Call of Duty Vanguard Melee Weapon Tier List, Ranked From Best To Worst

Vanguard Melee Weapon

Vanguard Melee Weapon

Melee weapons in Call of Duty: Vanguard provide a viable alternative to some of the other secondary weapons available in the arsenal. While the choice of pistols can be tempting, utilising a melee weapon in close-quarters situations can often lead to more kills being scored due to their silent nature.

With Season 2 underway, it's highly likely that there will be a variety of melee weapons that all pack a silent, but deadly punch if any opponent attempts to get too close but until then, we only know of one weapon that will be appearing in this category. Find the definitive tier list for Vanguard's melee weapons below!

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Call of Duty Vanguard Melee Weapon Tier List

Call of Duty Vanguard Melee Weapons
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Before we show you what the best melee weapon in Vanguard is, it's worth pointing out that the functionality of each melee weapon hardly changes, meaning it's often personal preference regarding the very best melee weapon to use in Vanguard. With that said, find the ultimate melee weapon tier list below!

Call of Duty Vanguard Melee Weapon Tier List


Combat Shield
FS Fighting Knife




This may look like an unassuming knife that would look more suited to a kitchen but in the right scenarios, a single swipe from the FS Fighting Knife can halt the most skilled players in their tracks. The high mobility levels also enable players to sprint around the map as fast as possible, which can be ideal when attempting to reach a specific location before an enemy.

The Combat Shield in Vanguard heavily resembles the Riot Shield from previous titles. It's certainly handy to block any incoming gunfire but unless you're behind an unsuspecting opponent, it's very difficult to score any kind of elimination with but the additional protection it provides can prove extremely valuable on smaller maps such as Shipment and Radar.


Perhaps the most unique weapons within the Vanguard arsenal, the Katana and Sawtooth are a lot of fun to use if you're after a weapon to score spectacular eliminations with. From a practical perspective, they're not viable compared to the FS Fighting Knife and the Combat Shield.

That's it! this is the definitive tier list for the game's melee weapons. While we wait for more intel on melee weapons, check out our tier lists for Vanguard's SMGs and sniper rifles.

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