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Valorant Classes: Who Should You Play for Your Playstyle?

Valorant Agents Classes

Valorant agents' identities come with a handful of differences. Male, female, class type, weapons used, the list could go on. But for newbies at the game, choosing an agent can be a little scary.

But if you have experience in other games and know your playstyle, you're halfway to finding your main and grinding competitive queue with them.

This guide can be used as an advice tool if you are figuring out who you want to play, and in what role.

So, let's find out which Valorant class fits your playstyle the best.

Valorant classes

There are 22 Valorant agents in the game right now. With such a large number to choose from, it's no wonder that new players can feel overwhelmed. Luckily, the agents are split into class types which each have a set of basic traits that the agents share.

Valorant classes
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Whilst each agent has their own set of abilities and traits, they will fit into one of these four categories.

  • Duelists
  • Controllers
  • Initiators
  • Sentinels

But what do each of these classes mean? And which agents should be played in that style?

Valorant classes explained


Valorant Duelist agents
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Duelists are the agents who are best known for their damage, entry fragging, and creating space.

In their kits, Valorant duelists have abilities that allow them to accelerate the pace of the game. These abilities also allow them to take good duels, and be the first to engage with the enemy.

If you are somebody who likes to be the frontman, deal a whole load of damage and rack up those kills, then Duelists are for you. But you should also remember that creating space for your teammates is as important as getting plenty of kills.

Valorant duelists' agents are:

  • Yoru
  • Raze
  • Neon
  • Phoenix
  • Jett
  • Reyna


Controller agents in Valorant
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Controllers are the ones that make it easy for allies to take control of an area. They smoke dangerous angles and block the enemy line of sight. This makes it safer for allies to enter the bomb site.

Controllers also use stuns, slows, and flashes to evade the enemy. This class is usually played by someone who likes supporting teammates by offering crowd control.

Valorant controller agents are:

  • Viper
  • Astra
  • Brimstone
  • Omen
  • Harbor


Initiator agents in Valorant
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Initiators are once again a support type of agent that aid the damage dealers in getting their damage out. Providing information to their Valorant team, they are vital in knowing when to push for a spot, take a kill or engage with the enemy.

Although they mainly act as a lighthouse for the duelists, some initiators can provide a punch when needed with their damage also being quite high. The issue with initiators is that they are not easy to master. But they are vital to any team composition.

Valorant initiators agents are:

  • Sova
  • Skye
  • Kay/O
  • Breach
  • Fade
  • Gekko


Sentinel agents in Valorant
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Sentinels' key focus is location, location, location! Their key missions are to lock down sites, take map control, provide calls and again provide support to the other players.

People who enjoy the slower pace of life will play this agent well, as they can slow down the pace of things with defensive abilities like using their gadgets.

Valorant sentinels agents are:

  • Chamber
  • Cypher
  • Killjoy
  • Sage

For more articles like this, take a look at our Valorant and More page.