Not to be confused with Smoke Grenade
"I know what you're wondering. "What's in the canister?" I could tell ya, but then I'd have to kill you. Hehe. I'm only mucking about, relax. As for what's in the canister, it's best you don't ask."
— Smoke

Rainbow Six Siege Operator Video - Smoke

Rainbow Six Siege Operator Video - Smoke

James "Smoke" Porter is a Defending Operator featured in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege.


Porter was not an academic, although in secondary school, he excelled in science. He took a particular interest in biology and the unit on dissection. During his gap year, Porter enlisted in the British Army, using a fake ID to circumvent parental consent.[1]

Psychological Profile

Porter is a thrill seeker with very little regard for his personal safety. He is fearless in battle and can be a great asset for defensive maneuvers. However, he seems to enjoy the havoc and chaos of war. He tends to have an odd sense of humor in stressful situations. Can be narcissistic.[2]

Gameplay Description

A Medium Armored Operator, Smoke is equipped with three Compound Z8 Remote Gas Grenades, remotely detonated gas canisters that will damage and possibly kill whoever it comes in contact with, whether they be friend or foe.

  • Smoke's Gas Grenades can latch onto most surfaces. Once activated, the Gas Grenades will release its toxic contents.
  • The smoke deals 15 points of damage every half-second, regardless of the Operator's Armor and Speed rating.
  • Because Smoke is equipped with a full filtering system, only he is immune to his own gas.
  • The Gas will also damage the Hostage in the Hostage gamemode, and can even kill them.
  • The Gas Grenades can be detonated from a remote location, allowing Smoke to be anywhere else.
  • The gas of the Gas Grenade will primarily spread parallel to the surface that it is attached to, not perpendicularly, and will not spread to areas behind it.
  • The Gas Grenade can be used like Nitro Cells, tossed and immediately detonated as a quick Gas Grenade in a firefight. They have a throwing profile similar to an Impact Grenade, meaning that they can be thrown quite far.
  • Even if enemies are not caught within the Gas, the Gas is thick enough to act like a Smoke Grenade, blocking vision in the given area.


  • Smoke works well with other Defenders who has Barbed Wire in their arsenal. This reduction in movement speed simultaneously increases his Gas Grenade's effectiveness as the victims struggle to escape from the gas cloud further.


  • Due to Smoke's Gas Grenades utilizing a remote control to detonate, it is susceptible to the same disadvantages of other electronic gadgets.
  • Thatcher is able to take out any Gas Grenade that has yet to detonate.
  • Twitch's Shock Drone can scout for any Gas Grenade and destroy it from a safe distance
  • IQ can find and destroy the Gas Grenades with her Electronics Scanner.
  • Although not immediate counters to the Gas Grenades, Light Armored Operators are able to escape the Gas quicker than the other two Armor Types.



Unique Gadget

Unique Gadget
Smoke Icon - Simplified

Remote Gas Grenade x 3
Compound Z8 Grenade

"Sets remote detonated toxic gas charges"
— Compound Z8 Grenade Description

Porter requested a portable defense system that could deliver the most damage to intruders in a targeted area. Fashioned with a remote detonator, Porter can view the results from a distance. The mines are filled with a collection of biological substances, that on their own are inert, but when combined, have a more volatile effect. The resulting concoction incapacitates anyone exposed to it.


Smoke's Quotes
Outbreak: Sierra Paradise
  • "Hahahahaha. Did someone forget to tell them we were coming?"
  • "With tactics like that, they're brighter than I gave them credit for."
  • "You think whatever blew Jäger out of the sky is still around?"
  • "We better get to Jäger fast. He still owes me fifty quid."
  • "Who knew overwhelming odds could feel so... overwhelming?"
  • "Well familiarity breeds contempt, now you wouldn't want to hate your job would you?"
  • "You sure gave us a fright there, lad."
Outbreak: Sierra Veterans Wing
  • "Think we're really gonna find a cure here?"
  • "If the good doctor's resume is anything to go by, she's probably already got this virus beat."
  • "So was that just lucky? or do they know where we're headed?"
  • "As long as we get out of here with a cure, I'd say none of that matters."
Outbreak: The Nest
  • "Charges located."
  • "Charges acquired."
  • "I second that."
  • "Electricity's offline."
Outbreak: Jäger
  • "Jäger's down!"
  • "Jäger's in trouble."
  • "Jäger needs help!"
  • "Protect Jäger!"
Outbreak: Resupplying
  • "Ammo's full."
  • "Ammo's here."
  • "Come here, my beauties."
  • "Done and done."
  • "Fill your pockets, I'll cover you."
  • "First aid applied."
  • "I love self-service."
  • "Medkit here."
  • "Need a top-up?"
  • "Not bad this stuff."
  • "Now we're talking."
  • "One of those, and one of those."
  • "Resupply here."
  • "Resupplied!"
  • "That's a quick pick-me-up."
  • "As long as my beauties get to play."
  • "Don't go wonky on me now. We're sorted."
  • "Clear off or get snookered."
  • "I hope my nest is alright."
  • "I'm easy."
  • "I'm not looking to get snookered."
  • "What's your poison?"
  • "You are a right barmy bastard."
Setting Remote Gas Grenade
  • "Babes in position!"
  • "Gas ready to knock up!"
  • "Laying down some smoke!"
  • "My beauties are in place!"
  • "My toxic babes are in position!"
  • "Nest of beauty's in position!"
  • "Set'in a gas!"
  • "Beauties in place."
Detonating Remote Gas Grenade
  • "Setting off a charge!"
  • "Watch yourself!"
  • "Smoke incoming!"
Using Barbed Wire
  • "Razor wire ready, anyone need a shave?"
  • "Wall is fortified!"
  • "Wall is secured!"
  • "Boarding the door!"
  • "Securing the door!"
  • "So much for the view!"
  • "The window is blocked!"
  • "Loading new magazine!"
  • "Mags empty!"
  • "Reloading!"
  • "Awww, does it hurt?"
  • "I got you mate. No need to worry."
  • "Patch you up in no time mate!"
Friendly Fire
  • "Cease fire! Cease fire!"
  • "Friendly! Cease fire you muppet!"
  • "Friendly! For fuck's sake, don't shoot!"
  • "Delivery Area!"
  • "Garage!"
  • "Master bedroom."


  • Smoke's original date of birth was stated to be on May 14, 1990. The year was later changed to 1981 with the release of the game.
  • Smoke joined the Army Boxing Team as a middleweight when he was stationed in Belfast. The reason for this was finding his post dull in the wake of the March 2007 treaty.[3]
  • Smoke and Thatcher teamed up and joined forces with SDU Operator Liu Tze Long on the latter's first operation, Operation Green Viper. Upon completion of the mission, the two helped celebrate Lesion's first successful mission with an extra day in Macau, filing the event as an off-duty bonus.[4]

Gameplay Video

Rainbow Six Siege - Operator Profile SMOKE-0

Rainbow Six Siege - Operator Profile SMOKE-0

Patch Changes


  1. Smoke's In-game BIO > BACKGROUND section
  2. Smoke's In-game BIO > PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILE section
  3. In-game BIO > RELEVANT EXPERIENCE section
  4. Operation Blood Orchid - Operator: Lesion (雷)