Valorant Characters List: All Agents and Abilities

This guide will tell you everything you need to know about the characters!

Valorant has emerged as a major esport and taken the world by storm. It has the right combination of gunplay and abilities, and the maps are unique and challenging. No matter which character you choose or how great your gun skills are, the game also comes down to teamwork and coordination.

Choosing the Right Character

There are currently 16 agents in Valorant, each with different skills and uses. You have to choose the right one to match your playing style and to complement the rest of the team. Some characters thrive on pushing opponents while others are more defensive. We’ve made a Valorant character list with all the agents and abilities, so you can decide which is best for you.

Classes

Like in a sports team, every player in Valorant has a different position to play in the team. These are called classes. The four classes in the game are Duelist, Initiator, Controller, and Sentinel.

Duelist
Duelists are the attacking players and the first ones to run into battle. They often have offensive abilities that deal high damage or blind enemies.

Initiator
Initiators set the groundwork for the Duelists to attack. Their abilities are often ranged and can destabilize or disorientate the enemies before the Duelists make their move.

Sentinel
Sentinels support the other players by blocking off areas or using their abilities to gather intelligence. A good Sentinel can often use their tools to lock down a site single-handedly.

Controller
Controllers are experts at blocking off areas to control the enemies’ movements. Their effectiveness relies on misdirection, and they often have ranged abilities that can work from across the map.

Abilities

Every agent in Valorant has two abilities they can purchase at the start of every round. There’s also a signature ability that charges up as they play. Lastly, each agent has an ultimate ability that gets charged by racking up kills and interacting with orbs.

Brimstone

Nationality: USA
Class: Controller
Abilities: Stim Beacon, Incendiary
Signature: Sky Smoke
Ultimate: Orbital Strike

Stim Beacon
Stim Beacon creates a small zone that lasts for 12 seconds. Everyone in the zone gets a 15% increase in their fire rate, reload speed, and recoil recovery. The effects last for a few seconds after leaving the zone.

Incendiary
Brimstone fires a single incendiary grenade that creates a pool of fire on the ground. The grenade can bounce off walls or fire over them. It’s excellent for blocking off areas or damaging enemies behind cover.

Sky Smoke
This ability drops a cloud of smoke onto a particular area to block visibility for 19 seconds. You can have up to three at a time, and they are handy for stopping enemy pushes or slowing them down when defending. Since they are launched remotely they have a long range.

Orbital Strike
This ability brings down a targeted laser beam over a particular area for a duration of four seconds. The effects are devastating, and it can take down multiple enemies if they are in the area. It’s another remote-controlled ability that can be used from range. 

Sova

Nationality: Russia
Class: Initiator
Abilities: Shock Bolt, Owl Drone
Signature: Recon Bolt
Ultimate: Hunter’s Fury

Shock Bolt
The shock bolt is a detonating arrow that can damage players in the area where it lands. You can adjust the range and set it to bounce up to two times before hitting your target.

Owl Drone
Owl Drone sends a remote-controlled recon drone to scout a location. The drone can also fire a tracking dart at an enemy to allow you to keep tabs on their location.

Recon Bolt
The Recon Bolt is similar to the Shock Bolt, but it emits a radar-like signal that detects any enemies in its line of sight. It also has a long range and bounces off walls.

Hunter’s Fury
Hunters Fury fires three energy blasts from your bow. The blasts are deadly can fire through walls from across the map. The energy blast also reveals nearby enemies so you can adjust your aim for the next shot.

Cypher

Nationality: Morocco
Class: Sentinel
Abilities: Trapwire, Cyber Cage
Signature: Spycam
Ultimate: Neural Theft

Trapwire
Trapwire places an invisible beam across an area. Any enemies who trigger it get dazed if they don’t destroy it in time, and it also shows their location.

Cyber Cage
Cyber Cage sets up a wall that blocks vision for seven seconds. It can be placed on any area of the map and activated remotely.

Spycam
The Skycam places a camera that Cypher can activate from anywhere on the map. It can be redeployed, but it can also get destroyed by enemy fire.

Neural Theft
Cypher throws down his hat when an opponent dies, and after a brief delay, it shows the location of the enemy team.

Raze

Nationality: Brazil
Class: Duelist
Abilities: Boom Bot, Blast Pack
Signature: Paint Shells
Ultimate: Showstopper

Boom Bot
The Boom Bot is a small wheeled robot that travels in a line and bounces off walls. When it detects an enemy, it targets them and explodes, causing heavy damage.

Blast Pack
The Blast Pack is s sticky bomb that can attach to surfaces. It detonates after a couple of seconds, damaging everything in the nearby area. 

Paint Shells
Paint Shells is a grenade that explodes into smaller grenades that deal massive damage to anyone in the surrounding area. 

