VALORANT: How to Play Skye

by | Oct 12, 2022 | Guides - Valorant

One of the best information gatherers and disruptors in VALORANT is Skye, the Australian initiator agent. Her ability kit is made to track down other players, disrupt them with concussive blasts and flashbangs, while also lending a little additional help to her own squad.

She is a great choice for starting a push into a spike site on the assault site thanks to her kit, and she excels at slowing down the other team while protecting the site from attackers or a retake after she has been planted.

Whether you’re new to Skye or simply to VALORANT, we have all the information you need to know about all of her skills and how to utilize them.

Is Skye the right agent for you?

Strengths:

  • A great initiator that provides tons of information.
  • Her abilities to flash, heal and slow down enemies can be used at any part of the game

Weaknesess:

  • A weak healing ability
  • Abilities can be easily shot down by enemies, except for regrowth

Skye Abilities

Regrowth

EQUIP a healing trinket. HOLD FIRE to channel, healing allies in range and line of sight. Can be reused until her healing pool is depleted. Skye cannot heal herself.

Trailblazer

EQUIP a Tasmanian tiger trinket. FIRE to send out and take control of the predator. While in control, FIRE to leap forward, exploding in a concussive blast and damaging directly hit enemies.

Guiding Light

EQUIP a hawk trinket. FIRE to send it forward. HOLD FIRE to guide the hawk in the direction of your crosshair. RE-USE while the hawk is in flight to transform it into a flash. The flash reaches max potency after a short duration during the hawk’s flight.

ULTIMATE – Seekers

EQUIP a Seeker trinket. FIRE to send out three Seekers to track down the three closest enemies. If a Seeker reaches its target, it near sights them.

The Road to A Skye Main

Regrowth Increases Survivability

Regrowth (C) enables Skye to equip a healing item. When holding fire, Skye can channel energy from this item to restore 20 HP each second to friends in her line of sight and within range. Skye can use the item as many times as necessary until the trinket’s 100 HP healing pool runs out.

Despite the fact that this ability has a healing component, players must keep in mind that Skye herself cannot be healed. Regrowth, however, has a greater healing capacity than Sage’s Healing Orb. Regrowth is best employed following conflicts or when gathering for quick heals because it makes Skye holster her weapon.

Given the game’s fast-paced nature, Regrowth’s situational value makes it less of a priority.

Get Fake Flashing

First-time Skye users on the comms would probably hear teammates becoming irate about unintentional flashbangs. Skye doesn’t always have to flashbang enemies when she sees them, even while she is utilizing Guiding Light for recon. After all, when an adversary sees Skye’s hawk, they nearly always turn their heads to escape the flash, correct?

The thing is, players may use that sense to their team’s advantage. Skye has the ability to plan an ambush by flying a hawk directly at the target. Her crew can close in for the kill as soon as they turn their heads. Granted, this dangerous maneuver will only afford Skye and the rest of the crew a few seconds to start the combat. These few seconds, though, could be all Skye needs to secure kills with the appropriate team composition.

Guiding Light is complex enough that it’s feasible for Skye to accidentally illuminate her teammates. After all, unlike the flashes of other Agents, Guiding Light lacks audible signals and defined timings. As a result, Skye players should let their friends know if they intend to flash a zone so they can stay out of harm’s way.

When employing Skye to defend locations, communicating flashes become nearly always necessary. Skye could do better in these circumstances to flash opponents initially before having allies follow up for the sweeping kill.

Best & Worst Maps for Skye

Skye is excellent at supporting the team’s offensive drive because she is an initiator. Her skill set, when employed well, may devastate the enemy’s defences and lure them out onto the battlefield for the kill. It would be ideal if her Seekers and Trailblazer could enforce that push and reclaim points from the enemies.

Best

  • Breeze
  • Bind

Worst

  • Ice Box

And that should be it. If you want to learn more about other agents as well, check our Agent Guide List

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