How to Find Out The Strongest Between Phantom vs Vandal on Valorant

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If we play an FPS game, one of the things which becomes a concern is choosing the weapon. As a player, we have to make sure that we choose the best weapon. In Valorant, there are a number of weapons such as shotguns, rifles, SMGs, snipers, melee, and some more. Each of these categories of weapons has some types.

In the rifles category, two of them are Phantom and Vandal. Have you tried using these rifles? What do you think about them? It may be difficult for you to choose which rifle that you have to choose between Phantom and Vandal since both of them have almost similar characteristics. So, you are able to check the difference between them below.


Phantom

Stats:

  • Cost: 2,900
  • Fire mode: Fully automatic
  • Head damage: 156
  • Body damage: 39
  • Leg damage: 33
  • Range: 15/30/50 meters
  • Magazine size: 30
  • Fire rate: 11
  • Tap Efficiency: 4
  • Penetration: Medium

Advantages:

  • This rifle owns a much higher rate of fire.
  • It is silenced and doesn’t give away position.
  • When it comes to close ranges 1v1s, one of the best weapons in the game.
  • The spray pattern is manageable.
  • It has a larger magazine.

Disadvantages:

  • It has significant damage reduction at higher ranges.
  • Damage falls off by 16, at the 15 to 30m mark, and another 16 at the 30 to 50m mark.

Vandal

Stats:

  • Cost: 2,900
  • Fire mode: Fully automatic
  • Head damage: 156
  • Body damage: 39
  • Leg damage: 33
  • Range: 50 meters
  • Magazine size: 25
  • Fire rate: 9.25
  • Tap Efficiency: 6
  • Penetration: Medium

Advantages:

  • It is Incredibly good at higher ranges.
  • It is one of the best guns in the game at one-tapping at the 50m mark.
  • It does not lose any damage at higher ranges.
  • One hit to the head gives a kill even at the 50m mark.

Disadvantages:

  • Rate of fire is significantly lower.
  • The spray pattern is one of the most difficult to control.
  • It has a good deal of recoil.
  • Magazine size is rather small.

If we look at the stats of each rifle above, we can say that Vandal and Phantom have their own situational advantages. However, it seems that Phantom is better than Vandal because it has less risk for players. The close-quarter advantage of Phantom is what makes it a better gun for both depending  and attacking team. In the game most fights happen at close ranges. So, choosing the Phantom makes more sense in the long run.

A Youtuber and also a gamer, Shroud, also feels that Phantom is a better choice. He said that Vandal is a very good attacking weapon since a lot of the fights that you take can be at range. How about Phantom? According to Shroud, Phantom is a very good defensive weapon since a lot of fights you can take are close range. So, Phantom is better. Phantom has much bigger margin of error than the Vandal which needs you to be precise with your shots and have a much better spray control.

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