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All legend classes in Apex Legends

Learn about each of the exclusive class perks.

Building a balanced team is important when in Apex Legends, as all Legends are also divided into five distinct classes, each with a unique passive trait: Assault, Support, Skirmisher, Recon, and Controller.

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With each new season and Legend introduced to the Apex Games, characters are constantly changed and moved into different classes, with their role on the team defined more clearly and enabling a greater sense of team building when at the Legend select screen. Some legends offer direct benefits to their team through collectible items, while others provide exclusive information to decide where to find enemies and fight at. Here are all the legend classes in Apex Legends.

These stats are accurate as of Apex Legends Resurrection, Season 19.

All Apex Legends classes and class perks

Assault

Assault legends are “all about combat utility and initiation,” according to lead legend designer Devan McGuire. These characters can use their abilities to force enemies into bad combat decisions and can initiate an engagement with their abilities to start a fight at an advantage.

Above text says "Assault: Combat Initiation & Utility". Pictured is a red Assault Bin, labeled "Smart Supplies".
Screenshot by Dot Esports via Respawn Entertainment

Passively, Assault characters can carry extra ammo in each backpack slot, and can access red Assault Bins, which contain smart loot that fits the weapons of each team member.

  • Bangalore
  • Fuse
  • Ash
  • Mad Maggie
  • Ballistic

Skirmisher

Skirmisher legends focus on combat mobility and flanking, providing them with unique ways to engage—and with a quick escape if an engagement goes south. “They’re good flankers, they have a hit-and-run style of play, they get into a fight and get out of it just as quickly,” according to McGuire.

Top text says "Skirmisher: Combat Mobility & Escape". Pictured is a falling care package, marked with a Kraber inside as it drops to the ground.
The Skirmisher subclass is all about speed. Screenshot by Dot Esports via Respawn Entertainment

The Skirmisher class ability allows them to scan neutral care packages while they’re dropping or when they have landed on the map, seeing the most valuable item and if the package has been looted by another team.

  • Wraith
  • Pathfinder
  • Octane
  • Horizon
  • Valkyrie
  • Revenant

If a team has a Pathfinder and another Skirmisher legend has scanned a neutral care package, it will not trigger his Insider Knowledge passive. Pathfinder must scan the care package himself to trigger his passive and refund the cooldown on his ultimate ability.

Recon

The roster of Recon legends hasn’t changed much since the Season 16 adjustments, though Valk has been sitting comfortably among the Skirmisher legends. Recon characters continue to use their abilities to gather intel on opponents and share it with their team.

Top text says "Recon: Enemy Intel & Tracking". Pictured is Vantage interacting with a survey beacon.
Find your enemies with ease with a Recon Legend. Screenshot by Dot Esports via Respawn Entertainment

Scanning a Survey Beacon now grants a global scan to their team, revealing the position and number of enemies on the entire map, exactly like the Map Room scan in King’s Canyon. This ability can only be used once per Survey Beacon, and even if a squad has multiple Recon legends, each beacon can only be used once per team.

  • Bloodhound
  • Crypto
  • Seer
  • Vantage

Controller

Controllers “are all about area setup and control,” McGuire said. These legends can set down their abilities in the world to “control their positioning and force enemies to fight on their turf,” and are adept at holding zones.

Top text reads: "Controller: Area Setup & Control". Pictured are the four Controller legends emoting: Catalyst, Wattson, Caustic, and Rampart.
Lock down an opposing team with a Controller. Screenshot by Dot Esports via Respawn Entertainment

Controller legends take over the old Recon class ability, revealing the position of the next ring with the newly added Ring Consoles scattered across each map. Unlike Recon legends, Ring Consoles can be used more than once, during each successive ring close.

  • Caustic
  • Wattson
  • Rampart
  • Catalyst

Support

“Support legends have innately a more team-oriented focus that’s encouraged by their abilities and look for opportunities to protect, recover, or resupply their squad,” according to McGuire. These legends can help their team survive directly and keep them stocked with what they might need to stay in the fight.

Top text reads: "Support: Team Survival & Supply". Pictured is Newcastle crafting at a Replicator, and Lifeline interacting with a blue Support Bin.
The Support class is a thankless job. Screenshot by Dot Esports via Respawn Entertainment


Support legends can access blue Support Bins, which contain guaranteed healing and survival items, including one Shield Battery per bin. A team running a support legend can also craft fallen allies’ respawn banners for 30 crafting materials, even if the timer for an ally has already expired, ready to use at any natural or mobile respawn beacon.

  • Gibraltar
  • Lifeline
  • Loba
  • Newcastle
  • Mirage
  • Conduit

With five different classes of Legends to choose from and each Legend themselves unique to all others, there’s no shortage of options for players to pick from in Apex.


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