Apex Legends tier list – the best legends for Season 14

Now Apex Legends' Season 14 update has settled, it's time to talk about the best (and some of the worst) of the roster in our Apex Legends tier list right here

Apex Legends players are a little spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a legend in the pre-game lobby, right? From incredible Jump Pads and teleporting bracelets, to gas traps and cute little bats, there are a lot of reasons why you should pick each Apex Legends’ character – and a few why you should avoid certain legends. So, it’s important to know who’s the right one to pick and that’s where this Apex Legends tier list comes into things.

We have everything you need to know about why you should pick certain characters in what is one of the best battle royale games below. So, if you want to rack up a decent number of kills and – with any luck – win a game or two of Apex Legends, you’re in the right place.

Of course, this Apex Legends tier list is opinion based for the most part, but we have taken the stats into account when sorting the S Tier picks from Mirage (we’re sorry to attack him like that). That should make this a pretty accurate representation of the meta right now – especially if you use it with our Apex Legends weapons tier list.

So, without further ado, let’s look at who’s going to help you climb the Apex Legends ranks and who will have you struggling to finish first.

Apex LEgends tier list

Let’s not dilly dally, right? Below, you’re going to find everything you need to know about each legend and where they sit in the meta. Expect this to change as updates are released and the latest Apex Legends patch notes change the game.

Tier Legends
 S-tier Octane, Wraith, Bloodhound, Valkyrie, Newcastle
A-tier Vantage, Pathfinder, Ash, Lifeline, Mad Maggie
B-tier Horizon, Seer, Loba, Fuse, Gibraltar
C-tier Bangalore, Caustic, Revenant, Wattson, Rampart, Crypto
D-tier Mirage

S-Tier

Alright, kicking things off are the S-Tier legends in Apex Legends Season 14. These are the ones you’ll find a lot of people using, but for good reason. They’re easily some of the best ones out there and shouldn’t be overlooked when choosing who to play as.

Octane

He might not be much of a team player, but Octane is easily one of the best legends in the game right now – especially if you like aggressive plays and attacking moves.

While Octane has been consistently tweaked – the majority of them nerfs – over his lifespan, he remains a firm favourite among players, and who can blame them?

Apex Legends Octane

Octane Abilities…

  • Swift Mend (passive) – Automatically regenerate health over time
  • Stim (tactical) – Move 30% faster for six seconds. Costs health to use.
  • Launch Pad (ultimate) – Deploy a jump pad that launches teammates through the air

Wraith

If you’re caught in a sticky spot and need to make a break for it, Wraith is the perfect legend for you. Not only this, but she can get her and her team in and out of fights in a flash. This makes her one of the most popular legends in the game, and rightfully so – in our opinion, anyway.

While none of her abilities are necessarily attack-minded, Wraith excels at keeping you alive if you overstep, allowing you to play aggressively but always have a safety blanket.

Wraith Apex LEgends

Wraith abilities…

  • Voices from the Void (passive) – A voice warns you when danger approaches. As far as you can tell, it’s on your side.
  • Into the Void (tactical) – Reposition quickly through the safety of void space, avoiding all damage.
  • Dimensional Rift (ultimate) – Link two locations with portals for 60 seconds, allowing anyone to use them.

Bloodhound

Like Wraith, Bloodhound is one of the best Apex Legends available in Season 14 despite not having an attack-based kit. The information you can gain from their abilities, though, makes them an invaluable asset to any team.

They also offer up a fantastic ultimate ability for players who need a helping hand in the thick of the fight – so, it’s worth getting to know them if you’re starting out.

Apex Legends Bloodhound

 

Bloodhound abilities…

  • Tracker (passive) – See the tracks left behind by your foes
  • Eye of the Allfather (tactical) – Briefly reveal hidden enemies, traps, and clues in structures in front of you
  • Beast of the Hunt (ultimate) – Enhances your senses, allowing you to move faster and highlighting your prey

Valkyrie

We know Valkyrie has taken some time to find her place in the meta – and she was nerfed quite a bit in Season 14 – but she’s still one of the best legends out there right now thanks to her oppressive ultimate ability and excellent movement.

