Difficulty Indicators

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Visual indicators within the UI reveal certain information about the difficulty of creatures. The color of a creature's name is relative to a character's level and the portrait frame indicates the difficulty type of a creature.


Relative name color

The color of creature names give a quick indication of the difference between a creature's level compared to the character examining it. Creatures much higher than a player's skill level are prone to deflect or nullify attacks making it more difficult and sometimes impossible to defeat them while aggressive creatures will ignore a character nine or more levels above his own level.

Creatures-Grey.png
Grey - 9 or more levels below the character's level (yields no XP)
Creatures-Green.png
Green - 6-8 levels below
Creatures-Turquoise.png
Turquoise - 3-5 levels below
Creatures-Blue.png
Blue - 1-2 levels below
Creatures-White.png
White - Same level as yourself
Creatures-Yellow.png
Yellow - 1-2 level above
Creatures-Orange.png
Orange - 3-4 levels above
Creatures-Red.png
Red - 5-7 levels above
Creatures-Purple.png
Purple - 8 or more levels above (yields no XP)
Most attacks deflected


Difficulty types

Together with a creature's level, difficulty type determines certain attributes such as morale, power, resistances and mitigations. Normal creatures are easily defeated while Arch-nemesis creatures require planning and cooperation to defeat. The prefix Rare on a difficulty level when hovering the mouse determines if it's a normal enemy or one that spawns at different areas and can be found prowling about. Types range from Swarm and Normal to Arch-nemesis. Combat NPCs aligned with the Free Peoples have an similar difficulty type scale ranging from Swarm to Hero. The difficulty type is revealed by hovering the mouse cursor over a creature or looking at its portrait frame.

Creatures-Swarm.jpg
Swarm
Creatures-Swarm.jpg
Swarm
Creatures-Normal.jpg
Normal
Creatures-Normal.jpg
Normal
Creatures-Rare Normal.jpg
Rare Normal
Freep-Signature.jpg
Freep Signature
Creatures-Signature.jpg
Signature
Creatures-Rare Signature.jpg
Rare Signature
Freep-Defender.jpg
Freep Defender
Creatures-Elite.jpg
Elite
Creatures-Rare Elite.jpg
Rare Elite
Freep-Master Defender.jpg
Freep Master Defender
Creatures-Elite Master.jpg
Elite Master
Creatures-Rare Elite Master.jpg
Rare Elite Master
Freep-Avenger.jpg
Freep Avenger
Creatures-Nemesis.jpg
Nemesis
Creatures-Rare Nemesis.jpg
Rare Nemesis
Freep-Hero.jpg
Freep Hero
Creatures-Arch-Nemesis.jpg
Arch-nemesis
Creatures-Rare Arch-nemesis.jpg
Rare Arch-nemesis
See Creatures by Type for all different types.

See also

Level