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How to calculate your pet’s HP

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A simple equation that only requires you to observe your pet for years without any interaction

What is a hit point?

This question has confounded scholars and philosophers for nearly a century. HP is a concept that, on its surface, seems relatively simple, but when you get into the business of quantifying a creature’s life energy, the ramifications are terrifying. If you knew the inner machinations of life’s algorithm, would you use that knowledge for good?

I wouldn’t! I would use it to create an equation to calculate my pet’s HP, which is exactly what I did in this video.

If you’d like to calculate your own pet’s HP, you’ll need a pet behavior data sheet and the table of values. You can find both of these materials below.

Then, all you have to do is add your pet’s class base (b) to their user level (u) multiplied by the pet type modification (m). Put more simply:

HP = b+(um)

A pet behavior data sheet that has spaces for tallies according to general behavior and class specific behavior.
A blank version of the pet behavior data sheet I used to calculate Zuko’s HP

HP Table of Values

TYPE DOG CAT FISH REPTILE BIRD EQUINE SMALL MAMMAL BUG AMPHIBIAN FARM ANIMAL EXOTIC PLANT
TYPE DOG CAT FISH REPTILE BIRD EQUINE SMALL MAMMAL BUG AMPHIBIAN FARM ANIMAL EXOTIC PLANT
MODIFICATION (m) 2.4 2 3.1 2.8 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.8 2.2
ROGUE BASE (b) 35 40 20 30 40 45 10 1 40 50 35 30
CLERIC BASE (b) 76 75 73 78 79 86 51 40 77 88 83 68
PALADIN BASE (b) 116 110 126 126 116 126 91 77 114 126 130 106
RANGER BASE (b) 156 144 178 173 154 166 131 115 150 163 177 143
BARBARIAN BASE (b) 196 179 231 221 191 206 171 152 187 201 224 181
The table of values for HP calculation

Have fun bonding with your pet while you quantify their value!

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