Valorant's Reyna saw some changes come here way in the game's latest patch update. The dark-clad Duelist has stayed near the top of tier lists since Valorant's release and is a popular pick in pro competition. Valorant Patch 2.03 presents several changes to Reyna that could shift her place in the game's meta going forward.
Valorant Reyna Changes Added in Last Patch
Reyna is considered one of the strongest Agents in Valorant due to her unique ability to collect soul orbs from enemies she's killed. When her Devour or Dismiss abilities are active, Reyna can collect soul orbs to boost her powers. When Devour is active, soul orbs regenerate Reyna's health, while they make her intangible and invisible (when Empress is also active) when Dismiss is active.
Patch 2.03 gives Reyna two huge nerfs to her Devour and Dismiss abilities while buffing her ability to obtain soul orbs. Both Devour and Dismiss have become more expensive to purchase and their maximum charge capacity has been reduced from four to two. Despite these nerfs, Reyna will now be able to collect soul orbs from all fallen enemies she recently deals damage to, even if they were killed by a teammate.
Here are the complete list of changes for Reyna in Valorant Patch 2.03:
- Maximum charges for Devour and Dismiss reduced from four to two
- Cost of Devour and Dismiss charges increased from 100 to 200
- Fallen enemies that Reyna has damaged in the last three seconds now drop soul orbs, even if they were killed by another Agent.
The nerfs to Reyna aim to make it more difficult for players to equip all Reyna's abilities and still able to upgrade their weapons. The changes to Devour and Dismiss make it so players have to be more decisive on whether they want to focus on Reyna's abilities or weaponry. The soul orb buff was added to balance out Reyna's nerfs and keep her viable for high-level competition.
Valorant Patch 2.03 is now live with a number of balance changes and the introduction of a new game mode, Escalation.