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Critical Strike

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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.

Interactions:

  • 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[edit]

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[edit]

Hero 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%
(vs heroes)
300% / 400% / 500% / 600%
(vs non-heroes)
15%
Unit Abilities
Unit Ability Critical Damage Critical Chance
Alpha Wolf Critical Strike 200% 20%
Item Abilities
Item Ability Critical Damage Critical Chance
Bloodthorn Critical Strike 175% 20%
Crystalys Critical Strike 175% 20%
Daedalus Critical Strike 235% 30%

Guaranteed Critical Strike[edit]

Hero Abilities
Hero Ability Critical Damage Cooldown
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
25
Tusk Walrus PUNCH! 350%
500% with talent
36 / 24 / 12
Item Abilities
Item Ability Critical Damage Cooldown
Bloodthorn Bloodthorn 145% 18

See also[edit]