10 Best Player Cards to Use in VALORANT

Ashraful AbedinMahir Faisal
By Ashraful Abedin Mahir Faisal
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Here, we’ll showcase some of the better player cards in VALORANT to give players an idea.

Player cards are one of these cosmetic items that players can show off on the main menu while they are waiting for a match to start. Also, after the game client finds a map, the game temporarily reveals the player cards of all the players as banners. Consequently, rare player cards are really sought after by the VALORANT community.

Here, we’ll reveal some of the best-looking player cards in the game. We took rarity, unique colorway, and their significance to the overall lore of VALORANT into consideration while choosing the top ten cards. Also, as with any other top-ten list, this one is extremely subjective. Moreover, we’ll list the cards in descending order.

10. Elderflame

Elderflame
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OverviewDescription
Release DateJuly 7, 2020
Price375 VP

The Elderflame player card came with the Elderflame skin bundle, the first Ultra edition skin line in the game. Keeping up with the overall theme of that bundle, it features a brave knight in shining armor facing off against a dragon.

9. Epilogue Skin Bait

Epilogue Skin Bait
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OverviewDescription
Release DateSeptember 8, 2021
PriceFreeBattle Pass Reward Tier 50

The Epilogue Skin Bait player card was a reward for the Episode 3 Act 2 Battle Pass. And it is also another meme-focused player card that literally shows a player using a Prime Vandal skin to lure out any unsuspecting victims. In this case, it happens to be a greedy Jett.

8. Unstoppable Phoenix

Unstoppable Phoeni
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OverviewDescription
Release DateApril 27, 2022
PricePremium Battle Pass Reward Tier 48

The Unstoppable Phoenix player card was added with the Episode 4 Act 3 battle pass. As a Phoenix main and OG VALORANT player, this player card will incite your competitive fire and empower you to draw first blood.

7. Joke’s Over

Joke's Over
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OverviewDescription
Release DateJune 22, 2022
PricePremium Battle Pass Reward Tier 38

Episode 5 Act 2’s Battle Pass introduced the ‘Joke’s Over’ player card. This card features an iconic VALORANT scene. Phoenix just came back to his body, completing his ultimate, just to find out Chamber and Yoru were waiting for him. Well, you know!! ”Joke’s Really Over.”

6. Spike Showdown

Spike Showdown
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OverviewDescription
Release DateAugust 23, 2022
PriceFree Battle Pass Reward Tier 25

The Spike Showdown player card was introduced to VALORANT in Episode 5 Act 2 Battle Pass. This player card is inspired by the famous “Spiderman pointing at Spiderman” meme. Since the release of the Spite Showdown, it has been a popular player card among the player base.

5. Pixel Moments

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OverviewDescription
Release DateMarch 7, 2023
PriceFree Battle Pass Reward Tier 50

The Pixel Moment player card was introduced to VALORANT in the Episode 6 Act 2 Battle Pass. The player card features a ”usual” VALORANT scenario on Bind. We can see Jett updrafting with Blade Storm, Brimstone with his molly, Neon running super fast, Phoenix using his mollys, and, among all these, Killjoy planting the spike. All of these are in a creative pixel art style.

4. Doodle Buds // Agents

Doodle Buds // Agents
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OverviewDescription
Release DateApril 12, 2022
Price375 VP

The Doodle Buds // Agents player card was introduced to VALORANT in the Doodle Buds Skin Bundle. In this player card, Riot Games featured every released Agent at that time. So, if you don’t want to leave any Agent behind and show your appreciation to every one of them, this player card is perfect for you.

3. Arcane Jinx

Arcane Jinx
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OverviewDescription
Release DateNovember 2, 2021
PriceFree (Prime Gaming Drops Reward)

Arcane Jinx was released as a Prime Gaming Drops Reward. Arcane is a popular Netflix show that took over the internet upon its release. Jinx, one of the series’ main characters, became a fan favorite to many.

2. Enter the Duelists

Enter the Duelists
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OverviewDescription
Release DateJune 22, 2022
PricePremium Battle Pass Reward Tier 48

Enter the Duelists player card was added to the game with the Episode 5 Act 1 Battle Pass. Duelists are the flashiest characters in the game, and everyone loves duelists. And this card has them all in one frame. How cool is that?

1. Champions LA 2023 

Champions LA 2023
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OverviewDescription
Release DateAugust 1, 2023
Price375 VP

The Champions LA 2023  player card was a part of the VALORANT Champions 2023 bundle. This player card reminds players of the best moments of that tournament. Apart from that, the card also looks gorgeous due to its golden and black color combination.

How to Get Player Cards in VALORANT

Riot usually bundles unique player cards based on a certain theme with most of the premiumexclusive, and ultra-edition weapon skins. Even new Acts feature a ton of new player cards for players to choose from, provided they purchase the battle pass.

While some unique player cards are behind a paywall in VALORANT, some cooler ones can still be collected without spending a dime. For example, if players complete Agent gear and reach Tier 2/3 and 9, they are eligible to get two Agent-specific player cards.

As for the weapon skin bundle and previous battle pass-specific player cards, unfortunately, they might not be available in the future since they were a limited-time reward for that particular time frame. Suffice it to say that you should get unique player cards that you like as soon as they are available in the digital store before they disappear forever.

Aside from these, Riot tends to gift the community with unique-looking free player cards on different occasions.

Read More: Vandal vs Phantom: Which is the best rifle in VALORANT?

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Ashraful "Sparta" Abedin is a Esports writer at GameRiv. He has a rich background as a former professional CS:GO and Overwatch player. Transitioning from the competitive arena to the world of content creation, Sparta has become a pivotal source for gaming enthusiasts seeking the latest FPS news, comprehensive guides, and in-depth coverage of major tournaments, particularly focusing on Valorant and CS:GO. Not confined to FPS titles, Sparta delves into trending single-player AAA games, ensuring a well-rounded perspective on the gaming landscape. Join Ashraful "Sparta" Abedin on the exciting journey through gaming as he crafts informative and engaging content for GameRiv, connecting gamers to the heart of the industry.
Mahir, an Electrical Engineering student currently working as an FPS writer at GameRiv, prefers to introduce himself as a video game enthusiast. Mostly keen on competitive FPS titles like VALORANT and CS: GO, he also enjoys exploring casual story games.