• Wed. Oct 5th, 2022

Valorant Agent Guide: Sova

Valorant Agent Sova

Sova is an Initiator class agent in the currently hottest game in the town, Valorant. He lands on tier A on the agent tier list due to his amazing scouting abilities and difficult playstyle. Coming from Russia, Sova brings more fun into the game with his Russian accent and voice lines. Even though his abilities are centered around getting information about enemy locations, he’s deadly on the hands of the right player.

Ability Guide

Shock Bolt (Q)

  • Equip his bow to fire a bolt that damages enemies (and allies). It can be charged to shoot farther and faster and also can be bounced off of contact, once or twice (alternate fire). This ability comes handy when checking corners or to shoot at angles you don’t have a direct vision of. Two charges can be bought per round.
  • Type: Basic ability
  • Cost: 100 Creds
See also  Riot Games has revealed the newest agent codenamed ‘Sprinter’

Owl Drone (C)

  • Equip a scouting drone and fire it to take control of it. You can control its movement but it also comes with a battery charge that deteriorates upon movement. While in flight, you can also fire a dart at an enemy to reveal his position for a few seconds. This ability is really useful as it can scout out sites and corners without risking yourself.
  • Type: Basic ability
  • Cost: 300

Recon Bolt (E)

  • Equip his bow to fire a bolt that starts to scan the area upon collision. Enemies that are in sight of the bolt are revealed periodically. It can also be bounced off surfaces once or twice to get into angles that you can’t shoot directly (alternate fire). Hold the fire to charge it to send it farther but enemies can shoot and destroy it once it collides.
  • Type: Signature ability
  • Cost: Free

Hunter’s Fury (X)

  • Equip an overpowered bow that shoots energy blasts across the whole map, even through walls. After being cast, you can shoot 3 times before it expires. It deals tremendous damage to enemies (and allies) and also reveals them for the moment.
  • Type: Ultimate
  • Cost: 7 points
See also  What's new in Valorant Episode 3 Act I

Tips and Tricks

Sova is an agent that goes with almost all team comps and brings a great advantage to the team by revealing enemy positions. Even though his abilities sound simple on paper, practically you might need a lot of practice with them to get the maximum out of them. Following are some helpful tips and tricks you definitely should try out next time you are playing Sova;

  • One of the main qualities a team using a Sova should have is good communication. Your team can initiate pushes and sieges using Sova’s Recon Bolt and Owl Drone by revealing enemies and checking corners safely.
  • Your Recon Bolt can be countered by shooting it or by simply taking cover to not get tagged by it. So even though the bolt doesn’t reveal any enemies, always be cautious and ready to take the first shot.
  • Sova’s ultimate pairs really well with most other agents like Breach and Sova. Their slows and knock-ups can set up for Sova’s Ultimate.
  • Here’s a fun trick: once your team plants the spike, you can set your shock darts to bounce twice and shoot it directly on to the spike while standing near it (looking straight down). It sometimes might help you win rounds by surprising the enemies, even when your entire team is wiped out.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.