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Valorant: New lineup lets Phoenix clear out bomb sites on Ascent


When it comes to duels, Valorant fiery Phoenix is not statistically the best. This new lineup could help to alter that.


Phoenix is the least selected duelist, with a pick-up rate of just 6.7 per cent. While other Duelists have aggressive abilities that let players frag out, Phoenix has a balanced toolkit that is capable of executing. His seemingly simple and tedious kit requires some work to produce his full potential.

Phoenix Molotov Hot Hands can clear tight corners

In a map like Ascent, where every angle can contain danger, Phoenix Molotov Hot Hands could help clear out tight corners. For instance, while entering bomb point B, attackers may require some tactical utility, apart from the smokes of Controllers. 

Here, at least one angle can safely clear Phoenix Molotov for his teammates, making it easier for a B-entry.

This line up of Hot Hands starts from the B-Lobby and lands on the stairs of the B-Site. Start by standing and aligning your crosshair with the tile atop the fish box. Keep your target in the center of the side of the wooden box and aim upward at the visible brick blocks.

As there is no exact pointer to guide the crosshair, the last step could be a bit tricky. Make sure your crosshair is aligned with the window’s edge to execute this correctly. Jump and throw once you get that right.

The Molotov will hit the stairs of the Defender, burning the enemies within its range instantly. The damage will either force the enemy towards the spawn of the Defender or into the site of the bomb, providing sufficient information to obliterate your teammates.

How long does Phoenix’s Molotov last in Valorant?

In Valorant ,Phoenix toolkit makes him super strong because of its ability to recover him to full HP. Both Blaze and Hot Hands allow Phoenix to play aggressively, as in a full round, he gets multiple chances to recover lost HP. 

While his firewall may not be as viable because of its low damage, for campers locking down chokepoints, Phoenix Molotov may be an absolute danger.

Available free, its signature Hot Hands capability lasts for four seconds. However, the short term duration is sufficient to burn the enemy with a damage rate of 60 DPS. 

The rechargeable ability of Molotov to heal Pheonix is what sets the agent toolkit apart from other duelists. While AoE deals damage to enemies within its range, Phoenix only becomes more powerful.