The 10 Best Sheriff Skins in VALORANT 2024

Ashraful AbedinMahir Faisal
By Ashraful Abedin Mahir Faisal
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The Sheriff is the deadliest pistol in VALORANT, and in the right hands, one can get sick plays with it. Here, we’ll be listing the top ten Sheriff skins from worst to best.

The Sheriff is the most expensive pistol in the game, coming in at 800 in-game credits. This makes it so that you cannot buy any abilities or armor if you buy the Sheriff in the pistol round. But with its high cost come high rewards as well. The gun can deliver 55 damage to the body and 145-159 damage to the head, depending on the range. This makes it so that you can 2 shot unarmored enemies to the body while armored enemies go down in 3 shots.

It can also 1 headshot-kill at close to medium ranges to fully armored opponents. This makes it so that it can be a highly effective eco-round weapon in the hands of players like Scream and TenZ with a godly aim.

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 CS2, 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 altered the look of the weapon, added special VFX, GFX, and one skin turns your weapon into a literal dragon!

While choosing a good Sheriff skin for yourself, you should determine if you like the theme of the skins, the looks, the inspect/equip animations, the finisher, and the firing sounds. Unlike other games like CS2, which has individual pricing for skins, the skins in VALORANT come at a fixed price, depending on their collection. Select Edition skins cost 875vp, while Premium and Exclusive Edition skins cost 1775vp and 2175vp, respectively.

How Many Sheriff Skins Are There?

As of this writing, there are currently a total of 42 Sheriff skins available in VALORANT. This includes skins from different skin bundles, Battle Pass, and Agent Gear.

Top 10 Best Sheriff Skins in VALORANT

Among all the Sheriff skins released in VALORANT so far, here are the 10 best Sheriff skins that we’ve picked. While picking the skins, we considered several factors like looks, animations, and VFX. Moreover, the price and Edition of the skins are not considered. So, you may notice a less pricey Deluxe Edition skin placed higher than a Premium Edition skin on our list. In any case, here are our 10 best Sheriff skins in VALORANT from good to best order.

10. Protocol 781-A Sheriff

5. Protocol 781-A Sheriff skin
Credit: Riot Games

The Protocol 781-A bundle is the second Ultra Edition skin bundle right after Elderflame. The Protocol 781-A Sheriff features a futuristic military vibe. Its unique feature is that the gun has an AI that actually has voice lines and will talk to you. It’s as though the gun has a mind of its own and is self-aware. The finisher is also really cool, where it spawns a mech that shoots at your enemy.

  • Rarity: Ultra Edition
  • Price: 2475 VP
  • How to Buy: Store, Night Market
  • VFX, GFX, Finisher: Yes
  • Color Variants: No

9. Magepunk Sheriff

6. Magepunk Sheriff
Credit: Riot Games

The Magepunk Sheriff skin came with the 2nd Magepunk bundle to be added to the game. It features a steampunk version of the Sheriff, along with cool lightning GFX. If you fire the Magepunk Sheriff, you will feel like shooting out lightning bolts.

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

8. Crimsonbeast Sheriff

Crimsonbeast Sheriff
Credit: Riot Games

The Crimsonbeast Collection’s skins are very similar to the Elderflame skins. Yet, it isn’t the only factor that puts this skin on our list in the first place. Crimsonbeast Sheriff skin features a vivid glowing animation even in the standard variation. You may upgrade the weapon to Level 2 for a crazy kill effect that causes your Sheriff to burst into flames.

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

7. Imperium Sheriff

Imperium Sheriff
Credit: Riot Games

The Imperium Sheriff looks elegant in hand. The flashy design will remind you of mythological stories. Its variants are highly inspired by Chinese mythology. The finisher of the skin spawns a huge dragon king. For each variant, you will see different colored dragon.

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

6. Reaver Sheriff

2. Reaver Sheriff
Credit: Riot Games

The Reaver series of skins is one of the most popular skin bundles in VALORANT, with the Reaver Vandal and Reaver Operator gaining much popularity along with the Reaver Sheriff. The skin has one of the most unique reload animations. When you reload the magazine without touching it, it feels like using some sort of dark magic. The firing sounds, skin color variants, and finisher put this Sheriff’s skin on our top 5.

