VALORANT may be a free-to-play shooter at heart, but it has enamored its player base with paid weapon skins that serve as aesthetic vessels of joy and opulence. And what’s more iconic in the world of FPS shooters than a good knife skin?
While some players are turned off by the idea of spending cold-hard cash for pixels on the screen, there’s no denying the appeal of a well-designed and coveted item.
That said, let’s look at the best VALORANT knife skins in the game right now!
Power Fist – 5,950 VP
Do you want to look like something straight out of an arcade game? Then the Power Fist is the melee for you. It’s hands-down own of the coolest melees in the game because of its controller look with multiple varieties.
Araxys Bio Harvester – 4,350 VP
At the top of our list is none other than the Araxys Bio Harvester. This one-handed melee looks and feels like alien tech in your hand. It has a golden handle with a light blue blade that glows once upgraded. It also has purple, black, and silver variants.
Ignite Fan – 4,170 VP (Bundle Only Exclusive)
The Ignite Fan is a beautiful melee that was used to commemorate the official launch of Valorant in China. It’s heavily inspired by a phoenix design with bright flames and is the newest Valorant knife skin out there.
RGX 11z Pro Firefly – 4,350 VP
While butterfly knives like the Recon Balisong have long been found in countless VALORANT maps and games, the vibrant and colorful design of RGX 11z Pro Firefly makes it slightly a better pick.
Neo Frontier Axe – 4,350 VP
The Neo Frontier Axe offers a perfect mix between old and new. It has the look of a traditional mining axe with some new electronic upgrades equipped. It’s a solid knife with a unique design.
Xenohunter Knife – 3,550 VP
Featuring a sleek and shiny silver blade with a black leather handle, the Xenohunter Knife doesn’t come with a whole lot of frills. It only has a default skin and one animation upgrade, making it the perfect lowkey knife.
Onimaru Kunitsuna – 5,350 VP
The Onimaru Kunitsuna is the melee included in the second Oni bundle. It features the Oni design in the body of a large katana. This makes the Oni Collection one of the best bundles in Valorant.
Blade of Chaos – 4,350 VP
The Blade of Chaos is the perfect electrifying Valorant knife skin if you like hefty melee weapons. It’s a chonky boi that makes you feel like you’re wielding a great sword in Valorant. It features a black base with a gem in the middle that powers the fire-like electric border around the weapon.
Champions 2022 Butterfly Knife – 5,350 VP
This galaxy-inspired VCT Champions 2022 Butterfly Knife is a true beauty. Featuring a swirling nebula as the knife’s backdrop, a shiny, gold midsection, and a dark violet handle, there’s no other butterfly knife skin in VALORANT that screams class as much as this one.
Relic of the Sentinel – 4,350 VP
Relic of the Sentinel is one of the chunkier melee swords out there. It’s one of the melees introduced during the League of Legends and Valorant crossover events and features the iconic look of the Sentinels of Light skin line.
Blade of the Ruined King – 4,350 VP
It feels fitting to put the two League of Legends-inspired swords back-to-back. Blade of the Ruined King is the Valorant version of the weapon Viego uses in LoL. It’s definitely popular among the LoL and Valorant players.
Reaver Karambit – 4,350 VP
Next, we have one of the most popular and beloved karambit skins in the Reaver Karambit. It features the traditional dark purple hue found in the Reaver collection with a glowing mark on the blade of the knife.
Elderflame Dagger – 4,950 VP
The Elderflame Dagger is carved from a dragon’s scaly skin with three small claws sticking out from the base and a larger sharp claw acting as the edge. It’s a fantastic concept that dropped a ton of jaws when it was first released.
VCT LOCK//IN Misericórdia – 5,400 VP
The knife for the VCT LOCK//IN event has a very solid design. It features a variety of colors and has an amazing glow with the iconic VCT-inspired design.
Waveform – 5,350 VP
What makes this VALORANT knife so special is its satisfying sound animations that move to the beat of its own sound effects. If its higher price doesn’t deter you, it’s a good knife to jam to as you smash Y (or whatever your VALORANT keybind is for weapon inspection).
