Published on November 5, 2020
Updated on August 27, 2022

Apex Legends Characters

About APEX

Release Date
Feb 4, 2019
Respawn Entertainment
Electronic Arts
Country of Origin
United States

Apex Legends has managed to successfully implement hero-shooting gameplay in the battle royale genre, by giving the Legends various abilities that encourage different playstyles. Therefore players who enjoy defensive or support roles will have a lot of options, and of course, there are many legends who encourage flanking and strategic attacks or escapes.

Respawn Entertainment promised to release new characters with each season, meaning this roster list will grow as new Legends come out!

In this guide, you will find a quick summary of each Legend’s capabilities on the battlefield, along with pros & cons to help you better understand each character’s strengths & weaknesses, as well as an in-depth playstyle guide for each Legend will be linked, showing you how each ability works, the best guns to pick, and how you can become the champion with any character!

Table of Contents


Bangalore, Apex Legends Character

Release Date: February 4, 2019
Title: Professional Soldier
Legend Type: Offensive
Voice Actor: Erica Luttrell

Tactical can provide a few seconds of cover.
Passive allows her to escape or push her enemies.
Easy to understand and a great choice for beginners.
Tactical gives her away, enemies will know she’s nearby.
Useless against Bloodhound or Digital Threat scopes.
Hard to manage ultimate, it can slow her and her team.
  • Tactical Ability – Smoke Launcher – Fire a high-velocity smoke canister that explodes into a smoke wall on impact.
  • Passive Ability – Double Time – Taking fire while sprinting makes you move faster for a brief time.
  • Ultimate Ability – Rolling Thunder – Call in an artillery strike that slowly creeps across the landscape.

Bangalore is an Offensive Legend that has an easy to understand skillset which makes her one of the best characters for early players in order to understand how to play the game.

She can create a smoke screen with her tactical allowing her to move fast in between making it harder for enemies to shoot her, it can be combined with her passive which gives her a speed boost and the choice to engage or escape, and her ultimate which is useful for either slowing down enemies or pushing them.

Bangalore Guide


Bloodhound, Apex Legends Character

Release Date: February 4, 2019
Title: Technological Tracker
Legend Type: Recon
Voice Actor: Allegra Clark 

Excellent tracking ablities.
Good synergy with any legend.
Perfect for beginners.
His abilities give away his position.
Must kill to keep the ultimate running.
No escape skills, has to rely on other legends.
  • Tactical Ability: Eye of the Allfather – Briefly reveal enemies, traps, and clues through all structures in front of you.
  • Passive Ability: Tracker – Recon – Foes leave behind clues for you to find. – Scan a survey beacon to reveal the Ring’s next location.
  • Ultimate Ability: Beast of the Hunt – Transform into the ultimate hunter. Enhances your senses, allowing you to see cold tracks and move faster. Knockdowns extend duration.

Bloodhound is a Recon Legend that focuses on tracking and flushing enemies out of their hiding spots, causing chaos and confusion.

This Legend’s purpose is to track and find other teams or help their team by scanning and discovering the location of the enemy, but their ultimate is where this character shines the most as it changes the color scheme and allows Bloodhound to see all of his opponents highlighted in red no matter the distance as well as their footsteps on the ground, it also improves the movement speed so you can catch your prey and finish them off.

Bloodhound Guide


Caustic, Apex Legends Character

Release Date: February 4, 2019
Title: Toxic Trapper
Legend Type: Defensive
Voice Actor: JB Blanc

Can deal HP damage with his gas.
His tactical can be thrown through very tight spaces.
His tactical can be used as a temporary cover.
Zero mobility skills.
Second biggest hit box in the game, easy target.
His gas can sometimes be a nuisance to his team.
  • Tactical Ability – Nox Gas Trap – Drops canisters that release deadly Nox gas when shot or triggered by enemies.
  • Passive Ability – Nox Vision – Fortified – Allows you to see enemies through Nox Gas.
  • Ultimate Ability – Nox Gas Grenade – Blankets a large area in Nox gas.

Caustic is a Defensive Legend that can lay traps and make an area a lot harder for enemies to enter.

He is best suited for trapping enemies in confined spaces with his tactical that poisons and slows them, his passive is useful because of his immunity and the ability to see them highlighted in green making them an easy mark for killing, and his ultimate is a grenade that covers a big area with his deadly gas making Caustic the perfect hero for ambushing but also defending an area.

