Valorant Knife Tier List – All Knife Skins Ranked

By Adele Wilson |


So you’ve just started playing Valorant and aren’t sure which knives look best? Well, you’re in luck, as that’s exactly what our Valorant knife tier list is here to help with. In this very guide, we rank all of the knife skins from S tier to D tier, with S being our personal favourites and D being our least favourites. We’ll also include a description of the tiers so you know what they actually mean.

Valorant is a popular tactical FPS which features an exciting roster of agents. Each agent has special abilities, making them perfect for strategic gameplay. Play a casual match, or jump into competitive games. Try out the different agents to see which one you prefer! Will you enjoy Jett’s blades? Or will you prefer being a healer as Sage?

You can learn more about it on the game’s official website. We also recommend checking out our Valorant agent tier list, Overwatch 2 tier list, and our Multiversus tier list.

Valorant Knife Tier List

Before we move onto the tier list proper, here’s a description of how our tiering system works so that you can make sense of it.

What Do Our Tiers Mean?

Here’s a brief explanation of each of our tiers:

  • S Tier: The absolute best that the game has to offer.
  • A Tier: If your collection is lacking in S tiers, A tiers are great for filling gaps. These skins are still great in their own right, but they just lack a little something when you compare them to an S tier.
  • B Tier: Solid choices, but not our personal favourites. Definitely swap them out for A tiers and S tiers, but don’t be ashamed to use them if you need to.
  • C Tier: This is when we get into ‘bad character’ territory. C tiers are, much like D tiers, some of our least favourite in the game, but they’re fine overall.
  • D Tier: Personally, we’re not big fans of these skins.

S Tier

God tier characters. Try and reroll for one at the beginning as they will power you through the game, then create a party out of them at endgame.

  • Prism
  • Glitchpop
  • Nebula
  • Singularity
  • Glitchpop Axe
  • Hu Else
  • Gaia’s Wrath
  • Titanmail Mace
  • Equilibrium
  • Soulstrife Scythe
  • VALORANTGO! Vol. 1

A Tier

Solid characters that are great for filling gaps in your party when you don’t have enough S tiers.

  • Reaver
  • Elderflame
  • Hivemind
  • Blastx Polymer Knifetech
  • Smite
  • Oni
  • Tethered Realms Prosperity
  • Blade of the Ruined King
  • Waveform
  • Catrina
  • Personal Administrative Melee Unit
  • Hack
  • Blade of Chaos
  • Reaver, EP 5 Karambit
  • Terminus A Quo
  • Crimsonbeast Hammer

B Tier

These characters start strong but fade later on. Don’t be ashamed to use them, but do swap them out as you unlock S and A tiers.

  • Spline
  • Ego
  • Origin
  • K/TAC
  • Relic of the Sentinel
  • Artisan Foil
  • RGX 11Z Pro Blade
  • Snowfall Wand
  • VCT Champions 2022 Butterfly
  • Iridian Thorn Blade
  • Caeruleus

C Tier

In certain game modes, or at the beginning, characters in this tier can excel. Mostly, they’re useless though.

  • Luxe
  • Prime
  • Gravitational Uranium Neuroblaster
  • Ion Energy
  • Winterwunderland Candy Cane
  • Prime 2.0 Karambit
  • Magepunk Electroblade
  • Song Steel
  • Forsaken Ritual Blade
  • Recon
  • Magepunk 2.0
  • .SYS Melee
  • Task Force 809 Knife
  • Blade of Serket
  • Obsidiana
  • Ion Karambit
  • Araxys Bio Harvester

D Tier

Never use D tiers unless you can’t avoid it. They’re awful at all game modes, and at all phases of the game.

  • Sovereign
  • Kingdom
  • Ruin
  • Outpost
  • Prism III
  • Yoru’s Stylish Butterfly Comb
  • Radiant Crisis 001 Baseball Bat
  • Velocity Karambit
  • Strike
  • RGX 11x Pro Firefly
  • Neptune Anchor
  • Xenohunter Knife
  • Cryostasis Impact Drill
  • Venturi Knife

Valorant Knife Tier List FAQ

Still unsure about our tier list? Got questions about Valorant in general? Hopefully our tier list can help!

What’s A Tier List?

We should probably have answered this question at the beginning, eh? A tier list is, quite simply, a list of all of the characters in a specific game ranked from best to worst. In our case, S is the best characters with D being the worst, and A, B, and C filling the gaps.

The purpose of a tier list is to help you determine which characters to use at all stages of the game. We try and make our tier list as useful as possible by explaining our tier system.

For example, there are instances where certain characters are excellent during the beginning of a game, but fade later on. Or, they could be good at a certain game mode. We’ll always try and make this clear.

How Did We Select Our [GAME NAME] Tier List?

We used a number of different sources when selecting our [GAME NAME] tier list, but, primarily, we judge based on our personal experience with the game. As a result, it is bound to be quite a subjective list, but there’s no getting around that.

To determine the rankings, we both experiment with the characters in the game (if unlocked), as well as theory-craft based on skill descriptions and raw statistics. That’s why you’ll see our tier list change so much when a game first launches, as we’re in the testing phase.

It’s also worth noting that we do scour communities, like Reddit, for community feedback. If the general consensus is that a specific character is strong or weak, we will reflect that in our tier list. That way, it’s got a certain degree of objectivity.

We’ll wrap this section up by reminding you that tier lists are subjective by nature. Your experience may vary completely to ours, so take it with a pinch of salt.

When Do We Update Our Valorant KnifeTier List?

You can expect to see an update to our Valorant knife tier list whenever a new character is introduced. It might take us a while to test the character for ourselves though, so expect a brief delay.

We also update the list whenever a big balance patch hits, as this will throw the meta out the window. Again, there may be a brief delay as we experiment with the changes and update our rankings.

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