Blog - February 2, 2024

How to flash in VALORANT: explaining the flash capabilities of each agent

Between the duelist and the initiator, there are a few VALUE DETERMINATION agents can use flash abilities.

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Flash is a type of blinding ability VALUE DETERMINATION, but not all blinding abilities can be called lightning. Specifically, blitz is a skill that the opposing player must pay attention to, and it is a skill that cannot be shot. Gekko’s Dizzy, Fade’s Prowler, Reyna’s Leer, and Skye’s Seekers can all blind opponents, but they can all also be shot and destroyed and don’t actually flash opponents. Abilities that cause Nearsightedness do not completely blind opponents like flashes of light, as Nearsighted players can still see enemies directly in front of them.

Let’s take a look at the main flash capabilities of each agent in VALUE DETERMINATION.

  • Violation
  • KAY/O
  • Phoenix
  • Skye
  • Yoru

Violation

Bright spot

Breach, one of the originators of VALORANT, is ready to fight.Dazzle! Image via Riot Games

  • Uses: Two per round
  • Effects on allies: Correct
  • Maximum blind time: Two seconds

Breach’s flash capabilities, Bright spotis unique compared to other flashes because of it must be aimed through a wall or surface for it to be cast. While this can be limiting in some situations, it also opens up the possibility of hitting opponents who aren’t looking at the choke point with the flash. According to regulations, Flashpoint can only pass through walls with a depth of 10 meters or less.

KAY/O

USB

Screenshot of the Exit Vanguard command that you will need to use to Uninstall ValorantFlash blast! Image via Riot Games

  • Uses: Two per round
  • Effects on allies: Correct
  • Maximum blind time: 2.25 seconds for main throw/1.25 seconds for horizontal throw

The FLASH/drive is an actual flash grenade, which makes it most familiar with VALUE DETERMINATION player comes from CS. There are two ways to throw FLASH/drive: main throw and alt throw. The main throw is an overhand throw explodes after 1.6 seconds and has a flash duration of more than one second. The The alt throw is a forehand, shorter throw explodes after just one second, but its flash duration is also shorter than one second.

Phoenix

Curve

Phoenix and Jett pose in front of the VALORANT backdrop.Be careful! Image via Riot Games

  • Uses: Two per round
  • Effects on allies: Correct
  • Maximum blind time: 1.5 seconds

Curveball may have one of the shorter maximum blind periods, but Its strength comes from its flexible and throwing ability the Quicks where it can be deployed. It has one of the shortest winding times at just half a second and the curve on the flash allows it to be thrown around or over a variety of obstacles. Because it can be deployed quickly, it is one of the hardest to avoid.

Skye

Indicator lights

Skye holds the Guidance Light in VALORANTGood bird. Screenshot of Dot Esports

  • Uses: Two per round
  • Effects on allies: Correct
  • Maximum blind time: One to 2.25 seconds depending on the end time

The guide light is the most unique capability of handheld flash, which comes in the form of a falcon she controls by aiming her cross. The ability to control this Guidance Light makes it especially effective in illuminating enemies at different angles and audio queue it emits while blinding enemies, helping Skye and her team pinpoint the enemy’s location. Skye’s guide light may be the most difficult flash to use, but it’s also perhaps the most valuable.

Yoru

Purdah

Yoru is equipped with Blindside.Too easy. Image via Riot Games

  • Uses: Two per round
  • Effects on allies: Correct
  • Maximum blind time: 1.75 seconds

Blindside’s outstanding features are: it must bounce off a surface to explode. If you throw Blindside straight up or forward and it doesn’t collide with anything, it will disappear. Therefore, it is used mainly when hitting walls or bouncing off the ground.

Yoru’s Fakeout ability technically also acts as a lightning bolt. If the opposing player fires the Yoru Fakeout decoy, it will erupt in the blink of an eye.