The below data is from the 5th "Meta" (basically a slice of the game where the rules are all the same, Quarter doesn't really make sense not that there are 5+ of them lol) of the Beastgrave season. The data began with the the FAR3.0 update on June 18th, 2020, and ended with the release of Morgok's Krushas and Morgwaeth's Blade-coven pre-order on August 15th (since most players just start playing the new stuff before they actually have it, I ended it here).
As always, you can see the ongoing stats for each meta slice here.
This was a fairly short cycle due, with only 21 events recorded, and 267 games played, but I think it is an interesting meta slice nonetheless.
All the numbers:
Here is everything for this slice of the meta:
The typical sample size problem we always have with this data is larger than normal here, so feel take this data and my musings on it with healthy dose of skepticism.
Compared to the last meta slice, we saw some fairly significant changes to warband popularity and performance.
In this meta slice, we had 12 warbands that could be considered "popular" (because they had more than the average amount of players at 11.5): Rippas, Skaeth's, Cursebreakers, Lady Harrows, The Wurmspat, Profiteers, The Grymwatch, Spiteclaw's Swarm, Zarbag's Gitz, Hrothgorn's Mantrappers, Despoilers, and Thorns.
This is up from 9 warbands in the last meta (Hroth/Wurmspat pre FAR), 7 in the one before that (After FAR2.0). To me, this shows the impact of the recent FAR smoothing out the meta somewhat.
Win rate wise, Grymwatch were the surprise winner, jumping from 52.41% in the last cycle to 61.02, despite being much less popular, dropping from 9.55% of the field to 5.43%. With only 15 players and 59 matches, it's hard to say exactly if they are still top tier post nerfs, or if a few players just did very well with them, but I think they will be a warband to watch in the next cycle.
After the Grymwatch, the warbands in the "50% or better win rate" club are (the warbands in bold had fewer than the average of 11 players):
If you remove the warbands with below average popularity and sort by win-rate performance, the results are as follows:
I think it's hard to say much for sure about what the meta was like in the post FAR3.0 meta due to the small number of games, but the data we have does seem to indicate that the meta was more diverse than before, which is always a good thing in my book, and i'm excited to see what the next few meta slices have in store as we finish out Beastgrave.
If you have an event you would like me to include in future data, let me know by messaging me on Facebook, discord, or here. All I need is the win/loss/draw/bye info for each player (WDLW, BWWL, LLBW, etc) and who ended up winning the event. Names are not needed, so Orks 1, Orks 2, etc, is fine.
If there is anything else I should track going forward, let me know and and I will see if I can
add it in for the next meta slice.