Quote Originally Posted by ScrivenerofDoom View Post
Use more minions that you create yourself, and use them with leaders that, for example, allow the minion a saving throw to avoid damage.

I find building my own monsters is the best way to make combats run faster, that and making sure the more cognitively challenged players are running the martial eClasses.

Eh, minions are variable. Speeds up combat if you've got Sorcerers or Controllers in your party, but if your party is heavy on single target PCs, they slow it down.

I'll note that I posted a solution in the other thread- grant PCs free Versatile Expertise, Improved Defenses, and 1 damage/2 levels and remove item/feat bonuses to damage and dragonshards from the game. In other words: instead of fancy solutions to fix things for players who aren't interested in baseline optimization, just build the baseline into their characters.