Deadly Apex Legends Thermite combo makes Caustic’s Nox Gas overpowered

Alan Bernal
Caustic Toxic Trapper Apex Legends character with Lifeline

A deadly combo with Apex Legends’ Caustic perfectly combines the character’s suffocating Nox Gas with the explosive firestorm of Thermite grenades to overwhelm enemy teams.

With almost a year in the books for Respawn’s battle royale, players have been refining their tactics with the game’s diverse roster of Legends – with some people creating a wild plays using everything from Gibraltar to Crypto’s drone.

Even more impressive are the ways these plays can really shake up a battlefield for a team, giving them immense pressure that leads to quick kills and major loot.

Caustic Apex Legends
Caustic has been a fun character for players to experiment with.

In a Reddit post, user ‘BigPapa-Mullins’ cooked up a storm by perfectly utilizing Caustic’s toxic ability kit. But what really threw off their foes was the timely use of Thermites to turn up the heat in the prison of poisonous plumes.

“Nothing better than being Caustic in a tunnel fight,” they said, showing off a two-minute gameplay clip that plays out like an epic Hollywood scene between two warring factions.

Knowing teams were about to push on them, the player tossed out the disorienting Nox Gas Grenade to give the Toxic Trapper ample room to maneuver in.

When the foes pushed up, that’s when BigPapa-Mullins set the Mining Pass ablaze with two Thermites to create a hold that prevented the other team from advancing while cutting off their escape.

The trap was set. The tunnels turned into a hellish backdrop and, soon after, the killfeed lit up with Papa Mullin’s name.

After the first fight, another team was already lining up to contest the player and their squad, so Caustic went back to perfect his set up.

Octane trapped by Thermites and Caustic Nox gas in Apex Legends
The Octane had nowhere to go after activating the hidden Gas Trap and being blocked with a Thermite.

By placing out a Nox trap in the middle of the open, it looked like the enemies were prepared to keep pushing, feeling safe that they knew where the threat was located.

Caustic responded by putting another trap behind an obstruction. When a blinded enemy Octane pushed past the first one, it looked like they were unaware another trap had activated, extending the coverage from the AoE ability.

But Octane couldn’t clear the gas entirely because another thrown Thermite blocked his path.

It’s these kind of synergies that Apex Legends players should take note of in case they find themselves incorporating it into their tactics or simply defending against it.

About The Author

Alan is a former staff writer for Dexerto based in Southern California who covered esports, internet culture, and the broader games/streaming industry. He is a CSUF Alum with a B.A. in Journalism. He's reported on sports medicine, emerging technology, and local community issues. Got a tip or want to talk?