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AoS Meta Stats (w/e 12th June 2022)

On Reddit Warhammer 40k has the Meta Mondays posted by the brilliant u/JCMS85 on r/WarhammerCompetitive. So why can’t we have one for AoS? Well we can….

Here are the stats for all the Grand Tournaments that have taken place between Monday 6th June and Sunday 12th June 2022. These are all the GT’s that I can locate on or BestCoastPairing, if you know of any others please send me a link and I’ll add them.

There was a total of 10 Grand Tournaments last week, however only 9 had data available to analyse. Valleycon 2022 was a 26 player tournament but no lists were available at the time of publishing these stats.


Grand Tournaments

Ranked from largest to smallest.

US Open San Diego – California/USA
74 Players

1stSeraphonThunder Lizard5-0-0
2ndCities of SigmarLiving City5-0-0
3rdCities of SigmarLiving City5-0-0
5thBlades of KhorneReapers of Vengeance4-0-1
6thLumineth Realm-LordsZaitrec4-0-1
7thStormcast EternalsHammers of Sigmar4-0-1
8thLegion of the First Prince4-0-1
9thBeasts of ChaosGavespawn4-0-1
10thSeraphonThunder Lizard4-0-1
San Diego Open

Atlantic City Open – New Jersey/USA
73 Players

1stMaggotkin of NurgleDrowned Men5-0-0
2ndSoulblight GravelordsLegion of Blood5-0-0
3rdMaggotkin of NurgleDrowned Men4-0-1
4thIdoneth DeepkinNautilar4-0-1
6thDaughters of KhaineKhailebron4-0-1
7thDaughters of KhaineHagg Nar4-0-1
8thSons of BehematBreaker Tribe4-0-1
9thStormcast EternalsHammers of Sigmar4-0-1
10thLegion of the First Prince4-0-1
Atlantic City Open

GT de CAT – Catalunya/Spain
30 Players

1stSeraphonThunder Lizard5-0-0
2ndSeraphonThunder Lizard4-0-1
3rdLegion of the First Prince4-0-1
4thMaggotkin of NurgleDrowned Men4-0-1
5thSeraphonThunder Lizard4-0-1
6thNighthauntReikenor’s Condemned3-0-2
8thDaughters of KhaineKhailebron3-0-2
9thDisciples of TzeentchHosts Duplicitous3-0-2
10thKharadon OverlordsBarak-Zilfin3-0-2

Mawtribes Massacre: Annihilation – England/UK
30 Players

1stStormcast EternalsHammers of Sigmar4-0-1
3rdMaggotkin of NurgleDrowned Men4-0-1
4thSeraphonThunder Lizard4-0-1
6thBeasts of ChaosGavespawn3-0-2
7thDaughters of KhaineHagg Nar3-0-2
8thStormcast EternalsHallowed Knights3-0-2
9thLegion of the First Prince3-0-2
10thSoulblight GravelordsVyrkos Dynasty3-0-2
Mawtribes Massacre: Annihilation

Sunshine Coast Open – England/UK
27 Players

1stSeraphonDracothion’s Tail5-0-0
2ndNighthauntScarlet Doom4-1-0
3rdIdoneth DeepkinIonrach4-0-1
4thSeraphonThunder Lizard3-1-1
5thSons of BehematTaker Tribe3-1-1
6thNighthauntEmerald Host3-0-2
7thLumineth Realm-LordsAlumnia3-0-2
8thCities of SigmarTempest’s Eye3-0-2
9thBeasts of ChaosGavespawn3-0-2
10thGloomspite GitzGlogg’s Megamob3-0-2
Sunshine Coast Open

Wargames for Warriors – Utah/USA
22 Players

1stLegion of the First Prince4-0-1
2ndDaughters of KhaineKhelt Nar4-0-1
3rdNighthauntEmerald Host4-0-1
4thSoulblight GravelordsKastelai Dynasty4-0-1
5thDaughters of KhaineZainthar Kai3-0-2
6thSlaves to DarknessRavagers3-0-2
7thStormcast EternalsHammers of Sigmar3-0-2
8thMaggotkin of NurgleBefouling Host3-0-2
9thSoulblight GravelordsKastelai Dynasty3-0-2
10thSoulblight GravelordsKastelai Dynasty3-0-2
Wargames for Warriors

