Best VALORANT Initiators for Lotus in 2023: All Initiators Ranked From Best to Worst

This article will rank all the Initiator Agents from best to worst for the Lotus map, so you can secure the most wins.

All Agents and Maps in VALORANT have unique features and backstories. Currently, there are 20 released Agents and 9 total maps in the game. Among them, Lotus is the latest addition to the current VALORANT map pool.

Each map in VALORANT features distinctive designs and architecture. Naturally, some Agents are more suited for specific maps than others. This is why it is important to choose specific Agents to ensure the highest chance of winning on selected maps. The same goes for Lotus.

Lotus is one of the most beautiful maps in VALORANT, located in India. It is the second map in Omega Earth after Pearl. The map features a 3-site layout similar to Haven. Additionally, Riot Games has added two rotating doors in the map, which is unique to the map.

This tier list was updated after patch 6.00 was released, based on the current VALORANT meta. We’ll keep updating the list with the meta changes and updates.

Read More: Best VALORANT Agents for Pearl

Best Initiators for Lotus (A Complete Tier List)

Lotus was added to the VALORANT map pool in the 6.00 patch. It is the second map that is located on Omega Earth. What makes Lotus different from the other maps is the combination of a 3-site layout and small separated areas that heavily favor close-quarter battles.

Initiators are really essential for maps such as Lotus. As the map has three sites with lots of angles and covers, initiators who can help clear the corners will typically prevail. With that in mind, we’ll now list all the Initiators from best to worst. To keep the Initiator tier list more accurate, we took the opinions of professional players and community input into account.

The list will contain each Initiator’s tier standing, from S to C. Additionally, we’ll discuss the S and A-tier Agents and explain to you why you should pick them over others. So, whether you’re playing solo or with a team, this list of best Initiators will help you get the most victories on Lotus.

S-TierBreach, Fade
best initiators in Lotus
best Initiators in Lotus

S-Tier Initiators


Breach is going to be a crucial character in Lotus. All of Breach’s abilities are well-suited to clear critical angles and make pathways for duelists and support players. Good smokes combined with Breach’s utilities will allow players to attack or retake any site effortlessly.


Most players have figured out how to counter Fade by now. However, she is still a competent character, especially in Lotus. Because of Lotus’ tricky map layout, it is challenging to locate enemies. So having a Fade in your team can save much of your trouble. Enemies must also be very cautious of hiding behind any corner if your team has a Fade.

A-Tier Initiators


Skye is also a very good Initiator to pick in Lotus. Skye’s healing ability will come in handy if there’s no Sage or healer Duelist in your team. Skye’s Trailblazer is also very good at clearing corners and making pathways for the whole team.

Skye’s flashes may not always be helpful as there are so many angles to check in A and C sites, giving false-positive information to the team. However, her Ultimate, Seekers can quickly provide vital information to her team and win a round.

B-Tier Initiators


KAY/O is an excellent pick for Lotus. KAY/O can flash for his allies to take any site swiftly. There are a considerable number of lineups where KAY/O can throw his Flash and Drive. As there will be a lot of Cyphers and Killjoys in Lotus, KAY/O’s Ultimate and Zero/Point remain helpful.

C-Tier Initiator


There’s no doubt that Sova is a great Initiator. However, his abilities are not very useful in Lotus. Considering there are so many angles and covers, Sova’s Recon Bolt and Owl Drone may not detect/ find anyone at all on any site.

As Lotus is in the early stage, the lineups are also not there to make critical plays with Sova’s Shock Bolt. However, Sova’s Ultimate: Hunter’s Fury will be really effective thanks to the chokepoints and known hiding spots throughout the map.

Final Verdict

Every Initiator has unique and useful abilities in VALORANT. If utilized properly, any Agent can lead you to a foolproof win. However, some Initiators are always preferred over others for particular maps. This Initiator Agent tier list on Lotus is based on the Initiators’ abilities and how well they fit with the map’s layout and structure. So try them out, and see what works for you best.

Read More: VALORANT’s Newest Map “Lotus”: Origin, Layout, Release Date & More

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