VALORANT Skye Guide – Master the hunt and this versatile initiator
Valorant’s most unique initiator Skye is an Agent like no other. Despite being well-known for her impactful healing abilities, she’s a valuable scouting machine. Her summoning abilities are a strong addition to any team comp, well used in both aggressive and defensive playstyles.
Her skill cap is not as high as it might seem to the average player, but mastering her and learning how to control your creations can take up a lot of time.
Our Skye Guide will help you get in touch with nature, teach you how to use Skye in Valorant and help you maximize your potential with the Initiator. She has one of the highest win rates in Valorant ranked play.
How to play Skye effectively in Valorant
Skye is the most unique initiator in the Valorant Protocol. Not only does she excel at Initiating attacks and gathering intel, she’s also capable of healing her allies all at once. This makes her playstyle quite flexible. You can be both aggressive and hunt down the enemy with your creations or have a more laid-back playstyle to aid your enemies in need. This Valorant Skye Guide shows you how to make the best of both worlds. All things considering, she’s a perfect pick for any player looking for an intriguing and versatile Valorant Skye gameplay.
Now let’s get into all the Skye Valorant Abilities:
- Cost: 200
- Total heal amount: 100
- Heal speed: 20HP/s
- Radius: 1000
Skye equips a healing trinket which she can begin to channel once at least one ally is in its radius. You can cast Regrowth until your healing pool is depleted. This is a very good and useful tool, even more so than Sage’s heal, due to the fact that it manages to heal more than one ally at a time. Since her pool depletes at the same rate no matter how many allies you’re healing, make sure to use this on multiple teammates at once, if possible.
Once you begin channeling your ability, you’re unable to carry a weapon so make sure not to heal your allies out in the open and defenseless!
(E) Guiding Light
- Cost: 250
- Cooldown: 40s
- Flash duration: 2s
- Flight duration: 2.5s
- Health: 60
- Unequip time: 0.75s
- Activation windup: 0.3s
Skye equips a hawk trinket which you can send off flying. By holding down the Fire button, you’re able to control the hawk in the direction of your crosshair. By re-using the ability, your hawk will transform into a flash and blind any enemies facing it’s way. If the flight duration expires, your hawk will disappear, so make sure not to waste your flashes. At the start of the round you can have up to two charges, gaining a new charge every 40s after use.
This is Skye’s most unique ability and also the strongest flash in the game. With enough practice, you can learn to control your hawk and flash enemies from places they would never expect. Since you can control the pathway of your hawk, you can blind enemies around corners, behind covers, obstacles, over walls etc. Since you can flash at any point of the flight duration, your hawk can cover a fair distance, allowing you to be able to flash enemies from across an entire site.
Another one of Valorant Skye tricks:
As with her Trailblazer ability, her Guiding Light gives off a sound indication that you’ve successfully blinded an enemy. Thanks to that little detail, your flash is useful not only when wanting to engage the enemy but also for gathering information on their whereabouts.
- Cost: 250
- Duration: 6s
- Damage: 30
- Effect: 4s Daze on hit
- Health: 100 HP
- Vision radius: 2250
Skye equips a trinket which she can use to send out and take control of a creature, famously known as “Skye’s Dog”. While in control of the predator, you can run and turn to any corner as well as pressing the Fire button to cause the predator to leap forward. After the leap, your creature explodes and fires off a blast that damages and concussues any enemies hit.
This ability is a great tool for gathering information and/or pushing enemies out of positions. Since her creature has a limited range of sight, it’s best used in close corners. Whether you’re defending or attacking, learning when and where to send out this predator is going to be key. Considering the fact that your Agent stays stationary while you’re in control of the creature, you should never use it out in the open but rather from a safe place.
One of the good Valorant Skye tips and tricks is to always pay attention to her sound cues. If you manage to hit an enemy, Skye will give out a sound cue to let you know that you’ve concussed someone. With this powerful information, either you or a teammate can seize the opportunity and peek for an easy kill!
- Cost: 7 ultimate points
- Search duration: 15s
- Health: 150 HP
- Nearsight duration: 3s
Skye equips a trinket with three of her Seekers. Pressing fire will activate the Seekers and send them out to track down the nearest three enemies. If any Seeker reaches its enemy, they nearsights them for 3 seconds. If the enemy manages to react quickly, they can destroy your Seeker before it nearsights them.
In any case, whether your Seeker actually manages to nearsights an enemy close to you or the enemy focuses on destroying it, it opens up a window of opportunity for you to engage.
Since your Seekers are fairly slow, learning when to use them is key to maximising their potential. If you already know the location of your enemies or you suspect they’re close, you can use your Seekers to distract them while you and your team take action. Her ultimate is far from being the strongest ability in the game, but if you learn to time it correctly, it can make a huge difference.
Pro tip: If you think the enemy might be rotating towards another site, you can send off your Seekers to gather information on where to reposition and/or expect your enemies from.
Time to hunt with Skye
As a result of her playstyle being so unique and flexible, she’s a safe pick for anyone. Taking time and getting comfortable with controlling her abilities and knowing when exactly to make use of them is key to mastering Skye. Unlike other initiators, Skye has more than one role to fill in any competitive team comp. But fear not, this Valorant Skye guide gives you all the necessary information you need to get you started on your journey.
You should ideally choose Skye on Icebox, Bind, Pearl and Ascent. Maps like Heaven and Breeze have long entry ways and her utility will take too long to fly around or hunt to be optimally effective.