10 Best Ghost Skins in VALORANT

Ashraful Abedin
By Ashraful Abedin
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Valorant best Ghost skins

The Ghost is the go-to weapon for pistol and eco rounds for many VALORANT players: casuals and professionals alike.

The Ghost is a pistol in VALORANT priced at 500 in-game credits and is one of the most popular first-round choices. If it’s a headshot, the Ghost can 1-shot enemies without armor at short to medium distances. It is very accurate and has a 15-round magazine. Due to this, it is often seen used in eco rounds. The Ghost can kill light-armored enemies with one headshot & one body shot and heavy-armored enemies with one headshot & 2 body shots. This is why it ranks 4th among the weapons with the highest kills in VALORANT.

Skins in VALORANT are merely decorative and do not offer any real in-game advantages vs. the default skin. Although compared to other games like CS2, which only offer recolors of the same exact weapon, the devs at Riot went a bit overboard with the skins in VALORANT as they completely altered the look of the weapon, added special VFX, GFX, and one skin turns your weapon into a literal dragon!

How Many Ghost Skins Are There?

As of this writing, there are currently a total of 40 Ghost skins available in VALORANT. This includes skins from different skin bundles, Battle Pass, and Agent Gear.

Top 10 Best Ghost Skins in VALORANT

Among all the Ghost skins released in VALORANT so far, here are the 10 best Ghost skins that we’ve picked. While picking the skins, we considered several factors like looks, animations, and VFX. Moreover, the price and Edition of the skins are not considered. So, you may notice a less pricey Deluxe Edition skin placed higher than a Premium Edition skin on our list. In any case, here are our 10 best Ghost skins in VALORANT, from good to best order.

10. Ego Ghost

6. Ego Ghost
CREDIT: RIOT GAMES
TitleDescription
RarityPremium Edition
Price1775 VP
How to BuyStore, Night Market
VFX, GFX, Kill Banner, FinisherNo
Color VariantsYes

If you’re into no-frills skins, then the Ego series of skins are for you. The Ego Ghost features the default weapon in a basic recolor of the original design. It features a bold white and black with gold accents and the word “Imbativel” on the body, which is Spanish for Unbeatable. It has other color variants with the term “Unstoppable.”

9. Soulstrife Ghost

Soulstrife Ghost
CREDIT: RIOT GAMES
TitleDescription
RarityPremium Edition
Price1775 VP
How to BuyStore, Night Market
VFX, GFX, Kill Banner, FinisherYes
Color VariantsYes

Soulstrife Ghost features a ghostly appearance. At first glance, this skin line has similarities with the Reaver skin bundle. But if you look closely, it has some distinct features that set it apart from other skin lines.

8. Soul Silencer Ghost

5. Soul Silencer Ghost
CREDIT: RIOT GAMES
TitleDescription
RarityAgent Contract: Omen
PriceFree
How to BuyUnlock Level 10 in Agent Contract: Omen
VFX, GFX, Kill Banner, FinisherNo
Color VariantsNo

The Omen contract Ghost skin is one of the better ghost skins you could get early in the game for free. It appears in a rugged theme with a cloth-wrapped grip, barrel, and Omen’s dark energy seemingly emitting from the gun’s body. This skin goes perfectly with all the Omen mains out there. On top of that, the best part about this skin is that it can be obtained just by playing the game and completing the agent contract.

7. Luna Ghost

Luna Ghost
CREDIT: RIOT GAMES
TitleDescription
RarityPremium Edition
Price1275 VP
How to BuyStore, Night Market
VFX, GFX, Kill Banner, FinisherNo
Color VariantsNo

The Luna skin bundle is inspired by the Chinese New Year called Lunar New Year. Similar to many online titles, Riot Games celebrated the event by releasing a brand-new skin bundle.

6. Eclipse Ghost

4. Eclipse Ghost
CREDIT: RIOT GAMES
TitleDescription
RarityAgent Gear: Astra
PriceFree
How to BuyUnlock Level 10 in Agent Gear: Astra
VFX, GFX, Kill Banner, FinisherNo
Color VariantsNo

The best Ghost skin you can currently obtain for free in the game is definitely the Astra Contract skin. It appears in Astra’s Celestial theme, a mix of bright colors that looks really nice. It’s definitely one of the more vibrant ghost skins out there, and the fact that it is a free-agent contract skin makes it even better.

5. Gaia’s Vengeance Ghost

Gaia's Vengeance Ghost
CREDIT: RIOT GAMES
TitleDescription
RarityPremium Edition
Price1775 VP
How to BuyStore, Night Market
VFX, GFX, Kill Banner, FinisherYes
Color VariantsYes

As the name suggests, it comes in a Nature theme depicting a radianite crystal embedded in a tree. This skin also comes in beautiful color variants, which change the color of the roots and radianite crystal.

