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A critical strike is a skill or default attack dealing increased damage and possibly inflicting elemental ailments. Whenever the player or a monster uses a skill, they have a chance to deal a critical strike by default.

Critical strikes are rolled on a per-action basis, not per-target. So each time a creature uses a skill, the critical strike roll is made once and only once. If someone rolls a critical strike, critical damage will be dealt to all targets hit by that skill. Struck enemies cursed with Assassin's MarkAssassin's MarkCurse, Spell, AoE, Duration
Radius: 22
Mana Cost: (24 to 50)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Requires Level 24Curses all targets in an area, making them more vulnerable to Critical Strikes. Killing the cursed targets will grant life and mana, and a chance to gain a power charge.Per 1% Quality:
Cursed enemies have a 0.5% chance to grant a Power Charge when slain
Base duration is (6-9.8) seconds
Cursed enemies take 20% increased Extra Damage from Critical Strikes
Cursed enemies have an additional (5-9)% chance to receive a Critical Strike
Cursed enemies grant (16-25) Life when Killed
Cursed enemies grant (16-25) Mana when Killed
Cursed enemies have a (21-30)% chance to grant a Power Charge when slain
+(0-10) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
can cause an initial roll that comes up non-critical to potentially become a critical strike.

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Mechanics

Critical strike chance and critical strike damage multiplier are calculated separately for each spell and weapon attack. All weapons list a base critical strike chance, which only affects attacks using that weapon. Damage-dealing spells also have their own base critical strike chance, which is independent of the weapon used to cast the spell. For instance: the critical strike chance on a wand does not affect the chance to score a critical strike with Fireball, even when the player uses that wand to cast the spell.

Critical chance cannot exceed 95%, with the exception of TrypanonTrypanon
Great Mallet
Two Hand Maces
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: 44.491.2
Critical Strike Chance: 100.00%
Attacks per Second: 0.62
Weapon Range: 11
Requires Level 40, 131 Str30% increased Stun Duration on Enemies50% reduced Attack Speed
All Attacks with this Weapon are Critical Strikes
"Though ingenius instruments have been found,
it seems surgery before thaumaturgy
was not so delicate."
- Icius Perandus, Antiquities Collection, Item 3546
or using a Diamond Shrine. Likewise, with the exception of the keystone passive skill Resolute Technique, critical chance has a minimum of 5% and cannot be reduced below this, even with modifiers that reduce critical chance such as Controlled Destruction SupportControlled Destruction SupportSpell, Support
Icon: C
Mana Multiplier: 130%
Requires Level 18Supports attack skills, or spell skills that deal damage.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Spell Damage
Supported Skills deal (25-44)% more Spell Damage
Supported Skills have 100% reduced Critical Strike Chance
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
.

Critical strike chance

The chance to deal a critical strike is taken from the weapon used to perform an attack or attack skill. This chance is based on the weapon's base critical strike plus any local critical strike mods on the weapon. In the case of spells, each spell has its own critical strike chance, which is listed in the skill gem's description. This value can be increased by various modifiers according to


 \pagecolor[RGB]{15,15,15} \color[RGB]{163,141,109} \text{CriticalStrikeChance} = ({\text{BaseCriticalStrikeChance} + \text{AdditionalCriticalStrikeChance}) * (1 + \text{IncreasedCriticalStrikeChance}) }

where BaseCriticalStrikeChance is the base critical strike chance of the skill or weapon, AdditionalCriticalStrikeChance is the sum of all relevant +#% to Critical Strike Chance and IncreasedCriticalStrikeChance is the sum of all relevant #% increased Critical Strike Chance.

For example, if the player is using a weapon with 5% chance to crit, and has +1% to Critical Strike Chance and 50% increased Critical Strike Chance, he will have a 9% chance to score a critical strike.

These types of modifiers can be found on various items, skill gems, the passive skill tree or power charges.

