The higher the challenge rating (CR) number, the more powerful the enemy. Commonly four characters of a certain level are able to defeat one creature with a CR equal to the average level of the characters with a moderate amount of difficulty.

It can be viewed by examining the creature.

  • Impossible (purple): 5 or more levels higher
  • Overpowering (red): 3 or 4 levels higher
  • Very Difficult (orange): 1 or 2 levels higher
  • Challenging (yellow): same or 1 level lower
  • Moderate (blue): 2 or 3 levels lower
  • Easy (green): 4 or 5 levels lower
  • Effortless (white): 6 or more levels lower
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