How To Get Good as Wraith in Apex Legends

How To Get Good as Wraith in Apex Legends

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LizardRock by LizardRock on Mar 20, 2019 @ 07:53 PM (Staff Bios)
It only takes a few games before you'll encounter a skilled Wraith player. At their best, the interdimensional skirmisher can be nearly impossible to hit. But if you want to play the class well, you need to understand how she works. We'll break down the character, her move set, her abilities, and everything you'll need to know to get good with Wraith.

To start things off, here's a bit of back story. Wraith's real name is unclear. She woke up in the IMC Detention Facility for the Mentally Ill with amnesia and a new helping of inter-dimensional powers. If not stressful enough, she also suffers from voices in her head.

Wraith's Move Set/Abilities

Wraith's moves and abilities all operate around the dimensional jumping. She can jump out of sight, sense when enemies are close, and establish teleporters for her team. Due to the non-combat focus on her skills, she's intended are more of a stealth character.

Tactical Ability: Into the Void

When you activate this skill, Wraith will vanish from the physical world and enter an alternate dimension for a short time. This turns you invisible and you cannot take damage. This is a great way to escape dangerous situations or safely reposition yourself. Be careful though, you still leave a purple trail when you move. With a 15 second cool down, you can use this skill a couple of times in longer skirmishes with enemies.

There are a few things to be careful for, however. There is a short moment between pressing the button and actually entering the void. You can still be damaged in this time so make sure you lead your activation. The same is true for when you leave it. Don't expect to be able to shoot the exact moment you pop back into the real world.

I hope your short term memory is good. You cannot see other players when in the voice. you can see other Wraiths in the void when you're also in there, though.

Passive Ability: Voices from the Void

Remember the voices in her head? They'll help keep you safe. Whenever Wraith is in someone's sights or near a trap, the voices will let you know. The limitations or logic toward what the game considers "in their sight" isn't inherently clear. Between that and the noise of warfare, many players find this ability unreliable, but it remains to be a valuable tool for staying safe outside of combat.

You can let your team know when the voices warn you by activating the character's special action (H on PC, down on D-Pad for console).

Ultimate Move: Dimensional Rift

This non-combat ultimate is another take on a classic multiplayer skill. When activated, Wraith will generate a Dimensional Rift and gain additional movement speed. She then can place a second rift. For 60 seconds, these two rifts will act as a teleportation system, going both ways. Be careful, though. Enemies can also use them.

The tactical potential of this skill is fantastic. You can use it to help downed teammates quickly escape the battlefield or to trick and bait enemies into an ideal ambush position.

If speed is more important than teleporting, you can use the ultimate purely to gain the speed advantage. This can be used to catch up when outside of the play circle, for example.


Wraith's Strengths and Weaknesses

The best thing about Wraith is her ability to move. She can be all over the battlefield, placing herself where is best for her and the most inconvenient for the enemy. She can force herself behind an enemy team while the rest of your team attacks from the front, splitting their focus. She's not easily ambushed, either. Take advantage of these skills to put pressure on enemies.

Her flaws, however, lie in utilizing these skills. It takes a lot of concentration and fast reflexes when your job is to go in and zip around like a feisty fly. It's fast paced and you need to be able to keep up. As a result, it takes time to get used to doing that. Don't expect to be great at playing Wraith immediately, you'll need to give her extra practice.

Personally, I find she is best paired with Gibraltar. As he takes the lead in a fight, you can move into a position more favorable.


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