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

We will be looking at the best skins of our favorite Australian Giant, Roadhog.

Roadhog or Mako Rutledge lived in the Australian outback when he lost his home because of a treaty that the Australian Government entered to construct an Omnic facility in the outback. After a rebellion broke out, the Omnic facility exploded scattering twisted metal and radiation all over the land. With his home changed forever, Mako donned a mask and adapted to the harsh new land. Forgetting his humanity little by little, he turned into the ruthless killer, Roadhog.

His main weapon is his Scrap gun which also turns into a machine gun with high knockback during his Ultimate, Whole Hog. His primary ability is Chain hook where he can bring enemies at close range for one-shot kills. His secondary ability is take a breather, where he inhales from a hogdrogen canister restoring health and reducing damage taken during the ability channel time.

For a tank, he dishes out high damage and has insane pick-off potential. His chain hook is one of the best CC abilities of the game and he is popularly used to counter other heroes with high mobility. Throughout the years Roadhog has received various cosmetics and skins.

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. Overwatch Anniversary is a unique event where you can purchase skins from all seasonal events. Seasonal skins cost 3x their usual price in their release year.

Best Roadhog Skins in Overwatch (A Complete Tier List)

Here we will put all the regular Roadhog Skins that can either be unboxed from loot boxes or purchased with in-game credits into a tier list. We will include both regular and seasonal event skins.

  • S-Tier: Butcher (Legendary), Junkenstein’s Monster (Legendary), Ice Fisherman (Legendary), Militia (Legendary)
  • A-Tier: Lacrosse (Legendary), Bajie (Legendary) ,Toa (Legendary), Islander (Legendary)
  • B-Tier: Rudolph (Epic), Mako (Legendary), Sharkbait (Legendary), Toxic (Legendary)
  • C-Tier: Pigpen (Epic), Stitched (Epic)
  • D-Tier: All the Rare skins

Top 10 Best Roadhog skins in Overwatch

With so many skins released for our favorite Australian giant, 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 that 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. All the seasonal event skins need to be bought during the yearly events but during the Anniversary event, you can buy all the skins from all the events.

We did not include Overwatch League skin in the main list as they require a premium currency called OWL Tokens which need to be purchased or earned in a separate method.

10. Rudolph (Epic)

At #10 we have the Rudolph for Roadhog which is an Epic tier skin and it can be purchased in-game for 250 credits. However, it is an event skin and is only available for purchase during Winter Wonderland.

Rudolph or Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer is one of the Reindeers that pull Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Eve. He uses his bright red nose to lead the way for the Reindeer team.

Rudolph Roadhog Skin
Rudolph Roadhog Skin

For this skin, Roadhog is depicted as the Reindeer dressed in a Christmas theme complete with antlers. His belly has Rudolph’s tattoo complete with the Red nose and his belt says “HOHOHOG” resembling Santa’s “Ho Ho Ho”.

Rudolph Roadhog Skin
Rudolph Roadhog Skin

His hook is in the colorway of a Candy cane. His scrap gun and take a breather canister are the default ones but in the same Christmas red-green colorway.

Rudolph Roadhog Skin
Rudolph Roadhog Skin

9. Sharkbait (Legendary)

Roadhog’s Sharkbait skin is a Legendary Tier skin. It can be purchased from the in-game store for 1000 credits or opened from any regular loot box.

Sharkbait Roadhog Skin
Sharkbait Roadhog Skin

Sharkbait Roadhog is depicted as a pirate sailing the high seas. He has a Shark’s head for a mask, has an eyepatch, a treasure chest on his shoulder, and wears breaches with a net hanging off to the side. His belly also has a tattoo of a pig with an eyepatch and his belly button forms the nose of the pig. His hook is in the form of a ship’s anchor. Overall, considering this is one of the earlier skins for Roadhog, Blizzard really paid much attention to detail on this skin.

Sharkbait Roadhog Skin
Sharkbait Roadhog Skin

His hook is an anchor and his scrap gun has its two barrels in the shape of a Ship’s cannons. His take a breather canister comes in the form of a keg of alcohol.

Sharkbait Roadhog Skin
Sharkbait Roadhog Skin

8. Toxic (Legendary)

Roadhog’s Toxic skin is a Legendary Tier skin and it can be purchased for 1000 credits. Since it is an event skin, it can only be bought during Overwatch Anniversary or opened from the seasonal loot box.

Toxic Roadhog Skin
Toxic Roadhog Skin

Toxic Roadhog features him in a noxious state with his skull in an acid tank where his head is supposed to be which is a terrifying sight to see. He has poison running through his entire body which seemingly is keeping him alive. His hook is also fashioned in such a way that any prey unfortunate enough to get caught in it will get injected with a lethal dose of venom.

