As always tier lists are really subjective and will receive updates based upon new Legend releases. Legend buffs and nerfs play a big role on this list. What may be S-tier Legends may no longer hold their position as a top choice if Respawn nerfs them too much.
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Wraith has been at the top of the Apex Legends tier list from day one. She still stands at the top of the Legend hierarchy from season 1. Very few Legends in this list have held their position even after they saw heavy nerfs to their abilities.
Season 4 Wraith has seen some big nerfs with an increased passive cooldown, decreased running speed while performing ultimate, as well as the boost that she got while combining her abilities together.
Even after all the nerfs wraith still reigns supreme in public matches as well as the competitive landscape. NRG_aceu one of the best Wraith players still highly back wraith as his choice. Pros think as long as her portal is not nerfed to infinity she still has the best safe ability for rotation around the map.
Pathfinder also shares the same amount of popularity among Apex aficionados. In public matches, the pathfinder is still as popular as ever. Whereas with the buffs to Gibraltar along with newcomer Revenant has shaken his permanent placement in the Competitive scene.
With his passive ability teams with a Pathfinder still has an edge when it comes to rotation in between the zones. Although this friendly robot has seen some nerfs with its grapple. Despite those, nerfs Pathfinder is still very popular among Legends.
Lifeline has the most usage rate among Apex Legends fans. Her survivability during the early game, her passive 25% fast healing, and her ability to give her teammates the best gear the arena has to offer has made Lifeline one of the most popular Legend.
Her ability to revive downed opponent faster paired that with a golden backpack has made her a staple in the Legend roster. Despite all this, during a really serious competitive rank match, she won’t be a permanent member. This is due to the fact unlike Wraith and Pathfinder she doesn’t have any escape abilities. Despite all this, she is still an S-tier legend.
From being hated upon to being the new meta, our boy Gibraltar has seen it all. With the hitbox controversy at the heyday of Apex, he was not the first choice among Apex fans. He had the biggest hitbox among other Legends paired that with no extra buffs he received no love.
Right now in season 4, the story is quite different than what it used to be. Now after receiving some must need buffs to his damage resistance, his dome acting as a fast heal paradise, his ability to revive teammates faster while in his bubble has moved him from F-tier to an A-stier Legend.
With his current toolset, he has received kind of a semi-permanent place in the competitive meta.
Bangalore has one of the most balanced kits in the arena. Not too overpowered not too basic. This holds really true for Bangalore. She has the ability to use her tactical to make offensive and defensive moves. Her passive makes her really difficult to hit.
Recently her ult did receive some buffs, which only made Bangalore mains happy. She has a healthy user rate of around 8.62%. On the other hand in the competitive meta, she is still not the number one choice for pros.
Even though Watson has been a part of the competitive meta, her public match usage rate tells another story. Her fences and ultimate has made it a no-brainer for pros to choose her based on her toolset.
While she has a permanent place in the competitive roster, in normal public matches people like to play less passive. This resulted in her being lower in the tier list as we are ranking them on both in the competitive scene as well as in the normal public match usage.
Octane is totally opposite of Watson as he has a loyal fan base but only in the public matches. In the competitive scene, he isn’t as popular pick for pros. His arsenal hasn’t seen any huge changes since his release in season 1.
This speed junkie is a fun character to play regardless of his popularity in the ranked mode. Some players really love the mobility that octane provides to the already fast pace of Apex.
Caustic is in a really good place right now, especially in public matches. After adding fortification perk to big boy legends like Gibraltar and Caustic his popularity has increased. His ability to control area pairs really well with other passive legends like Watson.
He also has a dedicated player base in public matches. On the other hand, competitive matches are a bit different. He isn’t the first choice for competitive meta but he has great potential. His crowd control made him more popular among other legends.
Revenant brought a much-needed change to the Apex competitive meta. With his silence, he has the ability to make Wraith and other Legends with escape abilities during the last circle a good run for their money.
Pair that with his ultimate Death’s Totem, Revenant has become a staple for players who love to go on with the offensive. Many pros are already vouching for him in the scrims. On the other hand, his toolset has made normal fans kind of underwhelmed due to the fact that his playstyle requires huge skills to pull off those aggressive plays.
Unfortunately for this handsome daredevil as he claims to be in public mathes he has the second worse pick rate behind Bolldhound. Due to the huge skill curve require to make player bamboozle, his public match usage is not that good.
Even after his ultimate got a buff back in season 2, his usage in the competitive scene is really low. It is mainly due to the fact that mirage toolset doesn’t really bring any major advantages to the team. That is why he sits at the bottom. having said that there are some Mirage mains who exclusively play mirage for his ability to bamboozle other Legends.
Crypto has seen a decrease in popularity since season 3. He has seen some rework on his ultimate as it no longer stuns teammate. Even after all the changes, his mostly passive playstyle has not been received well in especially the public matches.
On the competitive side, his pick rate is still not great due to the fact that his ultimate doesn’t destroy Watson’s generator. He is in a lukewarm state as of now in season 4.
Bloodhound received some much-needed buffs to his ultimate in a form of increased duration only if the player can continue to down players while in that state and passive in the new season 4.
Despite all that BloodHound popularity in both pubs and competitive meta is nearly nonexistent. Pair that with the fact that his toolset doesn’t really offer any huge advantages to the team has placed BloodHound at the bottom of the list. BloodHound definitely needs a lot of rework to be really viable at all stages of the game.
This would seem like beating a dead horse at this point but as with any tier list, it is really subjective and only viable for season 4. Respawn has already promised some changes as the season goes along further. This list will be further updated as the power hierarchy changes.