Valorant is a colourful, tactical shooter created by Riot Games. The title currently has multiple unique characters in the Agent pool for players to choose from. Jett is a Duelist and lethal machine for dealing damage and avoiding bullets. She is one of the best Valorant Agents to begin with.
Here's our comprehensive guide to playing as Jett in Valorant.
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Is Jett Good in Valorant?
In terms of Valorant's backstory, Jett is from South Korea and represents the Duelist class. She is undoubtedly one of the strongest and most popular Agents in the game, especially considering she is already unlocked when first starting out in Valorant.
Jett's abilities allow her to move from one spot to another quickly, and her Updraft ability allows her to get a height advantage over the enemy. This makes Jett a versatile Agent that can rush on sites while attacking, and defend incoming opponent retakes with her quick positioning.
Is Jett Good for Beginners?
Jett is one of the starting Agents players will get when they begin their journey in Valorant. In fact, Phoenix and Jett are the only two Duelists that are auto-unlocked, but does that mean she is good for beginners?
While Jett's abilities are great for dodging bullets and positioning herself at strong angles, it is difficult to initially known when to use these abilities. Her ultimate ability also requires precise aim, so she isn't the best character for beginners. If players want to get kills and play as a Duelist, it's arguably better to learn Phoenix while getting used to Valorant's mechanics. Once accustomed to the game, beginners can easily get to grips with Jett's abilities after a couple of matches.
How To Play As Jett — Abilities & Skills
Here are all of Jett's abilities:
Cloudburst - Jett throws out a cloud of fog that obscures vision on impact. Hold down the ability button to bend the cloud’s in-flight trajectory.
Updraft - After a brief wind up, propel yourself upwards.
Tailwind - Immediately dash a short distance in the direction you’re moving.
Ultimate: Blade Storm - Arm yourself with several deadly throwing knives that deal moderate damage and kill on headshots. Scoring a kill restores all daggers. Left-click throws a single dagger. Right-click throws all remaining daggers in a short-ranged burst.
Jett's Best Weapons
The best weapons for any Agent will depend on their play style. So if you're aggressively pushing sites for entry, then these weapons will be the best choice.
In case you are hanging back as Jett and adopting a passive play style, then work your way around with the following weapons:
Jett is unanimously considered the best agent to use the Operator sniper rifle. This is because of her high mobility, and her ability to put up one-way smokes all around the map.
Tips for Playing Jett in Valorant
Jett's strongest asset in Valorant is her mobility, as it makes her unpredictable and quite difficult to counter. There are no rules set in stone while playing Jett. Most of the ability usage will get better with practice. For starters, anyone trying to play with Jett should focus on their basic movement, aim, game sense, and decision-making skills.
Her Updraft and Tailwind abilities allow her to close down spaces swiftly. She can gain a height advantage over the enemy by Updrafting — avoiding their attack or attacking them from an unexpected space. Using Jett's Updraft and Tailwind together will allow players to pop up at off angles and surprise the enemy. This is a mechanic that is quite common in higher ranks. Combined with her Cloudburst smokes, Jett can enter a site undetected, position herself well, and take control of a spike site.
Jett's smokes are her most underrated ability. Players usually ignore this ability as the smokes are not long-lasting. However, using her smokes at the right time will make a difference in any game; there are two ways to use Jett's smoke, one is for protection, and the other is to reposition. The best method to enter any site is to throw a smoke first and then dash into that smoke. This gives Jett the momentary cover she needs to reposition herself. Players can then peek out of the smoke by coordinating a rush with their teammates.
Finally, we have Jett's ultimate ability, which is perhaps the most lethal weapon in Valorant. Her Blade Storm gives Jett five, strong blades that can be used to headshot opponents from any range. Jett's Blades do not have any recoil, so, for an experienced player, this ability can mean an easy Ace if all opponents are gathered on one site.
Dashing into spike sites is fundamentally Jett's role in Valorant. While this is her greatest strength, it can also become her fatal flaw. Jett's abilities allow her to gain a positional advantage over the enemy, but doing so without cover will make her vulnerable every time.
For instance, dashing into a site without using smokes to cover off all the angles will always result in death for Jett. Similarly, using Updraft every time an opponent shoots you will only waste an ability if not used appropriately. Most players have noticed that it is easier to kill a Jett when she is midair. This is because Jett is at her most vulnerable when she is Updrafting. At the same time, it is more difficult to control any weapon while Jett is in midair.
Shooting with your weapon while you are hovering in the air with Jett is a bad option. This not only adds excessive recoil to the weapon, but also makes it inaccurate since Jett is in motion. A Jett should Updraft to find cover from attacks, or gain positional advantages, rather than using it to attack immediately.
In conclusion, Jett is not as strong as she looks on paper, as most of her abilities can be countered with good aim. However, it will take a lot more than just raw aim to take down an experienced Jett main! 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.