And where there is Trans and Mallet, there is DeathHound.
Basing it on a ratio is terrible. For one, it's determined by level, and even level 30s can be "noobs" when they don't have a good build/stat to grasp. Let alone having the worse weapons.
Ego seems about right.
Partner linking is a little bit worse than this, don't you think? He's asking for a higher ratio, not making it 100% fatal to the enemies. That's like partnering up 2 level 35s with all of the Infernal Weapons, and then they somehow get the noobiest of enemies. The reason the level difference is 5 is because it also gives them a chance to experience what the higher levels (lol by 5?) play. They might learn a thing or two.
I once saw a level 21 beat a level 29, because the 35 was ill prepared in his build. This level 29 had more losses than wins. By alot. However, the level 21 knew how to come back at any situation. Point is: 5 levels is not alot, and the chances of getting someone down by 5 levels is a 1:5 chance ( i think... [when was the last time i did ratios?] >_<).