Revenant is reborn, but how can you make the most of his new abilities?

A true ambush character, Revenant is a niche character that specializes in unpredictable movement and isolation to defeat enemy Apex Legends. The recent Revenant Apex rework has given a whole new dimension to the assassin.

This complete rework has emphasised the hunter predator aspect of Revenant. He now has a kit designed not around griefing and silencing but sneaking up on his enemies. If you weren't a big fan of the old Revenant, he is absolutely worth checking out in Season 18.

Our Apex Legends Revenant guide has everything you need to get started.

Revenant screenshot (Image via Electronic Arts Inc.)
Revenant screenshot (Image via Electronic Arts Inc.)

Apex Legends Revenant guide: What makes Revenant a good legend?

Revenant is a really strong aggressive legend. He can reliably win his 1v1s, if they are taken smartly. The extra health, movement and ability to climb to great heights


  • Revenant's stealth can be integral to winning a fight. His passive 'Assassin's Instinct' lets him move silently, quickly and unusually. The addition of scans on low health players means he can stalk injured opponents.
  • Using his 'Forged Shadows' means you can beef up your health. This allows you to be very aggressive in a 1v1 situation, but also can provide crucial extra health to escape a dangerous situation.
  • His Shadow Pounce gives you flexibility. Use it to escape situations or close the distance on your opponents.


  • While his Shadow Pounce gives you options, it can encourage you to make overly dangerous plays. Shadow Pouncing into enemies and being isolated from your team. The ability also takes some time to 'Charge', which can also catch you out.
  • Revenant's ult, while it gives you that extra health, it does make your hitbox significantly bigger. That means that you can be quickly decimated by a concentrated team shooting effort - so do not over extend on Revenant and expect your ultimate to bail you out.
Shadow Pounce (Image via Electronic Arts Inc.)
Shadow Pounce (Image via Electronic Arts Inc.)

Revenant Tactical:

  • Unleash a powerful pounce forwards. Hold to charge for further distance.
  • Leap forward. Hold the tactical to leap further, up to 3 seconds for maximum distance.
    • Ranging from 20m minimum, to 50m
  • Can leap onto a wall and quickly transition to climbing.
  • Can't perform any actions other than moving.
  • Cooldown reduces by half while ultimate is active.

The Shadow Pounce is a terrifying ability to face. Revenant can leap up to 50 meters to chase down an enemy or they can escape danger. This ability is loud though!

Shadow Pounce screenshot (Image via Electronic Arts Inc.)
Shadow Pounce screenshot (Image via Electronic Arts Inc.)

Tips for Shadow Pounce:

Tip #1

Charging your tactical while facing straight down into the floor can give you a handy speedboost. This will launch you along the floor in one direction at a high speed. While the arc of the jump can be easy to hit and somewhat predictable, this will catch players out. It also works nicely to push someone quickly and not have to take to the air.

Tip #2

Don't over extend with this ability. It can be really tempting to launch towards your enemies and make an opening. Perhaps you even combine this with your Ultimate to fly in with extra HP. However, this ability has a sizeable cooldown and that means you cannot quickly undo your decision and exit a fight. Revenant has a lot of power but it can be easy to put yourself in a tough situation.

Tip #3

Combine this Shadow Pounce with Revenants passive. Leaping onto a ledge lets you immediately transition into a climb. This could help you close the gap on an enemy or hit some advanced movement to escape pursuit. Doing the unexpected can be very powerful!

Assassins Instinct (Image via Electronic Arts Inc.)
Assassins Instinct (Image via Electronic Arts Inc.)

Revenant Passive:

  • Highlights nearby visible enemies that are low on health. You crouch walk faster and have improved wall climbing.
  • Revenant's crouch-walking speed is the same as his walking speed.
  • Revenant can climb walls more than 6 times as high (26.5 meters, or 8 stories tall) as a normal Legend.
    • He can also climb shorter walls 25% faster because it takes longer for his climbing speed to decelerate.
    • He also has more horizontal movement while climbing walls, and can go around corners.
  • Highlight in-view enemies that are low on health.
    • If Revenant is the one that reduced the enemy's health, he will also mark them for his teammates. The marker can be seen through obstacles.
    • The enemy must be less or equal to 40 health and within 30 meters from Revenant.

