Valorant is a team-based shooter created by Riot Games. The title hosts multiple colourful and unique characters in the Agent pool for players to choose from, all of which have unique abilities to play with. Brimstone can become a lethal machine that not only provides entry into sites, but also takes care of post-plant situations.
Here's our comprehensive guide to playing as Brimstone in Valorant.
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Is Brimstone Good in Valorant?
According to Valorant's story, Brimstone is the leader of the Valorant Protocol team and belongs to the Controller class in-game. While Brimstone might have a low pick rate at higher ranks, he is exceedingly efficient at lower elo. His set of abilities revolve around taking control of specific areas at a site.
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. Overall, Brimstone is one of the easiest agents to learn in Valorant and a good choice for most scenarios.
Is Brimstone Good for Beginners?
Brimstone is a great Agent to use if you are new to Valorant. He is an efficient controller on the attack, as players can quickly clear out open bombsites using his ultimate. Brimstone's long-lasting Sky Smokes also allows players to enter spike sites unseen. Similarly, his incendiary grenade is a great tool on defence to block off choke points and slow down your opponents while your team can rotate and reposition.
Brimstone appears to be more of an abilities-based agent that will work well with an organised squad. He is the commander, after all. Given his abilities and how easy they are to learn, Brimstone is a great pick for beginners to Valorant.
How To Play As Brimstone — Abilities & Skills
Here are Brimstone's abilities:
Incendiary - Brimstone shoots an incendiary grenade that deploys after bouncing off the first surface. Although the impact radius is small, the high damage makes this the perfect tool for a post-plant clutch.
Stim Beacon - Brimstone throws a Stim Beacon, giving teammates near it combat stim.
Sky Smoke - Use Brimstone's minimap to call in orbital deployment smokescreens that obscure vision. Click to set the locations, and confirm to launch.
Ultimate: Orbital Strike - Use Brimstone's minimap to target a location, launching a devastating orbital strike that pulses for high damage over several seconds.
Brimstone's Best Weapons
These are the weapons we would recommend using with Brimstone:
Most of the fights players will face as Brimstone will be at mid to long-range. Thus the best weapons to use as Brimstone would be a Vandal, Ghost, Marshall, and the Operator.
Tips for Playing Brimstone in Valorant
Brimstone's set of abilities allow him to throw one-way smokes on every map in Valorant. While they may not be as efficient as a Viper, Omen or Jett's smokes, it still takes a considerable amount of time to disappear. If used properly, Brimstone can effectively stop an enemy rush with these one way smokes.
Similarly, Brimstone's Incendiary and Orbital Strike are two efficient abilities while playing defence. Line-ups for his molotov are simple enough, but players need to learn multiple spots to avoid predictability.
Brimstone's ultimate can be escaped easily, so players will need to practice placing it differently to catch enemies off guard. For instance, players who can predict where the enemy will retreat can combine Brimstone's molotov line-ups with his ultimate. This will not only get a guaranteed kill for the team, but also stop the defuse.
Overall, it is best to adopt a passive playstyle with Brimstone. Create opportunities for teammates with precise smokes and Stim Beacon placement, and follow up with line-ups for post-plant situations or retakes.
Brimstone is an Agent which can be used at every rank in Valorant, as he is quite easy to learn. His flexible set of abilities allow him to become a strong ally for teams with only one smoke agent composition - although, communication is key for Brimstone at times too.
There are several weaknesses for a Controller Agent like Brimstone. However, players can overcome those easily once they are habituated to his abilities.
The fundamental problem with Brimstone's abilities is that he needs to be static while accessing his arm-computer. This makes him vulnerable to enemies, so will need to place himself somewhere not suspect or request defense from another teammate while he uses the ability.
Brimstone's abilities may be lethal, but they can be dodged by the opponent. For instance, anyone stuck in the radius of Brimstone's ultimate will be vaporized instantly. Although with efficient bunny-hopping, players can easily escape this.
In comparison to other Agents in the game that have smokes, Brimstone has a fatal drawback. While his smoke lasts the longest, they have to be deployed from a certain range. Thus, Brimstone will always have to be close to the area and stationary while deploying said smokes. But, this can also become a strong suit if used right!
To find who is best for you to play as in Valorant, check out our tier list of all agents here.
This article was updated on 17th November 2021 by Kelsey Raynor.