Accuracy

Accuracy measures the chance for an attack to hit. Accuracy-dependent attacks make a second accuracy check to confirm the critical strike. If the check fails only a normal hit is dealt. Thus accuracy can play an important role in quantity of critical strikes.[1]

Critical strike multiplier

Critical strikes deal more damage than normal, based on critical strike multiplier. All characters have a base critical strike multiplier of 150%. The damage will be multiplied according to

CriticalStrikeDamage = Damage * (BaseCriticalStrikeMultiplier + AdditionalCriticalStrikeMultiplier)

Where Damage is the base damage, BaseCriticalStrikeMultiplier = 150% and AdditionalCriticalStrikeMultiplier is the sum of all +#% to Critical Strike Multiplier.

This multiplier will be applied to all damage types of a hit. For instance, with +100% to Critical Strike Multiplier, if the player scores a critical strike with an attack that normally deals 100 physical damage and 10 cold damage, he will instead deal 250 physical damage and 25 cold damage.

Critical strike multipliers do not affect the critical strike multiplier on ailments, including global critical strike modifiers. Ailments have a base 150% multiplier when applied by a critical strike. The only way to increase the critical strike multiplier on ailments is with the Perfect Agony keystone.

Monsters have a base critical strike multiplier of Template:Monster query%.[2] It can be increased by various monster affixes and monster auras.

Status effects

A critical strike that deals elemental damage also inflicts elemental ailments: ignite from fire damage, freeze from cold damage, and shock from lightning damage.

Effect on DPS

Ignoring Accuracy/Evasion and Armour, the DPS contributed by critical strikes is

net DPS = base DPS * (1 + base Critical Strike Chance * (1 + increased Critical Strike Chance) * (0.5 + increased Critical Strike Multiplier))
  • With no increased Critical modifiers, 1% base critical strike chance corresponds to 0.5% increased dps.

The marginal net DPS with respect to increased Critical Strike Chance is

marginal DPS = base DPS * base Critical Strike Chance * (0.5 + increased Critical Strike Multiplier)
  • At a typical base Critical Strike Chance of 5% and no increased Critical Strike Multiplier, 100% increased Critical Strike Chance corresponds to 2.5% increased dps.
  • With 100% increased Critical Strike Multiplier, this increases threefold to 7.5% increased dps.

The marginal net DPS with respect to increased Critical Strike Multiplier is

marginal DPS * base Critical Strike Chance * (1 + increased Critical Strike Chance) * increased Critical Strike Multiplier
  • At a typical base Critical Strike Chance of 5% and no increased Critical Strike Chance, 100% increased Critical Strike Multiplier corresponds to 5% increased dps.
  • With 100% increased Critical Strike Chance, this doubles to 10% increased dps.

Note that this does not take into account effects such as status ailments.

Weapon critical strike potential

An exhaustive list of weapon base Critical Strike Chances. Weapons with higher than 5% base critical strike chance highlighted. Weapons may have a higher base Critical Strike Chance with the proper Item affix.

Weapon Range Hands Critical Strike Chance
Min Max
One-Handed Axes Melee 1 5% 5%
Two-Handed Axes Melee 2 5% 5%
Bows Ranged 2 5% 6.5%
Claws Melee 1 6% 6.5%
Daggers Melee 1 6% 6.5%
Sceptres Melee 1 6% 6.5%
One-Handed Maces Melee 1 5% 5%
Two-Handed Maces Melee 2 5% 5%
Staves Melee 2 6% 6.5%
One-Handed Swords Melee 1 5% 5%
Rapiers Melee 1 5.5% 6.5%
Two-Handed Swords Melee 2 5% 6%
Wands Ranged 1 7% 8%

Skill critical strike potential

An exhaustive list of the base critical strike chances for spells and other skills with damage components that are not based on a weapon's critical strike chance.


