Easiest Agents to pick and learn in Valorant
7/14/2020, 9:36:55 PM
Although not as big as a game like Overwatch, Valorant’s roster of Agents may seem a bit daunting to new players. If you’re in this crowd, fear not, as Run it Back is here to give a helping hand and highlight the Agents that are easiest to learn!
You can read up on every Agent more in-depth on our guide page to give you an extra edge.
Jett’s abilities are mostly movement-related and can give you an edge on the enemy team even at low skill levels. A simple dash can get you behind an unsuspecting enemy and a quick Updraft allows for better positions to hold on-site. Her smoke, despite only lasting seven seconds, allows you to make a quick escape or dash into a cheeky corner without being seen. Her ultimate is a bit tricky as it requires pistol round-level precision in order to get proper hits on the enemy. However, if you’re accurate enough, Bladestorm can be quite effective for holding bombsites once the Spike goes down.
Phoenix is both easy to learn and has some serious tactical advantages for his team. He can flash around corners, put up a firewall, or throw a fireball on the ground, which heals him but damages enemies and teammates. All of these are useful for taking a site and only require practice to get the angles and spots right for where they are best used. Even his ultimate is easy to learn and take advantage of; it places a marker at your current location and allows you to move freely around the map on a timer. When you get shot or that timer runs out, you return back to that marker with full health. The best thing about this ability is you can still shoot and even plant or defuse the Spike as long as you have enough time.
Everyone needs a Sage because a healer is the staple of any team in Valorant. Her abilities are straightforward and revolve around three different orbs: a Barrier Orb, a Healing Orb, and a Slow Orb. The Barrier puts up an ice wall in the desired location, the Healing Orb heals the ally you aim it at, and the Slow Orb puts down an ice sheet that slows anyone who steps on it. The Slow Orb also allows you to hear nearby enemies if they step on the ice. Her ultimate, reminiscent of Mercy’s from Overwatch, revives a specific eliminated ally. The only challenge with Sage is learning the best locations to put up the wall or put down the ice sheet, as this knowledge can make or break a single round.
Last but not least is everyone’s favorite recon character. Sova’s Recon Bolt and Owl Drone can both be used to find out where the enemies are on the map. When you find an enemy, pop them with a Shock Bolt to inflict some zappy damage on the poor soul. You can also use the Owl Drone at the beginning of a round to get some solid intel for your team early on. Alternatively, once you know where the opponents are, use Sova’s ultimate ability. Hunter’s Fury allows Sova “three long-range, wall-piercing energy blasts” that are deadly to any unfortunate enemy in its line of sight. The difficulty with Sova’s abilities might come from knowing the right places to shoot your Recon Bolt on each map, as the bounce tactics are quite tricky to master.
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