Tier List Preface
Explorers! We have the 2.15 Tier List ready for you! This Tier List is different from the previous ones as we have introduced TWO new Tiers and brought back an old favourite Tier! Some placements might come as a surprise to you all, so be sure to read on and find out where everything placed! But before we start, we'd like to take this chance to give proper credit to the people who helped create this wonderful Tier List:
Bart, C123, Castal, Cesar, CopperKiwi87, Dinotris, DrWu13, Eduardo, Engin_86, Ghoul298, Hael, IDGT902, Martian, MattE, Pierebot87, Povalov, practicekat, Steph, and xlbeef!
We could not have done this Tier List without this wonderful group of people, and we are glad that they took the time to assist us! So, let's get into the details on how the list was created and why creatures ended up where they did!
Method to the madness
Many people want to know how the Tier List gets compiled so here is a look at our process:
We took the extensive approach to rank all creatures in Tiers so we could easily change them if there was need for it. We used this template for our Tier List to have our group vote on the placements for each creature, bringing it up to discussion if they disagreed with it. We used a voting form to have everyone vote on the newly added creatures and the changed creatures. If a majority rose, it would be placed in the Tier it was mostly voted in. If there was less of a majority or even a split between multiple Tiers, it was brought up for discussion in the group, where we voted on it again. This resulted in the final Tier List you have today!
In our votes, Boosts are taken into consideration. If a creature gets considerably better with Boosts, it will probably end up higher than something that gets a bit weaker when Boosts are introduced. Our thought was that creatures that only need 1-2 boosts get drastically better. Meanwhile, creatures that need 3 either stay the same or get worse since they have to spread themselves so thin on the boost allocation and one of the stats is going to suffer because of it.
Now we have the Tiers themselves. We have a proper description of each of the Tiers and we have Eduardo talk about some of the more interesting placements on the Tier List!
Definition of Tyrant Tier
High Tyrant - These creatures are simply the best of the best. The top meta is completely shifted around these creatures, and they should be expected on every team. They are the absolute top of the foodchain in JWA and should be gone for as soon as you can.
Mid Tyrant - Just not reaching the High Tyrant Tier placement, Mid Tyrants might just be as essential in the top meta. They often are overpowering creatures down below them and will be a force every time they enter the battlefield, with only minor flaws to be found with them.
Low Tyrant - While these creatures are not in High or Mid Tyrant, it doesn't mean they aren't as deadly. Each of these creatures is still extremely powerful, having at least one way to punch through any team in a ton of scenarios. This and the High Tyrant Tier are the top of the meta in JWA, and should be your targets to unlock as soon as possible.
Albertocevia, Hydra Boa, Imperatosuchus, Refrenantem
Andrewtops, Ankylos Lux, Arctovasilas, Parasauthops
Allodrigues, Ardontognathus, Gorgotrebax, Indotaurus, Mortem Rex, Scorpios Rex Gen 3, Skoonasaurus, Tarbognathus, Thylaconyx, Troodoboa
Definition of Elite Tier
High Elite - While not Tyrants, they sure are powerful. These creatures can take you to high Arenas and will do well there, but they face problems when faced with the other Tyrants. They can certainly tussle with them and even beat them at times, but their flaws are a bit easier to find and they can be worked around a bit easier than Tyrants.
Mid Elite - These creatures find a niche in the top meta. They are strong in certain scenarios, but their performance drops outside those scenarios. These creatures are generally outclassed by the Tyrants, but will perform exceptionally well when the Tyrants are nowhere to be found.
Low Elite - These creatures unfortunately can't find their way into the top meta due to their limiting kit or more glaring flaws. However, these creatures can be very strong in Tournaments, where the restricted meta can play to their favour.
Albertospinos, Ankylodactylus, Ankylomoloch, Antarctovenator, Ardentismaxima, Ceramagnus, Coelhaast, Diplodocus, Enteloceros, Entelolania, Erlikospyx, Fukuimimus, Geminititan, Grypolyth, Haast Maximus, Hadros Lux, Mammolania, Monolorhino, Phorurex, Poukandactylus, Quetzorion, Smilonemys, Spinoconstrictor, Stygidaryx, Tenontorex, Testacornibus, Trykosaurus
Acrocanthops, Ailurarctos, Allosinosaurus, Ankylodicurus, Argenteryx, Carnotarkus, Compsocaulus, Compsognathus, Diloracheirus, Dimodactylus, Diorajasaur, Diplovenator, Dodocevia, Dracoceratops, Dracoceratosaurus, Eremoceros, Erlidominus, Grylenken, Indominus Rex, Indoraptor Gen 2, Magnapyritor, Majundaboa, Mammotherium, Megalotops, Megistocurus, Monostegotops, Phorusaura, Pterovexus, Rinchicyon, Sarcorixis, Scorpios Rex, Scutophicyon, Sinokotaraptor, Thoradolosaur, Thylacotator, Titanoboa. Tryostronix, Utarinex, Woolly Rhinoceros
Alankylosaurus, Albertosaurus, Alloraptor, Ankyntrosaurus, Antarctopelta, Anurognathus, Ardontosaurus, Brontolasmus, Carbotoceratops, Compsognathus Gen2, Dsungaia, Edaphocevia, Entelochops, Erlikogamma, Glyptoceras, Indominus Rex Gen 2, Indoraptor, Keratoporcus, Monolometrodon, Monomimus, Nodopatotitan, Ovilophomoloch, Pteraquetzal, Purrolyth, Scutosaurus, Smilocephalosaurus, Spinonyx, Stegodeus, Suchotator, Tsintamoth, Tuoramoloch, Tyrannolophosaur, Velosrhacos
Definition of Alpha Tier
Alpha Tier Creatures are generally considered to not be Arena relevant when you enter the higher Arenas such as Aviary and Lockwood Library. However, these creatures are excellent building stones to the higher-ranked creatures, and can be a force to be reckoned with when they are unleashed in Tournaments!