Justice Series – England/UK
18 Players

1stMaggotkin of NurgleBefouling Host5-0-0
2ndDaughters of KhaineZainthar Kai4-0-1
3rdCities of SigmarTempest’s Eye4-0-1
4thNighthauntScarlet Doom3-0-2
5thMaggotkin of NurgleDrowned Men3-0-2
6thSoulblight GravelordsVyrkos Dynasty3-0-2
7thSons of BehematBreaker Tribe3-0-2
8thDaughters of KhaineZainthar Kai3-0-2
9thKruleboyzBig Yellers3-0-2
10thStormcast EternalsTempest Lords2-0-3
Justice Series

Game Knight AoS GT – Ontario/Canada
12 Players

1stIdoneth DeepkinMor’Phann5-0-0
2ndSons of BehematBreaker Tribe3-0-2
3rdOgor MawtribesBoulderhead3-0-2
4thStormcast EternalsHammers of Sigmar3-0-2
5thMaggotkin of NurgleMunificent Wanderers3-0-2
7thLegion of the First Prince2-0-3
8thLumineth Realm-LordsZaitrec2-0-3
9thOssiarch BonereapersPetrifex Elite2-0-3
10thBlades of KhorneBaleful Lords2-0-3
Game Knight AoS GT

Grand Alliance Stats

286 players took part in 10 GT’s over the last week.

Grand AllianceWin RateArmies% Share of Armies5-0 Wins4+ Wins

Faction Stats

The below stat show the results for those factions represented by 5 armies or more only.

FactionWin RateArmies% Share of Armies5-0 Wins0-5 Losses
Legion of the First Prince65.0%81.40%00
Maggotkin of Nurgle58.6%213.67%20
Idoneth Deepkin58.5%111.92%10
Soulblight Gravelords57.7%132.27%10
Cities of Sigmar57.0%101.75%20
Daughters of Khaine56.4%142.45%01
Lumineth Realm-Lords52.1%101.75%00
Sons of Behemat48.5%142.45%01
Ogor Mawtribes47.2%111.92%00
Stormcast Eternals45.0%437.52%03
Hedonites of Slaanesh38.3%61.05%00
Ossiarch Bonereapers31.1%111.92%01
Gloomspite Gitz30.0%61.05%01

Despite Nighthaunt and Daughters of Khaine being released now for a couple of weeks, we still see Seraphon, Legion of the First Prince and Maggotkin of Nurgle topping the win rates. On top of that Seraphon managed to grab three 5-0 results this week.

As a rough guide factions should have win rates of between 45-55% to ensure the game is roughly balance (true balance being impossible). The above shows that 7 factions have exceeded this band (including the new Daughters of Khaine) with Seraphon and Legion of the First Prince have exceeded the 60% win rate barrier. There are also seven factions below this ideal range, including one of the new battletomes for 3rd Edition (Fyreslayers). While Stormcast Eternals have a win rate of 45% we have to bear in mind that this is the most popular faction and is often the ones new players use when first playing Age of Sigmar, so the range of skill of the players inside this faction will vary widely, while many of the other faction will have a dedicated fan base or have tournament players looking for a faction that provides them the best chance at good results.


Subfaction Stats

The below stat show the results for those subfactions represented by 5 armies or more only.

FactionSubfactionWin RateArmies5-0 Wins0-5 Losses
SeraphonThunder Lizard67.3%1121
Maggotkin of NurgleDrowned Men65.5%1110
Legion of the First Prince65.0%800
Lumineth Realm-LordsZaitrec60.9%500
Idoneth DeepkinNautilar58.6%600
Cities of SigmarLiving City58.3%620
NighthauntScarlet Doom54.3%700
Daughters of KhaineZainthar Kai54.3%700
Soulblight GravelordsVyrkos Dynasty53.3%600
Sons of BehematBreaker Tribe53.1%1000
Stormcast EternalsAstral Templars50.0%600
Stormcast EternalsHammers of Sigmar49.1%2301
KruleboyzBig Yellers43.4%801
Hedonites of SlaaneshLurid Haze42.0%500
NighthauntEmerald Host41.5%1302
Stormcast EternalsHallowed Knights35.6%901
Ossiarch BonereapersPetrifex Elite32.3%1001
Gloomspite Gitz24.0%501

The faction stats are pretty much replicated above with Lumineth Realm-Lords/Zaitrec joining the +60% club this week. Meanwhile despite Anthony Trentanelli’s heroics with Skaven recently (claiming two GT’s and going 4-1 this week) they still sit below 45% with a miserable 37.9% win rate. Will their new battletome and the Generals Handbook see a change in this though? A new tome can’t come soon enough for Gloomspite Gitz and Ossiarch Bonereapers….

