Apex Legends Season 5 Character Tier List

Legend hierarchy has changed

Apex Legends season 5 Fortune’s Favor introduced Loba as their new playable Legend. With her teleportation ability, she has added an extra layer of depth into the Apex games.

As always tier lists are always going to be really subjective and will receive updates based upon new character releases. Legend buffs and nerfs play a big role in making this list. What may be have been an S-tier option in one season may no longer be viable in the next season.

S-tier

Wraith

Wraith
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Wraith has been at the top of the Apex Legends tier list from day one. In a way she is the face of Apex Legends. Very few Legends in this list have held their position at the very top, even after they received some heavy nerfs in the last couple of seasons.

Season 5 Wraith is mostly unchanged from season 4. Since her abilities make her viable in every stage of the game, she isn’t going anywhere any time soon. Professional Apex Players think as long as her portal still remains the same, she still has the best ability to provide safe rotation around the map.

Pathfinder

Pathfinder
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In season 5, Respawn decided to give PAthfinder a huge nerf. Now pathy has 35 seconds cooldown on his grapple. To say that the path mains out there are not happy would be a big understatement. Despite the nerf, pathy still has a very balanced set of abilities that make him one of the better choices out there right now.

Lifeline

Lifeline
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Lifeline has the most usage rate in the Apex community. Her survivability during the early game, the passive that allows her to heal 25% faster, and her ability to give her teammates the best gear the arena has to offer, all these, in turn, has made Lifeline one of the most popular Legend. With the addition of Blue bins in the game and changes to how gold armor works now, she has more usable support kits in this season.

A-tier

Mirage

Mirage

Mirage is the star of the show in season 5. All of his abilities were reworked in this season making him the hardest character to knock down right now. With the latest buff to Mirage, he is now probably one of the most broken characters in the game. His bamboozle game has gone into a whole new level this season. Thus making all those mirage fans really happy in the process.

Gibraltar 

Gibraltar
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From being hated for his hitboxes to being the new meta, our boy Gibraltar has seen it all. Despite getting some nerfs in season 5, he is still a force to reckon with in the Apex games. With his current toolset, he is still a viable option in the competitive meta.

Revenant

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Revenant brought a much-needed change to the Apex competitive meta. With his silence, he has the ability to give Wraith and other Legends with escape abilities a good run for their money. Pair that with the recent buffs to his ultimate ability Death’s Totem, Revenant has become a staple for players who always love to go on the offensive.

Bangalore

Bangalore
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Bangalore has one of the most balanced kits in the arena. Not too overpowered not too basic. This statement is really true for Bangalore. She has the ability to use her tactical to make both offensive and defensive plays. Her passive makes her a hard target to hit. Despite all that, her kits are still not viable enough to be featured in high ELO ranked games.

B-tier

Loba

Loba, found in game files! : apexlegends
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Loba made her debut into the Apex games this season. She already garnered the attention of the Apex community with her charming looks and kits. As her ability gave her extreme mobility, she quickly became a fan favorite.

Watson

Watson
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Even though Watson has been a part of the competitive meta, her public match usage rate tells another story. Her fences along with her ultimate have made it a no-brainer for pros in the high ELO ranked games.

While she has a permanent place in the competitive roster, in normal public matches people like to play less passive. This has resulted in her being a tad bit lower in the tier list as we are ranking them based upon her usefulness in both the competitive mode as well as in the normal public matches.

Octane

Octane
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Octane is totally opposite of Watson as he has a loyal fanbase but only in the public matches. In the competitive scene, he isn’t like other legends. His arsenal hasn’t seen any huge changes since his release in season 1. Although this speed junkie is a fun character to play regardless of his popularity in the ranked mode. Some players really love the mobility that only octane can provide.

Caustic

Caustic
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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. However, competitive matches are a bit different. Although his recent buffs will definitely entice more pros to give caustic some chances in the high ELO games.

C-tier

Crypto

Crypto
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Crypto has seen a decrease in his popularity since season 3. He has seen some rework on his ultimate as it no longer stuns teammates. Even after all the positive changes in season 5, his extremely passive playstyle is a hit or miss for many players. However, on the competitive side, he is a decent pick for passive support players.

BloodHound

BloodHound
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Bloodhound received some much-needed buffs to his ultimate in the form of an increased ultimate duration only if the player can continue to down players while in that ultimate state. Additionally, Bloodhound’s tactical’s range has also seen an increase. Despite all that BloodHound popularity in both pubs and competitive meta is nearly low. Although it is important to note that Respawn is actively trying to shift the meta. Therefore, Bloodhound still has a chance to get some kind of rework in the future just like Mirage did in this season.

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 5 of Apex. Respawn has already promised some changes as the season goes along further. This list will be updated in the future based upon the introduction of new Legends.

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