VALORANT Premium Edition Skins: Full List of Skins in 2021

Everything there is to know about all the premium edition skins that have been released in Valorant so far in 2021.

Valorant is a free-to-play tactical shooter from Riot Games, the developers of League of Legends. As such, they opted to implement their tried and tested “freemium” model to monetize their new title.

Basically, it means players can enjoy this FPS game without spending a dime. However, players can choose to customize their play session via purchasing cosmetic items such as weapon skins, battle passes, gun charms, banners, and more directly from the in-game digital store.

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Among these cosmetic items, premium editions of skins in the game are really popular in the community. While they aren’t as advanced and feature reach as the exclusive or the ultra edition skins in the game, they still provide enough customization options to please even the most demanding players.

How many tiers of skins are there in Valorant?

As of now, there are five different tiers of skins in Valorant like “Select Edition”, “Deluxe Edition”, “Premium Edition”, “Ultra Edition”, and “Exclusive Edition”. Among these skins, premium edition skins are the middle of the pack in terms of offering additional VFX customization options.

Valorant skin tiers
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How many premium edition skins are there in Valorant?

Right now, in 2021, Riot Games has released 17 premium edition skin bundles in Valorant if we count Prime 2.0 as an additional entity.

Premium Edition Skins

Prime(Can be upgraded using RP)

Prime skin
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Available for:

  • Classic
  • Guardian
  • Spectre
  • Vandal
  • Melee

The Prime bundle was the first premium edition skin bundle that Riot released alongside the official launch of the game back in 2020. Its release set a benchmark for Riot Games to follow in future skin releases.

With the introduction of the Prime skin line, Riot also introduced custom VFX and sound effects as well as unique finisher animation for the first time in Valorant. The Valorant community was thoroughly impressed with Riot’s work and was eager to see what Riot was making in the future.

It had 4 different color variants like purple, yellow, blue, and orange.

Sovereign(Can be upgraded using RP)

Sovereign
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Available for:

  • Ghost
  • Guardian
  • Marshal
  • Stinger
  • Melee

The Sovereign skin bundle was another great addition to Valorant’s cosmetic skin lineup. It introduced a “light” themed skin with appropriate VFX and finisher animations. As usual, these skins also feature 4 different color variants.

These are default white and gold, green, purple, and silver with red highlights. Unsurprisingly, this skin line was also very popular among the player base.

Oni(Can be upgraded using RP)

Oni
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Available for:

  • Bucky
  • Guardian
  • Phantom
  • Shorty
  • Melee

Oni is another very popular skin bundle from Riot Games. As the name suggests, this skin bundle was inspired by Japanese lore about demons. It is really easy to see the Japanese design footprint in this specific skin line.

Also, this Oni bundle introduced a new type of melee weapon in the game for the first time. The Oni Phantom skin is the most popular skin in the game. Lastly, the different color variants of this skin line are red, green, blue, and brown.

Nebula

Nebula
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Available for:

  • Ares
  • Guardian
  • Phantom
  • Sheriff
  • Melee

The Nebula skin bundle features black holes as its main design gimmick. This skin line used a randomly generated color pattern consisting of dark purple and blueish hues. Players could inspect these skins to see subtle trippy looking animations.

Unfortunately, the Nebula skin line didn’t feature any additional VFX or color variants for players to further customize this skin set. This skin line clearly took heavy inspiration from the mysteries of space and event horizon.

Spline(Can be upgraded using RP)

Spline
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Available for:

  • Classic
  • Operator
  • Phantom
  • Spectre
  • Melee

The spline skin set was another one of those underrated skin lines from the design team at Riot Games. It features unique-looking skeleton-shaped skins where you can get a glimpse into the different layers of a weapon.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t have any additional VFX or sound effects to make it even cooler. However, there are still four different color variants available for players to choose from. Those color variants are red, blue, green and a mixture of light blue and purple.

Ego by Onetap(Can be upgraded using RP)

Ego
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Available for:

  • Ghost
  • Guardian
  • Stinger
  • Vandal
  • Melee

Ego was another great skin line from folks at Riot Games. While other skins in the premium category are filled with special effects and crazy animations, the Ego focuses on more subtle design aesthetics catered towards CSGO players.

