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Apex Legends: best team comps for Ranked in Season 9 Legacy

This guide will showcase some of the best team comps for Ranked Leagues in Apex Legends Season 9, based on certain playstyles.

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Here are the best team compositions for Apex Legends Ranked Leagues Season 9: Legacy to help suit you and your teammate’s playstyle.

Team composition in Apex Legends’ Ranked Leagues is extremely important for good chemistry and progression, especially when deciding on a certain playstyle.

In this guide, we’ll be looking at four different team comps: fast rotation, slow rotation, ultra attacking, and ultra-defensive. Keep in mind that these compositions have battle royale in mind, not the new 3v3 Arenas mode.

Apex Legends best Ranked Leagues compositions

Fast rotation: Gibraltar, Octane, and Bloodhound

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This team composition allows players to rotate fast, leave you landing POI early and gain a better position in the circle. Gibraltar provides great protection on rotation with the Dome of Protection, and of course, Octane provides the fast rotation with the Launch Pad.

Bloodhound compliments this team nicely. If you’re rotating fast, his Eye of the Allfather tactical will allow you and your team to see where the enemies are around you. Bloodhound is especially good for late-game, as knowing where is safe or where the enemies are is important for positioning and setting yourself up for victory.

Further, although Octane did receive a slight nerf to his stim in the Legacy patch notes, taking more damage than he used to, he is still extremely useful for fast rotations, and those who learn to pace themselves and use his stim wisely will still get the most out of him.

Slow Rotation: Gibraltar, Bangalore, and Wraith

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The slow rotation comp is best for teams who want to take their time looting, playing the edge of the circle, and closing in on victory. This is a playstyle team G2 has had a lot of success within the 2021 ALGS Championship.

This team comp is perfect for landing at edge locations, like Trials on World’s Edge. This is because Gibraltar and Bangalore can provide the team with great protection even without the best position in the circle. Bangalore’s smoke can be used in various ways, covering yourself or covering an enemy team’s line of sight on you.

Bangalore’s Smoke Launcher combined with Gibraltar’s dome can keep your team alive in the worst of positions, not to mention their ultimates. These two both have similar areas of damage ultimates, as both Bangalore’s Rolling Thunder and Gibraltar’s Defensive Bombardment can be used for crown control while maintaining positions.

Lastly, Wraith completes this team comp, giving the squad an attacking dimension to ward of enemies, while also using her Dimensional Rift to help rotation. When you rotate slow and play the edge of the circle, Wraith’s portal can act as a very effective rotation technique to prevent you and your team from running into a bad situation on the way. Further, since Low Profile’s removal, Wraith is better than she has ever been.

Ultra Attacking: Valkyrie, Pathfinder, and Wraith

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This team comp is for those who have a less defensive playstyle and a more attacking mindset. All the Legends on this team thrive on fast pushes and a joint attacking effort.

Valkyrie can provide different angles and pokes with her mobility, taking high-ground and dominating teams below. Her ultimate also offers a strong rotation option for offensive and defensive plays to get the team in better positions.

Pathfinder is another great mobility option for this team, gaining different angles and keeping up with Valkyrie by gaining high ground. Further, as Pathfinder is also a survey character, this allows the team to have the advantage of knowing the next circle. Once again, since Low Profile’s removal, Pathfinder is yet again one of the strongest attack Legends in the game.

Wraith also completes the team here as well, but in this case, it’s not for her portal, but more for her tactical. Wraith’s tactical, Into the Void, prevents her from taking damage for a short period of time. This will essentially allow her to stay alive longer and sustain fights much more than any other Legend. This will allow Pathfinder and Valkyrie to gain different angles and not worry too much about protecting Wraith.

Ultra Defensive: Caustic, Wattson, and Lifeline

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For teams who want a more defensive edge, this team comp is the best for you. All the Legends on this team provide a great defensive line that will allow you and your teammates to hold down positions and stay alive while fighting enemies.

Caustic will be the anchor of this team, setting up his traps in good positions acting as a hub for the squad. Wattson combines so well with Caustic, setting up fences on doors to scare aggressive teams from pushing your position, which is even better since they fixed her accidental nerf. Even if they manage to get through the fences, Caustic’s gas will act as a further defense.

