All Valorant Characters (Agents and Abilities Overview)

All Valorant Characters (Agents and Abilities Overview)

A Beginner’s Guide to All Valorant Agents

What are Valorant agents?

Valorant is a 5v5 tactical shooter where each player plays as a character called an “agent”.

There are currently twelve agents in the game: Breach, Brimstone, Cypher, Jett, Killjoy, Omen, Phoenix, Raze, Reyna, Sage, Sova, and Viper. The thirteenth agent, Skye, will be coming to Act III soon!

Each agent has four unique abilities (including one ultimate).

So far, the agent abilities range from traditional utility from realistic shooters such as flashbangs and smoke grenades but also include magical/futuristic themed abilities like conjuring walls and sonic arrows that act like a radar.

If you want to know who the best agents are in the current meta, check out our Valorant agent tier list!

How Valorant abilities work

Each character gets an ability they can use for free each round.

The two other non-ultimate abilities must be purchased at the gun shop during the buy phase like you would a grenade in Counterstrike.

This means that they have finite uses meaning that players should use them conservatively. Abilities cannot be spammed on cooldown like you can in Overwatch.

Lastly to cast an ultimate, you need a certain amount of skillpoints. Skill points can be grabbed around the map (gives one to all team members), earned through kills (1 kill = 1 point), or passively with each round.

Are you able to choose the same character multiple times?

From the revealed gameplay so far, it appears that each player must pick a different character. We have not yet seen two of the same character on one team.

How to unlock Valorant characters

Some starter agents will be available but others will have to be unlocked through progression/battle pass system.

The system will probably be similar to blue essence in League of Legends.

Are Valorant characters from League of Legends (Valoran)?

No, Valorant takes place in a near-future Earth, so it does not take place in the same world as League of Legends.


All Valorant Characters (so far)

In the following section, we’ll give you a quick overview for every Valorant agent with links if you want to learn more.

If you found this article looking for how to beat a particular agent, check out our other post on How to Play Against Every Valorant Agent.

Breach

breach character select

Breach is designed to be an initiator who excels at playing through walls and opponents that are positioned to hold chokepoints.

[Learn more about Breach]

His mechanics go through terrain and across the map to CC and kill enemies.

Brimstone

Brimstone character select

Brimstone is a tactical commando with versatile abilities that involve using the minimap.

[Learn more about Brimstone]

He can call down smoke grenades, fire napalms that act like molotovs, buff allied agents with additional firepower, and call down an airstrike.

Cypher

cypher character select

Cypher is a spy who’s a master of gathering information through his camera and trip wires.

[Learn more about Cypher]

He’s great on defense as he can hold a lot of real estate on his own, but he can also be useful on offense since by limiting potential flank routes or making preventing a defusal easier.

Jett

jett character select

Jett is the most mobile agent in Valorant, making her an ideal duelist, especially when she gets her knife ultimate.

[Learn more about Jett]

She doesn’t provide much utility outside of a smoke grenade but she can dash to engage/disengage or get up to high positions with her boost jump.

Killjoy

killjoy agent select

Killjoy is a German genius who uses an arsenal of turrets, mines, and traps.

[Learn more about Killjoy]

She provides an incredible amount of information gathering, area control, and is the only agent that can disarm her enemies.

Omen

omen character select

Omen is a flanker who is able to get behind enemy lines with teleports and strike from sneaky angles.

[Learn more about Omen]

He has some utility in the form of a smoke grenade and another ability that can go through walls and obscure the vision of enemies.

Phoenix

phoenix character select

Phoenix is a pyromancer with an explosive playstyle, utilizing fire to control the flow of battle. He can use them to create walls, as flashbangs around corners, and of course, as an AoE molotov.

[Learn more about Phoenix]

Naturally, he has an ultimate that suits his name as he can activate it, fight and die, and then come back to life where he originally activated it.

Raze

raze agent select

Raze is the de facto explosives expert of Valorant with some of the most kill potential in the game.

[Learn more about Raze]

Her kit has everything from a remote detonated grenade and a cluster bomb to a rocket launcher and even an exploding Roomba-like robot.

Reyna

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Reyna is a vampire whose abilities are fueled by kills.

[Learn more about Reyna]

What she lacks in utility is made up for by her raw killing power.

She can inflict Nearsight on her enemies, heal herself, turn intangible, and even turn invisible.

As a result, she’s one of the best duelists and skirmishers in the game.

Sage

sage character select

Sage is currently the only “healer” in Valorant with a defensively-oriented kit, with a healing orb she can use on herself or an ally.

[Learn more about Sage]

She’s able to use ice abilities to slow and block off her enemies (her ice wall can also be used to boost allies to high ground).

She has one of the most powerful ultimates in the game with a resurrection.

Skye

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Skye hasn’t been released just yet but will be making her debut two weeks into Act III’s launch.

Flavor-wise, she’s a Druid-like commando that uses animal-based trinkets.

[Learn more about Skye]

She’s an Initiator + Support hybrid that can help her team by engaging, scouting, and healing.

Sova

sova character select

Sova is a master archer who is able to bounce his arrows to scout enemies or kill them around corners. He also has a handy owl drown that can be used to mark where an enemy is.

[Learn more about Sova]

He can use his ability to track his opponents in combination with his ultimate, which allows him to fire three bursts of lightning through walls.

Viper

viper character select

Viper wields toxic gases that run off of a refillable reserve. She can emit poison from a grenade or create a line wall with the vapors.

[Learn more about Viper]

Her ultimate basically creates a poison “room”, making her a great bomb planter.