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Valorant Episode 4 Act 3 Viper guide: Most useful lineups for attack and defense on every map

In the right hands, Viper can be really deadly. (Image via Sportskeeda)
In the right hands, Viper can be really deadly. (Image via Sportskeeda)

Viper is one of the most versatile agents in Valorant. Not only can she effectively defend sites, but can also push into sites with ease. According to lore, Viper is an American chemist who also happens to be a specialist when it comes to poisons.

Her abilities mostly apply the Toxin debuff to players affected by her abilities, and she can make them vulnerable too. In the right hands, she can be a very dangerous agent.

Interestingly enough, she also has the capability to hold down an entire site just by herself. As such, here are the most useful attacking and defending lineups for each map in Valorant.


All map-wise Viper lineups in Valorant

1) Ascent

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Ascent is one of the most popular and go-to maps in Valorant. The map is comparatively small, so navigating between the two sites is quite effective. When it comes to attacking, players usually move into A site during the early rounds of the game.

Attack

As Viper, the best lineup for this site would be to stand right behind the boxes on A-main and face the site. Players would then be required to equip their Toxic Screen ability and aim towards the site and shoot. The Toxic Screen should completely block the side door on A-site if done correctly.

Line up your Toxic Screen with the crosshair (Screenshot via Sportskeeda)
Line up your Toxic Screen with the crosshair (Screenshot via Sportskeeda)

Once that’s done, players will need to peek at the A-site entrance and deploy their Snake Bite ability at the entrance. This should be enough to push any defender at the entrance towards Hell.

The Snake Bite goes right at the entrance of the doorway (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)
The Snake Bite goes right at the entrance of the doorway (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)

Defense

While defending A site, Viper can drop her Poison Cloud at the main entrance to A site. Once deployed, the Poison Cloud will block the vision for any attacker trying to enter from there. If anyone does enter through the Poison Cloud, they’ll be affected by the Toxin debuff.

The Poison Cloud is enough to block the sight of anyone trying to enter the site from here. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)
The Poison Cloud is enough to block the sight of anyone trying to enter the site from here. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)

After that, she needs to climb onto Heaven and line up with the box at Heaven. Once lined-up, Viper can shoot her Toxic screen towards Mid, blocking off the vision for the attackers. She can then camp in Hell and pick off any enemies dropping out of Heaven.

This is how the Toxic Screen should look post deployment. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)
This is how the Toxic Screen should look post deployment. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)

2) Haven

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Haven is the only map in Valorant with three different sites, making it a very interesting but intimidating map to play on. That said, here are two Viper lineups. One for attack and one for defense.

Defense

While defending, Viper needs to align right under the flower pot on A site. Once aligned, she needs to deploy her Toxic Screen straight towards B. The Toxic Screen should cover the main A site entrance, the A short corridor, and the B main entrance if placed well enough.

If done correctly, the Toxic Screen will go all the way to the entrance of B site, as seen in the minimap. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)
If done correctly, the Toxic Screen will go all the way to the entrance of B site, as seen in the minimap. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)

Once that’s done, she needs to place the Poison Cloud at the A-side entrance, effectively creating a one-way. With all entrances now blocked, the only point of attack is Heaven, an area that other agents can take care of.

The Poison Cloud should be enough to block the vision of any enemy going for a backstab on this site in Valorant. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)
The Poison Cloud should be enough to block the vision of any enemy going for a backstab on this site in Valorant. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)

Attack

When it comes to attacking A site, Viper can push through the A short corridor and toss a Poison Cloud into Heaven, blocking vision. She can also launch her Toxic Screen diagonally across the site, blocking the view to the A-side entrance and Hell.

This is how the Poison Cloud and the Toxic Screen placement should look after they've been deployed. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)
This is how the Poison Cloud and the Toxic Screen placement should look after they've been deployed. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)

3) Split

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Split is one of the smaller maps in Valo

rant. Since Viper is more of a controller, her lineups for attacking and defending are somewhat similar on this map.

Players need to line up their crosshairs as seen in the image. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)
Players need to line up their crosshairs as seen in the image. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)
If need be, players can also deploy the Poison Cloud at by lining up their crosshairs as seen in the image. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)
If need be, players can also deploy the Poison Cloud at by lining up their crosshairs as seen in the image. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)

While attacking, Viper needs to drop her Toxic Screen into A site while entering from the attacker spawn. Once the Toxic Screen has gone up, she can use this as cover to walk into the site and then put a Poison Cloud onto Heaven, blocking the visibility of any defender trying to defend the site from the Tower.

Locking down A site in Split on Valorant isn't that difficult at all. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)
Locking down A site in Split on Valorant isn't that difficult at all. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)

While defending, Viper can come into A site from the defender spawn area and lay down her Toxic Screen towards A main entrance. A Poison Cloud can go onto Heaven, blocking the sight of an attacker trying to take the site from the Tower.

Usually the Poison Cloud is optional here, but can come in handy if attackers decide to push from Mid to A. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)
Usually the Poison Cloud is optional here, but can come in handy if attackers decide to push from Mid to A. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)

4) Bind

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Bind is the only map in Valorant that has teleporters. These teleporters can cut the movement time from one site to another. However, players can alert their enemies when using these devices. These Viper lineups can help them pull off some easy wins on Bind in Valorant.

Attack

The Poison Cloud can effectively hide the spike. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)
The Poison Cloud can effectively hide the spike. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)

Viper’s attack lineups come into play mainly during post-plant scenarios. If the spike has been planted at A, Viper can toss a Poison Cloud at the spike itself.

