“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 bloodsport. 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.” – Apex Legends
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How To Best Use Lifeline’s Combat Medic Passive
Lifeline’s Combat Medic passive ability allows her to use healing items 25% faster and revive downed teammates while protected by a shield wall that soaks a considerable amount of damage. These are both very strong in-fight mechanics that can swing any fight in your favor if utilized properly.
As the Lifeline on your team, you want to prioritize Shield Battery and Med Kit healing items for yourself, leaving Syringes and Shield Cells for your teammates. Due to the 25% faster use (even faster stacked with a legendary backpack), Lifeline is capable of topping herself off to full health in shields in nearly the blink of an eye. Allowing your teammates to stockpile the quicker use healing items will keep them in the fight longer, and allow them to stay alive to benefit from your D.O.C. healing drone ability to finish off the enemy teams.
Lifeline’s revive shield rewards intelligent positioning greatly in terms of in-fight revives. If your teammate gets knocked, try to get them to position themselves with their back to a wall, and their front facing the fight. This positioning allows the Lifeline to revive the downed teammate from behind, covering you completely from any fire in that direction. Meanwhile, the protective shield wall will deploy automatically in the direction you are facing while reviving. With this positioning, the shield will be facing the fight, and your backside will be protected by terrain, leaving you nearly unkillable while you get your teammate back in the fight. A quick in-fight revive can turn that 2v2 back into a 3v2 and swing the fight decidedly in your favor, putting you well on your way to becoming the Champion squad of Apex!
How To Best Use Lifeline’s D.O.C. Healing Drone
The healbot, a common phrase from many games, taken quite literally in Apex Legends. Lifeline’s tactical ability is to drop her friendly D.O.C. healing drone to restore the health of your squad (note, D.O.C. does not regen shields). There are a number of ways to use the Drone Of Compassion effectively, and we can’t possibly list every single one out as they can be so situational. However, we’ll give you a look at our favorite, and most effective, ways to commonly use the D.O.C.
Healing mid fight is always a powerful tactic. If you find yourself in a midrange engagement with an enemy squad, try to drop the healing drone on yourself and your teammates, preferably behind natural cover such as a rock, this passive health tick up will give you more lasting power in the fight, allowing you to secure knockdowns you otherwise couldn’t. Likewise, healing is often most important immediately after a fight, it’s important to get back to full health as fast as possible when looting to prepare for your next fight. Afterall, those gunshots likely alerted another team to your position, and they’re ready to swoop in for all that loot! Consider dropping the healing drone on top of enemy loot boxes after you have eliminated them so that you, and your team, can focus solely on regenerating shields while you loot up. This will have you looted faster, healed faster, and ready to turn the tables on that 3rd party, getting yourself even more loot.
Finally, there are a number of advanced ways you can use Lifeline’s Drone Of Compassion, here’s one of our favorites. Partner Lifeline with a Wraith, and a “safety portal” (have the Wraith use her ultimate to leave a portal you can take to disengage from a fight). With this tactic you can take on a fight where your squad is at a disadvantage, do some chip damage, then retreat through the portal when you are weak. Most teams won’t think tactically here, and with the scent of blood clouding their judgement, will follow your squad through the portal. This is where your squad will be waiting, gathered up with the D.O.C. topping off your health, and ready to ambush. As soon as the enemy makes it through the safety portal, introduce them to your Peacekeeper and see what kind of loot they decided to donate to your cause..
How To Best Use Lifeline’s Care Package
This portion of the guide could also be titled, ‘how to get your squad to feed you Ultimate Accelerants’ as they are pretty much the same concept. Lifeline has one of the most useful ultimate abilities in the game. Although the care package offers no direct combat benefit, it does help to provide your squad with incredibly powerful gear and attachments, and crucial healing, to turn the fights you take in your favor.
Lifeline Introductory Video
Lifeline Legendary Skins
Lifeline’s Care Package contains 3 items that can vary from common all the way up to legendary rarity. These can be weapon attachments and optics, healing items, or armor and gear. The ability to get extremely valuable weapon attachments, such as legendary 1x holo scopes, skullpiercer hop ups, and precision chokes, along with other epic and legendary attachments, provides a great deal of combat value in the long run with this ultimate. While phoenix kits and other healing items, along with armor and gear, give your squad the longevity you need to win the game. It should be noted that unlike the natural in-game drops, Lifeline’s Care Package can not contain the Mastiff shotgun or Kraber sniper rifle (although some say it can with a very low chance, we have never seen it, and have never seen confirmed proof of it happening).
Lifeline’s Care Package takes 6 minutes to charge up and be ready, which means in your average full game, you’ll be able to call this drop in 3-4 times naturally. That’s not bad, considering each drop contains valuable supplies for your squad. However, you can greatly speed this up, and help gear your squad up even further to secure that victory with a few simple methods. The most reliable method, is to have your squad ping, or bring you, every ultimate accelerant they find. Each ultimate accelerant charges your ultimate by 20%, taking 1 minute and 12 seconds off the time it takes to charge your Care Package. Finding 10 ultimate accelerants in a game can give you 2 “bonus” Care Package call ins, taking you from 3-4 drops for a total of 9-12 items in a full game, up to 5-6 drops for 15-18 items. Trust us when we say that 6 epic/legendary items can fully turn a game in your favor.
Of course, the other option is to equip the Lifeline with a legendary helmet. The legendary helmet in Apex Legends causes your ultimate ability to charge up faster, allowing it to be used more often. While many players will not want to give up their legendary loot, it is important to note that the only difference between a legendary and epic helmet is this ultimate charge speed bonus. These two helmets have no difference in headshot damage prevention, so if you have a gold helmet and your Lifeline has a purple, be sure to switch out with them.
All in all, Lifeline has one of the most valuable all around ultimate abilities in the game. We recommend providing your Lifeline with all of the bonuses to ultimate charging speed that you can, as it is arguably more valuable on Lifeline than any other legend. The only ultimate we consider to be on equal footing, is Bloodhound’s ultimate, and only when played in a particularly aggressive squad.
Ideal Legends To Pair With Lifeline
Unlike some of our other guides, we don’t really have too much to say here. Lifeline is such a good support character, that she can really be paired with any legend in the game. There is a bit of conflict with Bloodhound as both characters want to eat up all the Ultimate Accelerants in the game, but they can still work together on a coordinated team with ease. Lifeline can easily function in a hyper aggressive composition with Wraith and Bangalore for example, providing the support and healing to chain fights together and rack up those high kill victories. But, she can just as easily fit into a turtle composition, with the likes of Gibraltar and Caustic, playing a safer game with consistent setups inside dome shields and gas traps, relying on Lifeline’s care package to provide loot that fights would normally provide. All in all, you can’t go wrong with a top tier support, no matter how you play. So if you have a Lifeline main in your group, make sure you take care of them and keep them around, you’ll get plenty of heals and wins out of it.