The Spectre is a Valorant gun in the "SMGs" class of weapons. It costs 1600 CREDS and we've ranked it in the S-Tier (Top Tier) in the current meta.
This weapon has "Medium" wall penetration and a 30-round magazine capacity.
Check out the Spectre stats table and read our guide below for more information.
|Capacity||Wall Penetration||Fire Type|
|Fire Rds/Sec||Alt. Fire Type||Alt. Rds/Sec|
|13.33||Zoom Mode (1.15x) (slightly reduces spread)||12|
|Head Damage||Body Damage||Leg Damage|
|-78 (0-20m)-66 (20-50m)||-26 (0-20m)-22 (20-50m)||-22 (0-20m)-18 (20-50m)|
The Spectre in Valorant costs 1600 CREDS.
While we'd always prefer using a Rifle over any SMG like the Spectre, the Spectre can be a good force-buy option after you've purchased the Agent abilities and Shields that you want for a given round.
Purchasing this gun also often makes a lot of sense after you've won a pistol round, as you usually won't be able to afford a Rifle and the Shields/Abilities that you'd prefer in these rounds.
Unlike Valorant's other SMG, the Stinger, the Spectre is full-automatic both when hip-firing and aiming down the gun's sights.
When hip-firing (left mouse button without aiming down sights), this gun's rate of fire is 13.33 rounds per second. When aiming down its sights, the fire rate is reduced slightly to 12 rounds per second though its spread is also slightly reduced, making it a bit easier to shoot accurately.
It's also interesting to note that the Spectre's zoom when aiming down sights is 1.15x, whereas rifles have a 1.25x or 1.5x (only for the Guardian) zoom.
The Spectre's spray pattern can feel very similar to Rifle's like the Phantom at close distances, though it's a bit less manageable at longer distances.
Within 0-20m, the Spectre does 78 damage from a headshot, 26 for a shot to the body, and 22 to the legs.
While it can't one-shot a full health opponent, regardless of whether or not they have Shields, it can kill an enemy with two shots to the head at these distances unlike the Stinger. In our opinion, this makes the Spectre a lot more viable for rounds that you decide to force-buy against rifles.
Beyond 20m, this SMG's damage drops off to 66 Head /22 Body /18 Legs.
As we mentioned above, we'd always prefer a Rifle over either of the SMGs when you can afford it. However, the Spectre is a workable Valorant Weapon for those rounds where you can't afford a Rifle after purchasing the Shields and Abilities you want for the round.
When using this gun in games, you should usually try to take fights at close ranges because that's where SMGs shine. This is especially true if you're facing opponents with rifles.
If your opponents are saving their money and only have pistols in a particular round, you can be a bit more liberal with the fights you take. However, we'd still try to avoid too many long-range battles because you don't want to get picked off by a Sheriff one-tap or get dropped by multiple enemies with Ghost Sidearms.