Our Apex Legends Legend tier list for April 2022 is here to break down which of the characters are the best to use now that the new meta has settled down a bit once again in Season 12 Defiance.
As the meta currently stands, there remains a wide range of Legends to dominate with in Apex Legends, as usual. However, that's not to say that players haven't figured out which characters are slightly better than each other after the Warriors Collection Event patch. Here is how the Legends stack up in Apex Legends: Season 12 Defiance in April 2022.
Apex Legends April 2022 Legend Rankings
Kicking off the list is the four Legends that remain no-brainer, consistently useful picks in all formats. All of these Legends saw no changes with the launch of Defiance and thus will continue to be as dominant as they have been with what they're known for. With the ability to cover up any mistake with a bubble, Gibraltar continues to make every other character adapt to his moves. Valkyrie's jetpacks are good, her Missile Swarm is good and her ultimate is a free balloon. Bloodhound's wallhacks and speedhacks remain broken. With a good hitbox and a portal, Wraith remains the best aggressive character in the game.
In A Tier are five Legends that have only seen some minor nerfs, remaining solid picks for any squad. Perhaps the most annoying character in the game, Caustic is not as strong after his Season 12 nerfs, but remains a solid pick. Ash is pretty balanced overall and has basically replaced Octane as the best legend to capitalize off of damage. Horizon still has a good ultimate, but her Gravity Lift definitely could use some love from the developers. Loba is a straightforward character to master, and her low-impact ceiling is worsened depending on if there are more Lobas in the lobby. Crypto is really strong in pro play as he can give his team plenty of information with zone knowledge, but isn't all that useful in ranked.
These five Legends sit more in the middle of the pack, remaining viable in the right hands despite seeing some tough nerfs over time. Now that the Rev-Tane combo is long gone, both Octane and Revenant aren't the most exciting picks at the moment. Wattson and Fuse are interesting opposites as the former helps her team get their shields back, while the latter takes shields from everyone else. Pathfinder's terrible hitbox makes him a tough pick to use in the current Rampage LMG and Peacekeeper meta.
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Six Legends that remain underwhelming picks in the meta, Seer, Bangalore, Mad Maggie, Lifeline, Mirage and Rampart find themselves in the C Tier. Although there are always those who can find success with these Legends, these six are often found in the bottom of tier lists as they're either outclassed, very situational or simply don't offer much to help the team.