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No one can hold their breath forever.

— Character selection

Viper (codename Pandemic, real name Sabine) is an Agent in VALORANT.

Profile

Biography

The American chemist, Viper deploys an array of poisonous chemical devices to control the battlefield and cripple the enemy's vision. If the toxins don't kill her prey, her mind games surely will.


Viper is a predator that deals in poison and chemical warfare. She has exploding projectiles that spill acid on the battlefield, as well as a poison-gas emitter, and a toxic gas screen to prevent passage. Her ultimate emits a toxic cloud that conceals her location and can highlight enemies who wander into it [2].

Personality

"They call me a monster. Shall I prove them right?"

— Viper (Match Start)

Viper is a savage and confident agent who doesn't fear enemies, in fact desires the enemies' fear. Just like her abilities, she can be quite "toxic", however she is seen being more amiable and caring towards her teammates.

Appearance

Attracting attention with her jet black hair and venom green eyes, Viper also has a black mask. When Viper ults, this mask turns into a gas mask.

Abilities

Passive

Some of Viper's abilities can be toggled on or off, but require her to consume fuel to keep them active.

Duration: Duration 15 s to completely drain Cooldown: Cooldown 20 s to replenish from 0-100 Health: Health 100 Fuel


Abilities that apply Toxin cause affected enemies to have their maximum health instantly reduced, which get lower the longer they stay within the ability's area of effect.

Duration: Duration 1.5 s Debuff: Debuff -30 HP on initial contact, then -10 HP/sec


Basic

Snake Bite.png

EQUIP a chemical launcher. FIRE to launch a canister that shatters upon hitting the floor, creating a lingering chemical zone that damages and applies Vulnerable.

Uses: 2 Uses 2.png Cost:Creds 200 Duration: Duration 6.5 s Damage: Damage 12/sec Debuff: Debuff 2 s Vulnerable


Poison Cloud.png

EQUIP a gas emitter. FIRE to throw the emitter that perpetually remains throughout the round. RE-USE the ability to create a toxic gas cloud at the cost of fuel. This ability can be RE-USED more than once and can be picked up to be REDEPLOYED.

Uses: 1 Uses 1.png Cost:Creds 200 Duration: Duration Minimum 2 s Cooldown: Cooldown 6 s (after deactivation) Debuff: Debuff Toxin


Signature

Toxic Screen.png

EQUIP a gas emitter launcher. FIRE to deploy a long line of gas emitters. RE-USE the ability to create a tall wall of toxic gas at the cost of fuel. This ability can be RE-USED more than once.

Uses: 1 Uses 1.png Cost:Free Duration: Duration Minimum 2 s Cooldown: Cooldown 5.8 s (after deactivation) Debuff: Debuff Toxin


Ultimate

Viper's Pit.png

EQUIP a chemical sprayer. FIRE to spray a chemical cloud in all directions around Viper, creating a large cloud that reduces the vision range of players and maximum health of enemies inside of it. HOLD the ability key to disperse the cloud early.

Cost:♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ 7 points Duration: Duration Indefinite whenever Viper is within, 15 s timer if she exits Debuff: Debuff Toxin


Gameplay

Strategies

Even though Snake Bite has a relatively low DPS, when used with Poison Cloud the combined decay, vulnerability, and damage of all this utility makes the enemy die much quicker. This is helpful for preventing enemies from defusing the spike, as you can place Poison Cloud on top of the spike and then set yourself up in a post-plant position to fire Snake Bites from a safe position, activating the smoke just before the canister lands on the spike.

