Splinterlands - Chaos Legion EPIC card statistics

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In this post we go over the win rates of the Chaos Legion Epic cards. We look at overall win rates in Bronze, Silver and Gold league, and for Silver and Gold we also look at how the cards perform when they are at their highest levels.

There are seventeen epic Chaos Legion cards. Three for each element, and two neutrals. Seven of the cards have magic attack, seven are ranged attackers, and only three melee.

This post uses data collected since the launch of Chaos Legion. This post is based on 3.6 million matches in Bronze, 5 million matches in silver and 1.1 million matches in gold.

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Bronze league

Bronze league are mostly undeveloped decks and strategies. In such situations, cards that come with stats rather than situational abilities will always perform the best. This is very evident in the win rate results shown in the chart below:

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Nerissa Tridawn, Tusk the Wide and Wave Brood do the best. These three are very tough cards that will have time to get some work done. Nerissa has an insane 72% win rate in bronze, and pretty much look like secure bet for climbing toward silver. On the other side we find Insidious Warlock. 40% win rate is pretty poor, and we can blame the Recharge ability for it.

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Silver league

In Silver league we can expect card synergies to become important so that stats are not everything. However, Nerissa Tridawn is still the go-to card, winning 2 out of every 3 matches in this dataset.

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On the losing side we find Hunter Jarx, with a surprisingly high play rate given that it is the epic card that does the very worst in Silver League. Tusk the Wide has dropped far from his rank in Bronze league, and finds himself among the middle group of cards. A card that has risen greatly in its success from Bronze to Silver is Forgotten One. This is probably related to its Immunity ability in combination with Noxious Fumes matches.

Silver league level 3 epics

Many of the epic cards gain an ability or a damage point at level 3. This is also the maximal level of epic cards in Silver leauge, so we examine how the stats change when we only consider level 3 cards:

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Nerissa is still the best, but now has significant competition from several other cards. Acid Shooter takes second place, probably because it has really great stats for its mana cost at level 3. Dax Paragon has gained Amplify at level 2, and can be played alongside Pelacor Conjurer to counter magic decks. Igor Darkspear has even better stats than Acid Shooter, but no ability. Djinn Inferni has 4 magic damage at level 3, and sees great results with it. Note that Djinn Inferni has gained more value due to the release of Grum Flameblade, since he is a good target for the Giant Killer ability.

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Gold league

Are there significant changes as we move on to consider the Gold league stats?
Not really. The top cards from silver league are also the top ones in Gold, but the order has been changed slightly.

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It is interesting to see Weirding Warrior jump up to the higher ranks in these stats. In gold league, he can have Amplify, which can be played alongside several death cards to great effect. The worst cards are also quite similar to what we saw in Silver league.

Gold league level 4 and 5 epics

Considering now level 4 and 5 cards in gold league, we get the following results:

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Again, Nerissa Tridawn takes the throne as the best epic card. At level 4, she gains an additional damage, which is likely the reason why she shoots up to higher win rates again. Next up are the two 2-mana cards. Acid Shooter gains Cripple at level 4, Dax Paragon gains Affliction at level 5. Insidious Warlock is a new edition among the top cards. The reason it jumps to such high success here is that it gains Blind at level 4. Blind is a very effective ability that counters melee and ranged teams.

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Closing Remarks


When it comes to the epic cards of Chaos Legion, a few cards stand out as the best across leagues and mostly across their card levels. Nerissa Tridawn is among the top cards in all the categories. Dax Paragon, Acid Shooter and Igor Darkspear are also cards that are safe choices, and do well in most cases. The worst cards are generally Gem Meteor, Insidious Warlock (until it gains blind), Magi of Chaos, Hunter Jarx and Prismologist. At the very least, it is clear that these cards require more strategy and planning to use effectively.

Let us know if this guide has helped you, and if you have any other comments or suggestions please let us know.

Please also check out our other content:

Beginner Guides
Beginners guide - Choosing the best Chaos summoner for your match
Beginners guide - Kelya Frendul
Beginners guide - Obsidian
Beginners guide - Thaddius Brood
Beginners guide - Tarsa
Beginners guide - General Sloan

Summoner and Card statistics
Chaos Airdrops 2-6 Match Statitics
Best Legendary Cards of Chaos Legion - Week 1 statistics
Chaos summoners - Week 1 statistics

Rule set strategies
We are also creating guides for specific rules. You can find them here:
Strategycorner with Mammuter #5: How to WIN in Reverse Speed
Strategycorner with Mammuter #4: How to WIN in Melee Mayhem
Strategycorner with Mammuter #3: Noxious Fumes


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Nerissa Tridawn is by far one of the best epic cards, with a lot of magic damage and a decent amount of health it can be devastating to your opponents, I love running it even in silver, her damage is just too great!

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Anecdotally, I've had great success with her aswell. I feel like there are very few situations where she is bad. Only drawback is her high mana cost, but thats a very easy stat to work with.

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I wasn't sold on Nerissa at first, because of her high mana cost, but after renting her for a while, I knew I had to get her. She's been great so far.

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I bought a few early on, and even though her price has dropped a bit, she has won me many games so I have no regrets! :)

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Incredibly useful data. I just went on a shopping spree. ;-)

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Glad you find it useful! I often have to stop myself from spending too much on cards when I'm working on these posts. It's so tempting to buy them when I discover that some card is better than what I thought. 😂

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Seems like big magic damage is still one of the most desirable attacks in the game, your charts also give me a little hint as to why I lose so often, I like playing some of the worst win-rate cards you're showing for some reason. Great info!

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