 

If you want to get the one up on your opponents, she’s perfect for that thanks to her VTOL Jets. If you want a legend who talks a lot about snacks, she’s perfect for that too. Basically, she’s perfect.

Valkyrie abilities…

  • VTOL Jets (passive) – Press [space] while in the air to engage jetpack. You can switch between hold and toggle mode in the options menu
  • Missile Swarm (tactical) – Fire a swarm of mini-rockets which damage and disorient the enemy
  • Skyward Dive (ultimate) – Press once to prepare for launch. Teammates can interact with Valkyrie to join the launch. Press again to launch into the air and skydive

Newcastle

Apex Legends’ second-newest face has made his way to the top tier of our list – and not just because we like him! Newcastle’s defensive kit is exceptional at keeping your team alive in a tight spot and he’s proving to be popular among players – and Respawn Entertainment buffed him a little in Season 14.

Dancing the line between a support legend and a defensive legend, Newcastle offers the best of both worlds for players looking to help their team more than rack up kills – although, he’s pretty good at that too.

Apex Legends Tier List: An image of Newcastle leaping across Storm Point

Newcastle abilities…

  • Retrieve the Wounded (Passive) – Drag downed allies as you revive and protect them with your Revive Shield
  • Mobile Shield (Tactical) – Throw a drone that projects a moveable energy shield
  • Castle Wall (Ultimate) – Leap to an ally or target area and slam down, creating a fortified stronghold

A-tier

It’s time to talk about the A-Tier. These legnds are great picks, but not who we’d deem essential for squads right now.

Vantage

That’s right! Newcomer Vantage has shot to the A-Tier of our Apex Legends tier list following her debut in Apex Legends Season 14. With one of the best oppressive kits available thanks to Sniper’s Mark and a fantastic animal companion with Echo – who’s also good in a pinch – she’s easily one of the best new legends we’ve seen.

Her passive ability is also one of the most useful for squads looking to get more information about their enemies. She isn’t quite the cream of the crop, but she’s a reliable pick – and a lot of fun to play as.

Apex Legends tier list Vantage: an image of Vantage smiling with Echo the bat

Vantage abilities…

  • Spotter’s Lens (passive) – Aim down sights to scout with your eyepiece (unarmed or with mid-to-long-range scopes) and use a bullet drop indicator to see where your shots will land.
  • Echo Relocation (tactical) – Position your winged companion Echo and then Launch towards him. Must have line of sight for Echo to launch.
  • Sniper’s Mark (ultimate) – Use your custom sniper rifle to mark enemy targets and apply a damage bonus for you and your team.

Pathfinder

If “Who wants to ride on a zipline?” doesn’t fill your tiny little gamer hearts with joy then I don’t know what will. But aside from being an adorably polite and very memeable android, Pathfinder is a solid pick for aggressive Apex players whose strengths lie in movement.

Pathfinder is probably the legend that has been reworked, nerfed, buffed, and tweaked the most since Apex released, but Respawn seems to have finally got him in a relatively stable place. His grapple provides manoeuvrability and speed that is only really paralleled by Octane, and his Zipline Gun ultimate is useful for your team to quickly cover long distances or head up to high ground.

Pathfinder Apex Legends

Pathfinder abilities…

  • Insider Knowledge (passive) – Scan a survey beacon to reveal the ring’s next location.
  • Grappling Hook (tactical) – Grapple to get to out-of-reach places quickly
  • Zipline Gun (ultimate) – Create a zipline for everyone to use

Ash

A fan-favourite villain from Titanfall 2, Ash has left the Apex Legends Arenas behind to seek out victory for herself. She may have been tweaked a couple of times by Apex Legends’ devs at this stage, but she’s still a comfortable A-Tier pick for us.

Ash is an incredibly versatile legend who can provide intel to her team, lock down single targets, and help her whisk her team away from any unpleasant situations.

Apex Legends tier list: Ash

Ash abilities…

  • Marked For Death (passive) – Ash’s map shows the location of recent deathboxes. Interact with a deathbox to mark surviving attackers (once per box).
  • Arc Snare (tactical) – Throw a spinning snare that damages and tethers the first enemy that gets too close.
  • Phase Breach (ultimate) – Tear open a one-way portal to a targeted location.

