Valorant Tier List: All Agents Ranked [Patch 7.04]

With expanding character roster in Valorant, we have ranked the 21 agents in our Valorant tier list, detailing from the best to worst ones.

The Valorant character roster has been growing since the game’s launch, and currently, Valorant features 21 agents. Besides the gunplay, each agent differs based on their abilities. That is why we have curated the Valorant tier list 2023 and ranked each agent and character based on how good, or bad they are in the current meta.

Key Highlights
  • There are a total of 21 different agents that we have listed down in one of these 4 tier categories which are S tier, A TIer, B Tier, and C Tier.
  • Each Agent excels in different parts of the game and we have come across those who are better than others in terms of the Perks, Benefits, and Abilities they provide.
  • S Tiers are the Strongest Characters in the game having a great advantage over other characters. C Tiers are the Weakest Characters as compared to the other agents.
  • Jett, Astra, Sova, Skye, Viper, Cypher, and Fade are some of the Best Agents in Valorant.
  • Whereas, Yoru and Phoenix are the least-picked and unpopular agents in the game.
  • Sage, Brimstone, and Reyna are the more beginner-friendly agents that players can use who are new to the game.
  • From The Author: I created this list after investing more than 2,500 hours in Valorant, which is why you can totally trust my expertise!
Valorant Tier List Agents Table 2023
RoleS-TierA-TierB-Tier C-Tier 
ControllerAstra, ViperOmen, Brimstone, Harbor
DuelistJettRaze, ReynaNeonPhoenix, Yoru
InitiatorSova, Skye, FadeBreach, GekkoKAY/O
SentinelCypher Chamber, Killjoy, Sage

All Valorant Agents & Their Comparison

In addition to our rankings, here is a quick comparison between the Valorant Agents for your convenience:

AgentsRolePassivesBasic AbilitiesSignature AbilitiesUltimate AbilityUltimate Points
JettDuliestDriftCloudburst, UpdraftTailwindBlade Storm7.0
AstraControllerAstral FormGravity Well, Nova PulseStarsCosmic Divide7.0
SovaInitiator-Owl Drone, Shock BoltRecon BoltHunter's Fury8.0
SkyeInitiator-Regrowth, TrailblazerGuiding LightSeekers7.0
ViperControllerFuel ToxinSnake Bite, Poison CloudToin ScreenViper's Pit8.0
CypherSentinel-Trapwire, Cyber CageSpycamNeutral Theft6.0
FadeInitiatorTerror TrailProwler, SeizeHauntNightfall8.0
BreachInitiator-Aftershock, FlashpointFault LineRolling Thunder8.0
RazeDuliest-Boom Bot, Blast PackPaint ShellsShowstopper8.0
ChamberSentinel-Trademark, HeadhunterRendezvousTour De Force8.0
KilljoySentinel-Alarmbot, NanoswarmTurretLockdown8.0
ReynaDuliestSoul HarvestLeerDevour, DismissEmpress6.0
SageSentinel-Barrier Orb, Slow OrbHealing OrbResurrection8.0
GekkoInitiatorGobulesMosh Pit, WingmanDizzyThrash7.0
OmenController-Shrouded Step, ParanoiaDark CoverFrom the Shadows7.0
BrimstoneController-Incndiary, Stim BeaconSky SmokeOrbital Strike7.0
KAY/OInitiator-FRAG/ment, FLASH/driveZERO/pointNULL/cmd8.0
HarborController-Cascade, CoveHigh TideReckoning7.0
NeonDuliestEnergyFast Lane, Relay BoltHigh GearOverdrive7.0
YoruDuliest-Fakeout, BlindsideGatecrashDimensional Drift7.0
PhoenixDuliestHeating UpBlaze, CurveballHot HandsRun it Back6.0

Valorant Tier List

We have divided all 21 agents in Valorant across four tiers in our list; S, A, B, and C tiers. With that said, let’s proceed toward our updated tier list and go through the best and worst characters you can play as in Valorant in 2023!

Below you can find a summary of our rankings for the Valorant list:

S-TierJett, Astra, Sova, Skye, Viper, Cypher, Fade
A-TierBreach, Raze, Chamber, Killjoy, Reyna, Sage, Gekko
B-TierOmen, Brimstone, KAY/O, Harbor, Neon
C-TierYoru, Phoenix

Read on below for detailed analysis and in-depth explanations for our ranking of each character, as well tips on how you can make the best of each character in the current meta!


