VALORANT: Best Viper Wall Setups on Icebox

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Take control of any bombsite on Icebox with Viper’s Toxic Screen.

VALORANT: Best Viper Wall Setups on Icebox

Viper was the meta-defining Agent in Episode 2, and picking her on maps such as Icebox almost guaranteed her team’s chances of winning the match. Viper was especially powerful on Attack, where she could set up her Toxic Screen and Poison Cloud to block off multiple sightlines, giving her team free access to bombsites with little resistance from the defending team.

Viper is nowhere near as powerful as she was back in Episode 2, but her Toxic Screen still allows her to cover a large amount of space on any map.

We have compiled some of the best Viper Wall Setups on Icebox that you can use to help your team secure Spike Plants on Attack or deter the enemy team on Defense.

Viper Wall in 2022

Viper’s Toxic Screen peaked back in Patch 2.06 when the devs decided to bump up the contact decay damage for crossing Toxic Screen to 50 decay damage. This change alone made Viper’s Toxic Screen the deadliest and most cost-effective smoke ability in VALORANT.

After Patch 2.06 dropped, Viper slowly ruled the VALORANT meta thanks to her reusable smoke cover in Toxic Screen and Poison Cloud. The buffs given to Viper in Episode 2 made her a must-pick on maps such as Icebox and Bind, where she can play as an effective Sentinel-like anchor on Defense or resume her typical Controller duties on Attack.

However, Viper’s reign was cut short when Patch 4.04 dropped a year later. Viper would receive crippling nerfs that would push her back from the top of the Controller tier list and help make other Controllers like Brimstone and Omen more relevant.

Right now, Viper’s Toxic Screen does not last as long as it used to because of the changes the devs made with Viper’s Fuel. Whenever Toxic Screen and Poison Cloud are active simultaneously, Viper’s Fuel bar will drain 50% faster, effectively limiting Viper’s ability to cover multiple spots at the same time.

Toxic Screen, Poison Cloud, and Viper’s Pit now deal less initial decay damage as well (50 >>> 30), making them less deadly than they were a few patches ago.

Overall, Viper remains a decent pick on most maps in VALORANT. Her Toxic Screen can still cover space as no other Agent can. Still, Viper players now have to be mindful of the increased Fuel consumption and overall reduced duration when executing offensive and defensive plays in VALORANT.

Icebox A-site Viper Wall

There are multiple ways to position Viper’s Wall on Icebox’s A-site, but for the most part, you will want to cover A-Maze, A-Screen, and A-Rafters with your Viper Wall when Attacking the A-site. This ensures that your team can focus on Defenders on-site and not worry about other awkward angles when entering the site.

For Defense, you can set up Viper’s Wall to cover A-Pipes, which will also deny the Attacking team vision of the rest of the A-site. We have also included a wall that covers A-Belt if you want to deny the Attacking team vision from A-Belt.

Icebox A-site Default (Attacking)

  1. Align yourself with this box at A-Nest:

2. Place Viper’s Wall like this:

Icebox A-site Alternate Wall (Attacking)

  1. Get on top of these boxes at A-Nest:

2. Position Viper’s Wall like this. Make sure to cover A-Rafters.

Icebox A-site Defense Wall

  1. Stand against this wall in Mid Boiler:

2. Place Viper’s Wall like the image below. Make sure you cover A-Pipes.

Icebox A-site A-Belt Wall

  1. Stand in the same spot as the Viper Wall setup above:

2. Prioritize A-Belt. Follow the image below to get a better idea.

Icebox B-site Viper Wall

All that is left is to clear all cubbies on your way to B-site, plant the Spike, and play post-plant defense from B-Green. Viper’s Wall can help make the B-site Attack much easier with its ability to cover all sightlines leading to B-Default. Viper’s Snake Bite can also be used to delay the Spike defuse.

On Defense, you can set up Viper’s Wall to cover B-Yellow and some of B-Green. The B-Yellow coverage should deter the Attacking team from pushing beyond the B-Default area and give your team enough time to help you on B-site.

Icebox B-site Wall (Attacking)

  1. Stand in this corner at B-Green:

2. Position Viper’s Wall like the image below:

Icebox B-site Wall (Defending)

  1. Stand in this spot in B-site:

2. Follow the image below to understand the placement better.

Icebox B-site Alternate Wall (Defending)

  1. Stand with your back against these crates in B-Orange:

2. Place Viper’s Wall like the image below:

Chilling Toxin

You pick up any other Controller and smoke off the same spots Viper’s Toxic Screen can cover on Icebox. However, most Controller smokes are expendable, unlike Viper’s Toxic Screen, which you can use multiple times throughout the same round.

With that said, Viper’s Toxic Screen is still one of the most powerful smoke-type abilities in VALORANT. When set up optimally on maps such as Icebox, you can make Attacking and Defending a much easier affair for your team.

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