Tuesday, 17 June 2014

D&D Next Monsters: Part 16: Rebooting The Math: Consolidation

D&D Next Monsters: Part 16: Rebooting The Math: Consolidation

While this blog does not contain material published by Wizards of the Coast it does contain materials summarized and extrapolated from the D&D Next playtest packets. By continuing to read this blog you are consenting to the terms of the Wizards online playtest agreement, which you can view at dndnext.com.

Wherein Surf has a shot at correcting the math in the final playtest's monsters....

OK this took a lot longer than expected, for various reasons. I got caught up proving my changes against character progression data. My work life went insane (think 60 and 70 hour weeks). I really enjoyed working through this and hope readers feel it was worth the wait.

Consolidation

All I have really done in this instalment is consolidate the tables from the previous five articles.

Readers interested in what comes next in my line of D&D monster math analysis should check the end of this article.

Without further ado I give you the...

 

Updated Monster Build Table

Note that I have used the formulas recommended in the last 5 articles. If you want to use an alternative formula for an attribute you'll need to do some work... Or maybe contact me and hope I have some time to spare!

LevelACHPAttackDamage
EasyAverageToughSoloEasyAverageToughSoloEasyAverageToughSolo
1111314154101825+22346
2121415167183144+3471114
31214151610244361+47111722
41315161712315477+49152230
51416171815376492+511182737
614161718174375107+513223243
715171819194885121+615253749
815171819225494135+617284255
9161819202459104148+718314661
10161819202665113161+720345067
11171920212870122174+722365573
12171920213075131187+824395979
13182021223280140200+825426485
14182021223485148212+827466891
15192122233690157224+929497397
16192122233894165236+9315278104
17192122234099174248+9335684112
182022232442104182260+10366090119
192022232443109190271+10386496128
202123242545113198283+104168103137
212123242547118206294+114473110147
222123242549122214306+114779118157
232224252651127222317+125184127169
242224252652131230328+125491136181
252325262754136237339+135897146195

 

Towards the future

With final fifth edition material due to be released in a few short weeks it is unlikely that I will devote any more time to analysis of D&D Next monsters.

The good news is that the launch of D&D 5e will incorporate Basic D&D as a spearhead. Basic D&D will be a free download that includes essential monsters. I will download and commence analysis of these creatures within hours (possibly minutes) of the PDF's release.

Hopefully the backbone of my D&D Next monster analysis is a close fit with the final product. That should enable a rapid release of monster analysis.

 

See you in July!