As the undisputed edge duchess of Apex Legends (she and Caustic really should write poetry together), Wraith has certainly earned herself plenty of fans with her becoming a very popular pick. There are two kinds of Wraith players, however: those that have just started and picked her as she’s the coolest, and those with thousands of kills because what is vitamin D? There’s very little in-between when it comes to this Naruto-loving queen.
Wraith is one of the easiest Legends to get to grips with on an individual level in Apex Legends, but getting her to complement her team is another thing entirely as she is really best utilised as someone who charges into battle, often throwing your squad “formation” out of wack when they inevitably come crawling back. To help you understand more of what makes Wraith such a lethal Legend in the right hands, here’s what you have to know.
Apex Legends Wraith Bio
Real Name: Unknown Age: Unknown
“Wraith is a whirlwind fighter, able to execute swift and deadly attacks and manipulate spacetime by opening rifts in the fabric of reality — but she has no idea how she got that way. Years ago, she woke up in an IMC Detention Facility for the Mentally Ill with no memory of her life before. She also began hearing a distant voice whispering in her mind that would keep her awake for days on end. Despite nearly driving her insane, once she started to listen and trust it, the voice helped her harness her newfound power of void manipulation and escape the facility.
“Determined to uncover her true identity, Wraith began a quest to find out more about the experiments. Many of the old research facilities, however, are buried beneath heavily guarded arenas used for the Apex Games. Now Wraith has joined the competition, and with every match she gets closer to the truth.”
Apex Legends Wraith Legendary Skins
Apex Legends Wraith Abilities
Passive Ability: Voices from the Void – one of the most eh abilities there is in Apex Legends, this allows you to sense when danger is near, but you’ve probably already been shot regardless.
Tactical Ability: Into the Void – a very useful skill that allows you to slink away from an engagement by entering the void, but beware that your movement is incredibly obvious as you leave a blue trail behind you.
Ultimate Ability: Dimensional Rift – an extremely handy Ultimate that will help your team catch up to you if you are far away; also gives you a little speed boost.
How To Play As Wraith In Apex Legends
Wraith is played pretty widely because she is easy to learn, very tough to master. While all characters have the same movement speed, the “feel” of playing as her is just light years away from someone like Gibraltar. Movement is fluid and she seems especially difficult to hit (in a not too dissimilar way to Lifeline), so if you see a Wraith with a Peacekeeper, it may be time to panic.
A lot of Wraith players like to lead the line as their abilities allow them the chance to get back to safety. The best Wraith players will often try to get the first digs in on an enemy squad, take a step back with Into the Void, and then allow their teammates to step up and consolidate the wipe. Remember: if you are pushing rather keenly, communicate with your squad what you are doing.
A trick with Wraith that a lot of players have caught on to by now is the combination of her Tactical and Ultimate abilities. This allows you to no only set up a portal faster, but it also gives you some cover while Into the Void is active.
Speaking of Dimensional Rift, it can almost be as effective as a bamboozle from Mirage in terms of throwing enemies for a loop. There are rare cases where you can set up a portal to send the opposition hurtling off the map, but this is entirely situational. Instead, use Dimensional Rift as more than just a way to get into the safe circle — use it to also get out. If you have left loot behind or have a downed teammate, Dimensional Rift gives you a great escape route.
Open environments can give a lot of players anxiety, which is where Dimensional Rift also comes in handy. Crossing sandy dunes feels like you’re begging to get shot sometimes, so utilise the Ult to give safe(r) passage to cover for your teammates. They last for sixty seconds, so keep that in mind: you never know who may come out of the other end of one.
There’s also a lot to be said for going in and out of a portal if you’ve been downed just to annoy your attackers.
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