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Apex Legends guide: How to play Wraith

Now you’re thinking with Portals

Apex Legends - Wraith lines up a shot. Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts

Wraith is one of Apex Legends most versatile characters. Her interdimensional abilities help her avoid danger, scout ahead, and transport allies across the map. With so many tools at her disposal, she can be difficult to learn.

To help you make sense of Wraith and her abilities, we’ve got a few tips.

Passive: Voices from the Void

A voice warns Wraith when an enemy is aiming at her.

As simple as it may sound, this warning is Apex Legends’ best scouting tool. If an enemy so much as looks at you, you’re warned. So, first and foremost, it’s a great ability to tell you whether or not the area your in is actually safe or if the danger is lurking just out of view.

Wraith also has the ability to warn her teammates, but that isn’t always the best decision. Sometimes, it creates unnecessary chatter that could drown out more important information. The one exception to this is when Wraith calls out that there’s a sniper around, that kind of info is almost always useful, and lets your allies know that they should be a little more careful.

Tactical Ability: Into the Void

Wraith steps into the void which causes her to avoid all damage for a short time.

While this ability does turn Wraith invisible, it also leaves behind a trail, so be aware that any enemy that’s watching closely will know exactly where you end up after you exit the void.

This ability can save your life in a fight, but it’s not easy to use. Because there’s a brief activation time on it, you have to make a decision to use it or keep shooting. If the choice comes down to landing one more shot, or using your ability to stop the fight at get to safety, pick the safe one. If you survive you can always finish that fight later.

Ultimate Ability: Dimensional Rift

Wraith creates two portals that allow any player to travel through.

The best use for these portals is to get through choke points and give your team a safe route through. If you need to move from one side of a narrow canyon to another, start your portal where your teammates are, run across the canyon and drop the exit on the other side. If you get shot at you can use your tactical ability to get to the other side where you can let your teammates out safely.

These portals last 60 seconds, which is a lot more time than it sounds like. While they’re great for getting your allies from one place to another, they’ll also let enemies through. This is a fact you can actually use to your advantage by creating a portal with one end close to allies and one right in front of enemies. Once the enemies shoot at you, take the portal, if they follow you and your teammates can wait on the other side with a trap ready.

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