EMPIRES & PUZZLES
Hero Reports (LEADERBOARD) | Data Extracted:09/08/2018
1) Top 15 Used Heroes (This does include duplicates on a team) Note: The D_Overall = the Defensive Grade.
2) 5 Stars Not Used (Not including 4*s because so few are used. NOTE: We had the largest set of 4* heroes ever this import. Please see the 4 STARS TABLE (below).
3) Top 5 Alliances (We sort them by Alliance name so only 1 is recognized if there is a duplicate at #5)
4) Most Duplicated Hero (A Hero gets 1 'vote' for each instance they are included 2 or more times on a players LEADERBOARD team)
5) Hero Pos Top 5 (ea Type) This adds the Left/Right Rear positions together, the Left/Right Flank positions together, and the Stand alone Center position. The Report then identifies the Top 5 for these 3 sets of data.
6) Hero Pos Top 5 (multi Type) This includes the Top 5 Heroes being used in more than one position - by the total in all Positions.
7) Which Heroes Had A GPA Change This identifies all Heroes who's Grading has improved or declined since the last data pull.
In regards to Rare Heroes - understand that our LEADERBOARD Statistics are pulled from the Top 100 LEADERBOARD teams so Rare heroes will never contain this section of the data. This is true of the Epic heroes as well (I mention those that appear in report definition 2). As of this time there are enough long term players of the game that they have a full 5 star team. p.s. I remember when having Boldtusk as your front man was GOLDEN!
The WEEK in Review: Sept 2 - Sept 8, 2018
Gravemaker stays in the #1 position amongst the LEADERBOARD elite (and this being 6 in row out of 7 - also makes him the KING)! For now. Simply just a performer (a 'Grave' Maker). Sartana makes a small jump up into the 2nd position (she is a powerhouse!). Alasie stays steady in position 4. Zeline steps down gracefully into 3rd. Then there is the Mother of all Mothers - Guin 'The TANK' who is bringing up the rear as usual - rounding it all out.
There were ZERO Grade changes between data imports.
Something slightly unusual occurred; the largest set of EPIC heroes ever to be collected from the Top 100 players LEADERBOARD teams (this import). Well enough for me to notice and make the comment. I will address that in section A Record for EPIC Hero Appearancess.
This 5 hero combination in the LEADERBOARD Top-5 continues to outshine all others, maintaining around 50% of the LEADERBOARD use market of the Top 100 players (as shown in the heat map below). In fact you will likely notice that they have NEVER stepped down from it either (in over a month +).
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The Tier 2 ELITE Team - It's time...
The next tier of heroes to follow the Top 5 drops off in appearances by about 50%. This group has however established themselves as The Tier 2 Elite Team of LEADERBOARD Heroes based on use by the Top 100 players statistics. These 5 consistently have battled for positions just below the top 5 as long as the Top 5 have been the Top 5! They will be named in the order of greatest cumulative percent usage to the least. Alberich, Magni, Delilah, Guardian Panther and Marjana.
The first 4 mentioned have held spots 6-9 consistently (trading positions with each other just like the Top 5). It's the 5th position within this group that has been fought for. This battle has been between Lianna and Marjana. Aeron stole it from the ladies once.
Lianna therefore gets very special mention! She actually has the higher cumulative use since sampling started between the two. Data shows that Gregorian has potential to break into this group in the near future. This week Hel had about a 63% use increase based on her past usage, landing her in the 12th position just behind Lianna and Marjana.
A Record for EPIC Hero Appearances...
In the 7 imports of the Top 100 LEADERBOARD Players Teams, it is this 9/8 import that the record is set.
Kiril tends to make regular appearances more than all others, Boldtusk would come in second place here. Knowing there is limited availability of the Legendary Healers for many players, this makes sense.
This group consists of several never documented in the sampling before (table below). This is simply what I thought to be an intersting observation, so I gave it some attention.
Where did you go sweet lady... Elena?
Granted, Elena doesn't show up much in the Top 100 players LEADERBOARD teams, however, she has always shown up... until now.
From my experience Elena is an underrated defensive hero. She has the highest attack of all the Legendary Heroes - coming in at a punishing 809! That statement is being made from memory. She was built for the flank position (does well in the center if you don't have a better option). When she gets her special skill off hitting all enemies with 196% damage (@809) - then begins the 5 grueling turns of counter attack by her and her nearby allies for 115% of the damage received. Now it could be that I notice more than others because my offensive team (for some time now) consists of all hit 3's - so I'm not taking out opponents with a single hit from anyone on my team.
Anyway, just noticed she sat this one out and was surprised.
Khiona: How is she doing?
Honestly I have zero idea. I have seen her here and there on some defensive teams - I've yet to run into Khiona fully ascended. Her stats honestly look good - as most HOTMs do. I recall thinking Gravemaker didn't come across as real impressive to me when available - I certainly tried to obtain him, just not to the degree I have with some of the others. What I'm getting at is that its unlikely anyone would have thought Gravemaker would turn out to be the #1 hero in the game, not only for stats but dersired by those who do not have him. For Khiona timing certainly is playing against her as overall most conservatives are saving summoning for the Atlantis group both for odds (11 additional 4/5 stars in the summons attempt). As well some very intersting skillsets in the Atlantis group. If this is true, Khiona isn't getting the activity that ANY of the prior Hero of the Months experienced. She could end up being one of the most rare owned HOTM as a result. And she may turn into the next hot Hero!
However, to reiterate I haven't heard ANY HYPE from anyone about going out of their way with summons to obtain Khiona. We will find out how things go and how good she is/can be in the near future.
An Atlantean chimes in...
In the first week we saw the Atlantean Legendary Hero Misandra fully ascended, the following week - No one.
Wilbur becomes the 2nd Atlantean to appear in the imports - fully ascended! With the Atlantis Heroes having very limited availability to date, its understandable. I realize there are players using these and other Atlantis heroes - just not in this data sample.
The Next Atlantis Summons will be this month on the 26th as I understand. After that I suspect we will see many more in the data. I plan on making a slew of summons myself to obtain who I can (I will only be keeping 4/5 stars though). Best luck to all of you with similar plans.
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