Nothing stays hidden from me. Nothing.
— Character selection

Cypher (Arabic: سايفر; codename Gumshoe or Aamir) is an Agent in VALORANT.

Profile

Biography

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.

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 [1].

Personality

An obsession with gathering secrets, information and intel.

"Omen! I have the information you asked for. But my price! My price hasn't been paid yet"
— Cypher (with Omen)

A tendancy to steal things from other Agents, and (probably) doesn't give them back;

"Breach, Breach. I took a servo from your arms, for my tripwire, don't be angry. Breach..."
— Cypher (with Breach)
"Little engineer! I borrowed one of your transmitters for my camera. I'll pay you back! Probably..."
— Cypher (with Killjoy)

Appearance

Wears a hat with an antenna attached to it which is likely used to locate and transmit the locations of enemies when Neural Theft is used. An overcoat, where he keeps his Spycam. Always has a mask on, likely to hide his face.

Abilities

Basic

CTrapwire
Trapwire.png

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.

Uses: 2 Uses 2.png Cost:Creds 200

Cyber Cage.png

Instantly toss a cyber cage in front of Cypher. Activate from any distance to create a temporary zone that blocks vision.

Uses: 2 Uses 2.png Cost:Creds 100 Duration: Duration 7 seconds

Signature

ESpycam
Spycam.png

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.

Uses: 1 Uses 1.png Cost:Free

Ultimate

Neural Theft.png

Use on a fresh enemy corpse to throw Cypher's hat. After a brief delay, all enemy players' locations will be revealed once.

Uses: 1 Uses 1.png Cost:♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ 7 points

Gameplay

Strategies

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You could use his tripwires as barriers to create a potentially safe place, and the cyber cages have the same use as jets and omens vision blockers

Contract

Chapter 1

TIER 1 TIER 2 TIER 3 TIER 4 TIER 5
Spray The Seeker.png Valorant Cypher Avatar.png Player Title image.png Spray I See You.gif Cypher icon.png
SPRAY:
The Seeker
PLAYER CARD:
Valorant Cypher
PLAYER TITLE:
Watchdog
SPRAY:
I See You
AGENT:
Cypher

Chapter 2

TIER 6 TIER 7 TIER 8 TIER 9 TIER 10
White Hat buddy.png Spray Cypher.png Player Title image.png Redeemer's Folly Avatar.png Cypher's Ghost.png
GUNBUDDY:
White Hat
SPRAY:
Cypher
PLAYER TITLE:
Mind Thief
PLAYER CARD:
One Dark Night
SKIN:
Hush Ghost

Quotes

Main Article: Cypher/Quotes‎

Update History

v2.07

v2.06

v2.05

  • Spycam.png Spycam
    • Fixed issue where Spycam's dart could sometimes hit players that were on the other side of a wall
    • Fixed Spycam targeting going through Sage’s Barrier Orb.png wall
    • Fixed a rare bug that could leave players unable to move or process inputs until they died when entering or returning from Spycam
      • "We previously addressed some causes of this bug last patch, this fix should address the remaining known causes"

v2.03

  • Spycam.png Spycam
    • Fixed a couple input bugs around possessing and unpossessing Spycam in the same frame which lead to locking all inputs or locking view direction

v1.11

  • Trapwire.png Trapwire
    • Disabled and revealed upon death
  • Spycam.png Spycam
    • Disabled and revealed upon death

v1.04

v1.03

  • Trapwire.png Trapwire
    • Fixed a bug where traps that were placed such that they were on the inside of a doorway, would not trigger when someone walked through them

v1.02

  • Fixed an issue where players could place a Cyber Cage.png Cyber Cage on a Trapwire.png Trapwire
  • Spycam.png Spycam
    • Fixed an issue where Spycam blocked Spike defusal
    • Added prevention for Spycam going through teleporter doors on Bind when placed on the frame from the outside

v1.01

  • Cyber Cage.png Cyber Cage
    • No longer holds the teleporter doors on Bind open
  • Spycam.png Spycam
    • Spycameras placed on the teleporter door frames on Bind no longer teleport it’s view location underground

v0.50

  • Trapwire.png Trapwire
    • Can no longer pick up the trap after an enemy has triggered it
  • Cyber Cage.png Cyber Cage
    • No longer slows enemies that move through it
  • Spycam.png Spycam
    • Spycam cooldown when destroyed increased 30 >>> 45 seconds
    • Cypher will no longer float in the air if the Sage Barrier Orb.png Barrier Orb wall he is standing on is destroyed while using the Spycam
    • Exploit fixes

v0.49

  • Cyber Cage.png Cyber Cage
    • Fixed a bug where Cyber Cage would be selected at a larger range than intended causing overlapping interaction issues
  • Spycam.png Spycam
    • Fixed issue with camera being placed on the Haven A Main boxes

v0.47+

  • Spycam.png Spycam
    • Can no longer use weapons


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Gallery

Trivia

Lore

  • Cypher's real name is 'Aamir', an Arabic name which means "Prince" in English.
  • His Thrifty quotes imply that he may be poor, or was at one point.
    • "You think I don't know how to get by without money?"
    • "I'll try to be even more "poor" next time. It'll be hard, hmm, but I'll try"
  • Cypher intentionally keeps his face and true identity hidden[2]

Relations

  • Cypher knew someone called Nora, who was likely a family relation to him. Cypher's quotes imply that Nora and other members of his family were killed
    • "Nora, I will see you again"
    • "I must survive to protect my family. I can't loose them. I can't feel that pain again"
    • "So, Sage, you can bring people back from the dead? Anyone?! No constraints?! Interesting..."
  • Cypher knows many secrets that he keeps from his fellow agents. Because of this, some of them find it hard to trust him[3]
    • One such agent is Sova, whose values of honesty and openness conflict with Cypher's secrecy

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