Active skill gems with effects related to critical strikes

Related base stats

The following active skill gems have stats related to critical strikes:

Skill gemStr.Dex.Int.Lvl.
Assassin's MarkAssassin's MarkCurse, Spell, AoE, Duration
Radius: 22
Mana Cost: (24 to 50)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Requires Level 24Curses all targets in an area, making them more vulnerable to Critical Strikes. Killing the cursed targets will grant life and mana, and a chance to gain a power charge.Per 1% Quality:
Cursed enemies have a 0.5% chance to grant a Power Charge when slain
Base duration is (6-9.8) seconds
Cursed enemies take 20% increased Extra Damage from Critical Strikes
Cursed enemies have an additional (5-9)% chance to receive a Critical Strike
Cursed enemies grant (16-25) Life when Killed
Cursed enemies grant (16-25) Mana when Killed
Cursed enemies have a (21-30)% chance to grant a Power Charge when slain
+(0-10) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
N/Ayesyes24
EnfeebleEnfeebleCurse, Spell, AoE, Duration
Radius: 22
Mana Cost: (24 to 50)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Requires Level 24Curses all targets in an area, making their attacks and spells less effective.Per 1% Quality:
Cursed enemies have 0.5% reduced Accuracy Rating
Cursed enemies have 0.5% reduced Critical Strike Chance
Base duration is (9-10.9) seconds
Cursed enemies have (18-37)% reduced Accuracy Rating
Cursed enemies have 25% reduced Critical Strike Chance
Cursed enemies deal (21-30)% less Damage
Cursed enemies have -(21-30)% to Critical Strike Multiplier
+(0-7) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
N/AN/Ayes24
Ice SpearIce SpearProjectile, Spell, Cold
Mana Cost: (9 to 27)
Cast Time: 0.85 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 7.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 80%
Projectile Speed: 1000
Requires Level 12Launches a shard of ice that pierces close enemies, before exploding on a distant enemy with a much higher critical strike chance.Per 1% Quality:
2% increased Projectile Speed
Deals (17-548) to (26-822) Cold Damage
(40-78)% increased Chill Duration on enemies
Second form has 600% increased Critical Strike Chance
(10-29)% increased Effect of Chill
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
N/AN/Ayes12
Summon Ice GolemSummon Ice GolemCold, Minion, Spell, Golem
Mana Cost: (30 to 54)
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 6.00 sec
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Requires Level 34Summons an Ice Golem that grants you increased Critical Strike Chance and Accuracy. The Ice Golem can use an icy barrage spell and a chilling spinning dash in addition to its melee attack.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Minion Maximum Life
1% increased Minion Damage
Can Summon up to 1 Golem at a time
Golems Grant (20-30)% increased Critical Strike Chance
Golems Grant (20-30)% increased Accuracy
(30-68)% increased Minion Maximum Life
(0-10)% increased Character Size
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
N/Ayesyes34

Related quality stats

The following active skill gems have quality stats related to critical strikes:

Skill gemStr.Dex.Int.Lvl.
EnfeebleEnfeebleCurse, Spell, AoE, Duration
Radius: 22
Mana Cost: (24 to 50)
Cast Time: 0.50 sec
Requires Level 24Curses all targets in an area, making their attacks and spells less effective.Per 1% Quality:
Cursed enemies have 0.5% reduced Accuracy Rating
Cursed enemies have 0.5% reduced Critical Strike Chance
Base duration is (9-10.9) seconds
Cursed enemies have (18-37)% reduced Accuracy Rating
Cursed enemies have 25% reduced Critical Strike Chance
Cursed enemies deal (21-30)% less Damage
Cursed enemies have -(21-30)% to Critical Strike Multiplier
+(0-7) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
N/AN/Ayes24

Support skill gems with effects related to critical strikes

Related base stats

The following support skill gems have stats related to critical strikes:

