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I am both shield and sword.

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Sage (Chinese: 贤者; pinyin: Xiánzhě; codename Thorne) is an Agent in VALORANT.

Profile

Biography

The stronghold of China, Sage creates safety for herself and her team wherever she goes. Able to revive fallen friends and stave off aggressive pushes, she provides a calm center to a hellish fight.


Sage creates safety for herself and her team wherever she goes. Able to revive fallen friends and stave off forceful assaults, she provides a calm center to a hellish battlefield [1].

The most prominent support character to date hails from China and brings orbs that heal allies, slow enemies, and create barriers out of the ground to impede the flow of a match. Her ultimate ability allows her to resurrect a fallen ally, which is significant in a game with no respawns [2].

Personality

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"I wasn't strong enough before. But now, now I am strong enough for us all"

— Sage (Match Start)


Appearance

Sage is a fair skinned, apparently tall woman with very long black hair that reaches her knees. Her inner clothing is black, and her outer, looser clothing is white. She also wears green, as a collar, belt and design on her outer clothing. For accessories, she wears her green orbs around her lower body and smaller ones as earrings. It's possible that they are Radianite, but there's no mention of them being anything more than cosmetics.

Abilities

Basic

Barrier Orb.png

Equip a barrier orb. Fire places a solid wall. Alternate fire rotates the targeter. The wall "fortifies" after a 3-second delay, increasing its health. Shortly before expiring, the wall rapidly loses health.

Uses: 1 Uses 1.png Cost:Creds 400 Duration: Duration 30 seconds Health: Health 400, 800 (fortified)



QSlow Orb
Slow Orb.png

Equip a Slowing Orb. Fire to launch the Orb, which expands upon hitting the ground, creating a zone that slows players who walk on it.

Uses: 2 Uses 2.png Cost:Creds 200 Duration: Duration 7 seconds


Signature

Healing Orb.png

Equip a healing orb. Fire with your crosshairs over a damaged ally to activate a heal-over-time on them. Alternate fire while Sage is damaged to activate a self heal-over-time. The heal will stop upon taking damage.

Uses: 1 Uses 1.png Cost:Free Duration: Duration 45 second cooldown Health: Health 60HP / 5 sec (ally), 10 sec (self)


Ultimate

Resurrection.png

Equip a resurrection ability. Fire with your crosshairs placed over an ally's corpse to begin resurrecting them. After a brief channel, the ally will be brought back to life with full health.

Uses: 1 Uses 1.png Cost:♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ 8 points Health: Health 100 (Resurrected)


Gameplay

Strategies

A common strategy with Sage is putting up her wall strategically at the entrance of the site and camping on top of it with a shotgun, thus gaining a height advantage to suddenly peek and surprise the enemy and get a pick. This strategy was popularized by a Sage main Youtuber popularly known as "Grim".

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Contract

Chapter 1

TIER 1 TIER 2 TIER 3 TIER 4 TIER 5
Player Title image.png Spray All Good.png Valorant Sage Avatar.png Player Title image.png Spray Pulse Check.gif
PLAYER TITLE:
Warden
SPRAY:
All Good
PLAYER CARD:
Valorant Sage
PLAYER TITLE:
Enlightened
SPRAY:
Pulse Check

Chapter 2

TIER 6 TIER 7 TIER 8 TIER 9 TIER 10
Valorant-weapon-radianite-orb-buddy.png Spray Sage.png Player Title image.png Journey of Trials Avatar.png Final Chamber Classic.png
GUNBUDDY:
Radianite Orb
SPRAY:
Sage
PLAYER TITLE:
Ascendant
PLAYER CARD:
Journey of Trials
SKIN:
Final Chamber Classic

