A Guide to Playing Brimstone in Valorant (2023)

Adnan Juzar Kachwala
|Published May 26, 2023

This article will take a look at how you can utilize Brimstone the best in Valorant to give your team safe entry onto sites. We will also see how you can play him on Defense.

Brimstone has had quite a few changes since the beta but his core abilities have stayed the same. The objective with him is to trade kills, set up your team for entry, hold angles passively, and set up for post-plant. Delaying information by using the smoke is the best thing you can do with him. Combining this agent with a Sentinel like Sage or Killjoy makes for a great site hold.

However, he is a different controller than Omen. You might have seen professional players play with their team using Brimstone rather than in a lurk position. He is a team-based controller rather than a lurk based like Omen, Viper, or Astra. Let us break down how you can use him effectively in Riot’s FPS.


  • How to Play Brimstone in Valorant? A Practical Guide
  • Abilities
  • Tips and Tricks to Playing Brimstone in Valorant

How to Play Brimstone in Valorant? A Practical Guide

Brimstone is a controller and is essential if you are playing close-alley maps like Bind or Split. You also see him on maps like Haven. That is why we need to know how to play him correctly. To do that, you must have a correct understanding of each of his abilities. Let’s begin.

Ability Analysis: Stim Beacon

This stim might seem like a redundant ability since Brim is only known for his smokes and Molly. However, if you use this stim before hitting a site it will increase your shooting and movement speed. This helps in strafing, avoiding gunfire, and taking confident fights.

It is also good if you are buying a Phantom since your sprays will be better and faster with the stim. You can do a lot of things with this stim beacon if you know how to use it correctly.

Ability Analysis: Incendiary

The first thing that comes to mind when mentioning this ability is lineups. The best way to utilize this ability is to have lineups for every map you play. On defense, you can use this ability to single off the enemies from their teammates by using it just after the duelist entries. Then the duelist will be easy pickings.

Combine the smokes with this ability to hold down the site with relative ease. Toss your Incendiary in the smoke to damage enemies lurking inside.

Ability Analysis: Sky Smokes

The sky smokes are the most useful ability for Brimmy besides the Orbital Strike. However, there are a couple of things you should keep in mind before putting them down at the start of the round. First, Brim’s smokes do not replenish throughout the round.

Second, you have three of them. So use them to your advantage to create confusing situations for your enemies. Or clear the usual angles so you can enter properly on-site without any interruptions. There are plenty of guides out there that will show you how to create one-ways with those sky smokes on defense.

Ability Analysis: Orbital Strike

Best used for post-plant scenarios or stopping an enemy pushing onto the site. The Orbital Strike can be lethal on weak enemies or teams playing an echo round. You can use utilize this aggressively or defensively depending on your playstyle. For example, you can use this by asking your duelist to make contact on an angle, while they do that, open up the Ultimate UI and use it to get easy kills.

There are many other uses for this ability. You just have to be aware of the scenario and the enemy’s position to use it. It can be a good tool to delay enemies from planting or defusing the spike.

Tips and Tricks for Playing Brimstone in Valorant

Here are a couple of tricks you can use while playing Brimstone to utilize him to the fullest.

  • Always use the Ultimate on a Sage Res if you are within range. Chances are it will kill more than two people including the one getting Res’d.
  • Use both your Orbital Strike and Molly on the bomb to delay the defuse as much as you can. Learning line-ups is essential for this.
  • Do not use your sky smokes to fake a site hit. Use some other utility like a Yoru TP’ or a Sage wall.
  • Save one smoke for post plant so you can spam through it without your enemy seeing you peeking a corner. However, be aware of the enemy peeking out of the smoke or sticking the defuse.

Those are all the tips you need to remember about Brimstone in Valorant. For more Valorant guides, click here. 

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Adnan Juzar Kachwala

Adnan Juzar Kachwala

Adnan Kachwala is a writer at The SportsRush. He likes to indulge in everything from Gaming to Movies, Finance to Cooking, and beyond. He prefers to spend his spare time reading books, playing video games, or watching Shroud videos on YouTube. A huge fan of wrestling, he has more than 500 hours played on WWE 2K14.

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