Forsaken Ritual Blade – 3,550 VP
The Forsaken Ritual Blade features a curved edge with dark green and silver shades. It looks creepily amazing and features that iconic Forsaken skinline look.
Magepunk 2.0 – 3,550 VP
You don’t want to mess with someone who has a Magepunk 2.0 melee. It features a sharp arrow-like blade with a copper and bronze base that perfectly fits within your fist.
Oni Claw – 3,550 VP
It’s a small profile weapon that’s in the shape of a demon’s face, with its fangs acting as the blade. The skin also gets surrounded by a green demonic aura running through the weapon’s eyes and nose. The glowing aura redeems the skin, still making it one of the best knives in Valorant.
Sovereign Sword – 3,550 VP
The Sovereign Sword is the main knife in the Sovereign Collection. It has a golden grip, a golden crossguard, and a blade with a curved edge. A hole has also been cut out of the sword’s blade, presumably for better aerodynamics.
Prime 2.0 Karambit – 3,550 VP
The Prime 2.0 Karambit is the epitome of style and suaveness. Featuring a golden safety ring, a half-coated gold, and metal blade, and a sharp, pointy edge, this weapon is a good choice for any VALORANT player looking to buy their first knife.
Glitchpop Axe – 4,350 VP
The Glitchpop Collection is one of the first few skins that got a second bundle. The Glitchpop Axe was released as a part of the Glitchpop 2.0 bundle. It instantly became a favorite because of its unique collapsible design.
Origin – 3,550 VP
The Origin melee has an insane inspect animation with all of its parts levitating in the air. It does look like a futuristic protractor, though, which is why others ridicule it a bit. However, it’s still an overall great Valorant knife skin. It’s just as mesmerizing as its Operator skin counterpart.
Reaver Knife – 3,550 VP
The Reaver Knife was one of the first highly coveted knife skins in Valorant. Everyone was waiting for it in their Valorant store. It first appeared in the beta, but was eventually introduced into the game as well.
RGX 11Z Pro Blade – 4,350 VP
The RGX 11z Pro Blade is the perfect melee weapon of choice for any gamer. It features RGB, a high-tech PC-like layout, and an extending blade. What else would you want?
Prime Axe – 3,550 VP
The Prime Axe was the first axe introduced into Valorant. It features a styling gold and purple combination with a variety of geometric holes scattered on the weapon.
Glitchpop Dagger- 4,350 VP
The OG Glitchpop knife features the bright neon colors that we’ve come to love from the collection. It also features a glowing edge, giving it a futuristic look.
Recon Balisong – 3,550 VP
The Recon Balisong is one of the original butterfly knives introduced into the game. It has a smooth-looking animation and is pretty similar to a skin that might appear in CS:GO.
Magepunk Sparkswitch – 4,350 VP
The Magepunk Sparkswitch is an electrifying melee, to say the least. It features a butterfly knife base with a solid animation while having sparks fly all around as it moves.
Ion Karambit – 4,350 VP
The Ion Karambit features one of the worst karambits in the game. It has the elements of the Ion skin line, but the blue core in the middle makes the entire thing look a bit weird.
Celestial Fan – 3,550 VP
From its unique draw animation to its thematic design, there’s nothing quite like the Celestial Fan in VALORANT. The blade is inspired by traditional Chinese folding fans, complete with a gradient of blue and warm colors and Chinese symbols sprawling the entire length of it.
Yoru’s Stylish Butterfly Comb – 3,550 VP
This butterfly knife features a clean blade and symmetrical crooked gaps in its teeth, like a comb. The center of the knife features an animated depiction of an Ulting Yoru, and the handle is painted with red, white, and blue brushes.
Radiant Crisis 001 Baseball Bat – 2,550 VP
Hop aboard the Borderland graphics train with the Radiant Crisis 001 Baseball Bat. It features an animated silver bat with a comic-like pop-up every time you swing it.
