Stinger used to be the best submachine gun in Valorant until gamers started abusing it! Now, only die-hard fans use Stinger, those fans who can control the beast. Stinger, unlike other guns, doesn’t seem well-loved by the developers at the moment. That is probably why there aren’t many newer, top-tier Stinger skins in Valorant.
Still, the gun packs a lot of burst power, and its experienced users never choose anything else for a light buy. The only issue is that, due to the saturation of its skins, the fans can’t decide which one is worth their Valorant Points. To make the decision easy, we have curated a list of the best Stinger Skins that Valorant developers have released.
Brief Stinger Weapon Overview
Stinger is like a compact machine gun with a smaller magazine and a faster fire rate. It’s as if this gun is a submachine gun on steroids! Typically, players like to buy Stinger after an eco-round or on a light round buy.
This submachine gun comes cheaply and has two sweet firing modes. The default option is a speedy, automatic single bullet mode. The other option is an automatic burst mode that instantly fires four bullets at once. The automatic burst firing mode is unexpectedly slower than the single bullet mode.
Stinger is exceptional for close-range combat. You’d have to be pretty agile if you found yourself on the wrong end of one! Players can use Stinger for medium range if they aim for the head in single bullet mode, but the gun truly shines in 1v1 close-combat in tight places.
Ranking the Top 5 Stinger Skins in Valorant
Now that you’re acquainted with the SMG, let’s discuss its appearance. Here, we rank the Stinger skins Riot Games has released in Valorant!
5. Ego Stinger
We have the Ego Stinger Skin in the bottom bracket of great Valorant skins. It challenges the Aristocrat Stinger Skin, not because of its looks, but rather the variations it provides. Visually, the ego Stinger is somewhat plain, changing only the overall color scheme of the weapon.
The first variant is white and black with a few spots of gold. “Inarrêtable,” the French word for “unstoppable,” is emblazoned on the side like a dark promise. This word appears in various languages on all the variants. The second variant is red and black with Japanese writing. The third variant is plastered with desert tones and displays its message in English. The last variant, I’m afraid, has the color scheme of a throw pillow, using mint green and lavender. “Unstoppable” should be replaced with “Live, Laugh, Love!”
Still, we recommend this skin based on the strong presence of the first three variants.
This skin has few frills. It has no upgrade options; it’s just a solid, simple skin with three great color combinations to choose from. (And one Basic Becky option for the quirky players among us.)
When considering your purchase, note that there are higher ranking options with a lower price point.
You can get ego Stinger for around 1775 Valorant points.
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4. Aristocrat Stinger
This gun takes “flash a little cash” to heart. The Aristocrat Stinger Skin comes with a black/golden look and a touch of white. The diamond-shaped debossing on the stock looks nothing less than a detail from a designer bag. The engraving on top makes it a beautiful piece of art, perfect for the player who wants to “drip.”
Some might even argue that the Aristocrat is a cheaper version of the Sovereign, but we disagree! The Sovereign is holy-themed, but this one is all capitalism, baby.
In our list of Valorant’s best Stinger skins, aristocrat is at the top of non-upgradable options. Not everyone likes these off-the-roof skins with RGB, demonic sounds, and so on. Some people like simplistic skins, and here, Aristocrat takes the lead.
You can get the Aristocrat Stinger Skin for around 1275 Valorant points.
3. Prelude to Chaos Stinger
Prelude to Chaos is the latest entry in Valorant’s stock of upgradable skins. One can see it draws some inspiration from its predecessor, the Reaver Skin. Prelude to Chaos might sound a little too dramatic, but it lives up to its name. When you look at this Stinger Skin, the physical appearance evokes a dark lord with a futuristic yet shadowy presence.
One can observe a lightning aura and a deep voice when reloading and firing the gun. After each shot, a dark light emanates from e gun. The most amazing thing about this skin is that it changes its color based on the sunlight ingame. It is a subtle masterpiece.
There is a total of four variants. The default variant is the iconic black and gold-themed Prelude to Chaos Stinger Skin. The second variant is in dark earth tones with rust-colored highlights. The third is the brightest, being mostly white. Finally, the fourth one balances blue with its color wheel complement, orange, over a base of gunmetal grey.
