The 10 Best Vandal Skins in VALORANT

You get a Vandal skin, and you get a Vandal skin, and you get a Vandal skin.

Anwell Patdu
Anwell Patdu
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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.

I’ve decided to go through all the released Vandal skins and pick out the ones that stand out from the rest. Here are the 10 best Vandal skins in Valorant.



A photo of the best Vandal skin in Valorant, the Prime Vandal.

Date Released: June 2, 2020
Price: 1775 VP

The honor of the best Vandal skin in Valorant goes to the Prime Vandal. It’s no surprise to see the Prime Vandal take the top spot. It’s a beloved skin by the Valorant community because of its elegant and stylish look with a futuristic theme. It is also the first Vandal skin that was released when Valorant was officially launched.

The Prime Vandal has a black, gold, white, and purple base color with three effect upgrades and three color variants. It has an insanely cool bullet fire sound which is similar to lasers. It also has an amazing finisher where a wolf head bites down on the enemy. Finally, it also has a reload animation where you insert a glowing stick on the top part of the weapon.



A photo of the Elderflame Vandal.

Date Released: July 7, 2020
Price: 2475 VP

Next up, we have one of the first Ultra tier weapon skins in Valorant. 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 default has a dark and purplish color to it, but the other three variants also look fantastic. The inspect isn’t anything too special, but the pull-out looks crazy, and the reload goes hard where the dragon literally snatches the magazine from your hands. It also has a great finisher where a dragon breathes fire from above and burns your enemy’s body.


Champions 2021 Vandal

A photo of the Champions 2021.

Date Released: November 16, 2021
Price: 2675 VP

Next up, we have an exclusive Vandal skin that can only be bought during the VCT Champions 2021 tournament. The Champions 2021 Vandal commemorates that event and brings with it a sleek black and gold colorway with silver and red accents. It truly represents a champion because of its elegant look.

There are no color variants but has three upgrade levels. It features some of the most amazing kill sounds in the game, together with a “Champions Aura” that makes the gun glow whenever you’re top fragging. It’s also the first skin with multiple finishers.

The first finisher spawns a sphere with the VCT logo, while the second finisher appears if you stand inside the sphere and has Brimstone carrying the world and leaves the map in a red eclipse-like state.



A photo of the Araxys.

Date Released: January 10, 2023
Price: 2175 VP

The Araxys Vandal is one of the newest entries on our list. It features a design inspired by an advanced alien race well beyond the capabilities of our world. The weapon is covered in fragments of a shell-like armor that moves as you use the weapon. The base color is bronze with light blue accents.

There are three different color variations and three upgrade levels. The fragments move outwards every time you fire the weapon and whenever you pull it out. They expand even more when reloading and completely open up during the inspect. The Araxys has without a doubt one of the coolest finishers in the game. All the enemies you killed using the weapon during that round get disintegrated and beamed up.


Sentinels of Light

A photo of the Sentinels of Light.

Date Released: July 20, 2021
Price: 2175 VP

The Sentinels of Light Vandal is perfect for League of Legends fans because it was part of a crossover story event. It was released right after the Ruination bundle, which featured another fantastic Phantom skin that was part 1 of the LoL story event.

The Sentinels of Light Vandal has this protective aura over it and is inspired by Lucian and Senna. The overall look is quite similar to the Prime skins but has a darker look, magic rocks, and a magical aura. It also features audio and a finisher directly inspired by League of Legends characters or stories. It’s definitely a solid Vandal skin, especially if you enjoy playing LoL as well.



A photo of the Valorant Vandal skin Reaver.

Date Released: October 27, 2020
Price: 1775 VP

Next up, we have another crowd-favorite skin that most Valorant players have been clamoring for ever since it was released in the beta. The Reaver Vandal is a dark-looking skin with a purple hue and silver base color. It’s a safe choice that almost everyone agrees is a great skin.

It has three upgrade levels and three different colors. The Reaver Vandal has a cool reload animation where the magazine is pulled out using telekinesis. It also has some deep and echoing bullet sounds and kills sounds that are simply satisfying to hear. Finally, it has a grim and creepy finisher where the enemy is pulled down by numerous arms down into a hole.



A photo of the Origin.

Date Released: June 8, 2021
Price: 1775 VP

The Origin Vandal combines aspects of both tech and mystic arts to form a unique weapon skin. The base color is in a black and gold colorway with accents of runes and markings all over. It has a subtle pull-out where parts of the weapon detach and levitate. However, you can see the full effect during the inspect animation, where the weapon and some parts levitate in mid-air.

It features three upgrade levels and three additional colorways to choose from. When fully upgraded, the moving parts continuously move when you have the weapon equipped. They also levitate outward whenever you reload. The Origin Vandal also features a finisher where giant rings spawn on top of the enemy and move down to beam them away.



A photo of the Forsaken.

Date Released: April 27, 2021
Price: 1775 VP

The Forsaken Vandal is another no-brainer addition to our list of the best Vandal skin in Valorant. It’s one of the only skin lines in the game that doubles as two different skins. The base Forsaken has a dark theme with green and silver colors. While it’s variant is gold and white and is basically the Sovereign skin with cracks.

It features three upgrade levels and one variant (Sovereign). The pull-out and inspect are pretty basic. However, the bullet sounds, and kill sounds are quite satisfying. The finisher, where the enemy transforms into a fallen angel before turning to dust as birds fly past, is also amazing.


Gaia’s Vengeance

A photo of the Valorant Vandal skin, Gaia's Vengeance.

Date Released: March 1, 2022
Price: 1775 VP

You’re definitely going to love the Gaia’s Vengeance Vandal if you’re a plant lover. It has this greyish color with red accents. The entire weapon is made out of tree branches entangled together. Although the pull-out, reload, and inspect aren’t too fancy, they still include new SFX, and the gems glow as you use the weapon.

The Gaia’s Vengeance Vandal has three upgrade levels and three additional colorways to choose from. The main selling point of this skin is the crazy finisher, where a tree grows in the enemy’s place. The color of the tree also matches the variant you are using, which is a nice touch.


Prelude to Chaos

A photo of the Prelude to Chaos.

Date Released: June 22, 2022
Price: 2175 VP

The final entry on our list belongs to the Prelude to Chaos Vandal. The overall aesthetic of the weapon feels very similar to games like Doom or Quake. It has a dark purple and black hue with gold accents. Electric surges also flow throughout the weapon with a circular core in the middle.

There are three upgrades and three colors available. It has a crazy reload animation where you replace the core from the top. It also has a great inspect where the core levitates as you move it around. Finally, the finisher has the enemy grasped by chains before it pulls them down through a hole.


The Prime Vandal tops our list of the best Vandal skins in Valorant because of its classy and ageless look. It also has a great reload, satisfying SFX, and a solid finisher. It’s popular for a reason.

Do you think a different Vandal skin deserves to be on the list? Leave a comment below.

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