Skill gemStr.Dex.Int.Lvl.
Controlled Destruction SupportControlled Destruction SupportSpell, Support
Icon: C
Mana Multiplier: 130%
Requires Level 18Supports attack skills, or spell skills that deal damage.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Spell Damage
Supported Skills deal (25-44)% more Spell Damage
Supported Skills have 100% reduced Critical Strike Chance
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
N/AN/Ayes18
Increased Critical Damage SupportIncreased Critical Damage SupportSupport
Icon: c
Mana Multiplier: 130%
Requires Level 18Supports any skill that hits enemies.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have +0.75% to Critical Strike Multiplier
Supported Skills have +(75-103)% to Critical Strike MultiplierThis is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
N/AN/Ayes18
Increased Critical Strikes SupportIncreased Critical Strikes SupportSupport
Icon: s
Mana Multiplier: 115%
Requires Level 8Supports any skill that hits enemies.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have 1% increased Critical Strike Chance
Supported Skills have (50-88)% increased Critical Strike Chance
Supported Skills have +(1-1.9)% to Critical Strike Chance
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
N/AN/Ayes8
Power Charge On Critical SupportPower Charge On Critical SupportSupport
Icon: P
Mana Multiplier: 110%
Requires Level 18Supports any skill that hits enemies.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have 1% increased Critical Strike Chance
Supported Skills have (35-54)% chance to gain a Power Charge on Critical StrikeThis is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
N/AN/Ayes18

Related quality stats

The following support skill gems have quality stats related to critical strikes:

Skill gemStr.Dex.Int.Lvl.
Cast On Critical Strike SupportCast On Critical Strike SupportSupport, Spell, Trigger
Icon: &
Mana Multiplier: 140%
Can store 1 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 0.50 sec
Requires Level 38Must support both an attack skill and a spell skill to work. The attack skill will trigger a spell when it critically strikes an enemy. Cannot support totems, traps, or mines. Vaal skills and skills that reserve mana cannot be triggered.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have 1% increased Critical Strike Chance
Supported Attacks will Trigger a Supported Spell when you Crit an Enemy
Supported Skills deal (20-39)% more Spell Damage
You cannot Cast Supported Triggerable Spells directly
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
N/Ayesyes38
Increased Critical Damage SupportIncreased Critical Damage SupportSupport
Icon: c
Mana Multiplier: 130%
Requires Level 18Supports any skill that hits enemies.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have +0.75% to Critical Strike Multiplier
Supported Skills have +(75-103)% to Critical Strike MultiplierThis is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
N/AN/Ayes18
Increased Critical Strikes SupportIncreased Critical Strikes SupportSupport
Icon: s
Mana Multiplier: 115%
Requires Level 8Supports any skill that hits enemies.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have 1% increased Critical Strike Chance
Supported Skills have (50-88)% increased Critical Strike Chance
Supported Skills have +(1-1.9)% to Critical Strike Chance
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
N/AN/Ayes8
Power Charge On Critical SupportPower Charge On Critical SupportSupport
Icon: P
Mana Multiplier: 110%
Requires Level 18Supports any skill that hits enemies.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills have 1% increased Critical Strike Chance
Supported Skills have (35-54)% chance to gain a Power Charge on Critical StrikeThis is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
N/AN/Ayes18

Unique items

Local critical strike chance

Items that have increases to their local critical strike chance.

Global critical strike chance

Items that have global critical strike chance or other interactions with global critical strike chance.

Critical strike multiplier

Items that have global critical strike multiplier or other interactions with global critical strike multiplier.

Other

Items with miscellaneous interactions with critical strikes.

Passive skills

There are passive skills that grant critical strike bonuses.

Global critical strike chance

These passive skills grant increased global critical strike chance.

