Apex Legends features loads of different Agents or Legends that players can pick during their run in the Battle Royale game. Each of these legends comes with different abilities and specialties which cater to varying playstyles. Today we will rank each Legend on our Apex Legends Tier List.
|Apex Legends Tier List Legends Ranking Table|
|A+ Tier||Bloodhound, Wraith, and Newcastle|
|A-Tier||Crypto, Gibraltar, Horizon, Valkyrie, Ash, Pathfinder, Ballistic.|
|B-Tier||Rampart, Wattson, Caustic, Lifeline, Revenant, Fuse, and Mad Maggie|
|C-Tier||Banglore and Catalyst|
|D-Tier||Mirage, Seer, and Vantage|
|F-Tier||Octane and Loba|
|Name||Tier||Class||Tactical Ability||Passive Ability||Ultimate Ability|
|Bloodhound||A+||Recon||Eye of the Allfather||Tracker||Beast of the Hunt|
|Wraith||A+||Skirmisher||Into the Void||Voices of the Void||Dimensional Rift|
|Newcastle||A+||Support||Mobile Shield||Retrieve the Wounded||Castle Wall|
|Crypto||A||Recon||Surveillance Drone||Neurolink||Drone EMP|
|Gibraltar||A||Support||Dome of Protection||Gun Shield||Defensive Bombardment|
|Horizon||A||Skirmisher||Gravity Lit||Spacewalk||Black Hole|
|Valkyrie||A||Skirmisher||Missile Swarm||VTOL Jets||Skyward Dive|
|Ash||A||Assault||Arc Snare||Marked for Death||Phase Breach|
|Pathfinder||A||Skirmisher||Grappling Hook||Inside Knowledge||Zipline Gun|
|Rampart||B||Controller||Amped Cover||Modded Loader||Mobile Minigun “Sheila”|
|Wattson||B||Controller||Perimeter Security||Spark of Genius||Interception Pylon|
|Caustic||B||Controller||Nox Gas Trap||Nox Vision||Nox Gas Grenade|
|Lifeline||B||Support||D.O.C Heal Drone||Combat Revive||Car Package|
|Fuse||B||Assault||Knuckle Cluster||Grenadier||The Motherlode|
|Mad Maggie||B||Assault||Riot Drill||Warlord’s Ire||Wrecking Ball|
|Banglore||C||Assault||Smoke Launcher||Double Time||Rolling Thunder|
|Catalyst||C||Controller||Piercing Spikes||Barricade||Dark Veil|
|Mirage||D||Support||Psyche Out||Now You See Me||Life of the Party|
|Seer||D||Recon||Focus of Attention||Heart Seeker||Exhibit|
|Vantage||D||Recon||Echo Relocation||Spotter’s Lens||Sniper’s Mark|
|Octane||F||Skirmisher||Stim||Swift Mend||Launch Pad|
|Loba||F||Support||Burglar’s Best Friend||Eye for Quality||Black Market Boutique|
Tier A Plus
|Tactical Ability||Into the Void|
|Passive Ability||Voices of the Void|
|Ultimate Ability||Dimensional Rift|
Wraith has always been the first-choice legend for many pro and casual players. The legend hasn’t received any significant changes over the past seasons. Recently, she got a buff in which her tactical void cooldown is reduced to 25 seconds. On top of that, she can now also see enemies during her tactical.
There are just endless things you can do with her ultimate, but to conclude, I’d say it’s still the best in the game. Wraith’s ultimate takes 210 seconds to load, and the portal lasts for 60 seconds. Along with these all special abilities, the best thing about Wraith is that she has a low profile. In other words, she has a low hitbox, and landing a bullet on someone who is using Wraith is no easy thing to do.
|Tactical Ability||Eye of the Allfather|
|Ultimate Ability||Beast of the Hunt|
One of the most potent Legends in Apex Legends is Bloodhound. Bloodhound can now scan beacons, and this puts Pathfinder and Crypto to rest. Besides, his ultimate has also gotten a few changes.
Whenever you start “Beast of the Hunt”, instead of 25 seconds, you will now be able to scan every 6 seconds. I’ve called out a lot of players for wall hacking, to realize later it was the new 6 seconds scan.
Bloodhound still has the same tactical. Players can use the Eye of the Allfather to highlight enemy traps, loot, clues, and hostiles. Moreover, his Passive tracker is still useful, allowing players to see various markers highlighting enemy tactics.
|Tactical Ability||Mobile Shield|
|Passive Ability||Retrieve the Wounded|
|Ultimate Ability||Castle Wall|
Newcastle is one of the most fun characters to play in Apex Legends. This legend is viable at all levels of play and can provide the most utility. He can be useful to the squad and his kit truly sets him apart from other defensive legends and in Apex where movement and positioning are vital to your success.
