The last two articles I wrote in my series that looks at analyzing the data in the monster manual focused on Erdrique’s statistics (Part 3 and Part 4). In my next two posts of this series, I want to look at Hamllin’s statistics. Hamllin is my second most played character and my only other character (besides Erdrique) that I have put through a heroic true reincarnation. So, I went ahead and compiled the data from my monster manual once again on 3/6/2016.
Looking at Hamllin’s overall statistics, I wasn’t surprised to see that he has slain over 31,000 monsters that are currently recorded in the monster manual, which accounted for 10.51% of all of the enemy kills on my VIP account across all of my characters (Table 1 and Figures 1 and 2). What did surprise me was how close his numbers, in total, were to Erdrique’s. Erdrique had approximately 48,000 kills (using the data that was about two weeks older, so that is a factor to consider here) and I play Erdrique more often than I do Hamllin. However, Erdrique has been working on higher level quests that tend to not have many monsters that are currently in the monster manual while Hamllin is progressing through more middle level quests and adventure areas that do have their monsters recorded in the monster manual. It appears that Hamllin’s rate of encounter for monsters in the monster manual is currently higher than Erdrique’s. I’m going to have to work on a way to calculate that type of statistic for future reference.
Taking a look at Hamllin’s statistics by monster type, it looks like the enemies that accounted for Hamllin’s most kills were humanoids, undead, player races, monstrous humanoids, and vermin. These same five monster types were also the top five across my account with only one slight difference, vermin and monstrous humanoids were swapped when looking at my statistics account wide. Hamllin accounted for eight to 12% of the total number of monster kills for these top five monster types across my entire account.
Table 1. Number of kills by monster type for Hamllin and my VIP account and the percent of kills attributed to Hamllin.
Figure 1. Distribution of Hamllin’s monster kills by monster type from the monster manual.
Figure 2. Hamllin’s and my account monster kills by monster type for those in the monster manual.
Similar to what I saw in Erdrique’s trends, these five monster types ranking as high as they do is not surprising. I’m expecting to see this same pattern throughout all of my characters, with the possible exception of Tuhnn who is an Iconic character and started facing off against a higher level of enemies than my other characters.
Breaking the data down by monster manual volume I noticed that Hamllin’s trends mimic those for Erdrique. Monsters in the volumes of the Prologue, Volume 1, and Volume 2 accounted for the top three most monster kills for him. I’m not surprised by these trends as the timing of releases of the various monster manuals, along with the timing of Hamllin’s leveling track, allowed him to collect a higher number of kills for monsters in the fifth volume (especially those in the Desert), very similar to Erdrique’s situation.
Table 2. Total monster kills for Hamllin and my VIP account by monster manual volume.
Figure 3. Total monster kills for Hamllin and my VIP account by monster manual volume.
The monster races that accounted for the majority of kills for Hamllin are listed in Table 3 and plotted in Figure 4. The monster race that Hamllin accrued the most kills for were skeletons and his efforts accounted for over 12% of my VIP account. Another thing of note was that gnolls were ranked fourth for him and he accounted for nearly 39% of those kills account wide (this is one of the monster races introduced with Volum 5). Hamllin also accounted for over 10% of kills account wide for sahaugin, zombies, and scorpions.
Table 3. Total number of monster kills for Hamllin’s top ten, both for him and account wide, and the percent he accounted for.
Figure 4. Number of monster kills for Hamllin’s top ten monster races (and the number of those for my account).
Excluding the monsters that Hamllin hasn’t had the opportunity to face off against since they were included in the monster manual, the monsters that Hamllin has the fewest amount of kills are presented in Table 4 and Figure 5. Most of these monsters include those that were released with volumes three through six are are mostly outsiders. Besides the hell hounds, Hamllin hasn’t been exposed to many of these enemies yet but that will change once Hamllin moves through some more of the mid-level content. Too bad all of those hell hounds he slaughtered while making his way through some of the lower level content didn’t get counted but he’ll definitely have his chance to make those up.
Table 4. Number of monster kills for the races that accounted for the fewest number of kills for Hamllin and account wide and the percent Hamllin accounted for those kills.
Figure 5. Number of monster kills for the races that accounted for the fewest number of kills for Hamllin.
Taking a look at the total percentage of kills that Hamllin accumulated for my account for each monster race, instead of looking at raw kill counts, his top ranking species include scorrow, mummies, air elementals, and gnolls. It is interesting to see how the relative percentage for these monsters is high for Hamllin but his overall kill counts for these monsters don’t make his top ten. Again, these monsters were primarily added in later volumes of the monster manual where Hamllin was currently in the process of making his way through quests where these monsters are common, as well Erdrique. This explains why the overall numbers of kills are low but the percentages are high for the account (only Hamllin and Erdrique have registered a large number of kills for these monsters).
Looking at the opposite statistic, the monster races where Hamllin accounted for the least percentage of kills for my account, we notice that the majority of them are the outsiders, as I mentioned before and those monsters that currently occur primarily in quests Hamllin hasn’t had a chance to complete yet. These will definitely change as the year goes on.
Table 5. The monster races that accounted for the highest proportion of monster kills for Hamllin and the number of kills he had and across my account.
Table 6. The monster races that accounted for the fewest proportion of monster kills for Hamllin and the number of kills he had and across my account.
After looking at Erdrique’s trends, I’m not quite surprised to see these same types of trends with Hamllin. I can’t but notice the influence of the timing of monster manual volumes and the levels my characters happen to be at during those releases. It is plainly evident on how these factors affect the monster manual statistics as looking at Erdrique’s and Hamllin’s data has shown. Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting those monsters in the monster manual!!