Name Bonuses
Accuracy and Critical Strike Chance
    • 8% increased Accuracy Rating
    • 10% increased Critical Strike Chance
    • 12% increased Accuracy Rating
    • 8% increased Critical Strike Chance
Critical Strike Chance
    • 15% increased Critical Strike Chance
    • 20% increased Critical Strike Chance
    • 25% increased Critical Strike Chance
Assassination
  • +45% to Critical Strike Multiplier
  • 30% increased Critical Strike Chance
Depth Perception
  • 16% increased Accuracy Rating
  • 20% increased Critical Strike Chance
  • +20 to Dexterity
Eagle Eye
  • 30% increased Accuracy Rating
  • 16% increased Critical Strike Chance
Trickery
  • 20% increased Elemental Damage
  • 20% increased Critical Strike Chance
  • +10 to Dexterity and Intelligence
True Strike
  • +12% to Critical Strike Multiplier
  • 45% increased Critical Strike Chance

Global critical strike chance with a staff equipped

These passive skills grant increased global critical strike chance with a staff equipped.

Name Bonuses
Staff Critical Strike Chance and Damage
  • 10% increased Physical Damage with Staves
  • 20% increased Global Critical Strike Chance while wielding a Staff
Staff Damage and Critical Strike Chance
  • 8% increased Physical Damage with Staves
  • 20% increased Global Critical Strike Chance while wielding a Staff
Serpent Stance
  • 40% increased Global Critical Strike Chance while wielding a Staff
  • +45% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier while wielding a Staff
Smashing Strikes
  • 30% increased Physical Damage with Staves
  • 10% chance to gain an Endurance Charge on Melee Critical Strike

Critical strike chance for spells

These passive skills grant increased critical strike chance for spells.

Name Bonuses
Spell Critical Strike Chance
    • 20% increased Critical Strike Chance for Spells
    • 25% increased Critical Strike Chance for Spells
Annihilation
  • +15% to Critical Strike Multiplier for Spells
  • 50% increased Critical Strike Chance for Spells
Arcane Potency
  • +30% to Critical Strike Multiplier for Spells
  • 30% increased Critical Strike Chance for Spells
Doom Cast
  • +15% to Critical Strike Multiplier for Spells
  • 60% increased Critical Strike Chance for Spells

Critical strike chance while dual wielding

These passive skills grant increased critical strike chance with weapons while dual wielding.

Name Bonuses
Dual Wield Critical Strike Chance
  • 25% increased Weapon Critical Strike Chance while Dual Wielding
Twin Terrors
  • 75% increased Weapon Critical Strike Chance while Dual Wielding

Critical strike chance with one-handed weapons

These passive skills grant increased critical strike chance with one-handed melee weapons.

Name Bonuses
One Handed Critical Strike Chance
  • 40% increased Critical Strike Chance with One Handed Melee Weapons
Disemboweling
  • +25% to Melee Critical Strike Multiplier
  • 50% increased Melee Critical Strike Chance
Studious Combatant
  • 16% increased Physical Damage with One Handed Melee Weapons
  • 4% increased Attack Speed with One Handed Melee Weapons
  • 10% increased Accuracy Rating with One Handed Melee Weapons
  • 10% increased Critical Strike Chance with One Handed Melee Weapons

Critical strike chance with two-handed weapons

These passive skills grant increased critical strike chance with two-handed melee weapons.

Name Bonuses
Two Handed Critical Strike Chance
  • 30% increased Critical Strike Chance with Two Handed Melee Weapons
Blunt Trauma
  • Knocks Back Enemies if you get a Critical Strike with a Staff
  • 50% increased Critical Strike Chance with Staves
Pure Brutality
  • 80% increased Critical Strike Chance with Two Handed Melee Weapons

Critical strike chance with bows

These passive skills grant increased critical strike chance with bows.

