I took on this study to try to figure out a few things about what Craw drops, how often, and how we might maximize our chances of getting what we want.
I began this on another thread over here, if you’re interested in the backstory and some preliminary conclusions and discussions.
Craw drop stats?
Playing on PC and using a few simple mods, I decided to kill Craw countless times, collect everything he drops, and use the exporting abilities of WillowTree along with some basic Excel calculations to tally up every single part of every single weapon, shield, and COM.
Here are the modifications used:
- modded backpack size to 9999, in order to fit everything for many many runs at once
- enabled the console, and used the “notarget” command to freeze Craw so I could kill him with minimal fuss
- made myself a cheater shotgun w/ 200k+ damage…every little bit of speed helps
- 4-player slider, set to 4 players to make him drop more stuff each kill. I did a smaller set of tests to establish that only the quantity, not quality, of the drops changes with the slider enabled.
I tried using the only user-created Craw farming map I could find, but it was useless for these purposes (altered drop tables). So, all my testing was done on the official Craw.
I ran one set of ~20,000 drops on each character, and another two with Mordecai and Lilith with their Find Rare Items COMs equipped. So, six sets overall, with each one representing 160-170 kills (4-player mode).
Each kill yields about 120 drops (4 player). A single-player kill is about 65 drops, for reference.
Each table below contains the summed and percentage totals for each weapon part/type. The far right column represents the chance of getting that particular part. These can be multiplied together to get a % chance for a theoretical weapon.
e.g. I want a perfect Torgue Cobra, as do we all. Looking at the percentages:
- body5 = 82.8%
- barrel4 = 4.3%
- stock5 = 13.6%
- mag5 = 34.1%
- mat3 = 48.4%
For the sake of sanity, let’s say I don’t care about the sight.
0.828 * 0.043 * 0.136 * 0.341 * 0.484 = 0.08% chance of getting all those parts. Damn.
Assault Rifles (Burst Fire)