Without formal statistical analysis, I’m going to revise my list for 2:25-1N based on @Pois1’s data:
- 1 boss + 2 Atlantean Drones
- 4x mob waves, apparently all the same.
- wave has 3-4 monsters, ~50/50, and ~50% are Atlantean Drones
That brings the totals to 3.5 monsters per mob wave, 1.75 Atlantean drones, with a grand total of 17 monsters, 9 Atlantean Drones on an average run.
I’m very curious if 2:27-3N has the same monster pattern, because it has about double the recruits if I recall correctly, and it has the same monsters, the same boss, and the same number of waves. If so, it would be a better stage to farm for those missions. (I haven’t checked, but it should have marginally better food/iron/XP as well)
Late addition edit: doing the math for 17 monsters (14 in mob waves) the odds of getting all the same are .5^14, or one in 16k runs. So seeing exactly 2 or exactly 18 Atlantean Drones is VERY unlikely, but if lots of players are farming for that mission, it probably will happen a few times, since way more runs than that are going to take place. Odds taking into account the range of 12-16 mob monsters instead of the average of 14 will make for more complicated math but I doubt will change the result much…
Edit2: More data from Pois1 shows that waves appear to have consistently have 4 monsters somewhat less than 50% of the time , so my guestimated numbers here are a touch high.