Valorant Agent Character Tier List 2022
S-Tier Agents

The agents falling under our S-tier are simply the best ones in Valorant. If you want to keep winning and have a better edge while facing opponents in matches, these agents should be your priority. They have a steady learning curve and are also relatively easy to master.


agent jett
Jett [Screenshot by Us]
Jett is by far the best agent you can get in Valorant. She has managed to stay on top ever since she was introduced in the game. One of the many reasons Jett has managed to stay on top and is the most preferred agent in Valorant is the dynamic list of abilities. She is the offensive agent who gets to take down enemies quite easily while giving herself enough time to survive in the field.

TierAbilityScoreDamageKDAPick rateWin Rate
SCloudburst Updraft, Drift, Tailwind, Blade Storm97.48154.101.3612.28%50.19%

Jett’s abilities and the capacity to maneuver easily in the field make her one of the best characters.

  • DRIFT (Passive) – when falling, press the Jump button to glide.
  • CLOUDBURST (Basic) – throw a projectile that creates a smoke cloud on impact.
  • UPDRAFT (Basic) – propel Jett into the air.
  • TAILWIND (Signature) – propel Jett in the direction she is moving in.
  • BLADE STORM (Ultimate) – equip throwing knives that deal moderate damage and kill on headshots.


astra agent
Astra [Image Credit: eXputer]
Astra was not part of the early game roster; instead, she was introduced to the expanding list of agents in Valorant in 2021. So far, so good; she has managed to stay on top since her debut in the game.

As an offensive agent in Valorant, Astra’s abilities are the primary reason she is one of the most challenging opponents to fight in the game. Her diverse list of abilities makes her stand out from the rest of the agents in the game.

TierAbilityScoreDamageKDAPick rateWin Rate
SGravity well, Nova Pulse, Nebula, Stars, Cosmic Divide34.56138.461.472.14%50.29%
  • GRAVITY WELL (Basic) – activate a star to form a Gravity Well that pulls players in its vicinity before exploding.
  • NOVA PULSE (Basic) – activate a star to detonate a Nova Pulse to concuss all players in its area of effect.
  • NEBULA (Basic) – activate a star to form a smoke cloud.
  • ASTRAL FORM (Signature) – enter Astral Form to place Astral Stars that can be later activated.
  • COSMIC DIVIDE (Ultimate) – set up a Cosmic Divide between two points to block bullets and dampen sound.


agent sova
Sova [Image Credit: eXputer]
Since the launch of Valorant, Sova has seen progressive growth in how he is played. His abilities have received significant buff from day one, and currently, he sits on the list of one of the best agents in the game. Sova is the eyes and ears of a team, and he is the kind of agent who can recon a situation and allow the team for a better approach while penetrating the enemy line of defense. That is why we have ranked him as an S-tier character in our Valorant tier list 2023.

TierAbilityScoreDamageKDAPick rateWin Rate
SOwl Drone, Shock Bolt, Recon Bolt, Hunter’s Fury52.06138.751.365.44%50.04%
  • OWL DRONE (Basic) – use a drone that can fire marking darts to reveal the location of the player it strikes.
  • SHOCK BOLT (Basic) – equip a Shock Bolt that detonates on impact and damages nearby players.
  • RECON BOLT (Signature) – equip a bolt that reveals the location of enemies within its line of sight after fired.
  • HUNTER’S FURY (Ultimate) – equip energy blasts that can penetrate surfaces, damage enemies and reveal their location.


agent skye
Skye [Image Credit: eXputer]
Skye is another agent on our tier list who has seen popularity in later ACTs of the game. She received a massive buff in ACT 3, and after that, Skye became one of the most preferred agents in Valorant. Her abilities are now at par with the likes of Jett, Astra, and others. She is easily one of the most picked agents in the game right now, and her abilities have become incredibly reliable compared to her early days in Valorant.

