I'm making a Ranger (revised) in Curse of Strahd and thinking of what Favored Enemy to pick. Undead seems like the obvious one since the adventure is about a Vampire, but maybe there aren't that many undead besides him.

What can someone who has played/read it tell me about enemy type distribution?


Spoilers below!

(I have only played the adventure, but did not read it, so I might have missed quite a few encounters, distorting my impressions)

The enemy types are quite evenly distributed:

1. Humanoids mostly, as lycantropes also fall into this category
2. Undeads close second
3. Beasts mostly wolves and bat swarms
4. Fiends far behind the others
5. Fey even fewer
In Strahd's castle Humanoids fall to the third place.

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Humanoids, probably

Since you're playing Revised Ranger, I'd take advantage of their ability to choose all humanoids as your favored enemy. All humanoids is such a broad category that it's typically the best one unless you know you're going to be fighting something else way more often.

That being said, undead is also a very strong choice for Curse of Strahd and it probably provides more "flavour" than having humanoids as your favored enemy. If you're only concerned about utility/strength with this ability, humanoids is probably your best bet, because humanoids covers such a huge blanket. Undead is a close second though.

Greater Favored Enemy will be a much less useful trait in this particular campaign however--I think the only choice that really has much of a presence is Fiends, and they're pretty sparse (I could be wrong about that though).

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