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Viper - J. Vansaint is a stealth class Hero character in Blacklight: Retribution.

Hero Overview

Viper was originally the fastest and most agile hero released, sporting a variety of close range equipment that awarded an aggressive, high mobility play style. This mobility came at a price however as Viper's health made him an easy target for players wielding a Bolt Action Rifle. Viper also had the distinction of being the first Hero to be released with a melee weapon as standard.


Viper specializes in close-quarter-combat and so is equipped with an Submachine Gun and a Machete. Due to Viper's mask, people speculate he is inhuman. Additionally, no Blacklight Agent has seen Viper without armor. Viper has multiple armor camos to help him remain camouflaged when not using his cloaking device. During battle, viper had been wounded, destroying the armor on his left arm, revealing Vansaints' infection.

With his third skin "Patient Zero" some details on his and the game's background story were revealed. Viper is affected by the "Infection" that has caused society to break down and which led to the current situation where companies fight over world dominance.

Post Parity Patch

Viper no longer comes with any weapons or equipment. All heroes are now similar to camo but can change the player's geometry as well.


  • Uncommon


  • Default: Permanent 70000 GP / 500 ZCoin

Alternate Skin Prices

  • Arid Light Light Viper: Permanent 200000 GP / 1000 ZCoin (Rare)
  • Urban Combat Viper: Permanent 200000 GP / 1000 ZCoin (Rare)
  • Patient Zero Viper: Permanent 300000 GP / 2000 ZCoin (Epic)

Original Statistics

These statistics are no longer relevant as all heroes now function identically to Camos. These stats only exist as a historical record.

Health 175 Armor 6%
Stamina 6.8s Run 9.18
HRV 70.0u Recharge 6.7u/s