Top Three AoS Lists Motor City Mayhem 2022 Age of Sigmar GT Event

Motor City Mayhem took place in Detroit, USA on 14th and 15th May. It involved 34 players vying to be crowned champion in a 5 game tournament.

Before I jump into the Top Three, I wanted to remind everyone of our friendly Discord server where you can join in the conversation with the Woehammer crew and suggest articles or series for the website.

1st Place – Anthony Trentanelli

Anthony won all five games over the weekend… With Skaven! Along the way he beat Cities of Sigmar/Living City in round 1, Seraphon/Koatl’s Claw in round 2, Idoneth Deepkin/Mor’phann in round 3, Maggotkin of Nurgle/Drowned Men in round 4 and Idoneth Deepkin/Nautilar in Round 5.

Allegiance: Skaventide
Grand Strategy: Hold the Line
Triumphs: Inspired

Thanquol on Boneripper (405)*
– 4 Warpfire Projectors
– Lore of Ruin: Skitterleap
Arch-Warlock (175)*
Artefact: Vigordust Injector
– Lore of Warpvolt Galvanism: More-more-more Warp Power!
Arch-Warlock (175)*
Lore of Warpvolt Galvanism: More-more-more Warp Power!

9 x Stormfiends (945)*
3x Windlaunchers
– 3x Ratling Cannons
– 3x Doomflayer Gauntlets
– Reinforced x 2
5 x Skryre Acolytes (65)*
5 x Skryre Acolytes (65)*

Endless Spells & Invocations
Soulscream Bridge (70)
Warp Lightning Vortex (90)

Core Battalions
*Battle Regiment

Total: 1990 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 2 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 89
Drops: 1

Danny: Skaven took the challenge to wrack up some 5-0s before their new book to heart, went away, and concluded that more-more Stormfiends were the answer. If you haven’t come up against these monstrosities before, hold onto your hats – they’re absolutely savage, with the ability to spew out a hail of rend 2 and 3 firepower – some of which ignores LoS. If More-more-more Warp-power goes off, they’re re-rolling everything. If it doesn’t, they become super swingy and very vulnerable – if anything nasty gets into them, that’s game over. Ultimately, with the mobility and ambushes that Gnawholes and a Soulscream Bridge gives them and Thanquol – the worst nightmare of any unit with more than 5 models in thanks to his frankly insane scaling MW output – this list is a one trick pony. The trick just happens to table you.

Gratz to Anthony for making it work – it’ll be interesting to see how Stormfriends cope with the transition to 3e with re-rolls going extinct….


2nd Place – Ridge Hanna

Ridge managed four wins and a loss over the two days, losing in the 2nd round against Anthony Trentanelli’s Skaven. Along the way they beat Daughters of Khaine/Khailebron in round 1, Disciples of Tzeentch/Hosts Arcanum in round 3, Idoneth Deepkin/Nautilar in round 4 and Maggotkin of Nurgle/Befouling Host in the final round.

Allegiance: Seraphon
Constellation: Koatl’s Claw
Grand Strategy: Beast Master
Triumphs: Inspired

Engine of the Gods (265)*
Artefact: Cloak of Feathers
– Mount Trait: Beastmaster
– Universal Prayer Scripture: Curse
Slann Starmaster (265)*
Artefact: Itxi Grubs
– Spell: Celestial Equilibrium
Skink Priest (80)*
Universal Prayer Scripture: Heal
Skink Starpriest (130)**
Spell: Hand of Glory
Skink Starseer (145)**
Spell: Hand of Glory
Saurus Scar-Veteran on Carnosaur (215)**
– War Spear
– Command Trait: Dominant Predator
– Artefact: Eviscerating Blade

30 x Saurus Warriors (315)***
– Reinforced x 2
10 x Saurus Knights (220)***
– Reinforced x 1
10 x Skinks (75)*
Boltspitters Celestite Daggers & Star Bucklers

Bastiladon with Solar Engine (250)

Core Battalions
**Command Entourage – Magnificent
***Hunters of the Heartlands

Additional Enhancements

Total: 1960 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 3 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 114
Drops: 10

Danny: Seasons of War’s very own Ridge continues his Seraphon streak – and at this point by his own admission he is just literally trying to get a big win with every sub-faction, hence the off-meta Koatl’s Claw and a list that leans into what is probably the worst of them. Worst being relative, given it’s still Coalesced for the -1 damage.

