September meta report


September season meta report

The September ranked season has come to a close 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 favourite warlord and legion fared in the galactic struggle for the future of the Imperium and humanity!

Tomorrow isn’t promised to anyone.

Lucretia Elunnirai, Seneschal Prime of the Spire Guard

Low Terra

As it historically has been, Low Terra is a bloody battleground of loyalist and traitor World Eaters, with Ehrlen and Angron the most popular warlords played, appearing this season in 17.4% of all battles fought at this tier, a small drop of just over 0.5% from last season. Their win rates, respectively, stand at a strong 59% and 58%. In terms of popularity, they are followed by Lucretia Elunnirai in 6.3% of games with a 59% win rate, Konrad Curze in 5.8% of games with a 57% win rate, and Alpharius enjoying slightly less popularity compared to last month, appearing in 4% of games but with a 62% win rate.  

The next most popular warlords on Low Terra were Magnus (67% win rate) and Exodus (59%), appearing in just over 3% of games each. Appearing in just over 2% of games each and proving quite strong were Bulveye Greybeard (58%), Saul Tarvitz (57%), and the indomitable Canis Vertex with an overwhelming 80%.  

The 5 least played warlords on Low Terra included Armillus Dynat, Phosis T’Kar, Malcharion, and Vettranio Shapura. 

The only warlords on Low Terra who polled less than a 50% win rate were Ahriman, Agapito Nev, Constantin Valdor, Garro, Abaddon, Malcharion, Ingethel, Phosis T’Kar, and Vettranio Shapura.

High Terra

On High Terra the situation for the loyalists has grown grave. Magnus the Red’s popularity continues at 11% and a 61% win rate: slightly less popular and slightly more deadly than last season. 

But Magnus’ psychic witchery pales in comparison to the overwhelming firepower of Canis Vertex, who appeared in 9% of battles fought on High Terra and with a massive 72% win rate. 

The two psychic warlords’ win rates were followed next by the elusive Exodus (56%) in barely 3% of games, Lucretia Elunnirai (53%) in almost 10% of games, and Alpharius (53%) in 8% of games. Arascid Nassau, played in almost 3% of games on High Terra, improved his win rate from 48% last season to 53% in September. Other warlords with win rates of 50% or more on High Terra included Geigor Fell-Hand (0.7% of games), Shadrak Meduson (1%), Thaddeus Fayle (1.1%), Ahriman (0.1%), Leman Russ (2.7%), Lucius (0.3%), Saul Tarvitz (2.2%), and Garro (0.6%).

Though Angron, Konrad Curze, Ehrlen, and Bulveye Greybeard continue to be among the top 10 most popular warlords on High Terra, all of their win rates have dipped below 50%. 

Notably, this season every single warlord in the game made appearances on High Terra. Honourable mention goes to September’s Warmaster, Lastman, who piloted a rogues gallery of warlords throughout the September campaign. Lucretia Elunnirai, Magnus the Red, Arascid Nassau, Konrad Curze, Ferrus Manus, and Bulveye all joined this Warmaster’s efforts to dominate the ladder. 

They come to me when they need overwhelming firepower.

Canis Vertex, possessed Warlord Titan

Upcoming balance change

Canis Vertex was weighed, measured and not found wanting: though the intent was to preserve the unique play experience of piloting a powerful Warlord-class Titan, Canis will be the subject of an imminent direct balance patch to bring him in line with the rest of the game’s warlords, without sacrificing the playstyle of such a unique warlord. 

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