Cypher (codename Gumshoe or Aamir) is an Agent in VALORANT.


The Moroccan information broker, Cypher is a one-man surveillance network who keeps tabs on the enemy’s every move. No secret is safe. No maneuver goes unseen. Cypher is always watching [1].

If intel is your thing, Cypher might be your Agent. This Moroccan surveillance Agent has abilities that trap and reveal the locations of enemies that get stuck in them, as well as an actual spycam he can place on the map to watch the action from afar. His ultimate extracts information from a fresh enemy corpse to temporarily reveal the location of remaining players on the opposing team [2].

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For Cypher's contract, see Contracts#Cypher.
For Cypher's Quotes, see Cypher/Quotes



Type: Basic Cost: Creds 200
Duration: N/A Health: N/A
Description: Equip a trapwire. Fire to place a destructible and covert tripware at the targeted location, creating a line that spans between the placed location and the wall opposite. Enemy players who cross a tripwire will be tethered, revealed, and dazed after a short period if they do not destroy the device in time. This ability can be picked up and redeployed if not yet triggered. It can be destroyed by shooting it once with any gun. Disabled and revealed upon death.
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Cyber Cage
Type: Basic Cost: Creds 100
Duration: 7 seconds Health: N/A
Description: Instantly toss a cyber cage in front of Cypher. Activate from any distance to create a temporary zone that blocks vision.


Type: Signature Cost: Free
Duration: N/A Health: N/A
Description: Equip a spycam. Fire to place the spycam at the targeted location. REUSE this ability to take control of the camera's view. While in control of the camera, Fire to shoot a tracking dart. The dart is removable and will periodically reveal the location of the enemy hit. It can be destroyed by shooting it once with any gun. Disabled and revealed upon death.


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Neural Theft
Type: Ultimate Cost: 7 Points
Duration: N/A Health: N/A
Description: Use on a fresh enemy corpse to throw Cypher's hat. After a brief delay, all enemy players' locations will be revealed once.

Update History

  • Cypher Cage can now be picked up during buy phase


  • Cypher Cage no longer slows enemies that move through it.
    • We’ve always envisioned Cypher as a premier sentinel gathering info on his enemies and picking them off, but the slow on the cage was allowing him to move into Sage’s territory by stalling an entire enemy team. We still think this will be a tool he uses to buy some time, but enemies will now have more options when pushing his defenses, especially when coordinated.
  • Spycam cooldown when destroyed increased 30 >> 45 seconds.
    • Spycams have been flying into enemy territory like Sova darts at the start of rounds because the punishment for losing one to an enemy is so low. Hopefully this change pushes you to find a safe hiding place for your initial camera (please not inside a box).
  • Added fixes for Cypher Spy Camera exploits to all three maps— a huge thanks to everyone who has helped us track these down, including clutch stream’s we lurked in for two days, writing down every camera placement and fixing them in real time

April 15, 2020 Patch

  • Cypher's Spycam.png Spycam can no longer use weapons.




  1. Cypher's real name is "Aamir", an arabic name which means "Prince" in English.
  2. In one of Aamir quote he said that he used to not have any money, this might be referring to him being poor before
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