While some of Valorant's Agents excel at offensive tasks, Cypher, the shooter's surveilance specialist, has abilities that make him shine when playing defensively. His stats might be identical to those of his peers, however, his skills set him apart.
Here are all the abilities of Cypher, Valorant's Agent that specializes in area control and spotting enemies.
Valorant Cypher Agent Abilities
Cypher joins Sage as one of Valorant's Sentinels, characters that cater more to defensive tasks and bringing utility to their teams. Here are his four abilities:
Trapwire (C) - 200 Credits
Equip a trapwire. Fire to place a desctuctible and covert tripwire at the targeted location, creating a line that spans between the placed location and the wall opposite. Enemy players who cross a tripwire will be tethered, and dazed after a short period if they do not destroy the device in time. This ability can be picked up to be redeployed.
Cyber Cage (Q) - 100 Credits
Equip a cyber cage. Fire to toss the cyber cage in front of Cypher. Activate to create a zone that blocks vision and slows enemies who pass through it.
Spycam (E) - Can be called and reused after first use
Equip a spycam. Fire to place the spycam at the targeted location. Re-use this ability to take control of the camera's view. While in control of the camera, Fire to shoot a marking dart. This dart will reveal the location of any player struck by the dart.
Neural Theft - 7 Ultimate Orbs, Kills, Spike Plants/Disarms
Instantly use on a dead enemy player in your crosshairs to reveal the location of all living enemy players.
Cypher's penchant for scouting areas and placing traps make him a valuable defensive resource, however, communicating with your team and planning things out during the buy phase is key.
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