Valorant most popular Agents: Every character pick & win rates in Episode 8 Act 3

Aakrit Sharma
Reyna and Killjoy, with Reyna holding a gun in Valorant

There are 24 characters called Agents in Valorant, and some are more popular than others. If you’re wondering about the most popular Agents in Valorant Episode 8 Act 3, here’s every Agent’s pick and win rate.

Valorant Episode 8 Act 3 arrived on April 30, bringing some interesting Agent balance changes to the game. However, the recent changes applied to Duelists in the 8.11 update have led to a significant shift in the meta, with some forgotten Agents seeing an increase in their pick rate.

Check out the list of most popular Agents in Valorant Episode 8 Act 3.

Most picked Valorant Agents in Episode 8 Act 3

Here are the most popular Valorant agents based on their pick rate across all maps and modes, according to the stats from MetaSRC.

24. Harbor

Harbor poster for Valorant
Harbor can manipulate water with his abilities.
  • Pick rate – 0.3%
  • Win rate – 44.7%
  • Agent type – Controller

Harbor can summon smokes that also act like shields which seems quite powerful at first glance, but in hindsight, casual players have discovered that other Agents can easily outshine these skills. The Controller is once again the least picked Agent up in Valorant.

23. Astra

Astra using her Ultimate skill in Valorant.
Astra can divide the map into two halves with her Ultimate.
  • Pick rate – 0.48%
  • Win rate – 50.65%
  • Agent type – Controller

Clove and Omen are much easier to play, which is why Astra has ended up with the lowest pick rate in Valorant. You need to be highly skilled to make the most of this Controller and she is mostly picked in higher ranks and professional games.

As more and more players learn Astra’s playstyle, we might see a steady increase in her pick rate as she’s undoubtedly a top-tier agent on certain maps.

22. KAY/O

KAY/O using his Ultimate skill in Valorant.
KAY/O can be revived after dying if his Ultimate skill is active.
  • Pick rate – 0.81%
  • Win rate – 50.41%
  • Agent type – Initiator

KAY/O seems intimidating, but he’s failed to rise to the top of the Valorant meta after the 8.11 update, however, the low pick rate is not due to this update. The highest pick rate KAY/O reached during Episode 8 Act 3 was 2.6%. The community doesn’t trust his kit which includes grenades, flashes, and the ability to stop other Agents from using theirs.

21. Sage

Sage holding an ability orb in Valorant
  • Pick rate – 0.84%
  • Win rate – 49.74%
  • Agent type – Sentinel

Sage was the Valorant Agent whose popularity dropped the most, which is unusual considering she hasn’t received any nerfs in the last two patches.

She can slow down opponents, set up a wall to block a push and heal allies. Most importantly, with Sage’s Ultimate, you’ll be able to revive an ally, which is often a game-changing moment.

Riot announced that there will be no more significant changes to Agents until the end of the Valorant Champions Tour season, so we expect Sage’s pick rate to gradually increase as the hype for Duelists dies down.

20. Yoru

Yoru using a gun in Valorant.
Riot Games have frequently buffed and nerfed Yoru.
  • Pick rate – 1.03%
  • Win rate – 50.15%
  • Agent type – Duelist

From teleportation to flashes and cloning, Yoru‘s kit in Valorant is as diverse as it gets. However, he’s still the least-played Duelist in the game. Despite the constant buffs and adjustments by the developers, Yoru has failed to become a trustworthy replacement for other powerful Duelists such as Jett and Reyna.

19. Brimstone

Brimstone poster for Valorant
Brimstone lineups can be used to defend sites.
  • Pick rate – 1.08%
  • Win rate – 48.77%
  • Agent type – Controller

Brimstone is another Valorant Agent who has a low pick rate due to a simple yet effective playstyle.

You can summon smokes and boost your teammates’ movement and rate of fire with this character and his Ultimate is a great way to get rid of opponents from a small area. Brimstone also has a Molotov ability that supports lineups and this naturally adds to his popularity among players.

18. Phoenix

Phoenix poster for Valorant
Phoenix’s fire that deals damage to opponents heals him as well.
  • Pick rate – 1.18%
  • Win rate – 48.20%
  • Agent type – Duelist

Phoenix is one of the least-picked Valorant Agents when it comes to professional play, but being beginner-friendly has helped maintain his pick rate. The drop in Phoenix’s pick rate is reflected in the buffs received by other Duelists such as Iso or Neon, causing Phoenix to fall a few ranks compared to the beginning of Episode 8 Act 3.

Another reason why Phoenix has a modest pick rate is his independent playstyle. He can flash, heal himself, and create a wall of fire that helps in escaping opponents. If you’re playing alone and don’t trust random teammates, picking Phoenix is a safe option.

