EMPIRES & PUZZLES
Hero Reports (LEADERBOARD) | Data Extracted:09/22/2018
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. There was a little more diversity in appearances this week. Rigard 2x, Grimm, Boldtusk, Tiburtus, Melendor, Gadeirus, and Colen all appeared 1x)
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 Grade/GPA Change This identifies all Heroes who's Grading has improved or declined since the last data pull (Red=Decline, Green=Increase, Yellow=Just used as filler for change lines).
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 16 - Sept 22, 2018
Gravemaker stays in the #1 position amongst the LEADERBOARD elite! 8 times in a row now! Zeline remains in position 2. Alasie remains in position 3 and is joined for a close encounter by Guinevere. Sartana moves to position 5.
THERE WERE NO GRADE CHANGES THIS WEEK. However, Khiona makes her first appearance in the data both in the Flank and Rear positions. She receives her initial hero grade - a solid "B" and an overall GPA @3.375. Her Titan skills are pretty exceptional receiving an "A" and an associated GPA @3.6.
There are two heroes shaking things up a bit! Find out in sections that follow...
This team in the LEADERBOARD Top-5 continues to outshine all others, maintaining around 50% of the LEADERBOARD use market of the Top 100 player’s (as shown in the heat map below). Though positioning has changed regularly between the ladies, NEVER has any of the Top 5 stepped outside of the Top 5 since data sampling began. There are really no signs of it happening anytime soon either. Or is there?
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Gadeirus makes his first appearance in the data this week - in the Center! He comes in with a lower "B" grade, regardless this mad machine is ready to fight with his 'Empowering Bash'! He has a decent card in regards to Health/Defense. The +48% attack for 4 turns and regenerate 612HP for 4 turns for himself and nearby allies all make him like a little Ares yet instead of an increased critical chance he deals damage to a target and nearby enemies.
Last week the Atlantis A-Team was identified. Consisting of it are these two "A" grade brawlers back for more!
Misandra and Tarlak test their skills! 3 to 1: Misandra.
I suspect like me, everyone is gearing up for the Atlantis Summons and the opening of the next (I’m assuming) 3 Provinces of the season 2 map! Save the date - 9/26!
Lianna: I'm sorry.
Lianna... Please forgive me. It is a hard thing to call yourself out publically. When I made the call on 9/1 for Marjana over Lianna for inclusion in "The Tier 2 ELITE Team" (positions 6-10) - I was using data through 8/25.
I had programmatically changed how Rankings were being processed In the Hero Utility on 8/23, I just hadn't gotten to changing how I was 'presenting' data reviews on the site (which was designed for the Top-5). So that process has changed. In the 9/1 dataset Lianna actually pulled ahead of Marjana and has been putting distance between them ever since. She is even shaking up the 6-9 positions that were for the most part in a battle between themselves up to that point.
She has been in the Top-10 for the past 4 weeks in a row. Tapping out at #8 on 9/1 and this week she is at #10. Though her special skill is limited to her 'perfect shot', she ramps up FAST and hits hard with 512% damage @729 attack.
Marjana: My apology extends to you as well. And to any of you guys that may have gotten really excited that Marjana was on that team! I was, and I have 2 of her (1 almost ready). Sincerely, Razor.
Aeron: Silent, but Deadly?
Aeron has a way about him: he is there but he is not there. When you can't see anything because your screen lights up in purple - your like oh yeah - Aeron. Over the past 6 weeks he has remained under the radar yet appeaing in the Top-15. He has been consistent. Eight of the past Nine weeks in the Top-15, tapping out at #10. This week he comes in at #11.
His special heals all allies 459HP over 3 turns, the caster and nearby allies are made immune to new status ailments for 3 turns (which can NOT be dispelled) and the same three are cured of status ailments. Aeron is also a member of Element link giving all Dark Allies +5% attack and +5% defense for 6 turns.
He began showing up primarily in the Flank position. While that continues to be the case - over the past 3 weeks he is being used more in the Center.
Aeron has a pretty solid card - health @1,341, defense @712 attack @733 and power @780. I'm certain his intentions are not to stop at #8!
The Tier 2 ELITE Team
This announcement was made on 09/01/2018. 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 player’s 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 Lianna.
The first 4 mentioned have held spots 6-9 consistently (trading positions with each other similar the Top 5). It's the 5th position within this group that has been fought for. This battle had been between Lianna and Marjana. As of the 9/1 dataset, that match has been settled, Lianna is the clear winner. Not only has she continued to put distance between herself and Marjana - she is causing havoc for those who previously didn't have to deal with a 5th competitor for their positions very often.
M.M.O.T.W.W.T.F.O.T.A - Round #5
By the skin of her Teeth!
Hawkmoon is the Winner
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