4. Ruination Ghost

2. Ruination Ghost
CREDIT: RIOT GAMES
TitleDescription
RarityPremium Edition
Price1775 VP
How to BuyStore Only
VFX, GFX, Kill Banner, FinisherYes
Color VariantsYes

The Ruination series of skins is part of a collaboration with Riot’s other hit game, League of Legends. The Ruination Ghost comes in an ancient theme of the Ruined King and has a smokey aura coming out of it. The best part about the Ruination Ghost is that each and every color variant looks amazing with its vibrant colors. It comes a bit pricier as it is an exclusive edition skin, but it is well worth the cost.

3. Magepunk Ghost

3. Magepunk Ghost
CREDIT: RIOT GAMES
TitleDescription
RarityPremium Edition
Price1775 VP
How to BuyStore, Night Market
VFX, GFX, Kill Banner, FinisherYes
Color VariantsYes

At the top 3, we have the Magepunk Ghost, which came with the 1st Magepunk bundle to be added to the game. It features a steampunk version of the Ghost, along with cool lightning GFX. It has different color lightning as the color variations and has all the special sounds and animations you could want.

2. Reaver Ghost

Reaver Ghost
CREDIT: RIOT GAMES
TitleDescription
RarityPremium Edition
Price1775 VP
How to BuyStore, Night Market
VFX, GFX, Kill Banner, FinisherYes
Color VariantsYes

The Reaver series of skins is one of the most popular skin bundles in VALORANT, with the Reaver Vandal and Reaver Operator gaining much popularity along with the Reaver Sheriff. The skin has one of the most unique reload animations, allowing you to reload the magazine without touching it as though using some sort of dark magic. The firing sounds, skin color variants, and finisher put this Ghost skin in our top 2.

1. Sovereign Ghost

1. Sovereign Ghost
CREDIT: RIOT GAMES
TitleDescription
RarityPremium Edition
Price1775 VP
How to BuyStore, Night Market
VFX, GFX, Kill Banner, FinisherYes
Color VariantsYes

Finally, we have the Sovereign Ghost at our #1 spot. The Sovereign bundle is one of the oldest but best-looking bundles in the game. It features an angelic or holy theme with intricate patterns in white with gold accents. When you upgrade the skin, it shines in blue. The Sovereign Ghost also comes in different color variants as well. The best one is the black and purple combination, which looks amazing and is often considered a dark version of the skin. The other two are nothing to write home about, though.

The Sovereign Ghost has very satisfying firing sounds as well as GFX, and a very excellent finisher finally seals the deal on why this is the best Ghost skin you can get in VALORANT to date. Additionally, it is a Premium edition skin, which not only makes it cost less than the above Ruination Ghost but also means the Sovereign Ghost can appear in the Night Market to be bought at a discount!

How to Get These Ghost Skins?

Ghost Skins can be obtained from a variety of sources in VALORANT. To begin, the majority of Ghost skins are only available as part of specific skin bundles. For a limited time, these skin bundles are available for purchase at the VALORANT store. You can purchase the entire bundle or just the Ghost skin for a fraction of the overall bundle price, and the skin will be yours to keep forever.

However, it is understandable if you did not have the opportunity to purchase a specific Ghost skin when it was first released. But that doesn’t mean it’s gone for good. The skins appear in your VALORANT store at random after certain time periods. Moreover, every two months, the skins also appear randomly in the Night Market. So keep an eye out because your favorite Ghost skins might be waiting for you at the store or Night market. However, because VALORANT has such a huge selection of weapon skins, it’s unlikely that you’ll find the exact skin you’re looking for there.

So, another way to get Ghost skins is using the Battle Passes. VALORANT generally includes three sets of skin collections in a Battle Pass, one of which is a melee. A Ghost skin is almost certainly in one of these collections. If that’s the case, you’ll have to grind through the Battle Pass tiers to get your hands on the Ghost skin of your choosing.

Is it Possible to Get Free Ghost Skins?

Credit-Riot GAMES

Yes, it is possible to get free Ghost skins in VALORANT. Agent Gear of Astra, Cypher, Omen, and Reyna offer free Ghost skins at Agent Gear tier 10. However, you will be required to use Kingdom Points to unlock these skins.

So this wraps up our top 10 Ghost skins in VALORANT. Note that, like all lists, this is subjective, and your personal rankings might differ from the ones we have here. You can also take a look at the best skins for other weapons in the game:

More VALORANT Best Skins:

Best Phantom Skins | Best Vandal Skins | Best Operator Skins Best Ghost Skins | Best Spectre Skins | Best Classic Skins

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