Every Apex Legends Ultimate & Tactical ability cooldown
Wondering how fast your Apex Legends character’s abilities will come back? Here’s a complete breakdown of every Legend’s Ultimate and Tactical ability, as well as their cooldown times.
You’ll be able to choose from a wide selection of unique characters when jumping into a game of Apex Legends. All of the Legends come with their own Tactical and Ultimate abilities that you can use to your advantage, or to get yourself out of a sticky situation.
Respawn gave each ability a cooldown timer to prevent players from spamming them constantly. So, if you want to understand how each Legends’ kit works, we’ve gone over every Ultimate and Tactical ability’s cooldown timer below, so you can master your favorite characters.
- All Apex Legends Tactical ability cooldowns
- Apex Legends Ultimate ability cooldowns
- Who has the longest ability cooldowns in Apex Legends?
- Who has the fastest ability cooldowns in Apex Legends?
All Apex Legends Tactical ability cooldowns
You’ll use Tactical abilities quite often in an Apex Legends match since they charge faster than Ultimate abilities. In some cases, a Legend’s Tactical ability can store multiple charges, but you’ll still want to avoid using them all up at once.
Here’s a breakdown of every Legends’ Tactical ability cooldowns:
|Bangalore||Smoke Launcher||33s (2 charges)|
|Bloodhound||Eye of the Allfather||25s|
|Caustic||Nox Gas Trap||25s (3 charges)|
|Catalyst||Piercing Spikes||25s (2 charges)|
|Crypto||Surveillance Drone||40s (once destroyed)|
|Gibraltar||Dome of Protection||30s|
|Lifeline||D.O.C. Heal Drone||45s|
|Loba||Burglar’s Best Friend||29s|
|Mad Maggie||Riot Drill||22s|
|Rampart||Amped Cover||20s (3 charges)|
|Revenant||Silence||25s (2 charges)|
|Seer||Focus of Attention||30s|
|Wattson||Perimeter Security||30s (4 charges)|
|Wraith||Into the Void||25s|
It’s also possible for you to boost the speed at which your Legend’s Tactical abilities will recharge by 20% by equipping the Gold Helmet. You’ll be able to better plan out when and how often you should use them in the midst of combat if you know the time they take to recharge.
Apex Legends Ultimate ability cooldowns
While Tactical abilities are what you’ll be using most often during an Apex Legends match, you’ll find Ultimate abilities handy for getting you out of a tight spot. This is the most effective tool at a Legend’s disposal and can take a while to charge up.
Here’s a breakdown of each Legends’ Ultimate ability cooldown:
|Ash||Phase Breach||2 mins|
|Bangalore||Rolling Thunder||3 mins|
|Bloodhound||Beast of the Hunt||3 mins|
|Caustic||Nox Gas Grenade||3 mins|
|Catalyst||Dark Veil||2 mins|
|Crypto||Drone EMP||3 mins|
|Fuse||The Motherlode||2 mins|
|Gibraltar||Defensive Bombardment||4 mins 30s|
|Horizon||Black Hole||3 mins|
|Lifeline||Care Package||3 mins 30s|
|Loba||Black Market Boutique||2 mins|
|Mad Maggie||Wrecking Ball||1 min 30s|
|Mirage||Life of the Party||1 min|
|Newcastle||Castle Wall||2 mins|
|Octane||Launch Pad||1 min 30s|
|Pathfinder||Zipline Gun||2 mins|
|Rampart||Mobile Minigun “Sheila”||2 mins|
|Revenant||Death Totem||3 mins|
|Valkyrie||Skyward Dive||3 mins|
|Vantage||Sniper’s Mark||40s (5 charges)|
|Wattson||Interception Pylon||3 mins|
|Wraith||Dimensional Rift||3 mins 30s|
Your Legend’s Ultimate ability can be the only thing that pushes your squad toward victory, so make sure you have it charged and ready in battle. You must only use it when the perfect opportunity presents itself.
If you happen to come across an Ultimate Accelerant, then you can gain an instant 20% charge to that ability. Just like with your Tactical abilities, you can speed up the rate at which your Ultimate will charge with the help of a Gold Helmet.
Who has the longest ability cooldowns in Apex Legends?
In terms of Tactical abilities, Lifeline’s D.O.C. Heal Drone has the longest cooldown at 45 seconds, while Gibraltrar’s Defensive Bombardment has the longest cooldown for Ultimate abilities.
Who has the fastest ability cooldowns in Apex Legends?
Octane’s Stim has the fastest Tactical cooldown at just 2 seconds, but Vantage’s Sniper’s Mark has the fastest Ultimate cooldown at 40 seconds and five charges.
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