We’ve carefully categorized all the weapons in Valorant to give you a better overview of what tier they belong to. With our Valorant weapons tier list, you’re able to prioritize which weapons are worth it and which ones are not.

You can also look at key stats for all the weapons like head, body and leg/arm damage for every bullet hit, along with the cost.

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S Tier - The Best Valorant Weapons

Here are the best weapons in Valorant and therefore worth buying.

Operator

Operator
  • Head: 255
  • Body: 150
  • Leg/Arm: 127
  • Cost: 4500

If you’re a good sniper, you can quickly turn the tide in battles with the Operator weapon. It’s the ‘AWP’ of Valorant.

Vandal

Vandal
  • Head: 156
  • Body: 39
  • Leg/Arm: 33
  • Cost: 2900

The Vandal gets the upper hand over the phantom because it kills on every headshot, even if the enemy has full armor. Distance doesn’t matter either which makes it better for skilled players who tend to headshot more often than unskilled players.

Phantom

Phantom
  • Head: 156 (0-15m) / 140 (15-30m) / 124 (30-50m)
  • Body: 39 (0-15m) / 35 (15-30m) / 31 (30-50m)
  • Leg/Arm: 33 (0-15m) / 30 (15-30m) / 26 (30-50m) 
  • Cost: 2900

If you’re more of a ‘spray and pray’ type of player, then the phantom is a better option for you. It has a better magazine size and a better fire rate.

Spectre

Spectre
  • Head: 78 (0-20m) / 66 (20-50m)
  • Body: 26 (0-20m) / 22 (20-50m)
  • Leg/Arm: 22 (0-20m) / 18 (20-50m)
  • Cost: 1600

If you want to opt for an SMG, the Spectre is the best one to purchase. Two headshots and the enemy is dead, even at full armor.

A Tier - Strong Weapons

Stinger

Stinger
  • Head: 67 (0-20m) / 62 (20-50m)
  • Body: 27 (0-20m) / 25 (20-50m)
  • Leg/Arm: 23 (0-20m) / 21 (20-50m)
  • Cost: 1000

The Stinger requires three headshots in order to kill the enemy at close range. It also costs less than the spectre and the effectiveness is reflected upon this. Still, it is a very strong weapon to pick.

Guardian

Guardian
  • Head: 195
  • Body: 65
  • Leg/Arm: 49
  • Cost: 2700

The guardian is no match for the stronger Phantom and Vandal weapons, but is still strong nonetheless if you can hit your headshots and prefer single-fire weapons.

Sheriff

Sheriff
  • Head: 160 (0-30m) / 145 (30-50m)
  • Body: 55 (0-30m) / 50 (0-30m)
  • Leg/Arm: 47 (0-30m) / 43 (30-50m)
  • Cost: 800

The Sheriff is the king of guns, costing 800 which is all your creds at the start. It is a guaranteed one-tap headshot in pistol round as it does a minimum of 145 damage for headshots and you can’t buy heavy armor in pistol rounds.

Bulldog

Bulldog
  • Head: 116
  • Body: 35
  • Leg/Arm: 30
  • Cost: 2100

The Bulldog is a decent weapon after winnng pistol rounds.

B Tier - Good Weapons

Odin

Odin
  • Head: 95 (0-30m) / 77 (30-50m)
  • Body: 38 (0-30m) / 31 (30-50m)
  • Leg/Arm: 32 (0-30m) / 26 (30-50m)
  • Cost: 3200

The Odin machine gun actually costs more than the Vandal and Phantom weapons, but it does not kill on headshots, even if the enemy has no armor. The fire rate makes up for that and you can literally spray and pray on enemies with this weapon. Very good in close combat encounters.

Marshal

Marshal
  • Head: 202
  • Body: 101
  • Leg/Arm: 85
  • Cost: 1100

If you’re good at sniping, the Marshal is the ‘scout’ of Valorant. It kills enemies without armor if you headshot or hit them in the chest. If they do have armor, you’ll have to hit them twice in order to kill them, if you don’t headshot the first one.

Ares

Ares
  • Head: 72 (0-30m) / 67 (30-50m)
  • Body: 30 (0-30m) / 28 (30-50m)
  • Leg/Arm: 25 (0-30m) / 23 (30-50m)
  • Cost: 1700

The Ares is a weaker Heavy weapon compared to the Odin, but it also costs almost half as much. A decent pick after winning pistol rounds.

Ghost

Ghost
  • Head: 105 (0-30m) / 88 (30-50m)
  • Body: 33 (0-30m) / 25 (30-50m)
  • Leg/Arm: 26 (0-30m) / 21 (30-50m)
  • Cost: 500

The ghost is a good weapon to buy for pistol rounds. It will kill enemies on headshots if they haven’t bought armor. It is also very accurate, which is a great bonus.

C Tier - Average Weapons

Judge

Judge
  • Head: 34 (0-10m) / 26 (10-15m) / 20 (15-50m)
  • Body: 17 (0-10m) / 13 (10-15m) / 10 (15-50m)
  • Leg/Arm: 14 (0-10m) / 11 (10-15m) / 9 (15-50m)
  • Cost: 1500

If you want to get a shotgun, get the Judge. It’s decent but nothing special.

D Tier - Bad Weapons

Bucky

Bucky
  • Head: 44 (0-8m) / 34 (8-12m) / 18 (12-50m)
  • Body: 22 (0-8m) / 17 (8-12m) / 9 (12-50m)
  • Leg/Arm: 19 (0-8m) / 14 (8-12m) / 8 (12-50m)
  • Cost: 900

The bucky is outright bad and you shouldn’t ever buy it. If the enemy is more than 8m away, you won’t do much damage and will be a sitting duck as the time between shots is a lot longer compared to the amount of time to kill an enemy.

Classic

Classic
  • Head: 78 (0-30m) / 66 (30-50m)
  • Body: 26 (0-30m) / 22 (30-50m)
  • Leg/Arm: 22 (0-30m) / 18 (30-50m)
  • Cost: Free

Nothing much to say here except that it is really bad and inaccurate.

Frenzy

Frenzy
  • Head: 78 (0-20m) / 63 (20-50m)
  • Body: 26 (0-20m) / 21 (20-50m)
  • Leg/Arm: 22 (0-20m) / 17 (20-50m)
  • Cost: 400

The frenzy is good for 1v1’s in pistol rounds, but other than that, it’s useless. The magazine size is just too small. Don’t buy it.

Shorty

Shorty
  • Head: 36 (0-9m) / 24 (9-15m)
  • Body: 12 (0-9m) / 8 (9-15m)
  • Leg/Arm: 10 (0-9m) / 6 (9-15m)
  • Cost: 200

The shorty is arguably the worst weapon in the game. Even at close range, you probably won’t get a kill with it. Don’t buy it.

E Tier - Worst Valorant Weapons

Tactical Knife

Tactical Knife
  • Light slash: 50
  • Heavy slash: 75

Obviously, the tactical knife is the worst weapon in the game. But it’s fun and knife kills give you more credits for the kill.

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