Maximizing Your Meat Drops
All players find themselves at some time requiring more Meat. Whether it is to buy that last skill you need, or to save up for that Ultra-Rare you've always wanted, you'll have to be dressed appropriately.
Note that purchasing all the item buffs below is not necessarily cost-efficient, as the resulting drop bonus may not cover the cost of the buffs. It may be more useful for a Meat farmer to read Basic Farming or Advanced Farming instead.
For a complete list of everything which will affect the amount of Meat dropped by monsters, see Meat from Monsters.
|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|
NOTE: Leprechaun-type familiars increase meat drops with weight. The Hobo Monkey acts as a Leprechaun at 1.25 times the weight, and will also occasionally steal an extra 50-100 meat from your opponent during combat.
- The bewitching boots, bitter bowtie and brazen bracelet become more effective if you wear them together. See their item pages for details.
- Wearing n pieces of Brimstone equipment gives +2n% meat drops.
- Wearing n pieces of the Clothing of Loathing also gives +2n% meat drops.
- Being underwater gives you an inherent penalty to item- and meat-drops.
- Wearers of Hodgman's Regal Frippery may summon a hobo underling five times per day, then ask it to tell them a joke for 100% meat gains. Owners of a dinged-up triangle can do this too (at an effective cost of at least eleven turns--10 hobo nickels and one turn at The Hobo Marketplace).
- Smithsness can currently be raised to a maximum of 90 points (giving a maximum meat drop bonus of 180% on Half a Purse).
- Hobo Power can currently be raised to a maximum of 170 points (giving a maximum meat drop bonus of 170% on Hodgman offhand items).
- Human-Constellation Hybrid and Human-Humanoid Hybrid are available as potion effects, or as intrinsic effects (the latter requires having a Little Geneticist DNA-Splicing Lab installed in Your Workshed). The potion and the intrinsic do not stack.
- Available under Bad Moon
- Greed (+50%) (only if familiars and skills are not recalled)
- Hella Smooth (+40%)
- Braaains (+50%)
- Braaaaaains (+200%)
Farming for Meat with a NPZR
A NPZR has an 11% chance to give [(6 × weight) + 10] meat, per combat round, in the first 10 rounds of any fight.
It also has an 11% chance to deal (weight × 3/2) damage, per combat round.
The 10 round cap has effectively ended the NPZR's reign as meat-farming familiar of choice. The following information is left as an archive of past functionality, rather than a useful modern guide.
Example - Farming the Castle in the Sky
Possibly, the best area for NPZR meat farming would be the The Castle in the Clouds in the Sky, because the base meat drop is added to the meat given by the NPZR. Of course, the non-combat adventures decrease the efficiency, so increasing combat frequency is highly recommended.
All monsters at the Castle have 150 HP. Meat drop is 135-194 (avg: ~150) per monster. So, let's compare a 50-lb NPZR with a 50-lb Leprechaun. In 10 rounds of combat at 11% Chance of meat drop you get a meat drop 1.1 times/adventure. A full weight Stocking Mimic (assuming it's just a really heavy cocoabo) you have a 1/12 chance of getting meat meaning you get 5/6 of a drop per fight. If you do all the math, you will get:
- 50-lb leprechaun = 448.35 meat (198.9% extra meat plus 150 from the end of combat)
- 50-lb NPZR = 491 meat/adventure (310/drop which averages 341 meat plus the 150 you get from the end of combat)
- 130-lb Stocking Mimic (100-lb plus the 30 bonus the others got) = 727 meat/adventure (693.2 per drop factoring in Happy Holidays, averaging out to 578 per actual fight, plus 150 from the end of combat)
Thus, a Stocking Mimic is better than a NPZR, which is better than a leprechaun at the castle.