Bloodhound is one of the strongest characters to use in Apex Legends. He is a Recon Legend who has a fast-paced style. His abilities focus on hunting enemies down and eliminating them instantly. Before Crypto’s addition to the game, Bloodhound was the only character capable of tracking his enemies down.
- Author’s Note: You can trust and rely on my expertise since I’ve gone through Apex Legends for well over 100 hours.
Just like any other agent, Bloodhound has 2 abilities, Tracker, Eye of the AllFather. The third ability is his ultimate, otherwise known as “Beast of the Hunt”. Alongside these, he has a perk which we’ll talk about later.
Tracker – Passive Ability
The Bloodhound’s tracker aids in the detection of possible threats. You can use it to spy on your enemies and learn where they might be heading next. The age of the tracks that Bloodhound can see provides a good indication of whether or not an enemy team is in the area.
Bloodhound can identify a lot of enemy actions, a few of them are listed below:
|Footprint||An enemy has passed through here|
|Slide Mark||An enemy slid through here|
|Mantled||Enemy climbed this ledge|
|Jumped Down/Landed||Enemy dropped from this edge|
|Ziplined||An Enemy took a Zipline|
|Left Zipline||Enemy left a Zipline|
|Door Used||Door was opened by an enemy|
|Door Destroyed||Enemy destroyed the door|
|Empty Shells||Enemy fired a weapon here|
|Weapon Reloaded||Enemy reloaded a weapon here|
|Killed by [Weapon]||Enemy was killed by [weapon] here|
|Killer with [Weapon]||Enemy killed someone with [weapon] here|
|Grenade Pin||Enemy threw a grenade from here|
|Blood||Enemy took damage here|
|Wound Bandaged||Enemy used a healing item here|
|Severe Bleeding||A downed enemy crawled from here|
|[Ability]||An enemy placed a non-trap [ability] here|
|Entered Phase||Enemy Wraith entered phase here|
|Left Phase||Enemy Wraith exited phase here|
|Smoke Residue||A smoke launcher was fired here|
|Gas Residue||Nox Gas traps/residues were used here|
|Perimeter Security Destroyed||A Perimeter Security Node was destroyed here|
|Interception Pylon Destroyed||An Interception Pylon was destroyed here|
|Loot Bin Opened||This Supply Bin was Opened|
|[Item] Picked up||Enemy Picked a [Item] here|
|[Item] Swapped||Enemy Swapped a [Item] here|
|[Item] Discarded||Enemy Discarded a [Item] here|
|Pod Opened||This Care Package was opened|
Tracker In addition to this, Bloodhound can also detect the abilities used by other Legends.
- Gas Residue – An enemy Caustic used Nox Gas traps here.
- Smoke Residue – An enemy Bangalore used a Smoke Launcher here.
- Entered Phase – An enemy Wraith phased here.
Eye of the Allfather – Tactical Ability
The Tactical Ability, Eye of the Allfather, aids in assessing enemy presence within a 75-meter radius. Activating the conical scan with a 125° spread takes 1.8 seconds, revealing up to 10 enemies. If more than 10, it indicates “10+ Hostiles Detected”; otherwise, the exact count is provided.
- During the Ultimate, the cooldown reduces to 8 seconds from the original 25, with a quicker 0.9-second activation time.
- The scan highlights enemy players for 3 seconds, while Traps and Loot Ticks stay highlighted permanently.
- Teammates can view the highlighted items, facilitating coordinated attacks.
- Enemies receive a “Sonar Detected” warning, prompting vigilance. Always prepare to engage after executing the scan.
Beast of the Hunt – Ultimate Ability
Bloodhound’s Ultimate ability, Beast of the Hunt, serves both engagement and escape purposes, boosting Bloodhound’s movement speed by 30%.
- The world turns black and white, except for enemies and their tracks, displayed in red even through walls.
- This heightened focus on targets extends to clear visibility in smoke and Nox Gas.
