Cypher is a Valorant agent who can be very powerful at locking down and holding specific sites on most maps. Below is a list of guides for one way cages to improve your setups. He is considered a sentinel, currently placing him in the name category and Killjoy and Sage. Cypher controls sites through the use of his trapwires, spycam, and cyber cages. Some of these cyber cages can be activated with trapwires to easily kill enemies.
It’s also worth noting that there will be no guide below for Icebox, as it is Cypher’s worst map, and he does not have many good setups for either site.
Properly Using Cypher’s One Way Cages:
Using one ways as Cypher can be very powerful for many setups, but there are a few things you should keep in mind when using them. Even though these cages are one ways, you can still use your other abilities in combination with them to optimize your potential on Cypher. Remember that communicating when and how you plan on using one ways to your team is also important.
One Way Cage on Bind:
One Way Cage for A-Showers from A-Site:
Place your crosshair in the middle of the light tile toward the top of the door frame leading into A-Showers. Throw this one way cage and you will be well-prepared for holding this area.
The one way itself allows you to see only the feet of your enemies but is more than enough to be able to successfully kill them. Remember to be aware of A-Short as well if you are playing from the back of A-Site.
There are no noteworthy one way cages on B-Site for Bind.
One Way Cages on Split:
One Way Cage for A-Main from A-Ramps:
This cyber cage can be thrown from A-Ramps for a nice one way that covers the majority of the cross from A-Main to A-Ramps. To begin, walk into the corner on A-Ramps and face toward the sign with a mustache on it.
Place your crosshair toward the top of the white light and above the cylinder as seen in the image above. This lineup can be a little tricky at first, but practice makes perfect.
Once the one way cage is properly thrown, you will have the view above when activating it from A-Screens. It’s worth noting that enemies can see you if they crouch, but you will have a very big advantage when they swing-out.
One Way Cage for B-Main from B-Site:
This cage can be thrown from the corner right outside of B-Main and is very good for slowing down or even stopping a fast B-Site push. Combine this with a trapwire for an even higher chance at killing enemies.
Place your crosshair anywhere on the brown beam as seen in the red rectangle above. After throwing a cyber cage, it will land on a ledge above the exit from B-Main:
Enemy players’ feet can be seen all the way back toward the ultimate orb inside of B-Main. If enemy players still continue to push out of B-Main, one of your trapwires should reveal them as well.
One Way Cages on Haven:
One Way Cages for A-Long from A-Site:
This one way cage can be thrown to slow and prevent enemies from pushing into A-Site from A-Long. After throwing it, you can either play in the close corner or more toward the back of A-Site. Where you play exactly really comes down to personal preference.
Place your crosshair on the black line where the wood changes in the red rectangle above. The cyber cage should land on the ledge directly underneath your crosshair.
If you play farther back on A-Site, you can see enemies deeper into long. However, be careful because enemies on the left side of long can still see you.
Playing in the close-left corner right outside of A-Long will give you a safer angle on the one way cage.
One Way Cage for C-Garage from C-Site:
When defending C-Site on Haven, enemies will often push into C-Garage and C-Long to add extra pressure to defenders. This one way cage will slow down enemy players in garage and can also completely split the enemy team for a small amount of time.
Once in the corner outside of C-Garage, place your crosshair on the ring around the pipe as seen in the image above.
You can see the cross in garage, allowing you to potentially pick enemy players if you want. Instead of playing from the position above, you can also combine this one way with a trapwire and shoot enemies as they walk out.
One Way Cages on Ascent:
One Way Cage for A-Main from A-Site:
Place your crosshair very slightly above the ledge of the door frame as seen in the image above. This is another slightly tricky lineup but is easy after you get it a couple of times.
Enemies in A-Main can better be spotted when crouching and from various angles toward A-Tree. Also, keep in mind you can throw two of these one way cages, depending on how you want to play.
One Way Cage for B-Main from B-Site:
To begin the lineup for B-Main, walk into the wall underneath Mid-Market as the red line above indicates. Turn toward B-Main when ready.
Place your crosshair at the bottom right corner of the sign that is directly above B-Main. This cyber cage will land on the top right side of the door frame.
This is another one way for the other side of B-Main. You can either combine the two of these or use them independently depending on how you want to play.
Enemies peaking out of B-Main can easily be spotted by you, also preventing them from pushing out without risk of dying. Remember not to play the same spot too consistently, as some enemies may be able to shoot and kill you through the cage(s).
Cypher was recently nerfed along with Killjoy, making him slightly worse than he was before. However, fully understanding his weaknesses and strengths can turn you into a devastating agent for the enemy team to deal with. Remember to use some of the one way cages listed above, and combine them with your spycam and trapwires to maximize your potential as Cypher. Enemies, especially in lower ranks, will give you free kills as a result of the one ways.
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