Some of the best Valorant skins can cost a lot of money. Each individual Vandal skin can cost upwards of $30, which is a significant investment for a free game. This means that you’ll have to be wise with how you spend your money and get a Vandal skin that fits your personal style. Here are the 10 best Vandal skins in Valorant.
While the XERØFANG Vandal skin might be the newest entry on the list, it has quickly become a crowd favorite. Honestly, the Valorant community got this one right. It’s an undeniably cool skin and is likely what you would get if the Protocol and Araxys skins had a baby. There’s just something about the XERØFANG that screams, “I must have it!”
The Champions 2023 Vandal serves as an upgrade to the OG Champions 2021 version. While both skins have a black and gold finish, the newer Vandal skin has a better design. It appears sleeker and toned down while still embodying the essence of being a Valorant World Champion. The cherry on top? The gold and purple aura it gets whenever you’re currently the match MVP in the game – there’s no bigger flex than that.
The Prime Vandal will always have a spot as the best Vandal skin in the game. I mean, it’s an iconic skin that OGs will die for and newbies will learn to love. The clean finish, matched with the satisfying laser-like bullet sounds, is just too hard to beat. Aside from its elegant and classy look, the Prime Vandal also comes with a futuristic reload animation where you insert a glowing stick instead of bullets.
The entire Kuronami collection is one of the most hyped skins in Valorant. Its angular and ninja-inspired design made it an instant hit for every type of player. While most of the excitement was directed at the knife skin, the Kuronami Vandal was no slouch either. It wasn’t as flashy as most Valorant skins, embracing the stealthy nature of its ninja inspiration.
The Glitchpop and the Overdrive Vandals share a ton of similarities. If the over-the-top futuristic and angular design doesn’t convince you, the colorful decals would. Despite sharing aesthetics with Glitchpop, the Overdrive Vandal stands on its own, owning up to its motoracer feel. The added reactive screen is also a nice touch, giving the skin more personality.
Forged by an advanced alien civilization, the Araxys Vandal bestows its futuristic design upon us Valorant players. The weapon is covered in fragments of a shell-like armor that moves as you use the weapon. The base color is a sleek bronze with light blue accents.
Fans of League of Legends and Chinese folklore will instantly recognize where this skin takes its inspiration from. The Valiant Hero tackles the story of Sun Wukong, reflecting the elegant and majestic aesthetic of the skin covered in gold accents. The finisher really elevates the skin. Wukong swoops in on a cloud, spawning multiple clones, each one striking the opponent before Wukong finally deals the killing blow with his Ruyi Staff.
The Elderflame is no longer the only dragon in Valorant, as another mighty dragon challenges it through the Imperium Collection. It seems to draw inspiration from the jade dragon, typically found in East Asian culture. This reference can be seen in the skin, mirroring the creature’s jade, gold, and red colors.
The Elderflame Vandal takes the shape of a live fire-breathing dragon. It’s one of the most insanely detailed skins in the game because almost everything about it, from the scales, the teeth, claws, eyes, and fire, seem real. The Riot team definitely went all out on this one, and the players loved it.
The Reaver Vandal brings out the “emo kid” in you, embodying the dark side of Valorant. It has gothic textures, with a glossy and dark purple design that just makes for the perfect combination. Topping it off is a finisher where multiple wraithlike hands pull the enemy down into a dark abyss.