Caustic Guide


Crypto, Apex Legends Character

Release Date: October 1, 2019
Title: Surveillance Expert
Legend Type: Recon
Voice Actor: Johnny Young

His drone can survey a large area.
He can give information to his team with his passive.
The drone can grab banners and respawn his team.
He needs a good hiding spot in order to use his tactical.
All of his skills are revolved around his drone.
Probably the hardest legend to master.
  • Tactical Ability – Surveillance Drone – Deploys an aerial drone. 40-second cooldown if destroyed.
  • Passive Ability – Neurolink – Recon – Crypto and his teammates see what the Surveillance Drone detects up to a 30-meter radius. – Scan a survey beacon to reveal the Ring’s next location.
  • Ultimate Ability – Drone EMP – Charge up an EMP blast from your drone. Deals 50 shield damage, slows players, and disables traps.

Crypto is a Recon Legend, an infamous hacker that can use his drone to give information to his team, slow down enemies and damage them.

He is the slowest of the Recon type but he can provide the most information out of them all, his tactical allows him to take control of a drone that can fly around and give all sorts of information via his passive, and his ultimate is used for damaging shields and slowing down his enemies but it can also destroy placed objects as well.

Crypto Guide


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Fuse, Apex Legends Character

Release Date: February 2, 2021
Title: Bombastic Explosives Expert
Legend Type: Offensive
Voice Actor:Ben Prendergast

One of the most offensive legends.
Passive allows him to carry extra grenades.
Can flush out enemies easily with his kit.
Least mobile offensive legend.
Ultimate and tactical are hard to place.
No escape tools and no utility to help his team.
  • Tactical Ability – Knuckle Cluster – Launches a bomb that is split into clusters and damages any close by enemies continuously.
  • Passive Ability – Grenadier – Fuse can hold one more grenade in his inventory and can throw them further.
  • Ultimate Ability – The Motherlode – Launches a firebomb that encircles any enemy found inside.

Fuse is an Offensive Legend that uses a variety of bombs to gain the upper hand in fights or flush out his enemies from cover.

He is a really good offensive Legend if you want to flush out your enemies and take the upper hand into pinning them down, but his lack of escape skills and heavy damage output makes him be targeted first, so it’s good to play safe and from a distance until you have knocked at least one enemy of the opposing squad.

Fuse Guide


Gibraltar, Apex Legends Character

Release Date: February 4, 2019
Title: Shielded Fortress
Legend Type: Defensive
Voice Actor: Branscombe Richmond

Can endure a lot of damage.
Has a very dangerous ultimate.
His tactical helps use consumables faster.
Gives the impression that is slower than other legends.
Biggest hit box in the game, makes him an easy target.
Isn’t very useful by himself.
  • Tactical Ability – Dome of Protection – Throw down a dome-shield that blocks attacks for 12 seconds. Healing items are 15% faster within the dome
  • Passive Ability – Gun Shield – Fortified – Aiming down sights deploys a gun shield that blocks incoming fire. – Incoming damage reduced by 15%. Not slowed by bullets.
  • Ultimate Ability – Defensive Bombardment – Call in a concentrated mortar strike on a marked position.

Gibraltar is a Defensive Legend that has a rebellious but protective nature and is always at the front of his team to protect them.

He can endure a lot more damage than any other Legend making him a perfect choice for covering his squad, and use weapons that have a lot of firepower in order to dissuade the enemies from pushing, his abilities allow his squad to be protected by a dome, heal faster and keep his enemies at bay with his ultimate.

Gibraltar Guide


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Horizon, Apex Legends Character

Release Date: November 4, 2020
Title: Gravitational Manipulator
Legend Type: Offensive
Voice Actor: Elle Newlands

Great for reaching vertical locations.
Passive provides an advantage from high falls.
Ultimate can be combine with other ultimates.
Sometimes her tactical can make her an easy target.
Her own ultimate can be used against her if not careful.
Because of her skillset she will be targeted first.
  • Tactical Ability – Gravity Lift – Reverses the flow of gravity, lifting players upward and boosting them outward when they exit.
  • Passive Ability – Spacewalk – Increase air control and reduce fall impacts with Horizon’s custom spacesuit.
  • Ultimate Ability – Black Hole – Deploy NEWT to create a micro black hole that pulls players in towards it, and hits them with a graviton blast at the end.

Horizon is an Offensive Legend that manipulates gravity to gain the upper hand in combat.

She can use her tactical to make her team fly upwards in a steady stream or throw it on unsuspecting enemies to make them an easy target, her passive allows her to move better while mid air and soften her landing without having to slow down, last but not least her ultimate creates a black hole that sucks enemies towards the center making it harder for them to escape creating an opportunity for her and her team to kill anyone unlucky enough to be inside.

