Sirwin
Sirwin

Axie Infinity: Origins Meta Report - Season 7 Final Era (4 Mar 2024)


Archetype Usage, Win Rates, and Matchups

[Reposted from my Axie blog - https://paragraph.xyz/@lunacian - if you like the post, consider collecting it on Paragraph.xyz.]

ab23054aa1f8f0612d4be44f2670f7fc.png

Finally, we are nearing the end of the Final Era. May be this will be the final Final Era? I really do not see the point of having a Final Era but it is what it is. Let us hope the top players enjoy fighting for the top spots on the leaderboard while the rest of the player base continues to play the same meta just to keep up with the leaderboard and decay.

Let me guess what archetype will win the Final Era. Healing Pulse. Yes, we all know that from 2 weeks ago. Let us put this season behind and look forward to the next season. I hope that there will be new balance changes soon after the end of this season because I think most Origins players are quite done with the season.

tldr:

  • Meta is the same as the past 2 weeks - Healing Pulse.

  • Meta can be quite diverse outside Top 800

  • More new players try out Origins in the past week!?

Player Base Statistics

      Rank  # Players    Rankings
Challenger       6270      1-6270
    Dragon       8570  6271-14840
     Tiger       8588 14841-23428
      Bear       4225 23429-27653
      Wolf       4340 27654-31993
      Boar       6732 31994-38725
      Hare       9688 38726-48413
     Chick      16335 48414-64748
       Egg      19031 64749-83779

ffec2cf43d0452bb18a200a6541fb255.png Number of Players in each Victory Star Brackets

It is interesting to see close to 10000 players joined the game in the past week with around 8000 of them being in 0-200 Victory Stars. Could it be a sign that more people are taking notice of Axie again? I think next season will be an important one in terms of attracting new players as we seem to be heading into a bull market in the crypto world. Let's see if Axie Origins can replicate the success of Axie Classic had back in 2021.

Archetype Usage

Overall archetype usage

f8024fe354994550f2ef8551cd9d0e5b.png Archetype Usage for Matches Played in each Victory Star Bracket

Healing Pulse is all you see at the top. Then there are Brutal Claw and Sandal followed by Perch. Lower down we start to see Sponge, Feather, Jinx, Fury Aggro, Poison, and Anemone. The meta can be quite diverse outside of the Top 200. Outside of the Top 800, we actually see quite a diverse meta where Healing Pulse is not the main archetype. One way to see it is that there are only a few hundred players who are really serious about getting to the top, and the rest of the player base are enjoying the game at lower levels.

Archetype Win Rates and Matchups

Overall Archetype Win Rates

92af3ce92454c57871099d64b02a8eaf.png Overall Win Rates of Popular Archetypes

At this point, the meta is pretty stable. Healing Pulse leads the way. Different archetypes hit their limits at different levels, e.g. Sandal and Brutal Claw at 2500-2600; Feather, Perch, Anemone, Poison at 2400-2500; Sponge and Jinx at 2300-2400.

One interesting observation is the existance of local meta where 2300-2400 VStar seems to be particularly suited for Anemone, but things get harder for Anemone further up.

Archetype Matchups

b47d11d743f008bd35bedab2e3b79d0f.png Overall Archetype Matchups

Brutal Claw and Poison are the only 2 archetypes with an overall positive win rate against Healing Pulse at 2000+ VStar. This is not to say that the best Brutal Claw and Poison teams can do well against the best Healing Pulse team. This is about the average Healing Pulse team against the average Brutal Claw or Poison team at 2000+ VStar.

Conclusion

Let us see how long the off-season will be this time. Will there be significant updates that will make it fun for players to come back and play Origins? While I like the 3 Era system, I feel like it makes the pace of release of new content way a bit too slow to be engaging for many players. I understand if the changes happen too quickly, breeding may not keep up, but perhaps that is part of the fun if the breeding system can improve together with more Axie burn and more frequent balance changes. If things stay as it is for next season, it will be another repeat of short term excitement during pre-season theorycrafting followed by the whole 2 months of "seeing how the meta plays out". Anyway, hope we will see some new balance changes soon after the end of this season.


Thank you so much for your support! If you have any comments and/or suggestions, please feel free comment or reach out to me on X (Twitter) or Discord @mauriceccy.

If you find the post informative and would like to see more, consider the following: Collect this post, Subscribe to this blog, Check out my YouTube channel, and Use my Lunacian code: maurice.


Additional Data

           # Matches Played in Days 3-5
2700+                                 8
2600-2700                          1103
2500-2600                          2595
2400-2500                          6307
2300-2400                         10059
2200-2300                         14769
2100-2200                         23288
2000-2100                         39891

77a5451c306735895056ef359469c813.png ff622b48e43d6349fe15d6031297ffa9.png 345302a9d2c021340c0ad88f9e604dd7.png 56c00f48fc360d762bcc508427339e70.png 588efa70fc700a27f0f36f213019a53c.png 5aaaeff40790061da0332b5db73809a5.png 79ed4ca457a27afa03a1638fce4669dc.png 2a27f53fd8dc16707cd551c002fef34f.png 064bba1b309cd0a5cd3737e28aced6d0.png 0fcd9506edc308726a5fa4c843c69de7.png 0ab53ea4a44714ac494db4bf87f51cd9.png 88786d70c49cdcd109ed86a69c160107.png e255b13da56c43ed25d5cc1c2bfaca4d.png af5f412234a0e4f2e630052cdc47908b.png 6a1920954bb9bd4d4441bad1366f707a.png 9c6ae6cdf6aba5d6a3fe9ff3b812f8f3.png 8728fde1c907e826af24f27b7897fd55.png ec35db2007ab4e95004dbdc9848996d9.png

 

 

How do you rate this article?

29



From Professor to Gamer
From Professor to Gamer

Sharings from a former professor who became a content creator in gaming (mainly web3 games). This blog aims to have all sorts of posts related to gaming, web3, content creation etc. from the prospective of an ex-professor.

Send a $0.01 microtip in crypto to the author, and earn yourself as you read!

20% to author / 80% to me.
We pay the tips from our rewards pool.