With a full slate of characters to choose from in Apex Legends, it might be a bit hard figuring out which ones are the best. But with this comprehensive tier list, you’ll have no problems picking the right legend for every game.
One of the biggest things that sets Apex Legends apart from other battle royales is the unique ‘Legends’ that players step into the shoes of in each game.
As with any game featuring characters with abilities, certain ones will be inherently better than others.
After a few days with the game, we’ve come up with a complete Apex Legends tier list ranking each of the Legends from best to worst.
Given Apex Legends’ heavy reliance on squad play, Lifeline is easily the most important Legend in the game.
Her Tactical Ability, D.O.C. Heal Drone, allows her to call in a drone that will heal nearby teammates, eliminating the need to use precious healing items to restore your health. When it is time to use your healing items, her passive, Combat Medic, allows her to use them 25% faster.
If you’re in need of defensive gear, her Care Package Ultimate will give you a drop pod full of them. With so much utility, Lifeline is an essential piece to victory and will slot well into just about any team composition in Apex Legends.
Wraith is perfect for those looking to easily weave in and out of battle. Her Tactical Ability, Into the Void, allows her to use the ‘void space’ to become invulnerable to all damage, perfectly allowing her to reposition mid-fight.
If you want to get your entire team out of a sticky situation in the middle of battle or even outrunning the Ring, her Dimensional Rift ultimate creates a portal that stays open for 60 seconds.
There might not be as much overall utility here as someone like Lifeline or Bangalore, but her offensive capabilities are some of the best in the game. It doesn’t hurt that her heirloom looks amazing, either.
Speaking of Bangalore, she brings a ton to the table with her strong set of abilities. If you need some cover to heal up mid-battle, her Smoke Launcher will give you a wall of smoke that will allow your team a much-needed breather.
While you’re in the smoke, you can easily fire off her Ultimate, Rolling Thunder, to give even more cover in the form of an artillery strike.
Finally, her passive, Double Time, gives you a movement boost while taking fire, which is perfect for getting yourself out of some heated situations.
As one of the two characters that have to be unlocked using Apex Coins or Legends Tokens, many players likely haven’t tried out Mirage. Once he’s available, though, his strengths can be easily seen.
All of his abilities are focused around using decoys, which can easily distract enemies and give you a chance for a perfect counterattack. Whether you manually send out one with Psyche Out, automatically send out one when downed with Encore!, or send out a whole team of them with Vanishing Act, there are plenty of options at players’ disposal here.
Mirage’s abilities might be situational, but he’s still a solid pick for those who have him at their disposal.
For those looking to get aggressive with their play in Apex Legends, Bloodhound is one of the best options around. Their kit revolves around tracking and revealing the whereabouts of enemies, which can give a distinct advantage in battle.
The Tactical Ability, Eye of the Allfather, will reveal hidden enemies or traps to give clues about how best to approach fights; the Passive ability, Tracker, will reveal tracks left behind by enemies; and the Ultimate, Beast of the Hunt, enhances your senses so you can move faster while also highlighting enemies.
Of course, these are only good for locating enemies, but once you get into a fight, there isn’t much utility here outside of highlighting enemies with their Ultimate. As such, Bloodhound is a strong, but highly situational Legend choice.
While some might feel that this Legend doesn't always fit in with the team aspect of the game, there's simply no denying the immense utility of his kit.
Sure, his Grappling Hook can make for a flashy play mid-fight, but it's also good for quickly getting a new vantage point for fights, allowing him to get plenty of new intel for his teammates. It's true that it doesn't do much for his teammates in the same way as other Legends' abilities do, but it's still quite useful.
His Zipline, on the other hand, does help his team in a big way. Ziplines give teams the ability to rotate easily in the final circles and, more importantly, allow you to take the high-ground and get a massive advantage over your enemies.
Finally, his Passive, Insider Knowledge, reveals the location of the next ring, which makes it much easier to plan rotations for the late game. Knowing how far you'll have to move for the next ring allows teams to figure out if they want to commit to engagements or whether to peel off and run.
There are certainly other Legends that give more benefits mid-fight, but Pathfinder is still a good choice for just about any team.
Players looking for a true tank in Apex Legends will be pleased to find Gibraltar. While it may not have all-around utility like some of the above heroes, there’s still room for him in some squads.
He can protect himself while shooting with his Gun Shield, protecting his team with his Dome of Protection that calls in a massive dome much like Winston in Overwatch, and can also lay down cover fire with his Defensive Bombardment mortar strike.
At the end of the day, though, he simply doesn’t bring enough to the table to justify including over some of the more powerful options on the Legends roster.
Poor, Caustic. In comparison to other Legends, he just doesn't hold up and give his team enough utility in most situations. As the name suggests, Caustic all about using gas to choke out his enemies and that's where he ends up becoming a bit of a liability.
His Ultimate, Nox Gas Grenade, is by far the most important piece of his arsenal, as it will blanket a large area with Nox gas that both slows down and damages the enemy. If thrown into a building, enemy squads will be forced to rush out into enemy fire to avoid dying to it.
His Tactical, Nox Gas Trap, can actually be used to set up a perimeter that protects the team and alerts them when enemies are on the way.
Due to the situational nature of these abilities, though, he just can't stand up to others. The situation has to be almost perfect for him to be useful. Not only that, but if you have a Caustic and happen to run into an enemy Caustic, the dueling gas clouds can be quite confusing and lead to hesitation in fights.
Until Caustic gets a buff of some sort, it's best to just stay far away from this Legend.