Meta Breakdown

Comparison of the Star Wars Destiny Metas for 2017-18 and 2018-19 Regional Seasons.

Written by Bill Yankosky (aka Yodaman)

With apologies to our Destiny friends in other parts of the world, now that U.S. Regional season is over, we decided to look at the data compiled by I Rebel for the past two Regional seasons. We owe a debt of gratitude to all the Destiny players who took the time to report Regional results to I Rebel and JediGeekGirl since it allowed us to have a lot of data to work with for this article.

Both the 2017-18 and 2018-19 Regional seasons each featured 2 separate metas, giving us a total of 4 to summarize. In 2017-18, several Regionals took place using just the Awakenings Block along with the 2P Starter. We have labeled that the Empire at War meta. Mid-season, both Legacies and Rivals were introduced to the Regional meta. While some 2017-18 Regionals took place with Legacies but not Rivals, because there were only a handful of events in that category and Rivals only introduced a limited number of new cards to the game, JediGeekGirl and I agreed to treat Legacies/ Legacies+Rivals as one meta.

While the entire 2018-19 Regional Season took place using the largest card pool which will ever be available for Standard, the season was broken up into two distinct metas. There was one meta before the Rules update was released in December 2018 and another meta which arose post update. Snoke being balanced to 12/14 points, among other changes, clearly shook up the meta and ended the domination of eThrawn/eSnoke.

Overall Comparison of Teams with Most Wins in Each Meta.

The following chart lists the teams with the most wins in each meta along with the percentage of Regionals the team won during that meta. Not surprisingly, when comparing reported results we see eThrawn/eSnoke was the most dominant deck relative to its own meta as it won an amazing 72.73% of the Regionals reported during that time. By comparison, the Legacies/Legacies + Rivals meta appeared to have the most balance since no team won more than 15% of the Regionals reported.

Regional Meta

Team with Most Wins

# Wins

Total Regional

% of Regionals Won By Team

2017-18 EaW

eRey2/ePoe2

12

22

54.55%

2017-18 Leg/Leg+Rivals

eBoba/eSeventh

9

60

15%

2018-19 AtG Pre-Rules Update eThrawn/eSnoke

8

11

72.73%

2018-19 AtG Post-Rules Update

eVader3/Greedo

23

76

30.26%

For those interested, we have a number of charts summarizing the data below. For each meta we’ll present a summary of the Regional winner results along with a chart listing the teams that won Regionals in each meta.

2017-18 EaW Meta Winning Regional Teams

Quick Summary

  • 12/22 Regional winners reported (54.55%) were ePoe2/eRey2 decks.
  • 2 different teams total won multiple Regionals.
  • 10 different teams total won at least 1 Regional.
Team

Regional Wins

Total % of Regional Wins

ePoe2/eRey2

12

54.55%

eKylo2/Vader2

2

9.09%

eSabine/Kanan

2

9.09%

eHera/eMaz/Ezra

1

4.55%

eQui-Gon/eKanan

1

4.55%

eSabine/eEzra

1

4.55%

eBala/eCiena/Nightsister

1

4.55%

Ezra/Gun/Gun/Rookie

1

4.55%

Kylo2/Royal/Bazine

1

4.55%

2017-18 Legacies/Legacies + Rivals Meta Regional Winning Teams

Quick Summary

  • 9/60 Regional winners reported (15%) were eBoba/eSeventh decks.
  • 14 different teams total won multiple Regionals.
  • 22 different teams total won at least 1 Regional.
Team

Regional Wins

Total % of Regional Wins
eBoba/eSeventh

9

15%

eHondo/eYoda

7

11.67%

eSeventh/Ciena/Nightsister

7

11.67%

eAayla/eRose/Ezra

6

10%

ePoe2/eHondo

3

5%

eObiWan2/eMaz

3

5%

eKylo2/eAnakin

3

5%

eAayla/eRey2

3

5%

Rieekan/Yoda/Jedha

2

3.33%

eSabine/Yoda

2

3.33%

eMother/eBala/Trooper

2

3.33%

eKylo2/eMother

2

3.33%

eAayla/Padawan/Padawan

2

3.33%

eSabine/eEzra

2

3.33%

eYoda/eZeb

1

1.67%

 eTarkin/eSeventh

1

1.67%

eSeventh/Ciena/Guavian

1

1.67%

eQuiGon/eYoda

1

1.67%

ePoe2/eAayla

1

1.67%

eAayla/Yoda/Padawan

1

1.67%

eAayla/ePoe2

1

1.67%

2018-19 Across the Galaxy Pre-Rules Update Meta Regional Winning Teams

Quick Summary

  • 8/11 Regional winners reported (72.73%) were eThrawn/eSnoke decks.
  • Only 1 team (eThrawn/eSnoke) won multiple Regionals.
  • 4 different teams total won at least 1 Regional.
Team

