15 Best Vandal Skins in VALORANT

Ashraful AbedinMahir Faisal
By Ashraful Abedin Mahir Faisal
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The Vandal Skins have always been the favorites of almost all VALORANT players, casual and professional alike. Here are our 15 best Vandal skin picks in VALORANT.

While choosing a good Vandal 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.

As of this writing, Riot Games has released over 50 different Vandal skins in VALORANT. Among all the skins, some are renowned for their animations, some for their appearances, and some for their features. Although it was tough to narrow it down to a handful, these are our top 15 choices of the best Vandal skins currently available in the game.

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15. RGX 11Z Pro Vandal

RGX 11Z Pro Vandal
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RGX VandalDescription
Release DateOctober 5, 2021 (patch 3.07)
EditionExclusive
Price2175 VP
UpgradableYes
Color VariantsGreen, Red, Blue, Yellow

We have a very mixed opinion of the RGX 11z Pro Vandal skin. The skin looks pretty ordinary when you see it from afar. However, it kinda looks cool while using it. Overall, the color variants of the RGX bundle do not impress us that much. So, for now, we’ll keep this Vandal at number 15 position.

14. Forsaken Vandal

15. Forsaken Vandal
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Forsaken VandalDescription
Release DateApril 27, 2021 (patch 2.08)
EditionPremium
Price1775 VP
UpgradableYes
Color VariantsGreen, Gold

Forsaken is one of the oldest collections in the game. Although Forsaken Vandal was really popular and trendy at the time, there are way better options nowadays. However, old players like us still have a soft corner for this Vandal as it is connected to some of our nostalgic VALORANT moments. So, we’ll still honor the skin by keeping it on our list. But hey, it’s a great skin nonetheless.

13. Neptune Vandal

14. Neptune Vandal
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Neptune VandalDescription
Release DateMay 24, 2022 (patch 4.10)
EditionPremium
Price1775 VP
UpgradableYes
Color VariantsWhite, Black

The base level of Neptune looks all okay. However, the main attraction of the Vandal comes when you upgrade it to Level 2. When you upgrade it, the Vandal literally looks like a portable aquarium. Not to mention, the bullet sound of this gun is also satisfying.

12. Kuronami Vandal

Kuronami Vandal
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Kuronami VandalDescription
Release DateJanuary 9, 2024 (patch 8.00)
EditionExclusive Edition
Price2375 VP
UpgradableYes
Color VariantsBlue, Purple, White, Black

We love the Kuronami Vandal in every way. The color combination, the sword-like feature carved into the body, the vivid Japanese text on top of it — you name it. But the only drawback we could find with the weapon was how much it cost and how much it looked like a Reaver Vandal. So, for now, we’ll put Kuronami Vandal in the top 12th spot.

11. Prelude to Chaos Vandal

12. Prelude to Chaos Vandal
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Prelude to Chaos VandalDescription
Release DateJune 22, 2022 (patch 5.00)
EditionExclusive Edition
Price2175 VP
UpgradableYes
Color VariantsBlack, Green, White, Blue

When you look at the Prelude to Chaos skin from the side, it looks like an ordinary sci-fi Vandal. However, once you get hold of the skin in the game, your perspective of this badass Vandal will change. The animation, sound, and feel of the skin will make you want to buy it; at least, that was the case for us.

10. Origin Vandal

10. Origin Vandal
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Origin VandalDescription
Release DateJune 8, 2021 (patch 2.11)
EditionPremium Edition
Price1775 VP
UpgradableYes
Color VariantsGold, Green, Red, White

Origin Vandal is one of our favorite Vandals only because of its insanely unique inspect animation. We’ll have to admit that we’ve died so many times just to inspect the weapon, but it was worth it.

9. Sentinels of Light Vandal

5. Sentinels of Light Vandal
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Sentinels of Light VandalDescription
Release DateJuly 20, 2021 (patch 3.02)
EditionExclusive Edition
Price2175 VP
UpgradableYes
Color VariantsGold, Pink, Green, Blue

We particularly put Sentinels of Light Vandal on this list because of its intricate theme, with gold-silver accents and a rotating crystal like the rifle barrel. Moreover, it is one of the most loved Vandal skins by the community, so how could we ignore them?

