Best Reinhardt Skin in Overwatch 2021: Ranking all the skins from Worst to Best

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.

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)

Reinhard's Coldhardt skin
Reinhardt’s Coldhardt skin

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.

Reinhard's Coldhardt skin
Reinhardt’s Coldhardt skin

It features Reinhardt in a ghastly state with cracked armor, no helmet, and his head has a ghost-like appearance.

9. Paragon (Epic)

 Reinhard's Paragon skin
Reinhardt’s Paragon skin

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.

 Reinhard's Paragon skin
Reinhardt’s Paragon skin

8. Lieutenant Windhelm (Epic)

Reinhard's Lieutenant Wilhelm skin
Reinhardt’s Lieutenant Wilhelm skin

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.

Reinhard's Lieutenant Wilhelm skin
Reinhardt’s Lieutenant Wilhelm skin

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)

Reinhard's Blackhardt skin
Reinhardt’s Blackhardt skin

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.

Reinhard's Blackhardt skin
Reinhardt’s Blackhardt skin

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.

Reinhard's Blackhardt skin
Reinhardt’s Blackhardt skin

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)

Reinhard's Crusader skin
Reinhardt’s Crusader skin

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.

Reinhard's Crusader skin
Reinhardt’s Crusader skin

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.

Reinhard's Crusader skin
Reinhardt’s Crusader skin

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)

 Reinhard's Gridironhardt skin
Reinhardt’s Gridironhardt skin

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.

 Reinhard's Gridironhardt skin
Reinhardt’s Gridironhardt skin

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.

 Reinhard's Gridironhardt skin
Reinhardt’s Gridironhardt skin

His weapon is a 1st place trophy situated on an extended pole. Imagine getting first place and whacking the competition with the chalice.

 Reinhard's Gridironhardt skin
Reinhardt’s Gridironhardt skin

4. Guan Yu (Legendary)

Reinhardt's Guan Yu skin
Reinhardt’s Guan Yu skin

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.

Reinhardt's Guan Yu skin
Reinhardt’s Guan Yu skin

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.

Reinhardt's Guan Yu skin
Reinhardt’s Guan Yu skin

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.

Reinhardt's Guan Yu skin
Reinhardt’s Guan Yu skin

3. Stonehardt (Legendary)

Reinhardt's Stonehardt skin
Reinhardt’s Stonehardt skin

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.

Reinhardt's Stonehardt skin
Reinhardt’s Stonehardt skin

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.

Reinhardt's Stonehardt skin
Reinhardt’s Stonehardt skin

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.

Reinhardt's Stonehardt skin
Reinhardt’s Stonehardt skin

2. Conductor (Legendary)

Reinhardt's Conductor skin
Reinhardt’s Conductor skin

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.

Reinhardt's Conductor skin
Reinhardt’s Conductor skin

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.

Reinhardt's Conductor skin
Reinhardt’s Conductor skin

His weapon has a train’s cowcatcher as the head and the back looks like a shovel.

1. Balderich (Legendary)

Reinhardt's Baldrich skin
Reinhardt’s Baldrich skin

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.

Reinhardt's Baldrich skin
Reinhardt’s Baldrich skin

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

Reinhardt's Baldrich skin
Reinhardt’s Baldrich skin

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)

Reinhardt's 2020 All-Stars skin
Reinhardt’s 2020 All-Stars 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.

Reinhardt's 2020 All-Stars skin
Reinhardt’s 2020 All-Stars skin

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.

Reinhardt's 2020 All-Stars skin
Reinhardt’s 2020 All-Stars skin

Best Reinhardt skin with the Golden Gun

Reinhardt's Crusader skin
Reinhardt’s Crusader skin

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.

Reinhardt's Crusader skin
Reinhardt’s Crusader skin

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.

Reinhardt's Crusader skin
Reinhardt’s Crusader skin

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.

Reinhardt's Jim Raynor skin
Reinhardt’s Jim Raynor skin

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.

Brass Reinhardt

Brass Reinhardt
Brass Reinhardt

Cobalt Reinhardt

Cobalt Reinhardt
Cobalt Reinhardt

Copper Reinhardt

Copper Reinhardt
Copper Reinhardt

Viridian Reinhardt

Viridian Reinhardt
Viridian Reinhardt

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