Apex Legends | A Guide for Lifeline, The Combat Medic

May 4, 2019
Apex Legends | A Guide for Lifeline, The Combat Medic
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Hey everybody and welcome to yet another Apex Legend guide. So far we’ve covered more than half of the roster with guides for Wraith, Octane, Pathfinder, Mirage, and Bangalore, which you should definitely check out if you haven’t already. Seriously, there’s some good stuff in there.

But this week we’re gonna go ahead and take a closer look at everyone’s favorite medic (probably because she’s the only medic in the game, as of now), Lifeline. As usual, I’m gonna go over her abilities, how they work, and how they can be used in combat. So, let’s just dive right in shall we?

Passive - Combat Medic

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Lifeline’s passive does three things so bear with me on this one. Firstly, you heal yourself 25% faster than other legends. Keep in mind that this only applies to health and shield items, not your D.O.C. drone. Also, the effect stacks with a golden backpack so you heal yourself even faster if you pick one up.

Secondly, Lifeline is able to revive teammates a bit faster than other Legends, which comes in handy. And last but not least, while reviving your drone projects a shield in front of you which blocks all incoming projectiles and grenades, and is unbreakable.

Tactical - D.O.C. Heal Drone

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Lifeline’s tactical drops your little drone buddy that heals all nearby players (including enemies) for 20 seconds. The drone will emit light and sound so keep that in mind when dropping it. It can also be pushed around, and the ability has a cooldown of 60 seconds.

Ultimate - Care Package

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Lifeline’s ultimate calls in a care package which contains useful equipment. Unlike the supply drops that drop randomly in every match, the care package will not contain any weapons. It will, however, contain one shield item (body shield, helmet, or knockdown shield), one consumable item, and one weapon attachment. This ability has a charge time of 360 seconds.

How Do I Play Lifeline?

As I mentioned before, Lifeline is currently the only medic in the game so she’s good in pretty much any team comp. Her passive is awesome and you can even pull off some pretty good plays with it. For example, you can use that shield not just as a cover for a revive but as just regular cover too. What do I mean by that? Well, most people will try to rush you while you’re reviving a knocked teammate, and the last thing they’ll be expecting is you returning fire. So, try canceling the revive and returning fire but stay close to your teammate. That way you can go for the revive again and provide yourself with cover if the enemy starts shooting at you again. Also, keep in mind that your shield will project in the direction you’re facing.

Moving on to the drone, it’s pretty straight forward. You deploy it in front of you and it heals all players for 20 seconds. As I mentioned before, the drone will emit light and sound which can potentially reveal your position so be careful when and where you use it. Because of this, it will be less useful as the match progresses so make sure you have plenty of health and shield items in the late game. It is, however, great in the early game because you don’t have to use your health items and because you can place it down near you in a clutch and get healed while you fight.

And last but not least, we have her ultimate. This is one of the slowest charging abilities in the game (if not THE slowest) so your best bet is to pick up a lot of ultimate accelerants. Unlike the regular supply drops, Lifeline’s ult will not be marked on the map with blue circles but enemies will still be able to see it dropping down. People also tend to rush you when you call it in so the safest approach is to get your birthday present and get out of there.

And that’s it for this guide, boys and girls. If you enjoyed it or learned something new consider leaving a like. Also, if I left something out feel free to let me know down in the comment section. And of course, for more guides and pretty much anything gaming related stay tuned to GameBuz.