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EQUIP a flare orb that takes a curving path and detonates shortly after throwing. FIRE to curve the flare orb to the left, detonating and Blinding any player who sees the orb. ALT FIRE to curve the flare orb to the right.
— In-game description

Curveball is a basic ability for Phoenix.


Curveball is a Blind ability that Phoenix must equip before casting. Upon casting, he will throw a flare orb that detonates after a set amount of time. Any agent or object in line of sight of the detonation will then be flashed.

Phoenix can use Primary and Alt Fire to control the direction the orb curves in; Primary Fire curves the orb to the left and Alt Fire curves the orb to the right.


Stat Value Confirmed
CustomReload Equip time 0.8 seconds Check MarkGame files
CustomReload Unequip time 0.48 seconds Check MarkGame files
Windup Windup time 0.5 seconds Check Markv5.01
Debuff Max blind duration 1.5 seconds Check Markv5.01

Update History[]

  • Buff Flash Max duration increased 1.1s >>> 1.5s
  • Buff Flash Windup decreased .7s >>> .5s


  • Nerf Cost increased 200 >>> 250


  • Nerf The audio and visuals for Curveball should better indicate when to turn away, and when it's safe to look again


  • Buff Max flash duration increased 0.8 >>> 1.1 second


  • Nerf Cost increased 100 >>> 200 credits