If you thought Sova had powerful recon capabilities, wait until you see Fade in action.
Fade’s kit works best on the Attacking side, no doubt. The fresh Initiator Agent comes equipped with a host of recon abilities that rival long-time Initiator King – Sova.
Ever since Sova’s nerfs back at the beginning of VALORANT Episode 4, Fade has taken the lead in pure recon duty around most maps in the game.
This article will show you how to line up some of the most effective Haunt placements for maximum site information when Attacking Ascent.
How to Use Fade’s Haunt Ability?
Pressing the [E] button on your keyboard will equip Fade’s Haunt ability – a cooldown-based recon ability that can reveal and mark enemy locations exposed by its “watcher.”
Fade Haunt Ability Details:
- Duration: 2-seconds;
- Cooldown: 40-seconds;
- Health: 1 HP;
- Effects: Reveals enemies caught in the ability line of sight. Enemies caught in the line of sight will be Trailed for 12-seconds.
After Fade equips her Haunt ability, she can throw the Haunt orb towards a target location. After landing, a ‘watcher’ will spawn and linger for 2-seconds and reveal anyone along its line of sight.
Fade can opt to immediately drop the orb mid-air to activate the ‘watcher’ sooner by pressing the [E] button again.
Haunt can stick and clip onto just about any horizontal surface around maps, making Fade’s Haunt a lineup-friendly ability that can be thrown towards strategic locations for early information.
Lastly, since Haunt is a cooldown-based ability, it is best to use it early in the round so the 40-second cooldown can start counting down, which allows the user to equip Haunt again later in the round.
Fade Lineups on Ascent Attacking
Fade Ascent A-site Lineup
Almost no corner on A-site is safe from Haunt’s line of sight. Follow up with your Prowlers as soon as any enemy is tagged and trailed so your team can enter A-site without too much resistance from the Defenders.
- Get on top of these boxes at A-Lobby:
2. Stand in the corner against this pipe:
3. Aim for this corner on the wall:
4. Throw Fade’s Haunt ability:
When done properly, Haunt will land on the cannon platforms:
Fade Ascent Middle Lineup
The Middle area is arguably the most important space to take in Ascent. Use this Haunt lineup to clear out Middle and even some of A-Short.
- Stand in this corner at Middle Link:
2. Aim for this edge on the rift:
3. Throw Fade’s Haunt ability:
When done properly, the Haunt should land on top of the lower middle arch:
Fade Ascent B-site Lineup
B-site is full of corners and cubbies that the Defending team can use to catch the Attackers off guard. Clear these spots with this Fade Haunt Lineup for B-site on Ascent.
- Stand in this corner in B-Main:
2. Aim for the right corner of this window:
3. Throw Fade’s Haunt ability:
When done properly, Haunt should land on top of the workshop roof:
Haunt Them Down
Fade’s Signature Ability – Haunt – is a powerful tool for providing early site information for the Attacking and Defending sides. On top of that, Haunt has a bonus in its ‘Trail’ debuff that gives Fade’s team valuable information that not even Sova can rival right now.
The cherry on top? Fade’s Haunt is a lineup-friendly ability player who can place at strategic locations around the map for optimal information gathering.
With that said, we hope you liked our guide on the Best Fade Lineups on Ascent Attacking. Try out these lineups for the Best Fade Lineups on Ascent Defending at halftime.
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