Lifeline

Despite undergoing a few major reworks in the past, and some buffs and nerfs in recent seasons, Lifeline is still an A-Tier pick for us – even if she’s not quite as popular in Apex Legends right now.

As the game’s only dedicated healer, she’s a useful ally if you’re looking for someone to keep you topped up in a firefight. Not only this, but she can access additional loot from certain loot bins and she can then call in a support supply drop to further equip your team for success. We can imagine she’ll see a resurgence soon, once Respawn Entertainment work out the right balance for DOC – her healing drone.

Lifeline resurrects Bloodhound in a rocky chasm

 

Lifeline abilities…

  • Combat Medic (passive) – Deploy D.O.C. to revive teammates, leaving you free to move and defend
  • Heal Drone (tactical) – Call D.O.C. to automatically heal nearby teammates over time
  • Care Package (ultimate) – Call in a drop pod full of high-quality defensive loot

Maggie

We know Maggie has had a rough start, but Respawn Entertainment buffed her in Season 14 and now she’s very-much in-meta. She’s a great aggressor with a fast-firing tactical that can be used to exploit enemies hiding from your fire.

In addition to this, she has Wrecking Ball – which just causes so much chaos it’s worth using in every fight, if you can. There are still some issues Respawn Entertainment could do with addressing, but it’s safe to say that she’s improved a lot with the latest title update.

Apex Legends tier list: Maggie

 

Maggie abilities…

  • Warlord’s Ire (passive) – Temporarily highlight enemies you’ve damaged, and move faster with a shotgun
  • Riot Drill (tactical) – Fire a drill that burns enemies through obstacles
  • Wrecking Ball (ultimate) – Throw a ball that releases speed-boosting pads and detonates near enemies

 

B-tier

There are a lot of useful legends here, but we’re getting into the B-Tier now. These options are situational a lot of the time and can take a little bit of time to make the most of.

Horizon

Horizon is one legend still finding her place in the meta despite being out for quite a while. We’re just always not sure if she should be higher or not – and she’s never quite popular enough with the wider community to justify a higher place on our tier list. In the right hands, she’s a useful part of the squad – but, her potential can be wasted and players should be cautious going into a game without knowing her kit.

Her Black Hole ultimate is also a very unique ability within the battle royale’s roster of legends, and still has plenty of use in the late game. Horizon is a strong but situational pick.

Horizon abilities…

  • Spacewalk (passive) – Increase air control and reduce fall impacts with Horizon’s custom spacesuit.
  • Gravity Lift (tactical) – Reverses the flow of gravity, lifting players upward and boosting them outward when they exit.
  • Black Hole – Deploy NEWT to create a micro black hole that pulls players in towards it, and hits them with a graviton blast at the end.

Seer

Seer was S-Tier on launch, we know, but he’s found a more comfortable spot as a mid-table B-Tier legend in Season 13. Acting as a rival to Bloodhound, Seer as all about detecting enemies. All three of his abilities are catered to this.

His passive is particularly impressive, with Seer able to hear enemy heartbeats when aiming down the sights of a weapon. In addition to this, his ultimate also casts a huge dome of his microdrones out, and any enemies moving or firing their weapons within it will be lit up for Seer to see.

Artwork of Apex Legends' Seer, wearing a blue and gold outfit

Seer abilities…

  • Heart Seeker (passive) – Hear and visualise the heartbeats of enemies when aiming down sights.
  • Focus of Attention (tactical) – Summon microdrones to emit a delayed blast that goes through walls, interrupting and revealing enemies.
  • Exhibit (ultimate) – Create a sphere of microdrones that reveal the location of moving or firing enemies within.

Loba

We know Loba is often placed quite low on other Apex Legends tier lists, but we don’t think she’s that bad. In fact, we struggle to see why people don’t see the important improvement she can bring to a squad.

Her passive ability and extremely quick ultimate charge rate means she is a diamond for securing your favourite weapon and some high-tier loot in the early game.

