Revenant's addition has certainly mixed things up in Season 4 of Apex Legends, and we've put together a list of some tips and tricks that can help you master the new character, courtesy of prominent YouTuber 'The Gaming Merchant.'
As with every other Legend, Revenant features three different abilities - Silence tactical, Stalker passive, and Death Totem ultimate.
- Silence (tactical) - Throw a device that deals 10 damage and disables enemy abilities for 10 seconds.
- Stalker (passive) - You crouch-walk faster and can climb higher than other Legends.
- Death Totem (ultimate) - Drop a totem that protects those who use it from death for a set amount of time. Instead of being killed or downed, users will return to the totem.
If these abilities sound powerful, that's because they are, as they allow Revenant to manipulate some of the game's most important mechanics unlike any other Legend.
In order to help players learn how to use this character effectively and take advantage of his potential, here are five important pieces of advice to keep in mind when choosing the 'Synthetic Nightmare.'
Place Death Totem wisely
Revenant's Death Totem ultimate ability is obviously a huge part of what he brings to the table, and you should be smart with where you actually place it every time.
Keep in mind that when using the Death Totem, you and your teammates will be teleported back to to the item instead of being downed, which sets up the opportunity for enemies to counter the ult by placing Caustic's Nox Gas Traps right beside it, or shooting at your team once you've spawned back in.
That's why it's important to place the ult in a secure area that's behind cover, so that opponents won't be able to find it and trap you or wait until you've spawned back in with low health to eliminate you. Avoid placing the Totem in doorways or anything that can open and close, either, because if a door is closed on it, it will be destroyed.
Be wary of Death Totem's range
When activating Revenant's Death Totem, always remember that its effect only applies when you're within a certain radius of the ultimate, highlighted by a light blue boundary on your screen.
If you leave this range, your character will no longer be in shadow mode, and will be susceptible to taking damage as normal. However, it might be a good idea at times to go past these boundaries, especially if you suspect that an enemy team has placed traps around your Totem or is looking to sabotage your team when you respawn there.
This is something to keep in mind when you activate the ultimate: knowing how far you can go while staying in shadow form and being wary that sometimes leaving the zone could be the better tactic.
Crouch walk as much as possible
Revenant's passive ability allows him to crouch walk at the same speed as regular walking, and since crouch walking silences footsteps in Apex Legends, it's definitely something you want to take advantage of.
You can use this speed of movement to sneak up on enemies who won't hear you coming, and when engaged in gunfights, can combine it with strafing to make your character a lot harder to hit.
In fact, unless you need to sprint to reach a specific area or escape the onrushing storm, you should probably limit most of your movement to crouch walking.
Bamboozle enemies with movement
Revenant's Stalker passive unlocks a world of new possibilities when it comes to movement - something you should always look to exploit when engaging enemy players and teams.
Most players won't be used to how high the new Legend can climb nor how quickly he can crouch walk, so you can use both mechanics to bamboozle opponents.
Remember that misdirection is key, so you can run around to make noise, then quickly and quietly crouch walk the other way to create confusion. There's also the option of quickly climbing up a high ledge - one that other Legends might not be able to reach - and throw off enemies that way.
Use Silence tactical and your weapon at the same time
What most players haven't realized yet is that, when using Revenant's tactical ability, your other arm can be used for something else.
For example, you can shoot your weapon at an enemy while throwing the Silence, doubling up on the damage. In fact, you can even aim down sights with your gun, which will improve your accuracy with the tactical.
Another good tactic is to prime an Arc Star at the same time; throwing the explosive and the Silence in tandem will both deal damage and completely shut down any enemy, rendering them a sitting duck ready for the taking.
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An in-depth look at Revenant and a visual demonstration of these tips can be seen in The Gaming Merchant's video below.
It's still obviously too early to tell whether or not Revenant will be one of the top-tier Legends in the game's meta, but it's clear that he certainly has that kind of potential.
Regardless, keeping these tips and tricks in mind (and even practicing them in the Firing Range training area) will undoubtedly help you get closer to mastering the Synthetic Nightmare and all of the possibilities he brings to the table.