The AR-762 Vandal is a Rifle that is a primary weapon in Valorant.

Summary

The Vandal is a fully automatic rifle that sits at 2,900 Credits. It is the counterpart to the Phantom, and is unique for its high DPS at any range. It is incredibly lethal due to its ability to kill opponents with one shot to the head at all ranges. Like other rifles, one can aim down the sights (ADS) to reduce spread at the cost of fire rate.

The fully-automatic Vandal sacrifices higher spread and recoil for a linear damage range; regardless of distance, it will always kill in five shots to the legs, four to the body and one shot to the head.

Due to its hefty price, the Vandal is mostly seen in gun rounds (rounds where both teams have money). The Vandal's ADS can be used to hold down a site by reducing the recoil and spread of the weapon, and can be combined with the extreme damage the Vandal can output at range.

Minimum Kill Time

Effective Health Minimum Kill Time
100 - 150 Health Instantaneous

Damage Drop-off

The Vandal has no damage drop-off.

Head to leg damage ratio: 471% (Very High)

Head to leg damage ratio (Removed exceeding damage): 441% (High)

Cosmetic Items

Skins

Update History

v1.07
  • Vandal Buff
    • Increased firing rate from 9.25 >>> 9.75
    • Increased damage from 39 >>> 40
    • Goal is to bring the Vandal in closer competition with the Phantom. We believe these weapons aren’t that far off in competition and hope these changes will do that.


Trivia

  • The "AR-762" designation of the Vandal suggests it is chambered in .30 caliber ammunition, such as 7.62x39mm or the larger 7.62x51mm NATO , but most likely a derivative of 7.62x39. Note the significant curvature of the Vandal's magazine, which matches the proven design in the wide majority of 7.62x39 magazines .
  • The Vandal's design take references from several rifles based on the Kalashnikov platform. The general design is influenced by the Kalashnikov USA AK Alpha, considering the shape of the slanted edges of the magazine well and magazine release, the trigger guard, the charging handle, the handguard, the gas block and the flash hider. The pistol grip, dust cover and stock adapter were inspired by the IWI Galil ACE chambered in 7.62x39, the Stock inspired by the Magpul UBR stock, and the rear sight and front sight merged with the gas block are based on the AKS-74U. The muzzle brake is also highly reminiscent of that seen on a standard AK-74.
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