Valorant has been booming since its release, and the game is now more relevant than ever. Its gameplay resembles a combination of some of the most famous FPS titles out there, such as CS:GO, Rainbow Six Siege, and Overwatch. Like in those games, Valorant also packs a unique and fun gunplay experience with various guns, including sidearms, sub-machine guns, shotguns, light machine guns, and sniper rifles.
Valorant also monetizes the game via in-game cosmetics for weapons. Weapon skins can be bought with the in-game currency, Valorant Points, and some skins are rewarded through a coupon type of reward system with the battle pass. The skins are sold as bundles or in a store that rotates the skins in the store after a certain amount of time.
Buying skins as bundles will save the players a little bit of money. And each gun has a unique price according to its rarity and the classification of the skin. We have gathered a list of the best Valorant skins you can get right now for the most famous guns in the game.
Best Classic Skins
Starting the list with the most famous sidearm, the Classic, this gun is given at the start of a round for free, so the classic is almost always with the player. There are many classic skins in the game, including battle pass skins. To specify some of the best classic skins in the game, the first place goes to the Prime Classic.
The Prime Classic has a clean, minimal look with unique sound effects. This sidearm has VFX, animation, and a finisher with four different color variations. The Prime Classic falls into the premium skin category with a price of 1775 Valorant Points.
There are two contenders for the second place of the Classic skins. They are the Glitchpop Classic and the RGX 11z PRO Classic. Both of these skins will cost the players a hefty 2175 Valorant Points, and both of them have VFX, animations, and finishers with four different color variants, just like the Prime classic.
Best Ghost Skins in Valorant
This gun is a silenced pistol, and it has great accuracy and damage for a pistol. Just like the Classic, there are many skins for players to select. The “best Ghost Skin” title goes to the Sovereign Ghost for its clean and satisfying melodic sound effects.
The Sovereign Ghost is priced at 1775 Valorant Points. This skin has two levels of VFX and a finisher, and it also has four different color variants. This skin also falls into the premium category.
In second place is the Ruination Ghost and this skin is loved for its animations. The Ruination Ghost skin costs a bit more than the Sovereign Ghost at 2175 Valorant points. This skin also features VFX, animation, and a finisher with four different color variations.
Best Frenzy Skins
Frenzy has been one of the go-to side arms in recent times due to its fire rate and lower cost. And currently, the best Frenzy skin in the game right now is the Elderflame Frenzy. The Elderflame collection has been the favorite of many up to the Elderflame Frenzy is one of the best due to its animations.
This skin costs 2175 Valorant Points, and you can buy it from the store once it comes to your personal store. This skin features three different color variants with VFX, animation, and finisher upgrades.
The next best Frenzy skin is the BlastX Frenzy. With its look and sound effects, this skin has a unique feel to it, and it costs the same price as the Elderflame Frenzy at 2175 Valorant Points. This skin also has four color variants with animation, VFX, and finisher upgrades.
Best Shorty Skin
The Shorty also falls into the sidearm category and is a very effective gun at close range. Currently, the list of best Valorant Shorty skins is topped with Oni Shorty. The Oni Shorty skin will cost you 1775 Valorant Points and this skin has VFX, animations, and a finisher with four different color variations.
Best Sheriff Skin in Valorant
The Sheriff is the most powerful sidearm in the game as it can kill an enemy with a single headshot in close to medium range. There are few contenders for the best Sheriff skins in Valorant, including the Arcane Sheriff, Ion Sheriff, Sentinels of Light Sheriff, and the Singularity Sheriff.
The Arcane Sheriff is the rarest and the most expensive skin on the list and comes with a very unique look and sound effects similar to the Zapper from League of Legends/Arcane’s character, Jinx. It was priced at 2380 Valorant points, but unfortunately, players can no longer buy this skin as it was available for a limited time during Netflix’s Arcane release.
Second place goes to the Ion Sheriff. This skin became really famous after pro players started playing with this gun. It is one of the more affordable Sheriff skins. The ion sheriff has a clean minimal look, and the skin features VFX, animation, and a finisher. There is only one color available for the Ion Sheriff: white.
Best Spectre Skins
Spectre is the go-to sub-machine gun in the game and can be as impactful as assault rifles for a lower price. For this gun, there are many skins for players to buy; the best ones are the RGX 11z PRO Spectre and the Singularity Spectre. Check out our companion article for other great Spectre skins in Valorant.
These two skins come with four color variants with unique animations, VFX, and finishers. Each of these skins will cost you 2175 Valorant Points.
Best Judge Skin
The most used shotgun in the game is the Judge. It is ideal for holding tight corners or camping inside smokes. Two of the best skins in Valorant for the Judge include the Glitchpop Judge and the Elderflame Judge.
The Elderflame skin costs 2475 Valorant Points, while the Glitchpop skin costs 2175 Valorant Points. Both skins have VFX, animation, and a finisher; each has four different color variants.
