Valorant has around 16 agents in total as of the beginning of Episode 3 Act 1. They are categorised into four specific classes — Duelists, Controllers, Sentinels, and Initiators.
Skye is arguably one of the best Agents in Valorant when played correctly. She is unquestionably a meta-agent in Valorant right now, and players can master this Agent with rigorous practice. So, if you are looking to become a trailblazing Skye main, then we have you covered!
Here is our guide to playing as Skye in Valorant.
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Is Skye Good in Valorant?
Skye was the third Initiator added in Valorant, and she has changed the game with her abilities. Her introduction in the game as another Agent has encouraged players to use her rather aggressively.
The Initiator is blessed with being able to clear a path, blind enemies, and healing abilities that can regenerate her teammate's health. She cannot revive a fallen teammate like Sage, but her healing usually regenerates teammates health up to 100 HP. With all these unique abilities, Skye is on her way to becoming a meta agent.
Is Skye Good for Beginners?
Skye's kit may sound easy on paper, but it is difficult to master for beginners. Most of her abilities are based on a trajectory that Skye has to manoeuvre herself.
This leaves the Agent vulnerable to opponents while using her abilities. Most beginners often make the common mistake of flashing their teammates while playing Skye, which often happens with Phoenix and Yoru's blinding abilities too when being used by beginners.
Skye mains need to be exceedingly attentive if they want to get kills, but also heal the entire team.
Thus, beginners will need to understand Skye's abilities, her strengths, and weaknesses to top frag with this Agent in matches. She requires a lot of practice to master, so isn't perhaps great for beginners.
How To Play As Skye — Abilities & Skills
Here are Skye's abilities in Valorant:
TRAILBLAZER (Q) — Skye equips a Tasmanian tiger trinket. Click fire to activate the tiger, which goes forward and scouts an area. The tiger can also concuss enemies upon direct contact.
GUIDING LIGHT (E) — Skye equips a hawk trinket. This hawk acts as a recon device and a flash. Players can navigate the hawk to go to a specific spot, and flash to gather more information around that area.
REGROWTH (C) — Channel to heal allies in a certain radius. Skye cannot heal herself but can heal all four teammates.
SEEKERS (X) — Skye equips a Seeker trinket that divides into three and searches for enemies. When enemies are struck by them, they get nearsighted for a short time.
Skye Best Weapons
The best weapons to select for any Agent in Valorant will depend on their role and the player's play style.
So if you're aggressively pushing sites with Skye for entry, then these weapons will be the best choice.
In case you are hanging back and adopting a passive play style with Skye, then work your way around with the following weapons:
Tips for Playing as Skye in Valorant
To casual players, Skye is the perfect team agent that can hang back during gunfights, heal teammates and blind enemies as they rush in on a spike site. However, that is just the basic method of using Skye, and it is quite predictable.
Skye's strength lies in her self-sufficiency as an Initiator. Experts argue that she is indeed a Duelist at heart, stuck in an Initiators role.
Skye's biggest ability is her flashes which can blind enemies on command. After the patch 3.0 update, Skye only has two flashes, with one regenerating every 40 seconds. This gives her immense map control if she lurks around spike sites.
Players can get creative with Skye's flashes and come up with some ridiculous plays to blind the enemy. One of the most common techniques with her flashes involves a quick-flash that blinds the opponent team and allows Skye to get some free kills.
Likewise, Skye's Trailblazer can be used both as a scout and a weapon. The tiger trinket allows Skye to scour an area and concuss them with her Trailblazer ability. This ability can also be used to deflect utilities from opponents like Brimstone's Incendiary, and Sova's Recon Dart.
The best weapon for Skye would depend on the player's gameplay. For instance, if the player uses Skye like a Duelist to push sites looking for an entry, then the Phantom is your best weapon! On the other hand, if the player likes to take long ranged fights and aim for heads, then go with the Vandal.
The gameplay style of the player will always decide the best weapon for an Agent in Valorant.
Thus, to wrap it up, Skye is one of the most versatile agents in Valorant right now. Her usefulness goes beyond her abilities, and in the right hands, Skye can become the top fragger every team needs!
Every agent in Valorant has a weakness. Skye's greatest weakness is being a weak healer. This encourages teams to select Sage as well as Skye in their team composition. Skye's healing should also be used on maximum teammates simultaneously, not one at a time. Using it on a single teammate wastes the ability. Meanwhile, Sage's ability can be used on a single teammate in critical condition, or her Ultimate can resurrect a dead teammate.
All of Skye's abilities except Regrowth can be shot down by the enemies. Her flashes are quick, but players with precise aiming skills can take them out before Skye pops the flash. The same can be done with her Trailblazer and Seeker abilities.
While using Trailblazer, Skye is also vulnerable to all angles as her vision is used to control the trinket. This can be punishing if enemies know where to hide and attack once the trinket fails to spot them. Thus, this Agent might be super strong on paper, but her abilities can be countered by clever opponents.
Overall, Skye is currently one of the strongest Agents in the game. Mastering her allows players to forge a path during attacking rounds, while also making sure her teammates are all at full health. 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 16th November 2021 by Kelsey Raynor.