The current way collection strength is taken into account in rift matchmaking can be abused to gain an advantage in the matchmaking system. Currently, it takes into account the FS of your top 20 fighters. At a first glance, this seems to make sense since you put 20 fighters on defense in your rift. But in practice, this can create extremely unfair and one-sided matches, because: The early nodes don't matter as much as the triple nodes A person can deliberately neglect their top 15-20 fighters to pump more FS into their top fighters. Example: Player A is level 63, but never got a diamond, so had no choice but to raise all his top fighters equally since level 50 is max for gold. As a result, all of his top 20 fighters have a FS between 7k and 9k, even tho he doesn't have any fighter stronger than that. Player B is level 65, and has a diamond fighter at 23k FS and another at 17k FS. However, since he's focused on raising these 2, he has a few fighters in his top 20 team that's only between 3k and 5k FS. The current collection strength algorithm considers this a fair matchup, and as a result, it can create an extremely one-sided match, where it's literally impossible for player A to beat player B's boss node, even if they play the fight perfectly. Some real examples that has happened: My opponent had a Resonant Evil on his boss node with over 20k FS, with futile resistance, when my highest FS was 9k. My strongest Cerebella couldn't even deal enough damage per hit to avoid proccing Futile, making the node impossible to beat. Another opponent, that I've matched with several times now, has an Assasin's Greed at such a high FS that my highest DPS fighter times out even when I intercept for the entire match. This is why it doesn't make sense to only care about the total FS of all top 20 fighters. Top 3 fighters matter the most. Top 4-9 matters more than top 10-20. Top 16-20 barely matters at all 3 fighters on the boss node (top 3) 6 fighters on the other triple nodes (top 4-9) 11 fighters are on solo or duo nodes with a single catalyst (top 10-20) where 5 of those are on the first accessible nodes when starting the rift (top 16-20) Putting the same value on all of these in matchmaking, is like putting the same value on a chocolate cake and a burnt piece of toast just because both of them equal to 1 food item. My suggestion to make the algorithm give better matches: (both suggestions can be used together, or only 1 of them can be used, whichever would make most sense) Put more weight on fighter FS depending on how high they rank in the top 20. by that I mean, in the collection strength calculation, don't just add together the total FS of all top 20 fighters, but do something like: TotalFS = (top3 × 5) + (top4to9 × 3) + (top10to15 × 2) + top16to20 Check the difference between the top 3 fighters of both players, and prevent matching them if the difference is too great. This will make sure both players have a more equal chance against each other's boss node. A possible downside to this method, is that it narrows down matchmaking even more, and might make it harder for some players to find a match. So it might be better to only use the other suggestion.