Horizon Guide


Lifeline, Apex Legends Character

Release Date: February 4, 2019
Title: Combat Medic
Legend Type: Support
Voice Actor: Mela Lee

Can heal herself and her team, no items needed.
Able to revive a member and keep fighting.
Can call a Care Package that provides items or cover.
No escape skills, she is usually targeted first.
Needs to be close to her team to be effective.
Calling a Care Package gives away your position.
  • Tactical Ability – D.O.C. Heal Drone – Call your Drone of Compassion to automatically heal nearby players over time.
  • Passive Ability – Combat Medic – Deploy D.O.C to revive teammates. D.O.C. will be deployed and revive Lifeline’s teammate, leaving Lifeline free to defend or revive someone else.
  • Ultimate Ability – Care Package – Call in a drop pod with a combination of 3 high-quality attachments, consumables, and/or gear. 

Lifeline is a Support Legend that specializes in healing her team and reviving them while still be able to fight by herself.

Her abilities allow her to use her drone to heal her team and herself, revive one of her squad members automatically and keep fighting or revive the other member normally like any other Legend and last but not least she can provide her team with an array of items by calling in a Care Package.

Lifeline Guide


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Loba, Apex Legends Character

Release Date: May 12, 2020
Title: High Society Thief
Legend Type: Support
Voice Actor: Fryda Wolff

Has a decent escape tool for a support.
Can use weapons with hop ups easier.
Can quickly help her team with loot they need
Her tactical takes a long time to activate.
Enemies can easily follow her tactical’s trail.
Her ultimate emits a pulse and makes noise.
  • Tactical Ability – Burglar’s Best Friend – Teleport to hard-to-reach places or escape trouble quickly by throwing your jump drive bracelet.
  • Passive Ability – Eye for Quality – Nearby epic and legendary loot can be seen through walls. The range is the same as Black Market Boutique 
  • Ultimate Ability – Black Market Boutique – Place a portable device that allows you to teleport nearby loot to your inventory. Each friendly or enemy Legend can take up to two items.

Loba is a Support Legend, she is the high society thief that is responsible for keeping her team with the best gear to always have an edge in combat.

Although she’s a support her tactical only works for her, it helps her escape from difficult situations or reach places that otherwise would require twice the effort, her passive allows her to see Epic and Legendary loot from afar and through walls or supply bins, and her ultimate is a staff that once placed opens up an area in a large radius that her team can pick up two items of any loot they want.

Loba Guide


Mirage, Apex Legends Character

Release Date: February 4, 2019
Title: Holographic Trickster
Legend Type: Offensive
Voice Actor: Roger Craig Smith

His skills can easily distract enemies.
Has good escape tools.
Can go invisible when reviving or respawning.
A very hard legend to master.
His distraction does not always work.
He can be heard when reviving his team.
  • Tactical Ability – Psyche Out – Send out a holographic decoy to confuse the enemy. You can press the character action key to control the decoy.
  • Passive Ability – Now You See Me… – Automatically cloak when using Respawn Beacons and reviving teammates.
  • Ultimate Ability – Life of the Party – Mirage deploys a team of controllable decoys to distract enemies.

Mirage is an Offensive Legend, he is the holographic trickster that has a certain charm and tries to make every situation lighthearted with his humor.

His abilities are based on deception and distraction as they allow him to create his own holograms to fool players and target them instead of him, his tactical gives him the option to control his decoy, but he also has some abilities that help his team be revived without being seen by the enemy, his ultimate though creates a lot of clones forcing the enemies to shoot them all in order to find the real one.

Mirage Guide


Octane, Apex Legends Character

Release Date: March 19, 2019
Title: The Adrenaline Junkie
Legend Type: Offensive
Voice Actor: Nicolas Roye

The fastest Legend.
His ultimate has a double jump.
Can heal by himself using less healing items.
Some players abuse his tactical and die first.
Not a team focused legend.
Although his passive is great you still need meds.
  • Tactical Ability – Stim – Increase walk speed by 30% and sprint speed by 40% for 6 seconds. Costs Health to use. Reduction to slows while active.
  • Passive Ability – Swift Mend – Automatically restores health over time.
  • Ultimate Ability – Launch Pad – Deploy a jump pad that catapults anyone through the air. Press the jump button to double jump.

Octane is a high speed Offensive Legend, he is one of the fastest Legends in the game and he lives only for the thrill of dangerous stunts and near death experiences.

