Best Valorant Agents For Each Map

Valorant started out with 11 agents and 4 maps when it was released back in 2021. Now, there are 24 playable agents and 15 maps in the game, so it’s for sure that our favorite competitive FPS title has come a long way. Of course, it’s good that the world of Valorant is forever expanding, but with several more agents to choose from, it’s difficult for the player base to recognize which agent is the best for each map.



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Not every Valorant player cares about an agent’s suitability and efficiency on a map, but if you’re someone who wants to climb up the ranks and reach Immortal or Radiant, it’s crucial that you take such things into consideration. With that in mind, we’ve curated this list to let you know which agents you should master for each map in Valorant.

There are 15 maps in Valorant, but we’ve only picked the ones that are currently in rotation for Competitive and Unrated. We’ve skipped the ones that are exclusively available for Team Deathmatch (TDM) or are out of rotation from Competitive and Unrated.

7 Ascent

Best agents for Ascent - Valorant

Agent

Sova

Omen

Jett

Cypher

KAY/O

Class

Initiator

Controller

Duelist

Sentinel

Initiator


Ascent is a legendary map for Valorant players, as it has been with us since the game’s launch. Like most maps in the game, Ascent comes with two sites, A and B. Taking entry into the sites isn’t that difficult if you’re flexing the overpowered duelist duo: Reyna and Jett. Reyna’s blind, coupled with Jett’s updraft and dash, will get you into the site quickly; however, if the opponent has used Cypher’s or Killjoy’s setup, it would be instant death for Jett. Well, that’s where KAY/O and Sova are useful.

Ascent has several amazing lineups for Sova’s Recon dart, which will help you gather information on the enemy’s position. Also, if the Sentinels’ setup is troubling you too much, KAY/O can use his knife to suppress their abilities.

Finally, we have the ultimate Controller agent, Omen, who can smoke from anywhere on Ascent. During the attack, Omen can block the enemy’s sight through smoke, Sova and KAY/O can gather information, and Reyna’s blind will allow Jett to enter the site.


In defense, however, Sentinel, like Cypher, will play a crucial role on Ascent. Cypher’s trap on the A site will make it incredibly hard for the enemy team to rush hard. It means that the enemy team will try to enter either of the sites through mid, or they’ll directly attack the B site. With Omen, Sova, and KAY/O abilities, you can make it incredibly difficult for the enemies to attack mid or the B site. Regardless, if the enemy team somehow takes the site, Reyna’s blind and Jett’s updraft and dash will be crucial and incredibly efficient during retakes.

6 Bind

Best valorant agents for Bind

Agent

Brimstone

Raze

Skye

Cypher

Sage

Class

Controller

Duelist

Initiator

Sentinel

Sentinel


Bind also comes with two Sites, but there are no midpoints, so it’s not that difficult to defend the sites if you’re playing your cards right. With two Sentinels in the team, you can easily defend both sites. On top of that, Brim can smoke all the entries, making it extremely difficult for the enemy team to plant.

Raze is absolutely a beast on Bind, as she can use her grenades to push back the enemy team, and thanks to the narrow entry points, she might even get some free kills through grenades or boombot. Skye is also a good Initiator pick since the map isn’t that big, which allows her blind to work well during defense or retakes.

During attacks, Cypher traps can hold the flanks and the site’s entry point post-plant. Similarly, Sage can do a post-plant wall to buy some time. Brim’s smokes can block the Operator’s angles and help you enter either of the sites. Raze can clear out the corners with her grenades, and Skye’s blind will leave no choice for the enemies but to push back.


5 Split

Best valorant agents for Split

Agent

Killjoy

Raze

Jett

Omen

Sage

Class

Sentinel

Duelist

Duelist

Controller

Sentinel

Split, flaunting two sites, comes with some verticality, making it a haven for agents like Raze, Jett, and Omen. Since this is a small map, Omen’s blind comes in heavy during attacks, allowing Raze and Jett to enter the site and clear out the corners. The long angles on both sites bring in the risk of Operators, and that’s where Omen’s smokes are useful.

Once the site is in control, Killjoy and Sage can easily buy time through their utilities after planting the spike.


During the defense, Killjoy can very hold a site without any help from other agents. Similarly, Sage can hold the mid-entry point through her wall (If broken, slow orbs can help her buy some time for the team to regroup). Omen’s smokes and Raze’s grenades can hold off the enemy team from entering another site.

