Season 6 roster update stats

The new rosters are in: 70% of the 219 players made changes to their season 6 rosters, though often only minor tweaks. Lets see what the numbers look like now:

Affiliations

AffiliationsRosters%Change
116977%9%
24320%-8%
373%-1%

A bit of a shift toward single affiliation rosters: maybe the last shift before expanded tactics cards and changes to the way infinity gems are handled in rosters might shift this focus away from single affiliation.

AffiliationRosters%Change
Avengers3416%-3%
Midnight Sons2813%-3%
Brotherhood of Mutants2411%0%
Web Warriors209%-2%
Defenders178%-1%
Spider Foes178%-1%
Criminal Syndicate157%-1%
Convocation146%3%
Cabal146%0%
Uncanny X-men146%-1%
Dark Dimension125%-2%
A-Force115%-1%
Wakanda105%2%
Inhumans84%0%
Asgard84%0%
Black Order63%-1%
X-Force63%-1%
Unaffiliated52%-2%
Guardians of the Galaxy21%-1%

Avengers and Midnight sons remain the most popular, but losing a bit of popularity. Convocation, now with access to both sides of their leadership and also Magik see a decent rise. Wakanda is still unusually low, but sees a few more rosters than last time. There are a lot of negative numbers in the change column, which represents the shift towards single affiliation noted above.

Characters

CharacterRosters%Change
Okoye14466%3%
Enchantress8539%4%
Iron Fist8539%0%
Toad7333%-1%
Doctor Voodoo5927%3%
Valkyrie5927%-1%
Scarlet Witch5927%-1%
Medusa5525%-3%
Black Cat5123%-4%
Moon Knight5123%-4%
Lizard4721%-6%
Ghost Spider4521%-1%
Doctor Strange4320%-1%
Black Widow3918%0%
Baron Zemo3817%-4%
Angela3717%2%
Venom3717%-2%
Quicksilver3616%-1%
Captain America (Sam Wilson)3516%0%
Domino3416%1%
Nebula3315%-5%
Mystique3315%0%
War Machine3215%-1%
Blade3215%-2%
Magneto3014%2%
Mysterio2913%-3%
Wong2813%3%
Luke Cage2813%0%
Vision2712%1%
Hood2612%5%
Hawkeye2612%-3%
Baron Mordo2511%1%
Lockjaw2511%0%
Magik2411%
Hulkbuster2411%
Carnage2411%-1%
Amazing Spider-man2311%-1%
M.O.D.O.K.2311%-3%
Spider-Man (Miles Morales)2210%-1%
Beast209%-1%
Infinity Gem: Soul199%0%
Shuri199%1%
Storm199%1%
Ancient One188%4%
Kingpin188%-2%
Kraven the Hunter188%0%
Rogue178%
Cable178%0%
Omega Red157%-1%
Crossbones146%0%
Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme146%4%
Dormammu136%-1%
Jean Grey136%1%
Sin125%1%
Bob Agent of Hydra125%-1%
Cyclops125%1%
Green Goblin125%1%
Ghost Rider125%-2%
Loki God of Mischief125%0%
Rocket Raccoon125%-1%
Deadpool125%-1%
Infinity Gem: Time115%0%
She-Hulk115%-2%
Infinity Gem: Mind115%0%
Wolverine115%0%
Black Panther105%0%
Crystal105%-3%
Ant-Man105%-2%
Clea94%0%
Doctor Octopus94%1%
Taskmaster94%0%
Thanos94%0%
Thor Prince of Asgard94%-2%
Sabretooth94%1%
Iron Man84%2%
Corvus Glaive84%-1%
Proxima Midnight84%-1%
Black Bolt73%-1%
Infinity Gem: Reality73%-2%
Captain America (Steve Rogers)73%-4%
Killmonger63%-1%
Ms Marvel63%
Red Skull63%-2%
Cassandra Nova52%0%
Mister Sinister52%0%
Hela42%0%
Ronan the Accuser31%-2%
Drax the Destroyer31%-1%
Hulk31%-3%
Infinity Gem: Power31%-1%
Captain Marvel31%-1%
Black Dwarf21%0%
Punisher21%0%
Wasp21%-1%
Bullseye10%0%
Gamora10%-2%
Groot10%-2%
Star-Lord10%-2%
Ultron10%-1%
Winter Soldier10%-1%
Black Widow Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.00%-1%
Daredevil00%-1%
Ebony Maw00%0%
Infinity Gem: Space00%0%
Spider-Man (Peter Parker)00%0%
Viper00%-1%

Hood sees the biggest rise: he is great in convocation, so maybe that’s part of the reason, as convocation has risen in popularity. By the same rationale, the increases in Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme, Ancient One, Doctor Voodoo and even Wong are understandable. Enchantress also rose significantly, which is probably less linked to the increase in convocation, further cementing her as a pillar of the game. Okoye rises yet further. Moving on.