Cryostasis Impact Drill – 3,550 VP
The Cryostasis Impact Drill is a truly chilling melee weapon that would be the perfect go-to on Icebox. It features a unique hammer design that freezes the longer that you don’t use it. Not to mention the unique marks that it leaves when you hit it on a wall.
Crimsonbeast Hammer – 3,550 VP
Can you imagine what Thor’s Mjolnir hammer would look like if he was the God of Fire instead? Well, the Crimsonbeast Hammer gives off that exact vibe.
Personal Administrative Melee Unit – 4,950 VP
The Personal Administrative Melee Unit features one of the best concepts in Valorant. It features an AI voice speaking to you, an insane inspect and pullout animation, with a variety of colorways.
Soulstrife Scythe – 3,550 VP
The Soulstrife Scythe looks like the Grim Reaper’s Orcus, and it honestly baffles me why it isn’t that popular. It looks amazing, sleek, clean, and creepy all at the same time.
Neptune Anchor – 3,550 VP
Secure your kills by bonking enemies in the head using the Neptune Anchor. It features a withered-down metal anchor with a starfish in the middle and some rope used as the handle. It’s perfect if you truly want to embody that Breeze life.
Blade of Serket – 2,550 VP
The Blade of Serket is a unique Valorant knife because of its solid shape and its cool dual-wield look. It also looks like something straight out of ancient Egypt with its golden color.
Magepunk Electroblade – 3,650 VP
The Magepunk Electroblade has a very simple design, which made it quite underwhelming, especially with how great the other weapons looked. However, it does feature an electric core with copper and bronze accents.
Singularity – 4,350 VP
The Singularity melee has a simple base design but is made cooler by the small gravitational lines holding the knife together. It features a variety of colorways, but the purple and black just hits different.
Ion Energy Sword – 3,550 VP
Ion Energy Sword is the OG Ion melee that was mostly popular for looking like a bike seat. It features a sleek white/silver color with black and blue accents. The Ion Phantom skin is the most popular skin in the collection, but the Ion Energy wasn’t half bad either.
Gaia’s Wrath – 3,550 VP
You won’t love a melee more than Gaia’s Wrath if you’re a nature lover. It features a couple of different colorways, with a tree branch acting as the handle with glowing amber as the blade.
Winterwunderland Candy Cane – 2,550 VP
There’s no better way to celebrate Christmas than with the Winterwunderland Candy Cane. A great feature about this skin is that it eventually breaks after swinging it a few times. It’s definitely one of the best novelty knife skins in Valorant.
Blastx Polymer Knifetech Coated Knife – 4,350 VP
Blastx Polymer Knifetech Coated Knife looks exactly like something you would get from a plastic toy kit. It features bright violet, green, and orange colors as the base with a shiny plastic-like silver for the blade.
Valorant Go! Vol. 1 – 3,550 VP
Have you ever wondered what a Valorant anime would look like? Well, look no further than the Valorant Go! Skins. The Valorant Go! Vol. 1 melee looks exactly like Jett’s Kunai’s with an anime white-haired version of Jett.
Black Market Butterfly Knife – 3,550 VP
The Black Market Butterfly Knife has a very simple yet sleek design. It’s definitely one of the more realistic designs out there and is even comparable to the base knife skins in CS:GO.
Gravitational Uranium Neuroblaster – 3,550 VP
The Gravitational Uranium Neuroblaster melee has a very distinct look. It features a green and black colorway, with the community calling it the “alien prober.”
Tethered Realms Prosperity – 3,550 VP
The Tethered Realms Prosperity melee received a ton of hype during its official release. It was the first dual-wield weapon in Valorant and had a unique indoor/outdoor effect. It tells the story of two completely different worlds, united through the swords.
Catrina – 2,550 VP
The Catrina blade is an elegant small little blade that features a design inspired by the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos. It features two different colorways influenced by the living silver blade and an eternal blue blade.
Caeruleus – 2,550 VP
The Caeruleus is a melee that looks straight out of the ocean. It has an axe base but features an almost glass-like water texture. The top is also see-through, where a few corals live in.
