AoS Meta Stats W/Ending 27th August 2023

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Disclaimer

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.

Event Submission

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 thewoehammer@gmail.com? We’ll include them the next time we produce the stats.

Data Overview

Tournaments Included:

  • Renegades of the Realm
  • The London Open
  • Age of Sigmar Grand Tournament: US Open Tacoma
  • 2D6 Oslohammer #5
  • GT de AoS de Shyish a Ghryan
  • Midwest Meltdown
  • FLG Outlaw GT
  • Book of Grudges – A Scribes of War Age of Sigmar GT
  • Southern Fried Sigmar GT
  • Boise Cup O AoS GT 2023
  • Age of Ropecon GT
  • The Northern Ireland AoD GT
  • Donkeycon 2023
  • Ragnarok AoS Ironman
  • Quest of Champions: Heat 4
  • Old Town Throwdown: Summer Smash
  • Notorious GT III
  • Golden Ticket: Age of Sigmar Event
  • CCBB2023 – Age of Sigmar Championship
  • 2023 US Goonhammer Open Age of Sigmar GT
  • Nashcon Age of Sigmar GT 2023
  • Smash to Rubble
  • Whitburn Wipeout GT
  • Northern Wastes GT
  • Champion of Black Oil 3
  • Dwellers Below AoS GT
  • Threshold Invitational
  • Straight Edge Wargaming: It’s Andtor not Andor you Stupid Wookie
  • Slaughter in the Sun GT
  • BWG: Summer Slaughter GT 2023
  • Feud on the Fens
  • Gymhammer
  • Loremaster #2 La Classique
  • Fantasianorth Store Championship
  • Leeds AoS GT
  • Death and Riches
  • GTG 2dagars AoS Turnering
  • Bathurst GT 2023
  • King in the North! 23
  • Age of Sigmar Grimnir’s Vengeance Grand Tournament
  • Blackout VII
  • Tempest 2023
  • Gateway Open 2023 Age of Sigmar
  • Emerald City Open III
  • Salt Lake Open 2023 – AoS Championship
  • Goldcon 2023
  • Big Bristol Brawl Summer GT
  • Thunderstrike GT

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.

Win Rates

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. The size of this segment is determined by the number of tournament entries using that faction, the spread of their win rates at competitions and finally how many weeks are estimated to be left until the next battlescroll update.

Cities of Sigmar (37%), Stormcast Eternals (43%), Ironjawz (44%) and Skaven (42%) are all below the acceptable tolerence level, and while the sample sizes for Cities and Ironjawz are low and therefore probably still subject to change going forwards, we can establish that Skaven, Stormcast and Sylvaneth are struggling this edition.

Using out old format of win rate reporting and removing factions with less than 20 results, we have the following table:

Subfaction Results

I often get requested for Subfaction results, so will start posting win rates for those subfactions who have exceeded a player representation of 20.

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.

Soulblight Gravelords and Ossiarch Bonereapers seem to be the most popular factions right now, and with win rates of +55% it’s probably no surprise. They’re closely followed by the other two factions with the newest battletomes, Seraphon and Blades of Khorne.

Faction Popularity

With the recent release of the Seraphon tome, we’re seeing a large number of players jump to the order faction.

But while the Soulblight Gravelords are currently the most popular faction during this Battlescroll season, we’ve seen Blades of Khorne have had a resurgence in July, and this could be partly down to their anti-magic tech for the new GHB.

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

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.

For example in the table above out of the 1451players who attended tournaments using Soulblight Gravelords, 27 of those players were able to go through their first three rounds undefeated (3 wins in 3 games) (Grey bar), 16 of those 27 players were then able to go four wins from four, after four rounds (Orange bar). Out of those 16 players, 12 were able to convert this into 5-0 (Blue bar)

Results Split

This chart tells you which factions are more capable of achieving positive results at tournaments. For Example, taking Soulblight Gravelords again, we can see from this chart that 60.93% (Blue Line) were able to achieve at least three wins at a 5 game tournament. 27.81% of the 151 Soulblight players were able to achieve four wins or more at GT’s (Orange Line). Finally 7.95% of the Soulblight players were able to achieve 5-0 (Grey Line).

Conclusions

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;

  • Blades of Khorne
  • Seraphon
  • Stormcast Eternals
  • 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.

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