Top 100 War Results
War Ended March 22, 2023
War Effect: Arrow Barrage #2
Next War Effect: War Equalizers
99 wars were reported, including all 50 of the Top 50 and 95 of the Top 100.
Average score for the Top 100 was 6,762 compared to 6,847 last war. The 6,805 average this Arrow Barrage cycle is 168 points higher than the prior two cycles. No surprise there as this was our first Arrows war cycle since the M&M / CGP nerf on January 20.
On the strength of its back to back wins over The Avengers and 7DD, Агрессивные moved up to #2.
7DD is 3-1 against the Top 5, while Агрессивные is 2-1. But the Top 5 is fuzzy, and really a Top 6. Sort of. With The Fighting Squirels in the mix, TK dropping out, and SErotonin’s win over Агрессивные, ranking the Top 6 is like figuring out which direction is up on a hairball.
If I treated Агрессивные’s loss to SErotonin as a loss to an alliance not at their level (which was the case prior to that war), then #3 Avengers would have a leg up for the #2 spot if I applied my normal Top 5 methodology.
But Агрессивные has the slight margin of victory heads up tie-breaker over Avengers, and maybe I’m being a bit unfair by giving a bit of extra credit to Агрессивные for defeating TK then 7DD, but I am.
#6 SErotonin narrowly avoided a loss to #11 MooN STAR. This is MooN STAR’s highest rank, having climbed form #30 a month ago to #11 this war. An alliance on the move. They came close to making the Top 10, but I couldn’t quite get there.
After going unranked a few weeks ago due to excess wars below 30, СИНДИКАТ rejoined the ranks at #10. And promptly fell tby 44 to another alliance that shouldn’t be overlooked, #21 Disciples of Scorpius.
Alliances beating the odds with upset wins were #49 БАРСУМ, #53 Zero+ (huge win over #17 Palm-Fiction), #97 International Fight Club and #101 Ring of Honor.
Nearly pulling off an upset win was #105 The United Legends, losing by 3.
And though I usually don’t highlight unranked wars, I can’t resist adding Great Nation’s 1 point win over Templars of the World.
A quick comment about LB2. We (Ghost Chili and I) can see the increased pace of upward creep in alliance war scores has started now the LB2s have been released.
From war to war, the average alliance war score for the Top 100 increases by 70 points, with the change typically in the range of +200 to -100. Going into this war, the average increase was 337.
It’s clear from the data that some alliances have jumped in with both feet, as evidenced by 1K to 2K point jumps in max war scores. Other alliances seem to be holding back. I haven’t done a deep dive into the data, but my impression is overall the majority of players in Top 100 alliances are being cautious about using their Alpha Aethers (else waiting for mats).