Toxic Roadhog Skin
Toxic Roadhog Skin

His scrap gun is fashioned into a weapon that unleashes toxic damage and sludge. His take a breather canister also looks like it contains more of the toxin.

Toxic Roadhog Skin
Toxic Roadhog Skin

7. Lacrosse (Legendary)

Lacrosse is a Legendary Tier skin and can be purchased for 1000 credits. Since it is an event skin and it can be purchased during Summer Games or opened from a seasonal loot box.

Lacrosse Roadhog Skin
Lacrosse Roadhog Skin

Lacrosse Roadhog features him clad in the sporting gear of the game and has a broken lacrosse stick as his chain hook.

Lacrosse Roadhog Skin
Lacrosse Roadhog Skin

His scrap gun and take a breather canister both are in the sporty theme and in the form of Lacrosse equipment.

Lacrosse Roadhog Skin
Lacrosse Roadhog Skin

6. Islander (Legendary)

Islander is a Legendary tier skin for Roadhog. This skin can be purchased for 1000 credits or opened from any regular loot box.

Islander Roadhog Skin
Islander Roadhog Skin

Islander Roadhog depicts him in a tribal outlook with many tattoos and a mask. The alternate colorway of this skin is named “Toa” which stands for “Warrior” in the Polynesian language. Given that Samoans originated from the Polynesians, it is safe to say Islander Roadhog is meant to represent the Samoans.

Islander Roadhog depicts him in a tribal outlook with many tattoos and a mask. The alternate colorway of this skin is named “Toa” which stands for “Warrior” in the Polynesian language. Given that Samoans originated from the Polynesians, it is safe to say Islander Roadhog is meant to represent the Samoans.

Islander Roadhog Skin
Islander Roadhog Skin

His hook resembles the crude yet effective weapons of the tribals and his take a breather canister appears in the form of a carved animal.

Islander Roadhog Skin
Islander Roadhog Skin

5. Bajie (Legendary)

Baihu or Zhu Bajie is one of the most notable characters of the novel “Journey to the West”. Zhu means swine and in many English versions of the story, Zhu Bajie translates to Pig or Pigsy.

Bajie Roadhog Skin
Bajie Roadhog Skin

It is a Legendary Tier skin and it can be purchased for 1000 credits or opened from a seasonal loot box. It can only be obtained during Lunar New Year.

The weapon of Zhu Bajie is the famous “Nine Tooth Rake” which has been masterfully depicted as Roadhog’s hook in his skin.

Bajie Roadhog Skin
Bajie Roadhog Skin

His scrap gun appears in the form of a makeshift gun with traditional writing and patterns on it. His take a breather canister appears in the form of a steamed bun.

Bajie Roadhog Skin
Bajie Roadhog Skin

4. Militia (Legendary)

Militia Roadhog depicts him as part of rebel forces. He is clad in camo gear with upgraded weapons and armaments. He also brandishes ammo, a grenade on his body, and an entire rifle on his back. He also has a modified pickaxe as his hook.

Militia Roadhog Skin
Militia Roadhog Skin

It 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 Overwatch Archives. It can also be obtained from the seasonal loot box.

Militia Roadhog Skin
Militia Roadhog Skin

His scrap gun gets a modern look appearing in the form of a short rifle. His take a breather canister appears in the form of a water bottle.

Militia Roadhog Skin
Militia Roadhog Skin

3. Ice Fisherman (Legendary)

In the top 3, we have Ice Fisherman which is a Legendary Tier skin that can be purchased for 1000 credits. However, it is an event skin and is only available for purchase during Winter Wonderland.

Ice Fisherman Roadhog Skin
Ice Fisherman Roadhog Skin

Ice Fisherman Roadhog depicts him in an Antarctic outfit complete with a thick sweater for the cold weather. He also has a cap, goggles, and a big mustache. As the name suggests, he is an Ice Fisherman and has an oversized fish hook to catch his prey; both fishes and enemies alike.

Ice Fisherman Roadhog Skin
Ice Fisherman Roadhog Skin

His scrap gun is in the form of a harpoon with a Fish’s jaws on the back.

Ice Fisherman Roadhog Skin
Ice Fisherman Roadhog Skin

His take a breather canister appears in the form of a tuna can.

2. Butcher (Legendary)

For the second-best skin, we have Butcher Roadhog. It is a Legendary Tier skin and it can be purchased for 1000 credits. Since it is a regular skin, it can be bought any time and can be opened from a regular loot box.

