Apex Legends game play relies heavily on the legend you choose. Their abilities differ greatly and all offer different advantages and ways of playing. Learning all the legends inside and out is the best way to improve your game.
Of course, actually playing all the different characters yourself is the best way to learn the legends, but swatting up on the internet before you jump in can be an advantage.
There are currently 8 legends to play as in Apex Legends: Bloodhound, Gibraltar, Lifeline, Pathfinder, Wraith, Bangalore, Caustic and Mirage. Caustic and Mirage are locked at first and you will either have to pay or play to unlock them.
Weapons and loadout are the same no matter which legend you choose, they are looted from the ground. It’s just the abilities that differ.
Here are the legend classes broken down.
|Swift Mend||Stim||Launch Pad|
|While not taking damage, Octane restores health over time.||Move 30% faster for 6 seconds. Costs Health to use. Reduction to slows while active.||Deployable jump pad that catapults users through the air.|
Octane is a fast-paced Legend with the ability to increase his speed by 30% with his tactical ability. This, mixed in with his jump pad ultimate make him one of the best classes for running rings around your opponents.
If you are more of a solo player who excels in fast-paced close-quarter firefights, then Octane might just be the Legend for you.
|Tracker||Eye of the Allfather||Beast of the Hunt|
|Foes leave clues behind for you to find.||Briefly reveal enemies, traps and clues through all structures in front of you.||Transform into the ultimate hunter. Enhances your senses, allowing you to see cold tracks and move faster.|
Bloodhound’s ability to see tracks and briefly reveal traps and clues means he is an information gatherer. It’s important to communicate this information to your teammates as this will give you and your team the best chance for success.
If you are more of a sneaky player who likes to know what’s going on then Bloodhound could be a good choice for you. The Ultimate ability to move fast and see cold tracks of your enemies is valuable in close-quarter situations.
|Gun Shield||Dome of Protection||Defensive Bombardment|
|Aiming down sights deploys a gun shield that blocks incoming fire.||Throw down a dome-shield that blocks attacks for 15 seconds.||Call in a concentrated mortar strike on a position you mark with smoke.|
Gibraltar is what is known as a tank. His shields from both the passive gun shield and tactical dome shield mean he can deflect a lot of fire power from enemies, making him hard to kill.
If you like to get right in the middle of gunfights, Gibraltar could be a good choice for you. His ultimate mortar strike ability is useful for both defence and attack.
|Combat Medic||D.O.C Heal Drone||Care Package|
|Revive knocked down teammates faster while protected by a shield wall. Healing items are used 25% faster.||The Drone Of Compassion (DOC) automatically heals those near it over time.||Call in a droppod full of high quality defensive gear.|
Lifeline’s abilities are useful for both her and her teammates. Faster reviving, healing and free gear means she can provide support throughout the game. Health is always a valuable asset to the game, which Lifeline can provide.
Watch out as her care package can give away your position.
|Insider Knowledge||Grappling Hook||Zipline Gun|
|Scan a survey beacon to reveal the ring’s next location.||Grapple to get to out-of-reach places quickly.||Creates a zipline for everyone to use.|
Pathfinder is able to do as his name suggests. He can locate the next ring and get him and his teammates there the quickest way possible, using his zip line. His grapple hook is also useful for either chasing or running from enemies.
Choose Pathfinder if you want to be a step ahead of the ring, and avoid dying to it.
|Voices From the Void||Into the Void||Dimensional Rift|
|You hear a voice when danger approaches. As far as you can tell, it’s on your side.||Reposition quickly through the safety of the ‘void’ space, avoiding all damage.||Link 2 locations with portals for 60 seconds.|
Wraith’s movement capabilities are stealthy and allow her to get close to the enemy without taking much damage. Her ultimate dimensional rift ability can move her whole team quickly and is useful for entering or exiting battles. Just remember enemies can use the portal too.
Her passive ability is useful for alerting you to danger, especially danger you are unaware of. Wraith might be a good choice for you if you like stealthy play and close quarters combat.
|Double Time||Smoke Launcher||Rolling Thunder|
|Taking fire while sprinting makes you move faster for a brief time.||Fire a high velocity smoke canister that explodes into a smoke wall on impact.||Call in an artillery strike that slowly creeps across the landscape.|
Bangalore is really good at regular gunfights especially with her passive ability which makes movement briefly faster while taking gunshots. This can be useful alongside her smoke launcher to make tactical walls of smoke for flanking or escaping enemies.
Rolling thunder is powerful if placed correctly and in open areas, not so much if your enemies can easily enter buildings. Use Bangalore if you are an out and out assault player.
|Nox Vision||Nox Gas Trap||Nox Gas Grenade|
|You gain threat vision on enemies moving through your gas.||Place up to 6 canisters that release deadly Nox gas when shot or triggered by enemies.||Blanket a large area in Nox gas.|
Caustic is all about Nox gas; traps, grenades and Nox vision. This focus on Nox gas means Caustic’s abilities are best played together. He is really good at initiating battles and if planned well can be harmful, confusing and devastating for your enemies, especially alongside your teammates.
If you like heading up battles and causing absolute havoc, then Caustic can be a good choice for you. You will have to unlock him though.
|Encore!||Psyche Out||Vanishing Act|
|Automatically drop a decoy and cloak for 5 seconds when knocked down.||Send out a holographic decoy to confuse the enemy.||Mirage deploys a team of decoys to distract enemies, while he cloaks.|
Mirage’s abilities are heavily centered around decoying, which can be very useful if played correctly. If you can make the enemy believe the decoys, it gives a good chance for flanking or escaping while they are distracted.
If you enjoy facing players head-on in battle, Mirage can give you an edge by fooling the enemy. You will have to unlock him though.