Hero Reports (LEADERBOARD) | Data Extracted:10/13/2018

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 (day) at a random time.

1) Top 15 Used Heroes (This does include duplicates on a team) D = Defensive Grade. O = Offensive Grade. GPAb = GPA Blend of the D + O.
2) 5 Stars Not Used Only incuding Legendary Heroes as including Epic would make for a long list and not really provide any insight.
3) Top 5 Alliances (We sort them by Alliance name so only 1 is recognized if there is a duplicate at #5 for the current week)
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 (so a True Top-5 Hero could be replaced in this data set).
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 to identify the change lines).
8) Top-100 EPIC Hero Appearances

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

Empires & Puzzles - Top-100 EPIC Hero Appearances

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. As of this time there are enough long term players of the game that they have a full 5 star team. This is true for the most part in regards to Epic Heroes as well - those that do appear - consider likely special (Kiril is one such Hero that has life after a players move into the Legendary player realm (for special purposes at a minimum). These Epic heroes are in report 8.

The WEEK in Review: Oct 07 - Oct 13, 2018


This week there are no changes, however an initial grading is released. Aegir receives an overall grade of A (3.39 GPA).

Offense 3.86 (A)

Defense 3.33 (A)

vsTitan 3.00 (B)

He does appear in this weeks data of the Top-100 as well (flank and center positions).

Gravemaker on 82 of Top-100 Teams

I made an assumption that people who review the TitanMafia.com site review the data in the reports. That is wrong thinking! 500 heroes are collected in each sample: by position (left rear, left flank, center, right flank, right rear), alliance, player, and position in Top-100. Where 1% use in the pool of Heroes = 5 appearances in the Top 100 (if they didn't appear in duplicate on a team).

For example: #2 Alasie @ 11.00% in the pool of Heroes (500) equates to her appearing on 55 of the top 100 teams (55%)!

#1 Gravemaker @ 17.80% use - has to be calculated a little different because he is used more than 1x on a team... as shown below.

I have transitioned to the team use in the Top-100 and also indicating the pool use% in the current reporting series as of 10/15/18. The heat map for the Top-5 will remain the same to show what % they make up of the overall hero pool. This is a learning process as I move forward! I'm getting there. The data is right; I'm just adjusting to the Audience.

Ranking and Reporting Changes

RANKING CHANGES: Instead of leaving off where duplication ends for the next Rank# (i.e. 1,2,2,3,4), it will be pushed to the current counter (i.e. 1,2,2,4,5). This ensures there isn't an overstatement in rank. The top 5 have averaged about a 50% use increase above those below them based on data collected to date. An actual Rank (Rnk) column has been added to report 1 and 8. Using report 1 below, just count from 1 to 15 starting from 1 and it should make complete sense if it doesn't already!

I have relabled the prior 'Prcnt' column to 'Pool'. It specifically represents % use of the hero in the pool (the 500 heroes which make up the Top-100 teams for the week).

The reports that have been modified are 1, 2 and 8. They are all contained within this header and presented in their new format.

Empires & Puzzles - Top 15 Heroes Used

REPORTING CHANGES: Being that the LEADERBOARD is specifically using Trophy Count, both the 'D'efensive and 'O'ffensive grades of the heroes are displayed. A GPA Blend (GPAb) is performed using those grades specifically. This is done being all teams play D & O in every raid regardless of the raider. Guinevere will be used as the example.

GPA Blend Example (GPAb)
Defensive Grades (B, A+, A+, A+, A+, B)
Offensive Grades (B, B, B, C, C)
Totaling 3 + 4.3 + 4.3 + 4.3 + 4.3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 2 + 2 = 36.2
Dividing 36.2 / 11 = 3.29

Needing a refresher on GPA's: Hero Utility - Grading Scale

The updated format for reports 2 and 8 are both sorted in descending order by the GPA Blend (GPAb) as shown below.

