Best Legends in Apex Legends Season 17: Every character ranked

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As well as a new character in Apex Legends Season 17, various balance changes have shifted the best Legends to use, so here’s our tier list.

Apex Legends Season 17 has brought back the regular schedule as the new update introduced a new Legend to the game in Ballistic after the previous season focused on already-existing content.

A new Legend influences the game massively, as often they will counter other Legends and shift the meta greatly if their kit is impactful enough.

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With the new Legend Ballistic and various buffs and nerfs to characters in the game, the best Legends to use in Apex Legends for Season 17 have changed yet again.

We’ve ranked all the Legends in the current Apex update, giving you a great idea of who to play in the new season.

Best Legends in Apex Legends: Season 17 ranked list

Remember, the ranking is based on a Legend’s performance in the Battle Royale mode, not the Mixtape playlist. It’s also important to keep in mind that it’s difficult to get this list perfect, as a Legend’s strength is often based on the map, playstyle, and team composition.

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Here’s our list for every Legend in Apex Legends Season 17 ranked:

24. Vantage 23. Revenant 22. Rampart 21. Crypto 20. Fuse19. Wattson18. Ash 17. Catalyst16. Caustic 15. Mad Maggie 14. Gibraltar13. Newcastle12. Bangalore11. Bloodhound10. Ballistic9. Lifeline8. Seer7. Mirage6. Loba5. Valkyrie4. Octane3. Horizon2. Pathfinder 1. Wraith

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Apex Legends has an abundance of characters to choose from.

Who are the best characters in Apex Legends? Top 3 Legends

3. Horizon

Horizon is one of the most effective characters in the Apex Legends, as her kit is extremely powerful for individual and team mobility, making her and her teammates hard to hit.

Further, her Ultimate is extremely powerful for forcing enemy teams out of powerful positions and exposing them to well-placed throwables and friendly abilities such as Gibraltar’s Defensive Bombardment.

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2. Pathfinder

Pathfinder has consistently been one of the most popular Legends since the game was released, as he was among the original character list when the game first launched.

The reason this character is one of the best is due to his mobility, which can help the team get into better positions and rotate across the map effectively.

1. Wraith

Taking the top spot for our Apex Legends Season 17 tier list is Wraith, as she continues to dominate in terms of survivability and mobility.

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On top of Wraith’s great Tactical ability, which allows her to escape damage for a short period of time and relocate, her Ultimate is an extremely rotation tool for either the purpose of being aggressive or defensive, making her well-rounded as a Legend and a great team character.

Is the new Legend Ballistic good in Apex Legends?

Ballistic is Apex Legends new character for Season 17, and we’ve placed him in the number ten spot. This is because he has arrived in a fairly balanced state. Ballistic is a great 1v1 Legend thanks to his Tactical, Whistler, which can essentially prevent enemies from firing and allow you to get the final blow.

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Further, his ability to carry three weapons with his Sling Passive is very strong, and his Ultimate is a massive boost for his team in a fight, increasing reload and movement speed, while also providing unlimited ammo for a short period.

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Ballistic arrives as a strong Assault character in Apex Legends Season 17.

Who is the best character for ranked?

The best characters for ranked include Seer, Valkyrie, Loba, Newcastle, Gibraltar, Bangalore, Caustic, Pathfinder, Horizon, Wattson, Crypto, and Lifeline.

In Ranked Leagues, it’s all about team composition and catering to your play style. Depending on the characters that your teammates are playing, you may want to balance defense, offense, support, and recon.

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However, keep in mind that it all depends on how you play and what you can do for your team, as most Legends are viable so long as you play your role.

Who’s better, Bloodhound or Seer?

Currently, many are choosing Seer over Bloodhound due to his efficiency at tracking down enemies, knowing exactly where they are, and being able to track their movements with his Ultimate.

Despite being nerfed slightly in Apex Legends Season 16, Seer is still great at tracking enemies down.

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Who is the best solo Legend?

The best solo Legends are those with excellent movement and great survivability, so Horizon, Valkyrie, Octane, Wraith, Pathfinder, and Vantage are all great options.

That’s all for the best Legends to use in Apex Legends Season 17. For more, check out some of our other guides:

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