Despite being in the process of reworking his kit, Yoru is still not very popular with professional players Valorant.
With an absolute 0% pick rate at Valorant Champions, Yoru was immediately “dissected” by the game development department. After a while of editing, Yoru’s new skill set has its first glimpses. Many Valorant players praise Yoru’s new skill set extremely cool, some even think that Yoru will change the upcoming meta of this game. However, professional players Valorant think otherwise. Let’s see what Hiko and Sinatraa have to say about Yoru’s new kit.
Contrary to most other Valorant players, former Sentinels player Sinatraa, after looking at Yoru’s new skill set and sharing that this agent is still extremely bad after editing. Yoru’s new Fake out (C) skill is only really useful for low ranked players.
Sinatraa added that although the ultimate can now use skills in Dimensional Drift, it helps a lot in getting to the bomb-site. However, it must be noted that Yoru’s ultimate skill costs 6 points, so Yoru’s effectiveness will be limited to rounds when the last ability is ready to activate.
Hiko – Pro player who plays for 100 Thieves, also agrees with Sinatraa. After consulting through Yoru’s editing process, Hiko thinks that the agent is still not a good choice after the edit and there is a high chance that he will not make it into Valorant’s pro meta.
Sova main 100 Thieves also agrees with Sinatraa that Yoru’s new Fake out skill is only for low ranked players. Hiko: “The decoy, looks like a silver player so if you’re in silver, you can really Fakeout your enemies.” => The bait, it moves like silver rank players, so if you are at silver rank you can really lure the opponent.”
In addition, Hiko shared that the time to activate other skills while in Dimensional Drift has been increased, which is what makes Yoru worse. Previously, Valorant players could run around the map with Yoru’s ultimate and return to safety with Gatecrash. However, after increasing the activation time, Yoru cannot return immediately. Hiko said: “If you ult like a noob, you will die like a noob.” – Translation: “if you use the last skill like the chickens, you will die like the chickens.”
Hiko further shared on her livestream that it will be difficult for Yoru to become a meta in Valorant professional tournaments. Practically speaking, only the Bind map Yoru can work well to fool opponents. Hiko believes that Chamber is a much better agent and that Yoru will only be picked in ranked matches, similar to Neon.
Hiko:”As long as Chamber exists, he can do everything better than Yoru, minus the ultimate. I think Yoru will just be a pub and ranked agent only.” “As long as the Chamber exists, the French agent will still do better than Yoru. Yoru can only be used in ranked.”
Although still in the editing stage and Yoru just got the first look. However, the Japanese agent was left out by professional players Valorant. However, Yoru has not landed yet and Riot Games can still change it before launch. Let’s look forward to Yoru’s new skill set in the upcoming Episode 4 Act 3.
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