17. Deadlock

Deadlock in Valorant game.
Deadlock is from Norway.
  • Pick rate – 1.22%
  • Win rate – 53.42%
  • Agent type – Sentinel

Deadlock made her way into Valorant in Act 2 of Episode 7 and many in the community were rushing to try out the new Sentinel. Having said that, players have had time since then to figure out the Agent’s true potential, and it’s safe to say that she hasn’t impressed most players.

Despite receiving multiple buffs, Deadlock fails to rise from the bottom ranks of popularity and remains the least-picked Sentinel in Valorant.

16. Fade

Fade using her Ultimate skill.
Fade can mark enemies with her skills.
  • Pick rate – 1.25%
  • Win rate – 51.87%
  • Agent type – Initiator

Fade is another Valorant Agent who has a low pick rate in the game due to players trusting alternatives like Sova and Gekko. Fade can detect enemies, clear corners, and stop opponents from hearing and spotting your team through her Ultimate.

Despite her low pick rate, players who use Fade know how to leverage her advantages, as she has a 51.87% win rate, the highest among the 24 Agents in Valorant.

15. Breach

Breach poster for Valorant
Breach can flash through structures in Valorant.
  • Pick rate – 1.53%
  • Win rate – 49.18%
  • Agent type – Initiator

Breach is one of the earliest Valorant Agents and this Initiator is used commonly at low ranks. He’s straightforward to master and with his skills, you can flash and stun opponents, clear corners, and literally cause an earthquake.

Breach’s pick rate isn’t as high because his abilities are easy to dodge and the character fails to stand out when used in high-ranked lobbies.

14. Skye

Skye in Valorant's Agent selection screen.
Skye’s Ultimate skill can be countered by shooting the trails.
  • Pick rate – 1.94%
  • Win rate – 49.66%
  • Agent type – Initiator

Skye is a decent Initiator Agent in Valorant. You have a ton of control over her flashes and the remaining skills in her kit help in clearing corners and stunning opponents. If this isn’t enough, Skye can also heal the entire team (but not herself), making her an ideal support character for certain compositions.

13. Viper

Viper aiming in Valorant.
Viper’s lineups have become very popular among players.
  • Pick rate – 2.35%
  • Win rate – 49.85%
  • Agent type – Controller

The nerfs Viper received in patch 8.08 are still causing a decline in the pick rate for this Controller. She was a must-pick in every Valorant composition. However, those adjustments have rendered her almost obsolete.

12. Chamber

Chamber aiming in Valorant.
  • Pick rate – 2.67%
  • Win rate – 50.38%
  • Agent type – Sentinel

Chamber is a Sentinel in Valorant, meant to be an alternative pick for Agents like Killjoy and Cypher. However, he comes equipped with abilities that allow him to play more like a Duelist.

While Chamber was once a must-pick Valorant Agent, right after his release, Riot introduced several nerfs to his kit. This has resulted in a huge drop in Chamber’s pick rate, going from one of the top picks to sitting somewhere in the middle.

11. Gekko

Gekko poster for Valorant
Gekko has several companions that help in battle.
  • Pick rate – 3.81%
  • Win rate – 50.48%
  • Agent type – Initiator

Gekko has surged in popularity during early Episode 8 Act 3. The American Initiator reached a 5.7% pick rate; however, that percentage has dropped to the current 3.81%, making him the second most popular Initiator, only behind Sova.

Gekko‘s friendly creatures aid in gaining advantages on smaller maps, though they’ve also proven effective in larger settings. Dizzy, Mosh, and Wingman assist by blinding, damaging, and helping Gekko. Additionally, the ultimate Thrash can secure two or more eliminations with a single shot.

10. Raze

Raze in Valorant's Agent selection screen.
Raze can boost her mobility by jumping through Satchels.
  • Pick rate – 4.39%
  • Win rate – 49.94%
  • Agent type – Duelist

The mobility nerfs Raze received in update 8.11 caused her popularity to decline. However, many players still choose her for the lethality of her skill set, regardless of the reduced mobility.

Raze is an explosive damage-dealing Duelist in Valorant and it’s hard to win a 1v1 against this Agent. While the Blast Packs boost mobility, the rest of her skills can explode the entire enemy team at once. Her Ultimate is easily one of the strongest in the game, and as a result, she is the fifth most-played Agent in Valorant.

9. Omen

Omen poster for Valorant
Omen can teleport to anywhere on the map with his Ultimate.
  • Pick rate – 5.69%
  • Win rate – 49.19%
  • Agent type – Controller

Omen is one of the oldest playable Agents in Valorant, yet players seem to have found a replacement for him in Clove. The Controller currently registers a 5.69% pick rate, far from the 9.2% he once held in Episode 8 Act 2.