Regional Wins

Total % of Regional Wins

eThrawn/eSnoke

8

72.73%

eKylo2/eWullf

1

9.09%

eSnoke/eBazine/Trooper

1

9.09%

eYoda/eLeia3

1

9.09%

2018-19 Across the Galaxy Post-Rules Update Meta Regional Winning Teams

Quick Summary

  • 23/76 Regional winners reported (30.26%) were eVader3/Greedo decks.
  • 11 different teams won multiple Regionals.
  • 25 different teams total won at least 1 Regional.
Team

Regional Wins

Total % of Regional Wins

eVader3/Greedo

23

30.26%

eYoda/eLeia2/Taking

9

11.84%

eTarkin/eSnoke

7

9.21%

eDooku2/eMother

4

5.26%

eYoda/Cassian/Anakin2

4

5.26%

eHan3/eQi’ra/No Allegiance

3

3.95%

eYoda/eLando2/Double

3

3.95%

eYoda/Gungan/Gun/Armored

3

3.95%

eSnoke/Aphra/Battle/Bitter

2

2.63%

eSnoke/Bala/Ciena

2

2.63%

eSnoke/Ciena/Traitor

2

2.63%

eBeckett/eCiena/Armored

1

1.32%

eBeckett/eMother/Double

1

1.32%

eDJ/eAphra

1

1.32%

eDJ/eSnoke

1

1.32%

eHan3/eBiggs/Armored

1

1.32%

eIden/eMother/Armored

1

1.32%

eL3/Engineer/Engineer/Armored

1

1.32%

eLeia2/eLando2

1

1.32%

ePalpatine/Retribution

1

1.32%

eQi’ra/eCassian

1

1.32%

eSabine/Calling

1

1.32%

eThrawn/eSnoke/Bitter

1

1.32%

eVader3/Bazine

1

1.32%

eYoda/Cassian/Rookie

1

1.32%

Overall Comparison of Teams with Most Finals appearances in Each Meta.

We decided to also summarize results of the Finalists of the Regional events. At this point, we must acknowledge that while the community has been great in providing results, the data was actually incomplete for the 2017-18 Regional season in terms of Finalists reported results. Even though Regional winners were reported for 82 events during 2017-18 season, only 77 events (20 during the EaW meta and 57 during the Legacies/Legacies+Rivals meta) reported complete Finalist data. Only events that reported both Finalists were included in the summaries below. Fortunately, for the 2018-19 Regional Season all results reported included the Finalists so that data is as complete as possible. The following chart lists the teams with the most Finals appearances in each meta along with the associated percentages.

Regional Meta

Team with Most Finals Appearances

# Finals Appearances

Total Regionals

Total % of All Finalists

2017-18 EaW

eRey2/ePoe2

19

20

47.5%

2017-18 Legacies/Legacies+Rivals

eBoba/eSeventh

14

57

12.28%

2018-19 AtG Pre-Rules Update

eThrawn/eSnoke

14

11

63.64%

2018-19 AtG Post-Rules Update

eVader3/Greedo

39

76

25.66%

As we did earlier for winning teams, for each meta we will present a summary of the Regional Finalist results along with a chart listing the Top 5 teams in terms of Finals appearances.

2017-18 EaW Meta Regional Finalist Teams

Quick Summary

  • 20 EaW meta Regionals reported Finalists.
  • 4 teams had multiple Finals appearances.
  • 11 different teams appeared in the Finals.

Top 5 teams in EaW Meta Regional Finals (including ties)

Team

Total Finals

Total % of Finalists

ePoe2/eRey2

19

47.5%

eQui-Gon/eKanan

9

22.5%

eKylo2/Vader2

3

7.5%

eSabine/Kanan

2

5%

7 teams tied at 1 finalist

1 (each)

2.5% (each)

2017-18 Legacies/Legacies + Rivals Meta Regional Finalist Teams

Quick Summary

  • 57 Legacies meta Regionals reported Finalists.
  • 18 teams had multiple Finals appearances.
  • 29 different teams appeared in the Finals.

Top 5 teams in Legacies Meta Regional Finals (including ties)

LEGACIES

Total Finals

Total % of Finalists

eBoba/eSeventh

14

12.28

eSeventh/Ciena/Nightsister

10

8.77

eAayla/eRose/Ezra

9

7.89

eKylo2/eMother

9

7.89

ePoe2/eHondo

9

7.89

eYoda/eHondo

9

7.89

2018-19 Across the Galaxy Pre-Rules Update Meta Regional Finalist Teams

Quick Summary

  • 11 AtG Pre-Rules meta Regionals reported Finalists.
  • 2 teams had multiple Finals appearances.
  • 8 different teams appeared in the Finals.

Top 5 teams in AtG Pre-Rules Meta Regional Finals (including ties)

Team

Finalists

Total % of All Finalists

eThrawn/eSnoke

14

63.64%

eSnoke/Mother/Ciena

2

9.09%

6 teams tied with 1 finalist

1 (each)

4.55% (each)

2018-19 Across the Galaxy Post-Rules Update Meta Regional Finalist Teams

Quick Summary

  • 76 AtG Post-Rules meta Regionals reported finalists.
  • 19 teams had multiple finals appearances.
  • 44 different teams appeared in the finals.

