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Valorant Agent Tier List Patch 2.02: The Best Characters for February 2021

Abhimannu Das
7/Feb/2021 08:13 am

Valorant is in its most balanced state since the beta with no outliers in the current meta.
Our Valorant Agent Tier List Patch 2.02 sees Brimstone finally becoming viable after recent buffs to his kit.
Omen continues to be a popular pick despite multiple nerfs being handed to him by Riot.

Our Valorant Agent Tier List for Patch 2.02 highlights the best agents that you can take advantage of to climb ranks efficiently. The list showcases the strengths and weaknesses of each of the agents and where they fit in the current meta. Whether you are playing in a squad of five or solo queuing, the rankings are consistent with both options. Valorant Agent Tier List for Patch 2.02 has remained unchanged when it comes to the ranking of most agents, but Brimstone has climbed up in ranks thanks to the recent buffs he received. The Valorant Agent Tier List also meant to highlight the best agents in Patch 2.02 is for ranked play only and not in competitive or professional play. While agents like Reyna and Sage shine in ranked, they do not see as much play in the more competitive side of things.

Valorant Agent Tier List Patch 2.02 Methodology 

To create our Valorant Agent Tier List Patch 2.02, we considered each agent for its ability to fit into team comps and maps. The difficulty is a secondary factor as agents with a high skill-ceiling with minimal payoff are not worth running when compared to more forgiving agents in the game. 

  1. S-Tier agents can be picked in most maps and in most comps. They require minimal teamwork to be effective, but they also have a kid that can contribute positively to any team. 
  2. A-Tier agents are consistent but have defined weaknesses that your enemies can take advantage of. And in some cases, they are not effective in all maps or situations. 
  3. B-Tier agents are not “bad” in a vacuum, but other agents are capable of outperforming them at specific roles. 

Valorant Agent Tier List Patch 2.02 – S Tier

Jett ValorantJett continues to be the best Duelist in the game.
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1. Jett 

Jett is one of the most consistent Duelists capable of guaranteeing kills in the hands of a mechanically gifted player. She is currently the most picked agent in the game due to her mobility and high lethality. 

2. Sage 

While multiple nerfs were handed down to her kit in the past, no other agent can fill the support role as well as Sage. Resurrection continues to be one of the most game-changing ultimates in Valorant. 

3. Sova

Sova is capable of scouting and denying pushes with his abilities. He has become a staple in both ranked and professional play over the past few months. 

4. Raze

Raze takes advantage of un-coordinated teams with her abilities is a strong pick especially if you are solo queueing you way up the ranks. Her explosives are very effective against most enemy deployable abilities. 

5. Reyna 

She is known as the “pub stomper” character of Valorant for a good reason. If you can out-duel your enemies consistently, there is no better agent to clutch games for your team. 

Valorant Agent Tier List Patch 2.02 – A Tier

Breach ValorantBreach is slowly becoming the best Initiator in the game.
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1. Breach 

Breach is one of the best Initiators in the game, and he can make game-winning plays with his detonations and concussion abilities. 

2. Brimstone 

Brimstone receive numerous buffs recently that pushed him into viability in the meta. Nerfs to Omen in recent patched have also pushed Brimstone high up in the tier list. 

3. Cypher 

If you master the use of Cypher’s gadgets and are capable of holding sites on your own, you can offer a massive advantage to your team in ranked with the agent. 

4. Killjoy 

Killjoy didn’t see much play in the initial months of her release but after high-ranked players figured out her distinct strengths as a Sentinel, she has become a staple in all parts of the game. 

5. Omen

Omen received a bunch of nerfs recently which has pushed down his viability, but he still continues to be one of the best Controllers in the game and Paranoia continues to be a top-notch ability. 

6. Phoenix 

Phoenix’s ability to self-heal and deny zones with his molly makes him very useful in most situations. You can be very effective with him, specially on Attack if you know how to use Blaze correctly. 

Valorant Agent Tier List Patch 2.02 – B Tier

Skye ValorantSkye's AOE healing capabilities are not enough to make her an ideal support pick in Valorant.
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1. Skye

While Skye offers AOE healing compared to Sage’s single-target healing, she still doesn’t quite fit the support role well enough. She is too reliant on team play for solo players to use her consistently. 

2. Viper 

Viper requires buffs to her kit to be useful as a Controller. Currently, she is the least effective Controller in the game. 

3. Yoru

Valorant’s latest agent has been less than impressive during the first few weeks of Episode 2, but other agents outshine him too easily in the current balance patch. 

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Abhimannu Das is a part of the content team at AFK Gaming and a lifelong obsessive gamer. He is covering content on esports titles like VALORANT, CS: GO, Call of Duty, Fortnite, PUBG and more. He also writes opinion pieces, cover stories and conducts interviews with esports professionals.