Apex Legends Loba shooting straight at the camera

Loba abilities…

  • Eye for Quality (passive) – Nearby legendary and epic loot can be seen through walls
  • Burglar’s Best Friend (tactical) – Teleport to hard-to-reach places or escape trouble quickly by throwing your Jump Drive bracelet
  • Black Market Boutique (ultimate) – Place a portable device that can teleport nearby loot into your inventory. Each player can take two items maximum

Fuse

Fuse is another one of those mid-tier heroes that’s an absolute blast to play (especially his passive ability that can yeet grenades like an NFL quarterback), but quite situational and just… isn’t the best option a lot of the time. It’s a shame really, because he has some great banter.

His ultimate, which herds up enemies into a ring of fire for easy pickings, is great for catching rotating teams unawares. From Season 10 onwards, it will also now reveal enemies – a very useful trick.

Fuse, the latest addition to Apex Legends, downs a bottle of beer on one knee in front of a wall of flames

Fuse abilities…

  • Grenadier (passive) – Stack an extra grenade per inventory slot. Fire grenades farther, faster, and more accurately.
  • Knuckle Cluster (tactical) –  Launch a cluster bomb that continuously expels airburst explosives on impact
  • The Motherlode (ultimate) – Launch a bombardment that encircles a target area in a wall of flame.

Gibraltar

Good ol’ Gibby has always been a fan-favourite in Apex Legends, but he’s seen his play rate drop slightly over recent seasons – and he’s especially underused now that Newcastle is here. Still, he’s a valuable asset to any squad and – despite his middling place on our list – you should check him out if you haven’t already.

Gibraltar is, quite literally, a bullet sponge. His Gun Shield and Dome of Protection can block bullets from both himself and his teammates. Moreover, if you’re still in the process of healing up somewhere or waiting for a care package to come in, his Defensive Bombardment can buy you some time by discouraging any teams looking to push you.

Apex Legends: Gibraltar

Gibraltar abilities…

  • Gun Shield (passive) – Aiming down sights deploys a gun shield that blocks incoming fire
  • Dome of Protection (tactical) – Throw a dome shield that blocks attacks
  • Defensive Bombardment (ultimate) – Call in a concentrated mortar strike on a marked position

C-Tier

These C-Tier picks are legends that are, as the above tier suggests, decent enough but not quite cutting the mustard when it comes to game-winning abilities. They’re all good in the right situations – and in the right hands – but there are better options.

Bangalore

There’s no denying that Bangalore’s smokes can be incredibly handy for getting out of tight spots or distracting enemies, but this OG legend’s problem has always been her ultimate. It just kinda sucks, right?

When you combine this with the fact that her passive ability is just a limited-time speed boost, it’s hard to justify placing her higher. If you want to know a few more details about everything you ping, then Bangalore is a good pick. For everything else, you can find someone a little better.

Bangalore runs away from a fight, leaving Rampart behind her

Bangalore abilities…

  • Double Time (passive) – Taking fire while sprinting makes you move faster for a brief amount of time
  • Smoke Launcher (tactical) – Fire a high-velocity smoke canister that explodes into a wall of smoke on impact
  • Rolling Thunder (ultimate) – Call in an artillery strike that slowly creeps across the landscape

Caustic

Caustic is an Apex Legends character that’s tough to play against if you’re not paying attention, but he’s just too situational to make it any higher on our list. His Nox Gas is an important deterrant and an effective distraction that can make him a scourge to the most skilled squads.

In addition to this, his Nox Gas Grenade is a useful throwable if you’re looking to punish an enemy squad camping somewhere without a way to escape. But.. That’s about it. There are better legends out there and we’re sorry if you think otherwise.

Caustic

Caustic abilities…

  • Nox Vision (passive) – Allows you to see enemies through your gas
  • Nox Gas Trap (tactical) – Drop canisters that release deadly Nox gas when shot or triggered by enemies
  • Nox Gas Grenade (ultimate) – Blankets a large area in Nox gas

REVENANT

Apex’s most sinister legend is, unfortunately, about as sinister as a child in a Halloween costume when it comes to his strength on the battlefield. However, he isn’t the worst legend out there and you might find yourself enjoying his kit if you give it a chance.

Revenant’s Death Totem is an intriguing ultimate that gives you the confidence for an initial aggressive push, and works very well with Octane’s jump pad. It is, however, so easy to sabotage if the enemy team knows where you placed it.

