Apex Legends: Complete Pathfinder Guide [Abilities & Team Comps]

How Pathfinder abilities makes it a great contender for your main legend!

Pathfinder is a forward scout legend. He has 3 abilities that make him a formidable opponent if used correctly. He is a tall humanoid robot who has a large eye for the face and on his chest is a screen that describes his emotions. His back consists of 2 large levers resembling a trigger button of some sort. He is mostly used for aiding the team. Today, you’ll get to learn everything about him in this Apex Legends Pathfinder Guide!

Key Takeaways
  • Pathfinder is an Aggressive and Evasive legend categorized under the Skirmisher class.
  • His Passive ability, Insider Knowledge, provides insights into the best loot within care packages.
  • Pathfinder’s Tactical Ability, Grappling Hook, enables him to engage or disengage with enemy teams effectively.
  • His ultimate ability, Zipline Gun, grants him easy access to high ground or positional advantage over enemies.

Pathfinder In Apex Legends

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A Quick look at Pathfinder [Screenshot by eXputer]
Pathfinder is one of the first free legends that is available in the Apex Legends. He is a mobile legend who can be used both aggressively and evasively. His Grappling Hook provides a unique tool that can be used to provide unique repositioning opportunities, although we’ll get into the details of that later on.

Pathfinder is a Skirmisher legend. Which allows him to determine the highest-value items inside a care package whether it’s in the air or on the ground. He is a mobility legend which makes him good for rotations and aggression.

Passive Ability: Insider Knowledge

  • Reduces the Zipline Gun’s cooldown by 10 seconds each time Pathfinder scans a survey beacon to reveal the next ring’s location. This enhances his team’s strategic planning by providing advanced knowledge of ring movements and positioning for advantageous rotations.
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    Pathfinder’s Abilities [Image Credit: eXputer]

Tactical Ability: Grappling Hook

  • Offers unparalleled mobility by allowing Pathfinder to grapple to terrain or objects, pulling himself towards them. Mastery of the Grappling Hook can create significant tactical advantages, such as reaching high ground, quick repositioning in gunfights, or escaping disadvantageous situations. The cooldown varies based on the distance traveled, encouraging skillful use for maximum effectiveness.

Ultimate Ability: Zipline Gun

  • Creates a zipline between two points, which anyone can use for rapid traversal. It’s invaluable for quick team repositioning, escaping the ring, or engaging/disengaging from fights. While it offers significant mobility, it requires strategic deployment to avoid making the team vulnerable to enemy attacks during transit.

How To Play Pathfinder

In a gunfight, the Pathfinder’s kit allows him to push aggressively with his teammates by using both, his Tactical Ability – Grappling Hook and Ultimate Ability – Zipline Gun. If you are fighting a squad and you knock one of them down, you can push the enemy squad with your whole team using the Ultimate ability of Pathfinder.

On the other hand, If you are at a disadvantage in a gunfight, you can use your abilities to retreat to a better position. Heal up, shield up, and go back into the fight with better odds of winning the gunfight. 

If you are a ranked player and are solo queuing. It is better if you stay with your teammates, but if they die early on, you can RAT (camp) in spots where opponents will not be able to find you easily. Some of these RAT spots are accessible only by using Pathfinder’s Grappling Hook and Zipline Gun abilities.

Pathfinder’s kit revolves around repositioning obstacles and enemy teams. A strategy that can be employed while using Pathfinder is to stay at the edges of the zone and avoid fighting at the early stages of the game.

You can use the Grappling Hook and Zipline Gun to rotate into positions that provide tactical advantages such as high ground or head peaks, which can be used to effectively exploit positions. If you are able to do that, you will be able to get lots of kills and will be able to get wins easily.

Best Team Comp For Pathfinder

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Team Comps [Screenshot by eXputer]
Before wrapping up the Apex Legends Pathfinder guide, let’s quickly go through the Best Team Comps that work out with him. Down below there are three different team comps that work best with the Pathfinder.

First Team Comp

  • Legends: Pathfinder, Valkyrie, and Octane.
  • Strategy: This setup is designed for aggression and hunting kills. Valkyrie scouts from above, identifying targets. Once a target is spotted, the team uses high mobility to gain a tactical advantage before engaging. Pathfinder and Octane provide rapid repositioning tools to engage or disengage, especially useful during third-party encounters.

Second Team Comp

  • Legends: Pathfinder, Horizon, and Ballistic (Note: As of my last update, “Ballistic” may be a conceptual or unofficial name not recognized in the game. The description fits Rampart, known for her Amped Cover and Sheila minigun, offering a similar strategic advantage.)
  • Strategy: Focuses on gaining a height or positional advantage with Horizon’s Gravity Lift. The team can push enemies with Pathfinder’s zipline and leverage Rampart’s (Ballistic) enhanced firepower. Combining Horizon’s Black Hole with grenade spam can force enemies into vulnerable positions for a coordinated assault.

Third Team Comp

  • Legends: Pathfinder, Caustic, and Wattson.
  • Strategy: Ideal for securing wins through strategic positioning rather than high kill counts. Pathfinder scouts and relocates the team to defensible positions. Wattson and Caustic fortify the location with traps and fences, creating a stronghold. This comp excels in late-game scenarios, where holding a fortified position can be the key to victory.

My Experience Using Pathfinder

Pathfinder is a movement-based character in Apex and also one of the hardest to master. His kit might seem to be simple, but there is a lot more to it. Despite my experience, I still face difficulty while using Pathfinder’s kit. However, it can prove to be a lot more helpful while sniping or scouting out enemies, which is why I always utilize his strong suits when picking him for a match.

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My concurrent progress on Apex Legends

His Grappling Hook usually allows me to move to high grounds, giving me more area to scout and thus making it easier to snipe out enemies. Apart from that, the Grappling Hook can also be used to gain large momentum, which allows players to flank the enemies while they are unaware or are busy fighting.

With all of the information provided above, my guide on Apex Legends Pathfinder finally comes to an end. In this guide, I have mentioned different information regarding Pathfinder’s abilities and how to use him for aggressive pushes. I have also discussed different team compositions that players can use to take advantage of Pathfinder’s full potential.

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Sameer Noman is a Guides Writer on eXputer who’s fascinated by the eSports scene in the gaming industry. You’ll find Sameer grinding away at Valorant or any other FPS game when he’s got the time. He’s got several years of writing experience under his belt, you can find out more about Sameer's gaming journey on his Steam profile. Experience: 2+ Years || Education: BBA || Published 150+ Guides || Mainly Covers Guides

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