Name Bonuses
Bow Attack Speed and Critical Strike Chance
  • 3% increased Attack Speed with Bows
  • 15% increased Critical Strike Chance with Bows
Bow Critical Strike Chance
  • 20% increased Critical Strike Chance with Bows
Bow Critical Strike Chance and Multiplier
  • 16% increased Critical Strike Chance with Bows
  • +12% to Critical Strike Multiplier with Bows
Bow Damage and Critical Strike Chance
  • 10% increased Physical Damage with Bows
  • 10% increased Critical Strike Chance with Bows
King of the Hill
  • Knocks Back Enemies if you get a Critical Strike with a Bow
  • 80% increased Critical Strike Chance with Bows
Lethality
  • 16% increased Physical Damage with Bows
  • 50% increased Critical Strike Chance with Bows
  • +40% to Critical Strike Multiplier with Bows

Critical strike chance with claws

These passive skills grant increased critical strike chance with claws.

Name Bonuses
Claw, Dagger and Sword Critical Strike Chance
  • 25% increased Critical Strike Chance with Daggers
  • 25% increased Critical Strike Chance with Claws
  • 25% increased Critical Strike Chance with Swords
Claw Damage and Critical Strike Chance
  • 10% increased Physical Damage with Claws
  • 20% increased Critical Strike Chance with Claws
Claws of the Falcon
  • 18% increased Physical Damage with Claws
  • 20% increased Accuracy Rating with Claws
  • 50% increased Critical Strike Chance with Claws

Critical strike chance with daggers

These passive skills grant increased critical strike chance with daggers.

Name Bonuses
Claw, Dagger and Sword Critical Strike Chance
  • 25% increased Critical Strike Chance with Daggers
  • 25% increased Critical Strike Chance with Claws
  • 25% increased Critical Strike Chance with Swords
Dagger Critical Strike Chance and Multiplier
  • 20% increased Critical Strike Chance with Daggers
  • +15% to Critical Strike Multiplier with Daggers
Dagger Damage and Critical Strike Chance
    • 6% increased Physical Damage with Daggers
    • 20% increased Critical Strike Chance with Daggers
    • 10% increased Physical Damage with Daggers
    • 20% increased Critical Strike Chance with Daggers
From the Shadows
  • 15% increased Physical Damage with Daggers
  • 20% increased Accuracy Rating with Daggers
  • 40% increased Critical Strike Chance with Daggers
Nightstalker
  • 20% increased Physical Damage with Daggers
  • 50% increased Critical Strike Chance with Daggers

Critical strike chance with maces

These passive skills grant increased critical strike chance with maces.

Name Bonuses
Mace Critical Strike Chance and Multiplier
  • +25% to Critical Strike Multiplier with Maces
  • 20% increased Critical Strike Chance with Maces
Galvanic Hammer
  • 20% increased Accuracy Rating with Maces
  • 25% increased Elemental Damage with Maces
  • 25% increased Critical Strike Chance with Maces

Critical strike chance with staves

These passive skills grant increased critical strike chance with staves.

Name Bonuses
Blunt Trauma
  • Knocks Back Enemies if you get a Critical Strike with a Staff
  • 50% increased Critical Strike Chance with Staves

Critical strike chance with swords

These passive skills grant increased critical strike chance with swords.

Name Bonuses
Claw, Dagger and Sword Critical Strike Chance
  • 25% increased Critical Strike Chance with Daggers
  • 25% increased Critical Strike Chance with Claws
  • 25% increased Critical Strike Chance with Swords
Sword Critical Strike Chance
  • 25% increased Critical Strike Chance with Swords
Fatal Blade
  • 10% increased Physical Damage with Swords
  • +30% to Critical Strike Multiplier with Swords
  • 60% increased Critical Strike Chance with Swords

Critical strike chance with wands

These passive skills grant increased critical strike chance with wands.

Name Bonuses
Wand Critical Strike Chance and Multiplier
  • 30% increased Critical Strike Chance with Wands
  • +12% to Critical Strike Multiplier with Wands

Global critical strike multiplier

These passive skills grant increased global critical strike multiplier.

