An Apex Legends player has developed a Tactical buff idea for Lifeline that brings her shield back in a unique way.
Out of all the characters on the Apex Legends roster, Lifeline is the only traditional support class that provides a heal to her teammates.
As a result of this, she’s remained a relatively popular pick among players since the game’s release and currently has a 4.3% pick rate in Season 12.
Despite this, since the removal of her res-shield back in Season 9, Combat Medic mains have been asking for Respawn to bring it back in a different way that’s more balanced.
Well, instead of waiting for the devs to respond, Apex Legends YouTuber Archtux has developed a concept themselves, and it involves reworking Lifeline’s Tactical.
Lifeline buff would add a shield to her Tactical
Apex Legends YouTuber and modder Archtux has developed a new buff for Lifeline on the R5Reloaded server that gives her Tactical a shield when it’s deployed.
Similar to her old res-shield, when Lifeline places down her Passive for a heal, the shield will face the direction she is looking.
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This allows her to block any incoming projectiles and heal up without the risk of being taken down. While the community has praised the idea, a lot of players have stressed that the shield will need a health bar so it’s balanced.
Not only that, a lot of the community have expressed that they think this buff would be perfectly balanced due to Mad Maggie’s arrival in the Outlands.
The Rebel Warlord has a Tactical that can puncture through shields, making it easy to take out opponents on the other side. So, similar to Gibraltar, if this change did go through, Maggie would be a direct counter.
However, it’s very unlikely Respawn would ever bring the shield back, especially considering Lifeline already has a strong pick rate.