With so many unique Legends in Apex Legends, it can be hard to choose which ones to play in ranked. Whether you are a sweaty ranked tryhard, or just want to find a new main, this guide will make it easy for you to choose who to play in your next game of Apex Legends ranked.
Passive Ability: Heart Seeker
Seer can hear the heartbeats of opposing teams, as well as see a visual representation when aiming down sights. The heartbeats are shown by a yellow indicator that points toward the enemy and creates a circle when pointing directly at them. Seer being a recon legend can also use Survey Beacons to reveal the next circle’s location.
Tactical Ability: Focus of Attention
Seer releases a cylinder blast of micro-drones that marks and disrupts enemies. The blast of the cylinder will reveal any players caught in it, as well as display the enemy’s health.
Ultimate Ability: Exhibit
Seer throws down a drone, which creates a large sphere of micro-drones that covers a wide area. Enemies within the sphere who are active are highlighted for Seer and his teammates to see. The sphere stays active for a limited time but can also be destroyed by shooting the drone in the center.
How to Play Seer
We are starting with probably the most utilized Character in Apex Legends. Seer made his way into the competitive scene of Apex Legends in season 10 and has ever since been a force to be reckoned with. In short, Seer’s specialty is using micro drones to seek out enemy teams.
While playing Seer, your role is fast-paced recon. To utilize Seer to the best of his ability, players using him should be able to quickly scout out a fight with his Focus of Attention ability and access where enemies are with his Heart Seeker passive. Now with your squad knowing where the enemy is, getting the advantage on them will be much easier. Once in the fight, place down your ultimate ability Exhibit inside the middle of the battlefield. Now all enemies inside your dome are easy to see for you and your team.
Passive Ability: Spacewalk
Horizon has increased movement and control in the air which allows her to recover faster after hitting the ground.
Tactical Ability: Gravity Lift
Horizon throws a device that creates an upward gravity lift. It propels both teammates and enemies straight up, giving a boost in movement when exiting the lift.
Ultimate Ability: Black Hole
Horizon can throw the N.E.W.T. device, which creates a temporary mini-black hole that pulls all in enemies (within the area) and holds them there.
How to Play Horizon
Horizon is going to be the key movement Legend in your squad. When playing Horizon in Apex Legends ranked, your goal will be to help your squad obtain the best position in a fight. Being able to use your Spacewalk allows you to quickly move around buildings or areas with ease.
Using Horizon’s Gravity Lift lets you get in or out of a fight easily and is a great way to get the best vantage point to spray down your enemies. Once in the fight, utilize Horizon’s ultimate ability Black Hole. Best used when there are a lot of players in a smaller area, Horizon’s Black Hole is a great way to capture a bunch of enemies and deal major area damage with the help of some grenades.
Passive Ability: VTOL Jets
Hover in the air using VTOL jets by holding jump for a brief period. The fuel reserves last around ten seconds when continuously moving through the air.
Passive Ability: Jet-Fighter HUD
While skydiving, Valkyrie and her teammates can see any enemies within 250 meters. Unlike Bloodhound and Crypto’s scanning abilities, the Jet-Fighter HUD doesn’t reveal to opponents that they’re being tracked.
Tactical Ability: Missile Swarm
Fire 12 mini-rockets in a rectangular grid to damage and stun nearby enemies.
Ultimate Ability: Skyward Dive
Valkyrie can launch into the air with her teammates and skydive to a new location. This ability works likewise for a jump tower.
How to Play Valkyrie
Valkyrie is the juggernaut of movement in Apex Legends Ranked. With the ability to use VTOL Jets and hover wherever she wants is a huge advantage when either getting a better fighting position or simply looting faster. With the use of Skyward Dive, Valkyrie can fly upward and carry her entire team with her to a whole new location. This ultimate is perfect for late-game rotations within ranked, and also comes in clutch when getting into a far-away zone. All Squads that want to have the positional upper hand in Apex Legends ranked should be running with a Valkyrie on their team.
Passive Ability: Retrieve the Wounded
When Newcastle begins reviving a teammate, he places a small shield in front of them which he can use to avoid incoming damage.
Tactical Ability: Mobile Shield
Newcastle can deploy an energy shield that can be faced in any direction that he chooses and can move along the battlefield to protect himself and his squad while repositioning.
Ultimate Ability: Castle Wall
Newcastle can leap forward and deploy a large wall to protect his squad from enemy attacks. The wall features varying heights so that teammates can fire over shorter sections or retreat to taller sections.
How to Play Newcastle
When playing Newcastle, your role is going to be playing the ultimate defensive legend. Your attention will always be either watching and protecting your team’s back or getting them out of a sticky situation. Retrieve the Wounded is perfect for saving your teammate whose been picked off in a fight.
Then with the help of Mobile Shield, you can give your team time to regroup and enter the fight. Newcastle’s ultimate ability Castle Wall is best used to reposition your team to a safer place or get them out of a non-ideal position in the fight. Newcastle is really good in higher-ranked lobbies because when there are a lot of players within a small area Newcastle’s defenses impact the playing field greatly.
Passive Ability: Eye for Quality
Epic and legendary loot that is nearby can be seen through walls and obstructions. The range is the same as Black Market Boutique.
Tactical Ability: Burglar’s Best Friend
Teleport to tactical places or escape danger quickly by throwing your Jump Drive Bracelet.
Ultimate Ability: Black Market Boutique
Place a portable device that allows you to grab nearby loot right into your inventory. Friendly and enemy Legends can take up to two items.
How to Play Loba
If you are someone who embraces the inner loot goblin or just loves to have a perfect loadout before battle, then Loba is for you. While playing Loba your main priority is to get you and your team the best opportunity to obtain loot fast. Using Eye for Quality you can scout and lead your team to loot hotspots. The best part of Loba’s kit is by far her Black Market Boutique. Place it down ideally in the middle of an unlooted area or where a fight took place.
Now you can grab any two items of your choosing and unlimited ammo. Now if Loba’s kit was not already fun enough, using Burglar’s Best Friend you can position yourself to perfect vantage points and oversee the battle area. If players can utilize the advantages of this looting legend, with some tactical help from other legends, they can build a very viable ranked lineup.
Passive Ability: Double Time
When being targeted and fired on by enemies, Bangalore will move at an increased speed for a short amount of time.
Tactical Ability: Smoke Launcher
This ability allows Bangalore to launch a smoke grenade that detonates on impact.
Ultimate Ability: Rolling Thunder
Applicable if you’re in a pinch or enduring a match’s later moments, Bangalore’s ultimate ability sends a mortar strike across the landscape.
How to Play Bangalore
Bangalore plays a unique role in Apex Legends ranked, in this case, Bangalore plays more along the lines of a solo role. Now, this does not mean she does not help her team. With her Smoke Launcher Bangalore can conceal teammates while healing, block off a place of sight, and even cause a commotion in a distant fight. Her Ultimate, Rolling Thunder can be used to make a great getaway, or create a tremendous distraction if needed. Bangalore is certainly a Legend that bears more skill, but once mastered she will be a very valuable unit in your squad.