8. Araxys Vandal

6. Araxys Vandal
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Araxys VandalDescription
Release DateJanuary 10, 2023 (patch 6.00)
EditionExclusive Edition
Price2175 VP
UpgradableYes
Color VariantsBrown, Purple, Black, White

There are two types of VALORANT fans: ones who like Araxys and ones who don’t. To us, Araxys falls somewhat in the middle. The Vandal looks cool, sure. However, sometimes, it can become too distracting.

7. ChronoVoid Vandal

9. ChronoVoid Vandal
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ChronoVoid VandalDescription
Release DateSeptember 20, 2022 (patch 5.06)
EditionExclusive Edition
Price2175 VP
UpgradableYes
Color VariantsGrey, Purple, Red, Black

If we’re talking about Vandal’s design and sound, reload animation ChronoVoid is ahead in every department. For some reason, holding ChronoVoid Vandal feels special to us.

6. Glitchpop Vandal

8. Glitchpop Vandal
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Glitchpop VandalDescription
Release DateFebruary 2, 2021 (patch 2.02)
EditionExclusive Edition
Price2175 VP
UpgradableYes
Color VariantsPink, Blue, Red, Gold

If you’re into Cyberpunk or Neon themes, then the Glitchpop Vandal is the one for you. There aren’t many skins that feature these types of themes. Even without the theme, the glitchy skin, the animation, and the shooting sound make the skin one of the greatest.

5. Ion Vandal

7. Ion Vandal
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Ion VandalDescription
Release DateOctober 18, 2022 (patch 5.08)
EditionPremium Edition
Price1775 VP
UpgradableYes
Color VariantsWhite, Green, Yellow, Blue

Ion collection has one of the most minimalistic looks compared to other collections. Even then, it is one of the most popular bundles in the game. This is a collection you want to use to improve your gameplay. Moreover, unlike many other collections, the color variants from the Ion Vandal are really cool.

4. Reaver Vandal

3. Reaver Vandal
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Reaver VandalDescription
Release DateOctober 27th, 2020 (patch 1.11)
EditionPremium Edition
Price1775 VP
UpgradableYes
Color VariantsPurple, Red, Black, White

Reaver is one of the most popular bundles in the game. The Vandal is especially liked by so many people, including the pros and us. The spiky design throughout the body, the handle of the gun, and the spooky aesthetic make the gun so great.

3. Prime Vandal

3. Prime Vandal
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Prime VandalDescription
Release DateJune 2, 2020 (patch 1.00)
EditionPremium Edition
Price1775 VP
UpgradableYes
Color VariantsPurple, Orange, Green, Yellow

The Prime Vandal is one of the oldest and most coveted skins in VALORANT. If you are an OG player, you must like the bundle as it reminds us of our oldest VALORANT memories.

2. Elderflame Vandal

2. Elderflame Vandal
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Elderflame VandalDescription
Release DateJuly 7, 2020 (patch 1.02)
EditionUltra Edition
Price2475 VP
UpgradableYes
Color VariantsPurple, Red, Blue, Dark

The Elderflame skin is the first Ultra Edition skin introduced in VALORARNT, which took the community by storm as it featured a living, fire-breathing dragon. Aside from the dragon factor, it has cool equip and reload animations with a sick finisher.

1. Champions 2023 Vandal

Champions 2023 Vandal
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Elderflame VandalDescription
Release DateAugust 1, 2023 (patch 7.02)
EditionExclusive Edition
Price2675 VP
UpgradableYes
Color VariantsNo

To us, the Champions 2023 is a work of art. There’s not a single thing that we don’t like about this particular Vandal. The color combination, levels, and finisher can easily overthrow the previous Champions Vandal.

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So this wraps up our top 15 Vandal skins in VALORANT. Note that, like all lists, this is subjective, and your personal rankings might differ from the ones we have here.

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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.