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Best Phantom skins in Valorant

The Phantom has one of the most desirable cosmetics in all Valorant, with players often drooling at the chance to get their hands on these.
Best Phantom skins in Valorant
Valorant cosmetics have become an important part of the free-to-play tactical shooter developed by Riot Games. Skin collectors eagerly await a new bundle to hit the in-game store so they can add them to their ever-expanding array.

Others perhaps simply wait for that unique skin to fork out their hard-earned cash. With so many cosmetics populating Valorant, it can be tough to know which cosmetic is worth your money.

The Phantom in particular has no shortage of incredible skins. It is. after all. one of the most used guns in the entire game, alongside the Vandal or the Operator. Do you want to go for a minimalistic design like the Minima Phantom, or are you into the glitz and colourful layout of the Glitchpop skin? It's all subjective, but undoubtedly, some skins are just more coveted than others.

What are the best Phantom skins in Valorant?

On this list, we'll feature our picks for the top Phantom skins in Valorant. There won't be any sort of restrictions in terms of price tiers or availability, as we are simply basing them on the design itself.

One final note, the list is not ordered. Without further ado, let's begin.

Ion Phantom

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Ion Phantom is an upgradable one of a kind skin. (Picture: Riot Games)
  • Cost: 1775 VP
  • How to unlock: Wait for the gun to show up in your daily store or Night Market.

While the Vandal and Phantom share most of the best skins in the game, the Ion design is an exclusive cosmetic for the latter gun.

Its design has a futuristic vibe to it as if the guns were powered by some kind of cutting-edge technology with a small core at the centre of it. Of course, it's an upgradeable skin that has special effects, making it more enticing for players.

Oni Phantom

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Inspired by Japanese folklore, become a demon of your own with this skin. (Picture: Riot Games)
  • Cost: 1775 VP
  • How to unlock: Wait for the gun to show up in your daily store or Night Market.

Ask any Valorant player what are some of the most iconic skin collections in the entire game and chances are the Oni bundle will be named more than a few times.

Inspired by Japanese culture, this Phantom skin features an Oni mask in its design. An aura surrounds the mask and spreads throughout the weapon as if a demon was powering it up.

Glitchpop Phantom

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A personal favourite, the Glitchpop skin line is one of the most colourful in the entire game. (Picture: Riot Games)
  • Cost: 2175 VP
  • How to unlock: Wait for the gun to show up in your daily store or Night Market.

Riot Games unveiled the first Glitchpop bundle in 2020. Much to the surprise of fans, the "big three" guns of Valorant didn't feature in it. For the 2.0 collection, the Vandal, Operator, and of course, the Phantom had their own Glitchpop look.

Full of glitz, colour, and a "kawaii" style to it, the Glitchpop has all the bells and whistles you can ask for in a Valorant skin.

Protocol 781-A Phantom

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The Protocol Phantom is without question the most detailed skin in the game. (Picture: Riot Games)
  • Cost: 2475 VP
  • How to unlock: Wait for the gun to show up in your daily store or Night Market.

The most expensive skin on this entire list, the Protocol 781-A is definitely worth the steep price it comes with.

It not only comes with gun animations, a kill banner, and one of the most elaborate finishers in Valorant, it has the distinction of being the only gun with a voice-over every time you get a kill.

Prime 2.0 Phantom

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The Prime collection is one of the most elegant in the game. (Picture: Riot Games)
  • Cost: 1775 VP
  • How to unlock: Wait for the gun to show up in your daily store or Night Market.

If you're looking for a fancy looking premium weapon skin that isn't as expensive as some of the others we've mentioned, the Prime Phantom is the one you want.

From the bullet sound effects to the lavish yet emphatic finisher, the Prime 2.0 Phantom exudes class, with Riot making sure every little detail is up to standard with the 1.0 collection.

We know there are far more skins out there and it's all based on preference, so our list of honourable mentions is as follows:

  • Minima Phantom
  • Radiant Crisis 001 Phantom
  • Singularity Phantom

If you want to keep up to date with Valorant tier lists, skin collections, and more, check out our dedicated section for more coverage of the ultra-popular title.

 

Featured image courtesy of Riot Games.