With its most recent Patch 4.08 update, Riot has finally made Fade available in the game after unveiling the newest initiator agent for Valorant last month. So, if you wanted to learn more about Fade or how to get the most of her special powers in Valorant, you’ve come to the perfect place. We’ll go over each of Fade’s skills in Valorant in detail in this comprehensive guide, along with advice on how to use them. See the information below, and make sure you read it all the way through.
Everything You Need to Know About Fade in Valorant
New Initiator Agent: Fade
Similar to Sova, Skye, Breach, and Kay/O, Fade enters the Valorant roster as an initiator and brings with her a special set of abilities to reveal, tag, and near-sight opponents in the fight arena. She is Turkish and has the power to appeal to her adversaries’ fears, according to the game’s narrative. You can view the reveal video for Fade, which is directly below.
Fade: Abilities and Ultimate
Numerous skills that Fade possesses make him the ideal initiating agent. Her skill set, which combines Breach, Sova, and Skye’s powers, enables her to reveal nearby adversaries, leave a trail behind them, reduce their health points (HP), and near-sight them. Before continuing to the information about each of Fade’s skills below, you may watch the official gameplay reveal video of Fade.
Haunt allows Fade to disclose surrounding foes who are hiding in corners for herself as well as her companions, starting with the primary ability. The sole difference between it and Sova’s Recon Dart is that it only marks the adversaries once after disclosing. Contrary to Sova’s ability, Haunt leaves a trail that Fade or any of her teammates can follow to find the opponents. A little period of time passes before the path is disabled.
Players can equip the skill by pressing E, then hurl it at a specific location by pressing the fire button (left mouse click). While the Haunt orb is in the air, they can press E again to drop it earlier than its projectile. However, it is worth mentioning that enemies can destroy the ability by firing.
Coming to the second one, Seize is essentially abinding ability that prevents enemies to run awayfrom a location. With this, Fade can throw an orb of nightmare ink that will explode upon hitting the ground, creating a circular zone. Enemies caught in this zone will be marked with a trail and will not be able to move out of the radius of the affected zone until the ability fades out (no pun intended). Also, the opponent s health will be decayed to 75 HP, and they will be deafened for the time being.
Players can equip the ability with the Q button and press the fire button to throw it. And much the Haunt ability, they can drop the Seize orb early on the ground by pressing Q again, while the orb is in the air.
The Prowler ability provides Fade with a set of hunting creatures, much like Skye s Tasmanian tiger, to hunt down nearby enemies. Once an enemy is hit by a prowler, they get nearsighted, similar to the effect that Omen causes with his flash.
Now, once a prowler is deployed, players can hold their fire button to guide and turn the creature in different directions. Once the prowler sees an enemy, however, players can release the fire button and the creature automatically attacks the enemy. Moreover, once an enemy is marked by any of the above abilities (or the ultimate), the prowlers can follow the trail to automatically track the enemy.
Fade can use up to two prowlers in a round and enemies can also destroy the prowlers with their guns before they near sight them.
Nightfall (X Ultimate)
Lastly, Fade s ultimate ability Nightfall is similar to Breach s Rolling Thunder in terms of site coverage. However, instead of concussing the enemies, the ones who are caught in Fade s ultimate get near-sighted, marked with a trail, and decayed to 75 HP for a short period of time.
Following the ultimate, players can combine Fade s other abilities to completely disable the enemies. This way, players can clear an entire site for taking or re-taking after an enemy team plants the spike.
So, these are all of Fade s abilities, explained in detail. Now, I d suggest you move on to the following section to know how you can use them to their fullest potential.
Fade Gameplay: Tips and Tricks
Fade s ability set makes her a perfect attacking/ initiator agent who can clear tough corners and block enemies from entering a site. These abilities are great for tracking down enemies, disabling their sight, and forcing them to run away from a particular point on a map for her allies to take control of the area.
Fade s abilities also make her a powerful agent on the attacking side asshe can solo push a sitewithout the help of other teammates and clear it. You can check out my demo gameplay video with Fade attached below to get an idea of how you can use her abilities to get the most of out them.
Now, it is worth noting that the above gameplay is only for demonstration purposes. In actual ranked or unrated games, however, you need to be much more creative with the agent to get the best out of her abilities.
Try Out Fade in Valorant Right Now!
So, if you are a Valorant regular or were thinking of starting to play the game, I d suggest you try out Fade in the game right now. However, before you go ahead, I should mention that you will need to unlock the agent either by collecting experience points (XP) or by paying Riot money. We suggest youcheck out our guide on how to gain XP fast in Valorantand adopt the former way. Also, let us know your thoughts about Fade in the comments below.