Raze Valorant Guide: How to Play Raze in Valorant

Raze is one of the strongest Agents in the Valorant Closed Beta.
Raze is one of the strongest Agents in the Valorant Closed Beta. / Photo by Max Mallow

Raze Valorant guide covers how to make the most of arguably the strongest character in the game's closed beta.

Raze is a duelist meaning her kit is focused on getting a lot of kills and opening up areas of the map. Her kit relies heavily on explosives and dealing lots of damage to enemies. While she's got damage in her kit, she's not meant to provide site utility to her team.

Raze Valorant Guide: How to Play Raze in Valorant

Here's a guide on how to play Raze in Valorant.


  • Q - Blast Pack: Instantly throw a Blast Pack that will stick to surfaces. Re-use the ability after deployment to detonate, damaging and moving anything hit (two charges) [Cost: 100]
  • E - Paint Shells: Equip a cluster grenade. Fire to throw the grenade, which does damage and creates sub-munitions, each doing damage to anyone in their range (two charges) [Cost: 200]
  • C - Boom Bot: Equip a Boom Bot. Fire will deploy the bot, causing it to travel in a straight line on the ground, bouncing off walls. The Boom Bot will lock on to any enemies in its frontal cone and chase them, exploding for heavy damage if it reaches them (one charge) [Cost: 200]
  • X - Showstopper: Equip a rocket launcher. Fire shoots a rocket that does massive area damage on contact with anything (six Ult points)

Raze's kit is jam packed with explosives. A downside to her kit is that all of her abilities must be purchased. She doesn't have a signature ability that comes free of cost like other characters. Regardless, her Paint Shells and Boom Bot usually pay for themselves.

Her Blast Pack isn't really used to deal damage to enemies, but rather to boost Raze up on areas of maps. It'll give her a needed edge in fights outside of grenades. Throw a Boom Bot down a contested area like A or C long on Haven to gain information. Be careful because Boom Boot is easily played around.

Her Showstopper speaks for itself. Her ultimate is basically a guaranteed kill with the right information. She's been critiqued for this ability, so it'll be interesting to see if Riot Games adjusts her during the beta.

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