TierAbilityScoreDamageKDAPick rateWin Rate
SRegrowth, Trailblazer, Guiding light, Seekers41.49129.711.443.33%51.26%
  • REGROWTH (Basic) – equip a trinket that heals players in range and line of sight.
  • TRAILBLAZER (Basic) – equip a trinket to fire out a controllable tiger that explodes in a concussive blast and damages enemies it hits.
  • GUIDING LIGHT (Signature) – equip a trinket that sends out a Hawk which explodes to flash all enemies in its line of sight.
  • SEEKERS (Ultimate) – equip a trinket that sends out three Seekers that can track the three closest enemies.


agent viper
Viper [Image Credit: eXputer]
Viper is the master of manipulating toxin damage onto a single or enemy team. She is an offensive agent in Valorant who gets the job done by employing her dynamic abilities in the field. The best part of picking Viper is that she has a plethora of abilities, contributing to weakening the enemy. For starters, she has two passive abilities; Fuel and Toxin, which give toxic damage to enemies. The remainder of her ability set focuses on using toxic gas to block off areas and damage anyone caught in its vicinity.

TierAbilityScoreDamageKDAPick rateWin Rate
SSnake bite, Poison Cloud, Toxic screen, Fuel toxin, Viper’s pit43.43135.061.363.5%51.05%
  • SNAKE BITE (Basic) – fire a canister that explodes to create a chemical zone that damages enemies and applies a Vulnerable effect.
  • POISON CLOUD (Basic) – throw a gas emitter that can create a toxic gas cloud.
  • TOXIC SCREEN (Signature) – deploy a series of gas emitters that can create a wall of toxic gas.
  • VIPER’S PIT (Ultimate) – create a large chemical cloud in all directions to damage enemies and reduce visibility.


agent cypher
Cypher [Image Credit: eXputer]
Cypher is the final Valorant agent we think deserves a spot in the S-tier on our list. He is the master of using gadgets to his advantage in the field. His abilities are better suited for offensive, defensive, and revealing enemies in an area. Cypher arguably offers the best of both worlds, meaning he is an excellent solo and team player.

TierAbilityScoreDamageKDAPick rateWin Rate
STrapwire, Cyper cage, Spycam, Neutral theft40.58133.641.353.84%49.95%
  • TRAPWIRE (Basic) – deploy a tripwire against a wall to tether, reveal and daze caught enemies unless destroyed timely.
  • CYBER CAGE (Basic) – create a zone that blocks sight and plays an audio cue if a player passes through it.
  • SPYCAM (Signature) – place a spycam that can fire marking darts to reveal the location of an enemy in strikes.
  • NEURAL THEFT (Ultimate) – use on a dead enemy to reveal the location of all remaining enemies.


agent fade
Fade [Image Credit: eXputer]
Ever since she got released, Fade has been a game-changing unit from the get-go. She is an Initiator in Valorant. She comes from Turkey and is a bounty hunter. Her kit outshines the kits of other agents so well that it is expected that she might get a Nerf sooner or later, but as it stands, she’s one of the best and most powerful units in Valorant.

TierAbilityScoreDamageKDAPick rateWin Rate
SProwler, Seize, Haunt, Nightfall, Terror trail43.05131.751.364.12%50.17%

A breakdown of this deadly Turkish bounty hunter is given below:

  • Prowler (basic): This ability sends a creature out which can scout the area and look for enemy players. It can even help you detect trails.
  • Seize (basic): Players using Fade can use this ability for crowd control. The function of this ability is to cast decay upon enemies but players must equip it before they can cast it, unlike other projectiles.
  • Terror trail (passive): This is a passive ability for Fade. It applies when she uses prowler or her ultimate ability. This passive creates a black trail that starts from the point of origin where Fade herself is and extends to where the marked enemy is.
  • Nightfall (ultimate): This deadly and ruthless ability of Fade will send out a wave of the dark mist of sorts onto the field. As soon as this mist comes in contact with an enemy player, that enemy player will get trailed and deaf and decayed for a whopping 12 seconds.


