Phoenix (codename Apollo)[1] is an Agent in VALORANT.

Summary

Phoenix’s star power shines through in his fighting style,igniting the battlefield with his flash and flare. Whether he’s got backup or not,he’s rushing in to fight on his own terms [2].

The fiery Brit can wield the power of flame to essentially reshape the battlefield into how he sees fit. With exploding fireballs that damage enemies and heal him, a vision-blocking wall of fire, and a blinding fire burst, Phoenix is great at manipulating the flow of the match. His ultimate grants him the ability to be reborn if he's killed during its duration, galvanizing him to make bold moves he wouldn't otherwise make [3].

Phoenix can heal himself by standing in his own fire.

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For Phoenix's contract see Contracts#Phoenix.
For Phoenix's quotes see Phoenix/Quotes


Abilities

Basic

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Blaze
Type: Basic Cost: Creds 200
Duration: 8 seconds Health: Healing: 1HP / 0.16 secs, Damage: 1HP / 0.033 secs
Description: Equip a flame wall. Fire to create a line of flames that moves forward creating a wall that blocks vision and damages players passing through it. Hold Fire to bend the wall in the direction of your crosshair.
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Curveball
Type: Basic Cost: Creds 200
Duration: 1.1 seconds Health: N/A
Description: Equip a flare orb that takes a curving path and detonates shortly after throwing, impairing vision. Fire to curve the flare orb to the left, detonating and blinding any player who sees the orb. Alternate fire to curve the flare orb to the right.

Signature

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Hot Hands
Type: Signature Cost: Free
Duration: 4 seconds | DPS: 60 Health: N/A
Description: Equip a fireball. Fire to throw a fireball that explodes after a set amount of time or upon hitting the ground, creating a lingering fire zone that damages enemies.

Ultimate

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Run it Back
Type: Ultimate Cost: 6 Points
Duration: 10 sec Health: N/A
Description: Instantly place a marker at Phoenix's location. When this ability is active, if you die or if the time expires, the ability ends and sends Phoenix back to the starting location.

Update History

v1.0
  • Blaze duration increased 6 >>> 8 seconds
    • We felt like the short wall duration, combined with the long cast time and short range, was forcing Phoenix to play a little too predictably around his wall. We’re bumping this up slightly to give him some more time to work with.
  • Blaze damage: 15 every 0.25s >>> 1 every 0.033 seconds
  • Blaze healing: 3 every 0.25s >>> 1 every 0.16 seconds
    • These Damage over Time/Healing over Time models are updated to match the recent changes to our other DoT abilities. Additionally, we’ve matched the damage/healing values to be half as effective as Hot Hands, primarily so that the total healing output of these two abilities is at parity (50 health each). We’re also doing this so that Blaze doesn’t become the de-facto “healing” ability compared to Hot Hands.
  • Hot Hands healing: 3 every 0.25s >>> 1 every 0.08s.
    • Updated the HoT model to match recent changes to the DoT abilities.
  • Curveball max flash duration increased 0.8 >>> 1.1 second
    • The flash duration is short given how quickly he can get his curveball out on an enemy caught out of position. Even still, it was a hair too short, especially to justify the new 200 credit price point.
  • Run it Back automatically reloads all weapons on respawn
    • This is closer to a quality of life improvement. Phoenix’s ult often puts him in a position to empty his clips right before getting sent back. It was very jarring for a Phoenix player to wait several seconds to respawn, only to then have to spend another second reloading—potentially under pressure. We think the several second respawn time is enough time to justify an automatic reload.


v0.50

  • We felt the credit cost of some abilities did not match the impact those abilities brought to a match, and made adjustments for a more accurate reflection.
    • Phoenix Curveball increased from 100 to 200 credits.


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References

Trivia

  • The earliest known concept of Phoenix is the scrapped agent, Shatter.
  • Grant Galloway might be Phoenix real name.
  • Phoenix name is derived from two word Grant meaning Large/Great referring to his prideful personality in game, while Galloway is a name of a place in Scotland, this name might the name of Phoenix birthplace.
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