Every piece is simply amazing, but the default one takes the first spot in our hearts.
Many upgrades are available for this skin: VFX, SFX, animations, and a haunting finisher.
Valorant developers animated the player’s interactions with a power source at the center of the gun. It changes after the player presses the reload button and even levitates.
This skin has one of the spookiest finishers you can experience. When the finisher activates, a hole opens beneath the victim. Chains writhe out of the hole as if to drag the victim to Hell!
You can get the Prelude of Chaos Stinger skin for around 2175 Valorant Points.
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2. Sovereign – Runner-up to the Best Stinger Skin in Valorant
Before the RGX skin revived player interest in Stinger, the Sovereign Skin helped Stinger survive in the Valorant community. Sovereign is the only heavenly skin in Valorant that looks truly angelic.
The Sovereign Skin is the best bundle in Valorant, if “best” is calculated by the points to payoff ratio. Its physical appearance is white with lustrous gold. A blue gem adds an extra heavenly twinkle. When a player shoots Stinger, this gem starts emitting mesmerizing light effects.
The developers provided three extra variants if you ever got bored with this holy gun. One is gold and copper with a green sheen. Another is monochromatic in tones of silver. Finally, the last variant is a dark purple with a bit of silver overlay.
In our opinion, the default and second variants are the real MVPs of this set.
Players can upgrade Sovereign Stinger skin to add VFX, SFX, and a finisher. The victim is executed from above with a heavenly sword when the finisher activates. Seeing this holy gun in action brings to mind the archangel Michael’s battle with the Devil!
You can get the sovereign Stinger for around 1775 Valorant points.
1. RGX 11Z Pro Stinger – The Best Valorant Stinger Skin You Can Buy
The RGX 11Z Pro Stinger Skin is about as meta as possible! An artifact displayed by a gaming PC, this skin was inspired by the look of gaming PCs themselves, particularly those PCs that are decked out with RGB backlights.
This cheeky entry is the top contender in our ranked Valorant’s Stinger skins list. At the center of RGX 11Z pro Stinger skin is a rotatory motor that rotates upon firing. It has various color schemes, depending on the variant you are using. When you start firing, it makes a beautiful, mechanical sound.
There are four varieties of RGX 11Z Pro Stinger Skin. The first one is the default green RGX, the second one is a red variant, the third one is a blue variant, and the last one is the yellow variant. Each one is unique, but they all give off the same technocrat vibe.
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Upgrades to the Best Valorant Stinger Skin
This skin is chock full of upgrades. As the player levels up, one gains access to VFX, SFX, GFX, animations, and a finisher. The colorful lighting appears when you turn on the gun, and there are also many moving parts inside.
The mechanical parts have a specific movement and animation triggered by certain actions. When you inspect the gun, its color changes in a unique way. There is also an amazing reload animation.
When the finisher activates, the target is trapped in pillars of electricity and explodes! Perhaps the developers were inspired by the feeling of an overheating, overclocked PC.
The thing that makes RGX 11Z Pro Stinger Skin stand out among the other entries on our list of best Spectre skins in Valorant is its kill counter. It’s a unique twist that shows some careful attention went into its creation.
Players can get the RGX 11Z pro Stinger skin for 2175 Valorant points. The cost is high, but it is worth it!
Final Verdict on the Best Stinger Skins in Valorant
Stinger might be a deadly weapon in experienced hands, but Valorant developers have neglected it when introducing new upgradable skins. Only a rare fanbase plays with Stinger nowadays, after it was nerfed by an update long ago.
The number of Stinger skins in Valorant is low, and most you will find are non-upgradable. Still, we found some real jewels to populate this list of ranked Valorant Stinger Skins.
What do you think of our top picks? How would you rank our Stinger skins? Let us know in the comment section below. Also, feel free to check out our list of the best weapon skins in Valorant. We have some amazing picks there, from sniper rifles to melee weapons! And for fans of CS:GO, we’ve also assembled a review of the best weapons skins in CSGO.