Crunching Down the Numbers of My Monster Manual-Part 8

In my last article about analyzing the numbers of my monster manual, I took a look at the diversity of monsters that Kolll, my level 22 Arcane Archer/Shiradi Champion, defeated.  In this article I take a look at the opposite side of things, what monsters accounted for his defeats.

Unlike what I saw with Erdrique and Hamllin, the trends I noticed here showed that Kolll’s defeats by monster type did not follow the same trends for my account as a whole. Kolll’s  top three adversaries were player races, monstrous humanoids, and elementals/abberations (Table 1 and Figures 1 and 2).  For the entire account the top three enemy types that accounted for the most of my characters death were humanoids, player races, and undead.  Across my entire account, Kolll accounted for just about 3.5% of my total deaths.

Table 1.  Number of defeats suffered by Kolll, my account, and the percent Kolll accounted for by monster type.

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Figure 1.  Proportion of Kolll’s defeats by monster type.

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Figure 2.  Number of defeats by monster type for Kolll and my account as a whole.

The next thing I wanted to look at was Kolll’s kill ratio and his death rate and how these statistics compared to my account as a whole.  I explained how these statistics are calculated back in this blog post.  Tables 2 and 3 and Figures 3 and 4 illustrated these trends.  Kolll’s highest kill ratio were for humanoid, vermin, undead, giant, and player races.  These particular ratios ranged from just over 100 to over 1,000.  Comparing these trends account wide, these monster types ranged in the middle area for my account as a whole, except for vermin which also had a very high kill ratio.

Table 2.  Kill ratio statistic by monster type for Kolll and across my account (sorted by highest ratio for Kolll).

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Table 3.  Death rate statistic by monster type for Kolll and across my account (sorted by highest death rate for Kolll).

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Figure 3.  Kill ratio by monster type for Kolll and my account.

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Figure 4.  Death rate by monster type for Kolll and my account.

Looking at the death ratio statistic, the most dangerous enemies Kolll encountered were aberrations, elementals, and monstrous humanoids.  A comparison to the death rate statistic account wide showed some divergent trends.  Account wide, dragons, outsiders, and aberrations accounted for the top three deadliest enemies.

I took a broader look at Kolll’s defeats and compared them to my account as a whole across monster manual volumes (Table 4-6 and Figures 5-7).  Across the eight volumes (Prologue + Volumes 1 thru 7), the monsters in Volume 2 accounted for the majority (9 deaths) of Kolll’s defeats than any other volume.  Comparing the trends of Kolll’s defeats to all of my characters, the trends were quite different.  Kolll suffered the majority of his defeats from monsters in Volume 2, while across my entire account the majority of deaths were due to monsters in the Prologue.  Kolll’s second leading volume was Volume 7 while account wide it was Volume 1.  Taking a look at the percentages that Kolll accounted for by volume is also interesting.  Kolll accounted for less than 10% in the majority of the volumes, but in Volume 7 the number of deaths he suffered accounted for 80% of deaths on my account.

Table 4.  Number of defeats by monster manual volume for Kolll and my account and the percent Kolll accounted for.

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Table 5.  Kill ratio for Kolll and my account by monster manual volume (sorted by highest kill ratio for Kolll).

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Table 6.  Death rate for Kolll and my account by monster manual volume (sorted by highest death rate for Kolll).

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Figure 5.  Total number of defeats by monster manual volume for Kolll and my account.

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Figure 6.  Kill ratio by monster manual volume for Kolll and my account.

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Figure 7.  Death rate by monster manual volume for Kolll and my account.

I noticed some interesting trends when I looked at the number of defeats by monster race (Tables 7-12 and Figures 8-15).  The monster races that accounted for the top five defeats for Kolll were minotaur, warforged, drow, mephits, and sahaugin.  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, hobgoblin, beholder, skeleton, and troglodytes we see quite a divergence  What I found really interesting is that Kolll accounted for 100% of my account’s defeats against drow and 43% of my defeats from warforged.  Looking at the opposite trends, monsters that accounted for the least number of deaths for Kolll (excluding those that Kolll hasn’t suffered a defeat against) include humans, beholders, driders, scorpions, elf, zombies, hill giant, and kobold.  At the time I pulled this data, Kolll hadn’t suffered a defeat against 62 different monster races, at least to date (a good portion of these he hadn’t yet encountered).  Account wide, this number is only 17 races.

