How to play Jett in Valorant: Abilities, tips & tricks

Andrew Amos
How to play as Jett: Valorant’s agile Duelist AgentRiot Games / Dexerto

Jett is a Korean Duelist, who works best with the wind in her sails. If you love to push the boundaries and play aggressively, Jett’s kit is perfect for you. Here’s a Valorant Jett guide you can refer to if you want to take full of advantage of this agent.

Jett is all about agility. Having the capability to take the fight head-on and evade returning fire puts her in a class of her own — aside from maybe Reyna.

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No other character has this ability to traverse the map like Jett either. But what is it about Jett that gives her the edge over other Agents in the server? Here’s our breakdown of Valorant’s nimble cloud-surfing Agent.


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Jett is an aggressive agent, who has the ability to control the wind.

Valorant Jett: abilities

Right off the bat, it’s evident that Jett’s abilities sport an evasive fighting style. With the power to run circles around her foes in the blink of an eye, let’s take a look at the Duelist’s ability set:

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  • Ability 1 — Cloudburst (200 Creds): INSTANTLY throw a projectile that expands into a brief vision-blocking cloud on impact with a surface. HOLD the ability key to curve the smoke in the direction of your crosshair. The smoke lasts for 4.5 seconds.
  • Ability 2 — Updraft (150 Creds): INSTANTLY propel Jett high into the air.
  • Signature Ability — Tailwind (1 free, 2 kill recharge): INSTANTLY propel Jett in the direction she is moving. If Jett is standing still, she will propel forward.
  • Ultimate Ability — Blade Storm (7 Points): EQUIP a set of highly accurate throwing knives that recharge on killing an opponent. FIRE to throw a single knife at your target. ALTERNATE FIRE to throw all remaining daggers at your target.

With two movement abilities in her kit, and a passive that allows her to float on air, you can get into some pretty funky positions without enemies realizing. Then you can either use your guns or your Blade Storm to take them out, and throw out a Cloudburst to get away with ease.

Valorant Agent Jett cinematicRiot Games
Jett’s movement sets her apart from other Valorant Agents.

How to play Jett

Jett’s playstyle largely revolves around her Updraft and Tailwind abilities, which when combined make her an extremely agile Agent. The Signature Ability will refresh every round, while Updraft will only set you back 150 Creds.

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Updraft comes with two charges, and Tailwind only comes with one charge, so you’ll have to be incredibly savvy about how you deploy each ability. However, if you use them effectively, you can get a charge of Tailwind back after two frags.

If you’re all about taking the fight to your opposite number, then combining both Updraft and Tailwind will often give you an edge. If you find yourself in a tight spot and want to avoid being traded by an enemy, you can hightail out of there with both of these abilities.

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You can also use Jett’s floating passive to jump to ledges other players typically can’t reach. Use this to get new angles on your opponents they wouldn’t typically check.

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Over the course of Valorant’s short history, Jett has become the game’s designated Operator user as well. This is because she can take aggressive peeks, grab a frag, and dash to safety. Although this has progressively been nerfed, it’s still the ideal way to play Jett.

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Jett scoped in Valorant's OperatorRiot Games
Jett and the Operator are a match made in heaven!

Jett’s Blade Storm is also the perfect tool to help stabilize teams’ economies. If you take Blade Storm into a round, you can choose to just not buy guns, kill an enemy, and pick up theirs instead.

Given Blade Storm is a one-shot headshot at all ranges, and 50 damage to any other part of the body, it’s good in all situations. Partner it with her other abilities to take advantage of its 100% movement accuracy, and it’s incredibly lethal.

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However, there is a new caveat surrounding Jett’s Blade Storm — the right-click no longer recharges on kill. It’s a pretty significant change, so unless you’re sure you won’t need the knives again that round, stick to left-clicking.

Finally, when it comes to Jett’s Cloudbursts, they’re typically used to hide an escape than to smoke off a site (or stop enemy utility like Sova darts).

You can use them to create one-ways though by throwing them against a wall, giving you an extra advantage in those duels Jett already excels in.

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So that’s how to play as Jett in Valorant and master her  abilities! Looking for more Valorant guides? Here’s how to play all of Future Earth’s heroes:

Astra | Breach | Brimstone | Chamber | Cypher | Jett | KAY/O | Killjoy | Neon | Omen | Phoenix | Raze | Reyna | Sage | Skye | Sova | Viper | Yoru

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About The Author

Hailing from Perth, Andrew was formerly Dexerto's Australian Managing Editor. They love telling stories across all games and esports, but they have a soft spot for League of Legends and Rainbow Six. Oh, and they're also fascinated by the rise of VTubers.