Valorant - a guide to the duelist role

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Valorant takes a whole host of different agent types to ensure the team is well-rounded.

Although, this does not always translate into online play as some players may avoid certain roles.


But, one of these key roles is the duelist role.

Focussed on fighting and wiping out enemies, the role is one of the more fun roles in the game.

However, this hasn't stopped the low pick rate of all of the roles.

Riot Games has tried to combat this by releasing more duelists than any other role in Valorant.

But, the low pick rate could just be the lack of knowledge about this agent role.

So, let's take a look at a guide on the duelist role in Valorant with agents, playstyle, tips, and more.

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Duelist Agents in Valorant

There are six duelist agents for players to choose from.

Valoranty Yoru Duelist

These include...

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

Despite the differences in playstyles for all of them, they all have the same goal as a duelist agent in the game.


Get those kills!

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Duelists are the role that outputs that high damage and attacks.

As the entry fragger in the game, they take sites easily with their aggression and fast too.

Having good aim with a duelist is brilliant to ensure that you can get those kills up and take sites.

Valorant agent roles

Walking straight as a duelist makes you a sitting duck for any other agent's in-game.

So, dashing or jumping from left to right is a great way to avoid damage input.

Defence isn't a strong point of the duelist role. However, playing sneakily is a great way to get the surprise element.

This can be stopped by sentinel agents, so the speed is key for this agent role in Valorant.

Valorant Duelist Tips and Tricks

Here are some tips and tricks for the duelist role in Valorant.

  • Flanking is your best friend.
  • Dashing and evasive manoeuvres are great to confuse an enemy.
  • Practising your aim before a match can get your fingers ready for gameplay.
  • Communication with your team is key so they know to follow up.
  • Strategies with controllers and initiators.

Does the duelist role sound like something that isn't for you? Take a look at our sentinel guide to see if that works better.

READ MORE: Valorant - a guide to the sentinel role