Best Agents to Keep Map Control in Valorant

Having Map control is one of the important thing Valorant. If you don’t have map control, the enemy team will surprisingly punish you from multiple directions.

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Map control is essential in both the attacking and defending half. So that your and your team can have info about the enemy push, easy rotations, and focus on calculated gunfights.

Here are some Best Agents to Keep Map Control in Valorant.

Best Agents to Keep Map Control in Valorant

#1 Cypher

Cypher is a very good agent to keep map control. Especially on big maps like Haven, Breeze, and Pearl, you can easily have map control using Cypher.

Let’s suppose you are hitting A site in Haven map, then you can put a tripwire outside C long and outside A lobby.

In this way, you will be aware of flanking you or somebody pushed from C long or not.

Cypher Haven C Long Trip
Cypher Haven C Long Trip

Repeat this during the attacking half in big maps like Breeze and Pearl.

Also if your team like to slow push then use your camera vision to gather intel either from the site or mid-area.

In defense, you can put tripwire in entry points, and if your teammates call for the opposite site, you can safely rotate.

Also, you can trip additional areas of the map where your teammates are not actively looking.

Cypher can be played on any map but is especially recommended for

  • Haven
  • Breeze
  • Pearl
  • Fracture

#2 Killjoy

Killjoy is a good defensive agent in Valorant. If you’re playing KJ then you need to use your alarm bot and turret to keep map control and gather info about enemy push.

Just like playing as Cypher, in the attacking half, you can put your alarm bot at the entry point of a site and work on other areas to gather map control or take gun fights.

In defense put your alarm bot and molly (nanoswarm) together to stop the push by attackers or use it in other areas of the map where your teammates are not actively looking.

Killjoy Alarm Bot Ascent Mid
Killjoy Alarm Bot Ascent Mid

Killjoy has a drawback as you need to be in the range of your utilities to keep them active (except nanoswarm).

Except for Breeze and Pearl, Killjoy is recommended for all the maps (Ascent, Haven, Fracture, Bind, and Icebox).

#3 Chamber

Chamber has the highest pick rate across all maps in normal Competitive gameplay and even in pro matches like VCT, and Valorant Champions.

Chamber’s abilities allow him to lockdown a whole site in defense on his own.

If the site has two entry points then just put your Trademark ability on an entry point and hold another with an Operator.

In attack, if your team wants to play for mid or you want to go for lurk in mid then you can put a trap outside of the site where none of your teammates are present.

For example: in the Ascent map, if your team wants to fight for mid or go A site, then you can put your trap outside B to know about any B push enemies.

In defense, it’s better to just trap those areas where your teammates are not actively playing.

Chamber Trap Breeze A Halls
Chamber Trap Breeze A Halls

Chamber is good for all maps. But Chamber mains need to have better aim mechanics to get the impact for your team.

Wrap Up

Hope you find the list of Best Agents to Keep Map Control in Valorant useful. Keep map control in your Valorant matches and see the improvements gradually.

This also helps to build better game sense. So, you will have more win rate and fast rank up.


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