Here's our take on the best and worst legends of Apex Legends heading into August 2021.
Thanks to developer-playerbase transparency, we've been able to figure out where a few legends could stand in Season 10: Emergence. The developers haven't been shy about foreshadowing their moves--leading to some pretty spot on conclusions now that the patch notes have dropped.
Here's our picks for the best and worse legends in the Apex Games this month.
Apex Legends Legend Tier List August 2021
Apex Legends developers announced they won't be tweaking Valkyrie's kit heading into Season 10, meaning she'll still be able to hold her place at the top. Seer's release will ultimately determine where he belongs—but, for now, his kit looks interesting and if he's anything like Bloodhound other players will be in trouble. These legends remained otherwise unchanged as of the Emergence patch.
Speaking of, despite another nerf from the patch on July 13, Bloodhound could still dominate the battlefield in the hands of a skilled player. Their scan ability has suffered a duration decrease, but retained its per-kill increase caveat. If employed properly, they'll likely remain the same threat to targets across the Apex Games.
Octane's mobility keeps him solidly ahead of more than half the roster. After all, you can't tag what you can't catch. Horizon's "stuff in the oven" has finally come to fruition as of the Emergence patch placing her well within the second tier. Her previous nerf has been halfway reversed to a "happy medium" and developers encourage players to "give her a try and tell us what you think."
We'll be keeping our eyes on Wattson heading into Season 10. Developers have been teasing more changes to her kit for a few months now and—despite the "massive buff" to her "Nessie ability" in the latest patch—a "more fun" Wattson could prove to be a more-frequently-picked Wattson, in turn.
Meanwhile, Revenant's ultimate has been hit with the Emergence patch, pulling him and his cloaked teammates into the proverbial light. Adding an audible tipoff to the end of Death Totem's protection and a slow coming out of the recall gate puts him closer to the edge of the C-Tier than players would probably like. Time will tell how useful these tweaks will be.
At the bottom, we have our highly-situational, nonfunctioning, or generally considered "un-rewarding" legends. Rampart still suffers at the hands of high-mobility legends like Valkyrie and Octane while Loba's kit is still otherwise useless in over a handful of circumstances. There's a bit of hope for Caustic and Fuse, however, thanks to the Emergence patch.
Caustic's toxic gas has been shifted around quite a bit with some additional damage ticks here and ultimate duration decrease there. The desired effect here was "to make enemies feel a great urgency to leave the gas as soon as possible" without overpowering them completely. However, while great for crowd control, Caustic is still a situational pick at best.
Fuse has seen a major rework in the Emergence patch. Honestly, he almost made it into the B-Tier on sheer intrigue, alone, with the changes noted. Having an ability that outlines enemy legends is a dangerous game, regardless of the size of the area. When partnered with the right team, Fuse could be a real threat in Season 10—key word: "could." Would it be too biased to say we still don't entirely trust him to perform?
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