I chose the outskirts of the knob because two of the monsters drop hats with a decent drop rate. I had +85% item drops from effects and equip. 30 lb hatrack, no hat. Here's what I saw:
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base drop +85% drop observed
rate (wiki) rate encounters hat drops drop rate
(chef hat) 33.5% 62.0% 41 33 80.5%
(viking hat) 31.5% 58.3% 44 33 75.0%
So consistent with a 15-20% boost to hat drops, and enough to answer the question of hatrack vs fairy: definitely fairy.
I probably won't pursue this further, mostly because my spading multi isn't getting a hatrack from me anytime soon, but I did have some questions in case I do chase after more data:
- is there a better place to do this?
- how solid are the wiki numbers?
- when a familiar gains a lb after a combat, does the extra weight affect that fight's item drops? (or other post combat familiar stuff, for non-fairy types).