A-Tier Agents

All the agents coming under our A-Tier ranking of Valorant tier list 2023 are more or less equal to their S-tier counterparts. However, they have a few imperfections attached to them, making A-tier agents less preferable than S-tier ones. Still, all the agents we have mentioned in our A-tier are among the best in the game. You can never go wrong picking them and are more likely to win matches. So, pick these agents if you want to have a better edge while facing off against your opponents in matches.


agent breach
Breach [Image Credit: eXputer]
Breach is another excellent offensive agent and my personal favorite from this Valorant character tier list. He has received buffs recently, which makes his flashes and stuns much stronger. Other than that, Breach is great for holding down zones on his own. If you want a good offensive and above-average defensive kind of agent, then Breach is a perfect fit for it.

TierAbilityScoreDamageKDAPick rateWin Rate
AAftershock, Flashpoint, Fault line, Rolling Thunder36.94132.691.383.20%49.91%
  • AFTERSHOCK (Basic) – fire a charge through a wall to deal heavy damage.
  • FLASHPOINT (Basic) – fire a charge through a wall to blind all players looking at it.
  • FAULT LINE (Signature) – trigger a seismic quake to daze all players in its zone.
  • ROLLING THUNDER (Ultimate) – send a series of quakes in a line to daze and knock up players in its area.


agent raze
Raze [Image Credit: eXputer]
Raze is a tad bit difficult to master in Valorant, but once you learn how to utilize her abilities properly, she can be a devastating agent in competitive matches. Her abilities may seem a little underwhelming at times but make no mistake, Raze’s Ultimate is the real deal as it can deal a massive amount of damage on a direct hit, while also having strong area-of-effect damage and offering great versatility in its use.

TierAbilityScoreDamageKDAPick rateWin Rate
ABoom bot, Blast pack, Paint shells, Showstopper69.04158.331.387.38%50.36%

UPDATE: For Raze, the duration of the Boom bot has been decreased from 10s to 5s, in a recent patch, which has significantly nerfed the ability in Valorant.

Therefore, overall, Raze is an excellent aggressive agent in who is never short of leading the frontal assault of your team into the enemy territory.

  • BOOM BOT (Basic) – deploy a bot that chases a targeted enemy and explodes to deal heavy damage unless destroyed.
  • BLAST PACK (Basic) – use a Blast Pack that sticks to surfaces and detonates when triggered.
  • PAINT SHELLS (Signature) – fire a cluster grenade to damage anyone in range.
  • SHOWSTOPPER (Ultimate) – use a Rocket Launcher that deals heavy area damage.


agent chamber
Chamber [Image Credit: eXputer]
Like Raze, Chamber is another excellent agent in our tier list who is great at leading the offensive and providing backup for the team. Although a bit different, this agent works great at mid-to-long range because he works more or less like an aggressive recon character in Valorant.

TierAbilityScoreDamageKDAPick rateWin Rate
ATrademark, Headhunter, Rendezvous, Tour De Force40.13146.441.333.47%49.89%
  • TRADEMARK (Basic)- place a trap that slows enemies caught within it after a countdown.
  • HEADHUNTER (Basic) – equip a heavy pistol that can aim down sights as well.
  • RENDEZVOUS (Signature) – place two anchors between which the player can teleport.
  • TOUR DE FORCE (Ultimate) – equip a powerful sniper rifle that can kill with one hit and slow nearby players.


agent killjoy
Killjoy [Screenshot by Us]
Killjoy is considered one of the most picked agents of 2021 in competitive matches. The main reason for her to be a fan favorite during the last year was that her abilities allowed the agent to carry out offense and defense effectively.

TierAbilityScoreDamageKDAPick rateWin Rate
AAlarmbot, Nanoswarm, Turret, Lockdown57.68139.581.296.28%50.56%

Killjoy acts as the standard for defensive utility and has remained a meta agent since release. However, in recent times she has seen a slight decrease in popularity with the rise of other Sentinels. Regardless, her strong defensive setup and her flank-watching capabilities make her a useful addition to any team.

UPDATE: Killjoy uses the ability of Turret to attack the enemies in sight with fire. After the recent patch in the game, there’s been a nerf, which reduced the Turret health points of Killjoy from 125 to 100 which will basically allow the opponent to take her down easily with even any weaker weapon. But at the same time, the Lockdown point of Killjoy has been increased. Now, this agent has even more power to detain enemies until they are defeated.

