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Automatic, rapid fire shotgun that provides sustained high damage.

The Judge is a Shotgun that is a primary weapon in VALORANT.

Summary[]

The Judge is stable at the stand but volatile when fired rapidly. Primary fire hammers short range targets and you’ll need to be steady to nail anything beyond an arm's-length.

The Judge is a moderately-priced automatic shotgun. It is best used in situations that put the user in close range against multiple enemies, being able to wipe them out quickly should they risk not clearing such small areas beforehand. As with all shotguns, the Judge has pellet spread that can be reduced by crouching, though the spread still makes it effectively useless at long ranges no matter what. Unlike the other shotguns however, the Judge does not have a distance cap on its pellets and can hit enemies beyond 50 meters.

As a more expensive shotgun and expected upgrade to the Bucky, the Judge's higher rate of fire makes it a better option for taking on multiple enemies at once. However, the Judge's lower effective magazine capacity and lower damage makes the Bucky a more suitable choice in sustained firefights or for taking out individual targets.

Stats[]

  • Headshot multiplier: x2
  • Leg shot multiplier: x0.85
  • 10–15 m falloff multiplier: x0.588 (10/17)
  • 15+ m falloff multiplier: x0.412 (7/17)

TTK[]

Damage Range Body Part 100 HP 125 HP 150 HP
Shells to kill Time to kill (s) Shells to kill Time to kill (s) Shells to kill Time to kill (s)
0–10 m Head 1 0.000 1 0.000 1 0.000
Body 1 0.000 1 0.000 1 0.000
Legs 1 0.000 1 0.000 1 0.000
10–15 m Head 1 0.000 1 0.000 1 0.000
Body 1 0.000 2 0.286 2 0.286
Legs 2 0.286 2 0.286 2 0.286
15–50 m Head 1 0.000 1 0.000 1 0.000
Body 2 0.286 2 0.286 2 0.286
Legs 2 0.286 3 0.571 3 0.571

Spread values[]

1st Shot Spread (°) Max Spread (°) Movement penalties (+°)
Standing Crouched Standing Crouched Crouched Walking Running Airborne
2.25 1.69 4 3 0.05 0.075 0.75 2.25

Update History[]

v7.09
  • Nerf Reduced max mag size from 7 >>> 5
    • Reserve magazines also affected, reducing total reserve ammo from 21 >>> 15
  • Nerf Increased Jumping spread from 1.25 >>> 2.25
  • Nerf Increased Running spread from .10 >>> .75

v3.0

  • Nerf Price increased 1600 >>> 1850
  • Nerf Damage falloff at 10m reduced from 13 >>> 10 per pellet
  • Nerf Damage falloff at 15m reduced from 10 >>> 7 per pellet

v1.07

  • Nerf Headshot aimpunch decreased
  • Nerf Hitting an enemy past 10 meters will apply a different tagging value instead of standard tagging
    • New tagging: 30% slow for .5s on a smooth curve going back to normal speed
  • Nerf Price increased 1500 >>> 1600 credits

v1.06

  • Nerf Spread penalty when in air increased .5 >>> 1.25


Skins[]

Store[]

