10 Best Valorant Knife Skins to Buy in 2024

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10 Best Valorant Knife Skins to Buy in 2024

Are you planning to buy a knife skin in Valorant? Here is our list of the 10 best Valorant knife skins for you to choose from


Skin lines play a significant role in most free-to-play multiplayer games, and Valorant is no exception. Riot Games has been consistently introducing new skin lines every month since the launch of Valorant. These weapon skins are initially showcased in the featured store and released in bundles. Once they move out of the featured store, they can appear randomly in the player’s daily offer section. Another way to buy the weapons is through the night market.

Valorant melee skins are regarded as the most premium, carrying a higher price tag than gun skins. Similar to other weapons, knife skins fall into four distinct categories based on pricing. In order for your weapon inventory to look aesthetic, getting your hands on a premium knife skin is essential. If you need assistance deciding the best knife to purchase, check out this compilation of the 10 best Valorant knife skins.

Best Valorant Knife Skins

To create this list, we have reviewed all the editions of available melee weapons and identified what, in our opinion, are the 10 best Valorant knife skins.

10. Recon Balisong

  • Cost: 3550 VP
  • Skin Type: Exclusive

10 Best Valorant Knife Skins to Buy in 2024

The initial buzz surrounding the Recon Balisong, Valorant's first butterfly knife, was immense after the first look was leaked to the community. Butterfly knives are clearly among the most aesthetically pleasing melee weapons in Valorant. It has a special place in the hearts of players who transitioned to Valorant from other 5v5 TAC FPS like Counter-Strike.

Although this Recon has no VFX, it comes in three different variants: Blue Camo, Red Camo, and Green Camo. We suggest you unlock all the variants and the animations with Radianite points to unleash the beauty of this skin fully.

9. Prime Axe

10 Best Valorant Knife Skins to Buy in 2024

  • Cost: 3550 VP
  • Skin Type: Exclusive

The Prime Axe is part of the original Prime bundle that was released during the initial stage of the game back in June 2020. Being the first bundle after the game's global launch, it garnered an immense rush of purchases from enthusiasts. Although much time has passed since its release, the Prime Axe still holds its value among the community today.

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Most melee weapons in Valorant’s initial stage contained no variants. The Prime Axe is the same. However, it does come with both special animation and VFX. It's highly recommended you unlock those.

8. Sovereign Sword

10 Best Valorant Knife Skins to Buy in 2024

  • Cost: 3550 VP
  • Skin Type: Exclusive

The Sovereign is another skin bundle that was released during the first Act of the game but still maintains its popularity among pros and casual players alike. Almost four years into Valorant’s release, the Sovereign Sword is still considered by many to be the cleanest melee weapon in the game.

Like its immediate predecessor, the Prime Axe, the Sovereign Sword lacks variants but offers special effects. Therefore, if you chance upon it in your store, don't dismiss it simply because it's been around for a while.

7. Onimaru Kunitsuna

10 Best Valorant Knife Skins to Buy in 2024

  • Cost: 5350 VP
  • Skin Type: Exclusive

Narrowing down the choice from the numerous Katana Blades in the game is challenging. However, if we were to choose one, our preference would lean towards the Onimaru Kunitsuna. Oni Katana evokes a Samurai vibe you will not experience from the other blades.

The Oni Katana is the most expensive melee weapon of its type, but you will find it worth the money once you own it. In addition to three unlockable variants, it offers a rare upgrade that introduces special sound effects.

6. Power Fist

10 Best Valorant Knife Skins to Buy in 2024

  • VP Cost: 5950
  • Skin Type: Exclusive

While fists/claws may not be the most favored melee type in Valorant, there sure is a niche group that finds them appealing. If you are one of them, Power Fist from the Radiant Entertainment System skin bundle is for you.

The whole bundle was extremely expensive. However, this is the best choice for those inclined towards this melee category despite the high price. The variants of this are one of a kind, and the skin itself has a futuristic vibe that sets it apart, making it a great addition to any weapon inventory.

5. Valorant Go! Vol. 1 Knife

10 Best Valorant Knife Skins to Buy in 2024

  • Cost: 3550 VP
  • Skin Type: Exclusive

If you are a Jett main, this knife is a must for you. The first Kunai melee to be added to the game, it is basically Jett’s Blade Storm daggers, with the same shape but a more visually stunning color theme, making it a true work of art.

The Valorant GO Kunai does not have any VFX, nor does it have any variants. Nevertheless, we would say it is still worth every penny. The combination of its design and animation alone is enough to buy without a moment’s hesitation.

4. XenoHunter Knife

10 Best Valorant Knife Skins to Buy in 2024

  • Cost: 3550 VP
  • Skin Type: Exclusive
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When the first look of the XenoHunter skin bundle was released, nobody expected this knife to become such a massive hit. Yet, upon the bundle’s release, the Xeno knife instantly became the community’s new beloved melee skin. It eventually reached such heights that Riot Games modeled the exclusive VCT LOCK/IN melee skin after it.

If you inspect it, the knife shows hands down the coolest animation in the game, which is precisely what attracted the players. This is your safest bet If you want something simplistic yet elegant.

3. Overdrive Blade

10 Best Valorant Knife Skins to Buy in 2024

  • Cost: 4350 VP
  • Skin Type: Exclusive

Riot Games had a rough patch in delivering quality skin lines in the 2nd half of the year 2023, especially in regards to the melee weapons in Valorant. However, that changed with the launch of the Overdrive skin bundle, which was released on December 5, 2023. The overdrive blade, positioned at the more affordable end among exclusive Katana skins, has a unique sound and spark effect that makes it stand out from the other blades.

2. Gaia's Wrath

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  • Cost: 3550 VP
  • Skin Type: Exclusive

While the Gaia Vandal remains a beloved favorite among Valorant players, the melee weapon from the first Gaia Bundle doesn't receive as much adoration from the community. However, we firmly believe it's a stunning addition that is massively underrated. It is the last of the premium skins, with special effects and multiple variants, all priced at a reasonable 3550 Valorant Points.

The biggest allure to the Gaia Axe has to be its variants. The vibrant colors present in the default design and its three additional variants create such a striking visual impact that owning them feels like having four entirely distinct skins rather than variations of a single one.

1. Reaver Karambit

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  • Cost: 4350 VP
  • Skin Type: Exclusive

Next to the Butterfly, Karambit is the most fan-favorite type of melee weapon in Valorant. Every single karambit knife in Valorant has enjoyed tremendous success, but one that truly distinguishes itself is the Reaver Karambit.

The design alone makes it one of the best Valorant knife skins, but with the Reaver-ish effects unlocked, it becomes something truly breathtaking. The only downside of this weapon is that default and all three variants are equally extraordinary, leaving users in a dilemma when choosing which one to equip.

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10 Best Valorant Knife Skins to Buy in 2024
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