Hero Reports (LEADERBOARD) | Data Extracted:09/01/2018

We freeze the Top 100 LEADERBOARD Teams at a given interval and collect their information through Empires & Puzzles interface and place it in a data store. We understand that ranks can shift some during collection - still an excellent sample. Data Sampling will occur on regular basis and extend the statistical data reporting - much will be revealed over time as it is immediately. We realize this isn't 100% accurate and sampling times will vary. The data is very revealing never the less and we are enjoying doing it for now.

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. In this set Kiril showed up 2x and Tiburtus 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 GPA Change This identifies all Heroes who's Grading has improved or declined since the last data pull.

Empires & Puzzles - Top 15 Heroes Used

Empires & Puzzles - Top 5 Star Heroes Not Used

Empires & Puzzles - Top 5 Alliances

Empires & Puzzles - Most Duplicated Hero

Empires & Puzzles - Top 5 Heroes Each Positions

Empires & Puzzles - Top 5 Heroes Multi Positions

Empires & Puzzles - Which Heroes Had A GPA Change

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: Aug 26 - Sept 1, 2018

Gravemaker stays in the #1 Spot in the LEADERBOARD Ranks. This makes it 5 in a row for Gravy. Zeline comfortably maintains her #2 position. Alasie moves up to #3 and we have a tie for the #4 spot between Guinevere and Sartana. This is Guinevere's lowest LEADERBOARD usage since sampling started.

There was one hero grade debuff: Lady Locke got a Titan Team devaluation from A+ to A in the Tiles category. See Anchor's Guide for grade categories.

Vivica is being seen used as as a Center more often, rare but more often.

This particular combination of heroes in the Top-5 have continued to outshine all others, maintaining around 50% of the LEADERBOARD use market of the Top 100 players (as shown in the heat map below).

Perseus get's a 217% use increase!

Perseus is the #7 Hero of the Month from Nov 2017. I believed him to be a lost cause. He was made available again in the Atlantis Summons, I suspect that has something to do with this massive LEADERBOARD Team usage increase.

I personally chose not to ascend him to level 4 because I was not impressed with his ability to inflict damage or stay alive. His card doesn't represent the results I've experienced. I rate him a C+. Others must disagree. Or maybe they are going to find out what they used their precious Ice ascension materials on really soon. Hope I'm wrong!

Logically this kind of LEADERBOARD use increase would be seen with the 1st Lady/1st HOTM Hel (also made available again in the Atlantis Summons). Is Logic truly part of the game though? Ha! Well it is in the following case: Zero (7DD) is sporting her in one of his rear positions now instead of his usual dual Guardian Panther's. Perhaps the odds of drawing her in the Summons had a lower % chance than the Greek hero and slayer of monsters.

Gregorion breaks into the Top 15...

Gregorion is the #14 Hero of the Month. It was just a matter of time for players to get him leveled/ascended to start using him on their defensive team. He is rated at a B/B+ on defense. I have him almost completely leveled at ascension 4 (and then he will promptly replace Elkanen). I'm just bummed that his Critical Chance special skill (all allies +30% for 3 turns) doesn't stack with Ares. Congrat's to those of you that picked him up as he is an overall A rated Hero.

NO ATLANTIS Heroes in this import...

There wasn't a lot of time to actually obtian them as I recall...

I only received 3 stars and I already fed them to my 5's, I don't participate in the Rare Challenge Events.

The Next Atlantis Summons will be available again on 09/26/2018 if I'm doing my math right. For an exact date/time go to your season 2 map. The 'THE STORY CONTINUES' banner has a timer beneath it. This is what I understand it to mean, or it may just be that Province 4 opens then.

HOTM 16: Khiona is released...

Khiona is the 16th Hero of the Month. She is now part of the Element Link Family of Heroes (Aeron, Alasie, Gravemaker, Gregorion and Drake Fong). So now there are 2 Dark's in the Family. NOTE: Khiona's element link recovers 4% health for all Dark Allies for 6 turns and can not be dispelled. The other Element Link Heroes mentioned are all 5% toward Defense AND Offense. I suspect SGG will continue this for the next 4 HOTM, just a guess. I'm betting they will all be Atlantis HOTM (being 2 of the family link family's don't have 5 stars).

So I really haven't heard ANY HYPE from anyone about going out of their way with summons to obtain Khiona. It will be interesting to see how she fairs. Time will tell her tale.