Acrocanthosaurus, Allosaurus Gen 2, Andrewtheriumm, Andrewtodon, Arctalces, Brachiosaurus, Concavenator, Dilophoboa, Dracorex, Nasutoceratops, Ornithomimus, Ovilophosaurus, Poukaidei, Preondactylus, Rajakylosaurus, Scorpios Rex Gen 2, Spinotasuchus, Utasinoraptor
Alanqa, Andrewsarchus, Archaeopteryx, Baryonyx, Dakotaraptor, Dimetrodon, Doedicurus, Edaphosaurus, Einiasuchus, Elasmotherium, Giraffatitan, Kelenken, Marsupial Lion, Megalogaia, Megalonyx, Parasaurolophus Lux, Postimetrodon, Purutaurus, Pyroraptor, Rodrigues Solitaire, Secodontosaurus, Spinosaurus, Spinosaurus Gen 2, Stegoceratops, Titanoboa Gen 2, Tyrannosaurus Rex
Ankylocodon, Arctodus, Argentavis, Blue, Carbonemys, Cervalces, Dakotanops, Dilophosaurus, Diloranosaurus, Dodo, Fukuisaurus, Gigaspikasaur, Gorgosaurus, Gorgosuchus, Koolabourgiana, Pachycephalosaurus, Paramoloch, Procerathomimus, Sinoceratops, Smilodon, Stygimoloch, Troodon
Definition of Beta Tier
These creatures are very much stepping stones to the higher tiers. Stay away from them if you can in the Arena and in Tournaments as they won't help you much, but if needed they can still pack a punch and provide some useful roles in early stages of the game or in restricted Tournament formats..
Amargocephalus, Arambourgiania, Arctops, Carnotaurus, Darwezopteryx, Diplotator, Entelomoth, Erlikosaurus, Erlikosaurus Gen 2, Gryposuchus, Megalosuchus, Megistotherium, Monolophosaurus, Nodopatosaurus, Pyrritator, Rajasaurus, Rinchenia, Sonorasaurus, Stegoceras
Survivor and Scavenger
Definition of Survivor and Scavenger Tiers
Survivor- These creatures will not be useful at all unless it's for creating their hybrids, or in very restricted Tournament formats. They will only provide a very niche role on your team that can easily be filled by one of the higher Tiered creatures. Use them as stepping stones to higher creatures and nothing else.
Scavenger - Only useful in the beginning phases of the game to pick off the Hatchlings.
Bajatonodon, Brontotherium, Bumpy, Charlie, Coelurosauravus, Deinotherium, Delta, Dsungaripterus, Eremotherium, Glyptodon, Gorgonops, Haast Eagle, Kentrosaurus, Maiasaura, Majundasuchus, Megalosaurus, Meiolania, Moschops, Nodosaurus, Oviraptor, Purussaurus, Quetzalcoatlus, Scaphognathus, Scaphotator, Struthiomimus, Triceratops, Triceratops Gen 2, Tuojiangosaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex Gen 2, Velociraptor, Wuerhosaurus
Allosaurus, Amargasaurus, Amphicyon, Ankylosaurus, Aquilamimus, Baryonyx Gen 2, Darwinopterus, Deinocheirus, Dilophosaurus Gen 2, Dracorex Gen 2, Echo, Edmontoguanodon, Eucladoceros, Euoplocephalus, Irritator Gen 2, Koolasuchus Gen 2, Lythronax, Megaloceros, Miragaia, Nundasuchus, Ophiacodon, Proceratosaurus, Pteranodon, Purussaurus Gen 2, Sarcosuchus, Scolosaurus, Sinosauropteryx, Skoolasaurus, Spinotahraptor, Suchomimus, Tanycolagreus, Tarbosaurus, Tragodistis, Tupandactylus, Utahraptor, Woolly Mammoth
Hatchling and Carcass
Definition of Hatchling & Carcass
Hatchlings - Stay away from using these. Level them up to their required levels for hybrids and don't touch them otherwise.
