Valorant

Valorant Patch 3.03 Agent Tier List

Courtesy of Riot Games
Courtesy of Riot Games

Valorant Patch 3.03 doesn't bring major changes to the pool of characters. In fact, the Agent Tier List is expected to stay relatively the same for quite some time as Riot Games announced Yoru changes are delayed indefinitely.

Still, fans want to know what agents are the best and worst in the latest patch. Here's a look at the Valorant Patch 3.03 Agent Tier List.

Valorant Patch 3.03 Agent Tier List

1. S Tier

  • Sova
  • Jett
  • Astra
  • Skye
  • Viper

This tier of agents are the best of the best in Valorant. At top level play these are the agents that are seen picked on almost every map, and all of them are characters that completely change a match with a player who has mastered them.

Sova and Skye provide information on a different level than any other characters in the game, Jett provides both an aggressive entry and the best character to put the Operator on, and Astra, along with Viper, give unparalleled control over any map at a given moment. Some of these characters like Sova and Astra require more coordination and understanding of the game than most other characters, their impact is undeniable.

2. A Tier

  • Omen
  • Killjoy
  • KAY/O
  • Sage

The A tier is full of agents who can have high impact on games, but have limitations holding them back when it comes to utility or map versatility.

Characters like Sage and Omen used to be at the top, but multiple nerfs have made them less dominant (And much more expensive) than they used to be. KAY/O has been talked about as a game changing agent when it comes to information gathering and entry ability, but he has seen minimal play at all levels of Valorant, forcing him to be slightly above the middle of the pack for now.

Killjoy is another agent that has seen her kit become more expensive, and in the current meta, Sentinels are devalued comparatively to the past, even though she can still hold down certain sights almost on her own.

3. B Tier

  • Reyna
  • Raze
  • Phoenix
  • Breach

The agents in B tier are those who have uses in more nice roles and situations, but overall have less overall value than the characters above them on this list.

Reyna is extremely aim dominant and encourages hero play, which can work if you are a professional player, but overall can lead to a lot of first deaths and slammed keyboards. Raze and Phoenix similar, as their utility has become less valuable over time, and simply put is easy to play around for most higher level players. Certain players can make use of the abilities of these agent at the highest level, but these two just do not bring the same level of helpful ability that other agents can. Breach has become much less invasive and impactful since he was reworked.

His flashes were never really incredible, and now with the slower nature to them he has become one of the more ignored agents in the game. He was thought of as a character that could counter the Operator with his abilities, but as Astra and Vipers large amount of sight blocking utility came into play, he became almost obsolete.

4. C Tier

  • Cypher
  • Brimstone
  • Yoru

What is there to say about this tier of agents? Simply put, they do not have enough value to be picked on a consistent basis. Cypher's abilities do not do enough to justify picking him over Killjoy is almost any situation, especially since his utility disappears when he dies. Brimstone at least used to be quite good on Bind, but with the introduction of Astra, even that has been taken away. The limited range of his smoke and overall slowness of his kit has taken him out of the meta completely. Yoru, on the other hand, never really had a niche.

A few professional teams tried to use Yoru on Bind, but that quickly stopped. He is the worst agent in Valorant, and that will not change until significant reworks are done to his abilities. His flashes are alright, but they are expensive, his teleport is very loud and leaves him vulnerable, as does his ultimate, and his footsteps are almost useless to him when playing any player who has spent 5 minutes listening to the differences in his footsteps compared to what real footsteps sound like.

Every agent in Valorant is somebody's favorite, even Yoru. Whatever a player has fun using is what agent they should play. Any agent can be impactful when used the right way, that impact can just be harder to come by when using specific characters.