Valorant – How to Play Phoenix (Beginners Guide)

How to Play Guide: Phoenix

Fire doesn’t scare Phoenix, in fact this Duelist thrives with it. Pheonix is a great beginner agent who can keep himself alive just as well as he can rack up kills. Below we will break down his abilities and give you some tips and tricks to help you get the most utility out of your agent on the battlefield.

Phoenix Abilities

All Agents in Valorant will come with a set of abilities that will complement their roles on the battlefield. This usually consists of 2 abilities that can be bought, a signature ability, and an ultimate. Being a duelist, Phoenix’s main focus is getting kills and pressuring the opposing team into making a mistake.

AbilityCostChargesDescription
Blaze2001Pheonix throws up a wall of flames that can block lines of sight. Holding and curving your mouse right or left will cause the wall to curve on use.
Curveball1002Throw a flashbang that can curve around corners. You can flash yourself and teammates so practice using them! Right clicking will make it curve right while left clicking will curve it left.
Hothands(Signature)N/A1 (Recharges after 2 kills)Pheonix throws a ball that covers the ground in fire, dealing damage over time to enemies caught within it.
Run it Back (Ultimate)6 Ultimate Orbs1Once activated, you will have 15 seconds of death protection that will transport you back to where it was cast when you are killed or run out of time. You will spawn back with full heath, so go nuts! Just be sure to use it a safe location for the spawn back.

All of Phoenix’s abilities that throw fire on the ground (Hot Hands and Blaze) can also be used to heal yourself! sometimes using them to heal instead of offensively may be the way to go!

Phoenix Utility Tips

  • Phoenix is a high pressure duelist, use your Blaze and curveball to cutoff enemy escapes, and blind them when they try to adjust. This can set you up for some killer plays.
  • Run it Back is perfect in a situation where you are out gunned, don’t be afraid to use it in a 1 v 3 – 5 situation, it is one of the few ultimates that are useful in a solo situation.
  • ALL OF PHOENIX’S FIRE ABILITIES HEAL! Don’t be afraid to use a charge of Hot Hands to heal you, especially if a sage isn’t around/currently dead in the round.
  • Phoenix has one of the simpler kits in Valorant making him excellent for beginners! If you’re trying to learn the flow of each round within a match, Pheonix is the perfect agent for that.

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