Critical Strike

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Critical Strike, when triggered, causes the user's attack to deal multiplied damage.

When a Critical Strike is triggered, your attack will deal increased damage, which is shown by the red number that pops up. The red number displays your damage before any damage reductions take place.

Critical Strike chance is rolled on a per attack attempt basis. This means if you were to cancel a Critical attack before it comes out, your next attack will reroll for Critical Strike chance again.

It is possible to have multiple sources of Critical Strike, but while Critical Strike chance can be stacked diminishingly, only the highest Critical Strike damage multiplier that triggers will be used. In addition, effects that trigger on Critical Strike (Ex. Drunken Master Magic Brew.jpg Drunken Style granting an Evasion buff on Critical Strike) will only activate if the respective Critical Strike source procs.

Critical Strike's damage is affected by bonuses from both Base Damage and plain Damage, and affects Lifesteal and Cleave damage. Effects that add bonus damage of a fixed damage type to attacks are not affected by Critical Strike.

Sources[edit | edit source]

Chance-based[edit | edit source]

Unit/Item Source Chance Damage Multiplier Notes
Berzerker.jpg Berzerker Berzerker Strength Sap.jpg Furious Anger 8% per charge 1.2/1.4/1.6/1.8x Gains 1 charge on attack; charges are lost after not attacking for 3 seconds
War Beast Summon Hellhounds.jpg Hellhound Wildsoul Wild.jpg Critical Bite 30% 1.2/1.4/1.6/1.8x
Kane.jpg Kane Kane Offensive Force.jpg Offensive Force 10/20/30/40% 1.5x Aura (800 radius, Ally Heroes)
Riftshards.jpg Riftshards Passive 20% 1.65/1.9/2.15/2.4x
Swiftblade.jpg Swiftblade Swiftblade Way of the Sword.jpg Way of the Sword 15/20/25/30% 1.75x
Tarot.jpg Tarot Tarot Luck of the Draw.jpg Luck of the Draw 20% 2/3.25/4.5x
War Beast.jpg War Beast War Beast Metamorphosis.jpg Metamorphosis 30% 1.6/1.8/2x Only while Metamorphosis is active; permanent with SotM
Wolf Commander.jpg Wolf Commander Swiftblade Way of the Sword.jpg Critical Strike 20% 2x

Guaranteed[edit | edit source]

Hero Source Damage Multiplier Notes
Bushwack.jpg Bushwack Bushwack Spiked Dart.jpg Spiked Dart 1.2/1.4/1.6/1.8x
Nomad.jpg Nomad Nomad Wanderer.jpg Wanderer Up to 1.3/1.6/1.9/2.2x Each charge increases multiplier by 0.003/0.006/0.009/0.012x; Does not trigger under 20 charges; If you have less than 20 charges, attacking adds 25 charges; Half of charges used on non-hero units
Puppet Master.jpg Puppet Master Puppet Master Whiplash.jpg Whiplash 1.6/1.9/2.2/2.5x
Scout.jpg Scout Scout Disarm.jpg Disarm 1.4/1.6/1.8/2x