It’s been over a yr since some of the underused brokers in VALORANT underwent an enormous rework, however even that hasn’t pulled Yoru out of the opening he’s been in since his launch.
In aggressive play, throughout each rank tier aside from Iron, Yoru sits in the bottom three of all brokers in terms of total choose charge, in keeping with knowledge from blitz.gg. Solely brokers like Harbor, Neon, and Astra sit under him inside any rank tier besides Iron.
His highest charge in any particular person rank is in Iron 1, the place he has a 6.4-percent ranking and is the fifth most picked agent. However that rating amongst brokers and that choose charge will get decrease and decrease because the ranks go up, and whereas he’s not technically the least picked agent in any rank, he’s total the second least picked agent in ranked behind solely Harbor.
Whereas Harbor’s place is extra comprehensible given how new he nonetheless is and the shortcomings of his package because it pertains to missing offensive firepower, Yoru’s place within the very backside in terms of ranked relevancy nearly a full yr after his rework is regarding.
The Yoru rework was promised to gamers lengthy earlier than it was finally implemented during Patch 4.04, at the beginning of March 2022. The faux footsteps of Fakeout had been changed with an entire operating decoy, one which follows a straight path that blind enemies who destroy it. Gatecrash acquired an additional cost and the power to faux it, had its cooldown cost refresh eliminated, and acquired a handful of different buffs. The Dimensional Drift final was buffed to be longer, gave the power to forged different talents whereas lively, and Yoru might now not be revealed to enemies whereas casting.
Even with one of many longest flashes within the sport and talents that may teleport you behind enemy traces, he’s not as disruptive in comparison with different duelists and he can’t create area the opposite brokers on this class can. He’s good at watching lurks and promoting fakes, however that’s not what a duelist is meant to do.
Maybe one other rework is important, even another drastic that utterly modifications his package.