Riot Games just revealed Sage, the latest Valorant Agent coming to the first-person shooter. A cross between Zenyatta and Mercy from Overwatch, Sage is the first full-time healer shown to players before the game releases in summer 2020. Three other Agents have already been revealed to the public, with the venomous Viper, tracker Sova and the fiery Phoenix already being confirmed as playable options.
Players have known about Sage since February, when the first Valorant info and character leaks started to appear. Sage was featured predominantly in leaks and shown off in a couple of images, with her full kit getting posted on Twitter by @TENSA_THE_SAGE. It turns out the leaks were correct, and now we have official confirmation as to what Sage is truly going to be able to do. Expect to throw around some orbs while getting 360-no-scope kills, combining the best of both worlds.
Valorant Sage Abilities
- Slow Orb – Cast out a radianite orb that breaks into a slowing field upon impact with the ground. All caught in the field are slowed, grounded, and make noise when moving
- Barrier Orb – Conjure a large, solid wall. Right-click to rotate the wall before casting.
- Healing Orb – Heal an ally or yourself to full health over a few seconds.
- Resurrection – Target a friendly corpse. After a short delay, revive them with full health.
Valorant aims to be one of the largest FPS games on PC, with its core game playing taking inspiration from powerhouses like Counter-Strike, Apex Legends and Overwatch. Having players purchase weaponry at the start of a match and then using their assortment of abilities as compliments, Riot Games’ shooter debut attempts to blend into an entirely unique experience. Being the first of its kind and free-to-play, Valorant seems poised to pique the interest of the gaming populace.
Sage adds a much-needed but valuable resource to the game’s roster. Support classes are usually seen as the least desired role to play because they require less shooting and more helping. With Valorant having the same gun arsenal across every character, even a healer can deal a reasonable amount of DPS. Not being cordoned off to the back lines could feasibly allow a good Sage player to get the carry and the healing savior.
Though Valorant is set to release sometime in summer 2020, a beta is set to start sometime before that deadline.
‘Valorant’ Sage Abilities: New Agent Revealed That Heals with Orbs | Newsgeek