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Valorant boasts a diverse array of agents, with each character possessing distinct strengths and abilities. Among these agents is Yoru, who has gained popularity for his unparalleled ability to infiltrate enemy lines and create chaos.

With his arsenal of fakes and flashes, as well as his powerful ultimate, Dimensional Drift, Yoru is a force to be reckoned with. If you thrive on outsmarting your opponents and using clever tactics to gain the upper hand, you’ve come to the right place.

This article will provide you with expert tips and strategies on how to get behind enemy lines and exploit their weaknesses. You will learn how to use the Japanese duelist’s unique toolkit to maximum effect, allowing you to sow chaos among your opponents and keep them guessing.

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Here’s a complete guide on how to play Yoru

Valorant agent guide on how to play Yoru
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Yoru’s agent abilities and how they work

  • Fakeout — this ability allows Yoru to deploy a fake footstep audio cue at a target location, which can deceive the enemy team into thinking that Yoru is moving in that direction.
  • Gatecrash — Yoru can throw an unstable dimensional gate that teleports him to a targeted location upon reactivation.
  • Blindside — this ability equips Yoru with an energy orb that he can throw to create a flash that blinds anyone in its line of sight.
  • Dimensional Drift — Yoru enters a dimension rift, becoming invisible and invulnerable for a short period of time. While in this state, Yoru can move around the map freely and scout out enemy positions.

Yoru is a duelist in Valorant with a set of abilities that can make him a powerful asset in the right hands. By effectively utilizing Yoru’s abilities, you can keep the enemy team guessing and disrupt their gameplay, forcing them to make incorrect decisions or become disoriented. This can greatly benefit your team in winning the round.

General gameplay tips

One effective strategy to disrupt the enemy team’s gameplay is by leveraging Yoru’s Gatecrash teleportation ability. With this power, Yoru can swiftly transport himself behind the opponent’s defenses or escape hazardous scenarios. To maximize its potential, it is crucial to remain vigilant of everyone’s whereabouts on the map.

On attack, it’s important to scout the map and identify areas where the defenders are not actively holding. By taking advantage of these weak points and infiltrating their defenses, you can create a diversion that forces the enemy team to split their attention and resources. This not only increases your chances of success but also grants your team more room to maneuver and execute their strategies effectively.

On the defensive end, Yoru’s Blindslide flashes can be a valuable asset to your team’s strategy. These flashes can be particularly effective in crucial moments, such as retaking a site or halting the enemy team’s execution on a site.

By incorporating Blindslide into your defensive tactics, you can enhance your team’s ability to thwart the opposing team’s advances and ultimately increase your chances of victory.

Valorant Yoru
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How to use Yoru’s teleport in Valorant

Instead of speeding into a site on attack, Yoru requires some finesse as the team’s entry agent. Combining his Gatecrash and Blideside abilities is one way to confuse your opponents, which could give your team site control.

Throw your Gatecrash to a position you want to teleport to when your team enters a site. Once the Gatecrash reaches the position, throw your Blindside to that area and teleport right after the flash pops. That way, you blind the enemies, which opens the chance to take them down.

Tips to remember while playing Yoru in your ranked games

Aside from helping your team take the site, you can use Yoru’s Fakeout ability to gain information on the enemy team. Simply activate the ability where you believe the enemy is hiding. If they shoot the Fakeout, you’ll know their location.

To improve your chances of flashing the enemy team, you could use smokes on the map to get a better position to throw your Blindeside ability.

It is also essential to understand the range and duration of Yoru’s Flash. Blindside has a range of about 5 meters and lasts for 1.5 seconds before it detonates. This means that you need to be fairly close to the enemy to use it effectively, but not too close that you get caught in the blast yourself.

Mastering Yoru can be a game-changer for your team. Utilizing his unique abilities and tricks can create confusion and chaos among your enemies, giving your team a tactical advantage. However, it takes practice and patience to truly understand the intricacies of Yoru’s gameplay. Remember to communicate with your team and stay aware of your surroundings.

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