Apex Legends – Lifeline Guide: Lore, Abilities & Best Gun Loadouts

Lifeline is one of the best support characters in Apex Legends. She can heal, provide her squad with gear, and many more tactics you can uncover through our guide!

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Ajay Che aka Lifeline is the most supportive of all the Legends, offering her and her team the means to survive and make it till the end.

Her abilities are consisted of D.O.C. Heal Drone which can heal herself and her teammates, her passive Combat Revive that allows her to revive her team mates with D.O.C. and be free to fight or revive another member of her team. And her ultimate Care Package that drops from the sky providing random high tier loot for her team.

Lifeline is a really good Legend for people who want to help their teammates be the best they can be, with healing abilities and an ultimate that gives a chance for having an edge in the Apex Games, Lifeline is always a solid choice.

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Lifeline Lore

Lifeline, Combat Medic, Apex Legends
Lifeline, Combat Medic, Apex Legends

Gender: Female
Heirloom: Shock Sticks
Voice Actor: Mela Lee (@TheMelaLee)

Ajay Che is hardly someone you would expect in the Apex Games. She is a child of a rich family that profits from wars, when she learned about their schemes she abandoned it and she enlisted in the Frontier Corps, a humanitarian organization that aids Frontier communities in need. Since then she devoted herself to help others and joined the Apex Games to fund the Frontier Corps with her winnings.

Innocence is not a thing to be found in the Apex Games and they all know what they signed up for, every victory she gets though means more help will come to those who need it, that means Lifeline has no problem engaging in the popular bloodsport. Or so she tells herself. She may seem sarcastic and callous, but deep down she wants to help people and make the world a better place. If that means taking a few people down in the process, so be it.

Lifeline Abilities Guide

Tactical Ability – D.O.C. Heal Drone

D.O.C. Heal Drone Tactical
Cooldown 45 Seconds
Description Drop your
Drone of
Compassion
to heal you
or any nearby
players over time
Information
  • Places a drone if front of you that heals all players in a distance of 3 meters.
  • Heals 8 health per second and lasts 20 seconds, for a potential 150 health restored per target.
Interaction
  • The drone will be destroyed outside The Ring after 2 ticks.
  • Can be attached to the Trident to heal while repositioning.
  • Caustic’s Gas can make the drone malfunction stopping it from healing players.
  • Crypto’s Drone EMP.png Drone EMP can destroy the D.O.C. Heal Drone.
  • Gibraltar’s Dome of Protection and Caustic’s Nox Gas Traps can be placed on the D.O.C Heal Drone, but they disappear as the drone does.
  • The Drone will not heal players while they are using Revenant’s Death Totem.
Advanced
  • The drone can be used when you revive a teammate so they can get back up at full health without consuming any healing items
  • If an ally that needs health is far from lifeline, she can drop the drone and advance to another position while the ally heals up in time to join the team.
  • Never use the drone while in mid air because of its slow descent it will run out of time and will not heal anyone.
  • You can use the drone to do different things simultaneously like
    …while fighting and behind cover.
    …before replenishing shields to recover both shields and health at the same time.
    …next to Death boxes after a fight so that you and your allies can heal while looting.
    …next to a respawn beacon or a downed ally so you can heal while you respawn/revive them.

How to Use D.O.C. Heal Drone

Every ability lifeline has is very useful and her drone is no exception, in order to use it efficiently you have to communicate with your team and let them know that you have your drone ready so voice chat while playing Lifeline is a huge bonus.

The drone can be used before your allies heal so they can keep their consumables when they will really need them, it is also extremely useful when a teammate is down and you revive them because the moment they get up they heal immediately giving them time to recharge their shields first.

Having Lifeline in your teams makes staying outside the first and second ring more tolerable because once you get out you can use the drone to get your health back and waste no consumables.

You can use it behind cover in and out of fights, or push it while healing to cover ground faster and keep moving with your team, although a bit slower it’s better than nothing.

Passive Ability – Combat Medic – Low Profile

 

Combat Revive Passive
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Cooldown N/A
Description Deploy D.O.C.
to revive your teammate
lifeline is free to fight
or revive another teammate.
Blue supply bins provide
extra items from Lifeline
Information
  • You can leave D.O.C. to continue the revive, giving you the capability to revive another teammate or defend the teammate being revived.
  • Lifeline can cancel revives early to allow her teammates to defend themselves with their Knockdown Shields.
  • After D.O.C. is deployed for revive Lifeline is free to fight or revive another team mate.
Interaction
  • Lifeline can interact with Extended (Blue) supply bins to unlock a secret compartment for more loot.
  • Crypto’s Drone EMP can destroy Lifeline’s drone.
  • Caustic’s Nox Gas can cause
Advanced
  • Even if the passive generates a shield it’s not recommended to revive your allies when enemies are close or in an open field because they will get downed immediately afterwards.
  • The shield blocks bullets, grenades, and explosions but does not block other players, they can pass through freely.
  • To utilize this ability to its maximum potential it’s best to use it behind cover or in combination with Gibraltar’s Dome of Protection.
  • The shield is still visible through Bangalore’s Smoke and Caustic’s Gas, it also clips out through buildings and emits a buzzing sound which can potentially betray Lifeline’s position and alert nearby enemies making them realize that she’s in the process of reviving her teammate.
  • You can use D.O.C. Heal Drone to heal yourself while reviving allies and then heal them as well.
Arenas
The blue supply bins in Arenas always contain 8 Shield Cells in the extra compartment.
Low Profile Passive
Cooldown N/A
Description   More difficult to hit
incoming damage
increased by 5%

