Valorant: 7 Best Agents For Beginners

Find the best agent that matches your vibe and wipe out the enemy team!

For beginners, the wide variety of agents available in Valorant can be overwhelming, and choosing the best one can be a tad bit challenging. When starting out in Valorant, it’s crucial to choose an agent that suits your playstyle and choose the one that matches your distinct vibe.

Best Valorant Agents For Beginners

Valorant offers a total of 24 agents. Here is a comparison table that consists of the Agents For Beginners In 2024:

RankAgentRoleAbilitiesUltimate Ability
4BrimstoneControllerIncendiary, Stim Beacon, Sky SmokeOrbital Strike
3HarborControllerCascade, Cove, High TideReckoning
2FadeInitiatorProwler, Seize, HauntNightfall
1GekkoInitiatorMosh Pit, Wingman, DizzyThrash

4. Brimstone

Most Easy-to-use Controller
Valorant agent Brimstone
Brimstone [Screenshot by eXputer]
One of the most versatile agents in Valorant, Brimstone offers excellent utility and support to his team. He’s also a great option for beginners who want to play a supportive role in the game.

Ability Name Keybind Short Description
Incendiary C Brimstone throws a grenade that explodes and creates a damaging area of fire.
Stim Beacon Q Brimstone deploys a beacon that gives nearby players a temporary speed and firing rate boost.
Sky Smoke E Brimstone targets a location and calls in a smoke cloud that lasts for a duration. He can choose to call in up to three smoke clouds at a time.
Orbital Strike X Brimstone targets a location and calls in an orbital strike, dealing high damage to enemies in the area. He can adjust the location and radius of the strike before activating it.
  • Strong area denial abilities
  • Orbital Strike deals massive damage
  • Sky Smoke makes it easy to hold sites
  • Delay enemy pushes
  • Lacks mobility
  • Team damaging abilities
  • Map dependent

3. Harbor

Most Complex Controller
Valorant agent Harbor
Harbor [Screenshot by eXputer]
Harbor is a controller agent who is able to create multiple opportunities to take over the site and defend it from enemies, blocking their view, slowing them down, concussing them, and guarding it using walls and shields.

ABILITY NAME KEY BIND DESCRIPTION
Cascade C Send a water wave pushing itself forward and through walls. Stop the wave early by reusing it and slow down the enemies which are hit by it.
Cove Q Throw a water sphere which works as a smoke and shield at the same time. When it hits the ground it deploys a destructible water shield capable of blocking bullets and enemy vision.
High Tide E Send water along the ground and guide it in the direction of your crosshair. It is able to go through every obstacle, spawning a water wall along the path. The water wave can be stopped early through Alt Fire and the enemies hit are slowed down.
Reckoning X Unleash the maximum power of your Artifact to summon a geyser pool on the ground which targets the enemy players in its radius through successive geyser strikes, concussing everyone caught in their radius.

Being a controller, Harbor does a very good job of securing sights and keeping the enemies off from it, securing him a high place on this list.

  • Able to place walls
  • Blocks enemy line of sight
  • Slows down enemy movements
  • Can deny site entry
  • Cove provides cover to planter
  • Low mobility
  • Hard to learn
  • Lacks healing abilities
  • Not-so-offensive abilities

2. Fade

The Best Initiator
Valorant agent Fade
Fade [Screenshot by eXputer]
Fade is a Fearful agent who was introduced as an initiator who hunts out its targets revealing their biggest fears and terrorizing them. Her kit, designed with a dark and terror theme, scares the enemies and makes her an excellent initiator putting her above the rest of the agents in this category.

ABILITY NAME KEY BIND DESCRIPTION
Prowler C Send a Prowler forward traveling in a straight line that locks onto any enemy in its line of sight, trailing in their vision to chase them, finally near sighting them when it succeeds to reach them.
Seize Q Throw a dark inky orb that drops to the ground after a while and explodes to create a zone in which enemies caught are pulled in the middle and are unable to escape by normal means.
Haunt E Throw a dark energy orb that drops down to the ground after a short time and turns into a nightmarish creature that will reveal all of the enemies’ locations caught in its line of sight.
Nightfall X Send out a wave of some dark nightmare energy that can travel through walls, which creates a trail to the opponent in addition to deafening and decaying them.

Fade deserves this high place on the list due to her aggressive and threatening kit in spite of being an initiator.

  • Terrorizes the enemy
  • Takes enemies’ ability to hear
  • Reveals enemy positions
  • Great at gathering intel
  • Aggressive abilities
  • Destroyable abilities
  • Require lineups
  • Hard to place abilities

1. Gekko

Best Spike Planter
Valorant agent Gekko
Gekko [Screenshot by eXputer]
Gekko is the twenty-second agent and the sixth initiator in Valorant, who has four creatures under his control that are able to transform between a globule state and an animal form. His kit is unique and offers great versatility, making him a great initiator as well as a solo carry agent.

ABILITY NAME KEY BIND DESCRIPTION
Mosh Pit C Toss Mosh like a grenade that duplicates across a large area on landing and then after a short delay explodes.
Wingman  Q Send Wingman forward to seek enemies, unleashing a concussive blast toward the first enemy he sees. Alt-Fire when targeting a Spike site or a planted Spike to make him defuse or plant the Spike. The spike must be in your inventory in order to get it planted by Wingman
Dizzy  E Send Dizzy forward flying through the air. It then shoots plasma blasts at the enemies in its line of sight, blinding the enemies it hits.
Thrash X Equip Thrash, link with its mind, control its movement in the enemy territory, and make it lunge forward and explode to detain all enemies in its radius.

This incredibly strong initiator is at the top of our list due to its effectiveness and versatility, but its full potential can be known only if it’s in the right hands.

  • Stuns enemies
  • Wingman (Lil bro) can plant and defuse spike
  • Reclaimable abilities
  • Able to blind an enemy
  • Less ability cooldown
  • Lacks healing abilities
  • Destroyable abilities
  • Requires team coordination

Similar Agents

Here are additional noteworthy Agents that are worth checking out. Depending on your playstyle, I think these could also suit you well. However, they aren’t included in my list because of various reasons.

  • Sage: Her excellent abilities completely focus on healing and support, however, she lacks when it comes to her offensive impact.
  • Sova: His abilities are slower than the rest of the above, especially when facing an enemy team that moves quickly.
  • Reyna: Her aggressive playstyle can be difficult for you to manage. She also lacks support and initiation.
  • Phoenix: Usually hinders the team by prioritizing personal survival over offering support to teammates.

My Take On Which Agent To Learn

As a controller player, who has spent years just grinding Valorant, I would recommend new players to either go towards learning Omen or Brimstone. These agents are not so hard to learn, and a very small number of players prefer playing controllers. So, no one will be instalocking them.

Controllers are also very essential to pick if you want to win a game. As with controllers, one can smoke angles from where enemies can easily peak. They can also be used to fake smoke sites while forcing the enemies to rotate to other sites. Furthermore, a good controller player can control the outcome of the game. 

With this, my guide on the Best Valorant Agents for Beginners comes to an end. If you want a tier list of all Valorant agents, be sure to read our guide: Valorant Tier List: All Characters Ranking. Don’t forget to check your sensitivity setting before heading into the arena. Lastly, make sure to check out the review on Valorant by Moiz Banoori.


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