How Much Health Apex Legends Players Get: Tips & Tricks for Max Health

Health in Apex Legends is similar to any other battle royale game you may have played. You get a full 100% health at spawn, and then you can add armor shields of various levels to further increase your health.

Health shields in Apex Legends come in four levels — White, Blue, Purple, and Gold. While Purple and Gold armor will give you 4 shield bars (200% of health), the blue armor will increase health by 175% (3 shield bars), and the white armor will increase health by 150% (2 shield bars).

To restore health in Apex Legends, you’ll find several items to pick at various places throughout the map. The most commonly found items are syringe and shield cells. But you’ll also find Medkits, Shield Battery, and Phoenix Kits which can restore your health and armor to the full 100% in a single take.

Apex Legends Health Restore / Healing Items

Below is how much health and shield you can restore using various recovery items available in Apex Legends.

Items Recovery
Syringe 25% Health
Med Kit 100% Health
Shield Cell 25% Shields
Shield Battery 100% Shields
Phoenix Kit 100% Health + 100% Shields

Apex Legends Health and Shield Recovery Tips

  • Unlike PUBG, you can restore health in Apex Legends while moving, jumping, sliding, or even while zip-lining.
  • When health gets low during combat, quickly take cover and restore your shields or health. It’s the most important thing.
  • When you find a Medkit, drop the Syringe if your bag has less space. And when you find a Phoenix Kit, drop the Medkit and Syringe when low on storage space.
  • Use the Lifeline legend to never worry about picking up a medkit. This legend carries a drone which can restore your health to 100% anytime and anywhere.

Lifeline Legend

The Lifeline legend has a classic tactical ability to drop a D.O.C. Heal Drone which can restore 100% of health to anyone standing nearby the drone. The legend also has a passive ability to revive teammates faster while protecting the team with a shield wall. Also, Lifeline can consume the healing items 25% faster.


Apex Legends Health Damage by various Guns

When you get shot, the health is decreased depending on the gun used by the enemy and where the shot was aimed at — head or body. The general rule of thumb applies, a headshot will decrease your health/armor more than shots aimed at the body.

Below is a quick overview of the health damage caused by a single bullet from the various guns in Apex Legends.

Assault Rifles Body shot Headshot
VK-47 Flatline 16 32
Hemlok Burst AR 18 36
R-301 14 28
Sub Machine Guns Body shot Headshot
Alternator 13 19
R99 SMG 12 18
Prowler 14 21
Light Machine Guns Body shot Headshot
Divotion LMG 17 34
M600 Splitfire 20 40
Sniper Rifles Body shot Headshot
G7 Scout 30 60
Longbow DMR 55 110
Triple Take 69 138
KRABER (rare weapon, powers unknown)
Shotguns Body shot Headshot
EVA-8 Auto 63 90
Peacekeeper 110 150
Mozambique 45 66
MASTIFF (rare weapon, powers unknown)
Pistols Body shot Headshot
P2020 12 18
RE-45 11 16
Wingman 45 90

We hope you find this page helpful in understanding how health in Apex Legends works. Happy Gaming!