Valorant Guide: What are Controllers?

The characters which we play in Valorant are known as Agents. And Agents are divided into several parts:

  • Duelist
  • Controller
  • Initiator
  • Sentinel

Earlier this week, we published an article about Duelists’ background, their skills, and strategy or tactics in detail. And in this article, we are providing information about the Controller Category of Valorant.

According to Riot Games Official Wiki, “Controllers are experts in slicing up dangerous territory to set their team up for success.”

What does the statement mean?

The above statement means that the agents who come under the Controller category are basically key players who help their team get frags (especially entry-frags, which is helpful for the duelists). With the Control on the site, it is easier for duelists to enter a site and take on the first kill and lead the team to score up.

Who can Play Controller?

Players who have a good game sense and like to play at 2nd and 3rd position of the team with some key gameplay like Omen and Brimstone’s Smokes, whereas Viper’s poisonous wall, etc., stuff.

How many Controllers are there in Valorant?

There is a total of Three Controllers in Valorant. Each character/Agent has different Abilities/Skills. The Controllers agents are listed below:

1) Brimstone

Brimstone is one of the old characters/agents in Valorant since the BETA Version. According to his Biography, he’s from the United States and has a code name as ‘Sarge.’

There are Four Abilities of Brimstone. The Basic Ability is Incendiary and Stim Beacon. With the Incendiary, which lasts for 8.3 seconds, he can equip a grenade launcher and easily fire a targeted location, and then space gets occupied by his molly.

The second Ability is Stim Beacon, wherein it lasts for 12 seconds, and with the help of that, there’s a rapid increase in fire rate, reload speed, and weapon swap speed with recoil control of 15%. Teammates get this advantages whosoever falls under the circumference of his Stim Beacon.

The Third ability is Brimstone’s Signature Ability, wherein he can put three clouds of smoke anywhere on the map, just like Omen. The only difference between Omen’s smoke and Brimstone’s smoke is, Brimstone’s smoke lasts for 19.25 seconds, whereas Omen’s smoke lasts for 15 seconds, but he does have Unlimited smokes with a cooldown of 35 seconds.

At last, the Ultimate, known as Orbital Strike. He equips a tactile map and can easily fire at a set location, which deals heavy damage over time to the players whosoever in that particular location. Usually, people use its Ultimate at Retake and After-Plant Outplays.

2) Omen

Omen is one of the old characters/agents in Valorant since the BETA Version. According to his Biography, he is described as a shadow hunter, and his origins or native place is completely unknown and has a code name as ‘Wraith.’

There are four abilities of Omen. The First is the basic ability known as Shrouded Step. He can teleport to another walk-away location at some range (distance) easily, and enemies could hear the sound of teleportation.

The Second ability is Paranoia; with this ability, he gains a shadow projectile forward, basically blinding enemies or reducing enemies’ vision range.

The Third Ability is Dark Cover, commonly known as Smoke. He equips a shadow orb and sees its range indicator; he can throw to a certain location pre-planned, basically smoke type of ability which lasts for 15 seconds with 35 seconds cooldown.

The Ultimate of Omen is known as From the Shadows. In simple words, with this ability, which requires 7 orb points, Omen can Teleport to any location on the map; there are no restrictions for that. Usually, people use Omen’s Ultimate either to confuse them or take intel.

3) Viper

Viper is one of the old characters/agents in Valorant since the BETA Version. According to his Biography, she is from the United States and has a code name as ‘Pandemic or Sabine.’

There are four abilities of Viper. The First is the basic ability known as Snake Bite, which lasts for 8 seconds, and with this ability, she can equip a chemical launcher just like Brimstone. Still, her molly is poisonous, and enemies get vulnerable wherein they receive double damage.

The Second Ability is Poison Cloud, wherein she has a gas emitter; she can maintain the power of toxic gas and keep recharging the cloud.

The Third ability is the Signature ability of a Viper known as Toxic Screen, wherein she equips a gas emitter launcher. She can deploy it to a range in the map and raise her wall (green color) so that enemies vision gets blinded.

The Ultimate of Viper is known as Viper’s Pit, which is Infinite in duration until and unless Viper dies. She equips a Chemical Spray, and the whole area nearby Viper gets a cloudy shape, which reduces the vision of enemies and reduces their health.


We hope you got enough information about the Valorant Agent Category Controller. Do comment and share your views about the article.

More about Valorant:
Riot Games’ Valorant has been a classy FPS Game after CSGO. With that being said, Developers of Valorant are so actively performing on future projects of the sport. Valorant may be a tactical shooting game involving two teams with five players in each team. Every player can check-in and play remotely from anywhere within the world. Every game has 25 rounds, and therefore the team that wins 13 of the first wins the sport. Players can choose their in-game characters called agents at the beginning of the sport.

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