Table 7.  Top five monster races by number of defeats for Kolll, the number of defeats those races accounted for on my account, and Kolll’s percent of those defeats.

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Table 8.  Monster races that accounted for the fewest number of defeats for Kolll, excluding those Kolll never suffered a defeat from.

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Table 9.  List of monsters that Kolll has never been defeated by and the number of defeats those same monsters have accrued against my account.

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Figure 8.  Top five monster races that defeated Kolll and their respective defeats account wide.

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Figure 9.  Monster races that accounted for the fewest number of defeats for Kolll and their respective defeats account wide.

Taking a a more detailed look at the monster races that accounted for Kolll’s most defeats, drow 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.  Looking at the kill ratio and death rate statistics for those races that accounted for the fewest defeats, driders and beholders were the most dangerous for Kolll, and in fact the one encounter he had with a drider resulted in a defeat and at the time I pulled the data he hadn’t had a chance to encounter any others.

Table 10.  Kill ratio and death rate for the top five monster races by number of defeats for Kolll and the same statistics for my account as whole for the same monster races.

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Table 11.  Kill ratio and death rate for the monster races that accounted for the fewest number of kills for Kolll.

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Figure 10.  Kill ratio for the monsters that accounted for most of Kolll’s defeats.

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Figure 11.  Death rate for the monsters that accounted for most of Kolll’s defeats.

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Figure 12.  Kill ratio for the monsters that accounted for the fewest number of defeats for Kolll.

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Figure 13.  Death rate for the monsters that accounted for the fewest number of defeats for Kolll.

The last analysis I did was too look at the top 10 deadliest monster races for my account and looked at those statistics for Kolll.  Taking a look at the kill ratio and death rate statistics, the top 10 deadliest races for my account include: purple worms, dragons, beholders, hezrou, ice flensers, abishai, drider, lich, efreeti, and mind flayer.  Out of these, Kolll has only suffered defeats beholders and driders,  Much of this is do to the fact that Kolll hasn’t encountered these enemies or they were added to the monster manual after Kolll complete the quests where these enemies typically occur.

Table 12.  Top 10 deadliest monster races for my account using the kill ratio and death rate statistics and comparing those statistics to Kolll’s.

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These trends I have observed with Kolll are a little different from what I saw with Erdrique and Hamllin.  This is primarily because Kolll is questing in a different level range than Erdrique and Hamllin and because he gets a lot less play time.

Thanks for reading everybody!!  Happy hunting in DDO everybody!!

 

 

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Getting a New Pet

I wound up obtaining a new milestone relatively recently which resulted in me getting a new cosmetic pet.  The other day I was taking Erdrique (Level 11 Bard) and Sttollen (Level 12 Rogue) into the Searing Heights to work on that explorer area.  As I made my way through the Sulatar encampment I took out a few fire elementals and then took note that I had obtained the second level of fire elemental expertise in the monster manual.  That particular rank awards you with a new cosmetic pet.

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Erdrique picking up a new monster manual deed reward.

The award you get is for blue fire elemental creature companion.  I think this will be the perfect little pet for Cantlin (Level 13 Sorcerer).  Now time to get the next award!!

Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting!!

Crunching Down the Numbers of My Monster Manual-Part 7

So far, I have taken a look at my monster manual statistics for my account as a whole (Part 1 and Part 2), specifically for Erdrique (Part 3 and Part 4), and specifically for Hamllin (Part 5 and Part 6).  Now, I want to take a look at the same trends and analysis for another of my characters, Kolll.  Kolll is a first life Ranger, who primarily focuses on the Arcane Archer enhancement line and is currently working his way through the Shiradi Epic Destiny.

One immediate thing that is clear when looking at the statistics, Kolll doesn’t account for nearly as much as the overall monster kills as Erdrique and Hamllin.  This is primarily simply due to time constraints.  Although I really enjoy playing Kolll, he just doesn’t get the same amount of playing time as Erdrique or Hamllin.  All told, Kolll has taken down over 5,300 monsters/enemies.  This accounted for just about 1.5% of all of my enemy kills on my VIP account (Table 1 and Figures 1 and 2).

