Apex Legends Mobile – Ashes Legend Guide


Apex Legends Mobile Season 3: Champions went live last week, debuting a new Battle Pass and Seasonal storeas well as a plethora of limited time events. But the star of the season is, of course, Ash: a human-turned-simulacrum who debuted in Titanfall 2, then joined Apex Games in Season 11 before moving to mobile.

You might think you know this legend inside and out, especially if you’ve played Titanfall 2 or Apex Legends, but playing Ash in Apex Legends Mobile vs. play it on console or PC are two very different experiences. This is partly because of its abilities, which had to be tweaked slightly to meet the needs of mobile gaming. But there are other factors at play when it comes to tailoring your game strategy specifically to fit Ash on a mobile device. Follow this guide to get the inside scoop on the Incisive Instigator and learn how to use her mobile-exclusive perks to your advantage.

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The basics

Call sign: Ash

Full name: Ashley Reid

Age: 121

Once a human scientist and assistant to the shining Dr. Mary Sommers (A.K.A Horizon), Dr. Reid was known for her research on branthium, a rare but powerful fuel source that can only be obtained from space (black holes are also implicated –it is complicated). The branthium was to be used in an effort to save the Outlands from a deadly energy crisis. But unbeknownst to his colleagues, Dr. Reid’s participation in the research (called Project Iris) was all a ruse. After faking an accident that knocked her mentor into a black hole, Dr. Reid then turned on her other colleagues (including Scout) and attempted to re-route branthium shipments elsewhere for unknown reasons.

She finally faileddying in the process before being brought back to “life” as a simulacrum. After her memories were restored, her personality split into two halves: Ash, ruthless and bloodthirsty, and the terrified remnants of her human conscience, Leigh. Now she’s joined the Apex Games with the goal of destroying all remnants of her human side so she can exert complete control and destroy Leigh – who she sees as some kind of personality flaw or weakness–for real. Meanwhile, Leigh desperately tries to break through to the surface and regain control of her body before it’s too late.


Like other mobile game transplants, Ash’s three main abilities are technically the same as on console and PC. But they work a little differently in Apex Legends Mobile. Ash’s abilities are as follows:

Passive: Marked for Death

Ash’s map shows the location of recent death boxes and marks surviving attackers. Unlike the console and PC version of the game, Ash automatically pings all surviving enemies, so you don’t have to manually throw your data knife into their death box after killing them.

Tactic: Arc Snare

Ash throws a spinning trap that damages and tethers the first enemy that gets too close.

Ultimate: Phase Breach

Ashen tears open a one-way portal to a targeted location.


Perks are unique to Apex Legends Mobile and are a great way to adjust an individual legend’s abilities to suit your personal playstyle. As you continue to play Ash and progress through his skill tree, you’ll unlock nine perks that can be equipped to further strengthen Ash’s arsenal. Perks are available in three versions: Standard Perks. Finisher perks and capacity perks. Standard perks are represented by triangular blue icons, while Finisher and Ability perk icons are purple and red, respectively. You can only have one of each perk type equipped per loadout

Perks are a great way to boost a Legend’s performance.

Ash has the following benefits:

Standard Benefits

  • Spoils of war: Each death box icon appears on the map in the same color as the highest tier loot item inside.
  • Revelation in flagrante delicto: The first time an enemy uses a scanned death box, their location will be reported.
  • Improved Hunt: After three Deathbox interactions, your Data Knife reveals more information. After six hours, you’ll periodically see the killer’s team on your map (assuming they’re still alive).

Advantages of the paver

  • Adaptation to combat: Using a finishing move adds 100 points to your EVO Shoild.
  • Death Momentum: Using a finishing move reduces the cooldown of your ultimate by 30%
  • Mag Subscription: Using a finishing move reloads your active weapon’s ammo and increases reload speed for eight seconds.

Capacity Benefits:

  • Durable trap: Arc Snare persists after being cast, but can be destroyed by enemies.
  • Proponent’s clarification: You can adjust Ash’s Arc Snare’s thrown trajectory, but its speed is reduced.
  • Shade step: Phase Breach can be reactivated within seven seconds of its first use, but its distance is halved.


Learn how to aim your Arc Snare. Throwing Ash’s Arc Scare is similar to throwing a grenade, but there are a few differences. When aiming, you’ll see a line indicating the trajectory the Arc Snare will take when you throw it, as well as a blue dome indicating the area it will be affected when it lands. But that blue dome can be a little deceiving, and you might notice enemies managing to bypass the Snare Arc despite being within range.

For this reason, it’s a good idea to hit the range and practice your throw to get a better idea of ​​when you can and can’t hit an enemy with the Arc Snare. The good news is that, compared to console and PC, mobile gaming’s Arc Snare tends to stick to the ground better instead of sailing away like some kind of useless, vacuum-powered Frisbee.

Think before acting. Ash’s Phase Breach ability is incredibly powerful, but it’s easy to jump straight into an ambush if you’re not careful. If you’ve grown accustomed to going back and forth through Wraith portals, keep in mind that when Ash enters reality, there’s no turning back. Whether you’re playing as Ash or just interacting with one of his Phase Tears, keep in mind that this is a one-way ticket. Make sure you know what awaits you on the other side.

Treat yourself. Perks are extremely important in Apex Mobile, but it’s easy to forget to equip them. Make sure to fill your loadout as quickly as possible so you can take on enemies on an even playing field.

Using the Perk system to your advantage usually pays off.
Using the Perk system to your advantage usually pays off.

Ideal load

The more you play Ash, the more perks you can unlock. Because perks are so essential to mobile gameplay, we’ve detailed our favorite loadout below.

Standard Perk: Reveal in the Act is our favorite standard perk, as it’s great for locating enemy action when looking for a fight. It effectively turns Ash into a lean, mean ping machine. (OK, to be fair, she was already skinny and mean to begin with.) It’s also great for watching your back – if an enemy Bloodhound has been following you and interacting with the killboxes you’re responsible for, you’ll know immediately and avoid being caught off guard.

Ability Advantage: Shadowstep is great for maneuverability, but the reduced distance means it’s harder to get far enough to escape a fight. Still, being able to dodge damage every seven seconds instead of every 120 seconds is an incredible boon that allows Ash to go back and forth between firefights. It also makes Phase Breach’s one-way trip a little less oppressive, as you can quickly return to where you came from.

Finisher Perk: Combat Adaptation is almost always the best perk to use as finishing moves are much easier to pull off in the mobile version of Apex Legends, but in Ash’s case, Deadly Momentum is a close second. Obviously, reducing Phase Breach’s cooldown is beneficial, but combining Deadly Momentum with Shadow Step means Ash’s Phase Breach ability is ready almost any time you need it. If you’re not using Shadow Step as an ability perk, go for Battle Adaptation for the free EVO Shield boost it will grant you. But if you’re in serious need of speed, combine Deadly Momentum with Shadow Step and prepare to spin around Wraith and Octane.

Of course, if you find that another set of benefits suits you better, you should stick with it. That’s the beauty of Apex Mobile’s Perk system: it lets you play the game by your own rules.

Apex Legends Mobile is available for download at android and iOS devices.

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