ABOUT VALORANT #1 - INTRODUCTION TO THE GAME

Hey everyone since our site is based around Valorant we wanted our first blog post to be a General guide to all the Valorant characters and a little FAQ for everyone that hasn’t heard of Valorant yet.

IS VALORANT FREE TO PLAY?

Yes, Valorant is free to play and will probably stay that way. Valorant follows a similar Payment model as League of Legends does where you can buy cosmetic items in there in game shop which don’t give you any advantage in game.

WHAT KINDA GAME IS VALORANT?

Valorant is a competitive FPS similar to cs:go but with Hero’s and abilities more comparable to overwatch but more on that later.

WHAT CAN I DO TO PRACTICE MY AIM FOR VALORANT

The current optimal way of practicing your aim is by playing Valorant but besides that warming up in some Aim trainer such as KovaaK or Aim Lab’s helps a lot too and is advised by our Coaches. For more Information on that stay up dated with our blog. We are planning on publishing a full warm up rotation performed by our best plays on a daily bases.

DOES VALORANT HAVE A RANKING SYSTEM

Yes, Valorant has a Valorant pretty similar to the one League of Legends has where you start of by playing 5 placement matches after which you get ranked based on your performance. Each ranks as 3 Tiers for example Gold 1, Gold 2 and Gold 3 all leading up to the Highs rank called Radiant. Picture of all the ranks down below.

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Let’s talk about all the Hero’s currently in the game.

1. Phoenix

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Basic information

Origin - GB United Kingdom Type - DuelistClassSymbol Duelist

Description

Hailing from the U.K., Phoenix’s star power shines through in his fighting style, igniting the battlefield with flash and flare. Whether he’s got backup or not, he’s rushing in to fight on his own terms.

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Abilities

Basic Abilities

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Blaze | Purchasable | 1 charge | Costs 200c

Equip a flame wall. Fire to create a line of flames that moves forward creating a wall that blocks vision and damages players passing through it. Hold Fire to bend the wall in the direction of your crosshair.

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Curveball | Purchasable | 2 charges | Costs 100c each

Equip a flare orb that takes a curving path and detonates shortly after throwing, impairing vision. Fire to curve the flare orb to the left, detonating and blinding any player who sees the orb. Alternate fire to curve the flare orb to the right.

Signature Abilities

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Hot Hands | 1 charge | Recharge mid-round by earning 2 kills

Equip a fireball. Fire to throw a fireball that explodes after a set amount of time or upon hitting the ground, creating a lingering fire zone that damages enemies.

Ultimate

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Run It Back | 6 charges | one charge per Kill

Instantly place a marker at Phoenix’s location. While this ability is active, dying or allowing the timer to expire will end this ability and bring Phoenix back to this location with full health.

2. JETT

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Basic information

Origin - KR South Korea Type - DuelistClassSymbol Duelist

Description

Representing her home country of South Korea, Jett’s agile and evasive fighting style lets her take risks no one else can. She runs circles around every skirmish, cutting enemies up before they even know what hit them.

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Abilities

Basic Abilities

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Updraft | Purchasable | 2 charges | Costs 200c each

Instantly propel Jett high into the air.

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Cloudburst | Purchasable | 3 charges | Costs 100c each

Instantly throw a projectile that expands into a brief vision cloud on impact with a surface. Hold the ability key to curve the cloud in the direction of your crosshair.

Signature Abilities

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Tailwind | 1 charge | Recharge mid-round by earning 2 kills

Instantly propel in the direction she is moving. If Jett is standing still, she will propel forward.

Ultimate

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Blade Storm | Ultimate | 6 charges | one charge per Kill

Equip a set of highly accurate throwing knives that recharge on killing an opponent. Fire to throw a single knife at your target. Alternative Fire to throw all remaining daggers at your target.

3. CYPHER

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Basic information

Origin - MA Morocco Type - SentinelClassSymbol Sentinel

Description

The Moroccan information broker, Cypher is a one-man surveillance network who keeps tabs on the enemy’s move. No secret is safe. No maneuver goes unseen. Cypher is always watching.

source Valorant wiki

Abilities

Basic Abilities

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Trapwire | Purchasable | 2 charges | Costs 200c each | Can retrieve

Equip a trapwire. Fire to place a destructible and covert tripware at the targeted location, creating a line that spans between the placed location and the wall opposite. Enemy players who cross a tripwire will be tethered, revealed, and dazed after a short period if they do not destroy the device in time. This ability can be picked up to be redeployed.

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Cyber Cage | Purchasable | 2 charges | Costs 100c each

Equip a cyber cage. Fire to toss the cyber cage in front of Cypher. Activate to create a zone that blocks vision and slows enemies who pass through it.

Signature Abilities

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Spycam | 1 charge | Can retrieve (15 second cooldown)

Equip a spycam. Fire to place the spycam at the targeted location. REUSE this ability to take control of the camera’s view. While in control of the camera. Fire to shoot a marking dart. This dart will reveal the location of any player struck by the dart.

