- How Win Rates are Calculated
- Event Submission Template
- Faction Win Rates
- Faction Popularity
- Players Achieving 5-0 Wins, Tournaments in Winning Positions and 3 Wins from 3
- Results Split
The data contained inside this article is only Woehammer’s interpretation. There are differing methods and analyses of the data available from Games Workshop and Honest Wargamer, whose methodology differs slightly from our own.
All of these sources should be viewed as a collective whole to allow you to gather a larger picture of the Age of Sigmar meta. The win rates, while accurate for events we have on record so far, are likely to change in the coming weeks and shouldn’t be the single point of reference for a factions strength.
How Win Rates are Calculated
All of our data is pulled from two day single events. We split all draws between the wins and losses of a faction evenly, as we believe this provides a fair reflection of a factions win rate. For example, as a player, you may achieve 2 wins, 2 losses, and a draw at an event. Some sites will only count the wins towards the faction rate, so in this case, 40% (2/5=0.4). Woehammer includes half of the draws, so our result would be 50% (2.5/5=0.5).
We have also included a confidence interval based on the sample size and their results. This interval has a 95% confidence rate. What does this mean? Essentially, we’re 95% sure that the win rate of the faction will fall inside this band at the release of the next battlescroll.
We have decided to include this as each factions win rates can (and will) fluctuate as more and more players post their results. While the faction win rate may be that specified right now, it is more than likely to change in the future. So when looking at a win rate, take into account the number of players who have posted results, as well as the upper and lower limit of that 95% confidence interval. This will give a good indication of the future win rate of that faction.
If you have organised an event that doesn’t appear in our database and has the following minimum requirements to be included:
- Two Day Event
- Singles Event
- Minimum of 8 players
Then why not complete the form attached and send the results to firstname.lastname@example.org? We’ll include them the next time we produce the stats.
- Clash of the Titans ’23
- Age of Sigmar – Chaos Unleashed
- The London Open
- The Icebreaker GT 2023
- Hampshire Grand Tournament
- Valleycon 2023
- Trouble at Mill
- Rum and Rumble
- Warpstone Wars GT
- Grand Clash 2023
- Charlotte Karnage
- Ragnarok GT May 2023
- Warpfire – Sigmar Summit 2023
- Regicide in the Realms
- The Really Good GT
- TRS Torneo Regio Sabaudo
- Game Knight AoS GT
- Alberta Classic
- Mango Mafia Presents: Meatgrinder 2023
- Woehammer AoS GT
- Big Bucks Spring Bash 2023
- Maple Meltdown
- Birmingham AoS GT
- Battle in the Smokey Mountains
- Smash & Bash 2023
- Seek Refuge from Spring Showers
- West Coast GT
- HAST2: Who Let the Dogs Out?
- Border War 2023
- Welsh Open
- Highground Brewsky GT
- Spring Rubicon 2023 GT
- Warhammer Fest
- El Bunker: a Matter of Honour
- Wartilyo Grand Tournament 2023
- CTC Age of Sigmar Championship
- Svenska Masterskapet GHB 22
- Aotearoa New Zealand Masters 2023
- HWP Bloody Beach GT
- Wargames for Warriors
- Age of Sigmar – Lincon
- SAGT ’23
- Mancunian Carnage
- Bay Area Open
- AOSSE Spring Edition 2023
Faction Win Rates
As we have now included a confidence interval within our data based on the sample size and results, we have now included all factions within the below tables regardless of their player base.
You’ll see in the chart above that each faction shows its current win rate as a % inside a text box. The paler green and yellow segments show the margin of error of that win rate. We predict with 95% confidence that the win rate will be within the paler bars upon the release of the next battlescroll.
Big Bucks Spring Bash, was the first tournament to allow the new Seraphon book, and as you’ll see from the Top 3 article coming out later this week, they took 1st and 2nd. A sign of things to come, maybe, maybe not.
Soulblight Gravelords continue to lead the way with a 63% win rate, followed some distance behind by Kharadron Overlords (59%), Blades of Khorne (57%) and Slaanesh (56%).
Ossiarch Bonereapers(55%) have not fallen into the acceptable bracket.. just.
If you wish to view our traditional win rate chart without the margin of confidence:
Player Results by Wins
This graph has at least two purposes. Firstly, it shows the faction popularity by the number of players, and secondly, it breaks down those players’ results in terms of the number of wins they achieve.
Here, we’ve included all the factions that have been played to date, as there is no benefit in removing those with a small sample size.
Slaves to Darkness appears to be falling down the pack in popularity now, possibly due to its poor win rates at the competitive level.
With the recent release of the Gloomspite Gitz tome, we’re also seeing a large number of players jump to the revamped destruction faction.
But while the Gloomspite Gitz are the most popular faction during this Battlescroll season, we’ve seen Soulblight Gravelords come out on top as the most popular faction in May, followed by Ossiarch Bonereapers.
The full list month-by-month is below:
When looking at the above table, bear in mind that this is the worldwide meta, and region to region or even city to city may differ. So while this gives us a general idea of the meta worldwide it may not be representative of your local meta.
We’re seeing (as always) a massive spike in the player base of the new tomes that have been released and fall off on the older Tomes. This is to be expected really as competitive players jump around following the “Oooo shiny” method of collecting. They’ll likely always be a strong base for Stormcast Eternals, thanks to them appearing in nearly all beginner army sets, as magazine collections and the feature of many stories in Age of Sigmar.
Players Achieving 5-0 Wins, Tournaments in Winning Positions and 3 Wins from 3
Out of all the players using that faction (shown in brackets next to the faction name), this graph shows the number achieving a whitewash at a GT with 5 wins from 5. Those achieving 4 wins from 4 after the fourth round and those achieving 3 wins from 3 after the 3rd round. Take into account that those who achieve 5-0 are included in the numbers of 4 wins from 4 and 3 wins from 3. Likewise, those achieving 4 from 4 are included with the 3 from 3 data.
This chart tells you which factions are more capable of achieving positive results at tournaments.
If you’re planning your list for a GT, look at the data as a whole. Don’t just look at our data either, look at TSN and also GW. Get a big picture, use these.sites as sources to make your own informed opinion on the meta. Think about which armies are popular, as you’ll likely face at least one or two of these armies at some point during an event, especially in the earlier rounds.
Look at those factions that are regularly in a tournament winning position and winning GTs, as these are likely to be your opponents in the later rounds. I believe you should look at building a list that is able to cope with playing the following factions at some point in a GT if you’re looking to compete;
- Slaves to Darkness
- Stormcast Eternals
- Hedonites of Slaanesh
- Blades of Khorne
- Gloomspite Gitz
- Soulblight Gravelords
- Ossiarch Bonereapers
But also, if you’re playing a local GT with your club, then bear in mind that meta may be completely different to those given in the stats above. All of what is presented here, should be taken with a pinch of salt, but hopefully it gives you some guidance when it comes to list construction, or even army choice if you’re looking to play Age of Sigmar.
This is our most copy of our database.