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Poison Cloud
Signature Ability:
Toxic Screen
Viper's Pit

Viper is a VALORANT agent who deals with poison and acid, burning down and suffocating her enemies. She uses fuel to activate her powerful abilities Poison Cloud and Toxic Screen to melt passing targets and block vision. The fuel gauge recharges over time, allowing Viper to control areas for extended time. Snakebite ability and Viper's Pit ultimate are also area-of-effect, completing the dangerous skill kit of this US agent.


Snake Bite
Ability: Basic

Debuff duration: 2s
Molly duration: 8s

Cost: Creds 200
Max Charges: 2
Equip a chemical launcher.
Fire to launch a canister that shatters upon hitting the floor, creating a lingering chemical zone that damages agents and inflicts the Vulnerable debuff for 2s, making them receive 200% damage from other sources.
Poison Cloud
Ability: Basic

Decay duration: 1.5s
Max duration: 15s

Cost: Creds 200
Max Charges: 1
Equip a gas emitter.
Fire to throw the emitter that perpetually remains throughout the round.
Re-use the ability to create a toxic gas cloud at the cost of fuel. This ability can be re-used more than once and can be picked up to be redeployed. If picked up Poison Cloud can be taken into the next round.
Toxic Screen
Ability: Signature

Max duration: 15s

Cost: Creds Free
Max Charges: 1
Equip a gas emitter launcher.
Fire to deploy a long line of gas emitters.
Re-use the ability to create a tall wall of toxic gas at the cost of fuel. This ability can be re-used more than once.
Viper's Pit
Ability: Ultimate

Duration outside pit: 15s

Ultimate Cost: 7
Equip a chemical sprayer.
Fire to spray a chemical cloud in all directions arond Viper, creating a large cloud that reduces the vision range and maximum health of players inside of it.

Version History[edit]

Version Balance Changes
  • Nerf Snake Bite price increased 100 >>> 200
  • Nerf Snake Bite duration reduced 8 >>> 6.5
  • Buff Outer edges of Viper’s acid patch form faster to ensure it is lethal if an enemy sits in the entire duration
  • Nerf The instant decay inflicted when entering Viper’s smoke or crossing her wall, reduced 50 >>> 30
  • Bug Fix Fixed a bug when calculating if damage taken while decayed should be lethal for players with armor.
  • Buff Passive, Enemies that cross through Viper's Poison Cloud, Toxic Screen, or Viper's Pit are instantly inflicted with at least 50 decay. Their decay level increases the longer they remain in contact with toxin.
  • Nerf While in cloud, Decay over time decreased 15 >>> 10
  • Nerf When out of Viper’s cloud, delay before health regen decreased 2.5 >>> 1.5
  • New Poison Cloud can now immediately be redeployed when picked up, but grants a temporary charge instead of a permanent charge
  • Buff Poison Cloud pickup distance increased 200 >>> 400
  • Rework If active when Viper dies, Poison Cloud and Toxic Screen now remain up for an additional 2 seconds, or until Viper runs out of fuel
  • Rescale Full blind distance from the wall increased to better match the blind distance from the edge of smokes
  • Buff Snakebite equip time decreased 1.1 >>> .8
  • New In custom games with cheats and infinite abilities enabled, Viper can hold down “activate” on Poison Cloud and Toxic Screen to recall them
  • New In custom games with cheats and infinite abilities enabled, Poison Cloud’s landing location is shown on the minimap while equipped
  • Buff Viper now starts the round at 100 fuel (previously 50)
  • Buff Vulnerable debuff applied from Snake Bite now lingers for 2 seconds after leaving Viper’s acid
  • Buff Move speed doubled while casting Viper's Pit
  • Buff Viper now fast equips her weapon after casting, re-equip times vary per gun—but on average will reduce her weapon down time by .4 seconds
  • Buff Toxic Screen can now be placed during the buy phase of rounds, through spawn barriers
  • Buff Toxic Screen now goes up faster along it’s full length, once it start
  • Buff Decay on all smoke abilities no longer affects allies
  • Buff The area of Viper’s Pit is now shown on her team’s minimap when deployed
  • Buff Max time outside of Viper's Pit before it collapses changed from 5>>>15 seconds
  • Buff Viper can hold the ability key to drop her ult early
  • Buff Enemies in Viper’s Pit have their minimap obscured and do not provide minimap detection to their allies
  • Buff Increased the brightness of the red enemy glow at the edge of Viper's near-sight
  • Buff Enemy decay per second increased from 10 to 15 from all sources.
  • Buff After exiting Viper's smoke, enemy decay sustains for 2.5 seconds before starting to fade
  • Buff Having both Poison Cloud and Toxic Screen active does not consume additional fuel beyond the cost of having one active
  • Rework Toxic Screen now burns through walls
  • Buff Snake Bite, taking damage will make a player fragile for a short time
  • Nerf Poison Orb activation cooldown increased :: .5s >>> 6s
  • Buff Snake Bite radius increased 350 >> 450
  • Buff Height required to jump out of all damaging area denial abilities 80 >> 120
  • Buff Snake Bite damage tick speed increased (total damage per second unchanged)
  • Bug Fix Updated the appearance of Viper's Toxic Screen on the minimap to show gaps in the wall
  • Bug Fix Fixed Viper being able to animation-cancel Viper’s Pit

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