It’s been quite some time since I took a look at my monster manual. The last time I looked at the numbers of my monster manual was with Hamllin back last March where I looked at the number of enemies he has come across and defeated. One thing I have realized, looking back at this post, is that the links to all of my graphs appear to have “expired.” I guess that is what I get for trying to use Facebook to save those images. I’m going to have to see if I can save my images elsewhere. In any case, I wanted to complete that analysis by looking further into the defeats Hamllin has suffered. Now this data is obviously a little old so these numbers have changed but it is still fun to look at them.
Similar to what I saw with Erdrique, the tends I noticed here showed that Hamllin’s defeats by monster type tended to vary, slightly, from those across my whole account. Hamllin’s top five adversaries were humanoids, aberrations, player races, undead, and monstrous races (Table 1 and Figures 1 and 2). For the entire account the top five enemy types that accounted for the most of my characters death were player races, humanoids, undead, aberrations, and monstrous humanoids. So although the monster races that accounted for the majority of Hamllin’s deaths varied by rank when compared to my account, those were still the top five in both categories. Across my entire account, Hamllin accounted for just about 11% of total deaths..
Table 1. Number of defeats suffered by Hamllin, my account, and the percent Hamllin accounted for by monster type.
Figure 1. Proportion of Hamllin’s defeats by monster type.
Figure 2. Number of defeats by monster type for Hamllin and my account as a whole.
The next thing I wanted to look at was Hamllin’s kill ratio and his death rate and how these statistics compared to my account as a whole. I explained how this statistics are calculated back in this blog post. The idea behind these statistics is to get an idea on how dangerous the various types of enemies that are recorded in the monster manual that my characters encounter in DDO really are by trying to standardize encounter rates. Basically they are two simple statistics, averages for the number of monsters my characters kill per character death (kill ratio = enemy kills / character deaths) and the average number of deaths my characters suffer per enemy death (death rate = character deaths / enemy kills). Of these statistics, the death rate is probably the most telling because the higher this number the more dangerous this monster is to my characters (meaning I get killed more often against these monsters). Ok, enough explanations, let’s look at some numbers.
Tables 2 and 3 and Figures 3 and 4 illustrated these trends. Hamllin’s highest kill ratio were for monstrous humanoids, animals, giant, and undead. These particular ratios were well over 1,000. Basically, Hamllin encountered these enemies quite often and suffered relatively few defeats against them. Now, one thing I must point out here, this statistic is only valid for enemies that my characters suffered at least one kill against during their questing. This is because the equation is not functional if my characters have never been killed by a monster category (you can’t divide by 0). Comparing these trends account wide, the highest kill ratio was for animals, miscellaneous, and vermin. So the trends do vary between Hamllin specifically and for my entire account.
Table 2. Kill ratio statistic by monster type for Hamllin and across my account (sorted by highest ratio for Hamllin).
Table 3. Death rate statistic by monster type for Hamllin and across my account (sorted by highest death rate for Hamllin).
Figure 3. Kill ratio by monster type for Hamllin and my account.
Figure 4. Death rate by monster type for Hamllin and my account.
Looking at the death ratio statistic, the most dangerous enemies Hamllin encounters were aberrations, humanoid, player races, undead, and giants. A comparison to the death rate statistic account wide showed some divergent trends. Account wide, dragons, aberrations, humanoids, and undead accounted for the top five deadliest enemies. One thing to take note here is the jump of dragons in the death ratio statistic compared to when I did this same analysis for Erdrique. This because I started coming across dragons much more frequently once they were added into the monster manual and with my higher level characters. And their deadliness is reflected in the highest death ratio statistic for my acount :). At the time I did this, Hamllin hadn’t encountered any yet so their impact on him wasn’t applicable.
I took a broader look at Hamllin’s defeats and compared them to my account as a whole across monster manual volumes (Table 4-6 and Figures 5-7). Across the seven volumes (Prologue + Volumes 1 thru 6-all that were present at the time I copied the data over), the monsters in Volume 1 accounted for the majority (24 deaths) of Hamllin’s defeats than any other volume. Comparing the trends of Hamllin’s defeats to all of my characters, the trends differed slightly. Hamllin suffered the majority of his defeats from monsters in Volum 1, while across my entire account the majority of deaths were due to monsters in the Prologue. Hamllin’s second leading volume was Volume 3 while account wide it was Volume 1. Taking a look at the percentages that Hamllin accounted for by volume is also interesting. Hamllin accounted for less than 10% in the majority of the volumes, but in Volumes in 1 and 3 the number of deaths he suffered accounted for 21% and 15% across my account, respectively.