Defensive legends commonly play the anchor role meaning they back up the team. Newcastle is the best in the game at supporting his team as a defensive legend.
Lastly, Newcastle’s Ultimate ability is Castle Wall in which he sprints forward and deploys down a huge wall shield. This enables team members to conceal themselves behind long parts while firing over the short part. Gunfire will gradually disintegrate distinct portions, but it can withstand quite a battering.
|Tactical Ability||Dome of Protection|
|Passive Ability||Gun Shield|
|Ultimate Ability||Defensive Bombardment|
The giant beast Gibraltar is still worth using in Apex Legends. One of the main reasons why I love Gibraltar so much is the fact that it has huge armor and he can endure a lot of damage. Although a lot of players will say he is defensive-minded, I think he is the most balanced legend providing options in both attack and defense.
The ultimate ability that makes him suitable for the attack is Defensive Bombardment. Whenever you decide to push your enemies, the defensive bombardment will drop dozens of smoke grenades and explosives.
To sum it up, Gibraltar is worth using in both squads and duos. He has slight drawbacks, like being spotted quickly. Further, his gun shield can only last a few bullets, and movement isn’t the smoothest.
|Tactical Ability||Surveillance Drone|
|Ultimate Ability||Drone EMP|
Crypto is becoming immensely popular. In every game, you will find one crypto in each team. The thing with Crypto is that he is mighty. He can now revive teammates and hit survey beacons without being even close to them. Other than that, his previous ability to scan nearby enemies, traps, and supply bins is still consistent.
Crypto’s Ultimate is still one of the best in the game. Players can charge up an EMP Blast, and not only deal 50 shield damage but also disable various traps and slow down enemies. Last but not least, Crypto can still access the 12 survey beacons around the map and predict the circle without making much effort.
|Tactical Ability||Gravity Lit|
|Ultimate Ability||Black Hole|
Horizon is one of the superior positioning legends in the Apex Legends. She can go from one height to another very quickly thanks to her Gravity lift. This means that she can take high grounds easily. So, for people who like sniping and camping, this is the best legend for them.
Horizon has 3 abilities. First of her abilities is Spacewalk. This is her passive ability which allows her to be not affected by falling from high places. She can move more freely from other legends in the air.
Black Hole is her ultimate ability which drags/pulls users into it. It lasts for 10 seconds. The best way to use her ultimate ability is to throw it at a squad and then throw Grenades, Thermites, and Arc Stars. This will surely knock them, if not their health will be low.
|Tactical Ability||Missile Swarm|
|Passive Ability||VTOL Jets|
|Ultimate Ability||Skyward Dive|
Valkyrie is a recon legend who has a jetpack for maneuvering the whole map of Apex Legends. Because of her jetpack, she is good for every play style. She can take high grounds effortlessly which makes her deadly.
Valkyrie’s passive ability is VTOL Jets. These jets allow her to scan the battlefield from the air. The jetpack has limited fuel which recharges quickly. While flying in the air might seem good, she can’t use weapons while jetpacking so be careful while using them.
Valkyrie’s Ultimate Ability is Skyward Dive which allows her to launch herself and her team into the air and skydive to a new spot. This is one of the best abilities in Apex Legends. Skyward Dive can help you escape if you are in a difficult situation, help you rotate, or help you get into the zone if you are late in going into the zone.
|Tactical Ability||Arc Snare|
|Passive Ability||Marked for Death|
|Ultimate Ability||Phase Breach|
If you are an aggressive player, give Ash a try. This legend is versatile and good for hit-and-run strategies and surrounding enemies and attacking them. She can rush her opponents from any place at any time with her ultimate. She is very deadly if you know how to use her.
Ash’s passive ability is Marked for Death through which she can find recent death boxes and when one is close, she can hack it to spot any assaulter who is still alive. This is helpful for people trying to get high-kill games.
Ash’s ultimate ability is Phase Breach, which opens a one-way portal to a specific place that may be used by both teammates and opponents.
|Tactical Ability||Grappling Hook|
|Passive Ability||Inside Knowledge|
|Ultimate Ability||Zipline Gun|
Pathfinder was one of the best legends in the game. The character was mostly used to travel faster across the map. Other than this, he was also excellent in his ability to scan places, and In short, he was a very decent legend. The character was nerfed pretty severely in Season 6. He is now only a shadow of his past. That is mainly because of the new 35 seconds grapple cool down.
