Valorant 08 Apr 2021 9:13 AM +00:00

Valorant: Cypher Agent Guide - Abilities, Best Weapons, Equipment, Tips And Tricks


Valorant has been released to the world, and we've been playing with all of the characters and their abilities - in particular Cypher.


Cypher is a one-man surveillance network who keeps tabs on the enemy’s every move.

No secret is safe. No manoeuvre goes unseen. Cypher is always watching.

Here's our guide to this agent.

10 Minute Cypher Gameplay With YouTuber Gigz

Cypher Gameplay Reveal

Cypher Abilities

Here are Cypher's abilities:

  • Free Ability ⁠— Trapwire: Place a stealthed tripwire between two walls. Triggering enemies are restrained and revealed for a short time. If the trap is not destroyed, it activates to daze the trapped victim. Can be picked up.
  • Cyber Cage: Toss out a remote activation trap. Reactivate to create a cage that slows enemies who pass through it. Look at a trap and press USE to detonate it, or hold ACTIVATE to detonate all.
  • Signature Ability ⁠— Spycam: Place a remote camera. After placing, reactivate to view the video feed. Left-click while in-camera to fire a tracking dart. Recharges when picked up or killed.
  • Ultimate ⁠— Neural Theft: Extract information from the corpse of an enemy, revealing the location of their living allies.



Brimstone is a great character to use on the attack as you can quickly clear out open bombsites with his ultimate, as well as utilising your Sky Smoke to enter the site unseen.

Although Trapwire and Cyber Cage seem to be a bit more of an inconvenience than practical, in a game where time is precious, it can make a big difference.

Set these up around tight corridor and major entry points to bomb sites.


Cypher's camera, coupled with their traps, creates a tactical opportunity to overload onto one bomb site.

Cypher is a big utility agent and will be best used to stop obstruct and slow down enemies on defence.

With so many traps available, it might be worth playing a more aggressive game (especially with an ult that requires you to extract information from dead opponents) so using the Spectre SMG or Judge Shotgun is probably a good move.

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