Once one of the worst agents, Viper has become an integral part of most meta teams in VALORANT. She has especially proven herself on Icebox.
On a map where site control can flip easily, Viper can help you lock down a site if you put down a good smoke or wall. For both attack and defense, here are some good spots to throw down Viper’s smokes.
Icebox attack Viper wall and smoke spots
To start, lets focus on the attack side Viper walls and smokes.
A-site attack smokes and walls
For A-site, on attack, your goal as a smokes player is to split the site so your team can plant and hold it well. So, here is a great wall to use as Viper on A-site.
The point of this wall is to cover three potential angles. First, this wall covers the enemies’ entrances from the middle of the map, from both the left and the high ground. For your teammates running onto site, the wall also covers the elbow to the left, giving them an easier path to site.
Lastly, this also splits the backsite in half, giving you an easier area to clear as a team with utility. To get this wall, hug the left side of the entrance on attack and aim at the left side of the door.
As for your smoke orb, there is one very strong spot, especially if you’ve already used your Viper wall.
This one takes some time and space to get the smoke on, but is very strong thanks to the multiple angles it covers. In a similar vein to the wall, it helps your teammates get on site, covering the right side of the site while also making it tough for enemies to kill you if they’re on high ground. Combo this with the wall to get the best value.
B-site attack smokes and walls
For B-site attack, there is one key wall to throw up to get onto site easily for a tough site to do so on.
What this wall does is cover all the long angles that enemies can be posted on asides from Yellow; the rectangle at the bottom left. It covers Snowman, backsite, most of site itself and the high ground on it. This wall allows for your team to get onto the southernmost area of the site and plant relatively safely, asides from spam or counter-utility.
Combo this wall with this smoke…
…and you have a really good setup for post-plant. You can use the smoke to whittle down enemies trying to defuse the spike, or just use it for cover from enemies coming through mid.
Defense side smoke and wall spots for Viper on Icebox
As for defense side, there are a lot more options to choose from. However, here are three of the easiest and strongest walls to use.
Defense side Viper walls
First off, when it comes to holding down sections of the map, Viper’s wall is really good at holding down mid.
Using this wall in particular makes it so you either get a good angle on enemies coming towards you or you get information and an opportunity for a flank. The next strong wall takes an extra second but can easily stop your enemies from rushing A site.
No matter what, throwing a wall across A-site from this general area is strong, as it forces enemies to slow an attack down while giving the defense better positioning. However, with this wall, enemies can’t even get far onto site nor plant without peeking through the wall.
Last wall is for B-site, a pretty standard wall since Icebox’s introduction into VALORANT.
Not a lot of explanation needed; this wall slows enemies down from pushing onto site, forcing them to clear more angles on top of site itself.
Defense side Viper smokes
Last but not least, there are two main strong Viper smokes on Icebox. The first is for mid, holding enemies off in a similar fashion to her wall.
As for the sites, your goal should be to prevent plants and create space for your teammates. This first one for A is a great example of that.
Then, for B-site, you have a smoke that can also make it tough for enemies to push onto site.
This one is strong because it can also help you defuse spike if the enemies have already planted.
Related: Read about how to play Viper in VALORANT on Dot Esports.
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