Here are the best agents to use on new Valorant map Pearl

Fariha Bhatti • June 18, 2022 1:26 pm

New Valorant map Pearl is an underwater city encapsulated in a clear Radianite shield, adding yet another unique gimmick to Valorant. But what agents work best in this peculiar location? 

The Kingdom has taken it upon itself to secure Omega earth’s future in Valorant Episode 5. The wonder beneath the waves dubbed Pearl was once a city on the brink of collapse, but was ultimately saved by the heroes. While a town enclosed in a glass should be small and congested, Pearl is a giant maze.  

Riot Games has spiced up the game’s map pool with an underwater but the typical top agents in Valorant may not shine in the new locale. Here are our top five agents to run on Pearl. 

Chamber is the best sentinel to use on Pearl

A few Valorant maps have spots for dedicated snipers. Pearl puts the Operator specialists in the spotlight with a den specifically designed for Chamber’s Tour de Force. In long-range battles, Chamber’s one-tap cannons will come in handy, making him a probable top pick. 

Pearl is an absolute head-scratcher with its numerous nooks, which leaves it poorly suited for plain old firepower kits. The map’s perplexing layout calls for a trickster that can flank enemies. Chamber’s teleport is perfect for doing the job. His watcher, TP, and weapons are all supremely useful in this locale. 

Look to Skye as the initiator for Pearl

Flashes are crucial to winning a game of Valorant, but most agents are equipped with close-range pop flashes. Not Skye, though.

The wild initiator has a bird that explodes into a burst of light at will. This unique feature of Skye’s flash makes her the perfect initiator to blindside enemies on Pearl’s vast structure. Pearl is an extensive map but with abundant chokepoints. Gaining intel will become easier with Skye’s beasts sweeping around corners. 

Neon and Yoru are the best duelist agents to play on Pearl

Clearing an area quickly will likely be one of the biggest challenges on Pearl. Neon’s sonic-style kit can help players reach targets promptly, gaining a competitive edge over enemies. Her pick rate may have taken a hit in recent acts, but the new location will likely put her back on the map. The electrifying duelist could be the key to scoring wins on Pearl. 

Neon is also interchangeable with Yoru. Like Chamber, Yoru can pull off wild flank tricks that may confuse enemies on the winding maps. His pop flashes would help a great deal on the attacker side and can help his team break onto the bomb points. His teleports may also convince players to pick him on Pearl. 

Omen will be the best smoker to use on Pearl

Controllers will seemingly struggle on Pearl unless you’re running a dual-smoker setup. Each site has numerous entrances, rendering smokes almost useless.

It’s best to opt for Omen, who’s not only a smoker but excels at getting at odd angles and flanking opponents. His Shrouded Step adds tons of value to smokes that might not work otherwise. 

Viper is just always good to have on a team 

As mentioned earlier, a globe of smoke isn’t that useful on map eight, but Viper can still be of value. The poisonous controller is equipped with an extended screen that blocks vision for numerous entry points. Paired with her molotov, Viper can help lock up wins on Pearl. 

The game’s meta may develop and agents will inevitably be patched, changing how Pearl is played at a higher level of competition. These are the best agents to start with, though. 

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