The Best Ability Lineups in Valorant [Every Map]
Lineups are a crucial part of climbing the ranked system in Valorant, especially if you want to get to higher ranks like Immortal or Radiant. And sure, if playing Valorant isn't your full-time job, it's hard to master and remember them all. And that's why we decided to make it easier for you! We've compiled the absolute best lineups you can find for each map for 8 different Agents: Viper, Raze, KAY/O, Killjoy, Sova, Fade, Brimstone, and Phoenix.
The Best Viper Lineup on Ascent
We'll kick this listing off with a one-way Poison Cloud for the A Main. It's an essential lineup to know for a Defenders' side on Ascent:
This one-way will block any vision for the enemy team and will allow you to safely switch positions if needed. It's also super straightforward to execute; even Iron players could do that!
The Best Raze Lineup on Ascent
Let's keep the "A Main" vibe going with a Paint Shells lineup for A Lobby.
It's a great lineup for the pistol round, as you can easily gain a significant team HP advantage with just that single lineup.
The Best Killjoy Lineup on Ascent
Okay, when it comes to Ascent, Killjoy is an excellent Agent for the B Site. But what if your team forces you to cover A Site? Well, then check out this setup:
This setup works not only well defensively but also when you want to defend a planted Spike, so it's a pretty versatile lineup.
The Best Sova Lineup on Ascent
Mid control on Ascent is crucial, so get yourself some intel on how to set up with this juicy Recon Bolt lineup:
The Recon Bolt will scan both Mid Link and Mid Courtyard, so you can get lots of value out of it at the beginning of the round. Plus, it's not that easy to spot for the Attackers team.
The Best Fade Lineup on Ascent
Next up, a great Fade lineup that you can use in post plant situations for the Attackers' site:
It will reveal all the enemies rotating for the Defender Spawn, and it's just great if you have no player to watch A Heaven.
The Best Brimstone Lineup on Ascent
Post plant lineups are super strong, and so let's go with another one:
You don't even have to pay much attention where you planted the Spike, and it's super simple and effective, which is why we love it!
The Best Phoenix Lineup on Ascent
Afraid of that annoying sniper player hiding in the B Market? See this Phoenix molly lineup:
It will basically force anyone who covers that position to back up, and with a couple of good smokes from your Controllers, you can take the B Site in seconds.
The Best Viper Lineup on Split
Check out this lineup to stop any rushes from the B Main:
Your enemies will have absolutely no vision for the site, and as you will be able to see their legs, you can spam headshots like a madman with this lineup.
The Best Raze Lineup on Split
If your team is pushing A Site and nobody can smoke heaven, this lineup will make sure that your buddies are safe:
It will force anyone who covers this angle (usually a sniper) to back up, and so your team can easily take the site.
The Best Killjoy Lineup on Split
And now, a very powerful post-plant lineup that you can do with Killjoy on Split:
You will hear if someone is defusing from this position, which makes this lineup even more effective and consistent.
The Best Sova Lineup on Split
Now, let's give up damage and go for some intel:
This Recon Bolt lineup will scan the A Rafters, A Haven, and a big part of the Spike Site.
The Best Fade Lineup on Split
Fade's Haunt ability is a very powerful tool on Split, especially on the B Site. But if we'd choose one way to use it, it would be this one:
This lineup will reveal any enemies in the B Tower and B Rafters, and if you combine it with how simple it is to execute, that's just insane.
The Best Brimstone Lineup on Split
For Brimstone, we especially love to use this molly for the A Site:
It's a post plant lineup, and if you can combine it with some good smokes, it's just "chef's kiss".
The Best Phoenix Lineup on Split
And lastly for Split, a molly to stop the B Main rush:
It lands perfectly on the Ultimate Orb, so you can also use it every time you hear that characteristic Orb pick up sound.
The Best Viper Lineup on Haven
Our favorite Viper lineup for Haven is the Toxic Screen that splits the A Site in a half:
Splitting the site in a half might really help your team getting into the site. If you can also smoke heaven with your Poison Cloud or ask another smoker to do it, this lineup is one of the best you can learn for this map.
The Best Raze Lineup on Haven
Moving on, a very powerful grenade for taking the A Site:
It covers the entire back of the site, meaning that this lineup has a pretty high damage potential. Plus, if your teammates are watching the ramp, they can catch some easy frags if the enemies will try to escape the back site.
The Best KAY/O Lineup on Haven
Okay, this one is very similar to the previous lineup, but it covers Heaven instead:
It's also straightforward to execute, and you can throw it along with your knife from this position to gain some extra value while your teammates are pushing the site.