Ultimate

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Neural Theft | 7 charges | one charge per Kill

Instantly use on a dead enemy player in your crosshairs to reveal the location of all living enemy players.

4. RAZE

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Basic information Origin - BR Brazil Type - DuelistClassSymbol Duelist

Description

Raze explodes out of Brazil with her big personality and big guns. With her blunt-force-trauma playstyle, she excels at flushing entrenched enemies and clearing tight spaces with a generous dose of “boom”.

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Abilities

Basic Abilities

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Boom Bot | Purchasable | 1 charge | Costs 200c

Equip a Boom Bot. Fire will deploy the bot, causing it to travel in a straight line on the ground, bouncing off walls. The Boom Bot will lock on to any enemies in its frontal cone and chase them, exploding for heavy damage if it reaches them.

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Blast Pack | Purchasable | 2 charges | Costs 100c each

Instantly throw a Blast Pack that will stick to surfaces. Reuse the ability after deployment to detonate, damaging and moving anything hit.

Signature Abilities

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Paint Shells | Signature | 1 charge | Recharge mid-round by earning 2 kills

Equip a cluster grenade. Fire to throw the grenade, which does damage and creates sub-munitions, each doing damage to anyone in their range.

Ultimate

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Showstopper | 6 charges | one charge per Kill

Equip a rocket launcher. Fire shoots a rocket that does massive area damage on contact with anything.

5. OMEN

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Basic information Origin - N/A Type - ControllerClassSymbol Controller

Description

A phantom of a memory, Omen hunts in the shadows. He renders enemies blind, teleports across the field, then lets paranoia take hold as foes scramble to uncover where it might strike next.

source Valorant wiki

Abilities

Basic Abilities

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Shrouded Step | Purchasable | 2 charges | Costs 100c each

Equip a shadow walk ability and see its range indicator. Fire to begin a brief channel, then teleport to the marked location.

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Paranoia | Purchasable | 1 charge | Costs 200c

Instantly fire a shadow projectile forward, briefly reducing the vision range of all players it touches. This projectile can pass straight through walls.

Signature Abilities

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Dark Cover | 2 charges | Replenish 1 charge every 30 seconds

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.

Ultimate

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From The Shadows | 7 charges | one charge per Kill

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.

6. REYNA

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Basic information Origin - Flag MX Mexico Type - DuelistClassSymbol Duelist

Description

Forged in the heart of Mexico, Reyna dominates single combat, popping off with each kill she scores. Her capability is only limited by her raw skill, making her sharply dependent on performance.

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Abilities

Basic Abilities

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Dismiss | Purchasable | 4 charges (shared with Devour) | Costs 100c each

Instantly consume a nearby Soul Orb, becoming intangible for a short duration. If Empress is active, also become invisible.

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Leer | Purchasable | 2 charges | Costs 200c

Equip an ethereal, destructible eye. Activate to cast the eye a short distance forward. The eye will Nearsight all enemies who look at it.

Signature Abilities

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Devour | 4 charges (shared with Dismiss) | Costs 100c each

Instantly consume a nearby soul orb, rapidly healing for a short duration. Health gained through this skill exceeding 100 will decay over time. If Empress is active, this skill will automatically cast and not consume the Soul Orb.

Ultimate

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Empress | 6 charges | one charge per Kill

Instantly enter a frenzy, increasing firing, equip and reload speed dramatically. Gain infinite charges of Soul Harvest abilities. Scoring a kill renews the duration.

7. SAGE

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Basic information Origin - CN China Type - SentinelClassSymbol Sentinel Real Name - Mirai Kimur

Description

The bastion of China, Sage creates safety for herself and her team wherever she goes. Able to revive fallen friends and stave off forceful assaults, she provides a calm center to a hellish battlefield.

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Abilities

Basic Abilities

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Barrier Orb | Purchasable | 1 charge | Costs 300c

Equip a barrier orb. Fire places a solid wall. Alt Fire rotates the targeter.

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Slow Orb | Purchasable | 2 charges | Costs 100c each

Equip a slowing orb. Fire to throw a slowing orb forward that detonates upon landing, creating a lingering field that slows players caught inside of it.

Signature Abilities

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Healing Orb | 1 charge | Recharges every 35 seconds

Equip a healing orb. Fire with your crosshairs over a damaged ally to activate a heal-over-time on them. Alt Fire while Sage is damaged to activate a self heal-over-time.

Ultimate

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Resurrection | 7 charges | one charge per Kill

Equip a resurrection ability. Fire with your crosshairs placed over a dead ally to begin resurrecting them. After a brief channel, the ally will be brought back to life with full health.

8. VIPER

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Basic information Origin - US United States Type - ControllerClassSymbol Controller

Description The American Chemist, Viper deploys an array of poisonous chemical devices to control the battlefield and cripple the enemy’s vision. If the toxins don’t kill her prey, her mind games surely will.

