I have often thought of what actual use a smoke grenade has. The smoke is mostly see though and it doesn’t protect from paint.
After studying the concept a little bit further I realise it can give some advantages.
- If crossing roads. Throw some smoke and the opponent can not get information whether or not you are going left or right and how many and when. The opponent is able to lane straight in to the smoke. This problem can be bypassed through studying if one can go underneath the stream or jump over it or just wait until the paint runs out.
- Distracting the the opponent to believe something is happening on the left when you actually are doing your business on the right side.
- Striping snipers of their playground by blinding them.