Further, his unique passive ability in the past to scan beacons isn’t unique anymore. Both Crypto and Bloodhound are able to do that in a much better fashion. I think Pathfinder is a bit balanced now. In the past, the character was way overpowerful, and If Loba was to be added, Path definitely needed a nerf.
Finally, Respawn and EA came to conclusions and launched the newest part of Apex Legends’ playable horde, the Refined Gunslinger, Ballistic, which we believe is really a sane one.
With the ability to pull off three non-attachment guns, multiple party-wide buffs, and simultaneously create a golden weapon, this ultimate Assault Legend is a true skirmisher especially made for those who are always ready for a gunfight. The buffs include quick reload, movement speed, and infinite ammo.
|Ultimate Ability||Death Totem|
Revenant made its mark in Season 4 after killing Forge. He is one of the smartest and stealthy legends around. His tactical ability is called silence, which does not mean being silent. It’s a small grenade device that you have to land at enemies.
Once you hit the enemies, the device damages 10 HP and also disables the enemy abilities for 20 seconds. Revenant’s passive ability is a stalker, which allows him to crouch walk faster.
The ultimate ability of reverent is what separates him from the rest of the characters. He spawns a Death Totem that ultimately transforms the character into a shadow. The shadow can attack enemies and do all the usual stuff, but it only lasts 30 seconds.
|Tactical Ability||D.O.C Heal Drone|
|Passive Ability||Combat Revive|
|Ultimate Ability||Car Package|
It was pretty hard to rank Lifeline, mainly because there’s always so much debate about her. Still, it’s worth noting that B is not a bad rank. Lifeline is a supporting character, having most of the abilities circled medic. Her tactical calls a drone that heals every teammate within 3 meters. This is really handy, because in most scenarios when your team is short on heals. Lifeline’s Heal Drone is always readily available to heal everyone.
Her Ultimate is a Care Package, that drops three high-quality attachments, gears, or other consumables. This package is no joke because it has three slots, and each slot is filled with useful items like body shields, syringes, and various scopes.
|Tactical Ability||Nox Gas Trap|
|Passive Ability||Nox Vision|
|Ultimate Ability||Nox Gas Grenade|
Not the most mobile legend in the game, but still Caustic gets the job done. He is best suited for CQC fights In my opinion. Caustic is the best legend for interiors. His tactical, Nox Gas Trap can be used to block various doors and hold off enemies.
Other than that, his passive of taking 15% less damage from every attack is handy as well. Similarly, his ultimate, Nox Gas Grenade is also useful. It can be used to poison and block enemies at close range.
Another critical thing to note is that Caustic is very easy to spot. He is enormous like Gibraltar, and in open areas where Caustic is slow. Enemies are easily able to take advantage.
|Tactical Ability||Perimeter Security|
|Passive Ability||Spark of Genius|
|Ultimate Ability||Interception Pylon|
Despite, Wattson now being highly dependent on Ultimate Acceleration, thanks to the new 90 seconds timer. For me, Watson is still one of the best passive characters in the game. There is always a bit of debate about whether Rampant is better than Watson, but In my opinion, Wattson edges Rampant with its fences.
The Fences are still impeccable, once deployed, there is nothing the enemy can do about it. Adequately, not only can you secure places, and stop enemy rotations, but also trap enemies. Once the enemies are trapped, they are stunned for an extended period of time. In the later stages of the game, the fences are easily the best ability to secure circles.
|Tactical Ability||Amped Cover|
|Passive Ability||Modded Loader|
|Ultimate Ability||Mobile Minigun “Sheila”|
Rampart is one of the latest legends additions to the game. She is another passive and team-oriented character. Rampart can quickly spawn up to 5 amp covers or shields. The shields block all the incoming fires, while nearly doubling the damage of all the outgoing bullets.
Other than this, her ultimate is a machine gun called Sheila, which comes pre-occupied. Sheila is really powerful; it can destroy enemies within seconds. Further, it has a good range, and the recoil isn’t too bad. Rampart is not only good with Sheila but also with all other LMGs in the game.
To conclude, I think Rampart is strictly a passive legend. Her abilities without good teammates are non-existent. Even with good teammates, her services aren’t always required.
|Tactical Ability||Knuckle Cluster|
|Ultimate Ability||The Motherlode|
Fuse is a legend who specializes in explosives. He has a knuckle cluster in his arm which allows him to shoot cluster bombs that can stick to other legends and damage and slow them. He is an aggressive and supportive character depending on how you are using him. He is the most annoying legend in Apex Legends.
