December season meta report


The December ranked season is over and the statistics are in! Check back here monthly for the post-season roundup of High Terra (3500+) and Low Terra (2500-3500), and find out how your favorite warlord and Legion fared in the galactic struggle for the future of the Imperium and humanity!

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Roboute Guilliman, Primarch of the Ultramarines

Low Terra

For many seasons Angron’s popularity on Low Terra has been matched only by Ehrlen, but no longer. Angron stands alone as the most popular warlord at this tier, played in 8.8% of games with a 55% win rate. Though Ehrlen is performing just as efficiently as his World Eaters Primarch, he appears in only 3.3% of games. 

In place of the implacable Ehrlen stands now Konrad Curze, played in 7.6% of games and with an impressive 60% win rate. 

And the most popular warlords on Low Terra this season are amongst the most effective. Leading them all in strength is Canis Vertex, the third most popular warlord (4.4%) with a 69% win rate, followed by Fulgrim (4.2%) with a 58% win rate, Horus (4.1%) with a 57% win rate, Alpharius (3.9%) with a 55% win rate, Aeonid Thiel (3.8%) with a 58% win rate, Ulrach Branthan (2.7%) with a 63% win rate, and Leman Russ (2.7%) with a 55% win rate rounding out the top ten most popular warlords.

Together these warlords appeared in nearly 50% of all games on Low Terra this season, making up almost half the meta and with no warlord performing below a 55% win rate. 

Warlords with failing grades below 50% made up only 4.7% of all games on Low Terra, and included Roboute Guilliman, Endryd Haar, Mortarion, Phosis T’kar, Vettranio Shapura, Armillus Dynat, Nemetor, Lorgar, Abaddon, Malcharion, Tacitus Proctor, Argel Tal, Ahriman, Zardu Layak, and Ingethel.

High Terra

On High Terra the Loyalists are outnumbered and outgunned. Traitor Warlords make up 54.5% of the meta with a 51.8% win rate average compared to the Loyalists at just 39.6% and with a 50.8% win rate average. For the Warmaster! 

Though Alpha Legion Warlords made up 5.9% of the meta with a 51% average win rate, only Armillus Dynat had a win rate below 50%, and though only appearing in 1% of games Ingo Pech carries the highest win rate of the legion at 54%, compared to Exodus and Alpharius’ respective 53% and 52% win rates. 

Leading the charge for the Loyalists this season in both popularity and win rate is Ultramarines Aeonid Thiel (11.1%) with a 57% win rate. Together he and the rest of the top five most popular Loyalists make up 25% of the meta, and the list includes Ulrach Branthan (6.8%) with a 53% win rate, Saul Tarvitz (3.2%) with a 51% win rate, Ferrus Manus (2.4%) with a 44% win rate, and Arascid Nassau (2.3%) with a 50% win rate. 

All other Loyalist Warlords individually were played in less than 2% of games, and only 11 total Loyalist Warlords had win rates higher than 50%, including Artellus Numeon, Ohthere Wyrdmake, Loken, Tarik Torgaddon, Garro, Cassian Vaughn, and Geigor Fell-Hand. 

Horus Lupercal, the Warmaster himself, led the Traitors in December in sheer popularity, played in 12.6% of all games on High Terra with a 54% win rate. Horus was also the main Warlord piloted by this season’s triumphant winner, Fulgrim14.

The top ten most popular Traitor Warlords made up 46.7% of the High Terra meta, and after Horus included Konrad Curze (10.8%) with a 52% win rate, the indomitable Canis Vertex (5.8%) with a 63% win rate (the highest on High Terra), Angron (4.2%) with a 48% win rate, Fulgrim (4%) with a 50% win rate, Raum (2.8%) with a 48% win rate, Magnus the Red (2.6%) with a 52% win rate, Lorgar (1.5%) with a 41% win rate, Kharn (1.3%) with a 53% win rate, and finally Lucretia Elunnirai (1.1%) with 56%. 

Outside of these ten, every other Traitor Warlord was played individually in less than 1% of games, and the only other warlords to obtain a 50% or higher win rate this season included Lucius and Fabius Bile (only 9 Traitor Warlords total scored 50% or higher win rates). 

Overall the 23 Warlords with win rates 50% or higher appeared in 71.1% of all games played on High Terra.

Come back next month for the next season meta report!

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