All Valorant Classes Explained

All Valorant Classes Explained

What makes VALORANT different from other hero shooters are its unique agents and engaging gameplay. Riot Games never seems to disappoint when it comes to developing a game to appease a specific audience.

The game continues to attract the interest of players and streamers and now has over 14 million monthly players.

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There are currently 16 agents in VALORANT, and each agent belongs to a class. The four existing classes are Duelists, Controllers, Initiators, and Sentinels. Duelists are the damage carries on the team. Controllers have a significant impact on the map by providing utility.

Initiators help set up their team by gathering information or infiltrating. Sentinels are defensive experts who prevent flanks and help lockdown areas.

Valorant is an intense tactical FPS. In a constant rush between attack and defense, victory depends on how composed a team is.

A good team comp must consist of agents from different classes to give an advantage on offense and defense. Due to this, there is a need to have the Valorant classes explained.

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Duelists Class Overview

Duelists are the agents that create most of the impact. They have damaging skills, high mobility, and self-sustainability to keep them in the fight.

Duelists are described as “self-sufficient fraggers”. Agents in the duelist class should be able to seek out engagements and make aggressive plays.  The duelist agents are

  • Jett
  • Phoenix
  • Raze
  • Reyna
  • Yoru
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Controllers Class Overview

Controllers are agents that can change the state of the round by providing setups for their teammates.

They usually have the ability to deploy slow fields, smoke screens, stuns and other vision-impairing abilities. These skills can be used defensively or offensively to give the team that needed advantage. Controller agents include

  • Astra
  • Brimstone
  • Omen
  • Viper
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Initiators Class Overview

Initiators help to pick a fight and disrupt the enemy team. As the name suggests, they find perfect situations to initiate fights.

They have the ability to disorientate the enemy and disrupt their positioning to give the team an upper hand. The Initiator agents are

  • Breach
  • KAY/O
  • Skye
  • Sova
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Source: Riot Games

Sentinels Class Overview

The Sentinel agents are the support and defensive experts. They help the team to lock down areas while protecting them from enemy advances. These agents are crucial when it comes to securing locations. Sentinels rarely have offensive skills and therefore rely on gunplay to get kills. Sentinels in VALORANT include

  • Cypher
  • Killjoy
  • Sage

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