Taking a look at Kolll’s statistics by monster type, it looks like the enemies that accounted for Kolll’s most kills were humanoids, player races, monstrous humanoids, vermin, and undead.  Although not in the same order, these monster types are also the top five across my account.  Kolll accounted for just about 1 to 2% of the total number of monster kills for these top five monster types across my entire account.  Kolll has accounted for a higher percentage of kills in outsiders and constructs than in the some of the other monster types.  This is primarily due to when monsters in those types were added to the monster manual and the timing of the quests that Kolll was (and is currently) making his way through.  For instance, Kolll was making his way through the epic versions of the Vault of Night and the Sands of Menechtarun when some of the various constructs and outsiders were added to the monster manual.

Table 1.  Number of kills by monster type for Kolll and my VIP account and the percent of kills attributed to Kolll.

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Figure 1.  Distribution of Kolll’s monster kills by monster type from the monster manual.

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Figure 2. Kolll’s and my account monster kills by monster type for those in the monster manual.

Monsters in the volumes of the Prologue, Volume 1, and Volume 2 accounted for the top three most monster kills for him.  Monsters that were added with Volume 5 ranked fourth for Kolll.  I don’t find this too surprising and these trends are similar to what I have seen with Erdrique and Kolll.  One thing I also noted was that Kolll had more monster killed from Volume 7 then in some of the earlier volumes.  This is all due to the fact that Kolll is running quests that contain more of the monster/enemy types that were released in Volume 7 then some of those earlier volumes.

Table 2.  Total monster kills for Kolll and my VIP account by monster manual volume.

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The monster races that accounted for the majority of kills for Kolll are listed in Table 3.  The monster race that Kolll accrued the most kills for were humans and his efforts accounted for over 1.4% of my VIP account.  Other monsters that were in Kolll’s top ten of most killed included spiders, gnolls, and hobgoblins.  Looking at the percent of the monster kills attributed to Kolll, it is interesting to note how he accounts for a large percentage of the kills for dretch, bears, and draegloth (Table 4).  These monsters just happened to be added to the monster manual while Kolll was working through quests that contain them.

Table 3.  Total number of monster kills for Kolll’s top ten, both for him and account wide, and the percent he accounted for.

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Table 4.  Top ten monster kills by percent contribution from Kolll account wide.

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Excluding the monsters that Kolll hasn’t had any kills of, the monsters that Kolll has the fewest amount of kills are presented in Table 5.  The majority of these monsters happen to be in quests that Kolll isn’t making his way through.  However, I expect this to change.  Kolll still needs a large number of quests to complete as favor runs.  As he makes his way through those quests, he’ll encounter the monsters in these earlier volumes and will build up those statistics.

Table 5.  Number of monster kills for the races that accounted for the fewest number of kills for Kolll and account wide and the percent Kolll accounted for those kills.

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One thing these trends show is the smaller impact Kolll has had on my monster manual statistics account wide.  However, even though Kolll hasn’t contributed to a significant portion of my account’s kills, he has contributed to a large percentage to some specific races.  These are primarily due to timing of monster manual releases and the quests he is actively running.  Thanks  for reading everybody and happy hunting those monsters in the monster manual!!

Crunching Down the Numbers of My Monster Manual-Part 6

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.

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Figure 1.  Proportion of Hamllin’s defeats by monster type.

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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).

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Table 3.  Death rate statistic by monster type for Hamllin and across my account (sorted by highest death rate for Hamllin).

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Figure 3.  Kill ratio by monster type for Hamllin and my account.

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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.

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Table 5.  Kill ratio for Hamllin and my account by monster manual volume (sorted by highest kill ratio for Hamllin).

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Table 6.  Death rate for Hamllin and my account by monster manual volume (sorted by highest death rate for Hamllin).

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Figure 5.  Total number of defeats by monster manual volume for Hamllin and my account.

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Figure 6.  Kill ratio by monster manual volume for Hamllin and my account.

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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.

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Table 8.  Monster races that accounted for the fewest number of defeats for Hamllin, excluding those Hamllin never suffered a defeat from.

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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.

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Figure 8.  Top five monster races that defeated Hamllin and their respective defeats account wide.

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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.

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Table 11.  Kill ratio and death rate for the monster races that accounted for the fewest number of kills for Hamllin.

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Figure 10.  Kill ratio for the monsters that accounted for most of Hamllin’s defeats.

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Figure 11.  Death rate for the monsters that accounted for most of Hamllin’s defeats.

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Figure 12.  Kill ratio for the monsters that accounted for the fewest number of defeats for Hamllin.

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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.