Grenadier is the passive ability of Fuse which allows him to stack up to two grenades per inventory slot, meaning you can have more grenades and leave slots for healings and shields. Grenadier allows you to throw grenades incredibly far and with pinpoint accuracy by showing you the grenade path. This is very helpful in throwing grenades at long distances.
The Ultimate Ability of Fuse is called the Motherload. This ability in simple words is a very ominous trap. Fuse can fire this ability onto his opponent which can trap them inside.
|Tactical Ability||Riot Drill|
|Passive Ability||Warlord’s Ire|
|Ultimate Ability||Wrecking Ball|
Mad Maggie is a powerful offensive legend who does have the potential to shake up the Apex scene. Her main equipment is all about movement and aggression, which delivers a quick play. Her three main abilities make her another viable option in place of Wraith and Bloodhound.
Starting with her passive ability we have Warlord’s Ire. This passive gives her the ability to temporarily highlight enemies through walls that you have damaged. The second part of her passive ability is increased movement speed while you have a shotgun equipped.
Finally, Mad Maggie’s ultimate ability is Wrecking Ball. This works exactly as it sounds; she throws out a spiked ball to rip toward the enemies leaving speed pads behind its path. The ball deals 20 damage if it impacts an enemy, knocking them back.
|Tactical Ability||Smoke Launcher|
|Passive Ability||Double Time|
|Ultimate Ability||Rolling Thunder|
Banglore hasn’t been changed from I think season 2. Her ability to throw smokes is kind of the best support play in the game. For example. Whenever your teammate gets knocked out, you can throw smoke and revive him. Other than this, the smoke can also be used to get away from enemies. On top of its smoke ability, Banglore’s ultimate of dropping down missiles is also very useful.
In short, Banglore is pretty great with an excellent hitbox. I just feel that she needs a better ultimate. The missile thingy is old, and to be honest, you won’t see a lot of Banglore’s in the game anymore.
|Tactical Ability||Piercing Spikes|
|Ultimate Ability||Dark Veil|
The brand-new legend in Apex, Catalyst completely shakes up the game. Catalyst is a defensive legend who can control the battlefield with her abilities and because of her flexibility with ferrofluid, she is unique in them all. She is a wonderful choice for players who prefer to battle from a distance.
Catalyst’s passive ability is called Barricade where she can reinforce doors to lock out enemies. Teammates can open and close the doors, and when the catalyst barricades a door, it takes four kicks to knock it down versus the standard two.
Catalyst’s ultimate ability is called Dark Veil in which she raises a wall of fluid and enemies who walk through it will be slowed down and blinded. The wall is about 55 meters long and 25 feet high and lasts 15 seconds. The cooldown for her ability is 2 minutes.
|Tactical Ability||Psyche Out|
|Passive Ability||Now You See Me|
|Ultimate Ability||Life of the Party|
Mirage is still struggling to find its place. Despite his impressive abilities to revive teammates faster, control decoys, and create clones. I think he brings little to no value to team play.
When playing solo, Mirage is one of the best picks, but in competitive games, I don’t think your teammates will benefit anything from him. In my opinion, Mirage is a good supporting legend, but as for his contributions, he won’t bring any value other than reviving teammates invisibly.
|Tactical Ability||Focus of Attention|
|Passive Ability||Heart Seeker|
Seer is a recon legend that provides precise information on the enemy’s position in a way that no other recon legend can. He has a unique play style with his abilities that is quite different from other surveillance legends such as Bloodhound and Crypto. His abilities are all focused on finding your opponents before they find you. So now let’s look at the ins and outs of his kit.
Seer’s passive ability is Heart Seeker which is one of the best passive abilities in all of Apex. With his heartbeat sensor, he can hear and detect the heartbeats of the enemies within 75 meters when aiming down sight.
Lastly, Seer’s Ultimate Ability is Exhibit that generates a giant orb of micro-drones that reveals and tracks the location of enemies moving or firing their weapons within the sphere. It will toss a device that emits a large sphere that lasts for 30 seconds and will show you the footsteps and gunfire of enemies.
|Tactical Ability||Echo Relocation|
|Passive Ability||Spotter’s Lens|
|Ultimate Ability||Sniper’s Mark|
If you are looking for an extremely fun and powerful legend that has movement capabilities, go for Vantage. She can provide intel to her entire team, and she has a sniper that is almost always online and gives you a third weapon to use. With her movement, you can play somewhat of a fragger and aggressive role.
