meant for those with an in-depth map knowledge, and his set relies on the architecture. Apart from this, the Swedish initiator makes a great combo with Sova. Good players will find multiple ways to ambush the opposite team with these two agents. Right now, he is one of the weakest agents of the game and has a pick rate around 24%, but some high-level teams include him in their setups.
Very situational and maybe too teamplay dependent, Viper uses poison and area-of-effect-abilities to inflict damage. She works better on the attacker side, but her ultimate is not hard to counter. She appeared in the ESPN Invitational, though her abilities did not shine as much as expected. Not the best choice for Solo Q.
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