4 Breeze

Best Valorant agents for Breeze

Agent

Viper

Skye

Jett

Harbor

Cypher

Class

Controller

Initiator

Duelist

Controller

Sentinel

Even though Breeze also has two sites, it is a big map, which means it has multiple entry points. The mid-entry is especially tough to hold during defense. One little distraction from the defense will allow the attackers to take entry, and that’s why Cypher is extremely crucial for the map. With his traps and camera, Cypher can easily hold the B site unaided.


Meanwhile, Viper can use her wall to block mid along with A’s entry. If Viper isn’t enough, Harbor can use his abilities to block the enemy team’s sight completely, making it extremely difficult for them to forcibly enter. Finally, Skye can use her blind and dog to gather some information on the enemy’s position.

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This combination of agents is also useful during attacks. Viper, Harbor, and Cypher’s abilities are extremely overpowered when holding a site post plant. At the same time, Skye can blind the enemies if they somehow enter the site, allowing Jett to do her magic and use the map’s verticality and long angles to get some frags.

3 Icebox

best valorant agents for Icebox


Agent

Viper

Sova

Jett

Omen

Cypher

Class

Controller

Initiator

Duelist

Controller

Sentinel

Icebox was one of the first Valorant maps to introduce some verticality to the gameplay. Both sites, A and B, come with several vertical angles that agents like Omen and Jett can use to their advantage. However, more verticality means more corners for agents to check during attacks and retakes — that’s why Sova’s recon dark and shock darts are extremely important.

Taking the mid-control in Icebox gets really tricky as there are several angles from where the enemy can spot you. But worry not if you have Viper, as her wall can completely “block the enemy’s sight” if Omen’s smokes and blinds prove inefficient.


Some players may argue that Killjoy is better suited on Icebox, but after the buff, Cypher should be your primary choice as a Sentinel. Cypher’s traps are a real nuisance on the map if you’re creative. The verticality of Icebox leaves several unique angles for the traps and one-way cages. The containers on B’s entry are the ultimate playground for Cypher’s traps. You can place your traps at different entry points (personal favorite – yellow container) to make it harder for the enemy to figure out your setup.

2 Lotus

Best Valorant agents for Lotus

Agent

Astra

Sova

Jett

Omen

Cypher

Class

Controller

Initiator

Duelist

Controller

Sentinel


Lotus has been with us for almost a year, but still, not all players know what agents work best to overwhelm the enemy on all three sites: A, B, and C. Since the map is fairly large and has multiple entry points, Cypher’s traps come in handy to control flanks or hold a site.

Similarly, the combination of Astra and Omen’s smokes can block multiple entry points. Sova, on the other hand, can track the enemy’s movements so the rest of the teams can rotate to provide much-needed backup.

During attacking rounds, Omen and Astra can block multiple holding positions, letting Sova reveal the position of an enemy holding a close angle. Jett can then use her Dash and Updraft to enter and clear the site. Meanwhile, Cypher can use his traps to prevent flanks and maybe use his cages to enter the site undetected. Sova and Cypher can also combine their abilities to reveal the position of enemies who are holding any close angles with a shotgun.


1 Sunset

best valorant agents for Sunset

Agent

Harbor

Skye

Raze

Omen

Killjoy

Class

Controller

Initiator

Duelist

Controller

Sentinel

Valorant players have mixed feelings for Sunset; some hate it, and some don’t get tired of playing it. Like most maps, Sunset comes with two sites: A and B. However, the tricky part of the map is surely the mid-section, which allows entry to both sites through various openings. That is why agents like Harbor and Omen are really important, as their abilities allow you to block the enemy’s sight.


Since both the sites are compact, Skye can use her blind to effectively render every enemy holding the corners helpless. Meanwhile, Raze can use her satchel to quickly enter the site after launching her boombot to clear close angles.

Don’t waste Raze’s abilities on Mid. Her grenades and boombot are most effective when entering the site.

Finally, we have Killjoy, whose abilities can prevent the enemy team from rushing the site. KJ can use her abilities post-plant to prevent the enemy team from defusing the Spike.

Killjoy is indeed a good Sentinel choice for Sunset, but one can also go with Cypher on the map. Cypher’s traps on the B site (during Defense) are especially troublesome for the enemy team.

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