The February ranked season is over and the statistics are in! Check back here monthly for the post-season roundup of High Terra (4000+) and Low Terra (2500-4000), and find out how your favourite warlord and Legion fared in the galactic struggle for the future of the Imperium and humanity!
How deep can you plunge into the darkness?Nerat Kirine, Shade Captain
There were twelve high lords of Low Terra this season, composing 49.7% of the meta all together. At the head of this misfit war council was Nerat Kirine, played in 8.3% of games on Low Terra and with a 54% win rate.
The rest of the gang includes Konrad Curze (7.1% of games) with a 55% win rate, Angron (7% of games) with a 55% win rate, Ulrach Branthan (4.8% of games) with a 58% win rate, Horus Lupercal (4.2% of games) with a 58% win rate, Leman Russ (3.7% of games) with a 54% win rate, Canis Vertex (3.5% of games) with a 65% win rate (the highest on Low Terra), Alpharius (3% of games) with a 55% win rate, Fulgrim (2.8% of games) with a 56% win rate, Vulkan (2.5% of games) with a 56% win rate, Magnus the Red (2.4% of games) with a 55% win rate, and Raum (2.3% of games) with a 57% win rate.
Thirteen warlords failed to exceed a 50% win rate this season, Phosis T’Kar the weakest at 35%, followed successively to 49% by Nemetor, Argel Tal, Ingethel, Vettranio Shapura, Calas Typhon, Lorgar, Garro, Flaymaster Mawdrym, and banging at the gates of 50% but falling short are Tacitus Proctor, Aeonid Thiel, Calleb Decima, and Endryd Haar. Collectively these warlords represented 5.3% of the meta.
Across High Terra, from the start to the end of the season, four words echoed time and time again:
“I need your supplies.”
Nerat Kirine led the season in popularity at 16.2% of all games played on High Terra, compared to the entirety of the Alpha Legion’s Warlords at a combined 6.7%, and exceeded only by the Loyalists at 28.4% and the Traitors at 48.6%. Though it appears the Warmaster’s forces were more popular this season, should Kirine and the Alpha Legion be counted as Loyalists, a 51.3% popularity might say otherwise. For the Emperor?
Kirine (56% win rate) was followed in popularity by Horus (13.6% of games) with a 55% win rate, Ulrach Branthan (7.3% of games) with a 55% win rate, Canis Vertex (5.7% of games) with a 62% win rate, and Magnus the Red (5.4% of games) with a 58% win rate. The top 5 most popular warlords of the meta composed 48.1% of it altogether.
8 other warlords appeared in 2% or more of games on High Terra. Raum, unfazed by Kirine’s dominance, soared to a 57% win rate and saw play in 3.5% of games. He was followed by Leman Russ (3.4% of games) with a 50% win rate, Fulgrim (3.8% of games) with a 50% win rate, Konrad Kurze (3.1% of games) with a 53% win rate, Ingo Pech (3% of games) with a 55% win rate, Alpharius (2.6% of games) with a 54% win rate, and Angron (2.4% of games) with a 51% win rate. An honorable mention must also go to Lucretia Elunnirai with a 58% win rate in 1.9% of games.
Together these warlords represent 70% of the meta in February. The remaining 30% of games played were scattered across a number of warlords, all of whom individually were played in less than 2% of games each. The only warlords to breach 50% win rate or higher from this group include, from the highest win rate down to 50%, Magistus Amon, Ahriman, Aeonid Thiel, Armillus Dynat, Lucius, Sixx, Colonel Ornatov, Exodus, Khârn, Vulkan, Saul Tarvitz, Geigor Fell-Hand, Sevatar, Garro, Roboute Guilliman, Erebus, Phosis T’kar, Shabran Darr, Ohthere Wyrdmake, Endryd Haar, Lotarra Sarin, and Bulveye Greybeard.
In some cases these warlords were useful tools for quickly completing Daily Missions, in others brief experiments that could not keep pace indefinitely or with success, and in some others nothing short of acts of madness or daring.
Overall the warlords with win rates 50% or higher appeared in 81.5% of games played in February.
Congratulations also to Team Russia for claiming total victory in the World Cup inspired Blood Games Team Tournament and to all the competing teams for participating! Glory to the victor!
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