Best Guardian Skins in Valorant
The Guardian is one of the most underrated guns in the game. It can output insane amounts of damage, and it also has high wall bang damage. However, many often avoid this gun due to its very low fire rate; therefore, there are fewer amazing skins for the Guardian in Valorant.
The Oni Guardian is currently the best skin for this gun as it has an aesthetic look, decent animations, and finishers for a relatively lower price. It costs 1775 Valorant Points, and this skin also has four different color variants with animation, VFX, and finisher upgrades.
Best Vandal Skins
The most famous gun in the game is the Vandal due to its consistent damage output, both in close and long ranges. Since it is the most famous gun in the game, there are also many available skins for the Vandal in Valorant.
For the Vandal, the best skin has to be a choice of individual preference. However, some others stand out, including Reaver Vandal, Prime Vandal, Elderflame Vandal, and Sentinels of Light Vandal. Out of them, Prime Vandal is the go-to for many players as it has a minimalistic feel to it with its clean look and sound effects.
The Reaver Vandal and the Prime Vandal skins are priced at 1775 Valorant points, and the Sentinels of Light Vandal skin is priced a bit higher at 2175 Valorant Points. And the most expensive vandal skin out of these skins is the Elderflame Vandal skin, priced at 2475 Valorant Points. All the skins feature four color variants with animations and finishers.
Best Phantom Skins in Valorant
Phantom is also as famous as the Vandal, and it has almost the same damage output with a higher fire rate and lower recoil. The best Phantom skin is the Oni Phantom, and despite it being one of the very first skins for this gun, it still holds up to this day with its unique look and effects.
This skin will cost you 1775 Valorant Points and offers four colorways with animation and a finisher. Some other skins that are also really good are Prime 2.0 Phantom, Singularity Phantom, and the BlastX Phantom.
Best Ares Skins
Ares can come in handy when you are low on creds and are looking for decent damage output. Its crazy fire rate and the size of its magazine have made Ares one of the go-to guns in sticky situations, especially in lower ELOs.
The best skin for the Ares is the Singularity Ares skin. It costs 2175 Valorant Points featuring four colorways, an animation, and a finisher. For other top picks, check out our more complete coverage in our list of the best Valorant Ares skins.
Best Odin Skins
Odin is the second most expensive gun in the game, and it is for a reason. The gun has a massive clip that can hold up to 100 rounds, and its fire rate makes it even more powerful. The best skin currently available for the Odin is the BlastX Odin.
BlastX Odin has satisfying sound effects, and it feels like you are firing a Nerf machine gun. This skin is also priced at 2175 Valorant Points and offers four colorways, including animation and a finisher.
What we like about the Odin is just how massive and impressive this weapon is. Check out our companion review for other truly awesome Odin skins in Valorant.
Best Marshal Skins
There are two sniper rifles in the game, the Marshal and the Operator, and the Marshal is one of the game’s most powerful yet underrated guns. For a low price, you can output insane amounts of damage with a Marshal, which also comes with a scope.
The best Marshal skin is undoubtedly the Sovereign Marshal skin, priced at 1775 Valorant Points. The skin has a unique melodic sound effect to each shot and kill, and it also comes with animation, VFX, and finisher upgrades with four different color variants.
Best Operator Skin
The Operator is undoubtedly the best and the most powerful gun in the game. A single shot to either the body or the head can kill an enemy and is heavily used mid to late game. The Operator in Valorant has many of the best skins, yet the Ion Operator is the best. The skin has minimal looks to it with a single white color variant, and it comes with VFX, a cool animation, and a finisher.
The Ion Operator will cost the players 1775 Valorant Points. Some other Operator skins that are also really good are Elderflame Operator, Gravitational Uranium Neuroblaster Operator, and Reaver Operator.
Best Melee Skins in Valorant
The default melee weapon in the game is a knife, but this can be changed by buying different melee weapon skins. They are the most expensive skins in the game.
The best Valorant melee skin must be either the Sentinel Relic or the Sovereign Sword. The skin has clean, sleek looks with beautiful animations, costing 3550 Valorant Points.
RGX 11z PRO is also a great choice if you are not into bigger melee weapons. The butterfly knife comes with some cool inspect animations and glowing RGB lights! Do you agree with our list of the best Valorant Knife and Melee Skins? They are some of the rarest and most expensive in the game.
Final Verdict on the Best Valorant Weapon Skins
There are so many fantastic skins to choose from in Valorant. It was hard for us to narrow our selection from the above down to just the very best two Valorant skins. Yet, we made our decision. The best Valorant skins are the Relic of the Sentinel melee skin and the Elderflame Vandal. Both are amazing and can be seen below.
What do you think of our selections? Do you have any other top picks for the best Valorant skins? We love to hear from and engage with our readers, so let us know in the comments below.
If seeing these epic skins has caused you to change your mind on a previous purchase, you may want to check out our guide on how to easily refund skins in Valorant so you can repurpose the money for some of the best skins in Valorant.
Good luck out there!