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The Best KAYO Lineups For Pearl

The Best KAYO Lineups For Pearl
Written by: Weeii
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18/04/2023

Kayo is a versatile initiator agent in Valorant, equipped with a powerful set of abilities that can gather information and control the battlefield. One of his key strengths lies in his ability to set up precise lineups, which are pre-determined locations where his abilities will land. These lineups can be used to clear out areas, gather information, and even secure kills.

 

There are many different KAY/O lineups that can be used on various maps in Valorant, each with its own specific purpose and application. Today we will demonstrate the best lineups for each key location on the map Pearl that will enable you to utilize his kit to the maximum of its ability and ensure the highest chances of winning. 

 

These lineups will cover all the important aspects such as attacking, defending, and even retaking. Whether you’re a veteran player or just starting out on the agent, this guide will be a step up and great help for your gameplay on Kayo while playing Pearl


 

 

Kayo Knife Lineups - Attacking Side 

 

While initiators are often associated with duelists, they play in a completely different way and adapt various possibilities than what a duelist player would. He is classified as a flasher initiator, meaning that you as a KAY/O need to assist the duelist’s entry, that can be by using precise flash lineups or even suppressing enemies with good knife spots that will help gather information and assist the execute. Here’s how you can utilize Kayo's lineups on attack:


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Most important factor to successfully get to suppress and reveal enemies using you KAY/O knife is to make sure it’s hard to destroy or even better, indestructible. This reveal lands really high on A site and is hard to catch on the first times, it is the perfect knife as it reveals literally everyone on site. 


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To do it, you simply need to come over on A main and find that little corner sticking out in front of Art’s wall. Line by it, and then align your knife logo with the structure just as shown in the picture and throw your knife. 


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This lineup is rather simple and quick, yet quite effective. All you need to do is come up in A lobby and find this wall that’s 1:1 with art and then throw your knife at it. It’s not destroyable but it will reveal everyone playing there. 


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This is the wall you need to throw your knife at. Another varation is to throw it through the window on the rooftop of art, which makes it destroyable but gives it more range into the area. 


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Onto B site, this knife will land towards Heaven and will reveal / suppress everyone around that area including some of B halls and a portion of Mid Link which are the most dangerous spots you need information for before you execute B site. 


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To do it, come to this corner on B lobby just like in the picture and then align the logo of your ultimate with this graphic on the sky, and then throw your knife. 



Kayo Knife Lineups - Defending Side

It might not seem inevitably clear how important an initiator like Kayo is on defense, but the reality is you play a key part in winning even defensive sides. Utilizing his ability kit to gather as much information as you can on the attacking team’s positioning and moves can be the game changer and lead to victory. Here are the best lineups to defend and gather early information and suppress enemies with Kayo:


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Into the defensive lines, this knife is great to obtain early control and information of A site as a defender. Attackers usually group up and this will be able to reveal their plans early on the round which might just give you the upper hand. 


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All you need to do is to go to back site on A and take position, then find this spot on the box and line up your ultimate logo with it and then throw your knife and it’ll land exactly where desired. 


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For B site, this knife will be undestroyable and it’ll catch everyone early on the round planning to execute the site. You can give it a few seconds before throwing it, which will only ensure you catch as many players as possible. 


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Stand in the corner right in front of screens and try to line up the little white hud line between your knife ability and the flash to the post just as shown in the picture. And then just throw your knife and it’ll land in approximately 3 seconds. 



Kayo Knife Lineups - Retakes 

 

Retaking is a part of playing defense, but it reverses the roles as after you’ve lost site it’s almost like you’re attacking to open site again. With that, you need proper lineups and knowledge to corner attackers and ensure your team gets the lead when it comes to positions and info. Here are the best retaking lineups for Kayo:


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Retaking A is not easy, as the area is tight and they can always take up space on you. A good way to counter that is by suppressing attackers from using utility which will give you the easy way into site. This knife reveals everyone on Default, main, and more. 


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Doing this lineup is simple, come over to this corner on Secret and then aim at this spot of the sky just as shown in the picture, then throw your knife. 


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This is the best way to reveal B halls when you’re retaking site. Often times, it can be overwhelming as attackers take control in that spot and delay your entry so they can play postplant and win the round. This will prevent that. 


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To do it, come to this corner before you head into CT to retake and find this exact spot aim your crosshair just a tiny bit to the right of it and then throw your knife. 

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