Contract

Chapter 1

TIER 1 TIER 2 TIER 3 TIER 4 TIER 5
Spray Pick Your Poison.png Valorant Viper Avatar.png Player Title image.png Spray Deadly Venom.png Viper icon.png
SPRAY:
Pick Your Poison
PLAYER CARD:
Valorant Viper
PLAYER TITLE:
Biohazard
SPRAY:
Deadly Venom
AGENT:
Viper

Chapter 2

TIER 6 TIER 7 TIER 8 TIER 9 TIER 10
GunBuddy Venom Vial.png Spray Viper.png Player Title image.png One Dark Night Avatar.png Snakebite Shorty.png
GUNBUDDY:
Venom Vial
SPRAY:
Viper
PLAYER TITLE:
Toxic
PLAYER CARD:
One Dark Night
SKIN:
Snakebite Shorty

Quotes

Main Article: Viper/Quotes‎

Update History

v3.05
  • Poison Cloud.png Poison Cloud
    • Fixed a bug where concurrent, overlapping ally and enemy Poison Clouds could cause the nearsight and decay to never remove

v3.04

v3.03

  • Viper's Pit.png Viper's Pit
    • Fixed a bug where Viper’s Pit started forming at the cursor placement point instead of around Viper

v3.01

  • Viper's Pit.png Viper's Pit
    • On cast, the chemical cloud now expands from the location of the indicator instead of from Viper's position
      • This change was a bug that was accidentally shipped[3]

v3.0

  • Snake Bite.png Snake Bite
    • Duration reduced 8 >>> 6.5
    • Outer edges form faster to ensure it is lethal if an enemy sits in the entire duration
    • Cost increased 100 >>> 200

v2.09

  • Toxin
    • The instant decay inflicted when entering Viper’s smoke or crossing her wall reduced 50 >>> 30

v2.08

  • Poison Cloud.png Poison Cloud
    • Fixed Poison Cloud pickup distance being 200 instead of the intended 400
  • Toxic Screen.png Toxic Screen
    • Fixed Toxic Screen going longer than intended when it passed through the teleporter on Bind

v2.07

  • Toxin
    • Fixed a bug when calculating if damage taken while decayed should be lethal for players with armor
      • Most noticeably, this was causing Marshal shots when the target was decayed 50 to reduce the enemy to 1 health instead of killing them

v2.06

  • Fixed unintentional delay when deactivating Poison Cloud.png Poison Cloud or Toxic Screen.png Toxic Screen
  • Toxin
    • Enemies that cross through Poison Cloud.png Poison Cloud, Toxic Screen.png Toxic Screen, or Viper's Pit.png Viper’s Pit are instantly inflicted with at least 50 decay. Their decay level increases the longer they remain in contact with toxin.
    • While in toxin, Decay over time decreased 15 health >>> 10 health
    • When out of Viper's cloud, delay before health regen decreased 2.5 seconds >>> 1.5 seconds
  • Snake Bite.png Snake Bite
    • Equip time decreased 1.1 >>> .8
  • Poison Cloud.png Poison Cloud
    • Can now immediately be redeployed when picked up, but grants a temporary charge instead of a permanent charge
    • If active when Viper dies, Poison Cloud now remains up for an additional 2 seconds, or until Viper runs out of fuel.
    • Pickup distance increased 200 >>> 400
  • Toxic Screen.png Toxic Screen
    • If active when Viper dies, Toxic Screen now remains up for an additional 2 seconds before deactivating
    • Full blind distance from the wall increased to better match the blind distance from the edge of smokes

v1.09

  • Fuel
    • Amount of fuel at round start increased 50 >>> 100
  • Snake Bite.png Snake Bite
    • Vulnerable debuff applied from Snake Bite now lingers for 2 seconds after leaving Snake Bite
  • Viper's Pit.png Viper's Pit
    • Move speed doubled while casting
    • Viper now fast equips her weapon after casting
      • Re-equip times vary per gun—but on average will reduce her weapon down time by .4 seconds

v1.07

  • Toxin
    • Decay on all smoke abilities no longer affects allies
  • Toxic Screen.png Toxic Screen
    • Toxic Screen can now be placed during the buy phase of rounds, through spawn barriers
    • Toxic Screen now goes up faster along its full length, once it starts to form
  • Viper's Pit.png Viper’s Pit
    • The area of Viper’s Pit is now shown on her team’s minimap when deployed.