Vantage’s passive ability is set up around snipers and looking at a range, it is called Spotters Lens. This ability gives her extra information when she aims down sight using a mid to long-range scope, this allows her to gather the following information. It shows a bullet drop indicator.
Finally, Vantage’s ultimate is Sniper’s Mark. This modified sentinel marks targets for extra damage. It deals 50 base damage with a 1.5 percent headshot multiplier and the mark lasts for 10 seconds. Subsequent hits on the same target deal doubled the damage and reset the timer back to 10 seconds when opponents are marked.
|Tactical Ability||Burglar’s Best Friend|
|Passive Ability||Eye for Quality|
|Ultimate Ability||Black Market Boutique|
If you are a loba main, which I think you won’t be. Loba is now the most useless Legend in the game. Her movement is slow, rigged, and unacceptable. Other than this, her ability to see loot through walls is not exceptional, because these days the majority of players are aware of loot spawns.
The ultimate is pretty decent, but once again there is nothing impressive that would convince you to choose her over other legends. Loba hasn’t been nerfed or buffed over the past few seasons. I think she needs a complete overhaul.
|Passive Ability||Swift Mend|
|Ultimate Ability||Launch Pad|
Although Octane has a very sharp and excellent movement, his other abilities are a complete wreck. If we talk about the speed boost, that happens with the reduction of health, is unnecessary. Moreover, his ability to jump high and make a better tactical position isn’t any impressive. A lot of other legends can climb high ground without needing any capabilities.
In my opinion, Octane is excellent for solo, as his aggressive movement will allow you to get rapid kills. Subsequently, for team play, I think Pathfinder is a better fit.
Recent Patch Notes
Latest Version: Arsenal Update
Here are some worth-knowing buffs and nerfs the Legends faced in recent updates in Apex Legends.
- New Legend Ballistic, the Refined Gunslinger, is introduced;
- Class: Assault
- Tactical Ability: Whistler
- Passive Ability: Sling
- Ultimate Ability: Tempest
- Mirage now belongs to the Support class and not Skirmisher.
- Ash has received a series of changes that go as:
- She was formerly slowed via weapon walk speed but can now be delayed with the weapon sprint speed. This will happen whenever Ash targets through her tac.
- Once activated, the Ultimate will keep up for the entire match duration even if Ash dies, so players can continue traveling through.
- Equipping heirlooms now makes her steps silent.
- Bloodhound’s White Ravens that are in the flight will no more undergo scanning for free Ult charge and Tacticals.
- Drones, in Crypto’s case, are updated. They can neither be accessed anymore if knocked out nor teleport behind obstacles as they occasionally used to.
- Players will now experience more excellent reliability offered by Mad Maggie as she hits objects that the ball is able to affect.
- Rampart faces a Nerf as he can no longer set more than a few cover walls in the same spot on one Trident.
- All of Seer’s Dummies that occupy the firing range can now follow the same footstep behavior as of allies whenever Seer’s Ultimate is activated instead of behaving like Prowlers or Spiders.
- Valkyrie Ultimate’s cooldown will no longer be 75% if pulled off while the player is under the Death Totem protection.
Classes In Apex Legends
Season 16 introduced a new system called classes. Every legend is placed in one of the classes. These classes have their own abilities. There are five Classes introduced: Skirmisher, Assault, Controller, Recon, and Support.
|Skirmisher||Horizon, Mirage, Pathfinder, Octane, Wraith, and Valkyrie|
|Assault||Ash, Bangalore, Fuse, Mad Maggie, and Revenant|
|Controller||Catalyst, Caustic, Rampart, and Wattson|
|Recon||Bloodhound, Crypto, Seer, and Vantage|
|Support||Gibraltar, Lifeline, Loba, and Newcastle|
With Season 18, the total number of Legends in Apex Legends has now grown to 24. This is a kind of great news for both casual and competitive players. I’m a bit afraid if that much variety will have a slight disadvantage on the competitive side. For example, the majority of competitive FPS games have a simple meta. That is to say, there aren’t a lot of unique abilities, and the game is the same for all users.
With so many Legends and individual skills, I think the Competitive side of Apex Legends will become very inconsistent. Some Legends are simply better than others. The best way to win games right now would be to find the right balance in your team. For solos, I’m sure everybody knows what Legend is mostly being used.
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