The pricing can get tricky on these knives, because even though the Doppler skins drop from the same Chroma and Chroma 2 cases, their price will vary depending on the pattern that they hold. So if you see one that looks like a good deal, make sure to inspect it before buying or you might end up paying more than what you should have.
Doppler knives have three different types of patterns (Mythical, Legendary and Ancient) and they’re all priced at different levels. Mythical patterns are cheaper than Legendary, and both are cheaper than Ancient. Each pattern holds a color scheme. The Mythical pattern has four different “phases” (phase 1 & 2 have purple and pink colors while 3 & 4 have black and blue with a small percentage of green in some cases) and the Legendary pattern has a Ruby or Sapphire texture. The value of knives with phases 1 and 2 will vary depending on the amount of purple or pink on the blade and the knives with phases 3 or 4 will vary depending on the amount of black or blue. Then there’s the Ancient pattern (Black Pearl) that is the simplest, but most expensive of the lot.
Oh, and on top of that, the wear for the skins in our marketplace varies from Factory New to Minimal Wear. There is no formula for determining the exact price of these knives, you can only judge the percentage of color (be that blue, black, purple or pink) on the blade and some sellers choose to have their skins reviewed by specialists before listing them in the market.
The suggested price on CS:GO Analyst for the Flip Knife varies between $148.54 and $210.76, but as you can see from the actual prices on our store, these are only slight references. Some Doppler knives have a higher asking price than what is suggested and some have a lower asking price. This is determined by what people are looking for, and that is the most uniform color on the blade. The thing is that a knife is already rare, a knife with an expensive skin is rarer and in the case of Dopplers, because the pattern is randomly generated, a knife with a uniform color is almost impossible to find, hence, the high price of the Ruby, Sapphire and Black Pearl. Remember the patterns and colors? That’s why.
The same goes for the other knives, which means that you can say bye-bye to a kidney if you want to buy one; or hello to that down payment on your new car if you manage to sell a Sapphire, Ruby or Black Pearl.
Ready to spend your grandma’s inheritance on a knife that technically doesn’t cut? Apart from those minor details in pricing, these skins do sell very well, with a Factory New Karambit selling 32 units a day on average; add rarity to that equation and you have an item that is worth holding on to. They also look pretty cool.
Remember to look at the color patterns on the Doppler skins since they determine the actual price. Keep in mind that Purple plus Pink is cheaper than Black and Blue, entirely Black is the most rare Doppler knife skin in CS:GO, and a completely Red or completely Blue blade are typically the most expensive Doppler knife skins in our store.