With so many changes in the last couple of updates, here’s the latest look at the Top 100.
Firstly, the Winners.
Three creatures make their debut in the top 8 with Arctovasilas , Ankylos Lux and Refrenantem all featuring in over 70% of teams. No one should be surprised given how insanely powerful they are compared to the rest.
If Ref’s recent buff predictably made it top tier, few thought Mortem’s would return it to relevancy. But, 9 months after it was on almost every team before disappearing completely at the turn of the year, Mortem is back!
Now, the Losers. The obvious place to start is with Phorurex . The bane of the arena for so many since its release, it has fallen harder than any creature in recent times. Going from being in 100% of teams in January, to just 14% within two months. Was the nerf too much on its own or is it the combination of new counters like Ankylos Lux that have simply accelerated its downfall?
Elsewhere, Monolorhino is finally dropping out after over a year at the top as new creatures become ever more powerful and is replaced as the swapper-of-choice by Parasauthops . Skoona , another staple from 2 months ago is disappearing as much of the meta now beats it. Testa , once immortal, is now on just 9% of teams - partly because there are more counters and partly because Ankylos Lux does the job so much better.
Finally, a word on the rising stars of Hydra Boa and Albertospinos . Whilst neither have found their way into the overall top 8 dinos, they are both making gains and are worth looking out for in the next few months.
Below is the full set of Top 100 teams since I started doing these in Jan 2021. I’ve included any creature with at least 20% representation, charting all the rises and falls.
So, in just 8 weeks, we’ve seen half of the top 10 replaced as the meta shifts seemingly faster each patch. Will boost tokens be enough for people to feel they have a realistic chance of keeping pace or will the top of the leaderboard become even more of a closed shop to all but the highest of spenders?