Also, these skins are really sought after mainly due to their unique color variants with catchy punchlines on them. The Ego by OneTap skin bundle features a basic black and white version, a red variant, a silver edition, and lastly, a light blue and purple edition.

G.U.N(Gravitational Uranium Neuroblaster)(Can be upgraded using RP)

G.U.N(Gravitational Uranium Neuroblaster)
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Available for:

  • Bucky
  • Classic
  • Operator
  • Spectre
  • Melee

The Gravitational Uranium Neuroblaster or more commonly referred to as the G.U.N skin bundle became an instant hit among the UFO enthusiasts within the Valorant community as this bundle heavily features those extraterrestrial elements.

It also has really unique animations and sound effects reminiscence of the popular X-files tv series. And the different color variants are green, silver, gold, and a combination of red and blue.

Reaver(Can be upgraded using RP)

Reaver
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Available for:

  • Guardian
  • Operator
  • Sheriff
  • Vandal
  • Melee

Reaver is also one of the most popular skin lines in the game alongside the Oni and the Prime bundle. It features a distinct spooky theme that immediately garnered a dedicated fanbase of Valorant players.

On top of that, it features some of the most satisfying kill VFX and sound effects alongside a sick-looking finisher animation. The color variants are also a sight to behold. This skin line has 4 different versions. These are red, black, purple, and white.

Ion(Can be upgraded using RP)

Ion
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Available for:

  • Bucky
  • Operator
  • Phantom
  • Sheriff
  • Melee

The Ion skin bundle wowed the Valorant player base with its futuristic-looking art style. Unsurprisingly, it instantly became a hit as it has a distinct Tron Legacy vibe to it. Similar to other premium edition skins, this bundle also has additional VFX and sound effects.

However, the only gripe players have with this bundle is the lack of any color customization that is available to other skins in the premium category.

Celestial(Can be upgraded using RP)

Celestial
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Available for:

  • Ares
  • Frenzy
  • Judge
  • Phantom
  • Melee

The celestial skin line in valorant features celestial beings as its main design gimmick. On top of that, the skin has three-dimensional art embedded into it and it really comes alive whenever a player inspects their weapons in the game.

Also, the melee variant is really unique on this skin line. Unfortunately, this bundle doesn’t have any additional color customization.

Valorant GO! Vol. 1(Can be upgraded using RP)

Valorant GO! Vol. 1
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Available for:

  • Phantom
  • Spectre
  • Guardian
  • Ghost
  • Melee

Valorant GO! Vol. 1 or more commonly known as the anime skin line was unsurprisingly a massive hit among the player base. Since players were bugging Riot Games to add some sort of anime-inspired skins in the game, the cosmetic department at Riot Games happily obliged and hit this one out of the park.

Basically, these skins feature Valorant agents with cool poses. Each weapon has a different agent featured in them. Unfortunately, it only has one default color with no options to customize.

Prime 2.0(Can be upgraded using RP)

Prime 2.0
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Available for:

  • Frenzy
  • Bucky
  • Phantom
  • Odin
  • Melee

Followed by the massive popularity of the first Prime skin bundle in Valorant, players were asking Riot Games to come up with a sequel. And they happily obliged. They introduced this follow-up with additional VFX effects that were slightly different than the original Prime variant.

In short, they basically just added the missing weapons that weren’t part of the original bundle with slight alterations to the color variants. Those color variants are red, blue, gold, and brown.

Magepunk(Can be upgraded using RP)

Magepunk
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Available for:

  • Bucky
  • Ghost
  • Marshal
  • Spectre
  • Melee

As the name suggests, the Magepunk skin bundle features skins based on fantasy elements with subtle noir themes. This skin line is tailor-made for fans of the Shadowrun franchise of video games that popularized the Magepunk theme.

Basically, it is science fiction combined with fantasy. Also, this skin line has some amusing color variations. Those variations are blue, green, purple, and orange.

