Valorant Players Come Across an Intelligent Strategy for Sage in Bind

Published 01/03/2021, 9:01 AM EST


Valorant is one of the few games in the lineup of competitive FPS titles that can boast of a certain balance of power between the agents, abilities, and weapons. Devs at Riot Games constantly see to it that none of the gameplay elements saturate the current meta at any point in time. The ever-changing weapon and agent preferences in the game are a testimony to this fact. However, there are times when players find a way to stick to their main agents or weapons by adjusting their own gameplay strategy.

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For a long time, the healer in Sage had dominated the gameplay meta as a supporting agent. Although devs have nerfed her other abilities over the update patch cycles, her ultimate ability still stands tall. This makes her an indispensable agent and is still one of the main preferences for many players.

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Recently, a Reddit user, who goes by the name u/Sprouzy, posted a clip on the Valorant subreddit where he shows a strategy that he devised for the popular map ‘Bind’.

Just found a wall in Bind’s showers that serves as both a one way for heaven and a boost from VALORANT

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This Sage strategy serves a two-fold purpose on the Valorant map ‘Bind’

The player placed the wall on the boxes beside the entry point into site A (refer to the video). This causes the wall to partially block this popular entry point into the site. As a result, the attackers will not be able to see the defenders, but the defenders can see a portion of the attackers below the wall (refer to the video).

Another major purpose this wall serves is that it can boost Sage to a height from where she can see the opposite entry point (the one that leads to the defender spawn) clearly. Now, this is a vantage point that would otherwise be inaccessible to an agent like her, although Jett and Omen could easily reach it with their abilities. However, using this wall will enable her to help her teammates reach this vantage point as well, by boosting them on the wall.

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Using Sage’s wall abilities as something more than just a shield is not new in Valorant. But the tactful usage of the wall that the player showcased here deserves kudos. In the comment thread, this player said that the gameplay of the popular Valorant streamer Grim inspired him to do so.

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Samyarup Chowdhury

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Samyarup Chowdhury is an eSports author at EssentiallySports since June 2020. An avid gamer since his childhood, Samyarup has played many titles such as GTA Vice City, IGI, and FIFA, among others. Currently, he is a rather defensive fan of Valorant and the Assassin's Creed franchise.

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