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Figure 14.  Kill ratio for the top 10 deadliest races against Hamllin.

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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!!

Hitting a New Monster Manual Mark

One of the great things about the monster manual is the wide array of rewards you can obtain for just slaying monsters as you make your way through the various adventures, wilderness zones, and dungeons of DDO.  One of the more interesting and fun rewards you can reach through the monster manual is a “rank” called “expertise.”  You obtain this mark when the acquire enough of the account wide credits for any particular monster.  In all cases, the first rank of “expertise” will allow you to see the hit points of enemy type in which you hit that mark for.  A few monsters will also have a secondary expertise rank that will bestow a creature companion of that monster type to way for your stable.

Back in April, I was taking Erdrique (Level 30 Rogue/Shadowdancer) through the Sands of Menechtarun (my favorite explorer area by far) and I was battling the Firebrand Gnolls in their hut village when the notice came up that I hit Gnoll Expertise.  I wasn’t quite surprised by this since I spend a lot of time hunting in the Sands of Menechtarun and I have a number of characters that are making their way through this slayer area and those quests, therefore my account is acquiring quite a number of gnoll slayers.

Erdrique making his way through some Firebrands and being reward with Gnoll Expertise!!

Now, all of my characters get to see how strong these gnolls are as well as those out in the Stormhorns.  Pretty cool indeed!!

Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting in the desert!!

Crunching Down the Numbers of my Monster Manual-Part 4

The last time I looked at the data from the Monster Manual, I analyzed the trends in the number and type of monster kills for Erdrique and how his data compared to the data for my whole account.  This time I want to explore the tends in the number of Erdrique’s defeats at the hands of the enemy and do a similar comparison to the number of defeats my characters have suffered account wide.  The data I used for this was updated at the same time as the data I used for determining Erdrique’s trends in monster kills (2/22/2016).

Taking a broad look at my statistics from the monster manual, the tends I saw in Erdrique’s defeats by monster type tended to vary from those I observed account wide.  For Erdrique, the top five that accounted for his defeats were player races, outsiders, monstrous humanoids, aberrations, and humans (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.  I found it a little interesting at looking at the percent of defeats Erdrique accounted for on my account my monster type.  Erdrique accounted for 100% of my defeats against miscellaneous monsters.  If I remember correctly, this was due to being defeated by the annoying slimes in Creeping Death.  The next three highest percentages were for humans(41.41%), animals (37.5%), and monstrous humanoids (36.96%).  All together, Erdrique had a total of 107 defeats which was 23% of the number of defeats across my entire account.  Considering the fact that Erdrique accounts for the majority of game play time, 23% isn’t all that surprising.

Table 1.  Number of defeats suffered by Erdrique, my account, and the percent Erdrique accounted for by monster type.

Figure 1.  Proportion of Erdrique’s defeats by monster type.

Figure 2.  Number of defeats by monster type for Erdrique and my account as a whole.

The next thing I wanted to look at was Erdrique’s kill ration and his death rate and how these statistics compared to my account as a whole.  I explained the 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.  Taking a look at the kill ratio statistic for Erdrique, I noticed that the highest kill ratio for Erdrique were for elementals, humanoids, undead, and animals.  These particular ratios were well over 1,000.  Basically, these enemies Erdrique encounters quite often and suffers 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, vermin, miscellaneous, and undead.  So the trends do vary between Erdrique specifically and for my entire account but you can definitely see Erdrique’s influence on these numbers.

Table 2.  Kill ratio statistic by monster type for Erdrique and across my account (sorted by highest ratio for Erdrique).

Table 3.  Death rate statistic by monster type for Erdrique and across my account (sorted by highest death rate for Erdrique).

Figure 3.  Kill ratio by monster type for Erdrique and my account.

Figure 4.  Death rate by monster type for Erdrique and my account.

Looking at the death ratio statistic, the most dangerous enemies Erdrique encounters were aberrations, outsiders, player races, monstrous humanoids, and miscellaneous.  I’m not entirely surprised by these trends.  Erdrique typically finds himself against beholders, mind flayers, devils, orthons, ice flensers, and others much more often than majority of other characters.  A comparison to the death rate statistic account wide showed some similar trends here.  Account wide, aberrations, outsiders, player races, elementals, and monstrous humanoids.  The only difference in the top five for death rates between Erdrique and my account is miscellaneous types for Erdrique and elementals account wide.  I guess this makes some sense, considering that Erdrique accounted for the entire number of deaths for my account against miscellaneous monsters while a number of my other characters have found issues dealing with elementals at times.

