Maximizing Monster Level
As the Sombrero vs. Volleyball page shows, there is always a point in Monster Level where using a Hovering Sombrero will yield more stats than using a volleyball-type familiar. Thus, speed ascenders will wish to boost ML as much as possible.
|Ultra rares and Raffle House/Radio prizes||Tradable and still obtainable, but rare|
|Semi-rares and war hero drops|
|Mr. Store/KoL Con accessible derivatives||Tradable (directly or ingredients or zone access consumable), unlimited generation to those who own source, source no longer obtainable|
|Mr. Store/KoL Con items and inaccessible derivatives||Tradable, but no longer obtainable|
|Other limited time content|
|Clan Dungeon non-tradables||Untradable, but still obtainable|
|Non-tradables from past holidays and world events||Untradable, and no longer obtainable|
|*||Single-equip restriction, or two-handed/three-handed weapon|
|^||Equipment disappears at the end of the day or the equipment (or its associated enchantment) has a limited duration|
|El Vibrato Relics||Brimstone||Mutant Parts Apparel||Custom (all optional)|
|Hat||El Vibrato helmet (with 10 El Vibrato punchcard (213 holes))||0||Brimstone Beret||0||Mutant crown||15||The Crown of Ed the Undying (golden hyena)||20|
|Pants||El Vibrato leg guards||0||Brimstone Boxers||0||Mutant legs||10||old patched suit-pants||40|
|Weapon||El Vibrato energy spear||0||Brimstone Bludgeon||0||Mutant arm||5||ice sickle||15|
|Off-hand||Brimstone Bunker||0||shield of the Skeleton Lord||50||shield of the Skeleton Lord||50|
|Accessory 1||hockey stick of furious angry rage (optional)||30||Brimstone Brooch||0||hockey stick of furious angry rage||30||hockey stick of furious angry rage||30|
|Accessory 2||hockey stick of furious angry rage (optional)||30||Brimstone Bracelet||0||hockey stick of furious angry rage||30||hockey stick of furious angry rage||30|
|Accessory 3||hockey stick of furious angry rage (optional)||30||hockey stick of furious angry rage (optional)||30||Hand in Glove||5||Hand in Glove||5|
|Outfit bonus||El Vibrato Relics||100||Brimstone||64||Mutant Parts Apparel||50||0|
|mandatory Buffs||0||0||Merry Smithsness||25||Merry Smithsness||25|
- Currently, the only familiars which can increase monster level are the Purse Rat, the Baby Bugged Bugbear (with the bugged balaclava equipped for +20), and any familiars that let you wear more equipment such as the Disembodied Hand or the Left-Hand Man.
- The Brimstone gear provides variable +ML depending on the number of distinct pieces worn (+2n ML for n pieces).
- The Hand in Glove's +ML enchantment is equal to your Smithsness level. The Glove by itself provides 5 Smithsness.
- There is a set of Slime Hates It items that increase monster level as well, but only in the Slime Tube.