VALORANT’s gaming landscape has been transformed by the arrival of its new agent, Iso. Not only does Iso introduce a unique playstyle, but his ultimate ability has sent ripples through the gaming community. Understanding the nuances of this character can help players leverage his capabilities and stay ahead in the game.
A Deep Dive into Iso’s Abilities
Iso stands apart from other duelists. While many aim to deal maximum damage, Iso approaches the battlefield with strategy and utility. His shield and wall abilities are prime examples of his emphasis on team support. Yet, these abilities come with a twist, dealing damage post-utility.
Professional VALORANT players have raised eyebrows at these mechanics. But it’s his ultimate ability that has been the hot topic of discussion.
The Ultimate Ability: A Double-Edged Sword?
The new ultimate ability allows Iso to drag an opponent into a one-on-one arena. Within this arena, the opponent gets a single shield, while Iso has the advantage with two. Winning the duel means re-entering the main game unscathed.
However, if neither player secures a kill within 15 seconds, both are instantly taken out of the game. This aspect, confirmed by Valorleaks, puts even Iso at risk.
According to Valorleaks, “Iso’s ultimate lasts for 15 seconds. If neither player manages to eliminate the other within this timeframe, both players will be defeated.” During the ultimate, players are suppressed, preventing any ability usage. This ultimate is priced at 7 points.
Community Reactions: Mixed Views on Iso
Many in the community feel that Iso may not be on par with other agents. Some gamers, humorously, commented that lower-ranked players might miss their shots, resulting in both players running out of time.
Yet, one undeniable fact remains – the mystery surrounding Iso’s interactions with other agents’ abilities. All eyes are set on Episode 7 Act 3, scheduled for October 31, when Iso will officially join the game.
Iso's Ultimate lasts up to 15 seconds, if no player has won, then both players will lose & die. While in the ultimate you are suppressed, so no abilities can be used. Ultimate costs 7 points. | #VALORANT pic.twitter.com/V23GMKc0tn
— Mike | Valorant Leaks & News (@ValorLeaks) October 21, 2023
For players looking to master Iso, understanding his mechanics is crucial. Leveraging the strategic advantage his abilities offer, while being wary of their drawbacks, will be key. As the community continues to adapt and react, staying informed will give players an edge in the ever-evolving world of VALORANT esports.