Wattson’s ultimate ability, Interception Pylon, is a great defensive ultimate that will prevent a variety of incoming ordnance, as well as repairing the team’s shields.

This ultimate will also stop Gibraltar’s Defensive Bombardment, Bangalore’s Rolling Thunder, Fuse’s Motherlode, and also Caustic’s Nox Gas Grenade, so use the pylon wisely. Make sure your Caustic and Wattson are coordinated, as Wattson’s pylon can also prevent Caustic from putting down his gas traps.

Lastly, Lifeline will keep your team healed, and if someone goes down, she will get them up in no time. Combined with Wattson, your team will be good on shields and health, creating a great defensive team.


For more on Apex Legends, why not check out our guide on how to check if you’re close to an Heirloom in Season 9: Legacy.

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Who is the most popular Apex Legends character? Season 13 pick rates

Apex Legends Season 13 is well underway, but who has dominated the pick rates for Season 13 of Respawn’s battle royale so far?

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Season 13 of Apex Legends has tons of characters to choose from to enjoy its several maps. But who has the top Season 13 pick rates in Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale shooter?

Apex Legends hit the ground running when it launched with eight different characters to choose from in its battle royale offering. The game suffered a notable lull when Call of Duty: Warzone launched, but with many popular streamers such as NICKMERCS and Dr Disrespect continuing to support the game, Apex has grown expeditiously.

There are now a whopping 21 different Legends to choose from, giving players a headache before each game. With Season 14 on the horizon, players are set to gain yet another Legend in Vantage, making the decision even harder.

Let’s see how the current roster’s pick rates are looking to give us an idea of the most popular Legends in Apex Legends Season 13 before the new Legend arrives to shake it up.

Apex Legends Season 13 pick rate ranked list

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This is our complete list of every character pick in Apex Legends, and we’ve ranked them in order to let you know which are favored.

Here is every Apex Legends pick rate in Season 13 ranked, as of August 5, 2022, according to Apex Legends Status:

  1. Octane – 11.3%
  2. Wraith – 10.1%
  3. Valkyrie – 9.5%
  4. Pathfinder – 8.6%
  5. Bloodhound – 8.5%
  6. Horizon – 6.1%
  7. Bangalore – 5.4%
  8. Lifeline – 4.8%
  9. Seer – 4.4%
  10. Loba – 3.8%
  11. Fuse – 3.6%
  12. Ash – 3.2%
  13. Mirage – 3%
  14. Caustic – 2.9%
  15. Wattson – 2.6%
  16. Revenant – 2.6%
  17. Gibraltar – 2.5%
  18. Rampart – 2%
  19. Mad Maggie – 1.8%
  20. Crypto – 1.6%
  21. Newcastle – 1.6%

Most picked Legends in Apex Legends Season 13

5. Bloodhound – 8.5%

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Again, with the influx of new Apex Legends players, Bloodhound is a great character to use for new players in Season 13.

Bloodhound nearly always stays in and around the 8-11% mark as a season goes on, and they currently stand at 8.5%. They are easily the top Recon class to use in Apex Legends, thanks to their tracking tools and incredible skills, plus, their Beast of the Hunt Ultimate is priceless.

4. Pathfinder – 8.6%

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Pathfinder has consistently been one of Apex Legends’ top five picks at 8.6%, and counting, for quite some time now.

As a Recon class, Pathfinder simply excels in movements and traversing the game’s various maps. His Grappling Hook and Zipline Gun are simply invaluable assets that will help any team in a pinch – either because of the circle or a third-party situation. He consistently manages to stay in the top 5 as a result.

3. Valkyrie – 9.5%

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Despite false nerf rumors, Valkyrie is the third most popular Legend for Season 13 with a 9.5% pick rate. The movement Queen’s Jetpack Passive allows players to escape any kind of situation, which is crucial to surviving.

As well as her Passive, her Skyward Dive Ultimate is also great for mobility. This ability is the best rotational tool in all of Apex Legends, as it allows her and the team to relocate from a bad position or situation, into a good one.

Lastly, Valkyrie’s Tactical is also extremely useful for being aggressive and getting enemies out of camping spots, so long as you have enough room above you to launch the Missile Swarm.

2. Wraith – 10.1%

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Another starting Legend, Wraith has been a consistent pick throughout Apex Legends’ lifetime, and she has taken the number two spot with a 10.1% pick rate in Season 13.

