Apex Legends‘ Season 10 update is already drawing a lot of attention, and it’s not hard to see why. Between Call of Duty: Warzone‘s recent struggles and the quality of the update itself, now is a great time to return to Apex Legends or even play it for the first time.
If it has been a while since you’ve played Apex Legends (or if you’ve simply never played the game at all), then it might be a good idea to familiarize yourself with the state of the game’s Legends roster. Even if you’re not looking to climb to the top of the battle royale’s competitive rankings, it’s helpful to know roughly where every Legend in the game stands at the moment and which might be the right one for you.
With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at the current “tier rankings” for every Legend in Apex Legends‘ red hot Season 10 meta.
S-Tier Season 10 Legends: Lifeline, Wraith, Bloodhound, Seer
In terms of safe Legend picks, Lifeline remains one of your absolute best options. There’s never going to be a match where her kit doesn’t come in handy. She may not be the most aggressive option (which is kind of a bummer if you have uncooperative teammates), but she is as reliable as a Legend can be.
Along with Lifeline, Wraith has been one of the most consistent Legends in Apex Legends since the game launched in 2019. Her unique combination of aggressiveness and evasiveness makes her a godsend for players who can’t always depend on their teammates, and even pre-made teams will appreciate the results she brings to the party.
Bloodhound’s nerfs absolutely hurt his overall power (and new Legend Seer is already gunning for his spot), but when you get down to it, this Legend’s ability to read a map and lead coordinated attacks is hard to beat. He also happens to perform quite well on his own, though Bloodhound obviously shines in a well-tuned squad.
While Seer’s tracking skills are best described as Bloodhound-lite, this character’s ability to locate nearby enemies by aiming down sight will always come in handy. Besides, the real reason you want to play as Seer is to take full advantage of his devastating interrupt ability.
A-Tier Season 10 Legends: Gibraltar, Octane, Bangalore, Valkyrie
You’d think that a character like Gibraltar would struggle in a game that’s so focused on quick movements and evasiveness, but this Legend’s durability makes him uniquely capable of surviving scenarios that other Legends would instantly die in.
Essentially the opposite of Gibraltar, Octane is a unique Legend who willingly trades his own health for pure speed. That obviously makes him a favorite among aggressive players, but his Launch Pad Ultimate ability is quitely one of the better team tools in the game.
The biggest knock against Bangalore is that she’s not particularly exciting. However, her versatile and practical toolkit makes her viable in just about every combat scenario. She’s also one of the better picks for returning or new players just looking for a reliable and somewhat familiar option.
While it takes some time to get used to Valkyrie’s unique aerial abilities, she’s absolutely one of the most versatile attackers in the game at the moment. Her ultimate is also sneakily overpowered, even if it does require some cooperation to make it work.
B-Tier Season 10 Legends: Caustic, Pathfinder, Mirage, Horizon, Revenant
Caustic fans who have been waiting for the character to rise to the top of the meta may have to wait a bit longer, but this Legend is certainly more interesting than he has been in recent seasons. His toxic abilities are hard to consistently utilize in the average match, but they can obviously be devastating in certain scenarios.
The “problem” with Pathfinder is that he’s just not nearly as good as he once was and other Legends have since been added to the game who serve similar purposes. However, he’s still a fairly reliable pick whose navigation abilities can be devastating in the right hands.
Mirage has his fans, and it’s not hard to see why. His kit is as enjoyable as the character itself, which just makes it a shame that his decoy deploying abilities are so inconsistent. Thankfully, his passive cloaking ability is surprisingly useful, and well-timed decoys can still turn the tide of a quick skirmish.
Horizon’s Ultimate is still pretty powerful, but a nerf to her Gravity Lift ability really hurt the best reason to auto-pick her. You won’t hate having Horizon on your team, but there are more reliable options available.
Some players think Revenant is one of the best Legends in the game, and he certainly has the potential to reach those heights. However, slight nerfs to the character’s abilities combined with the complicated nature of his kit mean that his floor is a little lower than ever.
C-Tier Season 10 Legends: Rampart, Wattson, Loba, Crypto
Due respect to Rampart, but her abilities are simply too situation-dependent. The same can be said of Caustic, but Caustic can at least consistently annoy incoming attackers whereas Rampart is really dependant on maintaining a fixed position.
Wattson is another one of those defensive characters whose abilities can absolutely turn the tide of a battle but ultimately prove to be too situational. You’ll often find yourself wishing you had access to other abilities while you’re waiting to use Wattson’s skills.
Loba is in a weird spot at the moment. She’s a unique and fun Legend whose abilities are ultimately…ok. She’s a pure utility pick, which is kind of a shame given that there just aren’t many comps and scenarios that really call for her abilities over other options.
Crypto certainly loses some points based on the addition of Seer alone, but the real problem here is that Crypto’s abilities force him to kind of play his own game. They can come in handy, but so far as teammates go, Crypto isn’t exactly the best option.
D -Tier Season 10 Legends: Fuse
Poor Fuse. Respawn has just never really figured out what makes this character special, and even recent buffs do little to disguise the fact that his actual abilities just aren’t that useful. He’s really the only Legend in the game at the moment that’s hard to make an argument for.