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

5. Sentinels of Light Sheriff

4. Sentinels of Light Sheriff
Credit: Riot Games

The Sentinels of Light Sheriff was added as a part of the Sentinels of Light skin bundle in collaboration with Riot’s popular League of Legends franchise. The Sheriff skin is featured with intricate patterns and crystals. It will form into a barrel-like animation when you equip the gun.

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

4. Singularity Sheriff

1. Singularity Sheriff
Credit: Riot Games

At #4, we have the Singularity Sheriff. The Singularity Sheriff is a weapon infused with the power of Radianite and is constantly deforming and reforming around it. This skin has a very satisfying firing sound, which is fun and does not distract you. It can be upgraded with Radianite points to unleash more of the skin’s radianite energy, exposing its core. The best feature of this skin is its reload animation, where the ammo is sucked into place with radiant energy. And did we mention the finisher is a literal black hole that sucks in your enemies?

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

3. Ion Sheriff

3. Ion Sheriff
Credit: Riot Games

The Ion Sheriff is a futuristic version of the default Sheriff, which has a very sleek and minimalistic appearance. Although it has no color variants, it has unique GFX aspects that you can unlock and have a satisfying firing sound.

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

2. Neo Frontier Sheriff

Neo Frontier Sheriff
Credit: Riot Games

Having a Neo Frontier Sheriff is like having two different skins at a time. When you first buy the skin, the base variant looks like a cowboy pistol. The whole skin completely changes when you upgrade it to level 2. The appearance of the skin completely changes, having an equip animation similar to the Arcane Sheriff. The Neo Frontier does appear in store rotation. So, if you have missed the Arcane Sheriff, you can have the second-best choice.

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

1. Arcane Sheriff

Bonus: Arcane Sheriff skin
Credit: Riot Games

The Arcane Sheriff was introduced in the game in collaboration with Riot’s web series: Arcane. In the series, one of the main characters, Powder, makes some crazy armaments, including a Hand cannon, in a surprising turn of events that will not be mentioned because of spoilers. The Arcane Sheriff’s skin in VALORANT is meant to resemble that. The skin has the coolest equip animation in the game, similar to Counter Strike’s Deagle equip animation. The firing animation is also unique, as the player fans the hammer with every shot. Unfortunately, it was a limited-time event, so the skin is not available anymore to purchase. Riot might do a rerun of the event sometime in the future.

  • Rarity: Arcane
  • Price: 2377 VP (Bundle)
  • How to Buy: Limited-time Store
  • VFX, GFX, Finisher: Yes (No finisher)
  • Color Variants: No

How to Get These Sheriff Skins?

Sheriff Skins can be obtained from a variety of sources in VALORANT. To begin, the majority of Sheriff skins are only available as part of specific skin bundles. For a limited time, these skin bundles are available for purchase at the VALORANT store. You can purchase the entire bundle or just the Sheriff skin for a fraction of the overall bundle price, and the skin will be yours to keep forever.

However, it is understandable if you did not have the opportunity to purchase a specific Sheriff skin when it was first released. But that doesn’t mean it’s gone for good. The skins appear in your VALORANT store at random after certain time periods. Moreover, every two months, the skins also appear at random in the Night Market. So keep a look out because your favorite Sheriff skins might be waiting for you at the store or Night Market. However, because VALORANT has such a huge selection of weapon skins, it’s unlikely that you’ll find the exact skin you’re looking for there.

So, another way to get Sheriff skins is using the Battle Passes. VALORANT generally includes three sets of skin collections in a Battle Pass, one of which is a melee. A Sheriff skin is almost certainly in one of these collections. If that’s the case, you’ll have to grind through the Battle Pass tiers to get your hands on the Sheriff skin of your choosing.

Is it Possible to Get Free Sheriff Skins?

Yes, it is possible to get free Sheriff skins in VALORANT. Agent Gear of Sova, Brimstone, Jett, Yoru, Harbor, and ISO offer free Sheriff skins at Agent Gear tier 10. However, you will be required to use Kingdom Points to unlock these skins.

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So this wraps up our top 10 Sheriff 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:

Best Phantom Skins | Best Vandal Skins | Best Operator Skins | Best Ghost Skins | Best Spectre Skins

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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.