Welcome to the 5th 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 22nd and May 29th. 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.
After the unheaval from the last couple of weeks with the introduction of the new Support pilots, this week sees relatively little movement. Petra Strycova continued her meteoric rise and finds herself effortlessly in the global Top 5. Betty Abigail's upward trend places her in over half of the Rank 30 teams for the first time. Ilayda Mahn continues to trend downwards, as more players include the other Attack pilots and cut her to make room.
Elin Miller, once the everpresent bully, finds herself in a bad spot. Last week she was dropped by a lot of Rank 100 players; this week, not only does that trend continue, but Rank 30 players have also dropped her like a rock. Her days of bullying might be finally over.
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While the pilots remained more or less the same, the specific formations are seeing more variety. Only Bibi Olin is in over half of the teams in the first wave at Rank 30, and even then only barely.
Petra Strycova's rise the most obvious in the second wave, where she can disable the attacker after they've wiped the first defense wave. Betty Abigail is also most likely to be found in this wave, but that's still barely one fourth of all teams.
With Elin Miller all but gone this week, Rachel Stewart is the most likely tank of third wave, though the choice of support is still split between Rose Ludlum and Jiang Lun mei. Tanya Brown, Ilayda Mahn and Min You-hyun are still the most popular sources of damage for this wave.
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