Quotes

Main article: Sage/Quotes

Update History

v3.01
  • Barrier Orb.png Barrier Orb
    • Can no longer be placed on some projectiles while they’re in the air

v3.0

  • Barrier Orb.png Barrier Orb
    • Cost increased 300 >>> 400
    • Agents blocked by Barrier Orb when resurrected now break the wall to ensure they don’t get pushed inside map geo
  • Slow Orb.png Slow Orb
    • Cost increased 100 >>> 200
  • Resurrection.png Resurrection
    • Ultimate points required increased 7 >>> 8

v2.07

v2.06

v2.03

  • Barrier Orb.png Barrier Orb
    • Killjoy’s Lockdown.png Lockdown can no longer be placed inside Barrier Orb in some instances
      • If Barrier Orb is placed on top of Killjoy’s ult, the section of the wall covering the ult will now be destroyed

v2.02

v2.0

v1.14

  • Barrier Orb.png Barrier Orb
    • Can no longer be cast in Buy Phase
    • Once fortified, Barrier no longer loses health over time. It now only starts to deteriorate a few seconds before it expires.

v1.11

  • Barrier Orb.png Barrier Orb
    • Sage wall segments no longer break if a player dies on top of them

v1.07

  • Barrier Orb.png Barrier Orb
    • Cost reduced 400 >>> 300
    • Wall now forms at 400 HP, then after a 3 second delay the wall becomes fortified to 800 HP
  • Slow Orb.png Slow Orb
    • Size reduced 30%
  • Healing Orb.png Healing Orb
    • Heal reduced from 100 over 5 seconds >>> 60 over 5 seconds
    • Self heal reduced from 100 over 5 seconds >>> 60 over 10 seconds

v1.01

v1.0

  • Barrier Orb.png Barrier Orb
    • Segment health reduced 1000 >>> 800
    • Duration reduced 40 >>> 30 seconds
  • Healing Orb.png Healing Orb
    • Cooldown increased 35 >>> 45 seconds

v0.50

  • Barrier Orb.png Barrier Orb
    • Cost increased 300 >>> 400 credits
  • Slow Orb.png Slow Orb
    • Zone duration decreased 9 >>> 7 seconds
    • Slowing amount decreased 65% >>> 50%

v0.49

  • Barrier Orb.png Barrier Orb
    • Will only spawn a chunk of the barrier if it is supported by the ground
      • This can mean it will sometimes only spawn 2 barrier chunks
    • Can no longer be placed on "small" pieces of geometry, it must be placed on the ground or on top of boxes

v0.47+

  • Slow Orb.png Slow Orb
    • Now also slows the air speed of players in the zone.
    • Players can now walk through the Slow Orb without making noise.


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Trivia

  • Sage's ability orbs appear to be the same orbs she wears on her belt.

Development

  • Sage's real name could be 'Mirai Kimura'. Old game files name a character that shares Sage's codename, 'Thorne'[3].
    • It is not confirmed whether this name became canon with VALORANT's launch.

Lore

  • Sage's orbs are actual radianite, as shown by her contract's chapter 2, level 1 unlock "Radianite orb buddy".
  • Despite the Valorant Protocol being founded by Brimstone and Viper, with Brimstone being the organization's leader, Sage seems to hold a position that puts her as the VP's second-in-command
    • Brimstone icon.png
      "Sage, if I die out there, you're in charge. Someone has to look after these knuckleheads"
    • "Remember Brimstone, if anything happens to you, I'll take the lead"
  • Sage was the one who recruited Skye into the VP

Relations

  • Sage and Viper have crossed paths before, though their collaboration did not go as planned, with Sage apparently failing at her role in their efforts
    • Viper icon.png
      "Sage, you're the only one who can keep us alive. Don't fail us now like you failed me then"
    • Viper still holds some resentment towards Sage for what happened, though Sage still wants to help her where she can
      • Viper icon.png
        "That's payback, Sage!"
      • "Viper, have you thought about my offer? You don't have to"
        • Viper icon.png
          "Never, ever, assume you can help me! You can't help me, you can't help them!"
  • Sage and Omen have a good, solid "connection"[4]

References

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