Wraith is still one of the most popular characters in Apex Legends, even a few years into the game’s history. As a member of the original roster, Wraith was in many ways the poster child for the game. The first character event centered around her, and in the years since the game’s surprise release, she’s collected an impressive wardrobe of cosmetic options.
As per tradition with our Apex skin articles, we’ll be ranking all the legendary Wraith skins, starting with the worst and ending with the best.
The 15 Legendary Wraith Skins
Ready? As Wraith would say, we have a job to do.
Night Terror was the first ever Battlepass skin in Apex Legends, unlocked upon reaching Level 15 in Season 1. This skin was panned upon release for being a bit busy, with a fairly tacky-looking feather effect. Compared to newer, more pristine models, Night Terror unfortunately falls short.
The positive to rocking this skin is that it proves a long-standing dedication to the game. The skin did get a recolor called “Voices of the Past,” but the original skin only released during Season 1. Oddly enough, this makes one of Wraith’s worst legendary skins also one of her rarest.
Protector of the Void
This list may seem chronological so far, but placing Protector of the Void this low makes a lot of sense. Season 2’s Iron Crown event was derided for its high price point per quality of skin. Many still preferred the original legendary skins to those introduced in the event, with a few exceptions. Protector of the Void unfortunately didn’t quite make the cut, but it still ranks higher than last place.
On a positive note, the Viking theme stands out amongst Wraith skins, and the original beats out the recolor “Queen’s Guard” by a hair.
Emerald Enchantress decks out Wraith with an updated take on her witchy look. A recolor of “Mistress of Evil,” one of original line of Halloween skins, Emerald Enchantress softens the palette a tad. This is a welcome change, since the green skin on the original skin took away from the other details.
As far as Halloween skins go, Emerald Enchantress ranks fairly low compared to the rest, since it doesn’t do too much to change Wraith’s overall aesthetic. This means that it’s really only a seasonal option for most players instead of an all-around choice.
Proving that newer doesn’t always mean better, the Neon Spectre skin from the Evolution Collection event comes next on the list. This legendary skin transforms Wraith’s appearance, making her look like an alien from Guardians of the Galaxy. Personally, I like the fabric patterns on the skin, and how different it looks compared to some of Wraith’s other options.
The reason it ranks so low is because it’s a bit monochrome in its appearance. Even just one other color would have bumped it up significantly because otherwise the quality is great.
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Part of the Champion Edition bundle, Wraith’s Risen Queen set slid into her costume options alongside other relic-themed skins for Revenant and Crypto. A big part of why this skin is so high on the list is that it comes bundled with so much value. Looking at the skin in isolation, though, it’s similar to Neon Spectre in that it gives Wraith an interesting aesthetic variant. Channeling Cleopatra, Wraith equips herself with mummy bandages and a pharaoh headdress. These elements work, but certainly aren’t top notch.
One of the default skins for Wraith, Vengeance Seeker ranks this highly mostly for what it represents in game. This skin, along with The Liberator and their recolors, are colloquially known as “Bald Wraith,” a favorite of TTV’s everywhere. If you haven’t been taken out by a sweaty Wraith using this skin line, you haven’t been playing Apex for very long.
Character-wise, this skin does a lot for Wraith, representing her at a low point in her story. In fact, out of all the default legendary skins in the game, this one probably does the most in representing the story beats of the particular character.
Image: Respawn Entertainment via HGG / Koby Gibson Ross
The most recent Wraith skin, Wave Shift, arrived as part of Season 11’s Raiders Collection Event. The Raiders skin line focused on a sci-fi pirate theme, and this skin was no exception. The very existence of a pirate Wraith merits this place on the list, but the skin itself has a few odd decisions that hold it back.
The primary one is the tear in the green bandana. Something about it looks out of place, like the rip is happening but the fabric isn’t adhering to her head. The good side of this skin is the high collar of her jacket.
As a reward for reaching Level 50 in the Season 9 Battlepass, players were rewarded with the Demon’s Whisper skin. Featuring a unique color scheme and an Oni mask, Demon’s Whisper emphasizes Wraith’s darker qualities while maintaining a stylish flair. Highlights are the aforementioned mask and her white hair, giving her a ghost-like appearance. What could be more fitting for a Wraith?
Unfortunately, there does seem to be some flair missing from the skin. Besides the mask, it’s very close to her default costume.
The Level 25 unlock for Season 7’s Battlepass, High Class, gives Wraith her most dressed-up appearance to date. The color scheme is simple but effective, featuring greys, black and red. The most unique part of this cosmetic is how it changes Wraith’s hair. Instead of the usual messy bun, we get a quaffed and glossy style, which in many ways highlights the theme of the skin better than anything else. If your squad is going for a “dressed to the nines” appearance, then this skin is a great choice.
Another Battlepass skin, the Perfect Soldier was the reward for reaching Level 25 in Season 4. This skin converts Wraith into a cyborg, changing up her entire appearance in a clean and consistent way. The color scheme absolutely rules, and complements the hairstyle perfectly. Though the details aren’t the cleanest, this skin is the best for those that want a very different take on the character. In addition, it has a similar kind of appeal to “Night Terror” in that it shows a longtime dedication to the game.
Part of Season 5’s widely lauded Lost Treasures Collection Event, Marble Goddess is a unique legendary Wraith Skin with a controversial past. Initially, this skin was glitched and made it so that Wraith had no headshot hitbox. Strangely enough, the rest of your hitbox was ballooned in size, roughly to that of Gibraltar’s. They fixed the skin soon afterwards, but many still remember it as a strange time when it released. Besides being a cool piece of trivia, this skin dazzles with its statuesque theme. Of all the Wraith skins that dramatically alter her appearance, this is our favorite.
A recolor of the “Void Prowler” skin, Hellcat released in Season 8’s Anniversary Collection event. This cosmetic gives Wraith a very fitting cat-like motif, and the red, gold and black color scheme of the anniversary recolors compliment it nicely. The particular standouts are the mask and, interestingly enough, the belt. This skin appeared again more recently during the Lunar New Year Sale of 2022.
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In November of 2021, Apex Legends and the streetwear brand Market collaborated on a line of skins inspired by real world fashion. If you’ve been following our series, you know that we’re particularly high on this line of cosmetics. The quality is sharp and it’s undoubtedly cool.
Wraith’s skin is no exception to this rule, and in fact looks like the perfect fit to wear to Fight Night. The hood on this skin really pops, especially with the leopard print fabric design.
If you read our article on the Top 25 Skins in Apex Legends, then these next two slots should come as no surprise. First up is Airship Assassin, a recolor of the base legendary skin, “Void Specialist.” Nearly mythological after its release, this skin gave a highly desired color scheme to an already popular model. The original light pink didn’t quite work for most fans, but black and gold? Yes please. Look out for it to appear every so often in the recolor store.
The crème de la crème of all legendary Wraith skins, Voidwalker dropped alongside the event of the same name back in 2019. Before the new mythical rarity of skins existed, these kinds of personal event skins were the only tier above legendary. Featuring a custom intro animation and some of the best texture quality to date, this skin defies its release date. It’s very fitting overall that Wraith, the poster child of Apex Legends, has her best skins from her golden age of meta dominance.
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