  • NANOSWARM (Basic) – fire a grenade that can release nanobots that swarm and damage enemies.
  • ALARMBOT (Basic) – deploy a bot that tracks down in-range enemies and explodes to apply a Vulnerable effect to players in range.
  • TURRET (Signature) – deploy an automatic turret to fire at enemies in sight.
  • LOCKDOWN (Ultimate) – deploy a device that detains enemies in its range until destroyed.


agent reyna
Reyna [Image Credit: eXputer]
Reyna is yet another excellent agent in our A-rank Valorant tier list 2023, but sadly, she does not get much attention in the ranked plays as compared to the casual ones. We find her abilities to be among the best in Valorant and very practical. However, due to her reliance on Soul Orbs which are only dropped upon an enemy’s death at Reyna’s hands, Reyna’s abilities have limited usage.

TierAbilityScoreDamageKDAPick rateWin Rate
ASoul Harvest, Leer, Devour, Dismiss, Empress98.43161.441.4711.63%50.57%
  • LEER (Basic) – use an ethereal and destructible eye that affects all enemies who look at it with Nearsight.
  • DEVOUR (Signature) – induce healing at the expense of a Soul Orb.
  • DISMISS (Signature) – become intangible for a period at the expense of a Soul Orb.
  • EMPRESS (Ultimate) – increase firing, equip and reload speed. Also get infinite soul harvest-based ability charges, and three-second duration of soul orb is increased if Reyna gets a kill.


agent sage
Sage [Image Credit: eXputer]
Sage is one of our favorite picks in 2023, mainly because of how good her abilities are in the field. Despite this, though, she sees less play in the ranked scene as compared to casual. The best part of playing as a Sage main in Valorant is that she can resurrect a dead ally, which is a rare ultimate ability.

TierAbilityScoreDamageKDAPick rateWin Rate
ABarrier Orb, Slow Orb, Healing Orb, Resurrection73.10126.381.349.00%50.60%

Overall, Sage is a perfect example of a team-medic player. She may not be incredibly special, but she is a great asset when it comes to charging into enemy lines with the team as well as acting as an excellent support character.

  • BARRIER ORB (Basic) – place a wall that fortifies after a few seconds. 
  • SLOW ORB (Basic) – create a lingering field that slows down players.
  • HEALING ORB (Signature) – heal an ally over time.
  • RESURRECTION (Ultimate) – resurrect a dead ally with full health.


agent gekko
Gekko [Screenshot by Us]
Gekko is a newly introduced agent in Valorant. He is the master of summoning and un-summoning his pets which gives him the power of doing more damage to the enemies. Keeping the track of playing with Gekko since day one, we really think that this agent has a permanent seat in the S-Tier rank.

TierAbilityScoreDamageKDAPick rateWin rate
AGlobules, Mosh Pit, Wingman, Dizzy, Thrash77.97129.781.319.80%51.57%
  • GLOBULES (Passive) – Interact to gain the globule and to get another charge after a very short cooldown.
  • MOSH PIT (Basic) – get a Mosh and throw it like a grenade fire and it duplicates itself when landed on a larger area.
  • WINGMAN (Basic) – activates a blast towards the enemies, then obtains a spike and fires the targeted area of the spike site.
  • DIZZY (Signature) – the dizzy charges hit the sited enemies with plasma blasts.
  • THRASH (Ultimate) – the thrash attack detains and hit the enemies within a small radius.


Valorant Agent Character Tier List 2022
B-Tier Agents

The agents we have listed in B-tier have a slightly more difficult learning curve. Mastering these Valorant characters is not as easy as their A and S-tier counterparts in our list. Still, if you learn how to play with these, you can pretty much control the chaos in the field. These agents are least preferred by players based on how they handle and their abilities. Still, if you exhibit great control over these agents, you can do well with them.


agent omen
Omen [Screenshot by Us]
Omen is a below-average agent in Valorant who has a difficult learning curve. His abilities are great, but they require precision and proper execution. Otherwise, the impact of Omen’s abilities is pretty underwhelming. Preference-wise, we preferred other agents over Omen during the last year, and the same can be seen during the online matches and competitive tournaments.

