Andbox’s Daniel “vice” Kim is one of the top in-game-leaders (IGL) in North American Valorant. He recently shared his personal guide on how to play the entry frag role in Valorant.
Andbox vice explains what the entry frag role is all about in Valorant
The former Cloud9 IGL explained that entry frag players are the first agents to go in when your team is trying to take a site. They need to clear as many angles as possible, while the rest of the team provides supporting utility like smokes to claim the site.
“Entry fraggers should understand they’re playing a selfless role, and doing so, they may have rough games,” shared Andbox vice. “However, if they don’t play their role properly, then it will most likely be a huge detriment to the team’s performance on the attack half.”
The top 5 entry frag Valorant agents according to Andbox vice
He explained that the best entry frag agents are the ones that have gap-closing ability, which will create space for the rest of the team.
Andbox vice also shared that playing an entry agent will have you spend almost all of your abilities as you try to take the site. This means you’ll have to rely on your teammates’ other abilities to hold the post-plant.
Andbox vice ranks Jett as the best agent because she can create so much space for the team. She can also provide cover with her Cloud Burst smokes.
Raze has the same gap-closing ability as Jett with her Satchel. She also has angle-clearing abilities with her Paint Shells and Boom Bot.
Phoenix’s kit overall is great for entry fragging, according to Andbox vice. This agent’s Curveball can be used to clear multiple angles, his Hot Hands molly is very strong for cutting off choke points, and his Fire Wall is handy for creating cover.
His Run it Back ultimate allows him to engage without risk, essentially turning the round into a six versus five situation.
Yoru is ranked fourth because his teleport is a gap-closer and his flashes can also clear multiple angles. He’s ranked low on this agent list because his footsteps don’t help your team entry, and his ultimate is used primarily to gather information.
She’s ranked last because her flash can be disabled. Her other abilities rely on her getting kills, so naturally they’re less available in entry situations.
How to excel in the entry frag role
Andbox vice broke down three essential skills Valorant players should focus on if they’re playing as an entry fragger.
1. Flicking, tracking, and speed
Entry fraggers need to find out how the defenders are set up. This is why crosshair placement is so important. By clearing every possible space, players can determine where the enemy team is.
Andbox vice also shared that practicing on Aim Lab’s game client will help you with all three of these skills.
2. Cognition and perception
Entry fraggers should envision how they can enter sites. This includes the routes of their attack, where the defense is set up, and what utility your teammates should use for you. Having a plan before the start of each round makes teams more coordinated.
Winning rounds on the attacker side is directly correlated to the entry fragger’s success rate. If the entry fragger wins their duel, success of the attack on the site greatly increases, and vice-versa.
“If the entry fragger dies for free, then the defenders have a big advantage,” said Andbox vice. “Entry fraggers should be mechanically skilled since they’re playing the duelist role.”
Watch Andbox Vice’s full Valorant entry frag guide here: