Instead of heroes, champions, legends or characters, you play as an agent in VALORANT. The game will have various agents to choose from, all with their own unique abilities. Each agent will have four abilities, each with its own purpose:
- Two purchasable abilities: can be bought at the beginning of a round via the buy menu.
- Signature ability: Automatically recharged every time a new round starts. This ability also has a cooldown which varies.
- Ultimate ability: similar to the ultimate in Overwatch – recharges by getting eliminations and completing objectives.
Full list of agents and abilities in VALORANT
This is currently the full list of agents and their abilities available in VALORANT. In the future, more agents will most likely be available.
- Signature ability: Fault Line
- Ultimate ability: Rolling Thunder
- Stim Beacon
- Signature ability: Sky Smoke
- Ultimate ability: Orbital Strike
Cypher is the spy of VALORANT.
- Cyber Cage
- Signature ability: Spycam
- Ultimate ability: Neural Theft
- Signature ability: Tailwind
- Ultimate ability: Blade Storm
- Shadow Talk
- Signature ability: Dark Cover
- Ultimate ability: From the Shadows
- Hot Hands
- Signature ability: Curveball
- Ultimate ability: Run it Back
- Boom Bot
- Blast Pack
- Signature ability: Cluster Grenade
- Ultimate ability: Showstopper
- Barrier Orb
- Slow Orb
- Signature ability: Healing Orb
- Ultimate ability: Resurrection
- Shock Bolt
- Owl Drone
- Signature ability: Recon Bolt
- Ultimate ability: Hunter’s Fury
- Poison Cloud
- Signature ability: Toxic Screen
- Ultimate ability: Viperøs Pit
The Best Agents in VALORANT
Since the game is still in beta, it is too early to say who the best agents are. Our prediction is that Sage will be a valuable agent since she works as a healer (or medic) and has the ultimate ability to resurrect teammates.
Feel free to comment on which agents you believe are the best in the game and why this is.
The Best Abilities in VALORANT
The best abilities will, without doubt, be the ultimate abilities. Besides this, we can take a look at which agents have the best abilities overall, and which abilities individually are best in their category.
The best purchasable abilities
It is too early to say which of the purchasable abilities are the best.
The best signature ability
It is too early to say which of the signature abilities are the best.
The best ultimate ability
It is too early to say which of the ultimate abilities are the best.
We will update the guide as soon as we have more info. If you have any opinions then feel free to leave a comment and share it with us.
Make sure you also check out our VALORANT Weapons Guide.