Table 4. Number of defeats by monster manual volume for Hamllin and my account and the percent Hamllin accounted for.
Table 5. Kill ratio for Hamllin and my account by monster manual volume (sorted by highest kill ratio for Hamllin).
Table 6. Death rate for Hamllin and my account by monster manual volume (sorted by highest death rate for Hamllin).
Figure 5. Total number of defeats by monster manual volume for Hamllin and my account.
Figure 6. Kill ratio by monster manual volume for Hamllin and my account.
Figure 7. Death rate by monster manual volume for Hamllin and my account.
Perhaps the funnest trends were exhibited by looking at the number of defeats by monster race (Tables 7-12 and Figures 8-15). The monster races that accounted for the top five most defeats for Hamllin were hobgoblins, beholders, humans, troglodytes, and wraiths. These trends definitely reflect those I saw when I looked at defeats by monster type. Comparing these to the top five for my account; humans, beholder, skeletons, hobgoblins, and troglodytes we see a large similarity, again this is reflected when looking at monster type as well. What I found really interesting is that Hamllin accounted for over 35% of my account’s defeats against wraiths and hobgoblins. Looking at the opposite trends, monsters that accounted for the least number of deaths for Hamllin (excluding those that Hamllin hasn’t suffered a defeat against) include orcs, skeletons, sahaugin, dwarf, ogres, and wolves. At the time I pulled this data, Hamlin hadn’t suffered a defeat against 52 different monster races, at least to date (a good portion of these he hadn’t yet encountered). Account wide, this number is only 22 races.
Table 7. Top five monster races by number of defeats for Hamllin, the number of defeats those races accounted for on my account, and Hamllin’s percent of those defeats.
Table 8. Monster races that accounted for the fewest number of defeats for Hamllin, excluding those Hamllin never suffered a defeat from.
Table 9. List of monsters that Hamllin has never been defeated by and the number of defeats those same monsters have accrued against my account.
Figure 8. Top five monster races that defeated Hamllin and their respective defeats account wide.
Figure 9. Monster races that accounted for the fewest number of defeats for Hamllin and their respective defeats account wide.
Taking a a more detailed look at the monster races that accounted for Hamllin’s most defeats, beholder’s had the lowest kill ratio and the highest death rates, indicating that these monsters are the most dangerous encounters for him, at least with those from the top five in defeats. These trends are similar across my account. Looking at the kill ratio and death rate statistics for those races that accounted for the fewest defeats, orcs and ogres were the most dangerous for Hamllin.
Table 10. Kill ratio and death rate for the top five monster races by number of defeats for Hamllin and the same statistics for my account as whole for the same monster races.
Table 11. Kill ratio and death rate for the monster races that accounted for the fewest number of kills for Hamllin.
Figure 10. Kill ratio for the monsters that accounted for most of Hamllin’s defeats.
Figure 11. Death rate for the monsters that accounted for most of Hamllin’s defeats.
Figure 12. Kill ratio for the monsters that accounted for the fewest number of defeats for Hamllin.
Figure 13. Death rate for the monsters that accounted for the fewest number of defeats for Hamllin.
The last analysis I did was too look at the top 10 deadliest monster races for Hamllin. Taking a look at the kill ratio and death rate statistics, the top 10 deadliest races for Hamllin include: beholders, wraiths, troglodytes, hobgoblins, bugbears, orcs, humans, ogres, dwarves, and kobolds.
Table 12. Top 10 deadliest monster races for Hamllin using the kill ratio and death rate statistics.
Figure 14. Kill ratio for the top 10 deadliest races against Hamllin.
Figure 15. Death rate for the top 10 deadliest races against Hamllin.
These trends I have observed with Hamllin are similar to what I expected. Hamllin has had a good impact on these numbers for my account, but nearly as much as those as Erdrique has. This makes sense, I play Erdrique much more than anybody else. I really need to update these numbers. We have had a few more additions to the monster manual since I last copied down these numbers not to mention new variations and more quests of varying difficulties which have no doubt affected these numbers.
Thanks for reading everybody!! The next thing I want to do is took at Kolll’s stats and see how they compare to my account as a whole. Happy hunting in DDO everybody!!