January season meta report


The January 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!

Let me tell you a little secret…

Ingo Pech, First Captain of the Alpha Legion

Low Terra

Fifteen warlords made up half the meta on Low Terra, and all of them appeared in 2% or more of games played at this planetary tier. Angron leads the way in popularity in 6.5% of all games played on Low Terra and with a 57% win rate. He is followed by Canis Vertex (6.1% of games) with a mighty 67% win rate, Konrad Curze (5% of all games) with a 59% win rate, Ulrach Branthan (4.8%) with a 62% win rate, and Alpharius (4.1%) with a 51% win rate.

Vulkan also appears in the top fifteen most played warlords on Low Terra, with a win rate of 61% in 4% of games, and followed by Saul Tarvitz (2.9% of games) with a 58% win rate, Raum (2.6%) with a 58% win rate, Leman Russ (2.5%) with a 56% win rate, Fulgrim (2.3%) with a 58% win rate, Ehrlen (2.3%) with a 56% win rate, Gabriel Santar (2.2%) with a 54% win rate, Zardu Layak (2.1%) with a 52% win rate, Arascid Nassau (2%) with a 55% win rate, and finally Exodus (2%) with a 57% win rate.

The only warlords on Low Terra who polled lower than a 50% win rate include Phosis, Ingethel, and Malcharion at 39%; Vincente Sixx at 41%; Vettranio Shapura at 42%; Magistus Amon, Typhon, and Armillus Dynat at 46%; Forrix at 47%; and Abbadon, Ahriman, Endryd Haar and Remus Ventanus at 49%. All of Low Terra’s losing warlords appeared in less than 2% of games each.

High Terra

On High Terra the Alpha Legion has doubled in popularity from 5.9% in December to 9.7% of all games played at this tier. First Captain Ingo Pech led the charge with a 4.9% use rate and a win rate of 57%. Ingo Pech (alongside some Branthan) was also piloted by January’s Warmaster #blamelorgar from Epimethus Forge Lodge – now you know the secret!

Trailing behind the First Captain was Alpharius himself (?), played in 3.4% of games with a 52% win rate, Exodus in only 1.4% of games with a 54% win rate, and lastly Armillus Dynat, barely ventured in just 0.1% of games with a 43% win rate. The Alpha Legion’s overall average win rate was 54.7%, higher than Traitors and Loyalists respectively this month. Hydra Dominatus!

This season Traitor warlords made up 52.7% of the meta with an overall 51.6% win rate average, outnumbering their Loyalist foes who stood at 37.5% of the meta with a 50.3% win average.

Very much like in December, Horus leads the Traitors this month in popularity with an 11.6% use rate and a 54% win rate. Canis Vertex dominates with the highest win rate of the season (62%) and a 7% use rate, followed in popularity amongst the Traitors by Konrad Curze in 6.9% of games with a 51% win rate, Magnus the Red in 4.6% of games with a 53% win rate, Fulgrim in 3.7% of games with a 49% win rate (imperfect), Angron in 2.9% of games with a 47% win rate, and Raum in 2.4% of games with a 50% win rate.

All other Traitor warlords were individually played in less than 1.5% of all games, and the only other Traitor warlords with a 50% or higher average win rate this season are Malcharion (56%); Lucretia Elunnirai, Kelbor-Hal (55%); Lotara Sarrin (54%); Phosis T’Kar (53%); and Argel Tal and Kharn (50%).

On the Loyalists’ side, Ulrach Branthan led this season in popularity with a presence in 9.2% of all games, and a 55% win rate. Other popular Loyalist warlords this season included Vulkan (4.1%) with a 53% win rate, Saul Tarvitz (3%) with a 51% win rate, Leman Russ (2.8%) with a 51% win rate, Ferrus Manus (2.3%) with a 48% win rate, Gabriel Santar (2.1%) with a 46% win rate, and Arascid Nassau (1.7%) with a 46% win rate.

All other Loyalist warlords were individually played in less than 1.5% of all games, and the only Loyalist warlords with a 50% or higher average win rate this season are Colonel Ornatov with 60% (though only 0.6% of games), Geigor Fell-Hand (56% win rate), Bulveye Greybeard (54%), Tarik Torgaddon (51%), Calleb Decima (50%) and Marius Gage (50%).

Overall, half of January’s meta (52.1% to be exact) was composed of 8 warlords: Horus, Ulrach Branthan, Canis Vertex, Konrad Curze, Ingo Pech, Magnus the Red, Vulkan, and Fulgrim. Aside from Fulgrim, all of them had a win rate higher than 50%. 25 warlords in total had win rates of 50% or higher, compared to 23 in December.

Overall the 25 Warlords with win rates 50% or higher appeared in 66.1% of all games played on High Terra, down 5% last month from 71.1%.

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