All Valorant Agents: Real Name, Country of Origin, & Abilities

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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<div class="paragraphs"><p>All Valorant agents are classified into four distinct classes</p></div>
All Valorant agents are classified into four distinct classes


Valorant currently has 20 agents and all of them have their own story to tell.
All Valorant agents fall under four broad categories.
Here’s a list of all Valorant agents, their actual names, date of release, country of origin, and an overview of their abilities.

Riot Games’ free-to-play first-person hero shooter Valorant was released in 2020 and in two years, the game has expanded leaps and bounds, by adding an array of new agents and maps for players to choose between. At the time of launch, Valorant had only 11 starting agents and only five of the agents were available to play immediately. Notably, all of the Valorant agents have a unique story to tell with Riot Games adding dedicated lore to them, giving them stand-out personalities. Hailing from different countries and with remarkable stories to tell, all the Valorant agents are specialists in their own way. 

Here’s a list of all Valorant agents, their actual names, date of release, country of origin, and an overview of their abilities. There are 20 agents in Valorant currently and this article will be updated as and when Riot Games releases new playable characters.

All Valorant agents

All Valorant Agents: Abilities and their roles explained

Riot Games has classified all Valorant agents into the following roles:

  • Duelists - Offensive class of agents

  • Initiators - Those agents that enable fights and offer support

  • Sentinels - Defensive class of agents

  • Controllers - Agents who can block off certain areas of the map to make offense/defense easier.

Duelists in Valorant


  • Drift (Passive): Holding the jump button while falling allows Jett to glide through the air.

  • Updraft: Instantly propels Jett high into the air.

  • Cloudburst: Instantly throw a smoke projectile and hold the ability key to curve the smoke in the direction of your crosshair.

  • Tailwind: Activate to prepare a gust of wind for a limited time. Re-use the wind to propel Jett in the direction she is moving. If Jett is standing still, she propels forward.

  • Blade Storm (Ultimate): Equip a set of highly accurate throwing knives that recharge upon kills. Fire to throw a single knife and right click [Alternate (Alt) Fire] to throw all remaining daggers but does not recharge on a kill.

Jett - Valorant


  • Energy (Passive): Using High Gear and Overdrive consumes energy. Killing an enemy will instantly refill energy.

  • Fast Lane: Neon fires two energy lines forward on the ground that extend a short distance or until they hit a surface. These lines rise into walls of static electricity and block vision.

  • Relay Bolt: Neon throws an energy bolt that bounces once. Upon hitting each surface, the bolt electrifies the ground below with a concussive blast. Those caught in the blast radius will get concussed.

  • High Gear: This will channel Neon’s power for increased speed. When charged, using right click will trigger an electric slide.

  • Overdrive (Ultimate): Unleash Neon’s full power and speed for a short duration. Left click (Fire) to channel the power into a deadly lightning beam with high movement accuracy.

Neon Valorant


  • Heating up (Passive): Phoenix heals when he comes into contact with his own fire and does not take damage.

  • Blaze: Left-clicking will allow Phoenix to create a wall of fire that blocks vision and damages players passing through it. Players can hold fire to bend the wall in the direction of their crosshairs.

  • Curveball: Equip a flare orb (flash) that takes a curving path and detonates shortly after throwing. Left-clicking will curve the flash to the left and right-click will curve it to the right.

  • Hot Hands: Equip a fireball (molly). The molly when thrown explodes after a set amount of time or upon hitting the ground, creating a fire zone that damages enemies.

  • Run it Back (Ultimate): Phoenix leaves behind a marker at his location and creates an unkillable copy of himself for a short period. While this ability is active, dying or allowing the timer to expire will end this ability and bring Phoenix back to his marker with full health and the amount of armor he had when the ability was cast.

Phoenix Valorant


  • Boom Bot: Raze deploys a robot that bounces off walls. The Boom Bot will lock on to enemies in its front and will explode when it comes in contact with enemies and damage them.

  • Blast Pack: Raze uses a projectile that sticks to surfaces. Re-using the ability after deployment will cause it to detonate. It damages enemies and increases Raze’s forward momentum

  • Paint Shells: Using this ability will cause Raze to throw a cluster grenade that damages and creates sub-munitions, each damaging anyone in the range.

  • Showstopper (Ultimate): Raze fires up a rocket launcher and launches it. It does massive damage to anything that comes into contact with it.



  • Soul Harvest (Passive): Enemies that die to Reyna, or die within 3 seconds of taking damage from Reyna, leave behind Soul Orbs that last 3 seconds.

  • Leer: Reyna uses an ethereal, destructible eye (flash) that nearsights all enemies who look at it.

  • Devour: Reyna will consume a nearby soul orb and rapidly heal for a short duration. Health gained through this skill exceeding 100 will decay over time. If her ultimate is active, this skill will automatically cast and not consume the Soul Orb.

