Apex Legends Mobile is a big hit among players worldwide. Based mainly on the PC and console versions of Apex Legends, the mobile version takes the battle royale shooter in the palm of your hands so you can play anytime, anywhere.
For those looking to play Apex Legends Mobile for the first time, however, there is a learning curve to master. Unlike in other battle royale games, Apex Legends Mobile uses skills and abilities unique to each Legend (Apex’s term for their character roster). Luckily, we’re here to help you choose the best Legends that are beginner-friendly, powerful, and impactful during matches.
Bangalore – Offense
Tactical Ability: Smoke Launcher
Passive Ability: Double Time
Ultimate Ability: Rolling Thunder
A real offensive powerhouse
There is a reason why Bangalore is among the first Legends to choose from as you start playing Apex Legends Mobile. Her no-frills abilities, such as her Smoke Launcher, provides cover for repositioning, and Double Time gives her a movement speed bonus for a limited time. With a powerful ultimate, Rolling Thunder, that clears an area, Bangalore is an ideal Legend for beginners. Her gameplay is easy to grasp while packing a powerful punch.
Lifeline – Support
Tactical Ability: D.O.C. Heal Drone
Passive Ability: Combat Revive
Ultimate Ability: Care Package
Support Without Compromise
Support roles are essential in many games and Apex Legends Mobile takes this role with equal treatment as the others. Lifeline provides a support-centric playstyle for beginners by giving her team much-needed healing through her D.O.C. Drone, a revival skill, and armory through her Care Package ultimate. Like Bangalore, Lifeline is pretty easy to understand because of how she excels at her role.
Gibraltar – Defense
Tactical Ability: Dome of Protection
Passive Ability: Gun Shield
Ultimate Ability: Defensive Bombardment
A Tactical Sentinel
A good defensive character provides a solid foundation for any team. Gibraltar provides the team’s defense and makes an attractive tactical asset. His Gun Shield ability provides cover for him while potentially clearing spaces for his team, while Dome of Protection shelters his team for possible healing and reassessing strategies to survive. His ultimate, Defensive Bombardment, allows for an area to be cleared. Gibraltar is the best choice for beginners who want to play a defensive role.
Bloodhound – Recon
Tactical Ability: Eye of the Allfather
Passive Ability: Tracker
Ultimate Ability: Beast of the Hunt
The True Hunter
Recon characters scout opponents and areas to clear, and Bloodhound is – as his name implies – an expert at this role. Players starting on Apex Legends Mobile may want Bloodhound on their team as his Eye of the Allfather ability scans nearby spaces for traps, clues, and enemies. Meanwhile, his Tracker ability sees the tracks enemies left behind. His ultimate ability, Beast of the Hunt, allows him to heighten his senses and have a movement speed bonus and the ability to mark enemies. Players using Bloodhound may want to communicate with their team to maximize their skills.
Wraith – Offense
Tactical Ability: Into the Void
Passive Ability: Voices from the Abyss
Ultimate Ability: Dimensional Rift
Stealthy Kills and Coordinated Plays
While Bangalore is beginner-friendly, Wraith is for those who have an experience with shooter and battle royale games but are new to Apex Legends Mobile. Wraith is an exciting Legend to use because her gameplay relies on stealth. Her Into the Void ability is an essential skill to master. This ability allows Wraith to reposition for a highlight reel kill or escape danger. Her Voices from the Abyss works like a recon where she can sense danger nearby, and her Dimensional Rift ultimate provides a portal where her team and enemies can traverse back and forth for 60 seconds. A creative use for her ultimate is to set up a coordinated team attack when an enemy is pursuing them. Otherwise, players can use the rift to get out of danger. Players looking for a flashy yet coordinated play should highly consider using Wraith.