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Abilities

Basic Abilities

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Snake Bite | Purchasable | 2 charges | Costs 100c each

Equip a chemical launcher. Fire to launch a canister that shatters upon hitting the floor, creating a lingering chemical zone that damages and slows enemies.

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Poison Cloud | Purchasable | 1 charge | Costs 200c | Can retrieve

Equip a gas emitter. Fire to throw the emitter that perpetually remains throughout the round. Re-use the ability to create a toxic gas cloud at the cost of fuel. This ability can be re-used more than once and can be picked up to be redeployed.

Signature Abilities

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Toxic Screen | 1 charge

Equip a gas emitter launcher. Fire to deploy a long line of gas emitters. Re-use the ability to create a tall wall of toxic gas at the cost of fuel. This ability can be re-used more than once.

Ultimate

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Viper’s Pit | 7 charges | one charge per Kill

Equip a chemical sprayer. Fire to spray a chemical cloud in all directions around Viper, creating a large cloud that reduces the vision range and maximum health of players inside of it.

9. SOVA

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Basic information Origin - RU Russia Type - InitiatorClassSymbol Initiator

Description

Born from the eternal winter of Russia’s tundra, Sova tracks, finds, and eliminates enemies with ruthless efficiency and precision. His custom bow and incredible scouting abilities ensure that even if you run, you cannot hide.

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Abilities

Basic Abilities

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Shock Bolt | Purchasable | 2 charges | Costs 100c each

Equip a bow with shock bolt. Fire to send the explosive bolt forward detonating upon collision and damaging players nearby. Hold Fire to extend the range of the projectile. Alternate Fire to add up to two bounces to this arrow.

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Owl Drone | Purchasable | 1 charge | Costs 300c

Equip an owl drone. Fire to deploy and take control of movement of the drone. While in control of the drone, Fire to shoot a marking dart. This dart will reveal the location of any player struck by the dart.

Signature Abilities

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Recon Bolt | 1 charge | Replenish charge every 35 seconds

Equip a bow with recon bolt. Fire to send the bolt forward activating upon collision and revealing the location of nearby enemies caught in the line of sight of the bolt. Enemies can destroy this bolt. Hold Fire to extend the range of the projectile. Alternate Fire to add up to two bounces to this arrow.

Ultimate

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Hunter’s Fury | 7 charges | one charge per Kill

Equip a bow with three long-range, wall-piercing energy blasts. Fire to release an blast in a line in front of Sova dealing damage and revealing the location of enemies caught in the line. This ability can be RE-USED up to two more times while the ability timer is active.

10. BREACH

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Basic information Origin - SE Sweden Type - InitiatorClassSymbol Initiator

Description

The bionic Swede Breach fires powerful, targeted kinetic blasts to aggressively clear a path through enemy ground. The damage and disruption he inflicts ensures no fight is ever fair.

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Abilities

Basic Abilities

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Aftershock | Purchasable | 1 charge | Costs 100c each

Equip a fusion charge. Fire the charge to set a slow-acting burst through the wall. The burst does heavy damage to anyone caught in its area.

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Flashpoint | Purchasable | 2 charges | Costs 200c each

Equip a blinding charge. Fire the charge to set a fast-acting burst through the wall. The charge detonates to blind all players looking at it.

Signature Abilities

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Fault Line | 1 charge | Recharges every 35 seconds

Equip a seismic blast. Hold Fire to increase the distance. Release to set off the quake, dazing all players in its zone and in a line up to the zone.

Ultimate

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Rolling Thunder | 7 charges | one charge per Kill

Equip a seismic charge. Fire to send a cascading quake through all terrain in a large cone. The quake dazes and knocks up anyone caught in it.

11. BRIMSTONE

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Basic information Origin - US United States Type - ControllerClassSymbol Controller

Description

Joining from the USA, Brimstone’s orbital arsenal ensures his squad always has the advantage. His ability to deliver utility precisely and safely make him the unmatched boots-on-the-ground commander.

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Abilities

Basic Abilities

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Incendiary | Purchasable | 1 charge | Costs 200c

Equip an Incendiary grenade launcher. Fire to launch a grenade that detonates as it comes to a rest on the floor, creating a lingering fire zone that damages players within the zone.

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Stim Beacon | Purchasable | 2 charges | Costs 100c each

Equip a Stim Beacon. Fire to toss the stim beacon in front of Brimstone. Upon landing, the stim beacon will create a field that grants players RapidFire.

Signature Abilities

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Sky Smoke | 3 charges | Purchase 2nd & 3rd charges for 100c each

Equip a tactical map. Fire to set locations where Brimstone’s smoke clouds will land. Alternate Fire to confirm, launching long-lasting smoke clouds that block vision in the selected area.

Ultimate

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Orbital Strike | 6 charges | one charge per Kill

Equip a tactical map. Fire to launch a lingering orbital strike laser at the selected location dealing high damage over-time to players caught in the selected area.

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