Butcher Roadhog Skin
Butcher Roadhog Skin

The Butcher is a prominent character from the Diablo series. In January 2018, Roadhog received a skin paying homage to this legendary character and the specific design used was from Diablo III.

Butcher Roadhog appears as a horned demon with orange skin much like the one from Diablo. He has an animal skull as his mask with glowing red eyes. He wears an apron that says “Fresh Meat”

Butcher Roadhog Skin
Butcher Roadhog Skin

His weapon is in a demonic theme made with the spine and skull of an animal crudely wrapped with splotches of blood. His Hook is in the form of a meat skewer similar to Butcher’s weapon and his take a breather canister is a vial of blood.

Butcher Roadhog Skin
Butcher Roadhog Skin

1. Junkenstein’s Monster (Legendary)

As a part of the first and best Halloween Terror event released to date, Junkenstein’s Monster is the main attraction of Junkenstein’s Revenge. He was created and given life with a little bit of dark magic by the notorious Dr. Jamison Junkenstein.

According to the lore, Dr. Jamison Junkenstein was a scientist serving the lord of Aldersbrunn where he create automatons that the nobles were never pleased with. Upset at this disrespect, he vowed to create something truly self-aware which he succeeded with the help of the Witch of the wild. Finally bringing his creation to life, his monster ravaged the town as revenge against the people there who scorned him.

Junkenstein's Monster Roadhog Skin
Junkenstein’s Monster Roadhog Skin

Based on Frankenstein’s Monster, the skin features Roadhog in a ghastly state of both living and dead. His outfit and hook have a medieval appearance, has stitches all around him with “Terror: written on his belly.

Junkenstein's Monster Roadhog Skin
Junkenstein’s Monster Roadhog Skin

His scrap gun appears in the form of a makeshift gun made with medieval parts with a broken chain. It also has coils to absorb electricity and a bulb that lights up.

Junkenstein's Monster Roadhog Skin
Junkenstein’s Monster Roadhog Skin

His take a breather canister is in the form of a makeshift battery.

BONUS: Midas (Legendary Legacy Skin)

Every year, after the Overwatch League Grand finals, the winning team gets the opportunity to be part of the design of a unique skin. At the start of the year, San Francisco Shock being the reigning champions, designed their new Championship skin. This skin was for the hero Roadhog and resembles a burning warthog. It was revealed in this year’s BlizzConline 2021 day 2.

It was on sale for a limited time in March 2021 for 200 League Tokens. Overwatch league tokens are a premium currency that can either be purchased for cash or earned by watching Overwatch League. Since this skin is not attainable without this premium currency, we did not include it in the main list.

Midas Roadhog Legacy Skin
Midas Roadhog Legacy Skin

The name of San Francisco Shock’s Championship skin is Midas Roadhog, named after a king who turned anything he touched into gold. Taking after the name, the skin has gold accents with the face mask and hook being fully gold.

Midas Roadhog Legacy Skin
Midas Roadhog Legacy Skin

His weapons are also similarly fashioned, having the highest quality craftsmanship and adorned with gold and stones wherever possible.

Midas Roadhog Legacy Skin
Midas Roadhog Legacy Skin

Best Roadhog skin with the Golden gun

Of all the regular and event skins, the Golden weapon wielded by Butcher Roadhog looks by far the best. The golden version of the skin is an almost full gold weapon, with a fully gold animal skull and a golden hook with leather straps.

Butcher Roadhog Golden gun
Butcher Roadhog Golden gun
Butcher Roadhog Golden gun
Butcher Roadhog Golden gun

What is the New Roadhog skin?

The newest Roadhog skin to be added into the game is the skin that got teased for this year’s Halloween Terror event.

Based on the monster from IT, the new skin features Roadhog as Pennywise the clown. The skin seems to be Epic tier but it has not been confirmed yet. He has white makeup, spiky red hair, a red nose, and the “SMILE” written on his belly.

The price for this skin is speculated to be 750 credits.

All the rare Roadhog skins

The Rare tier of Roadhog skins costs 75 credits each and is 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 Roadhog will find themselves starting out with purchasing a Rare skin for hog.

Kiwi Roadhog:

Kiwi Roadhog Rare skin
Kiwi Roadhog Rare skin

Mud roadhog:

Mud Roadhog Rare skin
Mud Roadhog Rare skin

Sand roadhog:

Sand Roadhog Rare skin
Sand Roadhog Rare skin

Thistle Roadhog:

Thistle Roadhog Rare skin
Thistle Roadhog Rare skin

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