The Best Killjoy Lineup on Haven
Killjoy is one of the best Agent to pick on Haven; she has so many useful setups there. However, this one is our favorite:
So, you have two grenades on the entrance of the site, and an Alarm Bot to help you trigger them. And of course, that turret on the Wooden Logs makes you kind of unstoppable.
The Best Sova Lineup on Haven
Ain't no "best lineups" listing without a post plant Shock Dart:
If you practice this one long enough, any smokes or walls can't stop you. Put this one into your muscle memory and use it in Clutch situations, and your winrate on Haven will increase significantly.
The Best Fade Lineup on Haven
Next up, quite a risky lineup, but if you do it at the beginning of the round, you can get so much value:
It will pretty much always tell you if the enemy team is pushing C Site or not. And if they do, you can use the rest of your ability kit to stop them effectively.
The Best Brimstone Lineup on Haven
Let's stick a little to the C Site and go for a super effective post plant molly that you can do with Brimstone:
You can also consider casting some smokes to make sure that you are safe, as you'll always be able to see your enemies first.
The Best Phoenix Lineup on Haven
Post plant lineups is what people seem to look for the most, so here's one Phoenix molly for A Site's plant zone that you can throw from B:
Nobody will look for you in that specific corner, so you are safe, and most importantly, your Spike should also be.
The Best Viper Lineup on Bind
Viper has many great lineups on Bind (especially for Attackers). However, one lineup that not everyone knows that is also extremely effective would be this one:
This smoke will block any vision of the enemies in Heaven, meaning that you will force them to reposition or watch Showers instead.
The Best Raze Lineup on Bind
Raze is one of the best picks on Bind, but this lineup can make her even better:
This boombot set up will provide you information from the outside of the hookah and clear all enemies that might be pushing that area.
The Best KAY/O Lineup on Bind
For KAY/O, we'll have one simple and effective flashbang to push A site:
Every enemy on the site (including the player covering Heaven) will get blinded, which will help your Duelists push the site and grab some nice frags.
The Best Killjoy Lineup on Bind
Now, a setup to prevent a U Hall push that has almost no counter (except Breach's Ultimate):
With this setup, you can be super flexible about defending the A Site. Plus, you also make the job easier for your sniper in Heaven, as he will be able to give up watching U Hall.
The Best Sova Lineup on Bind
If you are in the post plant situation as Sova on Bind, you just have to know this lineup:
It's not an easy one – you have to give your Shock Dart one bounce and a three-bar charge (but not to the maximum). However, practicing this lineup might definitely win you some tough clutch situations.
The Best Fade Lineup on Bind
One of the best lineups you can do with Fade on Bind is this Haunt that you can throw from B Long:
It virtually reveals the entire B Site and gives you all the information about the positioning of the enemy team, so you can quickly plan how you want to push it. It not only works as a lineup for Attackers; you can also use it when you are retaking the site from B Long.
The Best Brimstone Lineup on Bind
Let's go back to the post plant lineups – here you have a Brimstone molly that you can throw from Outside Showers:
Even if you don't hear the defuse sound, it's good to throw it as it will delay a plant anyway. The molly is up for 7 seconds, which is 15% of total time to detonate Spike.
The Best Phoenix Lineup on Bind
If you cover B Long and want to stop the potential rush from Hookah, this molly will come in handy for you:
This lineup is just "fire"! You can basically cover two positions at one time with it, and give your teammates some time to rotate if you're in a stressful situation.
The Best Viper Lineup on Icebox
Let's keep the vibe going with the mollies with this post plant lineup:
Even though Viper's molly lasts for only 5.5 seconds, keep in mind that you can have 2 charges of it, so you can stop the defuse for 11 seconds, which is 25% of the total Spike detonation time.
The Best Raze Lineup on Icebox
Next up, a similar lineup that will work very well in 1v1 clutch situations:
This is basically the best position you can throw it from in a 1v1 clutch, and you can be almost 100% sure that your enemy will receive some damage after this one.
The Best Killjoy Lineup on Icebox
A Site stack is actually a pretty popular strategy on Icebox nowadays. That said, you have to know this lineup when you're solo holding B Site:
With this setup, you can look for frags from B Nest or B Hall. However, try to take a safe position, because if you die, you will just lose a lot of utility as well as the round.
The Best Sova Lineup on Icebox
Sova on Icebox is just so OP sometimes on Icebox, definitely one of the best Agents you can pick on this map. And this lineup is just pure gold:
This one is one of the best lineups to use at the round start, as it gives you the Mid Control and intel that you can use to strategize for the rest of the round.
The Best Fade Lineup on Icebox
Alright, if we have any Fade enthusiasts there, this one is a must-learn for all of you:
It's simple to execute, and it's one of the best lineups you can use as an Initiator when retaking A Site. You get so much intel and if your team has even more utility, it can also give you a big advantage, even if the Spike is planted and the numbers are not on your side.
