Critical Strike grants the chance to deal a bonus percentage of damage on attack. Critical damage is physical damage and is reduced by armor. The red number shown by critical strike is displayed before reductions. Critical strike does not work on buildings or wards. Because critical strike multiplies the attack damage of a unit after damage modifiers, it is a scaling mechanic. All chance based critical strikes are subject to pseudo random distribution for chance calculation.
- Lifesteal is calculated after critical strikes, which means critting will increase the lifesteal amount.
- Cleave damage dealt will be multiplied if critical strike is triggered.
- Illusions can use critical strike, but the damage will be heavily reduced due to being an illusion. Illusions cannot use guaranteed critical strikes.
Chance Stacking Formula
Multiple critical strike damage percentages do not stack. However the chance can stack based on the following formula:
- (1 - critical chance) × (1 - next source of critical chance) = (1 - chance to not crit) = critical strike chance
If critical strike chance is 100% through a given ability, then that critical strike will override and prevent other sources of crit from activating.
Critical Strike Abilities
|Hero||Ability||Critical Damage||Critical Chance|
|Brewmaster||Drunken Brawler||230%||10% / 15% / 20% / 25% |
(100% if you have not attacked for
13 / 12 / 11 / 10 seconds)
|Chaos Knight||Chaos Strike||125% / 175% / 225% / 275%||12%|
|Juggernaut||Blade Dance||180%||20% / 25% / 30% / 35%|
|Lycan||Shapeshift||160% / 180% / 200%||40%|
|Phantom Assassin||Coup de Grace||230% / 340% / 450%||15%|
|Wraith King||Mortal Strike||150% / 200% / 250% / 300%
300% / 400% / 500% / 600%
|Unit||Ability||Critical Damage||Critical Chance|
|Alpha Wolf||Critical Strike||200%||20%|
|Item||Ability||Critical Damage||Critical Chance|
Guaranteed Critical Strike
|Bounty Hunter||Jinada||150% / 175% / 200% / 225%||12 / 10 / 8 / 6 |
1 with talent
|Monkey King||Boundless Strike||140% / 160% / 180% / 200%
300% with talent
500% with talent
|36 / 24 / 12|