While Omen specializes in placing smokes throughout the map and teleporting with his skills and Ultimate, Clove’s versatility ultimately positions them higher in the rankings.

8. Cypher

Cypher aiming in Valorant.
Using his camera, Cypher can track activity in and around an entire site.
  • Pick rate – 6.46%
  • Win rate – 49.06%
  • Agent type – Sentinel

Cypher has nearly the same pick rate as Killjoy, and together they are the most popular Sentinels in Valorant. Despite dropping slightly in the rankings from the start of Episode 8 Act 3 (7%), Cypher remains a solid choice on many maps such as Ascent or Haven. He has two trap wires, two cage smokes, and a camera that allows you to maintain control over an area with relative ease.

7. Killjoy

Killjoy in Valorant's official art.
Killjoy can hold an entire site alone with her abilities.
  • Pick rate – 6.55%
  • Win rate – 50.53%
  • Agent type – Sentinel

Killjoy can collect information without putting herself in danger and also has an easy learning curve. On top of this, Killjoy has a brilliant Lockdown ability that is tailor-made for pushing as well as defusing the spike.

This Agent is a perfect alternative for use in small sites in Valorant, such as Sunset, Haven, or Bind.

6. Iso

Iso holding a knife in Ascent map in Valorant
  • Pick rate – 7.36%
  • Win rate – 51.47%
  • Agent type – Initiator

Iso has always been a Valorant Agent with a low pick rate. However, after the buffs in update 8.11, players are starting to consider him more, increasing his pick rate from 1.08% to 7.36%.

He comes equipped with a utility kit that allows you to create a moving shield, a bolt that makes opponents vulnerable, and a signature ability that makes him invulnerable to any damage. Finally, it’s his Ultimate that generated a lot of hype at the time of his release, allowing you to drag opponents into another dimension for a 1v1.

5. Neon

Neon surrounded by lightning in Valorant.
Neon is the fastest Agent in Valorant.
  • Pick rate – 1.6%
  • Win rate – 50.92%
  • Agent type – Duelist

Neon was also one of the Agents most benefited in the latest Valorant update. The Duelist now has increased mobility. As if this were not enough, Riot also removed all weapon movement errors when sliding, making her not only a difficult target but also an effective Agent in 1v1 situations.

4. Sova

Sova in official Valorant artwork
Sova can control a drone with a camera to track and tag opponents.
  • Pick rate – 8.18%
  • Win rate – 49.80%
  • Agent type – Initiator

Sova is part of the first ten Agents in Valorant who were available since the title’s beta period. He allows you to fly a drone with a camera that can tag enemies, throw a recon dart revealing opponents in an area, and launch shock darts that inflict heavy damage in the target area.

3. Clove

Valorant Agent Clove
Clove is the latest Agent introduced in Valorant.
  • Pick rate – 10.2%
  • Win rate – 50.84%
  • Agent type – Controller

As quickly as they arrived on the Valorant roster, Clove began to appear in almost every match. However, this wasn’t just a passing trend, as with the release of the new Act 3, the British Agent is now the third most picked character.

Clove’s skill set of Ruse (Smokes) and Meddle (Enemies’ decay) allows them to play as a Controller; while the healing and boost from Pick-Me-Up and Not Dead Yet give you a second chance after taking a lot of damage or even falling while entering a site.

2. Reyna

Reyna in Valorant's Agent selction screen
Reyna’s flashes can be canceled by shooting them.
  • Pick rate – 12.08%
  • Win rate – 50.3%
  • Agent type – Duelist

Despite an increase in her pick rate compared to the beginning of Valorant Episode 8 Act 3 (10.8%), Reyna dropped to second place in the rankings. The adjustments she received in the latest update make her a more interesting pick, as her ultimate, Empress, is now permanent until Reyna is killed or the round ends.

Her abilities allow you to heal, become invincible, and also blind enemies with flashes. Reyna is the perfect pick for players playing solo as you won’t have to rely on anyone else for healing or getting out of tricky positions.

Jett poster for Valorant
Jett is the most popular Agent among pro and casual players.
  • Pick rate – 12.59%
  • Win rate – 50.39%
  • Agent type – Duelist

Jett being the most played Valorant Agent shouldn’t be a surprise at all, as this Duelist has ruled over the game since day one. She is the perfect Duelist who rewards players with high skills and even beginners can take advantage of her fast playstyle that also lets you summon smokes.

So there you have it! That’s all you need to know about the most popular Agents in Valorant Episode 8 Act 3.

If you still don’t have a main Agent, we recommend watching pro player streams to find out which character best suits your playstyle to use in Valorant. Remember that each Agent has a small Pass with rewards that unlock in the same way as the Act Battle Pass.

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