Valorant's New Agent Skye Has A Healing Ability, Revealed In Trailer
Riot has released a trailer showing off the new Valorant agent Skye, a day after it revealed more information about Act 3, including news of the upcoming agent’s delay. The new agent is named Skye, an Initiator-class from Australia. Based on the trailer and an early leak of her kit, she seems to be a healer who utilizes a number of animal-themed “trinkets” to track and control her enemies on the battlefield. She will be available on October 27 alongside patch 1.11.
We haven’t had an official look at Skye’s kit yet, but a leak from a data miner credited as MrJack025 on Reddit provides more context for some of the abilities we see in the official agent trailer from Riot. If this is anything like the last few agent reveals, we expect an official post on the Riot blog sometime in the next day or two.
According to the leak, Skye’s abilities include Regrowth, Trailblazer, and Guiding Light. Her ultimate is called Seekers. The in-game text from the leak appears as follows, but please be aware that this is subject to change anytime between now and Skye’s official release:
Regrowth – C
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 – Q
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 (3x) – E
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.
Seekers – X (Ultimate)
EQUIP a Seeker trinket. FIRE to send out three Seekers to track down the three closest enemies. If a Seeker reaches its target, it nearsights them.
Based on the trailer, it does not seem that Guiding Light, essentially a flash grenade, can penetrate through walls like Breach’s Flashpoint or Reyna’s nearsighting Leer. It only shows Skye controlling the hawk trinket through openings and around cover. It’s also not clear yet whether or not her trinkets can be damaged or destroyed by other players, like Reyna’s Leer orb. A few more questions remain, like how much health Regrowth restores, though we probably won’t know more until Skye is available to play on October 27.
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