Here we will be ranking the best skins of our favorite Rocket-propelled Hammer swinging hero, Reinhardt Wilhelm.
Reinhardt is a tank hero in Overwatch and his primary role is to protect and gain space for his allies with his huge energy shield. His primary weapon is his Rocket Hammer which can also launch devastating Fire Strikes. His Charge ability is great for leading the push and squishing any foe unable to dodge it in time. His Ultimate Ability is Earthshatter, capable of knocking down and damaging enemies in front of him.
Reinhardt is a slow, heavy main tank and many compositions heavily rely on him. This is why he is favored by casual players and pros alike for being fun to play as well as bringing a huge impact to the match. Reinhardt has received a lot of cosmetic items from Blizzard and he has a plethora of regular skins along with Seasonal event skins he can choose from. These skins can be earned by opening loot boxes, purchased from the in-game store, and completing challenges. He also has a special skin
Overwatch’s has 6 Seasonal events throughout the year: Summer Games, Lunar New Year, Overwatch Archives, Anniversary, Halloween Terror, and Winter Wonderland. Skins that are unique to an event can only be unboxed from that specific events’ loot box and also be purchasable from the store during the runtime of that event. Earning an event loot box is the same as earning a regular loot box. it just needs to be earned during the ongoing event.
Table of contents
- Best Reinhardt Skins in Overwatch (A Complete Tier List)
- Top 10 Best Reinhardt skins in Overwatch
- 10. Coldhardt (Rare)
- 9. Paragon (Rare)
- 8. Lieutenant Windhelm (Rare)
- 7. Blackhardt (Legendary)
- 6. Crusader (Legendary)
- 5. Gridironhardt (Legendary)
- 4. Guan Yu (Legendary)
- 3. Stonehardt (Legendary)
- 2. Conductor (Legendary)
- 1. Balderich (Legendary)
- BONUS: 2020 Atlantic All Stars (Legendary Legacy Skin)
- Best Reinhardt skin with the Golden Gun
- What’s the New Reinhardt skin?
- All the rare Reinhardt skins
Best Reinhardt Skins in Overwatch (A Complete Tier List)
Here we will put all the regular Reinhardt Skins that can either be unboxed from loot boxes or purchased with in-game credits, or acquired in challenges into a tier list.
- S Tier: Blackhardt/Bloodhardt (Legendary), Stonehardt/Lionhardt (Legendary), Balderich/Griefhardt (Legendary), Conductor (Legendary)
- A Tier: Lieutenant Wilhelm (Epic), Crusader (Legendary), Gridironhardt (Legendary), Guan Yu (Legendary), Wujing (Legendary)
- B Tier: Paragon (Epic), Coldhardt (Epic), Festive (Epic), Bundeswehr (Epic)
- D Tier: All the Rare skins
Top 10 Best Reinhardt skins in Overwatch
With so many skins released for our favorite German Crusader, we will pick out our top 10 favorite skins. In this list, we will be only listing skins that are available in loot boxes or can be purchased from the in-game store and won from Challenge events. We will be including the default skins that are always available as well as the skins that are available from Seasonal events as well as limited-time Challenges. But so far, Reinhardt has not received any Challenge skins.
We did not include Overwatch League skins as they require a premium currency called OWL Tokens which need to be purchased or earned in a separate method.
10. Coldhardt (Epic)
The Coldhardt skin is an Epic tier skin that can be purchased from the in-game store for 250 credits or opened from a seasonal event loot box. However, it is only available during Halloween Terror.
It features Reinhardt in a ghastly state with cracked armor, no helmet, and his head has a ghost-like appearance.
9. Paragon (Epic)
The Paragon skin can be purchased from the in-game store for 250 credits or opened from a season loot box. This is one of his default skins and the white-gold combo looks really well on Rein.
8. Lieutenant Windhelm (Epic)
Reinhardt’s Lieutenant Wilhelm skin can be bought from the in-game store for 250 credits or opened from a seasonal loot box. However, it is only available during Overwatch Archives.
Reinhardt was involved in a mission undertaken seven years prior to the present by Strike Commander Jack Morrison to end King’s Row Uprising. He wore this outfit as Lieutenant Wilhelm.
7. Blackhardt (Legendary)
The Blackhardt skin is a Legendary skin that can be purchased from the store for 1000 credits. It is a non-event skin meaning it can be acquired from regular loot boxes and bought from the store at any time.
It shows Reinhardt clad in matte black armor with a fiery core. He wields a rocket Axe instead of a hammer which looks really good in-game cleaving through the enemies.
Fans of the popular anime Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann might find him resembling the mechs featured in the series due to his secondary larger head on his torso.
6. Crusader (Legendary)
Crusader is a Legendary skin that can be purchased from the in-game store for 1000 credits. It is a regular skin and can be purchased at any time.
During the Omnic Crisis, Reinhardt, a highly decorated soldier, joined the German Army at a young age, seeking glory. He later served as a lieutenant in the Crusaders during the Crisis. Known as the “Hero of Eichenwalde”, he later joined Overwatch in place of his late mentor, Balderich Von Alder.
This is also the time when he had luscious flowy golden locks which he often refers to in his in-game voice line interaction with Pharah.
