The 10 Best Spectre Skins in VALORANT 2024

Ashraful AbedinMahir Faisal
By Ashraful Abedin Mahir Faisal
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Valorant Best Spectre skins

The Spectre is one the most popular guns in VALORANT, right after the main two rifles. Here, we’ll be listing the top ten Spectre skins that we believe are the best ones to exist in the game.

The Spectre is an inexpensive sub-machine gun in VALORANT. It is good at medium to close range, so it is popular in half buy, anti-eco, and rush rounds. It costs 1650 credits, and it is fairly accurate at close range while running, making it an ideal but annoying run-and-gun weapon. According to stats by Riot, the Spectre has the 3rd highest most kills in the game, coming in right after Vandal and Phantom.

Skins in VALORANT are merely decorative and do not offer any real in-game advantages compared to 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 Spectre skin for yourself, you should determine if you like the theme of the skin, the looks, the inspect/equip animations, the finisher, and the firing sounds. Unlike other games like CS2, which have individual pricing for skins, the skins in VALORANT come at a fixed price depending on their collection. For example, select Edition skins cost 875vp while Premium and Exclusive Edition skins cost 1775vp and 2175vp respectively.

Read More: Cheapest VALORANT Weapon Skins: The Best Select Edition Skins

How Many Spectre Skins Are There?

As of this writing, there are currently a total of 48 Spectre skins available in VALORANT. This includes skins from different skin bundles and Battle Pass.

Top 10 Best Spectre Skins in VALORANT

Among all the Spectre skins released in VALORANT so far, here are the 10 best Spectre skins 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 Spectre skins in VALORANT, from good to best order.

10. VALORANT GO! Vol. 1 Spectre

VALORANT GO! Vol. 1 Spectre
Credit: Riot Games

Every skin in VALORANT GO! Vol. 1 collection is based on different agents. The Spectre skin is a souvenir for Killjoy mains. Overall, the skin is filled with rich and vibrant colors, with the image of Killjoy at the center. Even though it lacks custom animations or variants, VALORANT GO! Vol. 1 Spectre is certain to catch your eyes solely for its lively color choice.

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

9. RGX 11z Pro Spectre

RGX 11z Pro Spectre
Credit: Riot Games

RGX 11z Pro had the potential to be the top 3 Spectre on our list. However, this gun variant does not have color choices, making it slightly inferior to its successor collection. However, it still has cool colored lights that change colors every time you inspect the skin.

  • Rarity: Exclusive Edition
  • Price: 2175 VP
  • How to Buy: Store, Night Market
  • VFX, GFX, Finisher: Yes
  • Color Variants: No

8. BlastX Spectre

BlastX Spectre
Credit: Riot Games

The BlastX Spectre is a Nerf-inspired skin for the Spectre. It has a plastic appearance and shoots out bullets in the form of nerf darts. The firing sounds are similar to the real toy, and when you equip the skin, it appears with an animation that looks like you are unwrapping a present. Overall, you’ll have a fun time using the skin, especially with that gift-wrap finisher.

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

7. Ruination Spectre

 Ruination Spectre
Credit: Riot Games

In collaboration with League of Legends, Riot released the Ruination skin bundle in VALORANT. The Ruination Spectre comes in the theme of the Ruined King and has a ghastly appearance. It also has beautiful color variants, along with a cool finisher.

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

6. Ion Spectre

Ion Spectre
Credit: Riot Games

The Ion Spectre is a futuristic version of the gun with a sleek and minimalistic appearance. It has three different color variants and three upgrades. Even the barebone Ion Spectre looks better than most other Spectre skins in the game.

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

5. Reaver Spectre

Reaver Spectre
Credit: Riot Games

The Reaver series of skins is one of the most popular skin bundles in VALORANT, with the Reaver Vandal, Phantom, and Reaver Operator gaining much popularity along with the Reaver Spectre. The skin has one of the most unique reload animations. You reload the magazine without touching it, as though you are using some sort of dark magic. The firing sounds, skin color variants, and finisher put this Spectre skin in our top 5.

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

4. Sentinels of Light Spectre

Credit: Riot Games

The Sentinels of Light collection has added Spectre with its reincarnation version. Sentinels of Light Spectre follows the design pattern of other skins in the collection. However, it features a new kill animation. If you loved the original Sentinel of Light collection and wished it had a Specter, well, you have it now.

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

3. Protocol 781-A Spectre

Protocol 781-A Spectre
Credit: Riot Games

The Protocol 781-A bundle is the second Ultra Edition Skin bundle added to the game. The Protocol 781-A Spectre features a futuristic military vibe.

Its unique feature is that the gun has an AI that actually has voice lines. It’s as though the gun has a mind of its own and is self-aware. If you get the final kill of the round, for the finisher, it will spawn a mech that shoots at your enemy.

  • Rarity: Ultra Edition
  • Price: 2475 VP
  • How to Buy: Store only
  • VFX, GFX, Finisher: Yes
  • Color Variants: Yes

2. Prime Spectre

Prime Spectre
Credit: Riot Games

The Prime series of skins is one of the oldest and most coveted skins in VALORANT. Although quite plain in looks compared to the newer skins, the Prime Spectre still gets top 3 because of its satisfying firing VFX and cool reload animation.

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

1. Singularity Spectre

1. Singularity Spectre
Credit: Riot Games

At last, in our #1 position, we have the Singularity Spectre. The Singularity Spectre is a weapon infused with the power of Radianite that is constantly deforming and reforming around it. It features a cool equip animation and finisher as well.

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

How to Get These Spectre Skins?

Spectre Skins can be obtained from a variety of sources in VALORANT. To begin, the majority of Spectre 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 Spectre 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 Spectre 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 an eye out because your favorite Spectre 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 Spectre skins is using the Battle Passes. VALORANT generally includes three sets of skin collections in a Battle Pass, one of which is a melee. Being a popular SMG, a Spectre 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 Spectre skin of your choosing.

Is it Possible to Get Free Spectre Skins?

VALORANT does offer some free weapon skins from Agent Gear and Battle Pass completion. Unfortunately, all of these skins are only for pistols. For example, Sheriff, Shorty, Classic, Frenzy, or Ghost. So, there is no way to get free Spectre skins in VALORANT.

So this wraps up our list of Best Spectre skins in VALORANT 2023. 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

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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.