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Valorant Patch 4.11 Weapon Tier List

DBLTAP's weapon tier list for Valorant Episode 4 Act 3, updated for Patch 4.11.
DBLTAP's weapon tier list for Valorant Episode 4 Act 3, updated for Patch 4.11. / Image courtesy of Riot Games

Our Valorant weapon tier list for Patch 4.11 is here to break down which of the guns are the best to use now that the meta has settled down a bit once again in Episode 4 Act 3.

As the meta currently stands, there remains a clear pecking order in terms of value as it should, considering the game's economic system. Additionally, there haven't been any weapon updates in Valorant from Riot Games since Patch 4.07 on April 12. However, that's not to say that players haven't continued to figure out which guns are under/overperforming how they probably should. Here is how the weapons stack up in Valorant Episode 4 Act 3 as of Patch 4.11.

Valorant Patch 4.11 Weapon Rankings

S Tier

  • Operator
  • Vandal
  • Phantom

At the top of the list, of course, is the holy trinity of weapons in the game: the Operator, Vandal and Phantom. Any time you start a round with one of these guns in your hand, you have to make it count.

A Tier

  • Spectre
  • Sheriff
  • Ghost
  • Odin
  • Classic

In the A Tier are five options that you should have no shame falling to, except for maybe the Classic. If it's a tap fire, well played. If it's a right-click, well that's a bit painful. The Spectre is almost a no-brainer for bonus rounds, the Sheriff is the eco king, the Ghost is the most popular option for pistol rounds and the Odin does what it wants.

B Tier

  • Marshall
  • Judge
  • Guardian
  • Ares

These four options in the B Tier are far from essential, nor popular picks, but can be deadly in the right hands. Anytime you get a kill with either of these options is especially gratifying, considering the resources you'd invest in order to buy one of these.

C Tier

  • Shorty
  • Frenzy
  • Bulldog
  • Stinger
  • Bucky

Lastly, in C Tier are five weapons that are likely best left for Spike Rush or very specific situations. The Frenzy can look like the best pistol in the game at times. With the 4.07 Patch, the Bulldog and the Stinger were given delayed firing inputs while bringing up the weapon to aim down sights (ADS), meaning there's a slight penalty for deciding to switch to burst firing mid-combat. Lastly, the Shorty and Bucky are simply for those working on demon time, so there's no need to dive into the decision-making for buying those options.

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