Season 5 roster stats update

It’s that time: new stats from mid-season update of the Season 5 TTS league. Who’s up? Who’s down? Who’s back‽

Changes to lists

Players had a choice of whether they wanted to update their lists or just carry over their list from the first half of the season. Of the 162 players continuing in to the second half of season 5, 26 (16%) made no changes, with 136 (84%) making at least some amendments.

Affiliations

AffiliationsBeginning S5Mid S5Change
19791-6
26564-1
376-1
4011

With a slightly lower player count, we saw minor falls, but single affiliation rosters still remain more popular than multi-affiliation.

AffiliationBeginning S5Mid S5Change
Brotherhood of Mutants5837-21
Wakanda3431-3
Cabal22220
Criminal Syndicate17214
X-Force2121
A-force2417-7
Web Warriors2216-6
Defenders11165
Asgard1815-3
Black Order12120
Avengers129-3
Inhumans682
Uncanny X-men583
Guardians of the Galaxy231
Spider Foes231

Winners: X-force are the New Shiny and we’ve seen 21 players trying them out, putting them joint 4th most popular affiliation. Defenders and Criminal Syndicate also saw small gains.

Losers: Brotherhood. The only way was down from nearly a third of all rosters at the beginning of the seasons. Interestingly the Old “New Shiny” fell by exactly the same amount as X-force rose by. A-force saw a fall as did web warriors: maybe knowing they weren’t getting and Amazing new release pushed people away from the web-heads.

Characters

CharatersBeginning S5Mid S5Change
Okoye112106-6
Enchantress9383-10
Valkyrie9480-14
Scarlet Witch9776-21
Toad8773-14
Angela6459-5
Shuri5553-2
Medusa7151-20
Mystique6448-16
Black Panther5045-5
M.O.D.O.K.42431
Domino4343
Quicksilver6141-20
Baron Zemo34395
Magneto5433-21
Ghost Spider3731-6
Spider-Man (Miles Morales)4030-10
Lockjaw3727-10
Crossbones22275
Deadpool2727
Taskmaster26260
Cable2525
Kingpin21221
Wolverine14228
Venom2221-1
Thor Prince of Asgard2320-3
Hawkeye2319-4
Sin18191
Black Widow14195
Doctor Strange11187
Infinity Gem: Mind2117-4
Crystal2316-7
Infinity Gem: Reality1916-3
Thanos1916-3
She-Hulk2315-8
Beast11154
Sabretooth10155
Loki God of Mischief1613-3
Infinity Gem: Time1513-2
Killmonger12131
Bob Agent of Hydra1313
Iron Fist1313
Proxima Midnight12120
Daredevil11121
Infinity Gem: Soul10122
Vision1811-7
Corvus Glaive1211-1
Nebula8113
Mister Sinister1510-5
Storm9101
Luke Cage1010
Red Skull139-4
Captain America129-3
Hulk109-1
Spider-Man (Peter Parker)97-2
Wong87-1
Infinity Gem: Power770
Black Bolt671
Ant-man76-1
Rocket Raccoon660
Black Dwarf85-3
Cyclops54-1
Drax the Destroyer440
Green Goblin341
Ultron044
Black Widow Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.63-3
Punisher43-1
Doctor Octopus330
Groot330
Ronan the Accuser330
Star-Lord231
Ghost Rider32-1
Gamora121
Winter Soldier121
Viper51-4
Ebony Maw31-2
Iron Man21-1
Wasp21-1
Bullseye110
Captain Marvel10-1
Hela10-1
Infinity Gem: Space10-1

Winners: Ultron! 4 people are now taking him. Unsurprisingly, the new characters have seen the biggest gains. Domino appears to be the pick of them, as popular as M.O.D.O.K. just outside the top 10. Of the non-new characters, Wolverine (+8) and Sabretooth (+5) are riding the X-force wave, followed by Doctor Strange (+7) and Baron Zemo, Crossbones and Black Widow (all +5)

Losers: Brotherhood’s drop sees big losses for most of their affiliated models Magneto (-21), Scarlet Witch (-21), Quicksilver (-20), Mystique (-16) and Toad (-14). Valkyrie, a staple in most Brotherhood lists, also fell (- 14) as well as Medusa. I went back to the first half of season 5 to see how often they were taken by brotherhood rosters: Valkyrie was in 39 of 58 and Medusa was in 20 of 58, so some of Medusa’s fall can be chalked up to the flight from Brotherhood. Lockjaw, Spider-Man (Miles) and Enchantress also fell by 10. Sadly we now have two characters and an infinity gem that are seeing no love: Hela, Captain Marvel and the Space Gem.

Crises

Secures Beginning S5 Mid S5 Change
Gamma Wave Sweeps Across Midwest9985-14
Demons Downtown! Has Our Comeuppance Come Due?8177-4
Infinity Formula Goes Missing!59634
Riots Spark Over Extremis 3.05655-1
S.W.O.R.D. Establishes Base on Moon’s Blue Area4141
Deadly Meteors Mutate Civilians5433-21
Mutant Madman Turns City Center Into Lethal Amusment Park4533-12
Terrigen Cloud Sweeps Over City4032-8
Cosmic Invasion! Black Order Sweeps Across Earth22264
Mayor Fisk Vows to Find Missing Witnessess3124-7
Portals Overrun City With Spider-People!2015-5

With a new secure on the block, it’s not surprising to see widespread falls in the other secures. Gamma is still top dog, but the gap to Demons in second is closing. What is very telling is the move away from RNG pay-to-flips like Deadly Meteors and Mutant Madmen towards the more reliable pay-to-flip of S.W.O.R.D.