  • Dismiss: Reyna turns intangible for some time when she consumes a nearby Soul Orb while casting Dismiss. If Empress is active, also become invisible.

  • Empress (Ultimate): Reyna enters into a frenzied state that increases her fire rate, equip and reload speeds. She also gains infinite charges of Soul Harvest abilities. When an enemy dies to her or dies within three seconds of taking damage from Reyna, the duration of Empress is renewed.

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  • Fakeout: This ability leaves an echo that mimics footsteps. Yoru can cast the ability immediately using left click, or plant the steps and activate them later on using right-click.

  • Blindside: Yoru equips a flash that goes off once it collides with a hard surface. Blindside must at least bounce once for it to explode.

  • Gatecrash: Yoru sends a tether and can later teleport to it. The tether can constantly be moving forward by using the left-click. It can also be left in place using right-click.

  • Dimensional Drift (Ultimate): Yoru equips a mask that causes him to enter a different dimension and cannot be seen or hurt by enemies. While in this form, he can be spotted only by enemies nearby.

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Sentinels in Valorant


  • Barrier Orb: Sage creates a wall that fortifies after a few seconds and using right-click, she can rotate the wall. 

  • Slow Orb: Sage throws ice balls that detonate upon landing, creating a lingering field that slows players caught inside of it.

  • Healing Orb: Sage can heal damaged allies using left-click and right-clicking the ability will heal her. The healing effect happens over time and is not instant.

  • Resurrection: Sage brings back an ally from the dead with full health.

Grimm showed off some of his sick Sage walls on Pearl while playing against Tarik.
Valorant - Sage


  • Nanoswarm: Killjoy throws a grenade and she can later activate it for an area of effect damage.

  • Alarmbot: Killjoy deploys a bot that hunts down enemies that get in its range and upon reaching its target, the bot explodes. It also makes the enemies vulnerable. She can recall the bot and use it at a different location.

  • Turret: Killjoy can deploy a turret that fires at enemies in a 180-degree cone. Using right-click, she can swap its direction and holding left-click will recall the deployed turret.

  • Lockdown (Ultimate): Killjoy equips a Lockdown device that after a long windup, detains all enemies caught in its radius.

Killjoy Valorant


  • Trapwire: Cypher lays a tripwire and enemies who get caught will be tethered, revealed, and dazed after a short period if they do not destroy the device in time.

  • Cyber Cage: Cypher uses a small device that can be tossed in front and activating this will create a zone that blocks vision and plays an audio cue when enemies pass through it.

  • Spycam: A camera that Cypher uses to gather intel when activated. It can also mark targets and reveal their location until the dart is removed.

  • Neural Theft (Ultimate): This ability can be used on dead enemy agents and will reveal the location of the rest of the enemies.

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  • Trademark: Chamber lays a trap that destabilizes the terrain when an enemy agent triggers it. Once activated, it slows players caught inside.

  • Headhunter: Chamber uses a pistol similar to Sheriff.

  • Rendezvous: Chamber places two teleport anchors. While on the ground and in range of an anchor, he can reactivate to quickly teleport to the other point. It can be picked up and redeployed.

  • Tour De Force (Ultimate): Chamber wields a powerful sniper rifle. It can kill an enemy with a direct hit and killing an enemy creates a lingering field that slows players caught inside of it.

Chamber - Valorant

Valorant Initiators


  • Aftershock: Breach fires a slow-acting burst charge that deals heavy damage through walls.

  • Flashpoint: A fast-acting charge (flash) that blinds all players looking at it once detonated.

  • Fault Lines: A seismic charge that sets off a quake. This concusses all players caught in the zone.

  • Rolling Thunder (Ultimate): Breach summons a greater-scale seismic blast that sends a cascading quake through all terrain. It dazes and knocks back anyone caught in it.


Valorant Update 4.11 Patch Notes
  • Terror Trail (Passive): Abilities that apply Terror Trail will mark enemies, causing their position and movements to be tracked. Prowlers can be used to pursue these trails.

  • Prowler: Fade sends forth a prowler that can be controlled. Enemies hit by the prowler will be nearsighted.

  • Seize: Left-click the ability to throw a knot that drops down after a set time. Pressing fire will drop the knot early. Enemies hit by it will be held in place for 4.5 seconds and will be deafened and decayed.

  • Haunt: Fade throws an orb that plummets to the ground. After hitting the ground, it will turn into a watcher that will reveal the location of enemies caught in its line of sight. Enemies caught will leave a terror trail behind.

  • Nightfall (Ultimate): Fade sends out a wave of unstoppable nightmare energy. Enemies caught in it are marked by terror trails and will be deafened and decayed for 12 seconds.


The flashback shows KAY/O facing off against Reyna.
  • Frag/Ment: KAY/O throws an explosive fragment (molly) that sticks to the floor and explodes multiple times, dealing lethal damage at the center with each explosion.

