Out of the four classes of agents in Valorant, Duelists are certainly the most popular but arguably have the highest skill ceiling. So here is every Duelist in Valorant!
We currently have six different Duelists on the Valorant roster, and three of those were released in Beta!
Duelists in Valorant are designed to push onto a spike site and create space for their team – this is known as playing entry. If this sounds like your kind of thing, pick up one of the montage-makers on this list.
All of Valorant’s Duelists:
Arguably the most popular agent and the face of the entire Valorant franchise, our first Duelist is Jett. Released when Valorant was in its Beta form, Jett has always been that agent.
In every multiplayer game with different playable characters, there is always one character who is either hard-stuck or hard-smurfing, like Yasuo in League of Legends. For Valorant, it is Jett.
Being able to dash around with her Q, Updraft, and E, Tailwind, as well as being able to one-shot every enemy with her ultimate ability, Blade Storm, makes her one of the most hard-carry agents out there.
Jett can excel on maps where she can get vantage points over enemies, and get to angles other agents cannot, that is why we have ranked her as one of the best agents on Icebox!
This comes with a price, however, if the player isn’t good at the South Korean (which is often the case), they will just dash in and die immediately!
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Reyna comes in a close second for the title of carry or get carried – just behind Jett. Reyna’s kit means she can easily 1v5 if she plays it right, with her ultimate, Empress, increasing her speed and buffing her kit for 30 seconds!
Her Q, Devour, is a point-and-click heal after killing enemies, which becomes automatic when Empress is active! E, Dismiss, turns her invulnerable for two seconds when killing an enemy, which then upgrades to invisibility during Empress.
She also has a blind with her C, Leer, so she can entry into a site, kill someone, and safely gather herself for the next fight!
This style of fighting is insane, but a bad Reyna, which is very common, will have awful positioning, and will struggle to get that first kill – leading them to troll every round!
Phoenix is another agent who was released during the Beta, and was one of the most popular agents at the time. The London boy has since fallen off due to his simplistic kit compared to newer Duelists, but he is still a good pick up.
If you are looking for a Duelist to get into the swing of their playstyle, Phoenix is the agent for you! With his kit having two blinds, with his Q, Curveball, a wall in C, Blaze, and a heal and molly as his E, Hot Hands, you could not ask for more!
His ultimate, Run It Back, allows Phoenix to run in, and then go back to where he was 10 seconds ago, regardless of if he dies! This is a foolproof way for newer players to get used to how Duelists entry!
Yoru was released at the beginning of 2021, and was the first agent released in Patch 2.0. He focuses on teleporting around the map, and deceiving his enemies. Since his rework in patch 4.04, he is a lot better at it!
If you like an agent that can make clones of himself, teleport and go invisible, Yoru is for you!
His C, Fakeout allows him to place a clone, which can entry for him. When killed this releases one of two blinds in his kit, the other being his Q, Blindside.
He can also teleport around the map by placing a rift tether and teleporting back to it with his E, Gatecrash – perfect for rotating with Valorant’s resident sneaky boy!
Yoru can struggle on smaller maps, but he is one of the best agents on Breeze due to how large the map is, so if you struggle on Breeze, give Yoru a go!
His ultimate, Dimensional Rift, allows him to go invisible for 12 seconds, and flank enemies, meaning you can get behind enemies and easily clean up or distract the enemy team for your own!
Raze is the third and final Duelist on this list that was released in the Beta of Valorant and has one of the most interesting kits! She is a great agent and is actually one of the best agents on Split, alongside a fair few other maps, so she will always be a good pickup!
The Brazilian Bomber has all four abilities dealing AOE damage, meaning a lot of her kill potential isn’t always from using a gun like the Vandal, Phantom or Operator!
This also means abilities like her C, Boom Bot, and E, Paint Shells, are very good for making space on a spike site – whether it be clearing out defenders or stalling attackers!
She is mainly known for her ability to Satchel Jump with her Q, Blast Pack, around the map though! This is an advanced Raze mechanic that has her utilize both Blast Packs to explode them and push her through the air to get to an obscure angle to kill enemies from!
Plus it looks pretty freaking awesome!
Her ultimate, Showstopper, is a massive rocket she fires that deals a huge amount of AOE damage, allowing her to one-shot enemies – making it the perfect tool for clearing angles!
The final and latest addition to the Duelist roster within Valorant is Neon. the Flash wannabe is all about speed and zooming all across the map!
The Filipino actually utilizes Energy for a couple of her abilities! This is a passive bar that is drained when using these abilities, but more on those later.
Her C, Fast Lane throws up two opaque channels, allowing Neon and her team to safely push onto a spike site when attacking, or block off a push when defending!
This is great when combined with her Q, Relay Bolt, which is a two-bounce concussion energy bolt! This will concuss anyone who gets hit by the AOE. Throw this through your C, Fast Lane, and you will surprise the whole enemy team!
The speedster uses her E, High Gear, to get around faster, increasing her speed for 10 seconds and allowing her to slide. Her ultimate, Overdrive, can be a team wiper, but it can be hard to learn.
She fires an electric stream out of her fingers – Think Darth Sidious – for 20 seconds, which deals a lot of burst damage to enemies hit!
These two previous abilities use Neon’s Energy passive, meaning she has to be smart about her consumption. No point using Overdrive if you have no energy! That said, killing an enemy completely resets her Energy to 100, so snowballing is massive!
So there we have it, every Duelist in Valorant! Whether you are looking to pick up a new Duelist or pick up Duelists in general, there is something for everyone!