Apex Legends Lifeline Guide – Tips & Abilities – Every good team game needs a healer. The problem is healers tend to be unappealing because their skill kits revolve around healing their teammates, which could leave them a bit weaker when it comes to attacking.
Apex Legends took a somewhat different approach with their healer. Not only does she have the ability to heal but she can protect herself and dish out some major damage. Because of her usefulness, it’s no wonder why she’s one of the most popular characters among the Reddit and Apex Legends gaming community.
Because of her ability to heal herself as well as her teammates, she’s a good Legend to pick if you’re an amateur who’s trying to survive as long as you can while going the distance. Not only does this apply to the player that picks her but the players in his/her team.
She’s particularly useful in the early stages of the game when your team could be struggling to get defensive provisions. Her healing drone ability allows her to provide succor and much needed protective items to her teammates.
Apex Legends has no shortage of good characters to choose from. If you haven’t made a decision on which Legend to pick yet but are contemplating on picking Lifeline, then hopefully this article will sway you more in her direction. If you’ve already picked Lifeline as your legend and you want to know more about her, this guide can help you with that too.
Truthfully, you’d be hard-pressed to find a good team in Apex Legends that doesn’t have Lifeline. She’s one of the most vital characters but this does not mean you’re drawing the short stick by choosing her. From her patois to her history and abilities, she can be a very interesting and fun character to play with.
Lifeline Bio and Character Information
Favourite Moto: “Never quit. That’s how you win.”
Lifeline’s formal class designation is Combat Medic
“Ajay Che, aka Lifeline, isn’t someone you would expect to find in the Apex Games. Once the child of wealthy war profiteers, she left home when she learned of the damage her family had caused and enlisted in the Frontier Corps, a humanitarian organization that aids Frontier communities in need. She’s since devoted her life to helping others and joined the Apex Games to fund the Frontier Corps with her winnings.
Since no one in the Games is innocent — they all know what they signed up for — and every one of her victories means help for those in need, Lifeline has no problem engaging in the popular blood sport. Or so she tells herself. She may seem sarcastic and callous, but deep down she wants to help people and make the world a better place. If that means taking a few people down in the process, so be it.”
Voice Actor: Mela Lee
Mela Lee is an American actress based in the Los Angeles area who voices characters on a number of animated series, films, television shows, and video games. In anime, she voices lead characters Rin Tosaka, in Fate/stay night as well as its reboot Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works and current film trilogy opener Heaven’s Feel; Yuki Cross in Vampire Knight; Shinku the fifth Rozen Maiden doll in Rozen Maiden; and Erica Karisawa in the Durarara!! series.
It’s safe to say that she has a very extensive resume. In gaming, she has voiced Rachel Alucard in the BlazBlue series, Tiki in the Fire Emblem series, Sharon Krueger and Scarlet in The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel series, and Pallegina in the Pillars of Eternity series. Lifeline is the latest character to which she has lent her voice to.
Apex Legends Lifeline Guide & Abilities
Lifelines skill set revolves around reviving and healing. There’s been a rumor that she can revive herself. Which is untrue. The only way you can self-revive in Apex Legends is through the use of a Legendary Knockdown Shield. You can use it to revive yourself after you have been knocked down but it can be a bit difficult to pull off if you’re not covered.
1. Apex Legends Lifeline Guide – Passive Ability: Combat Medic
Revive knocked down teammates faster while protected by a shield wall. Healing items are used 25% faster.
This ability allows Lifeline to revive her knocked down teammates faster than any other Legend in the game. Because of this ability, healing items are also used 25% more quickly. This makes it one of the most useful passive abilities in the game. Especially in the early stages of the game when your teammates are bound to take massive damage while scavenging for loot.
It’s not uncommon to get knocked down in a fight. With this ability, you can your allies back on their feet faster while also topping your health pool up a bit. If you can get to a knocked down teammate and revive them, you will have a shield that appears in the direction you were facing once you started the revive. The shield is very strong and you should be able to complete the revive before any of your enemies break through the shield.
Knowing that Lifeline is largely a team player and a healer, it’s important that you stay near your teammates, especially in a shootout so you can revive them if they get knocked down. This could be a difference maker in surviving a match.
2. Apex Legends Lifeline Guide – Tactical Ability: D.O.C Heal Drone
Call your Drone of Compassion to automatically heal nearby teammates over time.
