Best Valorant Agents: Ranked in Order (2023, Patch 6.04)

Whatever you do, just don't play Yoru.

Anwell Patdu
Anwell Patdu
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Riot constantly adds new Agents to their roster. They also update various Agents in order to balance things out. It can be difficult to choose from Valorant’s ever-growing roster. To help you out, here are our picks for the best Valorant Agents ranked from best to worst in Patch 6.04.

S – Tier Valorant Agents

These are hands down the best Valorant Agents you can play in Patch 6.04. They work well with most team comps and can be used in almost any Valorant map.



Sage Valorant

First up, we have none other than Valorant’s original healer, Sage. Sage is currently one of the best Valorant Agents because of how well she fits with the current map pool. Her wall and slows are great tools to prevent enemies from rushing and can force opponents into tough situations.

Sage also fits most team comps because who wouldn’t want a heal or revive available on their team? She’s also a very easy Agent to play, allowing anyone from beginners to Radiants to pick her in ranked.



Jett using her Blade Storm in Valorant.

Jett is perfect for carrying in your ranked games. She’s always been a strong part of the meta, mostly because of how well she complements the Operator. Jett is great at being an entry fragger or an Oper, allowing you to play multiple styles within a match.

Her Bladestorm ultimate is also a great way to preserve your team’s economy and convert rounds. She can also provide a bit of support to her team by using her Cloudbursts. Overall, she has a well-rounded kit perfect for playing aggressively and using those off angles.



Killjoy with her Turret.

If you’re looking for a top-tier defensive anchor, Killjoy is your gal. She’s an insanely strong defender and can easily hold sites on her own. She’s a beast on maps like Ascent, Fracture, and Split, which are all part of the current map pool.

Killjoy is also great at watching flanks once you’re on the Attacker’s side. She can also help delay defuses using Nanoswarm lineups and can help you easily attack sites using Lockdown. She’s just so much better than the other Sentinel Agents in the game, and you simply can’t go wrong when choosing her.



Raze using her Paint Shells in Valorant.

The final Agent in our S – Tier is Raze. Raze is one of the few Duelists that work great both on Attackers and Defenders. Her utility can easily clear corners, engage fights, and enter sites on attack. She works best with an Initiator who can scan or flash for her, and it’s all over once she enters the site.

However, Raze’s entire kit can also be used to hold off pushes. Boom Bot can be used to check for early aggression, Paint Shells can be used to disrupt pushes, and Satchels can be used to nudge enemies. Not to mention her Showstopper ultimate that can instantly wipe out a team on pushes or retakes.

A – Tier Valorant Agents

These may not be the best Valorant Agents around, but they’re still pretty solid picks that work with most team comps and on different maps.



Sova holding an Operator.

Sova is a solid Initiator Agent that’s a valuable addition to any team. Being able to find and scan enemies will never be out of the meta, which is why Sova has always been so strong. He can clear corners, scan huge areas, and make sure that his team has the advantage when pushing sites.

He also provides a great balance between offense and support abilities, making him a well-rounded Agent. Not to mention how well he delays defuses using his Shock Darts and ultimate. Sova will make the enemy team cry if you have the right lineups.



Gekko with his pets in Valorant.

Next, we have the newest Valorant Agent in Gekko. Ever since Gekko’s skills were released, the community already knew that he was going to be OP. He has a flash, a molly, a lil buddy that can plant or defuse, and a detaining roaming ultimate. If that doesn’t sound overpowered, I don’t know what will.

Because of his unique abilities, he easily fits most team comps without any conflicts. He also works on any map all the way from Ascent to Haven. You also have the advantage of other players not knowing how to counter him yet.



Viper using her toxic smokes.

Viper is another Agent that rose through the ranks because of how the current map pool favors her kit. She’s a top-tier Controller, especially on newer maps like Fracture, Pearl, and Lotus.

Her ability to defend sites like a Sentinel also provides insane value for her team. Her Viper’s Pit ultimate is also an insane ability for post plants or retakes, allowing for instant site control. Add her molly lineups and smoke decay, then Viper is the ultimate lineup demon.



Fade Valorant Agent.

If you want to instill fear into your opponents, then Fade is the best Valorant Agent for you. Fade is a solid Initiator option that does a bit of everything. She can scan enemies, clear corners, drag enemies out of cover, and has a large AOE ultimate.

Fade can provide various tools to her team and create unique opportunities. She also pairs well with top-tier agents like Raze and Jett, making her fit in most team comps, regardless of the map.



Omen Valorant Agent.

Omen is perfect for players who have an aggressive or lurking playstyle but still want to help their team out. His abilities offer a mix of TPs, blinds, and smokes. You can use Omen to reach unique angles by teleporting on top of different objects. He can also easily perform outplays and baits when needed.

His long-range smokes are perfect for those lurks while still helping your team on the other side. Omen’s From the Shadows allows you to teleport anywhere on the map, resulting in unique opportunities that no other Agent can perform. He’s one of the best Valorant Agents right now because of how well his abilities work with different playstyles.



Reyna holding a Spectre.

The final Agent in our A – Tier is Reyna. Reyna has always been a carrying machine, and she’s the best Valorant Agent to carry with. Her simple kit, combined with an independent and self-healing kit, results in an insanely strong Agent as long as you’ve got aim.

When playing as Reyna, you only have one objective: To get as many kills as possible. If you aren’t getting kills, you aren’t contributing much to your team. So if you’re the type of player who’s always worried about your combat score, then Reyna is the Agent for you. Just make sure to always keep your aim training on point.

B – Tier Valorant Agents

We’re slowly going down the list of the best Valorant Agents. These next Agents are still decent and can work well on different maps when played correctly.