Taking a broader look at Erdrique’s defeats and comparing them to my account, I took at these same trends by monster manual volume (Table 4-6 and Figures 5-7).  Across the seven volumes (Prologue + Volumes 1 thru 6), the monsters in the Prologue accounted for the majority (40 deaths) of Erdrique’s defeats than any other volume.  Comparing the trends of Erdrique’s defeats to all of my characters, the trends were nearly identical except for monster manual volumes 3 and 5.  Erdrique suffered more defeats from the monsters in volume 5 than in volume 3, this was opposite to my account as a whole.  Taking a look at the percentages that Erdrique accounted for by volume is also quite telling.  Erdrique accounted for over 70% of my account’s defeats against monsters in volumes 4, 5, and 6.  These volumes  tend to have some of the more difficult and higher level enemies in them so this makes a lot of sense to me because Erdrique encounters these enemies much more often than my other characters.  You can also see these trends when you look at the kill ratio and death rate statistics.  Erdrique’s kill ratio was highest for monster manual volume 6 while account wide the highest kill ratio was for volume 1.  However, Erdrique currently hasn’t suffered a defeat from any monster in volume 1 so that isn’t really comparable.  When that is removed, the kill ratio for both Erdrique and my account exhibit the same trends except for one instance.  Erdrique’s kill ratio for volume 5 is lower than volume 3, this is opposite to my account as a whole.  Looking at Erdrique’s death rate, the reverse trends are observed with monsters from volume 5 accounting for the highest value, indicating these monsters are the most dangerous for Erdrique.  Again, this is similar to my account as whole accept for flipping volumes 3 and 5.

Table 4.  Number of defeats by monster manual volume for Erdrique and my account and the percent Erdrique accounted for.

Table 5.  Kill ratio for Erdrique and my account by monster manual volume (sorted by highest kill ratio for Erdrique).

Table 6.  Death rate for Erdrique and my account by monster manual volume (sorted by highest death rate for Erdrique).

Figure 5.  Total number of defeats by monster manual volume for Erdrique and my account.

Figure 6.  Kill ratio by monster manual volume for Erdrique and my account.

Figure 7.  Death rate by monster manual volume for Erdrique 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 Erdrique were humans, gargoyles, ice flensers, beholders, and efreetis.  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, beholders, skeletons, hobgoblins, and troglodytes we see quite a difference, again this is reflected when looking at monster type as well.  What I found really interesting is that Erdrique accounted for over 70% of my account’s defeats against gargoyles, ice flensers, and efreetis.  In fact, Erdrique has accounted for all of the deaths due to efreetis.  Looking at the opposite trends, monsters that accounted for the least number of deaths for Erdrique (excluding those that Erdrique hasn’t suffered a defeat against) include scorrow, fire elemental, quori, dwarf, iron defender, iron golem, abishai, and lich.  Of these, Erdrique accounted for 100% of the deaths account wind for six of these eight monsters (dwarf and fire elemental were the only two Erdrique didn’t completely account for).  One thing I found very interesting is that Erdrique hasn’t suffered a defeat against 43 different monster races, at least to date.  Account wide, this number is only 23 races.

Table 7.  Top five monster races by number of defeats for Erdrique, the number of defeats those races accounted for on my account, and Erdrique’s percent of those defeats.

Table 8.  Monster races that accounted for the fewest number of defeats for Erdrique, excluding those Erdrique never suffered a defeat from.

Table 9.  List of monsters that Erdrique 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 Erdrique and their respective defeats account wide.

Figure 9.  Monster races that accounted for the fewest number of defeats for Erdrique and their respective defeats account wide.

Taking a a more detailed look at the monster races that accounted for Erdrique’s most defeats, ice flensers and efreetis had the lowest kill ratio for Erdrique and the highest death rates, indicating that these monsters are most dangerous encounters for Erdrique, at least with those from the top five in defeats.  These trends are similar across my account except that beholders are the most deadly.  Looking at the kill ratio and death rate statistics for those races that accounted for the fewest defeats, liches and iron golems were the most dangerous for Erdrique.  The trends specifically for Erdrique and my entire account are almost identical for these monsters, except that fire elementals and iron defenders are switched for Erdrique compared to my account.

