Viper is one of the best controller agents in VALORANT, who can win you many games if played effectively. This article will cover all the essential setups an aspiring Viper main needs for the map Breeze.
VALORANT is a tactical shooter, with each player properly fulfilling a specific role in the team. So, while picking Viper, you must first know about her abilities, role in the team, playstyle, and how you can utilize her effectively to secure victory for your team.
- Best Viper Strategy for Breeze
Viper is classified as a Controller agent. Viper’s kit focuses on taking control of the battlefield, supporting the rest of the team by blocking the enemies’ vision, and delaying them with her poison.
In a tactical shooter like VALORANT, maps have open sightlines and multiple points of entry, making both defending and attacking hard because of so many angles. While defending the site, Viper can block off the choke and alternate pathways to disadvantage them.
While attacking, she can split the site with her toxic screen, denying enemies vision from their secure positions. She can also use Snakebite lineups to pull off some big-brain plays.
- Snake Bite (Basic): When C is pressed, it equips the Snake Bite. Fire to launch a projectile that explodes into a pool of poison on contact with a floor. Damages as well as debuffs enemies with Vulnerable.
> Cost: 200 credits
> Damage: 12.5 HP/second (Vulnerable enemies take double damage)
> Duration: 5.5 seconds (Vulnerable 2 seconds)
> Charges: 2
- Poison Cloud (Basic): “Q” Equips a device that releases an activatable gas cloud when thrown. It can be used with some lineups to make one-way smokes.
> Cost: 200 credits
> Duration: 10-15 seconds (Depends on Fuel)
> Cooldown: 8 seconds in between activations
- Toxic Screen (Signature): “E” Equips a line of gas launchers that stretch across large portions of the map, blocking enemy vision and applying toxin when activated.
> Cost: Free
> Duration: 10-15 seconds (Depends on Fuel)
> Cooldown: 8 seconds in between activations
- Viper’s Pit (Ultimate): “X” Equip and activate a big cloud of toxin that severely limits the enemy’s line of sight and applies toxin damage. Leaving the cloud for too long or pressing X deactivates it.
> Cost: 8 ult points
> Duration: Indefinite whenever Viper is within, 8 s timer if she exits
As a Viper, while defending, your job is to set up your wall and poison cloud across key chokes in the map. While the enemies are rushing, use your snake bites or ultimate defensively. While attacking, use your wall to split a site or location your team wants to push.
You can use your poison cloud to cover an extra region your wall does not cover or use it on the spike to play post-plant. You can use your ultimate on-site. Use your snake bites to clear cubbies or prevent enemies from retaking a site. They can also be used post-plant with lineups to prevent defuses.
Viper Strategies: Getting Started
Viper’s signature ability is very strong, as it can cover wide areas of the map, but it needs to be used carefully. While casting her toxic screen, note that it travels through walls outward in a projectile motion dropping gas emitters as it goes. So if you aim low, the wall will not reach its full length even if it is shown on the map.
This is why it is always suggested to aim high while casting her wall.
Best Viper Strategy for Breeze
Now that you know about Viper’s abilities and general playstyle, let’s dive into the details of playing Viper in Breeze. While defending, use your smokes to cover multiple chokes and while attacking, use your wall to split sites. Poison clouds can control those areas in A cave, Mid, or B main. Snake bites can compromise enemy defenders’ positions and prevent them from defusing with cheeky lineups.
We will talk about a few basic strategies, which will be all you need in most scenarios while playing Viper in Breeze. This will include a basic attack and defense strategy for each site and snake bite lineups. Viper is a solid pick for this map, and if you can utilize her correctly, you’ll surely secure the victory for your team.
So let’s get started on the attack and defensive setups for Breeze, including post-plant lineups you all know and love. We will show an easy-to-follow but highly effective setup that will work in all general scenarios and combo well with your teammates.
Viper Breeze A site Attack Setup
A site is wide open with good vantage points, including stairs, the back of the site, close left, bridge, orange, and double doors. You’d want to use your abilities to block vision from as many of these angles as possible. Use your wall just after the round starts from A-lobby, from the bottom of the ropes. Use it to block off the back of the site, stairs, bridge, and doors.
Stay back in A lobby for the smoke and face the wall to your left. Aim for the right corner of the metal plate and walk towards it till you reach the wall.
Now face away from the wall and aim towards this clearing. Take note of the Poison cloud icon (Q ability) and align the top of it with the shadow, as shown below. Jump-throw (Pressing Jump immediately followed by LMB). This will land in front of the right pyramid blocking off the cheeky sniper position and also giving you cover while you plant.
As you set up the execution, tell your team to get ready for the push. Once your abilities are in place, tell your team to move in and activate your abilities. Plant the spike in front of the right pyramid. When enemies spot your wall being cast, they might immediately call for a rotation, so do not waste too much time setting up this execution.