Titanmail Mace – 2,550 VP
The Titanmail Mace features these yellow electric-like spikes with a matching yellow core in the middle. The rotating “blades” are also pretty mesmerizing to look at and add to the coolness of the melee.
Snowfall Wand – 2,550 VP
Is it me, or does it feel a bit chilly in here? The Snowfall Wand melee features a candy cane-striped design with a snowball found on top.
Equilibrium – 2,550 VP
Equilibrium It’s one of the simpler knife skins available in Valorant. It still looks cool, though, with the Koi fish swimming throughout the entire fan.
Ruin – Only Obtainable Through Episode 1, Act 3 Battle Pass
The Episode 1, Act 3 melee is one of the best Valorant knife skins you can get from Battle Passes. It features a black and gold design that gives it a very elegant look.
Luna’s Descent – 3,550 VP
Luna’s Descent is a dual-bladed knife that’s shaped like a karambit. It features an elegant water-like finish with a wave texture. The handle also has a gold finish to complete the design.
Obsidiana – Only Obtainable Through Episode 5, Act 2 Battle Pass
The Obsidiana knife from the Episode 5, Act 2 Battle Pass is another underrated melee. It features Aztec-like designs with the tongue of the Aztec sun stone head sticking out. It’s one of those you like it or you love it type of designs.
Altitude Knuckle Knife – 2,550 VP
This next one is a very underrated knife skin. The Altitude Knuckle Knife is one of the more unique knife types in Valorant. It also features a cute airplane-like animation.
Bound – Only Obtainable Through Episode 6, Act 3 Battle Pass
Honestly, the Bound melee is good, especially for something found in a Battle Pass. It features metal spikes with a dark vine-like wrapped around it.
Iridian Thorn Blade – Only Obtainable Through Episode 5, Act 3 Battle Pass
This is another pretty solid battle pass knife that features a clean silver and purple color. Maybe it’s time to get an Xbox Game Pass and funnel that extra XP toward that Battle Pass.
Spline Dagger – 3,550 VP
The Spline Dagger has a twisted branch-like design with small amber crystals in the shape of orbs. It’s definitely one of the more unique concepts in Valorant and also features different color variants.
No Limits Bat – 2,550 VP
The main selling point of the No Limits Bat is its ability to change color depending on the area of the map you’re in. It gets a white and red shade in direct light but turns into black and red in the shadows.
Hack – 3,550 VP
Hack is a surprisingly solid melee. Most people call it the budget Glitchpop because of their similar look. However, Hack does feature a dual-wield knife and axe combo, helping it stand out when rotating around the map.
Hu Else – 3,550 VP
No one else would dare challenge you once they get a look at your new Hu Else melee. It features a long blade coated in a black and red design with an elegant-looking gold and red handle.
Velocity Karambit – Only Obtainable Through Episode 4, Act 1 Battle Pass
The Velocity Karambit is the first karambit knife type available through the Battle Pass. It features a simple design with orange, yellow, purple, and aquamarine variants.
Artisan Foil – Only Obtainable Through Episode 3, Act 2 Battle Pass
Next, we have a long and elegant melee weapon designed like the fencing saber sword. It features a white blade with blue imprints, topped off with golden accents.
Tilde Knife – Only Obtainable Through Episode 6, Act 2 Battle Pass
The Episode 6, Act 2 Battle Pass knife isn’t very popular. However, I do think that it looks unique and features a solid colorway. The short dagger makes for a very minimal yet great Valorant knife skin.
EGO Knife – 3,550 VP
The Ego Knife is one of the most basic knives in the game. It’s basically a reskinned default knife featuring gold, white, and black colors and some Japanese writing.
Prism Knife- 2,550 VP
The first Prism melee took the default knife and leveled it up. It features a reflective metallic purple blade with a black handle. It’s a decent pick-up, especially if you got it on sale in your Night Market.
Reverie Sword – 1,750 VP
The Reverie Sword is generally regarded as the budget Sovereign Sword because of its very similar look. It’s definitely a great buy, considering that it’s budget-friendly not only for Valorant, but is also cheaper than some CS:GO knives.
