### Basic Functional Hit Points

Calculating a simple means to give a linier value to the damage output of a figure was to me a straightforward task (see my previous post on Basic Functional Damage). Calculating a value for durability was not nearly as straightforward as I had hoped. I had many failed formulas that I was unsatisfied with, but I will spare you the details. Ultimately what I decided to do was what Guy suggested in a similar thread on the WOTC message boards: convert AC and other durability factors into an equivalent amount of HP. Factors I need to consider are AC, Morale (level and fearless), and Conceal. And the command rating of a commander can contribute to the functional HP of a figure incrementally. For simplicity rally is not considered.

From this, we can derive the following formula, for what I shall call "Basic Functional Hit Points"

For creatures without the Conceal ability Conceal = 1

For Fearless creatures Save = 20

What results does this give us? The top 10 are...

- First, I only take half of the printed HP value of the base. This is the only "Guaranteed" HP you have.
- Next, I multiply the remaining half by the figures level/save, and divide by 20.
- For Fearless creatures, I consider their level to be 20, effectively giving the other half of their HP.
- Next I take the AC of the figure, subtract a normalized attack bonus, and divide by 20 to get the hit percentage, and then multiply that by the figures HP.
- Finally I take the conceal percentage, multiply that by the functional HP at this point, and add it again.

From this, we can derive the following formula, for what I shall call "Basic Functional Hit Points"

HP * | (Save + 2*AC) | * | 19 + Conceal |

40 | 20 |

For creatures without the Conceal ability Conceal = 1

For Fearless creatures Save = 20

What results does this give us? The top 10 are...

Figure | FHP | |
---|---|---|

1 | Large Silver Dragon | 240 |

2 | Fire Giant | 196 |

3 | Stone Golem | 189 |

4 | Frost Giant | 175.5 |

5 | Thaskor | 175 |

6 | Aspect of Bane | 174 |

7 | Large Red Dragon | 171.88 |

8t | Zombie White Dragon | 162.5 |

8t | Aspect of Nerull | 162.5 |

10 | Vrock | 155.25 |