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. Today, in our Apex Legends Bloodhound guide, we will talk about his abilities and how you should use them.
- Bloodhound has 2 primary abilities (Tracker & Eye of the AllFather). Its third ability is the Ultimate “Beast of the Hunt”.
- The Tracker ability is passive. It helps in tracking down enemies and gives intel on their movements by different signs. The signs and their meanings are listed below.
- Eye of the AllFather uses a conical-shaped scan, which helps in identifying the position of enemies and traps. The traps become permanently visible whereas the position of enemies is visible for 3 seconds only (you can see through walls too)
- The Ultimate Beast of the Hunt is one of the strongest available abilities in the game. It converts the Bloodhound into a beast, having 30% more running speed as well as reduced cooldowns for the tactical and passive abilities.
- Bloodhound has a special ability to scan a recon, which can help identify the next circle location.
- Bloodhound works best in aggressive gameplay.
- After using the Eye of AllFather ability, you need to clearly identify and understand the tracks that are shown at various locations
- Enemies are alerted when you enable a scan, which can prove to be dangerous so keep moving when you scan to ensure that they don’t track you down that easily
- You can use your Ultimate ability to push into enemies, as well as run away from them if you are alone. It works best for both, thanks to the extra 30% running speed
- Bloodhound works best with close-range weapons such as R-99/R-301 or even Flatline
- Bloodhound’s Heirloom is called Raven’s Bite. It comes along with a banner pose and intro quip.
- Bloodhound has 85 Legend skins; 3 Mythic, 27 Legendary, 9 Epic, 30 Rare, and 16 Common.
- 4 finishers are Available for Bloodhound; Bulls Eye (Default), Clean Kill, With Honor, and Piercing Plasma. Piercing Plasma can only be activated with tier 3 of the skin.
- Bloodhound has 6 emotes and 3 skydiving emotes. He has many banners, poses, and music attached to him.
- All these collectibles can be bought using crafting material from the shop or found by opening packs (Heirloom is rare to find).
In our guide, we will discuss the three abilities offered by this character, along with a special perk. In addition to this, we will mention some tips and tricks that can help you perform well with Bloodhound.
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 which 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, called Eye of the Allfather, can help you determine whether the area is free of enemies. When used, it sends out a conical scan, spread over an angle of 125°, that will search all nearby buildings and obstacles. Its maximum distance is 75 meters, and it detects all possible threats inside the radius.
The maximum number of enemies it can detect is 10. If the number of enemies within the 75-meter radius is greater than 10, then the notification will read as “10+ Hostiles Detected.” If the number is less than 10, then you’ll get to know the exact number.
The Ability takes 1.8 seconds to activate, although, during your Ultimate, the cooldown is 8 seconds instead of the original 25, and it takes a mere 0.9 seconds to activate.
The scan will highlight enemy players for a total of 3 seconds only, whereas Traps and Loot Ticks will remain highlighted permanently.
You and your teammates will be able to see the highlighted items, making it easier to coordinate and launch an attack. Enemies can see a warning “Sonar Detected” on their screens, alerting them instantly that you are nearby. Therefore, always be ready to engage after performing the scan.
Beast of the Hunt – Ultimate Ability
The Ultimate ability, Beast of the Hunt, is one of the most powerful in the game. This is because it transforms Bloodhound into the ultimate hunter.
The ability can be used to both engage in and escape from a fight. Bloodhound’s movement speed will increase by 30% when used. Furthermore, everything for him becomes black and white, except for his enemies and their tracks, which appear red even through walls.
This allows him to concentrate solely on his targets’ movements. Unlike any other character, Bloodhound can also see clearly in smoke and Nox Gas, thanks to this amazing ability.
Bloodhound remains in the Beast of the Hunt state for 30 seconds. It ends immediately when downed. However, downing an enemy adds 5 to 15 seconds to the duration depending upon how much time is left for the ability.
The Ultimate has a 3 minutes cooldown, which means that you should save this ability when you are either going to engage a team or when you are stuck in a critical situation and want a quick 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. This is something that can help you get inside the circle and pick up a good spot before anyone else.