Pharah: “Reinhardt, you know, I had a poster of you on my wall when I was younger.”
Reinhardt: “I remember the poster! My hair was amazing.”
5. Gridironhardt (Legendary)
Gridironheardt is a Legendary Tier skin and it can be purchased from the in-game store for 1000 credits. However, it is an event skin and is only available for purchase during Summer Games. It can also be opened from the event loot box.
The skin features Reinhard clad in Rugby gear (“Football” for Americans) playing for the Gryphons Football team. But be careful as with Gridironheardt you might find yourself charging into the enemy lines a little too often.
His weapon is a 1st place trophy situated on an extended pole. Imagine getting first place and whacking the competition with the chalice.
4. Guan Yu (Legendary)
Reinhardt’s Guan Yu is a Legendary Tier skin and it can be purchased for 1000 credits. However, it is an event skin and is only available for purchase during Lunar New Year. It can also be opened from the event loot box.
During the late Eastern Han dynasty, Guan Yu served as a Chinese general. He was revered as the Chinese god of war, and his honor is associated with loyalty, righteousness, and bravery.
Guan Yu’s signature weapon was the legendary Green Dragon Cresent Blade. It is a guandao, a type of traditional Chinese weapon, and has been perfectly recreated in-game as a part of Reinhardt’s skin.
3. Stonehardt (Legendary)
Stonehardt is a Legendary tier skin for Reinhardt and it can be purchased for 1000 credits or opened from a loot box. Since it is a non-event skin, it can be bought from the in-game store or unboxed from a regular loot box.
This skin features Reinhardt clad in a Royal armor which appears to resemble stone. He is adorned with a cape and his weapon is a Hammer staying in line with the lion theme.
The front of the weapon appears to be a lion’s striking paw with claws and the back is the head of the lion where the rocket booster lies.
2. Conductor (Legendary)
Conductor Reinhardt is a Legendary Tier skin and it can be purchased for 1000 credits. However, it is an event skin and is only available for purchase during Winter Wonderland. It can also be opened from the event loot box.
The name of this skin is Conductor but in reality, he looks like the train itself. The skin comes in a steampunk theme and it looks like he has a built-in steam engine powering his rocket boosters.
As a bonus, Charging with this skin equipped makes a unique locomotive sound.
His weapon has a train’s cowcatcher as the head and the back looks like a shovel.
1. Balderich (Legendary)
At #1 we have Baldrich von Alder which is a Lengendary tier skin. It can be purchased from the store for 1000 credits or opened from a loot box. Since it is a non-event skin it can be purchased at any time or opened from a regular loot box.
Baldrich von Alder was a German General and Leader of the mighty Crusaders. He was a mentor to Reinhardt and was originally chosen to be a part of Overwatch. But in the Omnic invasion of Eichenwalde Baldrich gave up his life to defend his squad and his home from the OR14 units. This scene has been depicted in the heartfelt animated short “Honor and Glory“
His weapon is the crusader leader’s Hammer adorned with gold accents and the head resembles a spiked mace.
BONUS: 2020 Atlantic All Stars (Legendary Legacy Skin)
To celebrate 2020 All-Stars, the Overwatch League released two Legacy skins one of which was for Reinhardt. It was on sale Sep 29th – Oct 12th of 2020 and it was available for that limited time. The only way to purchase this skin is with OWL Tokens. Since this skin requires premium currency to purchase, it was not included in the main top 10.
2020 All-Stars Reinhardt appears in the form of Gaia or Mythical King of Forests. Similar to Orisa’s Forest Spirit, this skin has wooden and green textures with horns on top and fireflies around him.
His weapon is a hammer which looks like it has a lime green magic stone as the head and the rest of the weapon is made out of tree bark.
Best Reinhardt skin with the Golden Gun
Golden guns look good on a lot of heroes but they stand out the most on Reinhardt. Since he swings a gigantic Hammer, the golden weapon looks especially good with him.
Of all his skins, the hammer wielded by Reinhardt back in his days as a Crusader looks the best in gold. The gold part covers almost the entirety of the weapon with the rest being silver accents which further enhances the looks.
What’s the New Reinhardt skin?
It has been quite a while since Reinhardt last got a skin. His latest skin was Conductor which is a Legendary tier skin and was released as a part of Winter wonderland at the end of 2020. It has been 4 events since then and Reinhardt has not received a single skin till then. This also means that the next event, Halloween Terror most likely will have a skin releasing for Reinhardt.
But Blizzard did release a special skin for the Hero as a part of the Blizzard’s 30 Year Celebration. Those who opted to join Blizzcon at the start of this year could redeem this skin which is a crossover between Overwatch and Starcraft. Based on Jim Raynor who is the main protagonist of the Starcraft franchise.
This skin was only obtainable during Blizzcon of this year and could be obtained as rewards by purchasing the Heroic pack for $39.99 or the Epic pack for $59.99.
All the rare Reinhardt skins
The Rare tier of Reinhardt skins costs 75 credits each and are also commonly attainable in loot boxes. They feature basic recolors of the original skin in a single color. Most of the players who are new to the game and like to play Rein will find themselves starting out with purchasing a Rare skin for him.