Seraphon are a pretty known quantity at this stage, but Ridge still deserves credit for 2nd place while bringing some fun, under-used units like a Skink Starseer, a Scar-vet on Carnosaur, and a giant blob of saurus warriors for proccing the Engine’s Curse prayer with the roughly gazillion attacks they get.


3rd Place – Jack Cawood

Jack finished the weekend with one loss and four wins. His path saw him beat Ossiarch Bonereapers/Petrifex Elite in round 1, then Legion of the First Prince in round 2, Seraphon/Thunder Lizard in round 3. He then lost against Anthony Trentanelli’s Skaven in round 4 before going on to beat Cities of Sigmar/Living City in round 5.

Army Faction: Maggotkin of Nurgle
Army Subfaction: Drowned Men
Grand Strategy: Hold the Line
Triumphs: Bloodthirsty

Orghotts Daemonspew (300)
Great Unclean One (495)*
Bilesword and Plague Flail
– Spells: Flaming Weapon
Festus the Leechlord (150)*
Spells: Gift of Disease
Lord of Afflictions (210)*
– Command Traits: Overpowering Stench
– Artefacts: The Splithorn Helm

1 x Pusgoyle Blightlords (440)*
Putrid Blightkings (250)*
Plaguebearers (150)*

*Battle Regiment

TOTAL POINTS: (1995/2000)

Danny: It’s Drowned Men Nurgle! This version of the archetype leans a little heavier into big ol’ single bodies than normal, with nearly 800 points dedicated to two giant, stinky beat-sticks who both carry plenty of utility too.

Not a whole load of novelty to the list so let’s just say – if you’re planning on turning up to a tournament any time soon, try and have a plan in mind for dealing with a pre-game move that locks down objectives with super durable bodies, two giant heroes who ask the question ‘are you going to put your whole army into us for two turns and MAYBE kill us, or let us run rampant?’ and a one-drop that most likely gets to dictate turn order.


Wildcard – Michael Rausch

Michael won three games and lost two. Along the way he lost to 3rd placed Jack and his Maggotkin of Nurgle/Drowned Men list in round 1, then beat Soulblight Gravelords/Vyrkos Dynasty in round 2, Maggotkin of Nurgle/Drowned Men in round 3. He then lost against Cities of Sigmar/Living City in round 4, before beating Idoneth Deepkin/Mor’phann in round 5.

Allegiance: Ossiarch Bonereapers
Legion: Petrifex Elite
Grand Strategy: Hold the Line
Triumphs: Bloodthirsty

Liege-Kavalos (185)
– Command Trait: Mighty Archaeossian
– Artefact: Helm of the Ordained
Arkhan the Black, Mortarch of Sacrament (360)
Mortisan Boneshaper (135)
Artefact: Godbone Armour
– Lore of Mortisans: Empower Nadirite Weapons

30 x Mortek Guard (420)
Nadirite Blade and Shield
– Reinforced x 2
20 x Mortek Guard (280)
Nadirite Blade and Shield
– Reinforced x 1
5 x Kavalos Deathriders (190)
Nadirite Blade and Shield

Gothizzar Harvester (215)***
Weapon: Soulcrusher Bludgeons

Mortek Crawler (215)***

Core Battalions
*Command Entourage – Magnificent
**Hunters of the Heartlands
***Alpha-Beast Pack

Additional Enhancements

Total: 2000 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 3 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 110
Drops: 8

Danny: OBR could do with a new book, but they’re still hanging on in there. Not winning big podiums, but giant blobs of buffed up Mortek Guard, re-rolling saves, is never going to go out of style. Add Arkhan for lots of mobile utility, a harvester for bringing those models you fought so hard to finally kill back, and a Crawler (what an amazing model!) for reaching out at to try and pick off key pieces at 36″. OBR lists don’t fluctuate much these days, which is fair enough – and they definitely require a great general to get the finessing of positioning and timing/stacking of buffs right.

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