The Best Brimstone Lineup on Icebox
And here's a great post plant molly for defending the A Site from A Belt:
It covers a pretty large area, so you don't even have to be very specific about the place where you plant a Spike.
The Best Phoenix Lineup on Icebox
As we know from the lore, Phoenix likes to spread some fire. That said, let's see the best lineup for the coldest map out there:
This wall is just great for rushing the B Site. You don't have to check so many positions as you usually have to – it's all limited to Yellow. And once you take the Yellow guy out, the site should be yours.
The Best Viper Lineup on Breeze
If you've been playing Valorant for some time now, you surely know this one:
Yup, it's that annoying post plant molly that you can't really do anything about. You can kind of "gamble" and try to take the Viper player out, but if it turns out that the enemy player doesn't play for this lineup, you basically lose the round.
The Best Raze Lineup on Breeze
Initiators are not the only Agents to gather information about what's happening on the map:
This boombot lineup will help you control Elbow and get some intel. And since Breeze is the biggest map in the game, you should know how important it is.
The Best KAY/O Lineup on Breeze
This knife lineup is probably our favorite for the pistol rounds:
It covers the entire A Site, and if you are playing for a rush, you can be sure that you won't get flashbanged or caught on fire.
The Best Killjoy Lineup on Breeze
Next up, a great Ultimate Ability setup for retaking the B Site on Breeze:
This one covers virtually the entire B Site except one corner, where you can throw a grenade if you feel like it is needed.
The Best Sova Lineup on Breeze
This Shock Dart lineup is one of the most commonly used in eSport matches:
It will do damage to anyone hiding behind the Yellow, and it's also super simple to execute – just one bar of charge and one bounce.
The Best Fade Lineup on Breeze
Want to stop a B Rush? Here's a Seize lineup that will tether enemy Agents in the Entryway:
It will slow down the enemy team significantly, giving your teammates more time to rotate.
The Best Brimstone Lineup on Breeze
And now, a molly that you can throw in a post plant situations:
It's simple to execute and again, it will significantly delay the defuse, giving you and your teammates some time to rotate.
The Best Phoenix Lineup on Breeze
Let's end the Breeze lineups with a Phoenix's molly that lands perfectly on the B Main Ultimate Orb:
However, you should be careful with peeking after this molly. Throw a flashbang or ask one of your teammates for it before pushing that area.
The Best Viper Lineup on Fracture
Defending the A Site can be a big pain, so let's make it easier with this one-way smoke:
You will see the legs of any enemy players rushing through the A Main, so you can spam some headshots, and they will have no idea what's going on.
The Best Raze Lineup on Fracture
A Dish is one of the hardest areas to clear on Fracture, but with this boombot lineup, it's straightforward to execute:
We just love to use it on the pistol rounds; you clear so much angles with a single ability, making it easy for your team to enter the Spike Site through the Drop.
The Best Killjoy Lineup on Fracture
Next up, a lineup that works very well with the one we mentioned above. So, once you got into the A Site and your Spike is planted, make Killjoy player in your team to do this grenade lineup:
And the round is yours! As we've mentioned, we love this setup for eco and pistol rounds as you don't really commit so many resources, and it can be straight up OP.
The Best Sova Lineup on Fracture
Now, let's move on to the B Site with a juicy Recon Bolt lineup:
It's a perfect lineup for retakes. This one lands on the B Tower door and covers the entire Spike Site. However, when executing this lineup, make sure that you are not exposed so much, as you can easily die this way. So yeah, it requires some practice, but it's worth it!
The Best Fade Lineup on Fracture
Sticking to the B Site, have a look at this Haunt lineup that will give you intel about the potential rush B Long rush:
Unlike many others Haunt lineups, this one shouldn't get shot down so easily, which makes it a lot better than any other lineup in the game to achieve this effect.
The Best Brimstone Lineup on Fracture
Brim is one of the best Agent picks you can do on Fracture, as he can reach most of the map at any time with his abilities. Here's the best molly you just have to learn if you are planning to play him on this wonderful and beloved map:
This is post plant molly can win you a bunch of games, so you better practice it.
The Best Phoenix Lineup on Fracture
Let's end this listing with a pretty interesting wall you can do with Phoenix on Fracture:
It will help your team push through the Door straight to the A Site! There's often a sniper holding this angle, and this wall is just a perfect counter.
And that would be it for our compilation of the best ability lineups in Valorant! Now that you just got so many lineups to learn, give your brain a little chill by reading some lore: What Is Valorant? Everything You Need To Know