Our Valorant Agent Tier List for September 2022 is here to break down which of the characters are the best to use now that the new meta has settled down a bit in Episode 5 Act 2.
Notably, no changes were made to agent balancing at the start of the new act, with the last major shake to the game being the Chambers nerfs introduced in patch 5.03. Of course, that doesn’t mean players aren’t still figuring out what the best agents are in the current meta. This is how the agents stack up in Valorant Episode 5 Act 2 in September 2022.
Kicking off the list are the two agents, which remain uncomplicated and consistently useful picks in almost all formats. Despite the hits each has taken over the various recent patches, they’re still the staple ingredients for dropping high-frag games. Their utility and devastating ultimates dictate the rounds and how teams must play.
There are 12 agents in the A tier, each with a clear use for specific cards. As Reyna players continue to wreak havoc through sheer gunfights, it’s difficult to keep her out of the A tier. Post-nerf, top-flight Russian archer Sova has certainly lost some of its popularity, but still remains an absolute problem in the right hands. Fade continues to be a great choice in both pubs and pro play, as it’s a nuisance for aggressive defenders playing off-angle. Viper and Omen certainly feel like they’re the only smoke agents you need, aside from maybe Brimstone for Break and Bond and Astra for Split only. In general it’s a great time for flex/initiator players as KAY/O, Skye, Breach and Raze have all become necessities for certain cards (e.g. KAY/O on Breeze and Ascent, Skye on Bind and Haven, Breach on Fracture and Raze on Bind and Split). Finally, Sage remains almost a must for Icebox. Slowly but surely, Phoenix seems to have successfully regained relevance in public matches thanks to his buffed Blitzes and Ultimate. However, pro play is a whole different story for the British duelist.
The four B-Tier agents are still viable, but have clear alternatives that most teams could prioritize. Astra requires a perhaps uncomfortable level of coordination for most teams. The same goes for Neon, which also has a fairly limited card pool. Meanwhile, Yoru can be pretty underrated for ranked at this point and is far from a troll pick.
Finally, in the C Tier, there are the two Agents who feel pretty weak in both competitive and professional Valorant settings. A sign of the Sentinels’ seemingly difficult state at the moment, Killjoy and Cypher are quite niche picks as it takes some robust setups to still pull good value from the picks.
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