Table 10.  Kill ratio and death rate for the top five monster races by number of defeats for Erdrique 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 Erdrique.

Figure 10.  Kill ratio for the monsters that accounted for most of Erdrique’s defeats.

Figure 11.  Death rate for the monsters that accounted for most of Erdrique’s defeats.

Figure 12.  Kill ratio for the monsters that accounted for the fewest number of defeats for Erdrique.

Figure 13.  Death rate for the monsters that accounted for the fewest number of defeats for Erdrique.

The last analysis I did was too look at the top 10 deadliest monster races for Erdrique.  Taking a look at the kill ratio and death rate statistics, the top 10 deadliest races for  Erdrique include: ice flensers, efreeties, hezerou, beholder, lich, gargoyle, mind flayer, iron golems, quori, and humans.  These trends are similar to my account analysis however in that analysis, raksasha and fire elementals were in the top 10 and these were replaced by gargoyles and humans for Erdrique.

Table 12.  Top 10 deadliest monster races for Erdrique using the kill ratio and death rate statistics.

Figure 14.  Kill ratio for the top 10 deadliest races against Erdrique.

Figure 15.  Death rate for the top 10 deadliest races against Erdrique.

The trends I have seen with Erdrique show me a couple of things.  First, although I play him much more than my other characters, he doesn’t have as much of an impact on the trends in the monster manual as I originally thought.  He definitely has a large influence but I thought he was going to drive these trends much more.  Second, he is definitely a large influence in the later volumes of the monster manual, although this might change as a number of my other characters are starting to get higher in levels and will be encountering these creatures more often.  Third, my obsession with running slayer areas, especially with Erdrique, quite possibly can start “padding” these stats.  We’ll see how this develops over time.

Thanks for reading everybody!!  The next thing I want to do is took at Hamllin’s stats and see how they compare to my account as a whole.  Happy hunting in DDO everybody!!

Crunching Down the Numbers of My Monster Manual-Part 3

The first two articles I wrote about analyzing the data in the monster manual were primarily based on my entire VIP account.  The first article looked at the number of enemies my characters have defeated while my second article looked at often my characters suffered defeats.  Now I want to look more specifically  at the monster manual statistics for each of characters on my VIP account, starting with Erdrique.  There is no doubt that Erdrique is my favorite character and my main/primary character to play.  I was curious to see how his specific data matched up to data for my account as a whole.  I updated the data to do on February 22, 2016 (as I had originally wanted to publish this article on that date).  Keep this in mind if you happen to compare my tables in this article to my first article because they won’t match entirely.

So, like I did for my entire account, the first thing I wanted to see was how many enemies I have defeated and how they break down.  I also wanted to see how much Erdrique accounted for those monster kills across all of the characters on my VIP account.  Looking back at the trends across my account the top five monster types that my characters had slain were humanoids, undead, player races, vermin, and monstrous humanoids.  These differed slightly when looking at Erdrique’s top five which were humanoids, player races, undead, vermin, and animal (Table 1 and Figures 1 and 2).  I found these trends interesting.  I figured that since I play Erdrique much more frequently than my other characters that his trends would pretty much drive what I see for the entire account.  This doesn’t necessarily appear to be the case.  There is no doubt that the enemy kills Erdrique has acquired have helped determine the trends across my account but my other characters have also had quite a bit of influence.  This is most likely due to when the monster manual was released and its individual volumes and when my characters were created and played.  These trends are also influenced by Erdrique’s reincarnation cycles as well, especially when monster manual volumes with lower level monsters were released when Erdrique was higher in level and not facing them.  If you look at the percent number of monsters Erdrique has accounted for you see that his higher percentages are with higher level monsters and later editions of the monster manual volumes and the lower percentages are for monsters at lower levels.

Table 1.  Number of monster kills for Erdrique and my VIP account and the percent of kills attributed to Erdrique.

Figure 1.  Distribution of Erdrique’s monster kills by monster type from the monster manual.

Figure 2.  Erdrique’s and my account monster kills by monster type for those in the monster manual.

Focusing more on the trends for Erdrique, just like my trends account wide, I’m not entirely surprised to see which monsters have topped the list.  The monsters that are in the humanoid, player races, undead, vermin, and animal types are occur in almost every quests making their encounter rates much higher than those on the bottom of Erdrique’s monster type list.

