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Shrouded Step
Signature Ability:
Dark Cover
From the Shadows

Omen is a VALORANT agent who is clouded in mystery and speacializes in covering the battlefield and his enemies in darkness. Two of his abilities, Paranoia and Dark Cover, are ranged attacks that obscure vision and give Omen a huge advantage in duels and teamfights. On top of his crowd controlling skills, Omen has the ability to teleport around the map — either on short distances with Shrouded Step, or globally on the map with his From the Shadows ultimate. Therefore, a team with both Omen and Brimstone becomes incredibly dangerous, as it can deploy damage and crowd control anywhere on the map, seemingly out of nowhere.


A phantom of a memory, Omen hunts in the shadows. He renders enemies blind, teleports across the field, then lets paranoia take hold as his foe scrambles to learn where he might strike next.


Shrouded Step

Ability: Basic

TP range: 15m
Cast time: 1s

Cost: CredsCreds 100
Max Charges: 2
Equip a shadow walk ability and see its range indicator.
Fire to begin a brief channel, then teleport the market location.

Ability: Basic

Blind duration: 2.5s

Cost: CredsCreds 300
Max Charges: 1
Equip a blinding orb.
Fire to throw it forward, briefly reducing the vision range and deafening all players it touches. This projectile can pass straight through walls.
Dark Cover

Ability: Signature

Smoke duration: 15s

Cost: CredsCreds 1 Free / Second 150 (30s cooldown)
Max Charges: 2
Equip a shadow orb and see its range indicator.
Press the ability key to throw the shadow orb to the marked location, creaint a long-lasting shadow sphere that blocks vision.
Press R to switch the view between the two view types
Hold primary fire while targeting to move the marker further away.
Hold secondary fire while targeting to move the marker closer.
From the Shadows

Ability: Ultimate

Cast time: 4s

Ultimate Cost: 7
Equip a tactical map.
Fire to begin teleporting to the selected location. While teleporting Omen will appear as a Shade that can be destroyed by an enemy to cancel his teleport.
Press the ability key again to cancel the teleport.

Version History[edit]

Version Balance Changes
  • Buff Omen is now able to pick up the Spike and interact with other useables like doors while in the Shade form of From the Shadows (X) without having to cancel the ability.
  • Rescale Omen's smokes will play an audio and visual cue 1.5 seconds before they are about to fade.
  • Paranoia (Q)
  • Buff No movement velocity imparted when casting
  • Bug Fix Fixed Omen’s From the Shadows (X) to cancel the teleport if you Suppressed while forming.
  • Buff The timing of Omen’s From the Shadows (X) voiceover line will come in quicker to increase your discernibility.
  • Rescale Omen's From the Shadows (X) have updated targeting visuals to help players with precision placement on the map.
  • Bug Fix Omen’s Dark Cover (E) placed inside walls will now fall to the height of nearby ground-
    • One-way smokes are a part of VALORANT, but they are difficult to play against and we want to keep them limited to intentional and understandable areas. We'll be keeping a close eye on how this impacts Omen's power levels.
  • Buff Paranoia (Q) Cost decreased 300 >>> 250
  • Rework Updated 3P model to increase detail and fidelity.
  • Rescale Progress/Charge bars moved to a consistent location and made a consistent size
  • Buff Dark Cover (E) cooldown decreased 40s >>> 30s
  • Nerf Dark Cover (E) price increased 100 >>> 150
  • Buff Dark Cover (E) projectile speed increased 2800 >>> 6400
  • Buff Shrouded Step (C) price decreased 150 >>> 100
  • Buff Shrouded Step (C) pre teleport delay decreased 1s >>> 0.7s
  • Buff Paranoia (Q) added forward spawn offset, so players adjacent to Omen are not hit
  • Bug Fix Fixed a bug where Omen could become stuck in other objects if they were blocking the return location of From the Shadows (X)
  • Bug Fix Omen will no longer equip his weapon slower than intended after casting Dark Cover (E)
  • Bug Fix Fixed an issue where Omen’s Dark Cover (E) could travel in unintended ways. This Dark Cover (E) bug caused the ability to settle slightly off from where it was aimed. You may notice a slight change in how the smoke behaves while travelling and settling, but it will now land exactly where the targeting preview shows.
  • Nerf Shrouded Step (C) price increased 100 >>> 150
  • Buff Paranoia (Q) price decreased 400 >>> 300
  • Nerf Omen now must buy his second smoke for 100
  • Nerf Dark Cover (E) regenerate time increased 35 >>> 40 seconds
  • Bug Fix Omen can no longer drop the Spike or weapons while casting From the Shadows (X)
  • Bug Fix Fixed issues where teleporting into narrow areas created by Sage’s wall with Omen’s Shrouded Step (C) pushed him into a wall
  • Bug Fix Fixed issue with Omen’s Shrouded Step (C) targeting that caused it to get stuck on corners at a much greater distance
  • Bug Fix Fixed issue where Omen’s reforming VFX didn’t line up with where he actually appeared when using Shrouded Step (C)
  • Bug Fix Fixed issue where Omen could have his gun equipped while forming during From the Shadows(X)
  • Nerf Paranoia (Q) cost increased: 200 >>> 400
  • Nerf Dark Cover (E) projectile speed decreased: 4000 >>> 2800
  • Bug Fix Fixed an issue where Omen could teleport past the Buy phase barrier
  • Rework Paranoia (Q) projectile VFX updated to better represent its hitbox, especially when it is traveling towards your POV
  • Rework Paranoia (Q) is now equipped instead of quickcast, and hit detection improved, especially at close range
  • Buff Dark Cover (E) smoke duration increased 12 >> 15 seconds
  • Buff Dark Cover (E) smoke projectile speed increased
  • Nerf Dark Cover (E) cooldown increased 30 >> 35 seconds
  • Rework Updated Omen’s visuals
  • Rework Omen now immediately becomes vulnerable and no longer appears dark after he leaves his alternate shadow form
  • Buff The attenuation radius of the arrival sound on Omen's From the Shadows has been reduced to 2250

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