In this post I want to go into detail the difference between the rifles and particularly the Phantom and Vandal which are by far the most in demand and comparable rifles in VALORANT.
|Gun||Name||Cost||Mag Size||Wall Penetration||Standard Fire||ADS|
|Bulldog||2100||24||Medium||Full Auto - 9.15 rps||1.25x, 3-Round burst - 4 rps|
|Guardian||2700||12||Medium||Semi Auto - 6.5 rps||1.5x, slight spread reduction - 6.5 rps|
|Phantom||2900||30||Medium||Full Auto - 11 rps||1.25x, slight spread reduction - 9.9 rps|
|Vandal||2900||25||Medium||Full Auto - 9.25 rps||1.25x, slight spread reduction - 8.32 rps|
|Phantom (0-15 m)||156||39||33|
|Phantom (16-30 m)||140||35||30|
|Phantom (31-50 m)||124||31||26|
Phantom vs Vandal
The best way to compare the Phantom and the Vandal is if you are a CS player, your M4 is the Phantom while the AK-47 is the Vandal.
|Phantom Pros||Vandal Pros|
|Controlling the recoil of the Phantom is easier than the Vandal.||The Phantom has damage drop-off depending on range and is weaker than the Vandal.|
|The phantom offers a slight advantage creating invisible bullet tracers (they appear gray on your screen) while shooting the gun.||For a Phantom to do 1 shot headshot kills on an enemy with full health and armour it must be done at a range of 0-15m unlike the Vandal where it can do 1 shot headshots from any range.|
Rifle Spread Patterns
Below a video displaying the spread and recoil of spraying a full mag of each rifle.