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Certain monsters have a tendency to appear in groups. Due to this, they are more common than their monster frequency would imply.

A "large" group consists of 2-11 monsters and a "small" of 2-4.[1] The group is divided by 4 for players of level 1 or 2, and halved for players of level 3 or 4.[2] Peaceful monsters are never created in a group.[3]


SLASH'EM adds "very large" groups of size 2-21.[4]


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