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Sova

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[e][h]Sova
Agents Information
Name:
Sova
Real Name:
Sasha Novikov
Country:
Class:
Initiator
Release Date:
2020-04-07
Abilities
Abilities:
Shock Bolt
Owl Drone
Signature Ability:
Recon Bolt
Ultimate:
Hunter's Fury

Sova is a VALORANT agent, who specializes in scouting and reconnaisance. Sova's entire kit is built around finding the enemies and marking them for his allies. Owl Drone and Recon Bolt are a single target and AoE scanners, respectively. Sova's ultimate, Hunter's Fury, is a map-wide damaging ability that also marks enemies it hits. Teams that like to rely on complete information on enemies' movements and positioning will want to have a Sova in their ranks.

Abilities[edit]

Owl Drone
Ability: Basic

Fuel duration: 7s

Cost: Creds 400
Max Charges: 1
Equip an owl drone.
Fire to deploy and take control of movement of the drone. While in control of the drone, Fire to shoot a marking dart. This dart will reveal the location of any player struck by the dart.
C
Shock Bolt
Ability: Basic
Cost: Creds 150
Max Charges: 2
Equip a bow with a shock bolt. Fire to send the explosive bolt forward, detonating upon collision and damaging players nearby.
Hold fire to extend the range of the projectile.
Alternate fire to add up to two bounces to this arrow.
Q
Damage Range:
 1 to 75
Recon Bolt
Ability: Signature

Duration: 5s

Cost: Creds Free (40s Cooldown)
Max Charges: 1
Equip a bow with recon bolt.
Fire to send the recon bolt forward, activating upon collision and revealing the location of nearby enemies caught in the line of sight of the bolt. Enemies can destroy this bolt. The bolt will scan 3 times before breaking with 1 second between each scan.
Hold fire to extend the range of the projectile.
Alternate fire to add up to two bounces to this arrow.
E
Hunter's Fury
Ability: Ultimate

Ult duration: 6.5s

Ultimate Cost: 8
Equip a bow with three long-range, wall-piercing energy blasts.
FIRE to release an energy blast in a line in front of Sova. Dealing damage and revealing the location of enemies caught in the line.
This ability can be Re-used up to two more times while the ability timer is active.
X

Version History[edit]

Version Balance Changes
5.12
5.01
  • Bug Fix Fixed issue with Sova’s Shock Bolt not damaging enemy traps and other game objects (other than players)
5.0
  • Bug Fix Fixed a bug where Agents revealed by Sova’s Recon Bolt would sometimes briefly appear in an incorrect location on the minimap
4.11
  • Bug Fix Fixed Sova’s trick shot VO line so that it plays when he kills an enemy with a 1 or 2 bounce Shock Bolt. The line will no longer play if it destroys any utility under these conditions.
4.09
  • Bug Fix Fixed an issue where an unintended ‘use’ input could happen after abilities such as Sova’s Owl Drone is activated while using the ‘use’ key
4.08
  • Owl Drone (C)
    • Nerf Duration reduced 10s >>> 7s
    • Nerf Health reduced 125 >>> 100
    • Nerf Number of reveal pings reduced 3 >>> 2
    • Nerf Initial delay before first ping reveals increased 1.2s >>> 1.6s*
    • Delay between the first and second ping remains 1.2s*
  • Shock Dart (Q)
    • Nerf Max Damage decreased 90 >>> 75
      • Radial damage has been scaled in accordance with new max damage.
  • Rescale Changed crosshair color to green to better stand out against the white HUD
  • Removed Removed delay on [Target Hit] confirmation text
  • Rescale [Target Hit] confirmation text now remains on the player HUD when transitioning out of Owl Drone.
  • Rescale [Target Hit] confirmation text now remains on screen for 2s, previously 1s
  • Rescale Adjusted audio on drone dart hits for both Sova, and the player hit, to make confirmations more noticeable
  • Bug Fix Fixed a bug with Owl Drone, where the Dart Cooldown UI element would not properly update after tagging an opponent.
4.05
  • Bug Fix Fixed issue where Sova’s Recon Bolt was destroyed by Brimstone’s Orbital Strike even if the Recon Bolt was well out of the area
3.05
  • Hunter’s Fury (X) now deals damage to the following:
  • Buff Killjoy Nanoswarm
  • Buff Cypher Trapwire
  • Buff Sage Barrier Orb
  • Buff Sova Recon Bolt
  • Buff KAY/O Zero/Point
3.01
  • Bug Fix Fixed Sova’s Recon Bolt projectile from looking deployed for enemies when flying through the air
3.0
  • Nerf Recon boolt cooldown time increased 35 >>> 40
  • Nerf Owl Drone price increased 300 >>> 400
  • Nerf Shock Bolt price increased 100 >>> 150
  • Nerf Hunter's Fury ultimate cost changed from 7 to 8 ult points
2.05
  • New Added unique keybinds to the option menu for flying up and down when using Owl Drone
  • Bug Fix The defuse range circle indicator that shows after planting the Spike again displays properly.
  • Bug Fix Fixed a rare bug that could leave players unable to move or process inputs until they died when entering or returning from Sova's Drone.
2.03
  • Bug Fix Fixed issue where Sova’s Owl Drone could clip through specific map geo and view the other side
  • Bug Fix Fixed issue where Sova could sometimes get the voice over for Hunter’s Fury to play, even though it isn’t used, by trying to equip the Owl Drone at the same time
  • Bug Fix Fixed a couple input bugs around possessing and unpossessing objects like a Sova drone in the same frame which lead to locking all inputs or locking view direction
1.09
  • Bug Fix Fixed issue where Sova’s hitbox was incorrect while using his Owl Drone
1.07
  • Bug Fix Updated the physics on Sova’s cape so that it should wiggle outside his hitbox less frequently
  • Bug Fix Polish work on Sova’s 1P hands to bring them up to the fidelity bar of the rest of our agents
1.05
  • Bug Fix Fixed issue causing Sova’s Owl Drone to rotate slower
1.04
  • Bug Fix Fixed jittering when reaching the max flight height of Sova’s drone
1.03
  • Bug Fix Removed more locations where Sova’s sensor arrow was able to go through walls
1.01
  • Rescale Sova's Recon Dart will behave more consistently and only reveal the portion of enemies behind a wall
  • Bug Fix The Area-of-Effect indicators for Sova’s Recon Bolt now only show up on the enemy’s minimap if the player or their allies are close to the affected area
0.50
  • Rework Sova's Owl Drone now includes a layer of sound for engine rotors
  • Bug Fix Fixed multiple spots where Sova’s Recon Dart could over-penetrate map geometry

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