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Apex Legends character idea would be the ultimate Support Legend

Published: 6/May/2020 12:14 Updated: 6/May/2020 12:35

by Andy Williams

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An Apex Legends player has created the ultimate support character that would perfectly rival the likes of Lifeline and Wattson.

The likes of Wraith, Pathfinder and Gibraltar often find themselves as the star of the show in the Apex Games. Whether you’re grappling your way behind enemy lines with Pathy or taking on an enemy team head-on with Gibby, these three Legends are considered to be in a league of their own.

With that said, the big hitters wouldn’t be able to make their flashy plays if it wasn’t for the support of Legends such as Lifeline and Wattson.

Lifeline healing ally in Apex Legends.
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Lifeline’s Health Drone and ability to revive teammates faster allows her teammates to play more aggressively.

But that’s just about where it ends. Aside from Lifeline and Wattson, there is a distinct lack of supportive Legends roaming the servers — and that’s where this character concept would slot straight in.

All of the Legend’s abilities revolve around supporting their allies in combat. Let’s take a look at each of the character’s abilities.

Apex Legends character concept abilities.

Starting off with their ‘Health Burst’ Tactical, the Legend would possess the means to heal nearby teammates within a specific radius, which would prove indispensable towards the endgame circle, when nearby loot is scarce.

The ‘Phoenix’ Passive doubles down on Lifeline’s Combat Medic Passive, by reviving a teammate with full shields… After all, there’s nothing worse than being revived, only to be downed again immediately after since your health is so low!

Although, it’s the Ultimate where this character comes into their own. Last Stand would warrant all nearby allies (approximately the radius of Wattson’s Interception Pylon) a safety net of health for 20 seconds.

This would be especially useful when you find yourself stuck between two enemy squads as it would ensure that you don’t get ‘third-partied’ again! To balance it out, anyone experiencing the effects of Last Stand wouldn’t be able to use healing items.

While, yes, there is scope for fine-tuning the Ultimate (such as how it would work with Octane’s auto-health regeneration), it would certainly fit into the current meta well.

Of course, as with any concept, there would be a few creases to iron out, but the foundations of the character would be the perfect addition to an otherwise scarce roster of support characters.

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Apex Legends dev reveals top 5 most played legends in Season 7

Published: 27/Nov/2020 10:08

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends developer Daniel Klein has revealed the five most popular legends from Season 7 – and it should come as no surprise that Horizon is right up there already.

As the Apex Legends seasons have unfolded, it’s been easy for players to chop and change the legends they use seeing as a new character is introduced which each major, season starting update. 

The new character always receives huge attention as players want to test out the new content, but sometimes, they don’t stick around and can immediately fall to the bottom of the pile once fans are seemingly bored with them. 

In the case of Horizon and Apex Legends Season 7, she has been able to stick around as one of the most played legends – even cementing her spot amongst some of the battle royale’s long-term favorites.

Wraith in World's Edge Apex Legends
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Wraith still leads the way as Apex’s most-used legend.

Speaking on The Third Party: An Apex Legends podcast, Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Klein revealed how the list of most played legends in the new season had started to shape up.

“Wraith, Bloodhound, Horizon, Octane, and then Lifeline, that’s the pick order right now,” Klein told the podcast hosts in relation to the top five, noting that Horizon had started to settle in the top five after her initial explosion in use. 

Octane being so high might surprise a few players, and as Klein points out, he doesn’t “win a lot of games,” but he’s so fun to play because of his speedy abilities. Klein also noted that there is an “interesting situation” with Bloodhound because they have a high pick rate, but they don’t win a lot of games. 

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Additionally, the Apex developer revealed that Loba has also seen a rise in her trios win rate after her Ultimate received a bit of a shake up at the start of Season 7. Though, he didn’t note just how popular and used that she has become. 

As the season unfolds, some currently lesser-played legends might see a boost in usage after Respawn rolls out patches, so, we’ll have to wait and see as to whether or not the top five is shaken up or if it stays the same moving forward.