Welcome to the Valorant Phantom Guide. Phantom is one of the 17 guns available in Valorant.
The Phantom is an automatic rifle with an easy-to-learn spray pattern and a good fire rate.
The Phantom is equipped with a suppressor; however, when compared to the Vandal, the Phantom has a damage dropoff; the further the bullet travels, the lesser the damage will be.
When compared to the Vandal, the Phantom is extremely effective at closer ranges. It still has the ability to kill an opponent with a single headshot at close range; however, the damage will decrease at medium-to-long ranges.
Phantom has an easy-to-learn recoil that allows you to spray the weapon at close to medium ranges.
The tracers on the Phantom are not visible; you can take advantage of this feature and spam through the smokes without revealing your location to the enemies.
The Phantom suits a defensive playstyle and is extremely effective on smaller maps with close angles. But on longer maps, you might want to use a Vandal, as the Phantom will prove to be less effective on Icebox, Breeze and Fracture
The TTK (time to kill) on the Phantom is almost similar to the Vandal at close range but gets worse with a farther target distance.
“Go full auto for anyone who tests you up close, and short, controlled bursts scramble enemies from anywhere. best when fired while stationary.”
Alt firing with the Phantom
Aiming down the sights magnifies the weapon 1.25 times.
Aiming down the sights with a Phantom reduces your movement speed and fire rate. You can observe a slight spread and recoil reduction while ADS.
When you aim down sights, the crosshair follows the recoil.
When to use the Phantom
Phantom proves to be most effective on maps like Split, Pearl, Bind, and Haven. The Phantom is also a beginner-friendly weapon; the recoil pattern of the Phantom is very easy to learn.
If you prefer a defensive playstyle and want to take advantage of the no-tracers feature, pick up a Phantom.
It is easier to hold close to medium-range angles with a Phantom; if you miss a couple of bullets on the enemy, you can still commit to spraying and most likely get a kill.
Headshot multiplier: four times the normal damage.
Damage to the head
0-15 m: 156 damage
15-30 m: 140 damage
30-35 m : 124 damage
Damage to body
0-15 m: 39 damage
15-30 m: 35 damage
30-35 m : 31
Damage to leg
0-15 m: 33 damage
15-30 m: 29 damage
30-35 m : 26 damage
Type: Rifle Creds: 2900 Wall penetration: medium
Fire rate: 11 rounds per second
Run speed: 5.4 m/second
Equip Speed: 1 sec
Reload Speed: 2.5 sec
Magazine: 30 rounds
Reserve: 90 rounds
Tips to get better with a Phantom
- Take advantage of the easy-to-learn recoil and commit to spraying at close to medium ranges.
- Spam through smokes where you expect the enemies to be, they cannot find your location because the Phantom has no tracers.
- At longer ranges, do not commit to spraying; instead, burst or tap fire.
- Learn to strafe shoot
- Concentrate on crosshair placement; keep your crosshair at head level at all times.
- If you are new to Valorant, learn to use the Phantom first. Go to the range and practice your spray pattern, burst and tap firing on the firing range bots.
This brings us to the end of our Phantom guide for Valorant.
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