Forsaken(Can be upgraded using RP)

Forsaken
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Available for:

  • Classic
  • Operator
  • Spectre
  • Vandal
  • Melee

Forsaken came as a direct continuation of the whole light vs dark theme in Valorant skins. It was a total opposite to the Sovereign skin bundle in Valorant. Where the Sovereign skin bundle has a light theme, the Forsaken bundle is the polar opposite and features a dark theme.

Surprisingly, players can actually customize these skins to look exactly like the original Sovereign bundle as one of the color variants is exactly the same as the Sovereign skin line. The other color variant is the default green one.

Tethered Realms(Can be upgraded using RP)

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Available for:

  • Vandal
  • Operator
  • Ghost
  • Guardian
  • Melee

The Tethered Realms skin line is really unique mainly due to its two-tone design where one part is covered in darkness and the other part of the skin emits light. Also, this skin set contains duel-wielding melee skin which is a first for the game.

However, there are no color variants available for this amusing skin bundle. Although it has extra VFX that can be unlocked using RP.

Origin(Can be upgraded using RP)

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Available for:

  • Bucky
  • Frenzy
  • Operator
  • Vandal
  • Melee

The Origin skin bundle features a unique design where weapons are made of different modules. And during weapon equipe and inspection animation players can see these individual modules move around in an orderly manner to create cool effects.

Unsurprisingly, it also became an instant hit among the player base mainly due to the unique nature of the inspect animation. As with most other skins in the premium category, it also had four unique color variants. Those variants are gold, purple, green, and red.

Recon(Can be upgraded using RP)

Recon
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Available for:

  • Ghost
  • Guardian
  • Phantom
  • Spectre
  • Melee

The Recon skin bundle introduced the highly requested butterfly knife to Valorant. While the military-inspired camouflage weapons skins in the recon bundle were really jaw-dropping, it was the butterfly knife that really stole the show.

Riot Games literally went all-in in the melee inspect department and gave players really cool-looking knife juggling animations. Fortunately, this recon bundle features color customization options even for the butterfly knife. The color options are the default grey, red, ash, and lastly, a military-inspired green and grey color combo.

Premium Edition Skin Price

Each individual Premium edition skin in Valorant usually costs around 1775 VP and if you want to buy the whole bundle it usually costs around 7100 VP. These premium editions of skins in Valorant feature additional VFX animations, sound effects, and finisher animations. However, some of these skins in the premium category don’t come with additional customization options.

In terms of pricing, there are in the middle of the pack. While they are still quite expensive, their contemporaries like the exclusive and the ultra edition skins are way more expensive.

How to buy Premium Edition skins:

So, you have fallen for a particular skin bundle in the premium category in Valorant, but don’t know exactly how to get your hands on them. Let this guide help you.

First of all, there are three ways to purchase a premium edition skin in Valorant. The first way is to get the whole bundle when they first arrive in the digital store. Each skin line usually stays in the shop for around two weeks.

Players can only get the whole bundle within that two-week window. After that, Riot usually removes them from the storefront to make space for the next skin line.

Valorant shop
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The second way to buy premium edition skin is through the daily rotating skin shop. Valorant’s in-game store rotates four different skins from past skin lines. And if you are lucky you might get a particular skin in the premium category from the past skin line that you like. If it arrives in your daily rotating shop then you can purchase only that skin, but not the whole bundle.

And the last way to get a premium edition skin is via the Night Market that provides randomly generated discounts on randomly selected skins from the game. Also, Riot sometimes brings back old premium skins in the form of a special event like the past run-it-back bundle.

Do Premium Edition skins go on sale?

Yes, as mentioned above, a premium edition of skins in Valorant can go on sale via the Night Market. In short, Night Market usually provides random discounts on six randomly selected skins from previous skin bundles. In short, premium edition skins can go on sale.

Upcoming Premium Edition Skins

There has not been any update regarding any future premium edition skin in Valorant. The last premium edition skin line that the game introduced was the Recon bundle that added the fan-favorite butterfly knife into the game.

Unfortunately, data miners have not revealed any new details surrounding future premium skin releases, as of writing. We’ll definitely keep an eye on that one and update if we find something. As premium edition skins are really common, expect Riot to introduce another one fairly soon.

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