In every patch, there will always be meta changes, even slightly. This Valorant agent tier list will ensure you are up-to-date with the best agents in the game. Not only that, but you will also learn why such agents are stronger and better than their peers. You're only as good as your pick.
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Valorant agents tier list - Best agents for 7.09
|S||Killjoy, Sova, Omen|
|A||KAY/O, Skye, Viper, Fade, Cypher, Raze, Iso|
|B||Gekko, Jett, Phoenix, Yoru, Neon|
|C||Deadlock, Reyna, Astra, Harbor|
Thankfully for Killjoy mains, her pick rate has shot up tremendously because of the recent and egregious Chamber nerfs. Being one of the strongest anchors in the game, she will not have problems delaying any executes from the enemy team.
Not to mention, Killjoy has one of the strongest ultimates in the game, and now, it can't be destroyed by enemy utility anymore (except for Sova and Brimstone ultimate). Even after the recent nerfs, Killjoy is still the best sentinel in the game.
The only agent consistent in the S-tier, the Russian hunter will never be leaving his spot anytime soon. Valorant deeply values information gathering, and Sova's abilities are unmatched in this area. Even after all the nerfs that Sova received, he is still the top initiator to pick in both ranked and pro games
With the strongest ability at his disposal (Paranoia), Omen is the top pick for controller mains for this patch. Not only that, but he can also refill his smokes quickly, making it easier for the whole team to change the plan and re-execute another site. For these abilities alone, Omen will be an S-tier pick for a long time if he does not receive nerfs from the developers
The first agent to hail from China, Iso is a stylish duelist who has a unique kit. The Dead Lilac can summon shields, which is a first amongst Valorant agents, and consume orbs that can block damages from other players. Iso might not be as mobile as Jett or Raze, but he can enter the sites with no problem because of the shields that he can generate.
Since Iso is new in Valorant, there are not many statistics on where we can base his ranking. However, his kit is probably as strong as the other duelists, so he stays at the A-tier for now.
Raze is one of the few agents that can consistently rack up kills with her abilities. Bringing destruction everywhere she goes, this Brazilian inventor has a flexible kit for a duelist. Raze has a Boombot for info gathering, satchels for entry fragging, and grenades for angle clearing. Also, her ultimate is guaranteed to kill at least one enemy if used correctly.
However, because of the recent Boombot changes, Raze has dropped down to the A-tier. She was always inferior to Jett when it comes to entry fragging, and the changes made it even worse.
One of the most recent agents to be released, KAY/O, has been a consistent pick for certain maps. With a flexible kit of both info gathering and flashes, this robot has been a menace when paired with a strong duelist.
Unlike other agents, KAY/O has the power to disable enemy utility, which is a powerful skill, considering Valorant is a game that also emphasizes ability usage.
If flexible flashes are a requirement for the team composition, then Skye is the way to go. She might not have info-gathering abilities that are strong as her initiator counterparts. Still, her flash and fast trailblazer ability are strong enough to land her in the A-tier.
The American chemist has a unique take on controller abilities in Valorant. With an irritating toxin screen, poison orb, and ultimate at her disposal, it is hard to pass on Viper when playing on specific maps. Aside from that, Viper also has a molly that can delay enemy executes whenever she pleases.
However, Viper's abilities can't be redeployed once used (except for Poison Orb). Nevertheless, her kit is extremely strong, especially her ultimate, which has the highest win rate percentage when used on pro games, but because of the recent nerfs, she drops down from the S-tier.
Equipped with solid info-gathering abilities, Fade is a formidable choice as an initiator. The nightmare-inducing agent has an eye that detects enemies, a prowler that can clear angles, and an ultimate that renders enemies deaf.
Fade is a complete package for most team compositions, but Sova is still the top choice because of his flexibility, which is why the Turkish agent will remain on the A-tier for now.
Arguably the most irritating site anchor in Valorant, Cypher now has been picked numerous times in both pro games and ranked. Like Killjoy, the Moroccan spy has been buffed and can now make it harder for enemies to execute their plans on the attacking side.
However, Cypher is still not as flexible as Killjoy, and his ultimate is still inferior to Lockdown, but he still has his strengths and is highly annoying to play against.
The recent changes (7.04 update) gutted the Korean wind assassin. All of her strengths are nerfed into oblivion. Jett's dash now has a higher activation time and now lasts a shorter time compared to the previous patches. Not to mention, her ultimate now costs nine orbs, and her smokes now only last for two and a half seconds. Because of the myriad of changes, Jett will now stay at the B-tier for now.
The pioneer of the blazing-fast and confusing movement. This Filipino agent has a weird kit that is arguably helpful only on tight maps. Nevertheless, her dash and ultimate ability are vexatious to deal with even though her other abilities are not much helpful.
Phoenix's pick rate has been dwindling ever since the release of Valorant. Thankfully, the fiery agent has slightly returned in terms of pick rate because of the recent buffs. Phoenix is never the top pick for both ranked and pro games, because of strong flash agents and entry duelists, namely Raze, KAY/O, and Jett, Still, Phoenix can be a decent entry for the team because of his flash and wall, but in the presence of more flexible agents, he usually receives a blind eye from the players.
This Japanese agent has an unconventional kit for a duelist. Yoru can deploy clones and bounce flashes, which are less strong than other agents. But, his ultimate can be great for both gathering information and executing site entries. However, Yoru has a perplexing kit to able to utilize properly, but in the hands of a master, he is undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with.
Unlike other initiators, Gekko is the only agent that has abilities that can be picked up after using to reset the cooldown. Not to mention, he has a cute wingman that can defuse and plant for the team. Gekko has everything that a team needs for an initiator, whether it may be flash, concuss, or molly, you name it.
However, his kit might be underwhelming compared to the top initiators for this meta. Gekko's site executes are not that scary compared to the likes of Breach and Skye. Because of this, the Angeleno will stay at the B-tier for now.
The true master of forcing site executes, Breach has been a consistent pick on tight maps, such as Fracture. His stuns and flashes are impossible to deal with if used correctly. Nevertheless, his lack of information-gathering abilities and the existence of initiators who excel in that regard make it hard for Breach to penetrate the upper tiers of Valorant agents.
Valorant's newest agent, Deadlock, has a well-rounded kit that specializes in limiting enemy movements. With the presence of duelists that can move from point to point with ease, like Jett and Raze, the strength of the Norwegian operative is a must-have against certain team compositions.
However, as a sentinel, her kit is not as strong as Killjoy and Cypher, which is why she will stay in the C-tier for now.
Often called "the selfish agent," Reyna only has a single ability that can help teammates, a flash, and it is a weak one at that. Most of Reyna's abilities rely on her getting kills, even her ultimate, which is a poor choice for a team-based shooter. Riot Games recently buffed her Leer, but it is still not as strong as the flashes of other agents. Additionally, she is really weak in entering sites, which makes her reliant on a main duelist with tremendous mobility, such as Raze and Jett, making her the weakest duelist in the game.
There was a time when Astra was the strongest controller in the game. However, things changed when she was nerfed to the ground, and Omen and Brimstone received buffs. The Ghanaian agent relies on her stars that she uses when casting abilities. These stars do not refill over time, and her abilities have long cooldowns, so re-executing sites is harder than other controller agents.
With the recent state of the meta, Harbor is probably the weakest agent in the game currently. His smokes are less effective than other controllers, even after the buffs last patch. Also, Harbor requires unique execution, so he is slightly more complex than other agents. Nevertheless, Harbor’s ultimate is excellent for retakes, but the ineffectiveness of his whole kit is not enough to warrant him in a higher tier.