Valorant Agent Guide: How to play as the shadowy Omen
5/3/2020, 6:17:09 AM
Are you looking for Valorant Agent Omen tutorial? If you are, you came just to the right place. We here at Run It Back have prepared a special guide for you. Stay tuned to this article and find out how to play Omen and how to use his abilities properly.
When it comes to Omen, Valorant’s community is divided. He is both the most loved and most hated in-game hero. Some players pick him as a first choice while others avoid playing with Omen at any cost. The truth is, if you know how to play Omen, you will be unstoppable.
First of all, let’s go through all abilities this agent possesses. Like every other agent, Omen also has 2 Basic, 1 Signature and 1 Ultimate ability.
Equip a shadow walk ability and see its range indicator. Fire to begin a brief channel, then teleport to the marked location.
The shrouded step is a basic ability. It is purchasable in the buy menu and it costs 100 in-game credits. This ability will allow you teleportation to a short distance and it can be used up to 2 times per round. Although it seems impractical, it can actually be very useful if you use it properly. You can surprise your enemies by teleporting behind close corners and peek them from the opposite side. It can also be used as a safe way to travel through some dangerous spots and avoid getting shot by a sniper. The only flaw this ability has is a recovery animation that will leave you vulnerable. However, the animation is very short and almost negligible.
Instantly fire a shadow projectile forward, briefly reducing the vision range of all players it touches. This projectile can pass straight through walls.
Paranoia is one of the most dangerous abilities Valorant Agent Omen has. It costs 200 in-game credits and can be used only once per round. If you are playing as an attacker, you can use this ability to flash your enemies even through walls. Just aim at the wall and it will go through while reducing the vision of all players it touches. It can be used for fast rushes and help you take the site with no casualties. On the other side, if you are playing as a defender, you can flash the whole enemy team and postpone the rush or even peek at blinded enemies and get a kill or two.
Equip a shadow orb and see its range indicator. Fire to throw the shadow orb to the marked location, creating a long-lasting shadow sphere that blocks vision. Hold Alternate Fire while targeting to move the marker further away. Hold the ability key with targeting to move the market closer.
Dark Cover or so-called smoke is used for map control. If you know how to use smokes in CS:GO, you won’t have any problems with Dark Cover. This ability is even better because you don’t have to learn any lineups. Just hold the right mouse button to move the marker further away or “E” to move it closer. The Dark Cover can go through walls so you don’t have to have a clear view of a spot you want to throw it at. As I saw, the most common mistake players make is that they tend to completely leave the cover in order to see where they are throwing it. Instead, use the minimap and see exactly where it goes while staying safe in your cover. It will travel through walls and get directly to the marked spot.
Use it to stop enemies rushes as a defender or to smoke the key areas as an attacker. It can also be useful to get away from dangerous situations. The Dark Cover is free, you have 2 charges at the beginning of the round and it will recharge after 30 seconds cooldown.
Equip a tactical map. Fire to begin teleporting to the selected location. While teleporting, Omen will appear as a Shade that can be destroyed by an enemy to cancel his teleport.
The ultimate ability of Valorant Agent Omen is called “From The Shadows”. This ability will allow you to teleport anywhere on the map. Once used, Omen will start to collect shadows and you will have to wait a couple of seconds for the teleportation to complete. Omen can’t be killed during the teleportation, and if he gets killed, he will just reappear at the starting point and the teleportation will be cancelled.
There are many ways to use this ability. You can teleport at the beginning of the round and flank the enemies from behind. It will also create a panic in the enemy team because they will have to check every corner as you can be anywhere. Another smart way to use this is in 1vs1 situations to get a free plant. Bait the enemy to one site and then just teleport to the furthest site on the map and plant the spike. If you are a defender, you can use it to rotate faster or even get a free defuse if the enemies leave the site open.
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