- Beast of the Hunt lasts 30 seconds, ending instantly upon being downed.
- Downing enemies add 5 to 15 seconds based on remaining ability time.
- With a 3-minute cooldown, reserve this ultimate for team engagements or critical situations requiring a swift escape.
Recon – Perk
Bloodhound also offers a unique perk called Recon, allowing him to access the survey beacons scattered all over the map. It takes around seven seconds to complete the interaction with a survey beacon, and it then tells you the next location of the circle.
Apex Legends Bloodhound Tips
Now that I have covered all the abilities in my Apex Legends Bloodhound guide, let’s talk about some tips that can help you perform better with the said character.
- Play Aggressively
- Bloodhound excels in aggressive play, utilizing tracking abilities for eliminations.
- Communication is Key
- Coordinate attacks with allies using Bloodhound’s intel-focused skills.
- Utilize in-game voice chat or third-party communication tools.
- Scan Strategically
- Use “Eye of the AllFather” for enemy pinpointing; faster activation and shorter cooldown during the ultimate phase.
- Track Indicators
- Understand pop-ups during the Eye of AllFather to spot threats and gather data.
- Scan Risk
- Scanning exposes your location; move swiftly after to avoid enemy retaliation.
- Ultimate Tactics
- Use Bloodhound’s Ultimate for aggressive pushes with allies or to escape.
- Activate the Ultimate before engaging enemy squads for enhanced speed and effectiveness.
- Navigating Smoke and Gas
- When trapped in Caustic or Bangalore smoke, use the Ultimate for clear vision.
- Team Play
- Avoid solo engagements even with the Ultimate; stick close to teammates to handle potential third parties.
What Are The Best Teammates For Bloodhound?
In my opinion, Bangalore and Caustic are the ideal teammates for Bloodhound. If you ask why then the answer is simple. Both Bangalore and Caustic are capable of trapping their enemies by using Gas and Smoke. If you don’t already know, then it’s almost impossible for anyone to see through the Gas or Smoke unless you’re the one who used them.
- However, Bloodhound can see through both in his Ultimate stance.
- Therefore, the three can become a deadly trio if played right.
- You can trap enemies and take them down instantly without worrying about anything.
What Are The Best Weapons for Bloodhound?
For Bloodhound, you need a weapon that will be effective in close-range combat. This is because you will most likely be rushing your enemy while in your Ultimate stance. A close-range focus weapon such as the Peacekeeper or the R-99 will prove useful. Since Apex allows you to carry two weapons at once, I suggest you keep a mid-ranged weapon in your inventory, like the R-301 or the Flatline.
Outfits and Gear Skins
Like the other agents, Bloodhound has its own skins, gear, and heirlooms.
Bloodhound’s heirloom pack contains three things:
- The Melee Raven’s Bite
- A Banner Pose Glory Hound
- An Intro Quip “I honor those who’ve risen, not those who’ve fallen.”
There are 85 Legend skins for Bloodhound: 3 Mythic, 27 Legendary, 9 Epic, 30 Rare, and 16 Common.
You can choose between the 4 available finishers: Bulls Eye (Default), Clean Kill, With Honor, and Piercing Plasma.
My Thoughts On Bloodhound
I can confidently say that Bloodhound can be counted in the S-tier characters of Apex Legends. Not just because of his usefulness to the team, but he is undoubtedly an easy character to learn for new players.
While playing as Bloodhound in Apex, I try to make aggressive pushes right after using the Eye of the AllFather. I also try to notify my teammates regarding the enemies’ positions or the hints I encounter during the match while taking the lead for my team.
With all the information above, my Apex Legends Bloodhound guide ends. This guide reflects my views on Bloodhound in Apex. Bloodhound has two primary abilities: one is his passive ability, “Tracker,” and the other is a conical-shaped scan known as “Eye of the AllFather,” along with the Ultimate Ability, “Beast of the Hunt.”
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