Image Edition Skin Cost Upgrade Levels Variants
Celestial Judge Premium Celestial Valorant Points 1,775
ChronoVoid Judge Exclusive ChronoVoid Valorant Points 2,175 Level 2: VFX
Level 3: Animation
Level 4: Finisher
Variant 1: Purple
Variant 2: Red
Variant 3: Black
Convex Judge Select Convex Valorant Points 875
Crimsonbeast Judge Premium Crimsonbeast Valorant Points 1,775 Level 2: Kill Effects
Daydreams Judge Select Daydreams Valorant Points 875
Elderflame Judge Ultra Elderflame Valorant Points 2,475 Level 2: VFX
Level 3: Animation
Level 4: Finisher
Variant 1: Red
Variant 2: Blue
Variant 3: Dark
Glitchpop Judge Exclusive Glitchpop Valorant Points 2,175 Level 2: VFX
Level 3: VFX
Level 4: Finisher
Variant 1: Blue
Variant 2: Red
Variant 3: Gold
Imperium Judge Exclusive Imperium Valorant Points 2,175 Level 2: Sound Effects
Level 3: VFX
Level 4: Finisher
Variant 1: Ruby
Variant 2: Pearl
Variant 3: Obsidian
Kohaku & Matsuba Judge Deluxe Kohaku & Matsuba Valorant Points 1,275 Variant 1: Dark
Luxe Judge Select Luxe Valorant Points 875
MK.VII Liberty Judge Deluxe MK.VII Liberty Valorant Points 1,275 Variant 1: Desert
Variant 2: Sea
Variant 3: Tundra
Mystbloom Judge Exclusive Mystbloom Valorant Points 2,175 Level 2: Sound Effects
Level 3: VFX
Level 4: Finisher
Variant 1: Blue
Variant 2: Orange
Variant 3: Purple
Rush Judge Select Rush Valorant Points 875
Sensation Judge Select Sensation Valorant Points 875
Smite Judge Select Smite Valorant Points 875
Snowfall Judge Deluxe Snowfall Valorant Points 1,275
Sovereign Judge Premium Sovereign Valorant Points 1,775 Level 2: Sound Effects
Level 3: VFX
Level 4: Finisher
Variant 1: Green
Variant 2: Teal
Variant 3: Red
Team Ace Judge Deluxe Team Ace Valorant Points 1,275
Undercity Judge Premium Undercity Valorant Points 1,775
  • For each weapon with upgrade levels and/or variants, Radianite Points 10 per upgrade level, and after a weapon is fully upgraded, Radianite Points 15 per variant.
    • Variants must be used with the fully upgraded weapon skin set.

Battle Pass[]

Like every other primary weapon, all Judge skins from Act Battle Pass are in Premium track.

Image Edition Skin Act Pass Tier Variants
.EXE Judge Select .EXE EP 01 Act 1 40
Bound Judge Deluxe Bound EP 06 Act 3 16
Bubble Pop Judge Deluxe Bubble Pop EP 09 Act 1 10 Variant 1: Red
Bumble Brigade Judge Select Bumble Brigade EP 09 Act 1 20
Coalition Cobra Judge Select Coalition: Cobra EP 04 Act 3 5 Variant 1: Blue
Variant 2: Red
Variant 3: Orange
Digihex Judge Select Digihex EP 07 Act 1 10 Variant 1: Red
Variant 2: Green
Variant 3: Gold
Divine Swine Judge Select Divine Swine EP 04 Act 2 5
Goldwing Judge Select Goldwing EP 03 Act 3 30
Gridcrash Judge Select Gridcrash EP 06 Act 1 16
Hydrodip Judge Select Hydrodip EP 04 Act 1 15
Iridian Thorn Judge Deluxe Iridian Thorn EP 05 Act 3 5
Jigsaw Judge Select Jigsaw EP 03 Act 1 15 Variant 1: Skye
Variant 2: Astra
Variant 3: Yoru
Outpost Judge Select Outpost EP 02 Act 1 20
Piedra del Sol Judge Deluxe Piedra del Sol EP 05 Act 2 35
POLYfox Judge Select POLYfox EP 01 Act 2 10
Prism III Judge Select Prism III EP 02 Act 2 5 Variant 1: Pink
Variant 2: Green
Variant 3: Purple
Serenity Judge Select Serenity EP 01 Act 3 15
Shimmer Judge Select Shimmer EP 05 Act 1 16 Variant 1: Gold
Variant 2: Red
Variant 3: Teal
Silhouette Judge Select Silhouette EP 07 Act 3 16
Tilde Judge Deluxe Tilde EP 06 Act 2 10 Variant 1: Red
Variant 2: Purple
Variant 3: Green
Varnish Judge Select Varnish EP 03 Act 2 15
  • For each weapon with variants, Radianite Points 15 per variant.

Trivia[]

  • During the Beta, the weapon's full name was the ACS-12 Judge (Automatic Combat Shotgun).
  • The Judge's design has similarities to the Fostech Origin-12.
  • Despite the Operator's and the Odin's heavy physical appearance, the Bucky and Judge are the weapons slowest to run with.
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