Valorant revealed a new agent on Saturday and her name is Astra. Although Astra won’t be fully available to use in-game until March 2.
Astra becomes the 15th agent in the game. Her backstory is that she’s a space-themed Agent from Ghana. A teaser from Valorant in the YouTube description says with Astra, you can “harness the cosmos and control the fight.” In the video, Astra’s first words are, “You can tell a person’s character by their first action.” And then her first action is a sniper shot.
A more full description of Astra is below:
Astra harnesses the energies of the cosmos to reshape battlefields to her whim. With full command of her astral form and a talent for deep strategic foresight, she’s always eons ahead of her enemy’s next move.
Astra is a Controller, which means she uses smokes, walls, and other abilities to help block the sight of the enemy.
We’ll go through Astra’s full abilities list below.
Astra abilities in Valorant
Astra has four main abilities, and then her ultimate ability. Her four main abilities are Gravity Well, Nova Pulse, Nebula and Dissipate. Her ultimate ability is Astral Form/Cosmic Divide.
We’ll go more in depth as to what those abilities are below. (this information is via Valorant Leaks)
The Gravity Well will pull players within the area toward the center before it explodes. Any player trapped inside will become fragile.
When the Nova Pulse is placed, it will charge briefly before detonating. When it goes off, it will concuss all player within the area.
This is Astra’s signature ability, and it’s essentially just her smoke. You simply place a star, and then activate it to transform it into a Nebula.
When you dissipate a star, it allows it to be placed in a new location.
Astral Form/Cosmic Divide (Ultimate)
Activate to enter Astral Form where you can place stars with primary fire. Stars can be reactivated later, transforming them into a Nova Pulse, Nebula, or Gravity Well.
When cosmic divide is charged, use secondary fire in astral form to begin aiming it, then primary fire to select two locations. An infinite cosmic divide connects the two points you select. Cosmic divide blocks bullets and heavily dampens audio.
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