Both Hulkbuster and Magik are taken24 times; the most popular of the new characters. Which, inevitably, pushes more characters towards the bottom, and Agent Widow, Daredevil and Viper all join the ignominy of not a single player deeming them of being worthy of a slot in their roster. Will Pagani has been heard commenting that we are underestimating Daredevil – hard to say he’s not right based on this data!

Crises

SecureRosters%Change
Demons Downtown! Has Our Comeuppance Come Due?10447%0%
Gamma Wave Sweeps Across Midwest9744%4%
Infinity Formula Goes Missing!8941%0%
Mutant Madman Turns City Center Into Lethal Amusment Park6831%1%
S.W.O.R.D. Establishes Base on Moon’s Blue Area6027%-11%
Terrigen Cloud Sweeps Over City5525%6%
Riots Spark Over Extremis 3.05123%-2%
Portals Overrun City with Spider-People!3918%-4%
Cosmic Invasion! Black Order Sweeps Across Earth3114%-2%
Deadly Meteors Mutate Civilians2411%0%
Intrusions Open Across City as Seals Collapse2110%
Mayor Fisk Vows to Find Missing Witnessess188%-4%

A big drop for S.W.O.R.D., with people swapping away from the low threat and pay-to-flip crisis with an almost equal entry of another C shape crisis without those features. I don’t think that is a coincidence: some teams love the C shape but don’t love one or both of those elements of the crisis. Shape E and shape B top the table, with Ds in particular not proving as attractive.

ExtractRosters%Change
Fear Grips World as “Worthy” Terrorize Cities13863%4%
Research Station Attacked!11251%0%
Spider-Infected Invade Manhattan8037%-2%
Struggle for the Cube Continues6530%-1%
Alien Ship Crashes in Downtown!6128%3%
Deadly Legacy Virus Cured?5626%-1%
The Montesi Formula Found4621%-1%
Skrulls Infiltrate World Leadership3315%0%
Mystic Wakanda Herbs: Fact or Fiction?3014%3%
Mutant Extremists Target U.S. Senators!2813%-2%
Panic Grips City as Evacuation Efforts Continue! (R)73%-3%

Hammers grows ever more popular, with a bit of a rise in slower crises (Herbs and Alien Ship) maybe showing a slight shifting in the meta towards slower attrition style teams. But the effect isn’t that big. Hammers, Spider Infected and Cubes all are still very fast crises.

