Valorant Guide: What are Duelists?

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

  • Duelist
  • Controller
  • Initiator
  • Sentinel

We’ll get to know more information about Duelists’ background, their skills, and strategy or tactics in detail.

According to Riot Games Official Wiki, “Duelists are self-sufficient fraggers who their team expects, through abilities and skills, to get high frags and seek out engagements first.”

What does the statement mean?

The above statement means that the agents who come under Duelists Category are basically entry-fraggers or first-fraggers, who attempt to enter a site and take on the first kill to access/control the whole site.

Who can Play Duelist?

Players whose aim is perfect and have a better game sense plus better self-confidence are recommended to play with Duelists Agents. Because your self-confidence and aim will help get Entry-Frags for the team, and it will affect the match’s status. Players who are quick to get kills and know each duelist’s Abilities must play these Agents.

How many Duelists are there in Valorant?

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

1) Phoenix

Phoenix is one of the old characters/agents in Valorant since the BETA Version. According to his Biography, he’s from the UK. Phoenix can Flash opponents, heal himself through mollies, and his Ultimate is another chance or a life-gain. His Ultimate grants him the ability to be reborn if he’s killed during its duration. He can equip a flame wall for healing purposes, and that wall hides the vision of the enemies, and through the wall, he can heal himself around 60-80% as it lasts for 8 seconds. The second Ability is his Flash, wherein he can aim towards something (object or even at the open field) and fire to flash, and that’ll make enemies blind for 1.1 seconds. The Third ability is the Signature Ability of the agent wherein he can equip a fireball, and through that, he can Heal and even give damage to the opponents. It lasts for almost 4 seconds.

2) Reyna

Reyna was added to the game on June 1, 2020. According to her Biography, she’s from Mexico. Her basic ability is Leer, Signature abilities are Devour and Dismiss, her Ultimate is known as Empress. Almost every entry-fragger player chose Reyna because it’s easy to take kills and maintain top position with this agent.

The Leer ability (basic ability) lasts for 2 seconds and is also known as the ethereal eye, wherein she can blind enemies through this ability. The eye will shine near the sight of all enemies who can see it. The second ability, Devour, wherein she instantly consume a nearby soul orb (of a dead opponent), can rapidly heal herself over 100 health for 3 seconds. This is the most powerful ability of this agent, which makes her the best Duelist from others. The third ability is her signature ability wherein she consumes a nearby Soul Orb, she becomes invisible or intangible for two 2 seconds. The Ultimate of Reyna is so powerful. She enters a frenzy for 30 seconds, wherein there is an increase of her firing rate, equip and reload speeds by 15%, and automatic healing is granted to her this ability.

3) Raze

According to her Biography, she’s from Brazil; her real name is Izzy. Raze’s first ability is Boom Bot, wherein she can send her bot to reveal the enemy’s position or even give them damage. The second ability is Blast Pack (also known as Satchel), wherein she can instantly throw a Blast Pack that will stick to surfaces for 1-2 seconds, and then it’ll get a blast. The blast pack will not damage Raze, but she can give damage to others. The third ability is to Paint Shells, it’s her Signature ability wherein she equips a grenade, and she can throw it anywhere to damage opponents. This agent’s Ultimate ability is awesome. She equips a Rocket launcher, and she can directly damage multiple people if they are in the same place or overall take a confirmed kill if you shoot it perfectly.

4) Jett

Jett is one of the old characters/agents in Valorant since the BETA Version. According to her Biography, she’s from South Korea, and her real name is Joon-Hee. She has two basic abilities known as Cloudburst and Updraft. With the Cloudburst, she can instantly throw a projectile that expands into a brief vision cloud on impact with a surface. It lasts for 4.5 seconds.

The second ability is updraft, wherein she can go high into the air or fly (not constantly). The Third ability is her signature ability known as Tailwind, wherein she can move faster to a specific distance in one direction. The Ultimate is known as Blade Storm, wherein she can equip a set of 5 highly accurate throwing knives, and she can kill multiple enemies with it.

5) Yoru

Yoru is a newly launched Duelist in the game and was added to the game on January 12, 2021. According to his biography, he’s from Japan.

He has two Basic abilities, namely Fakeout and Blindside. Fakeout lasts for 10 seconds, wherein he can fake footsteps to enemies and easily fool them in any combat strategy. The second ability, known as Blindside, lasts for 1 second, wherein he can make blind easily to opponents. It’s a bluish type of flash. The Signature ability of Yoru is known as Gatecrash, wherein he can equip harness a rift tether and send the tether out moving forward. Then he can easily teleport to that position within 20 seconds. His Ultimate is known as Dimensional Drift, which lasts for 9 seconds, wherein he can equip a mask that can see between dimensions. He’s unable to be affected by opponent’s gunshots, and he can easily teleport anywhere depending upon his location.

We hope you got enough information about the Valorant Agent Category Duelists. 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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