Name Bonuses
Critical Strike Multiplier
    • +12% to Critical Strike Multiplier
    • +15% to Critical Strike Multiplier
Assassination
  • +45% to Critical Strike Multiplier
  • 30% increased Critical Strike Chance
Heartseeker
  • +40% to Critical Strike Multiplier
Throatseeker
  • +30% to Critical Strike Multiplier
True Strike
  • +12% to Critical Strike Multiplier
  • 45% increased Critical Strike Chance

Global critical strike multiplier with a staff equipped

These passive skills grant increased global critical strike multiplier with a staff equipped.

Name Bonuses
Serpent Stance
  • 40% increased Global Critical Strike Chance while wielding a Staff
  • +45% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier while wielding a Staff

Critical strike multiplier for spells

These passive skills grant increased global critical strike multiplier for spells.

Name Bonuses
Spell Critical Strike Multiplier
  • +15% to Critical Strike Multiplier for Spells
Annihilation
  • +15% to Critical Strike Multiplier for Spells
  • 50% increased Critical Strike Chance for Spells
Arcane Potency
  • +30% to Critical Strike Multiplier for Spells
  • 30% increased Critical Strike Chance for Spells
Doom Cast
  • +15% to Critical Strike Multiplier for Spells
  • 60% increased Critical Strike Chance for Spells

Critical strike multiplier with bows

These passive skills grant increased global critical strike multiplier with bows.

Name Bonuses
Bow Critical Strike Chance and Multiplier
  • 16% increased Critical Strike Chance with Bows
  • +12% to Critical Strike Multiplier with Bows
Lethality
  • 16% increased Physical Damage with Bows
  • 50% increased Critical Strike Chance with Bows
  • +40% to Critical Strike Multiplier with Bows

Critical strike multiplier with daggers

These passive skills grant increased global critical strike multiplier with daggers.

Name Bonuses
Dagger Critical Strike Chance and Multiplier
  • 20% increased Critical Strike Chance with Daggers
  • +15% to Critical Strike Multiplier with Daggers
Adder's Touch
  • Critical Strikes with Daggers have a 40% chance to Poison the Enemy
  • +30% to Critical Strike Multiplier with Daggers
  • 40% increased Damage with Poison

Critical strike multiplier with maces

These passive skills grant increased global critical strike multiplier with maces.

Name Bonuses
Mace Critical Strike Chance and Multiplier
  • +25% to Critical Strike Multiplier with Maces
  • 20% increased Critical Strike Chance with Maces

Critical strike multiplier with swords

These passive skills grant increased global critical strike multiplier with swords.

Name Bonuses
Sword Critical Strike Multiplier
  • +25% to Critical Strike Multiplier with Swords
Fatal Blade
  • 10% increased Physical Damage with Swords
  • +30% to Critical Strike Multiplier with Swords
  • 60% increased Critical Strike Chance with Swords

Critical strike multiplier with wands

These passive skills grant increased global critical strike multiplier with wands.

Name Bonuses
Wand Critical Strike Chance and Multiplier
  • 30% increased Critical Strike Chance with Wands
  • +12% to Critical Strike Multiplier with Wands

Miscellany

These passive skills are related to critical strikes, but do not fit into any other category.

Name Bonuses
Indomitable
  • You take 20% reduced Extra Damage from Critical Strikes
  • 30% increased Armour
Elemental Overload
  • 40% more Elemental Damage if you've Crit in the past 8 seconds
  • No Critical Strike Multiplier
Perfect Agony
  • Modifiers to Critical Strike Multiplier also apply to Damage Multiplier for Ailments from Critical Strike at 30% of their value
  • 30% less Damage with Hits
Resolute Technique
  • Your hits can't be Evaded
  • Never deal Critical Strikes

References

  1. Mark_GGG (December 10, 2012). "Mechanics thread". Path of Exile Forum. Retrieved February 7, 2013.
  2. Mark_GGG (April 16, 2013). "Enemy Critical Strike Multiplier Reduction". Path of Exile Forum. Retrieved January 26, 2015.

Version history

Version Changes
2.2.0
  • All sources of increased Critical Strike Multiplier have been changed to additional Critical Strike Multiplier.