TierAbilityScoreDamageKDAPick rateWin Rate
BShrouded step, Paranoia, Dark Cover, From the Shadows57.04134.611.436.31%49.78%
  • SHROUDED STEP (Basic) – teleport a short distance to a marked location.
  • PARANOIA (Basic) – fire a surface-penetrating orb that deafens and reduces the vision range of players in its area.
  • DARK COVER (Signature) – lets you create a shadow sphere to block sight for an extended period.
  • FROM THE SHADOWS (Ultimate) – teleport to any location selected on the map.


agent brimstone
Brimstone [Image Credit: eXputer]
Brimstone is one of the least picked Controller type agents in our tier list. It is because other Controllers such as Viper and Astra are a better pick in the game. This is why we did not pick Brimstone enough during the last year, nor did the pro-players. He can be seen in casual online matches but rarely gets picked in competitive matches.

TierAbilityScoreDamageKDAPick rateWin Rate
BIncendiary, Stim Beacon, Sky Smoke, Orbital Strike46.33134.841.504.04%50.32%
  • STIM BEACON (Basic) – throw a Stim Beacon that grants nearby players RapidFire and a speed boost.
  • INCENDIARY (Basic) – launch an incendiary grenade that creates a field to slow down and damages players.
  • SKY SMOKE (Signature) – fire smoke clouds at locations selected from a map.
  • ORBITAL STRIKE (Ultimate) – launch an orbital strike from a map to deal high damage.

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agent kay o
Kay/o [Screenshot by Us]
KAY/O is another least favorite agent of ours in Valorant. He is also a rare sight in online matches as well as in competitive tournaments. The problem is that he has a steep learning curve. KAY/O’s abilities are unique from what other agents offer to the table. They are not underwhelming but have limited application in the field.

TierAbilityScoreDamageKDAPick rateWin Rate
BFlag/ment, Flash/drive, Zero/point, Null/cmd36.38134.121.463.29%48.99%
  • FRAG/MENT (Basic) – throw a sticky fragment that explodes repeatedly to deal heavy damage.
  • FLASH/DRIVE (Basic) – throw a flash grenade that blinds anyone in its line of sight.
  • ZERO/POINT (Signature) – throw a sticky blade that explodes after a short time to suppress anyone within range.
  • NULL/CMD (Ultimate) – fire pulses of energy to suppress enemies.


agent neon
Neon [Screenshot by Us]
Neon is an addition to the ever-increasing roster of agents in valorant. She can become a  complete and absolutely disastrous sort of agent if she’s in the hands of a player who is adept enough in her usage.

Neon can also shred the defenses of enemies quite well on certain maps. Her playstyle is extremely fun even if she is not as strong as other agents or diverse. She relies heavily on her spikes as well as her lightning-type attacks. Her quick adaptability towards the map using her fast pace can have you use her for either attack or defense and both would work quite well.

TierAbilityScoreDamageKDAPick rateWin Rate
BEnergy, Fast Lane, Relay Bolt, High Gear, Overdrive33.95143.721.292.73%49.78%

Neon’s abilities are fit to be with reference to her playstyle and thus they are listed below:

  • High gear (signature): This ability of Neon instantly gives her enhanced movement speed. If you hold ALT FIRE, she can trigger an electric slide which recharges after every two kills.
  • Fast lane (basic): This ability summons two walls of static electricity that are capable of blocking the vision as well as damaging any enemy that passes through them. It is very easy to fall into the trap of this ability.
  • Relay Bolt (basic): A crowd control efficient ability that can cause a concussion to the enemies. It has a wide area of effect and the feature of this ability is that it can electrify the ground after Neon unleashes an energy bolt into the ground.
  • Energy (passive): Using the abilities of neon requires her 1 energy per 0.1 second, meaning 10 energy per second. Energy is a specific resource of neon, and she has a total of 100 energy.
  • Overdrive (ultimate): This ability grants neon to access her true latent form. Neon can run around at a very increased speed and throw around lightning beams which have a very increased accuracy.


agent harbor
Harbor [Image Credit: eXputer]
Harbor was released in October of 2022 as an agent. He’s a controller-type agent who has water-bending-like abilities. His kit seems quite interesting and intriguing on paper, but he falls flat when it comes to playstyle and is not that impressive at all.

His kit is well suited for attacks as it has capabilities of fluidity. His bendable wall is very good for pathing and scaling onto sites. Another perk that makes him not on par with other controllers is the fact that he cannot delay enemy pushes like other controllers do which makes us rank him as low as he is ranked.

