TL;DR my chance to hit a Terrorized zombie 2 levels above me in Blood Moore is 95% when it should be 83.62%.
Terrorized zones trash mobs should be 2 levels above you.
My barb is level 86, which makes trash mob zombies level 88. His AR with Whirlwind is 5861.
(TLVL = target level)
Hell zombie’s defense is: 1067
Chance to hit formula:
Chance to Hit = min(max(2 * (AR / (AR + Defense)) * (ALVL / (ALVL + TLVL)) * 100% , 95%), 5%)
(TLVL = target level)
Plug and chug these values:
2 * (5861 / (5861 + 1067)) * (86 / (86 + 88)) * 100 = 83.62%
Game was created on the level 86, so it cant be that a lower level created it.
Current terror zone is Outer Steps. Same character AR, everything. (Note: these will be closer together since DKs normal level is 82.)
Doom knight, chance to hit: 80%
Doom Knight defense is 1837
Plug and chug:
2 * (5861 / (5861 + 1837)) * (86 / (86 + 88)) * 100 = 75.26%
As you can see, I should only have a 75.3% chance to hit the Doom Knight.
Now, let’s check the same calculation with defense.
In game chance for DK to hit me: 41
My defense: 7995
DK’s AR: 5929
Plugging in values for Doom Knight’s chance to hit me:
2 * (5929 / (5929 + 7995)) * (88 / (88 + 86)) * 100 = 43.07%
Shows that it should be higher than it is.
Now let’s use Doom Knight’s original level of 82:
2 * (5929 / (5929 + 7995)) * (82 / (82 + 86)) * 100 = 41.56%
Which is a match of what i’m seeing in game
Not sure if this has any impact on XP gains from the monsters, as I dont have a baseline expectation of leveling in rando areas to compare the XP gains to (but I also assume someone would have caught this by now if it weren’t working).
- Character screen is not displaying the numbers properly, but the actual hit chances on both ends are accurate
- Levels used for calculation are the original levels, but levels used to calculate XP gain are the new ones affected by Terrorized zones
Also, (since I cant post links) to get the AR/Defense/default levels for these monsters, Google “d2 beastiary” and follow the Arreat Summit link - which is a primary Blizz source of truth for D2. Then follow act 1 → Zombie for first example, and Act IV → Oblivion Knight for second example (but look only at the Doom Knight rows)
I had screenshots of char screen too, would be great if anyone knows a way I can post those