A well placed wall can always dissuade defenders trying to retake a site. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)
A well placed wall can always dissuade defenders trying to retake a site. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)

Once that’s done, Viper can align herself with the stone bricks at the Baths door and deploy her Toxic Screen until the A Teleporter. That should be enough to force the defenders to push from Heaven or wait till their abilities die down.

Defense

Blocking the Window at B in Bind can prove to be beneficial in many cases. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)
Blocking the Window at B in Bind can prove to be beneficial in many cases. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)

While defending B site, Viper can climb onto the boxes below the Window and then deploy her Toxic Screen till Pallet. She can then use her Poison Cloud at the B Hall entrance. This lineup in Valorant should technically be enough to lockdown the B site for a good while.

Blocking off this spot leaves the attackers with only one side of entry. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)
Blocking off this spot leaves the attackers with only one side of entry. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)

5) Icebox

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Icebox is one of the newer maps in Valorant. The horizontal ziplines on this map make it a unique one. Moreover, given how compact the B site is, it’s slightly difficult to retake the B site if there’s a plant here. These lineups will focus on defending the B site while pushing an attack on the A site in Valorant.

Attack

While attacking A site, there’s a chance that defenders will lurk around Generator and Maze. The best way to go about this would be to climb up onto the ramps while coming in from the attacker spawn and then launch a Snake Bite at Generator and Maze itself in Valorant, and then launch the Toxic Screen across the site.

The Snake Bite can be an effective tool to push players out of their spots. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)
The Snake Bite can be an effective tool to push players out of their spots. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)

That should be enough to flush out any defenders hiding in these spots while providing attackers with enough cover to move into the site. Once the spike has been planted, Viper can drop Poison Cloud on the spike to block it from being defused.

Setting up a Toxic Screen can provide people with quick cover. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)
Setting up a Toxic Screen can provide people with quick cover. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)

Defense

Knowing how to properly use Viper's Toxic Screen can come handy in such situations in Valorant. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)
Knowing how to properly use Viper's Toxic Screen can come handy in such situations in Valorant. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)

While defending A site, Viper can align herself with the box near the generator and set up a Toxic Screen diagonally through the Maze. After that, Viper can also drop a Poison Orb in the window, blocking the visibility of any attacker that might be hiding there.

The Poison Cloud can be deadly if used properly. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)
The Poison Cloud can be deadly if used properly. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)

6) Fracture

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This new map in Valorant can be slightly intimidating for newer players. However, given how small it is, it’s easier to navigate through when compared to other maps in the game. Here are two Viper lineups that can help you pull victories on Fracture.

Attack

The Snake Bite also applies a Toxin debuff on those who walk over it in Valorant. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)
The Snake Bite also applies a Toxin debuff on those who walk over it in Valorant. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)

While pushing into the site as an attacker, it’s not wise to push through A drop because defenders can easily set up choke points there. That said, it’s always best if attackers push through A main in Valorant.

While pushing through the main, Viper can drop her Snake Bite at A door or onto A ropes. These two sites are where defenders usually hide while holding out the site.

Although it may seem like there's a lot of cover at this site, the walls don't block bullets. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)
Although it may seem like there's a lot of cover at this site, the walls don't block bullets. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)

Taking care of them early on in the game can prove beneficial. Once the area has been cleared out, Viper can then use her Toxic Screen straight across A site to A drop, thereby blocking the view of any defender hiding opposite the site.

Defense

While defending B site in Valorant, Viper can take her spot in the Tower on Fracture. From the Tower, she can drop Poison Cloud onto Arcade and then camp at the site for anyone coming in from B main or Canteen.

It's important to watch the Arcade because Attackers often come in for a backstab in Valorant. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)
It's important to watch the Arcade because Attackers often come in for a backstab in Valorant. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)

There are plenty of boxes here that can be used as cover. So, while moving through the site, she can deploy her Toxic Screen at Canteen and B main to keep defenders at bay.

The Toxic Screen might not be much but it blocks enemy vision. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)
The Toxic Screen might not be much but it blocks enemy vision. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)

7) Breeze

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Breeze isn't that big of a map in Valorant. However, it has a lot of tight corners, making it more technical in terms of strategy.

Attack

Viper may be a controller in Valorant, but she can be used as a good initiator too. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)
Viper may be a controller in Valorant, but she can be used as a good initiator too. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)

While moving into B site from attacker spawn, players can use a straight Toxic Screen from B main all the way across B pillar. This layout divides B site into half, allowing an easy plant around B back. Viper can also toss a Poison Cloud in the B tunnel, further slowing down a hard push by the defenders.

With the right play, Viper can control sites in Valorant easily on her own. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)
With the right play, Viper can control sites in Valorant easily on her own. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)

Given that defenders have somewhat of an advantage when it comes to moving into sites in Breeze in Valorant, the above lineup can also be used to single out any enemies that may be hiding at the site.

Defense

Attackers usually enter A through A Main and the Chop Shop in Valorant. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)
Attackers usually enter A through A Main and the Chop Shop in Valorant. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)

Given that Viper's Toxic Screen can pass through walls and has a decent range, players can deploy it diagonally from A cave, all the way to A hall. This strategy only works if the attackers haven't pushed into A site already.

Mid doors are the shortest route to A from Mid on Breeze in Valorant. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)
Mid doors are the shortest route to A from Mid on Breeze in Valorant. (Screenshot by Sportskeeda)

Alternatively, players can choose to lay down the Toxic screen diagonally across A pyramids to A lobby. Although this will allow attackers to push into A site, they won't be able to push to the site if there are defenders waiting behind the wall to pick them off.

Viper can also choose to use a Poison Cloud at Mid wood doors for additional lockdowns on Breeze in Valorant.

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Edited by Abu Amjad Khan
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