Carcass - These are the worst of the worst. They have 0 use at all in any circumstance. These are the creatures that are lucky to survive a matchup, or get a hit off for that matter.
Ankylosaurus Gen 2, Apatosaurus, Argentinosaurus, Bajadasaurus, Deinonychus, Dimetrodon Gen 2, Dimorphodon, Diplocaulus, Diplocaulus Gen 2, Edmontosaurus, Einiosaurus, Entelodon, Gallimimus, Haast Eagle Gen 2, Hatzegopteryx, Inostherium, Inostrancevia, Irritator, Kaprosuchus, Koolasuchus, Majungasaurus, Monolophosaurus Gen 2, Postosuchus, Stygimoloch Gen 2, Tsintaosaurus
Archaeotherium, Iguanodon, Ouranosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Phorusrhacos, Stegosaurus, Tenontosaurus
As with every Tier List, we aim to provide some explanation to our most important placements. Eduardo is going to take you through the thought process of some of the placements, such as new creatures, or creatures that moved in the Elite and Tyrant Tiers.
Albertocevia is one of the most insane creatures ever released. It has good bulk, decent Speed, high Attack, a swap in that's a Precise Group Attack that also slowly heals it, an Instant Ferocious Impact on revenge, a turn 1 Precise Rampage that can also be a Group Precise Rampage on revenge, a Revenge Distraction move that can act as a Rampage while reducing Damage 100% for two turns, and crazy good Resistances. This thing has it all. And the cherry on top is a small counter that Cleanses Vulnerability while also waiting out Dodge/Distraction attacks. This was the easiest High Tyrant decision we could make this update.
Ankylos Lux just missed High Tyrant. While it is easily the king of Mid Tyrant, it still runs into issues with these new Fierce. Thylaconyx for example kind of wrecks it hard. Mortem Rex can also give it a lot of trouble. However, the biggest issue comes with Imperatosuchus. Imperatosuchus can easily swap in on Ankylos Lux and exploit that lack of a Stun Resistance. We felt you shouldn’t be able to swap on a high tyrant and shut it down every time, so we dropped Ankylos Lux.
Troodoboa however rose up a Tier. We were wrong in the update patch when we thought it wasn't that big of a change, but it was enough to make it go up. This allows Troodoboa to get more counters off while also allowing it to better revenge kill creatures that are faster than it.
Allodrigues is very strong. It's hard to swap into and can punish that swap with ease. A turn 1 rending takedown is no joke. While there are a few creatures like Albertocevia and Ankylos Lux that do hold it back a bit, without them, it'll rule. We were split between Low and Mid Tyrant but seeing as it's not common in the arena just yet, it was safer to throw it in Low. However, it's probably the best Low Tyrant.
Tarbognathus is another really solid flock. With a priority basic attack that always gets a Critical Hit, it can pack a punch with that high base damage. And with 2 Shattering Impacts, one of which can Rally Heal, it can deal some solid damage. And if you want to escape, well be prepared to take ANOTHER Impact that also pins you. And for the icing on the cake, it can swap in, and Rally Heal. Overall Tarbognathus is a beastly flock with dangerous hybrid potential.
Thylaconyx is Dracoceratops on steroids. It's got the swap in, is faster, has more Health, more Resistances, a Priority move, a Devouring move, a Group Rampage, and a Counter. This one of the best checks to top tiers like Imperatosuchus. And this is one of the creatures that are pushing those slower passive counter creatures out of the meta.
A creature that fell from Tyrant was Ankylodactylus. While it is a very solid creature overall, there are a few issues it runs into like the lack of a Rally Heal as well as having problems facing Shields and Armor. While it is a very powerful Legendary, it should be a tier below Tarbognathus.
Diorajasaur has seen better days. While it can do pretty well against many creatures like Entelolania and Andrewtops, it's lack of resistances and its predictable moveset make it easy to work around and with these new Fierce, we felt it was time for it to drop.
Argenteryx was another creature that has seen better days. With more group moves, lack of important Resistances, and more competition, it was time that it fell as well.
Compsocaulus is another creature that has really fallen off over the past year. Again, more group moves, and a lack of strong rally healing abilities paired with lackluster Resistances have caused it to drop, with many of our list members preferring Compsognathus to its hybrid. It may have less Health and Attack and multipliers, but a flock that can stick around longer will do more damage.
Pterovexus has shocked a few people. Its moveset still needs a bit of an adjustment, but with its diverse kit and good stats as well as the counter, we felt Low Elite was not right for Pterovexus. You can revenge kill with it or swap with it as a pivot or a kamikaze.
Rodrigues Solitare is a decent rare. It proved its worth in the last Rare Tournament with good output and its on escape. Definitely a tier above its cousins, the Dodos.
How to use the Tier List
This Tier List is a general guide to what creatures are best to work on for the endgame. However, just because a creature is in a low Tier or if it has dropped a Tier doesn't mean that it isn't good for you to use! So use this Tier List as a guide, but not an end-all chart of what to do. An Elite creature is still a fantastic creature when compared to Tyrant Tiers, and just as usable!
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