Presentation of Neon, Valorant 19th Agent
Thanks to Riot Games, we were able to play the first Agent of 2022 and Episode 4 of Valorant. Neon is a character who is extremely fun to play, but one who may divide players as to her actual usefulness in a team. Let's take a look at her features and abilities.
Who is Neon?
Neon is an Agent from the Philippines. She is playful and energetic, yet extremely shy. According to Riot Ricoux, her designer, who is himself of Filipino origin, Neon was created as a tribute to the entire Filipino community, which sometimes struggles to make itself heard despite an extremely rich and invested player base.
Neon is best characterised by her speed. She has a sprint and abilities that launch extremely quickly. As such, she offers new mobility options that differentiate her from other Duelists. It is still difficult to measure her impact in a team, but it is undeniable that she is extremely pleasant to play. It will be difficult to switch back to another Agent afterwards, as the loss of speed is so noticeable.
Abilities of Neon
Some of Neon's abilities use a 'charge' gauge. When the gauge is empty, it becomes impossible to use them. Eliminations recharge part of the gauge, but it also rises quite slowly in a passive way.
C – Fast Lane
300 credits – 1 charge
FIRE two energy lines forward on the ground that extend a short distance until they hit a surface. The lines rise into walls of static electricity that block vision and damage enemies passing through them.
Q – Relay Bolt
200 credits – 2 charges
INSTANTLY throw an energy bolt that bounces once. Upon hitting each surface, the bolt electrifies the ground below with a concussive blast.
E – High Gear
Signature – recharges after 2 kills
INSTANTLY channel Neon's power for increased speed. When charged, ALT FIRE to trigger an electric slide. Slide charge resets every two kills.
X – Overdrive
Unleash Neon's full power and speed for a short duration. FIRE to channel the power into a deadly lightning beam with high movement accuracy. Both duration and slide reset on each kill.
To learn more about Neon and the use of her abilities, check out our guide ! In it, we explain how each of them works and what impact they have in a game.