Back in January I posted some details on the top 100 players’ team compositions. With apexes becoming more prevalent now, let’s compare teams 3 months on (note, these are not necessarily the same teams)…
The biggest winner is Ceramagnus. It’s already in a staggering 83% of the top 100 teams (including all of the top 30), having not been unlocked by anyone back in January. Demonstrating just how powerful it is, most are level 26 or 27 and holding their own in a sea of level 30 uniques.
In contrast, Hadros Lux has struggled to find a place on teams with only 23% including it on their roster. Mortem was already in 31% of teams back in January and that has almost doubled since. Gorgotrebax is the newest apex and features in just one team, although this may change as more players unlock and level it.
Many creatures have seen declines as shiny new apexes replace them. The biggest loser is long-time arena darling, Magnapyritor. It has gone from being on 81% of teams down to fewer than half (45%), almost certainly a consequence of the high-damage swap-in options now available.
Other notable casualties are Thor, Draco and Diorajasaur, with the latter two making way for Magnus and Mortem in the top 8.
Finally, the diversity of creatures in top teams has dropped considerably in the last 3 months with ‘Other’ creatures falling from 47% to 30% as teams become increasingly similar.
With top players, notably @Piere87, recently quitting the game because of the current arena, do these stats reflect people’s perception or are there some surprises?
NB: the column on the far right of the table shows the % change and not the absolute value. E.g. is a dino goes from 20% ownership to 10%, that’s a 50% drop, not 10%.