Skye with her animal friends.

First up is Skye. Skye is a solid Initiator that can clear corners, provide blinds, find enemies, and give heals out to allies. She’s an all-around type of Agent that should work with most team comps.

The main reason why Skye isn’t higher up on the list is that other Initiators can do what she offers, but better. She’s definitely still a solid pick, though, especially if your team lacks a Sage and some blinders.



Breach Valorant Agent.

Breach is another Agent that has the Initiator role in Valorant. His kit is mainly composed of stuns, concusses, and flashes that put the enemy team in a dazed and confused state. Breach actually works well in most of the maps in the current pool, including Fracture, Haven, and Split.

Overall, Breach actually has a solid kit. Unfortunately, he’s quite hard to use effectively, making him drop down the tiers. But he definitely has the potential to become one of the best Valorant Agents when placed in the right hands.



Phoenix using his Curve Ball.

Fire boy is up next. Phoenix is a pretty straightforward Agent. You have a flash, a wall, a molly, and two lives as an ultimate. Throw your Blaze for cover, clear areas using Hot Hands, and Curveball as you enter. You can pretty much do everything on your own. Not to mention that Run it Back is also a great retaking or info-gathering tool.

Phoenix is kind of the “jack of all trades” of the Duelists. He gets overshadowed by the others, which is why he’s lower on our list.



Brimstone with an Odin.

Brimstone is one of the best Valorant Agents for beginners because of how easy deploying his smokes are. But that’s also the reason why he’s not that great. Unlike other Controllers with reusable smokes, once Brim’s smokes expire, that’s it.

His Stim Beacon can definitely be useful in rushes and in certain situations. Brim’s Incendiary and Orbital Strike are great tools to delay defuses, though. Overall, he’s decent and can still work as a substitute or backup Agent.



Cypher with a Ghost and his Trips.

Cypher is another decent pick if you’re looking for a Sentinel Agent. His kit hasn’t changed much since his release because he has always been balanced. He’s still a great defensive anchor and provides great info, especially now that his Neural Theft reveals players twice.

Unfortunately, Cypher can easily be countered by most Valorant Agents in the meta. Agents like Raze, Sova, Fade, and Skye can easily get rid of Cypher’s utility, rendering his defensive capabilities useless.



Harbor with a Bulldog.

Harbor offers a ton of water-based abilities that are great at zoning enemies and blocking vision. He also offers some decent protection because of his Cove ability and can create unique opportunities and angles using Cascade.

However, Harbor can be a bit difficult to use, especially when compared to other Controllers. Most players also prefer Viper because of the stronger ultimate and the defuse delay potential with lineups.



Neon stretching in Valorant.

The final Agent for this tier is Neon. If you’re looking for speed on your team, Neon is the Agent to play. Like Jett, she enters sites with a burst of speed. She also has walls to cover vision, a bouncing stun, and finger guns for an ultimate.

Neon is definitely one of the more enjoyable Agents to play in Valorant. But her lackluster ult and reliance on good Initiators to succeed is what brings her down to our B – Tier.

C – Tier Agents

The Agents in C – Tier are among the worst Agents in the game. They can still shine on specific maps or with specific team comps, so don’t count them out just yet.



KAY/O with a Judge.

KAY/O can neutralize enemies and allow his team to safely enter a site. His FLASH/drive and ZERO/point combo are great at initiating fights. FRAG/ment can be used to clear corners or delay defuses. Finally, NULL/cmd is a great retake or pushing tool.

Surprisingly, KAY/O is actually a top Agent in professional play. He excels in team environments with great cooperation and communication. Unfortunately, he doesn’t work as well in solo queue because of the usual lack of teamwork.



Chamber with his Tour De Force ultimate.

Chamber used to be one of the best Valorant Agents and rivals Jett as the top Operator Agent. Unfortunately, he was nerfed to the ground in Patch 5.12, and has never recovered since. He’s just a huge liability as a Sentinel at this point. He can rarely anchor a site, unlike Killjoy or Cypher.

His Rendezvous isn’t as strong as it was, leaving Jett the sole best Agent for Operator users once again. Chamber can still have flashes of success, especially with his Headhunter or Tour De Force skills. However, he’s just in a state where he’s not strong enough to be the only Sentinel in a team, leaving him in an awkward spot.

D – Tier Agents

We’ve reached the final tier in our list of the best Valorant Agents, or should I say worse at this point? The majority of the time, you’re better off picking a different Agent altogether. Only pick these Agents if you’re 100% sure they’re going to work or if you want to get flamed.



Astra with a Bulldog in Valorant.

While it’s quite common to see an Astra in professional tournaments, she’s generally not good in Competitive queues. Astra is just way harder to use than your typical Controllers and works best in a heavily team-oriented environment.

It’s just easy to make mistakes with Astra. You’ll always have to think ahead, know how to properly manage your Stars, and be quick with your Star placements, all while getting shot at. Overall, she’s strong when placed in the right hands, but she’s not the best Agent to climb the Valorant ranks with unless you’re 101% confident with your skills.



Yoru with a Spectre in Valorant.

It’s no surprise to see Yoru this low on a list of the best Valorant Agents. He’s been so bad for so long that it’ll be a miracle if he ever makes it to S – tier. Yoru is a unique Agent that requires a very specific playstyle to be successful. Unfortunately, that’s also the thing that hinders him the most.

There are two types of Yoru players out there. There are ones who will leave you guessing the entire game and will bombard you with outplays. On the other hand, there are also ones that are just completely useless and feel like a bot. There’s no in-between. That already tells you the current state of Yoru.

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