I'm not sure how is determined the stuff the creatures possess.
I'll take one example :
The Sahuagin Shark Sentry (page 192), Sahuagin Ranger 4 (CR6).
The monster creation rules told us that, for a CR6 creature, the gold is 3000 gp max. and the wealth by level rules told us that, for a 4th level heroic npc, the gold is 4,650 gp max. .
So the equipment that can be looted shouldn't cost more than 4650gp, right ?
Without even counting the 2 potions and the 2 scrolls...
+1 elf-bane bolts (4) = 4 x 8000/50 = 640 gp
+1 studded leather = 1175 gp
cloak of resistance +1 = 1000 gp
mwk underwater heavy crossbow : 2400 gp
20 bolts : 2gp
It's too much...
If we count only "other gear" and not "combat gear", we are near 4650gp, so it could be correct but... is the creature supposed to shoot 4 magical bolts, use two scrolls and drink 2 potions and they are for "free" and doesn't count ??
|Martin Kauffman 530|
You've miscalculated the price of a masterwork underwater heavy crossbow. It's 400 GP, not 2400. If you recalculate this Sahuagin's wealth with that lower amount and add in the consumables you haven't listed, it comes out to 4567 GP, which is exactly what is expected for a CR 6 monster with class levels.