Wraith’s stand-out features are her ability to get out of trouble very quickly – teammates included. Her abilities allow her to sense danger, become temporarily invulnerable, and create portals to escape predicaments. It’s easy to see why Wraith continues to be an absolute fan favorite in Apex Legends Season 13.

1. Octane – 11.3% – Most picked Legend in Apex Legends Season 13

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With an 11.3% pick rate, the speed demon takes the number one spot again, continuing his reign as one of the most popular Legends in Season 13, fluctuating between the top two places.

Aside from his amusing quips, he is the perfect balance of offense and defense. Despite being regarded as an offensive Legend, Octane can greatly increase his sprint speed which is useful for both attack and running away.

But most Octane users thrive on his Launch Pad Ultimate which can send him, and friendly players, high up into the air.


That covers all the picks in Apex Legends Season 13. As always, buffs and nerfs will come and go throughout the season, altering the game’s meta, and subsequently, Legend pick rates.

We’ll be sure to keep this updated regularly so you can stay on top of the in picks and don’t forget to check out our guide on the best Legends to choose in Season 13.

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Apex Legends Charge Rifle set for nerf — but not in Season 14

Apex Legends Season 14 will see a variety of buffs and nerfs, but it seems the Charge Rifle is not a priority for the devs.

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The Apex Legends devs have revealed information regarding the Charge Rifle, which is set for a nerf, but not in Season 14.

Apex Legends Season 14 is set to bring a variety of changes to the game, including various buffs and nerfs to weapons and Legends. This has players excited, with Apex pro ImperialHal even feeling like Season 14 will be “broken” but in a good way.

The new Legend Vantage is sure to spice things up, along with the Laser Sight attachment, which could bring a close-range SMG meta to the battle royale.

While the long-range playstyle of Vantage gave the devs some fears, during a press event, Senior Game Designer Eric Canavese also touched on the Charge Rifle and its strength, mentioning that nerfs for the weapon are in the works.

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According to The Loadout, Canavese said that there are “no plans to do anything about the Charge Rifle in Season 14.”

Eric Canavese also made it clear that the developers are looking at the Charge Rifle and keeping tabs on its strength:

“We understand some of the issues with the Charge Rifle… We know how it spikes a bit differently… So, we are thinking about it, we’re working on it, but we have nothing to announce and no plans we can talk about at the moment.”

Clearly, there are no Charge Rifle changes coming in Season 14, but it does seem like it’s on the developer’s radar, as Eric states they are “working on it.”

Perhaps the introduction of Vantage will be the breaking point for the Charge Rifle, as her Passive is greatly beneficial when using Snipers, so we may see it used more.


Only time will tell, but for now, check out why NICKMERCS wants Call of Duty: Warzone to copy Apex Legends.

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Apex Legends pro believes Season 14 will be “broken”

Apex Legends pro Phillip ‘ImperialHal’ Dosen believes Season 14 of Respawn’s battle royale will be the most broken yet.

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Apex Legends Season 14 is set to introduce a variety of buffs and nerfs which has pro TSM player ImperialHal believing the update will be broken.

Apex Legends Season 14 is almost upon players, and as we edge closer to the release date, EA have been trickling information about Vantage, buffs and nerfs, and Level Cap increase.

Players are excited for the update, especially after Apex has suffered from a noticeable lull towards the end of Season 13, with games like Fall Guys becoming more popular on Twitch.

With that said, Apex Legends pro ImperialHal has expressed his opinions on the new season, believing the season could be “broken,” but in a good way.

During a stream, ImperialHal stated that while he hasn’t seen all of the Season 14 changes, he has seen the Wingman, EVA-8, and the Care Package changes.

These changes are leading ImperialHal to feel excited about Season 14, stating that “it seems like next season is like turning into, like, what I kind of wanted in Apex, where, like, everything is kind of broken.”

The main reason for this is because he feels that the devs are putting so many guns on the ground that are “OP,” putting all of the less favorable guns in the Replicator and Care Package.

Ultimately, this is something that ImperialHal is looking forward to, feeling as if it’s better to have strong weapons available on ground loot rather than nerfing everything.

We’ll have to wait and see just how spot-on this opinion is after Season 14’s release, but the new Laser Sight attachment may also contribute to a close-range meta.

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