Welcome to the 4th edition of the Meta Report! This report is based on the Defense teams used on the 3V3 arena; as such, it only shows how much each pilot is used in this particular PVP mode. However, you can safely assume that the most popular pilots in this mode will also be showing up a lot in standard Arena and in Conquest Battle, making it a very useful data dump to know what you will be facing. Pilots at the top of this list are solid picks if you need to improve your PVP game, in any mode.
The data was obtained in the Global Server 1 between May 15th and May 22th. While I expect it to be the same on other Global servers, the Korea servers have three extra pilots that could certainly create a different meta. Creating a Meta Report for all the different servers is a big undertaking and I will only be doing that if enough people show interest. At the moment, it seems that interest in Meta Reports is too low to justify the effort.
Newcomers Felicity White and Renee Arc didn't have a very strong introduction this week. Unlike Serena Cooper, who continues to rise spectacularly and is now present in over half of the teams at Rank 30. With two new Support pilots, Rose Ludlum dropped several spots, and Emma Simson suffered a major crash; she is almost completely gone from Rank 30 teams.
Yuliya Lim was on the Cruise Hall last week, and made some strong gains as a result. She is now in well over half of all teams at Rank 30. Lisa Silverstone and Liu Len also saw modest increases.
Betty Abigail, Liu Xiao Yi and Petra Strycova continue to slowly but surely rise. Of course, someone's got to leave to make room for them, and Min You-hyun was the big loser of the week, leaving the Top 10 for the first time.
Only the top 15 pilots are shown by default. Click here to show all of them.
Petra Strycova was on the Floating Shop last week and made very strong gains. She's a favorite of the first wave, as her initial attack can single-handedly win battles if it disables the right units. In reponse to that, Bibi Olin is no longer a sure thing in the first wave; many players are moving her to the second wave in order to protect her from Petra.
Second wave sees the most variation by far this week. The meta has not settled from the new additions, and nearly every strong pilot is competing for a spot in this wave.
Rachel Stewart firmly takes the tank spot in this wave, though Elin Miller remains popular in lower ranks. Ilayda Mahn, Min You-hyun and Tanya Brown continue to provide damage while being supported by Rose Ludlum, who was kicked from the first two waves by the new Support units.
Last week, a patch fixed Ooparts for the defense team. Attacking teams suddenly found their job a lot harder. If your defense team has weak Ooparts, now is the time to upgrade them.
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