How to play Jett in Valorant requires precision aim and a mastery of her abilities. She's one of the most mechanically difficult champions in the game boasting a high skill ceiling for players to tackle/
Jett classifies as a Duelist in Valorant. "Duelists are self-sufficient fraggers who their team expects, through abilities and skills, to get high frags and seek out engagements first," Riot Games explained in Valorant.
How to Play Jett in Valorant
Here's a quick guide on how to play Jett in Valorant.
- Q - Updraft: Instantly propel Jett high into the air (two charges) [Costs 200]
- E- Tailwind: Instantly propel Jett in the direction she is moving. If Jett is standing still, she will propel forward (one charge, can be recharged with two kills) [Free cost]
- C - Cloudburst: Instantly throw a projectile that expands into a brief vision-blocking cloud on impact with a surface. Hold the ability key to curve the smoke in the direction of your crosshair (three charges) [Costs 100]
- X - Blade Storm - Equip a set of highly accurate throwing knives that recharge on killing an opponent. Fire to throw a single knife at your target. Alternate fire to throw all remaining daggers at your target. [Six Ult points required]
Jett excels in catching opponents off-guard with her high mobility. Using Updraft and Tailwind can instantly re-position Jett to give her an advantage in a fight. Additionally, Jett has a hover in her jump that coasts her to the ground if in the air.
Use Updraft to boost yourself on an elevated position to take off-angles in fights. Or, use Updraft charges to get high in the sky and pounce on an unsuspecting enemy. Be wary that jumping and falling will affect the spray pattern of guns.
Players can make the most of Jett's aerial advantage by using Blade Storm. There's no spray pattern with her daggers meaning they go where a player has their crosshair placed. The alternative fire does have a pattern meaning it won't be five daggers in the same spot all at once. Each dagger does 50 damage to the body and 150 to the head for an instant kill. Players have five daggers at their disposal before running out. Killing someone with a dagger will instantly refresh the daggers letting Jett continue on.
Players should be careful when using Cloudburst smokes as a viable utility since they dissipate quickly and stick to surfaces. It's important to be accurate with them when trying to smoke off a choke point. Although, players can use them to disorient an enemy when using Blade Storm.
If a player knows the location of an enemy, try throwing a Cloudburst in front of the player with Blade Storm active before either dashing through or jumping above the smoke to gain an advantage.
Keep in mind, players rely on Jett to win duels and open sites or lanes.