Empires & Puzzles - Top 5 Star Heroes Not Used

Empires & Puzzles - Top-100 EPIC Hero Appearances


#1 Gravemaker in 82 of the Top-100 (17.80%|500). This is the 11th week in a row at #1.
This is also Gravemakers highest pool usage percent to date! Exceeding his prior record by 2.6%!
As well he has been used on 7 of the Top-100 teams in duplicate (2 weeks running).

#2 Alasie in 55 of the Top-100 (11.00%|500) - moving up from her lowest use last week to her highest this week!

#3 Zeline in 50 of the Top-100 (10.00%|500) - regularly in #2 position and competing with Alasie.

#4 Guinevere in 46 of the Top-100 (9.20%|500) - regularly competing with Sartana/Alasie.

#5 Sartana in 40 of the Top-100 (8.00%|500) - regularly competing with Alasie/Guinevere.

Gravemaker holds the record for highest use @ 17.80% in the pool of 500 heroes set on 10/13/18.

Guinevere holds the record for lowest use @ 6.8% in the pool of 500 heroes set on 9/29/18.

This Top-5 team holds the record for highest use @ 56% in the pool of 500 heroes set on 10/13/18.

NEVER has any of the Top 5 stepped outside of the Top 5 since data sampling began.

Empires and Puzzles Top 5 Heroes LEADERBOARD Heat Map 2018-10-13


Hel throws out 'the Snake' and BREAKS into THE CONTENDERS!!!

#6 Magni in 21 of the Top-100 (4.20%|500) - remains at same use as last week, yet moves up!

#6 Guardian Panther in 20 of the Top-100 (4.20%|500) - moves up from last week’s use.

#8 Delilah in 19 of the Top-100 (3.80%|500) - moves down from her usual top position in this group.

#8 Alberich in 19 of the Top-100 (3.80%|500) - remains at the same use as last week, yet moves down.

#10 Hel in 14 of the Top-100 (2.80%|500) - Hel enters the Contenders for the 1st time.

Magni holds the record for highest use @ 7% in the pool of 500 heroes set on 7/29/2018.

THE RISING: Top 11-15

Drake is Snaked by Hel back into THE RISING group...

#11 Drake Fong in 12 of the Top-100 (2.40%|500) - use increases slightly this week yet he slips back.

#12 Lianna in 10 of the Top-100 (2.20%|500) - she ranks higher than Lianna/Aeron due to a duplicate use.

#13 Aeron in 10 of the Top-100 (2.00%|500).

#13 Joon in 10 of the Top-100 (2.00%|500).

#15 Red Hood in 6 of the Top-100 (1.20%|500) - Red's first appearance in Top 15.

Weekly Review|Data Archives


#1 Kiril Appearing on 13 Teams of the Top-100 in Total.

#2 BoldTusk Appearing on 12 Teams of the Top-100 in Total.

#2 Rigard Appearing on 12 Teams of the Top-100 in Total.

Empires Goddesses Round #7 Results

Wow it doesn't get much closer!

Elena Wins

E&P Goddesses - Round 7 Results


Recognition is certainly deserving of you players out there that contribute to making the 'Hero Utility' better.

Special Thanks to:

Mattman -of-
The Slayers Guild

This Weeks Shout Outs!!!

!!!--Shout out to my E&P Peeps--!!!
Joker (Padua, Italy - Mr. Italy was in the House!)
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Come back and ChAt this SaTuRdAy NiGhT 9p-12a USA-MST if your up!

VERY SPECIAL THANKS to my Forum Friend and Supporter MrsBCW!

Top Alliance's

The Top-5 Alliance List is compiled weekly during the data extraction of the Top-100 players (LEADERBOARD).

The following Alliances have the highest # of Cumulative members present since 07/29/18.

The Top-5 Alliances
1) Seven Days Departed
2) Crystal Palace
3) Aggressive
4) >> Wahre helden <<
5) Seven Days Fermented (tie)
5) Blazing Dawn (tie)
(adjustment in 5th position only)

The Top Player
Player: Zero
Present: 9 of 12 (75%)
Ranks Summed: 116
Avg Rank: 12.89
(no change - didn't appear in this collection - still overall leader)