How to play Jett in VALORANT: Ultimate, abilities, and tips

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If you’re all about speed, precision, and lethality when you play VALORANT, then Jett is the agent for you. She brings a ton of mobility and speed to any team and can pull off some incredible mechanical outplays—but only if you can master her abilities.

On attack, Jett can help take a bomb site with ease and can dispose of defenders by quickly coming at them from unusual angles, while using her smokes as cover. On defense, she can play aggressive angles or reach vertical angles and retreat to safety instantly after getting an opening kills. But it can also be very easy to get too aggressive with Jett, leading to a quick death and angry teammates.

Here’s how to play Jett in a clean and efficient manner.

All Jett abilities

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  • Cloudburst: Throw out a cloud of fog that obscures vision on impact. Hold down the ability button to bend the cloud’s in-flight trajectory.
  • Updraft: After a brief wind-up, propel yourself upwards.
  • Signature Ability—Tailwind: Dash a short distance after a small warm-up period in the direction you’re moving.
  • Ultimate Ability—Blade Storm: Arm yourself with several deadly throwing knives that deal moderate damage and kill on headshots. Scoring a kill restores all daggers. Left-click throws a single dagger. Right-click throws all remaining daggers in a short-ranged burst. But the right click doesn’t restore your daggers, so use it sparingly.

At first glance, Jett looks like the ultimate skill check agent. She excels in fast-paced gunfights, but she also can provide more utility than just flying around her opponents while she clicks on heads. For the most mechanically gifted players, she’s one of the most viable agents in the game.

She has a good vision blocker with Cloudburst, and she has a couple of great mobility abilities with Updraft and Tailwind. Finally, her Blade Storm can cut down an enemy team with a few clicks, but only if your aim is on point.

How to play Jett

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Jett’s Cloudburst gives a team good utility, whether she’s on attack or defense. It can provide teammates with valuable cover while they rush onto a site or it can discourage an enemy push into an area she’s guarding. A fun play to use with Jett is to throw Cloudburst onto a site and dash into the smoke, and while the defenders are scrambling to flush Jett out, her teammates push behind her and cut down the distracted defenders.

Jett can use Tailwind and Updraft to dash around and find surprising angles on her opponents that they wouldn’t normally expect. She can even position herself before the round begins on top of certain boxes or ledges to grab some big picks. Tailwind can also be used to make a quick escape after snatching an opening kill, making Jett an ideal agent for players who are gifted with using the Operator. But a recent patch changed Tailwind, meaning players have to activate a timed window to use it instead of using it purely on demand.

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By combining her mobile and smoke abilities with her ultimate, Jett can pick up numerous multi-kills, but only if you have good accuracy with Blade Storm. Her ultimate can kill enemies with one strike to the head, even while in the air, or can down a close-up enemy instantly with a Blade Storm right click. But it’s important to remember that the Blade Storm knives only refresh on left-click kills. If you send them all at once with a right-click, you won’t get them back even if it results in a kill.

The only thing you have to control is how aggressive you decide to get. Jett doesn’t have any crowd control, which means that if you run into a well-coordinated squad, they’ll easily drop you if you don’t have a team backing you up. It’ll be tempting to throw some smoke, jump in, and go for a hero play, but Jett isn’t invincible.

About the author

Tyler Esguerra

Lead League of Legends writer for Dot Esports. Forever an LCS supporter, AD carry main, with more than five years in the industry. Sometimes I like clicking heads in Call of Duty or VALORANT. Creator of the Critical Strike Podcast.