Taking a broader look at my trends with Erdrique, I took a look at his enemy kills by monster manual volume as well.  Account wide, the number of monster kills by volume were ranked in the following order: Volume 1, Prologue, Volume 2, Volume 3, Volume 5, Volume 4, and Volume 6.  In contrast, the number of monsters kills by volume for Erdrique were the following: Prologue, Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 5, Volume 3, Volume 4, and Volume 5 (Table 2 and Figure 3).  I know that some of these tends are driven by my obsession to maximize out slayer areas, including the Red Fens.  The Red Fens has an extraordinary amount of slayers (7,500 slayers) with the majority of enemies in that area being sahaugin, which are in the Prologue.  I also found it interesting to see how high Volume 5 is for Erdrique because when that came out he was working on clearing out the Restless Isles and on working in the quests in the Desert.  Volume 5 included ogres and scorrow allowing Erdrique to start accumulating those kills (nearly accounting for 40% of all my kills account wide).

Table 2.  Total monster kills for Erdrique and my VIP account by monster manual volume.

Figure 3.  Total monster kills for Erdrique and my VIP account by monster manual volume.

The trends in the number of monster kills by monster race wasn’t entirely too surprising for me.  Account wide, the top 10 races that accounted for monster kills were humans, skeletons, hobgoblins, kobolds, sahaugin, spiders, wolves, zombies, scorpions, and trolls.  Erdrique’s top ten were humans, skeletons, sahaugin, kobolds, spiders, wolves, hobgoblins, gnolls, scorpions, and mephits (Table 3 and Figure 4).  Although the order isn’t the same, eight of the monsters that were in Erdrique’s top ten were also in the top ten for my account.  Erdrique differed by having gnolls and mephits in his top ten as opposed to zombies and trolls.  Again, I attribute this to the timing of monster manual releases and the level Erdrique was in his reincarnation path at the time of the release.  Gnolls, for instance, are a large part of the desert and Erdrique was working in that area when that volume was released.

Table 3.  Total number of monster kills for Erdrique’s top ten, both for him and account wide, and the percent he accounted for.

Figure 4.  Number of monster kills for Erdrique’s top ten monster races (and the number of those for my account).

Taking a look at the opposite spectrum, the fewest number of monsters that have  fallen to my characters on my account by race are warforged titan, horned devil, liches, hellcats, stone golems, dragons, iron golems, yugoloth, clay golems, and quori.  For Erdrique it was warfogred titan, horned devils, liches, hellcat, stone golems, iron golems, dragons, clay golems, and hezrous (Table 4 and Figure 5).  As you can imagine, there is a lot of overlap here.  The quori are not on Erdrique’s list but this is primarily because he just recently moved through the Inspired Quarter and the Dreaming Dark, allowing him to account for the majority of the quori kills on my account.  I find it interesting that the hezerou were on his list instead.

Table 4.  Number of monster kills for the races that accounted for the fewest number of kills for Erdrique and account wide and the percent Erdrique accounted for those kills. (I noted that only had nine enemies here, the 10th for Erdrique was the Yugoloth).

Figure 5.  Number of monster kills for the races that accounted for the fewest number of kills for Erdrique.

The last thing I took a look at were the trends in the relative percent that Erdrique accounted for by monster race across my account.  I was curious to see which monsters Erdrique accounted for in terms of percent.  Looking at the top ten by percent of kills, Erdrique accounted for a high percentage (if not all) for warforged titan, hellcat, stone golem, succubus, dragons, liches, ice flenser, quori, abishai, and bearded devil (Table 5).  At the time I compiled the data, Erdrique accounted for 100% of all the kills for the warforged titan and hellcats.  On the opposite spectrum, by percent, the monsters deaths that Erdrique accounted for the least were elves, ghouls, spiders, troglodytes, skeletons, wraiths, ghasts, bugbears, hobgoblins, and minotaurs.  I found these trends interesting because although Erdrique has a large number of kills for these races, his over all contribution is low, relatively speaking, when accounting for the rest of my characters on my VIP account.  I’ll be curious to see what my other characters show.

Table 5.  The monster races that accounted for the highest proportion of monster kills for Erdrique 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 Erdrique and the number of kills he had and across my account.

Some of the trends I noticed in the monster manual for Erdrique are easy to understand why others are quite surprising.  Thanks  for reading everybody and happy hunting those monsters in the monster manual!!