The Revenant and Octane combo is a classic – as Alliance’s John ‘Hakis’ Håkansson explained to The Loadout – and can be deadly in the right hands.

Apex Legends Revenant

Revenant abilities…

  • Stalker (passive) – You crouch walk faster and climb higher than other legends
  • Silence (tactical) – Throw a device that deals damage and disables enemy abilities
  • Death Totem (ultimate) – Drop a Death Totem that protects those who use it from death for a set amount of time. Instead of being downed, users will return to the totem.

WATTSON

We know Wattson is quite far down on our list, but there’s arguably no legend you’d rather have in the late game – if you have one or two of the better legends in your squad, anyway.  When that ring is closing and you’re hunkered down in your spot, unable to rotate, Wattson can be a massive factor in securing a victory.

Traditionally, Wattson has been a very situational legend, with a low pick rate despite boasting one of the highest win rates in the game. Respawn Entertainment made sweeping changes in Season 11, but she’s still not quite as popular as we wish she was. So… She’s stuck in C-Tier for now.

Apex Legends Wattson

Wattson abilities..

  • Spark of Genius (passive) – Ultimate Accelerants fully charge your Ultimate Ability
  • Perimeter Security (tactical) – Connect nodes to create electrified fences that damage and slow enemies
  • Interception Pylon (ultimate) – Place an electrified pylon that destroys incoming ordnance and repairs damaged shields

Rampart

Season 6’s Rampart looked absolutely terrifying when she was first revealed – a mounted minigun on a defensive barricade just sounded ridiculously overpowered. But for the longest time, and despite a series of buffs, she failed to make a splash on the Apex Legends meta.

She can lug around her turret of death ‘Sheila’ without the need to have it mounted – and her Amped Cover can be a useful tool when setting up a sniper’s nest for Vantage – but she’s still not it just yet. Hopefully Respawn Entertainment manages to find out a way to help her find a better place in the meta.

Rampart blows a pink bubblegum bubble and holds her minigun

Rampart abilities…

  • Modded Loader (passive) – Increased magazine capacity and faster reloads when using LMGs and Sheila
  • Amped Cover (tactical) – Build a crouch-cover wall, that deploys a full-cover amped wall which blocks incoming shots and amps outgoing shots
  • Mobile Minigun ‘Sheila’ (ultimate) – Wield a mobile minigun with a single high capacity magazine. Place it down for anyone to use as a stationary and reloadable turret

Crypto

The general consensus has always been that Crypto is an annoying and relatively useless legend to encounter in Apex. And to be honest, that’s still half true – we really hate those stupid drones.

However, while his play rate is very low, he’s still not the worst legend out there. His kit is built around reconaissance – which is useful if you don’t have anyone playing Bloodhound – but it’s not quite as good as it could be. He is a great counter to Gibraltar’s Dome of Protection shield, though.

Apex Legends: Crypto

 

Crypto abilities…

  • Neurolink (passive) – Enemies detected by Surveillance Drone within 30 metres are marked for you and your teammates to see
  • Surveillance Drone (tactical) – Deploy an aerial drone that allows you to view the surrounding area.
  • Drone EMP (ultimate) – Your drone sets off an EMP blast that deals shield damage, destroys traps, and slows enemies

D-Tier

These legends are bottom of the pile and really won’t add much to your Apex Legends experience. We’re so sorry.

Mirage

Mirage is something of a one-trick pony. He’s here for the bamboozles, and not a whole lot else. However, is quite funny and remains a surprisingly popular choice for players considering the fact he isn’t that good.

There’s not much else to say about Mirage, really. He’s good at tricking enemies and he can keep himself hidden, at times. That’s it.

Mirage Apex Legends

Mirage abilities…

  • Now You See Me (passive) – Automatically cloak when using Respawn Beacons and when reviving teammates
  • Psyche Out (tactical) – Send out a holographic decoy to confuse the enemy
  • Life of the Party (ultimate) – Deploy a team of decoys to distract the enemy

So, there you have it – our part-opinion, part-science Apex Legends tier list for Season 14. Keep checking it out throughout the season to see if any legends change positions – we’ll keep this updated with each title update released.