How to use Combat Medic

While this passive might seem very useful at first glamnce, it’s can be a double edged sword because when you revive someone you can be heard from near by enemies.

Lifeline can provide more items to her teammates when opening the Blue Extended Supply Bins because she unlocks a secret compartment within.

While reviving someone it’s smart to stay close to your teammate for a couple seconds and fire at the enemies covering your teammate, or decide to revive another member of your squad if they are also knocked down, and don’t forget you can cancel the D.O.C.’s revive anytime to let your friends use their Knockdown Shield.

Another good way to revive your team safely is from a distance where it’s harder for the enemy to hit you.

Ultimate Ability – Care Package

 

Care Package Ultimate
Charge Time 360 seconds
Description Call in a drop pod
with a chance to
get high quality
attachments,
consumables or gears
Information
  • Lifeline Care Packages do not include legendary weapons as the Mastiff, Kraber or the Devotion.
  • Unlike Neutral Care Packages, Lifeline’s Care Packages are not announced, are blue but they still emit a blue light when unopened.
  • It takes 15 seconds to land when called.
  • Care Packages come with 3 item slots, each slot containing one of the following :
    Slot 1 (From the right side the package was called) there will always be a guarantee that you will get an upgrade of your current gear, for example if you have a Level 3 Body shield, you will receive a Level 4 Body Shield.
    Slot 2 (Left side) : Shield cells, Shield Batteries, Syringes, Medkits, Phoenix Kits, when the care packages decides to spawn small healing items there will be 3 of them inside, there’s also a chance of getting Mobile Respawn Beacons.
    Slot 3 (Front Side) : Level 3 weapon attachments, 4x-10x Digital Sniper Threat or a 1x Digital Threat, when the care package decides to spawn attachments there will be two inside.
Interaction
  • You, your team or any other player can open and take whatever item is inside the drop.
Advanced
  • There’s a guarantee that you will always get an upgrade from your current gear and it’s very useful after fighting with a squad because it can also provide consumables in case they have been depleted during the fight.
  • It can be used as cover or as a stepping stone to climb somewhere you couldn’t reach before.
  • Can be used for round 8 to take up nearly all of the space in the area, provide cover and can be used to climb on it.
  • Lifeline’s team should prioritize giving her Ultimate Accelerants early or mid game because the recharge time is too long.
  • You should use Care Package as soon as it becomes available, unless you are fully geared.
  • The Care Package is very obvious and can compromise your team’s position. Be careful when you use it as it may attract enemies.
  • Never use it late game with 5 squads or less because there’s a high chance that enemies will come running to your position. Although it can also be used to mislead enemies into a spot that suits you and your team for a perfect ambush.
  • If anyone is standing underneath it be it opponents or friendlies they will get crushed.
Arenas
  • Instead of its usual contents, it contains 2 Shield Batteries and 1 Rare fully kitted weapon.

How to Use Care Package

Never use the care package in the presence of enemies and never use it when there are less than 5 squads left they will most probably come running to you and it might cost you the game. Otherwise you could use it to ambush enemies yourselves but take note that most of the time they are not interested when they see that the package has already been opened.

You should find a level 2 backpack or better yet a Legendary backpack and hoard as many as you can carry do not overdo it though as you will of course need to hold ammo and consumables in your inventory. With roughly 5 seconds to use one, you should be able to drop at least 3 from early to mid-game, after that it’s a gamble whether or not you’re going to need the items it has or maybe an enemy squad will find you if you use it, but it can still be a good option for ambushes in an open field, if you open it though enemies will surely keep their distance and lose interest unless there’s some good loot they can use.

It will also work as a cover and an obstacle that you can climb and sometimes if you’re lucky you can crush someone underneath it.

Best Weapon Loadouts for Lifeline

Apex_Legends_Prowler
Prowler SMG, Apex Legends.

Because Lifeline is a support and her abilities do not let her engage and disengage enemies from close quarters easily it is better to keep mid to long range distance weapons, but having a short distance weapon helps too, that depends however mainly on her team composition and how their playstyle is.

EVA-8 Auto /Peacekeeper & M600 Spitfire

The go to load out for any support or defensive Legend. Want to spam enemies with countless bullets ? Get that Spitfire out and if equipped with any Extended Heavy Magazine you can suppress them until they get flanked by your team. Have a Peacekeeper or an EVA-8 in your second slot for those choke moments, keep always in mind that the Peacekeeper can equip a “Precision Choke” Hop up and the EVA-8 a “Double Tap” Hop up.