  • Flash/Drive: KAY/O throws a flash grenade that blinds anyone in its line of sight. It can be thrown far using left-click, or lobbed nearby with right-click.

  • Zero/Point: KAY/O throws a suppression blade that sticks to surfaces. Enemies caught in its radius are revealed and cannot use their abilities.

  • Null/CMD (Ultimate): KAY/O lets out energy pulses that suppress enemies caught in it for a short duration. While he is overloaded, he gains combat stim. Additionally, KAY/O can be re-stabilized if he’s downed.


Skye - Valorant
  • Regrowth: This is Skye’s heal ability. She increases the health of damaged allies within a range and in line of sight. It can be used until it runs out. Unlike Sage, Skye cannot heal herself.

  • Trailblazer: Skye summons a predator and can control it. Enemies will take damage and get concussed if hit by it. 

  • Guiding Light: Skye summons a hawk that can be moved and controlled. It can be detonated to flash anyone who sees it. If enemies get flashed, Skye gets an audio cue. 

  • Seekers (Ultimate): Skye sends out three seekers that track down the closest three enemies. If enemies get caught by the Seeker, they get nearsighted.


  • Owl Drone: Sova deploys a drone to scout the map. It can shoot darts and mark enemies to reveal their location.

  • Shock Bolt: Sova shoots a bolt that detonates upon collision and damages players nearby. The Shock Bolt’s range can be extended by holding left-click, and right-click to add up to two bounces.

  • Recon Bolt: Fire a recon bolt forward that gets activated upon collision and reveals the location of nearby enemies caught in its line of sight. Enemies can destroy the bolt.

  • Hunter’s Fury (Ultimate): Sova charges his bow with three long-range, wall-piercing energy blasts. These charges deal damage and reveal the location of enemies caught in them.

All Valorant agents: Controllers


Astra - Valorant
  • Astral Form: Astra enters Astral Form and places Stars around the map. These stars can be transformed into her abilities.

  • Gravity Well: Astra activates a star to form a Gravity Well that pulls players in the area toward the center and later explodes. Players trapped inside turn vulnerable.

  • Nova Pulse: Activate a Star to detonate Nova Pulse that charges briefly and then strikes. It concusses all players in its area.

  • Nebula/Dissipate: Astra activates a star to transform it into a Nebula (smoke). 

  • Cosmic Divide (Ultimate): This ability blocks bullets and heavily dampens in-game audio cues.


Champions Vandal finisher has a unique Brimstone animation
  • Stim Beacon: Brimstone throws a stim beacon on the ground that creates a field that grants allies rapid fire and move speed.

  • Incendiary: Launches a molly grenade that detonates as it comes to a rest on the floor, creating a lingering fire zone that damages players within that zone.

  • Sky Smoke: A smoke cloud blocks vision in the selected area.

  • Orbital Strike: An orbital strike laser that toasts players caught in the selected area.


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  • Cascade: Harbor casts a water wave that moves forward. It can go through walls with left-click and enemies who get hit or go through it get slowed.

  • Cove: Harbor casts a sphere of shielding water that expands upon hitting the ground. It can block bullets but abilities still pass through it.

  • High Tide: Harbor creates a wall of water that moves forward along the ground. It can be controlled and it can pass through surfaces. Enemies hit by it or those who pass through the wall have reduced move speed.

  • Reckoning (Ultimate): Equip the full power of harbor's Artifact. Fire to summon a geyser pool on the ground and enemies in the area are targeted by successive geyser strikes. Those caught in the strike are concussed.


Omen - Valorant
  • Shrouded Step: Omen teleports to a marked location.

  • Paranoia: Omen throws a blinding orb forward. Enemies who are hit by it have reduced vision and are deafened.

  • Dark Cover: Omen places a smoke on marked locations.

  • From the Shadows (Ultimate): Omen teleport anywhere on the map. After teleporting, he will appear as a shade that can be destroyed by an enemy to cancel his teleport. Additionally, Omen can also cancel his teleport.


Valorant Update 3.03 Patch Notes
  • Snake Bite: Viper throws a molly that damages players who step on it and also makes them vulnerable.

  • Poison Cloud: A gas cloud that works as a smoke. Enemies in the gas cloud lose health over time, but it regenerates after they are out. The gas emitter can be picked up and redeployed.

  • Toxic Screen: Viper deploys a long line of gas emitters to create a wall of toxic gas. It blocks vision.

  • Viper’s Pit (Ultimate): Viper summons a chemical smoke in all directions around her. This shroud reduces the vision and health of opponents inside it.

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Sadakshi has been a gamer throughout her life and has followed League of Legends since Season 3, immediately falling in love with the esports scene. Bringing in her print journalism experience, she focuses on content that is both informative and innovative. While her heart still remains with League, her love for competition has pushed her to explore other titles such as Valorant and Apex Legends.