Just take a seat, I got this.
— Character selection

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

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Biography

Hailing from the U.K., Phoenix's star power shines through in his fighting style, igniting the battlefield with flash and flare. Whether he's got backup or not, he'll rush into a fight on his own terms.

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 [2].

Phoenix can heal himself by standing in his own fire.

Personality

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"When I'm done, they'll be nothing more than ash."
— Phoenix (Match Start)

Appearance

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Abilities

Basic

CBlaze
Blaze.png

Equip a flame wall. Fire to create a line of flames that moves forward creating a wall that blocks vision and TX Hud HeadShot S.png damages players passing through it. Hold Fire to bend the wall in the direction of your crosshair. Phoenix can Health.png heal himself in this zone.

Uses: 1 Uses 1.png Cost:Creds 200 Duration: Duration 8 seconds Health: Health Healing: 6.25 HP/s Damage: Damage Damage: 30 Damage/s

QCurveball
Curveball.png

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.

Uses: 2 Uses 2.png Cost:Creds 250 Duration: Duration 1.1 seconds

Signature

EHot Hands
Hot Hands.png

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 TX Hud HeadShot S.png damages enemies. Phoenix can Health.png heal himself in this zone.

Uses: 1 Uses 1.png Cost:Free (2 kill recharge) Duration: Duration 4 seconds Health: Health Healing: 20HP/s Damage: Damage Damage: 60 Damage/s

Ultimate

Run it Back.png

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 with full health.

Uses: 1 Uses 1.png Cost:♦♦♦♦♦♦ 6 points Duration: Duration 10 seconds

Gameplay

Strategies

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Contract

Chapter 1

TIER 1 TIER 2 TIER 3 TIER 4 TIER 5
Player Title image.png Spray Ready To Die.png Valorant Phoenix Avatar.png Player Title image.png Spray Spotlight.png
PLAYER TITLE:
Hotshot
SPRAY:
Claim The Crown
PLAYER CARD:
Valorant Phoenix
PLAYER TITLE:
Flashy
SPRAY:
Spotlight

Chapter 2

TIER 6 TIER 7 TIER 8 TIER 9 TIER 10
Gunbuddy Phoenix Icon.png Spray Phoenix.png Player Title image.png Firestarter Avatar.png Phoenix's Frenzy.png
GUNBUDDY:
Hot Bling
SPRAY:
Phoenix
PLAYER TITLE:
All Star
PLAYER CARD:
Firestarter
SKIN:
Spitfire Frenzy

Quotes

Main Article: Phoenix/Quotes‎

Update History

v2.03
  • Hot Hands.png Hot Hands
    • The audio of the lingering fire zone will be easier to hear when other actions and sounds occur nearby

v2.01

  • Run it Back.png Run It Back
    • Fixed a bug where Phoenix’s starting location would briefly be displayed on the minimap after being killed in Run it Back

v1.06

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

v1.05

  • Blaze.png Blaze
    • Fixed nearsight not applying properly when going through Blaze
  • Run it Back.png Run It Back
    • Fixed a bug where Phoenix could in rare cases begin to auto-defuse the Spike if he was defusing the Spike when Run it Back ended

v1.04

  • Run it Back.png Run It Back
    • Fixed a bug where Phoenix could plant the Spike off the bomb site if he finished planting after Run it Back ended

v1.0

  • Blaze.png Blaze
    • Duration increased 6 >>> 8 seconds
    • Damage changed 15 every 0.25s >>> 1 every 0.033 seconds
    • Healing changed 3 every 0.25s >>> 1 every 0.16 seconds
    • Closed exploit where Nvidia Inspector could be used to see through Blaze
  • Curveball.png Curveball
    • Max flash duration increased 0.8 >>> 1.1 second
  • Hot Hands.png Hot Hands
    • Healing changed 3 every 0.25s >>> 1 every 0.08s
  • Run it Back.png Run It Back
    • Automatically reloads all weapons on respawn

v0.50

  • Curveball.png Curveball
    • Cost increased 100 >>> 200 credits
  • Hot Hands.png Hot Hands
    • Height required to jump out of Hot Hands increased 80 >> 120
    • Damage tick speed increased (total damage per second unchanged)

v0.49

  • Run it Back.png Run It Back
    • Fixed a bug where Phoenix would get teleported back to an ascender (rope ladder) after respawning, in cases where Phoenix died while Run It Back was active and he was attached to an ascender
    • Fixed a bug where, for a brief time after Run It Back ended, Phoenix could be damaged in the place where he fizzled


Spotify Playlist

Gallery

Trivia

Development

  • The earliest known concept of Phoenix is the scrapped agent, Shatter.
  • During development, Phoenix's real name was Grant Galloway
    • It is derived from two words, Grant meaning large/great referring to his prideful personality in game, while Galloway is a name of a region in Scotland, which could be his birthplace or the birthplace of his ancestors
    • It is not confirmed whether this name became canon with Valorant's launch

Lore

  • Phoenix was suspended from a school he attended[3]. The reason for this suspension is implied in Phoenix's personal card that shows a building on fire
    • One theory suggests the school is the LSE due to the similarities between one of its buildings and the building shown in Phoenix's card, and that the school would be well known to be a point of interest in Phoenix's lore as suggested by such a question being asked in the Creative Team's post
  • He was recruited into the Valorant Protocol sometime around or before 2049. As a young agent, Phoenix had encounters with mirror versions of Jett and himself from the Mirror Earth, information that was apparently below his clearance level and had him asking questions. With Phoenix now evidently involved with such information, Viper and Valorant filled him in on the threat posed by the Mirror Earth, allowing him to finally understand what he was dealing with by the time these agents carried out another attack on Bennett Island
  • During an attack in Rabat, Phoenix was the one who helped Killjoy make her defuser work by super-heating a Radi-Core to provide enough power for it

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