Valorant - Which Agent To Play Based On Their Abilities

Riot Games has made a game that isn’t League of Legends. What? Valorant is their take on the never going to die classic FPS multiplayer genre. This tactical shooter is a bit of a safe bet for the studio. It’s not completely reinventing the wheel, but it’s not a bad thing. You’re going to find all the things you love about Counter-Strike mixed with the fun magic/chaos abilities of Overwatch. And it’s free to play.

Valorant has a roster of heroes and villains with backstories, drama, and their own completely valid reasons for shooting one another in the head. As expected each of Valorant’s eleven agents will have varying abilities that you may or may not like depending on your playstyle. Before the game comes out to play tomorrow you may want a peek at how each character works. Let’s get into it.


Just announced today, Reyna will be seen in action at Valorant’s launch.


  • Blinding — Cast an Orb that blinds enemies within the vicinity. Enemies can see and destroy the orb while blinding.
  • Soul Catcher — Reyna’s health can regenerate to fill by absorbing life from Soul Orbs. Collect Soul Orbs from corpses that you kill.
  • Signature Ability: Invulnerability — Reyna can temporarily become invulnerable to incoming damage, by using power from Soul Orbs. Collect Soul Orbs from corpses that you kill.
  • Ultimate Ability: Sleight of Hand — Temporarily increases the rate of fire, decreases reload time and speeds up your skill usage.

Two of Reyna’s abilities rely on Soul Orbs, which only appear after players get a kill with her. The first of these abilities allows her to regenerate her health and shields to full by absorbing the life from Soul Orbs. The second ability appears to be her Signature, in which she becomes invulnerable for a while. It is also worth noting that the Orbs only last for a few seconds and cannot be taken into the following round.

Reyna’s final ability will see her cast a giant sphere that blinds enemies within an area. Unless destroyed, the sphere will continue blinding enemies, allowing Reyna to swoop in for an easy kill. According to Valorant’s character design lead, Reyna is a high-risk, high-reward type of agent. If she doesn’t get kills she’s bad. Like, near-useless.

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