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Enough with these ugly, overly complex knives

We get it. You have a creative design team.

Valorant is set to release their newest Sentinels of Light skin set – a set that crosses over with the other Riot IP, League of Legends.

The skins are pretty cool, I guess. I’m not going to buy the set, but will probably pick up a Vandal or Sherriff when I see them on the ground.

My problem is this: I’m on the market for a new knife. I’m willing to shell out 40 real world dollars for an in-game item. I’ve come to terms with it.

The new Relic of the Sentinel knife is just another in a growing list of ugly, cumbersome, and over-complicated knives that Riot have released.

Every knife introduced to Valorant in the recent past has been absolutely atrocious. 

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Sure, the Prosperity knife seemed cool at first, but once I saw it in-game I gagged.

It’s awful, and other players can’t even see the expensive upgrade.

The past new knives Valorant has released are as follows:

  • Relic of the Sentinel: ick
  • Prosperity: disgusting
  • Broken Blade of the Ruined King: horrible
  • Origin Crescent Blade: downright strange
  • Magepunk Electroblade: decent
  • Celestial Fan: pretty cool idea but not a knife

It’s as if Riot are trying to justify their $35-$40 price tag by making their knives overly complex. 

These knives are like the film Inception. Creative and complicated doesn’t make it good.

I just want something clean and aesthetically pleasing. At this point, I would pay $35 for the Ruin Dagger that I missed out on.

Basically, what I’m saying is: give us a butterfly knife or we riot – no pun intended. is a leading hub for all things esports and competitive gaming. From Counter-Strike to Valorant, from League of Legends to Dota 2, it's all covered, along with the community news that matters most to gamers.