Luxe Knife – 1,750 VP
The Luxe Knife features a dagger-like body because of its very small design. It has a reflective silver base with blue accents and was super cheap, making it a solid buy during the early Valorant days.
Nebula Knife – 3,550 VP
The Nebula Knife is lowkey a budget Singularity knife because of its out-of-this-world design. It has a nebula star in the middle reflecting back the dark purple colors in outer space.
Venturi Knife – Only Obtainable Through Episode 6, Act 1 Battle Pass
The Venturi Knife features a very futuristic design with a simple and modern finish. It’s heavily inspired by the Valorant Spike. Unfortunately, it isn’t purchasable in the new Accessories Store, launched with the new Valorant progression system.
Genesis Arc – Only Obtainable Through Episode 3, Act 3 Battle Pass
The Episode 3, Act 3 Battle Pass, features the Genesis Arc as its melee reward. The Genesis Arc is created by a high form of society that uses a gold base and purple-ish accents throughout the weapon.
Smite – 1,750 VP
Smite is another reskin of the default knife in Valorant. It features a fully-blue knife with white cracks all over.
Song Steel – Only Obtainable Through Episode 2, Act 3 Battle Pass
The Episode 2, Act 3 Battle Pass melee is a long silver sword with a wooden base as a handle. It features a unique cut in the blade, which is heavily inspired by elven myths.
Outpost Melee – Only Obtainable Through Episode 2, Act 1 Battle Pass
Outpost was the melee available in the Episode 2, Act 1 Battle Pass. It featured a short dagger-like design with yellow and black accents. It’s inspired by construction tools, with the signature green liquid found in levels in the middle.
Prism III Axe – Only Obtainable Through Episode 2, Act 2 Battle Pass
The Prism III skins line from the Episode 2, Act 2 Battle Pass had an axe base. It looked clean and sleek, even though it was a reward on the Premium Battle Pass. It also features a total of four different shiny variants.
Hivemind Sword- Only Obtainable Through Episode 1, Act 2 Battle Pass
The Episode 1, Act 2 Battle Pass melee was a banger for sure. It features the Hivemind sword, which is inspired by an alien species. It has a gray handle with purple accents and a uniquely shaped blade.
Striker Knife – Only Obtainable Through Episode 4, Act 2 Battle Pass
Strike is a very short knife that features yellow, silver, and purple colors. It quite honestly looks like it’s made out of plastic, and it looks like it won’t hurt anyone at all.
Task Force 809 Knife – Only Obtainable Through Episode 5, Act 1 Battle Pass
The Task Force 809 Knife is a very basic melee, which isn’t surprising since it’s from the Episode 5, Act 1 Battle Pass. It features a black and gray design and a relatively large blade.
Composite Knife – Only Obtainable Through Episode 7, Act 1 Battle Pass
The Episode 7, Act 1 Battle Pass knife isn’t the greatest by any means. However, it does have a unique angular design that isn’t available in other knives.
K/TAC Blade – Only Obtainable Through Episode 3, Act 1 Battle Pass
The K/TAC Battle Pass Episode 3, Act 1 melee features a pink liquid-like glow with a long silver blade. It looks quite similar to the RGX 11z Pro Blade, making it the perfect Budget RGX.
.SYS Melee – Only Obtainable Through Episode 4, Act 3 Battle Pass
The Episode 4, Act 3 Battle Pass melee features the axe design with a metallic finish and a pinkish-red glow running all over.
Kingdom Knife – Only Obtainable Through Episode 1, Act 1 Battle Pass
The first-ever Battle Pass melee was as basic as you can get. It was barely a reskin of the default knife, having a different black handle with some jagged edges and yellow accents.
The Power Fist claims the top spot on our list of all Valorant knives. There’s no doubt that this piece of retro-gaming arcade technology delivers style and amazement beyond compare.
These VALORANT knife skins don’t affect gameplay in any way, shape, or form, nor do they help improve aim. The author ranks them purely based on their aesthetic and visual qualities.
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