As a DM, I have trouble deciding which PC for my monsters/NPCs to attack. Random selection? Whoever hit them last? Cruelly focus down the squishy wizard? What about that monk with Patient Defense?
— Trying to Funny (@tryingtofunny) January 29, 2019
Consider the monster’s intelligence and present state of mind. An ogre will probably attack the enemy right in front of it, or the one who wounded it last. A beholder would choose its targets carefully until its bruised ego causes it to act irrationally. #wotcstaff A common error among DMs (even experienced ones) is to make monsters and villains omniscient. Just because *you* know the cleric should be taken out first doesn’t mean the balor will act accordingly. Even smart bad guys can make ill-informed decisions. #wotcstaff
— Christopher Perkins (@ChrisPerkinsDnD) January 29, 2019