Best Ghost Skins in VALORANT 2022: Ranked from Worst to Best

The Ghost is the go-to weapon for pistol and eco rounds for many VALORANT players: casuals and professionals alike. In this article, we’ll rank the skins from worst to best.

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 1 headshot & 1 body shot and heavy armored enemies with 1 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 CS:GO, 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 alter the look of the weapon, add special VFX, GFX, and one skin turns your weapon into a literal dragon!

Best Ghost Skins in VALORANT 2022: A Complete Tier list

Since the game’s release, Riot has released more than 23 different Ghost skins in VALORANT as a part of weapon bundles, agent contracts, and battle passes. As battle pass skins are obtainable only during their respective act and cannot be obtained later in the store, we excluded those from our top 10 but included them in the tier list. Battle pass skins are occasionally good, but they aren’t usually better than skins from featured bundles and some agent contracts, so our top 10 will remain unaffected with their exclusion.

TierGhost Skins
S-Tier (Best)Sovereign Ghost, Magepunk Ghost, Ruination Ghost
A-Tier (Good)Soul Silencer Ghost, Eclipse Ghost, Ego Ghost
B-Tier (Average)Goldwing Ghost, Outpost Ghost, Prism Ghost, VALORANT Go! Vol.2 Ghost, Recon Ghost
C-Tier (Underwhelming)Artisan Ghost, Depths Ghost, DOT EXE Ghost, Infantry Ghost
F-Tier (Not Recommended)Cavalier Ghost, Hush Ghost, Jigsaw Ghost, Luxe Ghost, Serenity Ghost, Tethered Ghost, Vendetta Ghost, Winterwunderland Ghost

Top 10 Ghost Skins in VALORANT 2022

Among all the Ghost skins released in VALORANT so far, here are the top 10 ranked according to the basis of looks, animations, and VFX:

10. Hush Ghost

10. Hush Ghost
10. Hush Ghost skin

The Hush Ghost is a part of Cypher’s agent contract. It features the Ghost in a bronzed outlook with Cypher’s all-seeing eye insignia on the body. This skin can be obtained for free in the game by reaching level 10 in Cypher’s agent contract.

  • Rarity: Agent Contract: Cypher
  • Price: Agent Contract: Cypher
  • How to Buy: Reach level 10 in Agent Contract: Cypher
  • VFX, GFX,Kill Banner, Finisher: No
  • Color Variants: No

9. Infantry Ghost

9. Infantry Ghost
9. Infantry Ghost skin

Fans of WWII-era guns will feel right at home with these guns showcasing wooden stocks and bare-metal features. The Infantry Ghost is the best budget Ghost skin out there with decent looks. Players coming from Call of Duty and Battlefield will definitely love this skin.

  • Rarity: Select Edition
  • Price: 875 VP
  • How to Buy: Store, Night Market
  • VFX, GFX, Kill Banner,Finisher: No
  • Color Variants: No

8. VALORANT Go! Vol. 1 Ghost

8. VALORANT Go! Vol. 1 Ghost
8. VALORANT Go! Vol. 1 Ghost skin

The first Valorant Go! bundle featured weapon skins themed after cute chibi version of the agents. The Valorant Go! Vol. 1 Ghost is an icy Sage-themed skin. It appears with a 3D holographic effect which some might consider remarkable. Still, for the price, it is inferior to the other Premium Edition skins on this list as it lacks VFX, finishers, and color variants. But this is still an excellent skin, and if you’re a Sage main, you can pick this up.

  • Rarity: Premium Edition
  • Price: 1775 VP
  • How to Buy: Store, Night Market
  • VFX, GFX,Kill Banner, Finisher: No
  • Color Variants: No

7. Recon Ghost

7. Recon Ghost
7. Recon Ghost skin

If you’re a fan of the Call of Duty/Battlefield series or Modern weapons in general, the Recon Ghost is the perfect choice for you. It has a unique feature where you get randomized barrel attachments when buying the skin during a match. When fully upgraded, you can get either a flashlight or laser attachment on this skin.

  • Rarity: Exclusive Edition
  • Price: 2175 VP
  • How to Buy: Store only
  • VFX, GFX, Kill Banner, Finisher: Yes (No VFX, Finisher)
  • Color Variants: No

6. Ego Ghost

6. Ego Ghost
6. Ego Ghost skin

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 terms “Unstoppable.”

  • Rarity: Premium Edition
  • Price: 1775 VP
  • How to Buy: Store, Night Market
  • VFX, GFX, Kill Banner, Finisher: No
  • Color Variants: Yes

5. Soul Silencer Ghost

5. Soul Silencer Ghost
5. Soul Silencer Ghost skin

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.

  • Rarity: Agent Contract: Omen
  • Price: Agent Contract: Omen
  • How to Buy: Reach Level 10 in Agent Contract: Omen
  • VFX, GFX, Kill Banner, Finisher: No
  • Color Variants: No

4. Eclipse Ghost

4. Eclipse Ghost
4. Eclipse Ghost skin

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. Definitely, one of the more vibrant ghost skins out that, and the fact that it is a free agent contract skin makes it even better.

  • Rarity: Agent Contract: Astra
  • Price: Agent Contract: Astra
  • How to Buy: Reach Level 10 in Agent Contract: Astra
  • VFX, GFX, Kill Banner, Finisher: No
  • Color Variants: No

3. Magepunk Ghost

3. Magepunk Ghost
3. Magepunk Ghost skin

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.

  • Rarity: Premium Edition
  • Price: 1775 VP
  • How to Buy: Store, Night Market
  • VFX, GFX, Kill Banner,Finisher: Yes
  • Color Variants: Yes

2. Ruination Ghost

2. Ruination Ghost
2. Ruination Ghost skin

The Ruination series of skins are a 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.

  • Rarity: Exclusive Edition
  • Price: 2175 VP
  • How to Buy: Store only
  • VFX, GFX, Kill Banner,Finisher: Yes
  • Color Variants: Yes

1. Sovereign Ghost

1. Sovereign Ghost
1. Sovereign Ghost skin

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 upgraded, it also 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!

  • Rarity: Premium Edition
  • Price: 1775 VP
  • How to Buy: Store, Night Market
  • VFX, GFX, Kill Banner,Finisher: Yes
  • Color Variants: Yes

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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