Apex Legends Bloodhound Tips
Now that we have covered all the abilities in our Apex Legends Bloodhound guide, let’s talk about some tips that can help you perform better with the said character.
Playing aggressively allows Bloodhound to shine; his abilities are best put to use tracking down and eliminating foes. Although it can be effective when played defensively, it succeeds when played aggressively.
Communication is necessary
Bloodhound’s skills are geared toward one goal: exposing your enemies’ whereabouts. There are many ways to put this information to use, but the most effective is to coordinate a well-executed attack with your allies. This will give you a significant advantage over the opposition. You and your friends can stay in touch via the game’s built-in voice chat function or any third-party client.
Scan, Scan and Scan
Playing bloodhound is all about knowing your opponent and using that knowledge to your advantage. You must always be aware of your surroundings, and the tactical ability “Eye of the AllFather” allows you to do just that by pinpointing the exact location of nearby enemies. If you use this ability while in your ultimate phase, it will activate more quickly and have a shorter cooldown
Pay Attention to the Tracks
When you use the Eye of AllFather ability, a number of popups will appear on the floor and in the surrounding area. This may seem like a major problem to newcomers, but rest assured, it isn’t. Having a firm grasp on all of these indicators will allow you to spot various threats and pieces of data. For this agent, the results of using their abilities with a level head can be truly astounding.
Scanning is dangerous
Scanning is useful for gathering intelligence but is risky because the enemy can see your ping after you fire it. Intelligent opponents can easily find you and eliminate you. As such, after conducting a thorough search, you should immediately begin making your way rapidly through the area to avoid being shot at by the enemies and make good use of the information you have gathered.
You can use your Ultimate in many ways:
The Bloodhound’s Ultimate ability is extremely potent and versatile. The ultimate ability can be used to charge headfirst into enemies, but only if accompanied by your allies. If you’re in a tight spot and need to get away from your opponents, you can activate your ultimate and use the 30% increased movement speed to make a run for it.
Use The Ultimate Before Engaging A Squad
The Ultimate ability of Bloodhound transforms him into a killing machine; therefore, you should always use it before engaging an enemy squad. You can use the increased movement speed to chase them down or doge their attacks quickly.
Ultimate Ability For Defensive Purposes
There will be times when the situation will turn against you in combat. This is when you should fall back and escape to heal or to gather better supplies. If you run in your normal state, then the enemy squad will chase you down instantly. However, if you use the Ultimate ability to escape, they won’t catch up with you. Considering you will remain in the Beast of the Hunt state for around 35 seconds, you’ll have enough time to go far away.
Don’t Be Afraid of The Smoke or Gas
Caustic and Bangalore are known to use Gas and Smoke to trap their enemies. If you happen to get stuck in such a situation, then you should use your Ultimate ability without a second thought. This is because you will be able to see clearly through the smoke.
Don’t Go After A Squad Alone
Using your Ultimate transforms you into a beast and all, but that does not mean you should start going after a whole squad alone. Sure, if you’re someone who can play like Aceu or Dizzy, it won’t be a problem. But if you’re someone who’s on an average level, then it’s best to stick near to your teammates. Even if you are capable of handling a squad alone, there are chances that you might get third parties. And if that happens, well, then that’s the end for you.
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, we 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.
Note: Piercing Plasma can only be performed when Tier 3 of the Agent’s skin is equipped
Bloodhound has 6 emotes and 3 skydiving emotes. He has many banners, poses, and music attached to him. Most of these collectibles are unlocked with crafting material, except the heirloom, which can be purchased or found by shards, which you can get by opening the packs you get after every level.
This was all regarding our Apex Legends Bloodhound guide. Overall, Bloodhound is easily one of the best characters to use in Apex Legends. He ranks as an A-Plus character in our Apex Legends Tier List alongside Wraith. But keep in mind that you won’t master him in a single day. You will need to spend a lot of time playing with him in order to learn every single thing about him. In addition to this, you will need to properly control Bloodhound in his Ultimate stance. This is because not everyone can handle the sudden increase in the movement, and it will take you some time to adjust to the black and white theme. But once you master him, no one will be able to stop you from winning the match. Before you leave, make sure to check out our Apex Legends Lifeline guide as well.
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