We know the name is a little redundant (Drone of Compassion Heal Drone) but it can be a really useful tactical ability in the early stages when your team is really low on healing and shields.
Once you use this ability, it will call upon a drone that incrementally heals every nearby member of your team. A key problem about this is the D.O.C is a static drone, so players have to be near it in order to heal.
We definitely don’t recommend using this ability out in the open as it could leave you vulnerable to attack.
3. Apex Legends Lifeline Guide – Ultimate Ability: Care Package
Call in a drop pod full of high-quality defensive gear.
Lifeline’s S.O.S package like Ultimate ability can be crucial for the early stages of the game when your team is in dire need of some defensive provisions. To some, this may seem like a weak ultimate but it can give you some tactical advantage and save you from a tough spot.
The Care Package gives you a total of three items. Generally, you’re guaranteed one equipment piece, a healing item, and one attachment. The attachment is usually either epic. In some cases, we’ve found a legendary piece.
The Care Package can also be saved if you need to respawn a teammate at a resurrection area. When you spawn again you will not have any loot, so having a Care Package ready for them will make it much easier for them to get set up again and able to contribute to the team.
Keep in mind that you can’t drop the Care Package while indoors or if there’s a structure over your head.
Before calling the pod in, you need to ensure that you’re in a safe position. You don’t’ want to call the pod up in an area that will leave you vulnerable. You also have to remember that calling upon this ability isn’t very subtle. If not used discreetly, it could give your position away.
Are you playing with friends, call out what loot’s been dropped so you can distribute items to those who’d actually benefit from them the most.
If you’re caught in a firefight, we suggest that you assign one team member to hoover up all the loot so you can divvy it up later on when things cool down.
You need to also remember that enemies can actually pick up the loot that your pod leaves. So make sure that you’re dropping it in an area that’s clear from your enemies or you might gift them with an advantage over your team.
Other LifeLine Tips and Tricks
This is a summary of some of the tips and tricks we’ve discovered while playing the game. It’s also a quick summary of some of the other tips and tricks we’ve discussed in this guide. This can be used as a quick reference to read from time to time while you’re playing.
- When attempting to resurrect a teammate, it’s important that you face the direction you want your shield to spawn before engaging in picking them up. If you are using a microphone, be sure to tell them to get as close to a wall or corner as possible. The shield does not surround you, it has a limited width and can be shot around from the sides, above, or behind. If you can position yourself in a corner, you can cover your front, sides, and back from fire.
- Due to your passive, you will be the main person in charge of reviving teammates. Not only do you have the shield, but you also have the fastest revive in the game.
- If you need to be in the storm for whatever reason, you can use your heal drone to help you survive through it. This can be valuable if you need to pick up gear, or maybe even hide from an enemy for a brief time. I don’t recommend doing this later in the game where the storm deals a ton of damage.
- If you have a teammate that got downed but you can resurrect them, you’ll want to save that Care Package ultimate for them. You respawn without any loot, so having some potentially strong items available to them right away is very useful (particularly armor).
- Make sure you are taking advantage of Ultimate Accelerant as much as possible. This is an easy one to forget to use, and your ultimate is really useful in the beginning and middle of the game to get some higher grade equipment.
- Your ultimate can also be used as a temporary way to create some cover. It’s not the greatest option, but in a pinch, if you need to get across an area it provides additional shot-blocking ability.
- Make sure to be careful when using the ultimate, if you are trying to remain hidden it makes it really obvious where you are at. Alternatively, if you want to draw people to your location it also works for that.
- A little known fact about the Care Package is that it will deal damage to an opposing player if they are under it when it lands. This isn’t going to come up often, but you can sometimes use this to your advantage to block off an area of attack.
While it’s not supposed to deal damage to you, there’s a rare bug where it can actually knock you down. Until that bug gets fixed, we don’t recommend hanging out under it.
- Lifeline isn’t a great in the fray type of Legend. She doesn’t have an escape, so if you are in battle and out of cover there will be no way to save yourself. She is much more reliant on her teammates than some of the other characters.
- Lifeline heals very quickly, so you will want to pop heals for yourself more often than you might with other Legends.
As we play with Lifeline a little more, we’re bound to find out more tips and tricks, so check on this article from time to time. We’ll make sure that it’s updated with any new discoveries. If you have any experiences to share while playing with Lifeline, we’d love to hear from you. Please leave a comment in the comment section. As always, thank you for reading, happy gunning, and happy healing.