New Agents are set to regularly be added to the roster in order to keep the meta fresh. Here we’ll decide which are the best VALORANT Agents. It’lll be based almost entirely on competitive play, at the highest level. Consideration will be given to Agents who can help carry teams at any ELO.
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Updated: 14 January 2022
- God Tier
- S Tier (Optimal)
- A Tier (Great)
- B Tier (Good)
- C Tier (Niche)
VALORANT Tier List Methodology
This list is based on:
- Based on a Agents overall utility and viability throughout the course of a match.
- The synergy of an Agent and how it plays alongside others.
- The anticipated meta, based on already popular synergy (at present, it’s all about vision).
VALORANT Tier List Movement
- Neon was added to A tier
God Tier (Overpowered)
No Agents are considered Overpowered.
S Tier (Optimal)
Jett has had mixed results over her time in the game in the past, but her popularity is evident now and for good reason. It is rare to see a competitive team composition without Jett. Her Ultimate in the hands of an experienced player is fantastic and can come in clutch from an econ perspective. Her movement allows her to peak, push, and escape with little to no repercussion. She has high potency in the right hands, and her vision denial is solid on an aggressive push.
Viper is the queen of clutch. Her ability to retrieve poison clouds and the decay that occurs when enemies walk through her toxins make her a fantastic controller. As well, her Ultimate can secure rounds or force rotations better than any other ultimate or ability in the game.
Skye is a very well-rounded Agent with a lot to offer to a team. Her dog has the ability to provide intel and concuss the enemy. She can also heal and flash which makes her fantastic at breaking onto sites. She ultimate can also provide great intel for the team, making this well-rounded Agent a great pick.
A Tier (Great)
Neon is a great Agent in our VALORANT Tier List. Her speed allows her to force the opposing team to reevaluate their timings as she flanks and rotates. As well, her ultimate ability is very powerful, especially right now as players are trying to get used to playing against it.
Sova is a great Agent in our VALORANT Tier List, especially from those who have moved to the game from CS:GO. Sova is very valuable because vision is extremely important. His vision dart and drone allow teammates to gain great intel while entering a site, making him a great pick.
Sage is a great choice. The sustain she gives her team, and her ability to bring downed teammates back to life will always be incredible. If you combine this with her ice field, that’s exceptional for zoning and buying time, there’s little wonder she’s considered top-tier.
Killjoy’s a fairly static Champion that’s entirely focused on locking down an area and securing it. Her value on attack is weaker than her defense (obviously) but that doesn’t significantly harm her potency. Her Turret is a nuisance, but her Ultimate and Alarmbot are particularly potent and can frustrate quickly.
Omen’s ability to travel anywhere on the map is pretty special, and there’s no mistaking its potency when it comes to flanking. Combined with his vision denial, he’s a potent mix of utility and mobility that can pressure teams attempting to bunker. A great pick in our VALORANT Tier List.
Phoenix has a familiar kit and his Ultimate ability gives him the opportunity for what’s effectively a second life. You can see him play aggressively, open up a route to his team, before returning to where he was. If you also factor in his self-sustain, there’s no wonder he gets picked.
Raze is an Agent with incredible potency. She’s already seen significant play, and her kit packs a punch. She’s brilliant at disrupting bunkering players, and her Boom Bot is great for scouting and poke. Her Cluster Grenade is incredible at pressuring a wide area. Her Satchel is perhaps the weakest aspect of her kit, though the rest of it – including her Ultimate – carries her.
Reyna is a solid pick and one that can snowball hard. Her functionality revolves largely around how good you are. If you’re popping off? She’ll excel. If you aren’t, well, she won’t. A feast or famine Agent that relies very much on early kills.
Cypher has a kit that’s fairly static, which works well with a slow playstyle. Riot’s He pairs very well with Sova. As we’ve come to know, vision is king in VALORANT, and his opportunities to be the eyes and ears of a match makes him invaluable. His Spy Cam, combined with his trip-wires, can seriously hinder opponents and give his team a massive edge.
Astra has the potential to make or break a game for her team. In the right hands, her vulnerability in astral form is greatly outweighed by the advantages gained from her smokes, stuns, and gravity wells. Her ultimate can completely break up a map and make it very challenging for the enemy team to find a way through it without being immediately killed.
B Tier (Good)
Breach was a common draft during the recent VALORANT tournaments. He was largely considered strong due to the fact his abilities pass through walls, including his ability. The opportunity to bunker-bust, without line of sight – resulting in a knock-up and daze – coupled with the rest of his terrain-bypassing kit, made him a good Agent.
Brimstone has a kit that’s brimming with utility. He needs a little preparation and his smoke is designed more to aid his team, rather than punish like Jett, but he still brings invaluable support. His Ultimate has a fairly obvious wind-up time, but if nothing else it’s great for zoning and can be used to clutch defensive rounds.
Chamber is an Agent who can really aid the team with econ. His ability to purchase one bullet of a gun that can be compared to a Guardian for only 100 credits is great. His Rendezvous can be used to quickly escape and gain intel.
Kay/O is a good choice, especially for players new to Valorant because his kit is very familiar. With a flash and a grenade, he is easy to get the hang of. As well, his ability to suppress his opponents can be used to gain intel and disarm enemies such as Jett or Raze mid-ult.
C Tier (Niche)
Yoru is an agent that needs some love from the developers. Although his kit is perfect to lurk, it is often not strong enough to convincingly confuse enemies and it is too niche. His flashes are not as effective when compared to others such as Skye because they are easy to dodge and his footsteps very rarely fool the enemy team.
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