Top 5 teams in AtG Post-Rules Meta Regional Finals (including ties)

Team

Finals Appearances

Total % of Finalists

eVader3/Greedo

39

25.66%

eYoda/eLeia2/Taking

14

9.21%

eTarkin/eSnoke

13

8.55%

eHan3/eQira/No Allegiance

8

5.26%

eSnoke/Ciena/Traitor

8

5.26%

Overall Comparison of Teams with Most Top 4 appearances in Each Meta.

Finally, we also decided to summarize results from the Top 4 of the Regional events. As with the Finalists data, the Top 4 data was actually incomplete for the 2017-18 Regional season in terms of Top 4 reported results. Even though Regional winners were reported for 82 events during 2017-18 season, only 68 events (19 during the EaW meta and 49 during the Legacies/Legacies+Rivals meta) reported complete Top 4 data. Only events that reported entire Top 4 were included in the summaries below. Fortunately, for the 2018-19 Regional Season, all results reported included the entire Top 4 so that data is as complete as possible. The following chart lists the teams with the most Top 4 appearances in each meta along with the associated percentages.

Regional Meta Team with Most Top 4 Appearances

# Top 4 Appearances

Total Regionals

Total % of all Top 4

2017-18 EaW

eRey2/ePoe2

30

19

39.47%

2017-18 Leg/Leg+Rivals

(Tie)eBoba/eSeventh &
eAayla/eRose/Ezra

21

49

11.17%

2018-19 AtG Pre-Rules Update

eThrawn/eSnoke

21

11

47.73%

2018-19 AtG Post-Rules Update

eVader3/Greedo

74

76

24.34%

Similar to what was done before for winning teams, for each meta we will present a summary of the Regional Top 4 results along with a chart listing the Top 5 teams in terms of Top 4 appearances.

2017-18 EaW Meta Top 4 Regional Teams

Quick Summary

  • 19 EaW meta Regionals reported an entire Top 4.
  • 7 teams had multiple Top 4 appearances.
  • 16 different teams appeared in the Top 4.

Top 5 teams in EaW Meta Regional Top 4s (including ties)

Team Total Top 4 Appearances Total % of Top 4
ePoe2/eRey2 30 39.47%
eQui-Gon/eKanan 18 23.68%
eBala/eCiena/Nightsister 5 6.58%
ePalpatine 5 6.58%
eKylo2/Vader2 4 5.26%

2017-18 Legacies/Legacies + Rivals Meta Top 4 Regional Teams

Quick Summary

  • 49 Legacies/Legacies + Rivals meta Regionals reported an entire Top 4.
  • 22 teams had multiple Top 4 appearances.
  • 31 different teams appeared in the Top 4 total.

Top 5 Teams in Legacies/Legacies + Rivals Meta Regional Top 4s (including ties)

Team Total Top 4 Appearances Total % of Top 4
eAayla/eRose/Ezra 21 11.17%
eBoba/eSeventh 21 11.17%
eKylo2/eMother 15 7.98%
ePoe2/eHondo 15 7.98%
eSeventh/Ciena/Nightsister 14 7.45%

2018-19 Across the Galaxy Pre-Rules Update Meta Top 4 Regional Teams

Quick Summary

  • 11 AtG Pre-Rules update Regionals reported an entire Top 4.
  • 7 teams had multiple Top 4 appearances.
  • 18 different teams appeared in the Top 4 total.

Top 5 Teams in AtG Pre-Rules Update Meta Regional Top 4s (including ties)

Team Top 4 Appearances Total % of All Top 4
eThrawn/eSnoke 21 47.73%
eJyn2/eCassain 2 4.55%
eSnoke/Ciena/Bazine/Double 2 4.55%
eSnoke/Mother/Ciena 2 4.55%
eVader3/Greedo 2 4.55%
eVader3/Jawa/Retribution 2 4.55%
eYoda/eLeia3 2 4.55%

2018-19 Across the Galaxy Post-Rules Update Meta Top 4 Regional Teams

Quick Summary

  • 76 AtG Post-Rules update Regionals reported an entire Top 4 (as reported through the end of Week #12 of Regional season).
  • 35 teams had multiple top 4 appearances.
  • 66 different teams total made at least 1 Top 4 appearance.

Top 5 Teams in AtG Post-Rules Update Meta Regional Top 4s (including ties)

Team Top 4 Appearances Total % of All Top 4
eVader3/Greedo 74 24.34%
eYoda/eLeia2/Taking 24 7.89%
eTarkin/eSnoke 20 6.58%
eHan3/eQira/No Allegiance 19 6.25%
eDooku2/eMother 13 4.28%

Thanks again to I Rebel for giving me the opportunity to share this data summarizing the past two Regional seasons. Also, thanks to everyone who took the time to look over the numbers and read these articles. It’s much appreciated. We’ll return with more analysis of results when Store Championship season starts later this year. Until then, May the Force (and dice rolls) Be With You!

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