He can run very fast at the cost of his health by using his tactical, but his passive has him covered as it regenerates lost health every second making him ideal for flanking enemies and catching them while they are trying to heal or escape, and his ultimate is a very useful tool for covering long and vertical distances.

Octane Guide


Pathfinder, Apex Legends Character

Release Date: February 4, 2019
Title: Forward Scout
Legend Type: Recon
Voice Actor: Chris Edgerly

Useful tactical for escaping difficult situations.
Ultimate can help his team change location fast.
Very hard to hit when he is using his tactical.
His tactical is easy to understand but hard to master.
Anyone can use his ultimate.
The least useful recon legend.
  • Tactical Ability – Grappling Hook – Grapple to get to out-of-reach places quickly.
  • Passive Ability – Insider Knowledge – Recon – Scan a survey beacon to reduce the cooldown of Zipline Gun. – Scan a survey beacon to reveal the Ring’s next location.
  • Ultimate Ability – Zipline Gun – Create a zipline for everyone to use.

Pathfinder is a Recon Legend that can reach the high ground in mere seconds making him one of the best legends to survey the area and notify his team of their surroundings.

While he has the least of the Recon abilities, Pathfinder can be very useful for players who want to move fast enough from one place to another by using his tactical, and if his team wants to follow he can use his ultimate to bring them all together, as a Recon type he can scan for the location of the next ring.

Pathfinder Guide


Rampart, Apex Legends Character

Release Date: August 18, 2020
Title: Quick Witted Modder
Legend Type: Defensive
Voice Actor: Anjali Bhimani

Has the best defensive skills.
Can improve the use of LMGs dramatically.
Very dangerous tactical with good teamwork.
Tactical and ultimate take too long to be deployed
Her tactical is instantly destroyed unless fully deployed.
Needs good communication in order to be effective.
  • Tactical Ability – Amped Cover – Build a crouch-cover wall, which deploys a full-cover amped wall that blocks incoming shots and amps outgoing shots. (Max: 5)
  • Passive Ability – Modded Loader – Increased magazine/heat capacity and faster reloads/recharge when using LMGs and the Minigun.
  • Ultimate Ability – Emplaced Minigun “Sheila” – Place a mounted machine gun that anyone can use. High ammo capacity, long reload time. (Max: 3)

Rampart is a Defensive Legend, her skills are great for holding out an area with covers and also amplify outgoing damage.

She is very useful when her squad has great communication, because then they will know when and where she will place her covers, which allows her and her team to amplify their outgoing damage while blocking any incoming damage, her passive makes her great for Light Machine Gun usage as it adds up to their stats and her ultimate is an emplaced minigun that shoots a barrage of bullets providing supportive fire but can also be very dangerous.

Rampart Guide


Revenant, Apex Legends Character

Release Date: February 4, 2020
Title: Synthetic Nightmare
Legend Type: Offensive
Voice Actor: Darin De Paul

Climbs higher and faster when crouching.
Useful tactical against legends with escape skills.
His ultimate can be very important in fights.
Biggest hit box out of all offensive legends.
Noises from his team might nullify his passive.
His ultimate can be used by enemies.
  • Tactical Ability – Silence – Throw a device that deals damage and disables enemy abilities for 20 seconds.
  • Passive Ability – Stalker – You crouch walk faster and can climb walls higher.
  • Ultimate Ability – Death Totem – Drop a totem that protects users from death. Instead of getting killed or downed, you will return to the totem.

Revenant is an Offensive Legend that can sneak up to unsuspecting enemies, silencing them and create a shadow of himself and his team protecting them from death.

He is the nightmare that comes from the shadows, Revenant can throw his tactical while he is fighting to silence the abilities of his enemies, forcing them only to use their weapons for a short amount of time, his passive allows him to walk faster while crouched and climb higher, giving him more opportunities to ambush enemies or flank them from a different route, and his ultimate can make him and his team to resurrect instantly after their shadow form health has been depleted.

Revenant Guide


Seer, Apex Legends Character

Release Date: August 3, 2021
Title: Ambush Artist
Legend Type: Recon
Voice Actor: Iké Amadi

Very strong recon abilities.
Can share intel and fight at the same time.
Ultimate can be used offensively and defensively.
His abilities have no significant range.
Passive can be a little bit disorienting if left on.
His abilties deal no damage.
  • Tactical Ability – Focus of Attention – Summon micro-drones to emit a delayed blast that goes through walls interrupting and revealing enemies.
  • Passive Ability – Heart Seeker – Hear and visualize the heartbeats of enemies within 75m when aiming down sights.
  • Ultimate Ability – Exhibit – Create a sphere of micro-drones that reveal the location of enemies moving quickly or firing their weapons within.

