Deceive Inc.: Best Agents List

There's a certain art to subterfuge.
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In the world of spies and espionage, there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach. Sure, you have your standbys like guns, disguises, codebreaking, and so on, but every good secret agent needs to have some tricks that are all their own. It’s these special tricks that separate the true shadow-dwelling super spies from the chumps in cheap suits. Deceive Inc. features a variety of different agents to choose from, but which one is the best to take the case? Here’s our list of the best agents in Deceive Inc.

Deceive Inc.: Best Agents List

Deceive Inc. features eight playable agents, sorted into four different roles. These roles determine their role in any match, as well as the best ways to utilize their skills. The roles are:

  • Vanguard: All-rounder, good at pretty much everything
  • Tracker: Hunters, best at finding priority targets and keeping a lock on them
  • Scoundrel: Tricksters who employ distractions and disruptions to keep the heat off of them
  • Disruptor: Hackers and rabble-rousers, whose abilities make it harder for other agents to do their work

In addition to these roles, every agent has their own unique weapon, a special activated ability, and a passive skill. While the agent you’re best with will depend heavily on your personal playstyle preferences and loadout availability, some of these unique abilities give agents a distinct leg up over the competition if you know what you’re doing with them.

By our reckoning, the best agents in Deceive Inc. in each role are:

  • Chavez (Vanguard)
  • Ace (Tracker)
  • Larcin (Scoundrel)
  • Yu-Mi (Disruptor)


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Okay, I know I said all that stuff about subterfuge earlier, but sometimes, it’s enough to just be really good at taking a punch. After all, you don’t need to worry as much about being sneaky if your foes can’t stop you with bullets. Chavez is all about self-sustainability; his special ability allows him to become temporarily invincible for a few seconds, while his passive allows him to slowly regenerate some of his health when damaged. With a bit of strategic timing, you can safely eat a few bullets in a firefight as you close in and pop off a few shots with your revolver.


A good sniper is an invaluable asset in a secret agent punch-up, and as far as snipers go, Ace is one of the best. Her special ability allows her to place a mark on any target in her scope’s sights, or on the last enemy she successfully shot. Either way, the marked foe will produce a trail as they go, leading you to their current position. With Ace’s charged shot passive which increases her damage while aiming, all you need to do is stalk your foe out of the fray, then just line up a shot and let it loose. They’ll never see you coming.


As a wise man once said, the best way to win a fight is simply not to be there. Of course, that can be a bit tricky when you’re already in the fight, but that’s where Larcen shines. Larcen’s special ability allows him to become completely invisible for a brief period, during which time he cannot be damaged or detected in any way. As an added bonus, when the ability is triggered, any nearby allies will also receive a speed buff. Larcen’s passive allows him to automatically steal valuables and intel from any enemy he melees; used in conjunction with his invisibility, you can fleece your opponents dry and make yourself scarce before they can even think of retaliating.


If you looked up the word “disruptive” in the dictionary, you’d probably see a picture of a happy-go-lucky hacker. In other words, you’d see a picture of Yu-Mi, who makes up for her lack of offensive options with her sheer inconvenience factor. Yu-Mi’s special ability has her launch an EMP pellet from her slingshot. On impact, the pellet creates a field that drains cover, breaks gadgets, and slows movement for anyone unfortunate enough to be caught in it. In the event Yu-Mi’s own gadgets are busted, her passive ability repairs them faster than normal. While she’s not a front-line scrapper, Yu-Mi’s supportive abilities should not be written off.

Naturally, you should try every agent in the game at least once to see which one you like best. Just don’t be surprised if you see quite a few of these four faces out and about on your missions. Though, I guess if you’re seeing their faces, they wouldn’t be very good secret agents, huh?

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