How To Play Sage In Valorant
Last Updated: July 31, 2021
Are you the type of player that likes to play as support in Valorant? Or do your friends always force you into that role? Either way, Sage is the perfect agent for you. As such, we created a guide that introduces her abilities and general gameplay. We’ll show you what makes her a useful agent in Valorant.
Aside from having a precise aim in Valorant, you might also want an agent that suits your playstyle for the game. While aggressive players prefer using Jett and other duelists, others can also use support-type agents that heals their allies or hold areas through utilities to complement their defensive playstyle.
If you’re looking for a support agent that you can use immediately without activating a contract, Sage is the one for you. She can use heal, block pathways, slow down enemies, and reviver her teammates.
In our guide below, we’ll show you her abilities and how to use them on your Valorant games. Without further ado, let’s get started!
How to use Sage’s abilities in Valorant
Sage is one of the few agents that can heal and the only one in Valorant that can resurrect their allies in battle. Aside from these amazing support abilities, she can also block entrances with her wall and stall enemy rushes with her Slow Orb.
In our quick guide below, we’ll discuss all her abilities one by one. We’ll also give out some tips on how to use them in certain situations effectively.
Note: We based these ability keys on the default setting on the desktop version.
Barrier Orb (1st Basic Ability – C)
This ability places a wall that reinforces itself after a few seconds. You can only use one charge per round, and its cost is 400 credits. Holding right-click and moving your mouse rotates wall, clicking the ability key once again rotates it by 90 degrees, and left-click uses the ability.
You can use Sage’s wall on entrances to bomb sites and some spots on the map, like “Mid” on Split. Placing the ability this way can help prevent enemies from gaining information in that location, and it also prevents them from pushing for 30 seconds without breaking the barrier.
Aside from using it defensively, you can also use your wall aggressively. Instead of placing it on usual spots and site entrances, you can use the barrier to get on top of high crates or on angles where the enemy won’t expect you to be.
However, using your barrier this way is risky and situational. As such, you’ll need a decent aim, good crosshair placement, and “game sense” to make full use of the ability aggressively without wasting it.
Slow Orb (2nd Basic Ability – Q)
Throw an orb that detonates upon hitting the ground that slows enemies that try to pass through it for seven seconds. You can load up to two charges of this ability every round, and each one of them costs 150 credits.
Most people use it on entrances once they pick up sound cues from enemies to slow them down while waiting for reinforcements. You can also communicate with other agents like Brimstone, Viper, Phoenix, and the likes, with a “molly” or a damaging ability to use them alongside your Slow Orb to damage unfortunate foes that try to walk through it.
Heal Orb (Signature Ability – E)
Heal yourself or your damaged allies over time. The ability has a 45 seconds cooldown upon use, and the buff stops once the target takes damage.
Place your crosshair towards your ally and left-click (Fire button) to activate the heal. On the other hand, you can right-click (Alternate Fire) to apply the heal to yourself.
You can use the Heal Orb in multiple situations to heal your low-health allies or yourself. This skill is why most Sage users usually stay back as support to make full use of her abilities in a single round.
However, if you’re the only player left on your team and you’re hoping for a clutch, you can use this ability after an engagement to heal yourself before looking for another enemy.
Resurrection (Ultimate Ability – X)
Last but not least is Sage’s ultimate that allows her to resurrect her allies that fell on the battle. Using this ability can give your team a numerical advantage on crucial rounds that your team needs to win.
However, you need eight ultimate orbs to revive your allies, so you need to gather them as soon as possible through killing enemies, dying, defusing, planting, or getting free orbs on the map.
To use Resurrection, get close to an ally’s corpse, aim your crosshair, and left-click. After a few seconds, your teammate comes back to life with full health points without armor.
You might need to make sure that the area is clear before you revive your teammate to avoid wasting your ability. If you still have your barrier, you can use it as a cover before using your ultimate.
To wrap it all up
With Sage’s heal, wall, slow, and resurrecting abilities, she’s one of the best support agents in Valorant. Now that you know how to use her, it’s time to play some Spike Rush and unrated matches to test her in-game.
Always remember that she’s one of the few agents that you can use without activating her contract. As such, you can use her immediately, even if you’re on a new account.
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