Tactics cards

Tactics CardRosters%Change
Bitter Rivals13361%-2%
Advanced R&D12457%2%
All You’ve Got (R)11653%-3%
Field Dressing (R)10849%-1%
Heroes for Hire8438%1%
Brace for Impact (R)7936%3%
Medpack (R)6932%2%
Climbing Gear4420%1%
Blind Obsession4018%-5%
Disarm3516%-2%
Avengers Assemble3516%-3%
No More Mutants3416%-1%
Siege of Darkness3114%-2%
Deception3014%0%
Lethal Protector2913%-2%
Asteroid M2712%1%
Sacrifice2612%-2%
Doomed Prophecy (R)2511%2%
Helios Laser Bombardment2411%
Carnage Rules2311%1%
All Webbed Up209%-1%
Bats the Ghost Hound199%-2%
Hood’s Gang188%4%
Can I Borrow That?188%-2%
No Matter the Cost178%2%
Follow Me167%1%
Sinister Traps167%-1%
First Class157%0%
Bar with no Doors146%3%
Spider-Tracker146%-1%
Iron Bound Books of Shuma-Gorath136%3%
Mission Objective136%-2%
All According to Plan125%0%
Dark Reign125%1%
The Grand Illusion125%-3%
Dark Restoration125%-1%
Patch Up (R)125%-3%
Pentagram of Farallah125%-1%
X-Ceptional Healing125%1%
Astral Ring105%3%
Illicit Tech105%2%
Wakanda Forever105%2%
Special Delivery105%-1%
Magnetic Refraction105%1%
Mental Domination105%2%
Plane of Polhldahk94%2%
Journey through Limbo94%
Stalwart Determination94%-1%
Orb of Agamotto84%2%
To Me My X-Men84%0%
The Whims of Chaos84%-1%
Shadow Organization73%-1%
Warpath73%-2%
Well-Laid Plans73%0%
Mothership73%-1%
Deal with the Devil73%-2%
Odin’s Blessing73%-1%
Rainbow Bridge73%0%
Second Wind73%0%
Cat and Mouse73%0%
Usurp the Throne63%-1%
A.I.M Lackeys52%-1%
Battle Lust52%0%
Recalibration Matrix52%1%
Seance52%-1%
Execute52%-1%
Difficult to Please52%0%
Neoenetic Recombinator52%-1%
Birds of Prey52%-2%
Banishment42%0%
Blood to Spare42%0%
Book of Cagliostro42%0%
Cosmic Invigoration42%-1%
Heave Ho42%0%
Last-Minute Save42%-1%
Marked for Death42%0%
Tactical Analysis42%-1%
A-Force Assemble!42%-1%
Eyes on the Prize42%-1%
Seven Suns of Cinnibis42%-1%
Grievous Wounds42%-1%
Children of the Atom42%0%
Cloning Banks42%1%
Dark Empowerment42%-1%
Forced Extraction42%1%
Cruelty31%-1%
Mind If I Cut In?31%
The Cat and the Spider31%0%
Jean!!!31%0%
Smash31%-1%
Pretty Sneaky Sis31%0%
The Books of Truth31%0%
Aunt May’s Wheat Cakes21%-1%
Gamma Launch21%-1%
Highway to Hell21%1%
Inhuman Royal Family21%0%
Lovable Misfits21%-1%
Terrigenesis21%-1%
Pardon Me, Sugah21%
Acute Senses21%0%
Escort to Safety21%0%
Extreme Conditioning21%-1%
Face Me21%0%
Magnetic Crush21%0%
One-Two Punch21%0%
Pym Particles21%0%
Ricochet Blast21%0%
A Better Tomorrow10%
Attilan Rising10%-2%
Blood Red and Personal10%0%
Crew of the Milano10%-1%
Deadly Duo10%-2%
Elemental Infusion10%-1%
Fall Back10%
Heavy Ordnance10%0%
Kick ‘Em While They’re Down10%-1%
Power of the Cosmos10%-1%
Rocket Boots?!10%0%
Seeing Red10%-1%
The Age of Ultron10%-1%
Till the End of the Line10%-1%
To Ash and Cinder10%-1%
Wand of Watoomb10%-1%
Inspiring Monologue10%-1%
Professionals10%-1%
Reversal10%-1%
Sibling Rivalry10%-1%
The Air Force10%-1%
There Will Be Carnage10%-1%
Thunderwave10%-1%
Web Barrier10%-1%
Agents of S.M.A.S.H.00%-1%
Anger Management00%-1%
Bane of Damballah00%-1%
Carbonadium Synthesizer00%-2%
Chimichangas00%0%
Daughters of Thanos00%-1%
Dirty Work00%0%
Fan Club00%
Fearful Symmetry00%0%
Heavy Firepower00%0%
K’un-Lun Training00%-1%
Monkey Brain is Lizard Home00%0%
No Escape00%0%
Price of Failure00%0%
Psychic Fortress00%0%
Psychic Shielding Device (P.S.D.)00%-1%
Red Room Training00%0%
Shhh…00%0%
Sucker00%0%
Tactical Maneuvers00%0%
Trip Up00%-1%
Unearthly Rage00%0%
Uneasy Allies00%0%
Vapors of Valtorr00%-1%
Vibranium Shielding00%0%
Weapon X Program00%-1%
We are Groot00%0%
Yoink00%0%

Convocation cards are on the rise, as is Hood’s Gang as the biggest gainer. Brace is gaining a little more popularity as is Medpack, with other restricted cards like All You’ve Got taking a hit a a result. The biggest loser, however, is Blind Obsession – a really good card, but maybe the E and B centric secures don’t give it the breathing space it needs.

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