Showstopper
Showstopper is a rocket launcher with a single shot after the fuse is lit. It has a very high blast radius and devastating damage. 

Phoenix

Nationality: United Kingdom
Class: Duelist
Abilities: Blaze, Curveball
Signature: Hot Hands
Ultimate: Run it Back

Blaze
Blaze puts up a flame wall that blocks the enemy’s sight and damages anyone who walks through it. You can bend the wall by using the fire button, and standing in the flames can heal Phoenix.

Curveball
This ability acts as a flash to blind enemies. It can only curve to the left or right and is perfect for throwing around corners.

Hot Hands
Hot Hands is a fireball you can throw to make a pool of flames on the ground. It lasts for four seconds and damages anyone who walks through it. Phoenix’s health gets some regeneration if he walks through it.

Run It Back
This Ultimate places a marker on Phoenix’s location, and he gets ten seconds to move around before being transported to his starting point. This ability is useful because he can run into enemy territory, and if he dies, he goes back to his starting point.

Sage

Nationality: China
Class: Sentinel
Abilities: Barrier Orb, Slow Orb
Signature: Healing orb
Ultimate: Resurrection

Barrier Orb
Barrier Orb creates a wall of ice that can be used to block off areas. The opposing team can break through it with enough effort, but they’ll give their position away.

Slow Orb
Slow Orb places a pool of ice on the ground to slow down anyone who walks through it. It only lasts for seven seconds, and it can slow down members of both teams.

Healing Orb
Healing Orb can be used to regenerate the health of Sage or her teammates during a round. It has a 45-second cooldown time and can only be used on teammates within line of sight.

Resurrection
This ability allows Sage to resurrect a dead teammate. It’s one of the most powerful ultimates in the game, but it takes a few seconds to work and can only be used on nearby teammates.

Killjoy

Nationality: Germany
Class: Sentinel
Abilities: Alarmbot, Nanoswarm
Signature: Turret
Ultimate: Lockdown

Alarmbot
Alarmbot is a tiny robot that attacks enemies in range and explodes. It can be redeployed but only works if Killjoy is within 40 meters of it.

Nanoswarm
This ability is a grenade that lands then goes into covert mode. Killjoy can activate it remotely to release nanobots that attack enemy players.

Turret
This ability deploys a turret that fires at enemies in its line of sight.  It can also be redeployed but only works when Killjoy is within 40 meters of it.

Lockdown
Lockdown has a large circular area and slows enemies down while stoping them from using their abilities or shooting for eight seconds. It has a long windup time, so enemies have a chance to get away from it.

Jett

Nationality: South Korea
Class: Duelist
Abilities: Cloudburst, Updraft
Signature: Tailwind
Ultimate: Blade Storm

Cloudburst
Cloudburst throws a projectile that turns into a cloud upon impact to block enemy vision.

Updraft
Updraft causes a gust of wind that lifts Jett into the air to fly over walls or reach locations inaccessible to other agents.

Tailwind
Tailwind gives Jett a boost to propel her fast in whatever direction she’s moving.

Bladestorm
This ability equips five throwing knives that can be thrown individually or all together. They cause massive damage and kill with a headshot. Killing an enemy replenishes your knives.

Omen

Nationality: Unknown
Class: Controller
Abilities: Shrouded Step, Paranoia
Signature: Dark Cover
Ultimate: From the Shadows

Shrouded Step
Shrouded step allows you to mark a location in your line of sight and teleport to it.

Paranoia
This ability sends out a shadow that blocks the sight of anyone who comes into contact with it.

Dark Cover
Dark cover sends out a large shadow sphere that blocks the enemies’ view. It can be targeted near or far using the alternate fire button.

From the Shadows
This ability equips a map, and Omen can teleport to any marked location. It takes a couple of seconds to active, and Omen is vulnerable during this time.]

Reyna

Nationality: Mexico
Class: Duelist
Abilities: Leer, Devour
Signature: Dismiss
Ultimate: Empress

Leer
Leer launches a projectile called the ethereal eye that blinds any enemy who looks at it. It lasts for two seconds or until it gets shot down.

Devour
Many of Reyna’s abilities are tied to the kills she makes. Every kill harvests a Soul Orb that lasts for three seconds and can boost her abilities.  Devour consumes a Soul Orb and gives her rapid health regeneration. She can be overhealed up to 150 health, but her firing ability gets disabled for a second.

Dismiss
This ability also consumes a Soul Orb and makes Reyna intangible for two seconds. She also gains extra speed for the first second.

Empress
Empress puts Reyna in a frenzy for 30 seconds, and her reloading, firing, and equip speeds are all increased by 15%. Killing an enemy increases the duration, and she can also use Dismiss during this time.