Seer is an Recon Legend that can give information to his team on the spot without having to stay far from his team making him a perfect flanker and instant intel Legend.

He can throw micro drones with his tactical in a cylindrical shape that can reveal enemies through walls and silences them for less than one and a half second meaning it’s best to used mid fight and when the enemies are close, but that is not all, this tactical can also reveal the enemy shields and health bar. His passive can detect enemies from seventy meters and less becoming an orange radar at the center of your screen starting to spike towards their direction, the less HP the enemies have the faster the radar will spike.

His ultimate can be thrown in an area that creates a sphere around sixty five meters and is covered by micro drones detecting and showing any enemy that runs fast or fires a gun to Seer and his team.

Seer Guide


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Valkyrie, Apex Legends Character

Release Date: May 4, 2021
Title: Winged Avenger
Legend Type: Recon
Voice Actor: Erika Ishii

Only Legend who can float in the air at any time.
Useful tactical that can disorient enemies.
Decent utility as a Recon Legend.
Her VTOL Jets are tricky to learn.
Sometimes she becomes vulnerable in the air.
Tactical can’t be used indoors.
  • Tactical Ability – Missile Swarm – Fires multiple rockets to her enemies that inflict damage and slow their movement.
  • Passive Ability – VTOL Jets Recon – While in the air press jump again to activate them and fly, fuel is limited recharges over time. Scan a survey beacon to reveal the Ring’s next location.
  • Ultimate Ability – Skyward Dive – Launch into the air for a sky dive, team mates can also hook up and fly with you.

Valkyrie is a Recon Legend, that can provide her team with covering fire by using her tactical or allow them to escape with her ultimate, by herself she can float in the air by using her VTOL Jets and scan the next ring’s location from Survey Beacons.

Her kit is very useful for numerous occasions and the variety it has isn’t only limiting her to her Recon capabilities. Her tactical is best used after she has gained some altitude with her passive to get a better view of her enemies and fire at them.

Her ultimate is very useful for creating a fast escape for her and her team giving them a chance to reposition somewhere else close to the fight or go somewhere else far away.

Valkyrie Guide


Wattson, Apex Legends Character

Release Date: July 2, 2019
Title: Static Defender
Legend Type: Defensive
Voice Actor: Justine Huxley

Great for keeping enemies outdoors.
One of the best ultimates in the game
Her tactical is extremely useful in choke points.
Slow paced and hard to master.
No escape skills, has to rely on teamwork.
Very squishy, useful only when placing her skills.
  • Tactical Ability – Perimeter Security – Connect nodes to create electrified fences that damage and slow enemies. (Max:12)
  • Passive Ability – Spark of Genius – Instead of charging a bit of your Ultimate, Ultimate Accelerants fully charge it, and standing near interception pylons boost your Tactical Ability recharge.
  • Ultimate Ability – Interception Pylon – Place an electrified pylon that destroys incoming ordnance and repairs damaged shields for the next 90 seconds (Max:3).

Wattson is a Defensive Legend that fortifies areas and must wait for enemies to come to her, doing that mistake though might cost them dearly.

Her playstyle is slower in nature because her abilities need to be placed precisely so they won’t leave open spots, her tactical creates an electrified fence that slows any enemy who passes through it, her ultimate destroys incoming grenades and other ordnance abilities, and with the help of her passive she can recharge her ultimate much faster than any other Legend.

Wattson Guide


Wraith, Apex Legends Character

Release Date: February 4, 2019
Title: Interdimensional Skirmisher
Legend Type: Offensive
Voice Actor: Shantel VanSanten

Smallest hit box in the game.
Invincible and easy to escape while using her tactical.
When enemies are aiming her she can warn her team.
Her ultimate makes a noise when it’s placed or used.
After using her tactical she becomes an easy target.
Tactical takes a second to activate making her vulnerable.
  • Tactical Ability – Into the Void – Reposition quickly through the safety of void space, avoiding all damage.
  • Passive Ability – Voices from the Void – A voice warns you when danger approaches. As far as you can tell, it’s on your side.
  • Ultimate Ability – Dimensional Rift – Link two locations with portals for 60 seconds, allowing anyone to use them.

Wraith is an Offensive Legend, she’s very versatile and can reposition quickly to flank enemies and escape without having to take too much damage.

She can use her tactical to push in on her enemies or escape, depending on the situation while her passive informs her of any imminent threat and her ultimate is a very useful tool for her and her team to join in the action faster.

Wraith Guide

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