TierAbilityScoreDamageKDAPick rateWin Rate
BCascade, Cove, High Tide, Reckoning20.46130.641.331.13%49.19%

The abilities of this agent who hails from India and has a mastery over water because of having ancient technologies are given below:

  • Cascade (basic): This ability can be used to equip a wave of water. This wave can be pushed forward and it slows down enemies which are hit with it.
  • Cove (basic): Harbor can use this ability to equip a water shield that blocks bullets shot by enemies.
  • High Tide (signature): This ability of Harbor can get him equipped with a wall of water. Holding down fire can give direction to this water wall. Enemies hit by this water wall are slowed upon impact. It can also be used to pass through the world.
  • Reckoning (ultimate): This can equip harbor with the full potential of the artifact that he owns. Upon hitting fire it can create a pool of water that hits enemies by hitting them with geyser strikes. Enemies that are successfully hit are thereby concussed.


Valorant Agent Character Tier List 2022
C-Tier Agents

The agents we have listed in our C-rank Valorant tier list have a hard learning curve. They are not easy to learn, and many players will find it challenging to play with them while facing other opponents in matches. Their abilities have limited application, and at times, these agents may seem powerless.


Yoru [Image Credit: eXputer]
Yoru is among the least preferred agents by us and the pro-players who have been playing Valorant since the launch day. He is not even picked much in competitive game tournaments as well as is a rare sight in casual online matches. Yoru has potential, but unless Riot Games do not overhaul his abilities significantly, he will not go places even in 2023.

TierAbilityScoreDamageKDAPick rateWin Rate
CFakeout, Blindside, Gatecrash, Dimensional Drift30.24141.861.322.36%49.25%
  • FAKEOUT (Basic) – deploy an echo that gives off footsteps sounds and blinds enemies if destroyed.
  • BLINDSIDE (Basic) – throw a dimensional fragment that flashes players upon surface impact.
  • GATECRASH (Signature) – teleport to a pre-placed tether, or trigger a fake teleport.
  • DIMENSIONAL DRIFT (Ultimate) – Drifts into Yoru’s dimension where he cannot be seen or affected from outsiders.


agent phoenix
Phoenix [Screenshot by Us]
Phoenix is another agent on our list who was least picked by us during the last and is likely to continue the trend in 2023. The same was the case when it comes to pro players picking up Phoenix in competitive tournaments. He is also a rare sight while playing casual online matches in Valorant.

The only good thing about Phoenix is that his ultimate is very useful in the field. It allows the agent to place a marker that remains active for at least ten seconds

TierAbilityScoreDamageKDAPick rateWin Rate
CHeating up, Blaze, Curveball, Hot Hands, Pun it Back51.08156.951.444.17%50.64%
  • BLAZE (Basic) – create a firewall that moves forward while blocking sight and damaging players that pass through.
  • CURVEBALL (Basic) – fire a curving orb that detonates to flash players looking at it.
  • HOT HANDS (Signature) – use a fireball that creates a lingering fire zone and damages enemies.
  • RUN IT BACK (Ultimate) – place a marker where Phoenix will return with full health upon dying or the timer running out.

Best Characters In Valorant 2023 

The agents in our tier list are mostly ranked by their abilities and power. While the agents in the S rank might be the best ones in the game, not all of them are easy to master and many players find them to have difficult mechanics. Thus, we have mentioned below some of the best Valorant agents from our tier list, for beginners that are looking for easy-to-play agents in Valorant 2023. 


He is one of the healers in Valorant and is considered one of the best Sentinels in our 2023 tier list. Being a healer, Sage plays an important role in the team. Moreover, he has one of the easiest kits to learn as compared to other Sentinels.

Many new players prefer using Sage if they’re just starting out in the game. He can create a wall or launch a slow orb. Additionally, he has great healing power and if you are playing matches with a higher rank Sage is a must-have in your team. 


If you’re a fan of Controllers in Valorant, then Brimstone is the best agent to go for in our 2023 tier list. Most of the controllers in the game come with a heavy learning curve and difficult play-style mechanics. However, Brimstone does all of his attacks by hitting just a few basic buttons at once. Additionally, he can block the enemy’s line of sight, making him one of the best agents in our tier list for beginners in Valorant for 2023.  


