Thursday, August 14, 2014

Power Sorting 5e Creatures

The new 5e Basic DMG has some guidelines for developing combat encounters, relying on XP and Challenge values.  It's pretty nifty, but it does rely on a DM knowing what the hell is available to build an encounter with.  I'm stocking some dungeons, so I whipped up a list of the Basic DMG creatures in excel that I could sort and order the way I wanted.

An ascending list of Challenge and XP levels seemed to be the most helpful to me - so I figured it might be helpful to others.  I imagine some of the rating will change in the future, monsters will be added, etc, but for right at this moment, it does it's purpose.  Enjoy. (All stuff property of WOTC. Etc Etc.)



Challenge XP Creature
0 0 Frog
0 0 Sea Horse
0 10 Awakened Shrub
0 10 Baboon
0 10 Badger
0 10 Bat
0 10 Cat
0 10 Commoner
0 10 Crab
0 10 Deer
0 10 Eagle
0 10 Giant Fire Beetle
0 10 Goat
0 10 Hawk
0 10 Hyena
0 10 Jackal
0 10 Lizard
0 10 Octopus
0 10 Owl
0 10 Quipper
0 10 Rat
0 10 Raven
0 10 Scorpion
0 10 Spider
0 10 Vulture
0 10 Weasel
1/8 25 Bandit
1/8 25 Blood Hawk
1/8 25 Camel
1/8 25 Cultist
1/8 25 Flying Snake
1/8 25 Giant Crab
1/8 25 Giant Rat
1/8 25 Giant Weasel
1/8 25 Guard
1/8 25 Kobold
1/8 25 Mastiff
1/8 25 Merfolk
1/8 25 Mule
1/8 25 Poisonous Snake
1/8 25 Pony
1/8 25 Stirge
1/8 25 Twig Blight
1/4 50 Acolyte
1/4 50 Axe Beak
1/4 50 Blink Dog
1/4 50 Boar
1/4 50 Constrictor Snake
1/4 50 Draft Horse
1/4 50 Elk
1/4 50 Flying Sword
1/4 50 Giant Badger
1/4 50 Giant Bat
1/4 50 Giant Centipede
1/4 50 Giant Frog
1/4 50 Giant Lizard
1/4 50 Giant Owl
1/4 50 Giant Poisonous Snake
1/4 50 Giant Wolf Spider
1/4 50 Goblin
1/4 50 Panther
1/4 50 Pteranodon
1/4 50 Riding Horse
1/4 50 Skeleton
1/4 50 Swarm of Bats
1/4 50 Swarm of Rats
1/4 50 Swarm of Ravens
1/4 50 Wolf
1/4 50 Zombie
1/2 100 Ape
1/2 100 Black Bear
1/2 100 Cockatrice
1/2 100 Crocodile
1/2 100 Giant Goat
1/2 100 Giant Sea Horse
1/2 100 Giant Wasp
1/2 100 Gnoll
1/2 100 Hobgoblin
1/2 100 Lizardfolk
1/2 100 Orc
1/2 100 Reef Shark
1/2 100 Satyr
1/2 100 Swarm of Insects
1/2 100 Thug
1/2 100 Warhorse
1/2 100 Worg
1 200 Animated Armor
1 200 Brown Bear
1 200 Bugbear
1 200 Death Dog
1 200 Dire Wolf
1 200 Ghoul
1 200 Giant Eagle
1 200 Giant Hyena
1 200 Giant Octopus
1 200 Giant Spider
1 200 Giant Toad
1 200 Giant Vulture
1 200 Harpy
1 200 Hippogriff
1 200 Lion
1 200 Swarm of Quippers
1 200 Tiger
2 450 Allosaurus
2 450 Awakened Tree
2 450 Berserker
2 450 Centaur
2 450 Gargoyle
2 450 Giant Boar
2 450 Giant Constrictor Snake
2 450 Giant Elk
2 450 Grick
2 450 Griffon
2 450 Hunter Shark
2 450 Nothic
2 450 Ochre Jelly
2 450 Ogre
2 450 Pegasus
2 450 Plesiosaurus
2 450 Polar Bear
2 450 Priest
2 450 Rhinoceros
2 450 Saber-Toothed Tiger
2 450 Swarm of Poisonous Snakes
3 700 Ankylosaurus
3 700 Basilisk
3 700 Doppelganger
3 700 Giant Scorpion
3 700 Hell Hound
3 700 Killer Whale
3 700 Knight
3 700 Manticore
3 700 Minotaur
3 700 Mummy
3 700 Owlbear
3 700 Phase Spider
3 700 Spectator
3 700 Werewolf
3 700 Wight
3 700 Winter Wolf
3 700 Yeti
4 1,100 Banshee
4 1,100 Elephant
4 1,100 Flameskull
4 1,100 Ghost
5 1,800 Air Elemental
5 1,800 Earth Elemental
5 1,800 Fire Elemental
5 1,800 Flesh Golem
5 1,800 Giant Crocodile
5 1,800 Giant Shark
5 1,800 Hill Giant
5 1,800 Triceratops
5 1,800 Troll
5 1,800 Water Elemental
6 2,300 Chimera
6 2,300 Cyclops
6 2,300 Mage
6 2,300 Mammoth
6 2,300 Medusa
6 2,300 Wyvern
7 2,900 Giant Ape
8 3,900 Frost Giant
8 3,900 Hydra
8 3,900 Tyrannosaurus Rex
8 3,900 Young Green Dragon
9 5,000 Fire Giant
10 5,900 Stone Golem
17 18,000 Adult Red Dragon

- Ark

4 comments:

  1. If I can't kill a 1st level magic-user with a common house cat, I ain't playing this edition!

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    1. Well, it could happen . . . it would take a minute or so and you'd have a tie up the mage. :)

      - Ark

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    1. No problem. Be sure and check out the updated version - Further Adventures in Power Sorting 5e Creatures.

      - Ark

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