In the popular game VALORANT, not all players opt for basic agents. While some characters may be more thrilling to use, they are not always the key to success. Sage is a powerful Sentinel who boasts a 54% win rate, the highest of any agent in the game’s top rank, according to Blitz statistics.
However, she only has a 4.8% usage rate, making her the 9th most played agent among top players.
Sage leads the Sentinel category in win rates, surpassing popular picks like Phoenix, Raze, Neon, and Brimstone, as her abilities offer a substantial amount of utility which can be the determining factor in winning or losing a round. Sage possesses a formidable ice wall and a slowing field that can stop enemy advancement, along with a crucial healing skill that can keep allies in the fight.
Also, her ultimate can bring a fallen ally back to life, which can change the game in crucial rounds.
Despite her impressive win rate, Sage is not a popular pick among players as she is not considered as exciting to play. As a Sentinel, her role is to provide support and slow down enemies, making her best used defensively.
Additionally, players may demand quick heals or resurrects, which can result in undue blame placed on the Sage player if they cannot deliver immediately.