Is the Valorant Agent Skye your next favorite agent?
Skye arrived shortly after the release of Valorant Act 3 in November 2020. She immediately baffled and confused enemy players with her flash abilities and ultimate inescapable ability.
Riot designed her as an Australian eco-warrior that features abilities for both reconnaissance and support. She is an effective backline agent who uses her dog and bird companions to help her disrupt gameplays and confound opponents.
Check out our comprehensive guide on Skye to learn how to play her.
Hailing from down under, the Valorant agent Skye and her beastly companions blaze their way through enemy lines. She hampers her opponents with flashes while also supporting her teammates using her healing ability. This nature warrior sports a green headband with black circular earrings on both ears, gloves, a vest, and a green tank top.
She has a rugged forest ranger look with her long cargo pants, knee pads, boots, and utility belt. Her accessories also include two leaf pendants hanging from a bead necklace around her neck. What’s most striking about her is the scars that run along her right arm while she wears a sleeve on her left forearm.
Valorant sorts their agents into four roles: Duelists, Initiators, Sentinels, and Controllers. Skye is an initiator, which are disruptors who breakthrough sites and help facilitate the attack. Initiators also gather information and help clear parts of the sites for duelists to enter and push safely.
Their prime initiative is to stay alive long enough to assist duelists if attacking, and if defending, help defend or take back a site by initiating distractions.
Initiators like Skye and Breach both use flashes that delay the attack of enemy teams or blindside them if they are pushing aggressively for some easy kills. Skye uses her ultimate ability to track down enemies to locate where they are pushing from or hiding.
Q – Trailblazer
Skye equips a Tasmanian tiger trinket that sends out and takes control of a predator when FIRED. While in control, press FIRE to leap forward, so it explodes in a concussive blast that damages and dazes enemies. You control the Trailblazer for up to 5 seconds and can Daze them for 4 seconds.
Trailblazer is great for dealing with defenders who use walls and other objects to conceal themselves. You can also choose to target angles where defenders usually position themselves. When on the defending side, utilize Trailblazer for reconnaissance, especially when you notice the attacking patterns of your enemies.
E – Guiding Light
Skye equips a hawk trinket. When FIRED, it flies forward, and you guide it by moving your crosshair to any direction, similar to how you use Jett’s smoke or Phoenix’s wall. Use the ability again to flash enemies caught in the vicinity.
The hawk provides a sound cue, and Skye also utters the word “Blinded!” when you successfully flash enemies. This signature ability can be used twice in a round, controlled for 2.5 seconds, flashes opponents for 1-3 seconds, and takes 40 seconds to replenish itself.
C – Regrowth
Regrowth equips a healing trinket, and holding FIRE channels it and heals allies within a specific range and line of sight. Use it wisely because it depletes Skye’s healing pool.
She cannot heal herself. Use Regrowth after a battle or during a fight to ensure that your teammates do not drop their health too low. Some players prefer it to Sage’s Healing Orb because it is easier to allocate among your teammates.
X – Seekers
Skye’s ultimate ability equips a Seeker trinket that sends out three Seekers when fired. It tracks down the three closest enemies, and if it reaches their target, nearsights them. Use your Seekers post-plant or during retakes, especially when you are outnumbered.
You should also pop them while pushing a site as attackers. The seekers get immediately to work which means that you can focus on clearing corners and killing enemies. Seekers need six ultimate points to be activated, have a duration of 15 seconds, and stun an enemy for 3 seconds.
Playing with Skye
In conclusion, Skye’s kit seems pretty overwhelming to use at first. However, by practicing when to appropriately use her abilities, you can easily leave your enemies confused and scattered without them seeing anything coming.
These days, enemies already know how to quickly counter Skye’s abilities by shooting them, so you can think of new strategies to catch opponents off guard. Keep them guessing where your next attack will be coming from.
You Might Ask (FAQs)
How should I play Skye?
Skye is an initiator, which means she should be used during offense to guide your team into the site. All her abilities can be used to gather information, even her flash, which notifies you if an enemy was in the range of the hawk.
It would help if you played more passively and not be an entry fragger unless you use her ultimate ability to aggressively track down the enemies on-site.
You should focus on holding angles on defense, as well as seeking out enemies with her abilities. Use your abilities to distract or detect your enemies.
What are the best guns to use for Skye?
Use any weapon with Skye, as long as you are confident with it. Choose a gun according to your own playstyle and the way you would use Skye. Initiators are better equipped to handle short to mid-range weapons like rifles, submachine guns, and shotguns. You can also use snipers from the backline to provide cover for your team.
What are the best agents to put in a team with Skye?
Like all initiators, the Valorant agent Skye works well with duelists in her team. Together with her healing abilities, she supports entry fraggers like Reyna, Raze, Jett, and Yoru. You can easily clear out a site by helping your duelists secure angles using Skye’s seeking and flashing abilities.