Reyna is another great lurking agent and can also be a double-edged duelist. Knowing how to use Reyna does not necessarily mean you have to go hunt for kills every round. This Reyna character guide will show you a few ways you can utilize her abilities to make her more than just an agent going for kills.
|Valorant - Reyna Abilities|
|Abilities 1 & 2 'Q & E'||Cost||Description|
|Devour & Dismiss||$100 - 4 Charges||Devour
Enemies killed by Reyna leave behind Soul Orbs that last 3 seconds. INSTANTLY consume a nearby soul orb, rapidly healing for a short duration. Health gained through this skill exceeding 100 will decay over time. If EMPRESS is active, this skill will automatically cast and not consume the orb.
INSTANTLY consume a nearby soul orb, becoming intangible for a short duration. If EMPRESS is active, also become invisible.
Used mainly to gain advantage against enemies after a successful duel. Shared charges on both skills
|Ability 3 'C'||Cost||Description|
|Leer||$200 - 2 Charges||EQUIP an ethereal destructible eye. ACTIVATE to cast the eye a short distance forward. The eye will Nearsight all enemies who look at it.
Used mainly to blind enemies as you push
|Ability 4 'X'||Cost||Description|
|Empress||6 Points||INSTANTLY enter a frenzy, increasing firing speed, equip and reload speed dramatically. Scoring a kill renews the duration.
Used mainly to get more advantage when dueling or lurking for kills
How to Use Devour and Dismiss
These two abilities are unique because they both share the same charges. Devour is used to heal and even exceed her max HP. This gives her an advantage after getting the first kill. HP that exceeds the max will decay over time.
Dismiss works as a repositioning ability. It makes her invisible for a short period of time and can be used for retreating. You have a disadvantage if you choose to use this offensively because of the slight delay Reyna will have to pull her gun out.
Both abilities require Soul Orbs to use and is only gained after an enemy is killed. Using Devour on a Soul Orb will have visible waves latch to you from the Soul Orb. Breaking line of sight from it will cancel the Devour.
Be careful when using it as the enemy can pinpoint exactly where you are if you use Devour. Both abilities make her a double-edged duelist because of how she requires Soul Orbs to snowball her way into fighting more enemies.
Sometimes it is best to stay patient after winning a successful duel.
How to Use Leer
Leer is Reyna’s blinding ability that is somehow similar to Breach’s Flashpoint. It can be cast through walls and lasts for 3 seconds. The Leer can be shot down easily but you can also pinpoint the direction of the enemies when they shoot the Leer.
You can also use this to support your teammates.
This Leer usage can support your teammates peeking through Mid Top to Mid Bottom. It can also temporarily blind enemies from Mid Cubby.
How to Use Empress
Empress is Reyna’s ultimate ability that powers her up in every way possible. She has an increased firing rate, better control and a faster reload speed during Empress.
While Empress is active, it will automatically cast Devour on dead targets so make sure to switch to using Dismiss instead. Empress also lasts for 30 seconds and it will renew after securing a kill. Always be careful after securing kills because you might encounter more than one back-up.
It is always great to use Empress at the start of the round instead of using it midway into the round. It is hard to create value from using Empress if you lack in mechanical skills.
Always learn to create an advantage on your first duel so make sure to ask for help and communicate with the team to help you snowball early into the round. Reyna lacks so much utility and relies heavily on teammates to support her.
Reyna Agent Tips and Tricks – Summary
- Communicate with your teammates to help you push and snowball
- Use Dismiss when Empress is active
- Devour can show your position
Reyna is a very niche character to have in a team. She is easy to use once you get used to her skills but she does not synergize well with other agents.