Since the Peacekeeper has entered the Care Package rotation and is now a Golden weapon you can switch it up with Mastiff Shotgun  It’s a fast semi-auto weapon that although it’s underpowered now it can still rival the Peacekeeper and it has no leg damage reduction.

Since Season 6, Devotion  has returned to Ground Loot so it is a good alternative to Spitfire.
The Devotion can use Extended Energy Magazinesand the “Turbocharger” Hop Up.

NOTE: The “Double Tap” Hop Up has been removed from the loot pool for Season 8.

Wingman & R-301 Carbine /VK-47 Flatline

Lifeline is a Legend that needs to drop as much HP from the enemy as she can and for that reason the Wingman in combination with either the R-301 or the Flatline provide enough DPS (Damage Per Second) but also be intimidating enough to keep them away.

The Wingman can take an Extended Heavy Magazine so it can be more forgiving when you miss your shots and reload faster the higher the level is, you can also equip it with a 1x HCOG Classic, a 1x Holo and a 1x-2x Variable Holo.

The assault rifles can be used from close to long range as they both take the “Anvil Receiver” Hop up (Which is out of the loot pool for now as of Season 5). While the automatic fire mode favors the 2x HCOG Bruiser, the 3x HCOG Ranger is also a solid choice when you have the Hop up.

NOTE: As of Season 5 the Skullpiercer Rifling “Skullpiercer Rifling” Hop up is back and deals 2x to 2.25x Headshot Damage for the Wingman

NOTE: After Season 7 a new hop up for the Wingman has been introduced, it is called “Quickdraw Holster” Hop Up which increases the speed of your ADS, Weapon Swap, and reduces Hip Fire spread.

NOTE: The “Anvil Receiver” Hop Up has returned to the loot pool for Season 8.

Volt SMG/R-99 / Prowler SMG & Sentinel /Triple Take

This loadout is perfect for covering fire and keeping the enemy busy but also give you the chance to get kills, the Prowler with “Select Fire” Hop up and any Extended Heavy Magazine brings fear to every enemy’s heart in the area, and the R-99 falling not far behind which can do about the same while having any Extended Light Magazine for more DPS.
The Sentinel while being a sniper rifle the most suitable optics it could take are the 3x HCOG Ranger or the 2x – 4x Variable AOG, because of its ability to get charged with 2 Shield Cells and deal increased damage 70 -> 88.

The Triple Take on the other hand being able to equip the “Precision Choke” Hop up is perfect for initiating the first shot from long range, and then move in closer as it will take time to charge its next hit and the enemy will know you’re there so you have to plan accordingly.

It is recommended to equip Triple Take with a 6x Sniper, 4x-8x Variable Sniper or a 4x-10x Digital Sniper Threat but the 3x HCOG Ranger and the 2x – 4x Variable AOG work really good as well.

Since the Prowler SMG has gone into the Care Package rotation as of Season 6, the new Volt SMG is a very good alternative to use.

NOTE: The Triple Take has been entered in the Care Package Rotation a good weapon to replace it is the newly added Bocek Compound Bow (Which can take two Hop Ups, “Shatter Caps” allowing your weapon to work like a shotgun and “Deadeye’s Tempo” that increases the rate of fire of your weapon when you firing at the perfect moment.

How to Play Lifeline

LIFELINE
Lifeline, Guardian Angel Skin, Apex Legends

Lifeline’s kit is very simple and straightforward, this makes her one of the easiest legends for newcomers to the game, however this doesn’t mean that if you master her you won’t be kicking some butts.

Her abilities are perfect for restoring her team to tip top shape and provide them with gear or attachments that they might not had the chance to find before.

Her drone is very important for the team as it heals a substantial amount without having to spend any Syringes or Medkits and the whole squad can use it simultaneously, just be careful because the enemies can use it as well. Never use it mid-air and always drop it behind cover so it can heal you or your team without taking damage.

In order to be efficient with Lifeline you need to be close to your team so you can heal and keep an eye on them, if one of your team is knocked down try and be next to them so you can get the chance to revive them immediately by using D.O.C. Her passive allows her to find secret compartments in Blue Extended Supply bins and revive two teammates at once if need be, one with her trusty D.O.C. and another by herself, you should be careful though because her revive shield makes noise, clips through buildings and is noticeable very easily out in the open.

Her ultimate is very useful early or mid-game but end game it’s a bit harder to make out whether you should use it or not, it really depends on the situation, the strategy you have in mind and the knowledge of the enemy you possess, while you can use it to climb up places you couldn’t reach before, its main use is to provide you and your team with better gear, attachments and consumables. The moment you call the package will alert every nearby enemies and some of them will most likely come running for a fight, it can be seen from afar by the trail of smoke it leaves behind, the blue light when it’s still unopened and it also makes a loud noise when it’s called so it’s best to grab everything as fast as you can and leave.

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