ExtractsBeginning S5Mid S5Change
Fear Grips World As “Worthy” Terrorize Cities9087-3
Research Station Attacked!718716
Struggle for the Cube Continues57592
Deadly Legacy Virus Cured?5554-1
Spider-Infected Invade Manhattan45538
Mutant Extremists Target U.S. Senators!4441-3
The Montesi Formula Found4530-15
Alien Ship Crashes in Downtown!4430-14
Mystic Wakanda Herbs: Fact or Fiction?2825-3
Skrulls Infiltrate world Leadership2516-9
Panic Grips City as Evacuation Efforts Continue! (R)32-1

Research Station continue to grow in popularity, tying with Hammers for most popular. Montessi and Alien Ships saw falls, larger than expected given the reduction in rosters. Panic is becoming ever less popular, with just 2 people giving up a restricted slot to it.

Tactics Cards

Restricted CardsBeginning S5Mid S5Change
0121
1264
2166154-12

A slight increase in people not taking up their full allocation of cards? Maybe they are practicing for when we get an announcement about the restriction of a certain card. Wonder which that could be…

Tactics CardBeginning S5Mid S5Change
Medpack (R)10596-9
Bitter Rivals839411
Brace for Impact (R)9891-7
Advanced R&D8277-5
Climbing Gear56593
No More Mutants57581
Field Dressing (R)6054-6
All You’ve Got (R)51521
Deception5642-14
Disarm4039-1
Asteroid M5235-17
Wakanda Forever3530-5
No Matter the Cost2420-4
Blind Obsession17203
X-Ceptional Healing82012
Cat and Mouse1919
The Whims of Chaos4518-27
Can I Borrow That?2618-8
All Webbed Up2116-5
Mission Objective1915-4
Odin’s Blessing1815-3
Rainbow Bridge1715-2
Illicit Tech6159
Heroes for hire1515
Lethal Protector1514-1
Dark Reign11143
Stalwart Determination1714-3
Special Delivery2213-9
Pentagram of Farallah9134
All According To Plan11121
Mothership11110
Warpath1111
Usurp the Throne9101
Doomed Prophecy (R)5105
Patch Up (R)109-1
Pretty Sneaky Sis99
Difficult To Please168-8
Cosmic Invigoration108-2
Avengers Assemble98-1
Grievous Wounds781
Chimichangas88
A.I.M Lackeys87-1
Battle Lust770
Cruelty86-2
Cloning Banks86-2
Execute86-2
Shadow Organization660
First Class561
Magnetic Refraction265-21
Gamma Launch75-2
Tactical Analysis75-2
To Ash and Cinder75-2
Marked for Death65-1
Last-Minute Save550
To Me My X-Men451
Escort to Safety451
A-Force Assemble!64-2
Psychic Shielding Device (P.S.D.)64-2
Extreme Conditioning54-1
Follow Me54-1
Face Me440
Blood to Spare341
Terrigenesis341
Recalibration Matrix43-1
Web Barrier330
Trip Up330
Vibranium Shielding330
Deadly Duo231
Elemental Infusion231
Well-Laid Plans231
The Age of Ultron033
Forced Extraction52-3
Blood Red and Personal32-1
Sacrifice32-1
The Books of Truth220
One-Two Punch220
Rocket Boots?!220
Inhuman Royal Family121
Lovable Misfits121
Crew of the Milano121
Price of Failure121
Inspiring Monologue121
Heavy Firepower022
Kick ’em while they’re down22
Deal With the Devil31-2
Power of the Cosmos31-2
Shhh…31-2
Second Wind21-1
Agents of S.M.A.S.H.110
Attilan Rising110
Ricochet Blast110
Sibling Rivalry110
Till the End of the Line110
Uneasy Allies110
We Are Groot110
Dirty Work11
Yoink11
Children of the Atom10-1
Highway to Hell10-1
Professionals10-1
Psychic Fortress10-1
Seven Suns of Cinnibus10-1
Smash10-1
Sucker10-1
Anger Management000
Acute Senses000
Daughters of Thanos000
Heave Ho000
Heavy Ordinance000
Magnetic Crush000
No Escape000
Pym Particles000
Reversal000
Seeing Red000
Thunderwave000
Vapors of Valtorr000
Weapon X-Program000
K’un-Lun training00

Oh yeah. That one. Bitter Rivals is close to overtaking Medpack, increasing by 11. Surely it’s going to be restricted in the next round of updates to the B&R list.

Winners: Tactics cards that go with X-force or the new characters are, of course, up. With more Wolverine and the addition of Deadpool, X-ceptional Healing is up by the most of any tactics card that was already out. As people continue to unlock and experiment with Sin and Crossbones, Illicty Tech is up too.

What is more of a surprise is the community appears to have delivered its opinion on No More Mutants vs The Whims of Chaos. Despite Scarlet Witch being taken 21 fewer times, No More Mutants is up by 1. By contrast, The Whims of Chaos is down by 27.

Losers: After The Whims of Chaos, the Brotherhood Cards are down. Magnetic Refraction (-21), Asteroid M (-17) and Deception (-14). What has become clear is a strong preference for Asteroid M in Brotherhood over Magnetic Refraction: despite being the most popular faction still, only 5 people took Magnetic Refraction. I can see this being reversed if/when Bitter Rival is restricted.

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