Skye

Nationality: Australia
Class: Initiator
Abilities: Regrowth, Trailblazer
Signature: Guiding Light
Ultimate: Seekers

Regrowth
This ability can heal Skye’s allies in and out of her line of sight. She can use it until her healing runs out, but she can’t heal herself.

Trailblazer
Skye equips a Tasmanian tiger that she can control. She can use it to attack enemies and damage them with a concussive blast.

Guiding Light
Guiding Light equips a hawk trinket that she can guide in the direction of her crosshair. She uses it like a flash to blind the enemy team.

Seekers
This ability sends out three seekers that home in on the nearest three enemies and blinds them.

Viper

Nationality: United States
Class: Controller
Abilities: Snake Bite, Poison Cloud
Signature: Toxic Screen
Ultimate: Viper’s Pit

Snake Bite
Snakebite creates a pool of acid that damages enemies and leaves them vulnerable to damage. It lasts for eight seconds, and enemies are vulnerable for two seconds after leaving.

Poison Cloud
Some of Viper’s abilities are tied to how much fuel she has. Poison Cloud deploys an emitter that creates a toxic cloud that drains enemy health and blocks their view. The emitter can be redeployed and reused during a round.

Toxic Screen
Toxic Screen deploys emitters that create a poisonous wall that blocks the line of sight and damages enemies who walk through it. The wall can be deployed remotely or reused but only works until the fuel runs out.

Viper’s Pit
This ability creates a massive toxic cloud that reduces the health and vision of any enemies within it. This ability lasts as long as Viper is inside it or if she keeps refueling it.

Breach

Nationality: Sweden
Class: Initiator
Abilities: Aftershock, Flashpoint
Signature: Fault Line
Ultimate: Rolling Thunder

Aftershock
This ability sends a fusion charge through a wall damaging anyone hiding behind it.

Flashpoint
Flashpoint sends a charge through a wall blinding any enemies who look at it.

Fault Line
Faultline sends a seismic blast in a straight line. Anyone caught in its effects gets disorientated, leaving them vulnerable.

Rolling Thunder
This ability sends out a cone-shaped seismic blast, dazing enemies and knocking them off balance.

Astra

Nationality: Ghana
Class: Controller
Abilities: Nova Pulse, Gravity Well
Signature: Astral Form
Ultimate: Cosmic Divide

Nova Pulse
Astra can use a pre-placed star to detonate a Nova Pulse. The Nova Pulse ability charges briefly then strikes, concussing all players in its area.

Nebula / Dissipate
Astra can use a pre-placed star to form a Smoke/ Nebula for 14 seconds. She can also Dissipate the star to form a temporary smoke and take the star to place it somewhere else on the map.

Gravity Well
Astra can use a pre-placed star to form a Gravity Well. This ability pulls enemies to its center before exploding and making them vulnerable.

Astral Form / Cosmic Divide
Astra always has one part of her ultimate which is Astral Form. That is the signature ability in her kit and it allows her to go into an Astral form. The Astral form allows Astra to place her wherever she wants on the map.


The ultimate ability- Cosmic Divide allows her to create an infinite wall in the map which heavily dampens the audio and no bullets can pass through the wall.

Yoru

Nationality: Japan
Class: Dualist
Abilities: Blindside, Fakeout
Signature: Gatecrash
Ultimate: Dimensional Drift

Fakeout
This ability allows the agent to place fake footsteps and activate them instantly or after a brief period.

Blindside
Yoru can use this ability to throw an unstable ball of energy which activates after hitting a hard surface. After activating, the ball flashes enemies in its vision.

Gatecrash
This ability can be used to create a Rift Tether which has a 40 seconds cooldown. The Rift Tether can be used to teleport quickly in the map.

Dimensional Drift
Dimensional Drift makes Yoru invulnerable and he has move freely to scout areas and flank the enemies. The cooldown for the ultimate is 9 seconds.

KAY/O

Nationality: Unknown
Class: Initiator
Abilities: FRAG/MENT, FLASH/DRIVE
Signature: ZERO/POINT
Ultimate: NULL/CMD

FRAG/MENT

KAY/O uses this ability to throw an explosive molly on the ground which explodes four times dealing more damage in the center.

FLASH/DRIVE

This ability can be used in two ways to flash enemies. First, it could be thrown in front of the enemies directly and second using the alternate way of pop flashing the enemy which is quicker than the first one.

ZERO/POINT

KAY/O throws a knife with a huge radius which suppresses any enemies and cuts their access to abilities for eight seconds. Enemies can destroy the knife during its wind-up animation.

NULL/CMD

KAY/O has enhanced shooting speed and suppresses any enemies within his radius. When killed while his ultimate is active, his gets downed and he could be revived by his teammates within 15 seconds.

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