Another month, another time for an update with our Apex Legends Legend Tier List for March 2021. A lot has changed for some popular Legends since the release of Season 8, as we have seen several of them either moving down a tier or jump up a couple of tiers.
Apex Legends Legend Tier List March 2021
At the start of Season 8, Bloodhound was on the border of A-Tier and looking to move into S-Tier, and that is exactly what the Legend has done. Bloodhound's tactical ability Eye of the Allfather coupled with the passive Tracker ability has proven to be invaluable this season on Obliterated Kings Canyon. The map compliments Bloodhound's abilities, allowing the Legend to easily find teams, and keep them in sight during a fight.
Gibraltar continues to be the best Legend on the roster. His Gun Shield, Dome of Protection, and Defensive Bombardment make him the ultimate powerhouse for defense and end-game zoning. He's an excellent choice for new players, and seasoned veterans know just how difficult it can be to deal with this Legend.
Arguably the best mobility character in the game now, Horizon has really solidified herself as an offensive threat allowing her team to control the high ground in most cases with her Gravity Lift. Her Black Hole ultimate ability traps players in place, giving her team enough time to do some serious damage.
First things first, Wraith has dropped down from S- to A-Tier. Season 8 brought a nerf to her hitbox in another attempt to balance the Legend. She's still a great Legend to choose and will remain at the top of A-Tier, but as we continue to see more Wraith mains become Horizon mains it shows that the balance attempt has impacted the game.
Revenant, Lifeline, and Caustic are all great choices as well and have a bit of offensive/defensive flexibility, but their abilities require a bit of set-up in order to be fully effective. Skilled players will recognize when Lifeline is reviving a downed player, and if the Lifeline backs off the engagement it's game over for her teammate. Likewise, recognizing and destroying the abilities of Revenant and Caustic makes them substitutable for a planned character, but it doesn't take too much strategy to be effective with them.
Kings Canyon has always helped make Bangalore a stronger Legend choice. The lack predominantly wide-open plains help her dish out some serious damage with her ultimate ability, and the tight spacing with plenty of coverage allows her to make full getaways or advances in the cover of her smoke.
None of these Legends are particularly terrible choices, but they all have arguably better alternatives with the Legends in A-Tier and S-Tier. Octane and Pathfinder have received plenty of updates since the game's release, but at this time a Horizon Gravity Lift can pretty much get any team where they need to be. These two mobile Legends don't have anything offensively to provide to the team, so they remain here in B-Tier.
Likewise, Wattson's Perimeter Security and Interception Pylon are both great when used efficiently, but they require some previous setup and can be easily spotted and destroyed. Gibraltar's Dome of Protection is indestructible, and Caustic's Nox Gas Traps can be trigger by shooting them, thus showcasing Wattson's defensive weaknesses.
A strong Crypto is a deadly opponent, but for the average player, his abilities require some decent time management. He is left behind on pushes when using his drone, or caught out in the open when getting it set up. If you're looking for a surveying Legend, Bloodhound is the better choice.
Loba and Fuse have their strengths, but their strengths are dependent upon the situation. Is there loot around for your team? If so, Loba's Black Market Boutique is an excellent way to remain in cover while gearing up for the next fight. Unfortunately, her tactical ability's animation doesn't move quickly enough to allow her to escape with ease. This hinders her potential for hit and run tactics or aggressive repositioning.
Fuse is the newest addition to the roster, and now that the dust has settled on Season 8 Mayhem players have found that Fuse doesn't cause much mayhem at all. If it's down to the final two teams, and Fuse has all grenades in a level four backpack, and has his ultimate charged, then we'd probably know who could win the fight. Unfortunately his tactical and ultimate fall shy of posing a threat to players who have an average grasp on Apex mobility mechanics.
It's hard putting Mirage in D-Tier, because he's such a charismatic character with some really cool abilities. Creating decoys and causing misdirection could create the smallest time a player would need to deal some serious damage, or escape for another fight, but it seems like this Legend falls short on being able to make full use of his abilities with ease. Thanks to the revive sound, it's also easy to figure out where he and his downed ally are even when they are invisible.
Rampart did receive a few buffs at the beginning of Season 8, but she still falls short on being the optimal defensive Legend. Respawn is keeping an eye on her usage and abilities in gameplay, but for now, at her current state, Rampart remains in D-Tier.