Free Fire OB33 has brought huge changes to the character roster, with 3 character skills getting changed completely, and 4 other characters getting buffed. In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase the top 5 best character reworks in Free Fire OB33.

1. A124

  • Unleashes an 8m electromagnetic wave that disables enemies' skill activation and interrupts their interaction countdown. Lasts for 20/22/24/26/28/30s. Cooldown: 100/90/80/70/60/50s. 

A124's ability gets changed completely from a vanilla healing skill into a unique ability that no other characters in Free Fire have. This is similar to the ability of an unreleased character named Snowelle, which is a passive that disable enemies' active skill.

Garena Free Fire A124
A124's ability no longer heal anymore.

Overall, A124's ability is the strongest skill in this patch and has the potential to be a hot pick in games. Players can disable enemies' shields and active skills while attacking, preventing them to heal or counterattack.

2. Steffie

  • Create a 4m area that blocks throwables. Allies in the area will restore 10% armor durability every second and ammo damage taken from enemies will reduce by 10/12/14/16/18/20%. Lasts for 10/11/12/13/14/15s. Cooldown: 115/110/105/100/95/90s. Effects do not stack.

Steffie's ability used to have a negligible effect, but after OB33, it becomes a solid skill. The throwable blocking feature prevents enemies' grenades to hit your location while your team's armor durability is getting restored to full. Furthermore, the 20% damage reduction is super substantial - which gives players a huge edge in a fight.

Steffie has the potential to be broken.

This is the second best tactical ability that's likely to be picked in ranked OB33. Painted Refuge's only weakness is its somewhat high cooldown of 90s.

3. Rafael

  • When using Snipers and Marksman Rifles, firing sound is silenced and successful shots can cause enemies to bleed 20/23/27/32/38/45% -> 40/50/60/70/80/90% faster.

Sniper builds in team games are going to be much stronger with Rafael's ability. With the number of the skill becomes doubled, enemies now bleed out almost twice as fast as usual. This gives Rafael a shorter window for a kill and prevents enemies from helping their teammates.

Rafael Free Fire
Rafael is much easier to use now.

4. Otho

  • After eliminating an enemy, the positions of other enemies within 25/30/35/40/45/50m -> 25/35/45/55/65/75m of the elimination spot will be revealed. Info will be shared with teammates for 4s -> 6s.

Another skill useful for team games. The area of effect of Otho's ability has increased greatly in OB33, which pretty much reveals the whole enemy team in the vicinity. This allows the whole team to make better tactical decisions and push their advantage.

Otho is great in squad mode.

The duration buff is also pretty good, with 6 seconds being more than enough for flanking maneuvers.

5. Nikita

  • Reload speed increases by 14/16/18/20/22/24%. For SMGs, the final 6 rounds of the clip deal 10/12/14/16/18/20% more damage.

Nikita's ability has finally stopped being useless. It now affects all weapons instead of just the SMG class. She should be a staple character for all shotguns and sniper players now, as these weapons have the slowest loading times.

Nikita can be used for other builds on top of the SMG bonus.

>>> Read more: Free Fire OB33 Patch Notes Analysis - Skill Balances, New Systems & More!