[RPG] When an enethe is defeated, who in the party gains experience?


When a character kills an enemy, do only they get the experience, or does everyone in the whole group get the experience?

That is, does it matter who made the last hit that took the enemy down?

Best Answer

The whole group divides the experience between them

Each monster has an XP value based on its challenge rating. When adventurers defeat one or more monsters-typically by killing, routing, or capturing them-they divide the total XP value of the monsters evenly among themselves. If the party received substantial assistance from one or more NPCs, count those NPCs as party members when dividing up the XP. (DMG p.260)