v1.05

  • Toxic Screen.png Toxic Screen
    • Fixed nearsight not applying properly when going through Toxic Screen

v1.04

  • Fuel
  • Toxin
    • Enemy decay per second increased 10 >>> 15 from all sources.
    • After exiting Viper's smoke, enemy decay sustains for 2.5 seconds before starting to fade
  • Viper's Pit.png Viper's Pit
    • Max time outside of her ult before it collapses increased 5 >>> 15 seconds
    • Viper can hold the ability key to drop her ult early
    • Enemies in Viper’s Pit have their minimap obscured and do not provide minimap detection to their allies
    • Increased the brightness of the red enemy glow at the edge of Viper's near-sight

v1.02

  • Snake Bite.png Snake Bite
    • Applies fragile to enemies for a short time
      • Fragile is a debuff that doubles damage taken
      • Total damage taken from Snake Bite is unchanged
  • Poison Cloud.png Poison Cloud
    • Activation cooldown increased .5s >>> 6s
  • Toxic Screen.png Toxic Screen
    • Now burns through walls, placing emitters at all valid locations (e.g., the ground) over its length

v1.0

  • Poison Cloud.png Poison Cloud
    • Fixed the ability to activate Poison Cloud mid air if it has been picked up
  • Toxic Screen.png Toxic Screen
    • Closed exploit where Nvidia Inspector could be used to see through Toxic Screen
    • Fixed a bug that let players use Toxic Screen's emitter deployment as a projectile boost

v0.50

  • Snake Bite.png Snake Bite
    • Radius increased 350 >>> 450
    • Height required to jump out of Snake Bite increased 80 >> 120
    • Damage tick speed increased (total damage per second unchanged)
  • Poison Cloud.png Poison Cloud
    • No longer enters cooldown when picked up during the buy phase.

v0.49

  • Toxic Screen.png Toxic Screen
    • Updated the appearance of Toxic Screen on the minimap to show gaps in the wall
  • Viper's Pit.png Viper's Pit
    • Fixed Viper being able to animation-cancel Viper’s Pit


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Gallery

Trivia

Lore

  • Viper is from Alaska, as mentioned by Riot PHRISK in a Valorant Lore Discord server[4].
  • She also appears to have links to Seattle due to what can be seen in her personal card
  • Viper may have connections to Kingdom Corporation, evidenced by their logo appearing on her belt
  • Viper is one of the founders of the VALORANT Protocol alongside Brimstone[5]
    • Despite being one of the founders, it appears that Brimstone and Sage lead the VP as first and second in-command, respectively. Viper's opinion on whether she wants to be in such a leadership position or not is currently unknown.
  • According to Omen, Viper used to be a 'healer' before being a part of the VP
    • Omen icon.png
      "Just think Sabine. You used to heal with your skill. Funny"
  • One of Viper's passwords was about March 20th, a date of importance to her that is possibly, but not necessarily, her birthday[6]
    • Cypher icon.png
      "Viper, who's birthday is March 20th? I found it when uh...*laughs*...okay, okay...I have everyone's passwords"

Relations

  • Viper and Omen know each other from a time before the VP was created.
    • Viper appears to be withholding information from Omen
      • "Don't die here, Sabine. I need your secrets"
      • "Ja-...I mean, Omen. Keep yourself together, you're still needed"
        • Omen icon.png
          "Wait, what did you say? I'm hearing so many things"
  • Viper was the one who recruited Breach into the VP, though this decision appears to have been controversial[7]
    • "Well done Breach! I knew hiring you was a good idea"
    • Viper could also have been the one to recruit Raze to the VP, if the theory of Raze joining at the same time as Breach is true
  • There is possible animosity between her and Reyna, which may be as a result of something that happened between Viper and a small girl who is very important to Reyna[8]
    • "Reyna, a woman after my own heart. You can't have it though"
  • Viper and Sage have crossed paths before, though their collaboration did not go as planned, with Sage apparently failing at her role in their efforts. Viper still holds some resentment towards her for what happened
    • "Sage, you're the only one who can keep us alive. Don't fail us now like you failed me then"
    • "That's payback, Sage!"
    • Sage icon.png
      "Viper, have you thought about my offer? You don't have to"
      • "Never, ever, assume you can help me! You can't help me, you can't help them!"

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