BONUS: Halls push Viper smoke lineup
The smoke is a bit difficult to pull off, but it will allow you to block off hallway doors so that you’re free to push in, exit via the switch door, or drop down via the chute. You have to use a running jump-throw throw, which means you stand and aim at a certain point, run forwards (without moving the cursor), and press Jump-LMB at a specific moment during that run. Make sure to practice a few times in a custom game to get it right.
From A lobby, find this plank. Aim as low as you can go and use your movement keys (without moving the mouse) to line yourself up with the corner shown below.
Now aim towards the hallway just below the left doorway, as shown. Press W and quickly jump-throw without moving your aim. Works best by jump-throwing just 2-3 steps after starting. The poison orb will fly through the opening and land far back into the halls. Activate it to block hallway doors and take control of it, opening up options to push into defenders’ base, switch, and chute.
Viper Breeze A site post-plant lineup
Let’s talk about what you guys love: Viper’s snake bite lineups. After planting in A in front of the right pyramid, head back to A lobby and begin to line up the post-plant snakebite. Take note of any flankers there might be from the attacker’s base or halls.
Jump up onto the rocks outside of the cave and push yourself into the corner as shown. Aim at the small clearing between the leaves and press LMB.
After a few seconds of delay, fire the second one. You can also head back and peek from either nest or orb. Make sure not to wait too long, or else the opponent might defuse the spike.
You can get kills on the defuser in multiple rounds with this lineup.
Viper Breeze B site Attack Setup
While attacking B, you need to use your wall to split the site sideways. As for your smoke orb, you can either use it to breach mid or use it on-site after planting the spike. The latter is self-explanatory so read ahead to know how to pull off the former.
Head to B lobby to cast your wall. Then aim high and keep an eye on the mini-map, so your wall goes through B wall. This will block off the tunnel, wall, and defenders’ base.
With your team already pushing in, use and activate this wall. Push behind your team or throw a basic smoke on top of the spike, if available. You can either keep pushing with your team or fall back to watch for flanks from elbow and mid while setting up for your post-plant lineup.
Viper Breeze B site post-plant lineup
For the plant at B site default, head back to B lobby for the post-plant lineup.
Standing facing the corner of the wall and crate, keep an eye out for enemy flankers. If clear, then use this lineup by aiming just on the edge of the leaf. After a slight delay, use the second snakebite. You can also peek in from the nest.
The snakebite will kill/distract enemy defusers, and you can swing in as well if required.
Viper Breeze Mid-Attack Setup
Mid is a very strong area in Breeze, and if you have Mid control, you can easily attack or retake any site. Before the round starts, you can use this lineup to smoke out double doors.
From the spawn, stand against the left wall edge and walk up to the wall. Then aim high right on the small satellite dish over double doors. Aim at the specified location and press LMB to throw.
This smoke will not only block vision from defenders peeking out or pushing from double doors. This will allow you to take control of mid pillar area and peek into the nest or tunnel.
Another alternative mid smoke is the nest smoke. For that, right after the round begins, hug the right wall until your reach the 2nd vertical line from the left. Since you’re hugging the wall, you will not be exposed to any enemies. From there, aim at the top of the mid pillar just below the antenna, as shown, and jump-throw.
This will perfectly block off nest, allowing you to take control of mid. Your allies can also push out from elbow or lurk mid with this smoke.
Viper Breeze A site Defense Setup
While defending A, you need to use your wall to split the site. As for your smoke orb, you can use it in the choke along with snakebite to deter enemies from pushing into the site. Snakebite can also be used in the default plant position to stop enemies from planting, buying your team just enough time to retake the site.
From the buy phase, walk to the left edge of the site and cast your toxic screen so that it goes up to the mid-pillar. This wall will cover the entryway of the site and extend up to mid.
You can use a basic poison cloud for A main. If you expect enemies coming in, you can use your snakebite in the choke.
You can also use this lineup with your snakebite to stop enemies from planting or kill them while they plant.
Viper Breeze B site Defense Setup
Viper’s skill set is well suited to holding B site, and it is a common sight to see Viper players solo holding Breeze B site. You can defend B site easily with a combination of your smoke and wall to block- off-site.
With your back against the wall from B alley, use this wall that extends up to the elbow. This wall will ensure the attackers from B main cannot peek into the entirety of the site as well as needing to cross it to get a plant. It will also help defenders in the nest from the elbow.
You can use a basic poison cloud in the choke as well as follow it up with snakebites to delay the attackers. Fall back and retake the site with your allies by using your abilities.
So now that you’re equipped with all the knowledge regarding Viper’s setups for Breeze, make sure to try them all out and practice them in Custom matches before heading out into a competitive match. These will cover the basic setups, which you can bring variants to as you accumulate more experience playing Viper.
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