Revenant's passive can really duke players out. You can climb INSANE distances and really surprise unsuspecting players. No one expects to be climbed upon while your teammates push from the bottom of a building!

Assassins Instinct (Image via Electronic Arts Inc.)
Assassins Instinct (Image via Electronic Arts Inc.)

Tips for Assassins Instinct:

Tip #1

This is a cringe tip - but a tip nonetheless. If you're looking to drop an absolutely huge mixtape game the new scans can help you identify which players are low HP. We'd never encourage you to steal easy kills, but if you wanted too, that's how you could.

Tip #2

Crouch walk as often as possible when enemies are nearby. Revenant can crouch walk as quickly as all other Apex Legends can walk (without sprinting). Use this to your advantage by quietly crouch walking anytime you would regularly walk and not want to be heard. Crouch walking is obviously much quieter and may be the difference in being spotted/heard or not.

Forged Shadows (Image via Electronic Arts Inc.)
Forged Shadows (Image via Electronic Arts Inc.)

Revenant Ultimate:

  • Forge a shroud of hardened shadows around you that block damage and regenerate. Your shadows and tactical are refreshed on knockdowns.
  • When activated, create a 75HP Shadow Shroud around him.
  • Lasts 25 seconds.
  • Blocks all excessive damage before the Shadow Shroud is depleted, after which extra damage is transferred directly to Revenant's Shield or Health.
  • Revenant's upper body hitbox is larger while Shadow Shroud is active, and returns to normal once depleted.
  • The Shadow Shroud will slowly recharge overtime; direct damage will pause the regen.
  • Shadow doesn't regen before it is depleted entirely first.
  • Securing a knock or assist knockdown will bring back the shadow shroud to full health immediately, extend the Shroud's duration for 5 seconds (capped at 25 seconds), and recharge tactical.

The Forged Shadows makes Revenant the true final boss of Apex Legends. He gains extra health, equivalent to a Blue Shield!

Forged Shadows screenshot (Image via Electronic Arts Inc.)
Forged Shadows screenshot (Image via Electronic Arts Inc.)

Tips for Forged Shadows

Tip #1

Focus on using this Ultimate when you have an isolated fight. In a 1v1 the 75HP is almost unbeatable (unless you miss all of your own shots!). However, if you get overconfident and think that Revenant is some sort of Apex terminator against whole teams - you'll die.

Tip #2

This ability can also be really useful as a survival tactic. It has a low cooldown, so is isn't an ability that you have to be cautious with. Popping the Forged Shadows to escape is quicker than healing. Plus, the extra health could even allow you to feel safer popping a medkit or a battery for example.

Tip #3

Finally, take advantage of the reduced Shadow Pounce cooldown. No matter if you are using this ability offensively or defensively the additional movement is crucial. Make sure you use the Pounce to close in when you are trying to isolate an enemy. You should have your Pounce back by the time you've won your 1v1 to escape their angry teammates!

Apex Legends Revenant guide: What legends work well with Revenant?

There is zero doubt that Revenant is designed for an aggressive playstyle. His kit is all around getting on the front foot and being aggressive. That doesn't mean you can't use him passively of course, but he is certainly better suited to aggression.

Aggressive Playstyles:

Conduit and Revenant might be the best combination in Apex Legends right now. Revenant's Forged Shadows, combined with Conduit's Radiant Transfer is an insane combination that results in your team having a crazy amount of health.

Passive Playstyles:

Put simply, Catalyst, Conduit and Wattson are all good passive legends. Of course, the Revenant Conduit combination still holds true. The same somewhat applies to Wattson, with her Interceptor Pylon healing.

Revenant is absolutely worth your time. He is deadly, if you learn to reign in his abilities and keep your discipline.

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