Valorant Weapon Tier List: Vandal, Phantom, Operator and More

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Episode 2 Act 1 has now released all over the world and players are getting the opportunity to check out all the new skins and the brand new agent.

Yoru, is one of the best agents Valorant has ever introduced and is a lot of fun to play with.


Of course, with the release of any new Act; comes a decent amount of weapon changes and balances.

This has shifted the meta in some regards, and now players are wondering what the best weapons are to use.

Here are all the weapons in Valorant Episode 2 Act 1 ranked from best to worst!



These are the weapons that you are going to buy essentially every round.

They offer the most versatility within the game and pack a punch for sure.


These weapons include: 

  • Operator
  • Vandal
  • Phantom 

The main sniper rifle and primary two rifles within the game have been atop the weapon tier list since the game released, and this continues to be the same in Episode 2 Act 1.


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Here are the weapons that are not as good as the top three, but they will get the job done when needed! 

  • Judge
  • Spectre
  • Odin
  • Sheriff
  • Ghost



While these weapons may lack in certain areas, you are often purchasing these weapons when you are low on cash and cannot afford the higher tier weapons: 

  • Stringer
  • Bulldog
  • Frenzy 
  • Marshal
  • Ares


Last But Not Least

The final remaining weapons are last-ditch efforts, and it is rare to see players using these weapons when they have the means to purchase other weapons.

  • Shorty
  • Bucky
  • Guardian 

Be sure to let us know what weapons you have atop your weapon tier list for Episode 2 Act 1!