Apex Legends: Best Assault Legends in Season 16

In this article, we’ll go through every Assault character in Apex Legends for Season 16 and rank them from worst to best.

Apex Legends, which entered the battle royale gaming genre as a dark horse in 2019, surprised everyone with its extraordinary gameplay and features. Everyone was astonished by Respawn’s flawless implementation of the hero shooter idea into a battle royale environment, and the game became popular very quickly.

Upon the game’s initial release, it only had 8 legends. Starting with Season 1, Respawn has added a bunch of new characters to Apex Legends. Every season except for Season 16 saw the debut of a new character with special abilities.

Right now, there are 23 unique Legends in the game. Catalyst was the last character to take a spot in the Apex Legends roster. Every Legend in the game has different abilities and roles. Similarly, they have different roles to fulfill.

Although the game started with four classes: Assault, Recon, Support, and Defense, Respawn figured it was almost impossible to fit all the characters into these four groups. So, in Season 16, Apex Legends underwent a massive class rework across all Legend categories.

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New Legend Classes Explained

Apex Legends Season 16 Legend Class Rework
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As mentioned earlier, there has been a massive Legend class overhaul in Season 16. Respawn introduced the Skirmisher class. On the other hand, the developers changed the Defense class to Controller. In addition to that, Gibraltar and Newcastle are now Support Legends.

In Season 16, Respawn also added unique perks for all Legend categories. These perks will allow all Legends to have specific traits apart from their main three abilities. The perks are:

Class perks
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  • Assault: More ammo/stack in the inventory. And they can access Red Supply Bins’s secret compartment, which will give them weapon attachment upgrades.
  • Skirmisher: Reveals Care Package weapons upon looking at them.
  • Recon: Survey Beacon scanning. Upon scanning the Beacon, the team can see all enemies’ locations on the radar for a brief period.
  • Controller: Controller Legends can scan Ring Console. Upon scanning Ring Console, they can see the next circle.
  • Support: Support Legends can now craft dead teammates’ Banners from a replicator. Additionally, all Support Legends can now open the secret compartment of the Red Supply Bins, which gives them extra health items.

Assault Class Legends

Assault Legends are mobile armories, armed to the teeth and ready for battle. Their core patterns revolve around using their abilities to force opponents to make combat decisions that play to their advantage, opening them up for an assault.

Assault Legends are always prepared for a fight, can gear up quickly from the hidden compartments of Weapon Supply Bins, and stock more ammunition than other Legends, giving them extra space for other items—often grenades.

How Many Assault Legends are there in Apex Legends?

Currently, in Season 16, there are 5 Assault Legends in the game. They are: Bangalore, Revenant, Fuse, Ash, and Mad Maggie. Aside from the common Assault perk, each Assault Legend has their own set of abilities.

All Assault Legends Ranked

In this section, we’ll rank every Assault Legend from worst to best. We’ll put these characters in order based on how popular they are and how useful they are in the current meta of Battle Royale environment.

5. Revenant

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Combined with Octane or Wraith, Revenant became a meta character in Season 5. However, Revenant received significant nerfs throughout the seasons, making him ineffective in Battle Royale.

Although Revenant’s Passive: Stalker is pretty useful in certain cases, his other abilities, especially the Ultimate, don’t make up for the shortcomings he brings to the team.

4. Fuse


Fuse is a decent character in Season 16. However, he specializes mostly in long-to-midrange fights thanks to his abilities: Knuckle Cluster and motherload. Fuse can also carry an extra grenade, thermite, or arcstar with his Grenadier ability. Combined with all his abilities, this character can wreak havoc on his opponents.

Nonetheless, while out of nades or fighting close-range fights, Fuse doesn’t deliver much value to his team. As a result, he is not the best pick among all the Assault Legends on the list.

3. Ash

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Ash was the new addition to the game in season 11 of Apex Legends. Even though she was introduced to the game back in season 5 with the broken ghost quest, fans of the Titanfall franchise knew her from the old Titanfall 2 days.

Unsurprisingly, all of her kits are inspired by her Ronin titan. Her tactical ability allows her to control an area, while her ultimate ability, like Wraith’s, creates a one-way portal. Her abilities combined have made her versatile and a nightmare to deal with in the current meta.

Also, her passive mark for death that provides the location of nearby players via the death box is just icing on the cake. In short, she is in a pretty good state right now in season 16.

2. Bangalore

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Bangalore has one of the most balanced kits in the arena. Her kit is neither overpowered nor basic, meaning she is just decent in the new meta. Even Respawn’s developers have agreed that she is currently in a good state in the Season 16 update.

Bangalore is valuable because her abilities can benefit both her and her teammates. Using the Smoke Launcher, she can create a smokescreen that can be used for so many combat situations. When combined with a digital threat, the smokescreen can be a nightmare for the enemies.

Bangalore’s Ultimate: Rolling Thunder is one of the most powerful abilities in the game. When the Ultiamte is activated, tons of artillery shells rain down from the sky, leaving enemies with nowhere to hide. Her Passive: Double Time, is also useful as it lets Bangalore sprint faster while taking fire, making it easier for her to run away from third parties.

1. Mad Maggie

Mad Maggie
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Mad Maggie is a very powerful character in Season 16. Due to the Legend-class overhaul and Horizon nerf, Mad Maggie became more viable as the aggressive character in a team composition.

For starters, Mad Maggie’s Riot Drill is very useful in dealing damage to enemies behind any wall or gate. On top of that, it makes them leave their cover, making it easier to hit them. Also, for 0.8 seconds, Mad Maggie’s Warlord’s Ire ability lets her see the silhouettes of damaged enemies through walls and other obstacles.

Mad Maggie’s Ultimate: Wrecking Ball is one of a kind. When released, the ball bounces off floors, ceilings, and walls. The boosting pads left from the Wrecking Ball let everyone move fast. So, the Ultimate can be used to stun and push enemies simultaneously.

Final Verdict

Every character has unique and useful abilities in Apex Legends. If utilized properly, any Legend can lead you to a foolproof win. However, some Legends are always preferred over others for particular maps, game modes, and situations. This list is based on the Legend’s abilities and how well they fit in the current meta. So try them out, and see what works best for you.

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