Many players prefer using Reyna as an early game Duelist in Valorant, as she has a very beginner-friendly kit to master as compared to the other Duelists in our 2023 tier list. She has blinding abilities as she uses flashes and she’s also a great healer to have on your team.

Furthermore, her reload speed is exceptional. Her firing and the equipping rate are also ideal for beginners as she does not have hard-to-master kits as compared to other agents. 

Valorant Tier List Ranking Criteria

The agents in our tier list take the fight by using weapons and abilities. However, for the sake of this tier list, we have ranked each character in Valorant based on their abilities and the game’s current meta. Some agents currently enjoy the top-tier ranking, which previously had a downside due to Nerfs.

That is why we are not considering the impact of weapons and how good an aim a player is in Valorant. Our tier list puts heavy emphasis on how each agent in the game has more uses in the field because of their abilities.

Other than the baseline criteria we mentioned above, the ranking of each agent across the four tiers we have done below is derived from our experience with the game, plus what pro players have been picking.

We have sorted the placement of each agent across four-tier based on how we think they belong to a particular tier and the overall preference of Valorant pro players such as ShahZaM, Shroud, Sinatraa, and FREAKAZOiD.

Changes Due To Latest Patch Notes

Last Updated: Version 7.04

Here are some recent changes made in Valorant that in some way have altered the Agents.

  • After the new updates in the game, Breach has gone through different changes.
    • Aftershock ability Ticks: 3 ~ 2
    • Aftershock Damage: 60 ~ 80 per tick
    • Rolling Thunder’s ultimate point: 8 ~ 9
  • The Orbital Strike ability of Brimstone has been increased from 7 to 8.
  • Fade’s Prowler ability makes it take a longer wait to re-equip the gun after using this ability.
    • As per the recent changes, Gekko’s ability has been changed a bit.
    • Mosh Pit impacted area damage per second: 10
    • Wingman HP: 100 ~ 80
  • The Ultimate points of Killjoy’s Lockdown ability has been increased from 9 to 8.
  • After the change, Omen’s Paranoia has no remaining movement velocity at the time of casting.
  • Various abilities of Skye have been gone through nerfs and buffs in this patch.
    • Guiding Light Max duration: 2.5 sec ~ 2 sec
    • Trailblazer HP: 100 ~ 80
    • Seekers Ultimate points: 7 ~ 8
    • Seekers Health: 150 ~ 120
  • The total number of scans of Sova’s Recon Bolt ability has been reduced from 3 to 2.
  • Viper’s Viper Pit ultimate points have been enhanced from 8 to 9.
  • There are a few changes in Astra’s abilities as well.
    • Gravity Well Startup time: 0.6 ~ 1.25
    • Gravity Well, Gravity time: 2.75 ~ 2.0
    • Nova Pulse Startup time: 1.25 ~ 1.0
  • In these new updates, Jett has the most ability changes which has made his gameplay better.
    • Tailwind Dash window: 12 sec ~ 7.5 sec
    • Tailwind Activation window: 0.75 sec ~ 1 sec
    • Cloudburst duration: 4.5 sec ~ 2.5 sec
    • Upcraft charged: 2 ~ 1
    • Blade Storm Ultimate points: 7 ~ 8


That is pretty much everything you need to know about the Valorant tier list 2023. Are you starting Valorant for the first time in 2023? Do you find our tier list helpful? Let us know more of your thoughts in the comments section below. And if you enjoyed this tier list, also be sure to check out our Apex Legends Tier List!

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the best agent in Valorant in 2023?

Jet remains the top-tier character in Valorant on our list for 2023.

Who is the worst agent in Valorant in 2023?

Phoenix is the worst character you can pick right now in Valorant.

Who is the best defensive agent in Valorant in 2023?

Killjoy offers the best defensive utility in Valorant.

Who is the best attacking agent in Valorant in 2023?

Raze has a plethora of aggressive abilities useful for creating an entryway and dealing out heavy damage, which makes her the best attacking character in our Valorant tier list 2023.

  • Updated: 20th March 2023.
  • Added: Gekko
  • Updated: 26th May 2023.
  • Added: Latest Patch Notes & Character changes
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