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Critical hit

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Critical hits occur randomly when striking enemies. By default, each successful hit on an enemy has a 4% chance of being a "critical hit", dealing approximately double the usual damage of the weapon in use with 40% more knockback. A small number of weapons have a base critical strike chance that is higher than the 4% default. In addition, certain modifiers, armor bonuses, accessories, and buffs can boost the player's effective critical strike chance.

Visually, critical hits are displayed as slightly exaggerated bold damage numbers that linger on-screen for a longer period and travel slightly higher than damage numbers from ordinary hits.

Minions cannot normally deal critical hits, only by wearing a full set of Monk armor or Shinobi Infiltrator armor with any of the Lightning Aura sentry summons or by using a Morning Star or Kaleidoscope with any minion can crits be dealt at a fixed rate depending on which is used. The armor set bonuses and whip effects can be stacked for a maximum of 35% crit chance.

Players attacking other players in PvP will also not deal critical hits.

Weapons with non-standard base critical strike chance[edit | edit source]

Weapon Base
Critical Chance
MusketMusket
Internal Item ID: 96
11%
SunfurySunfury
Internal Item ID: 220
11% Desktop, Console, and Mobile Versions / 4% Old-gen console version3DS Version
Poisoned KnifePoisoned Knife
Internal Item ID: 287
8%
Ice BoomerangIce Boomerang
Internal Item ID: 670
6% Desktop, Console, and Mobile Versions / 4% Old-gen console version3DS Version
KeybrandKeybrand
Internal Item ID: 671
17% Desktop, Console, and Mobile Versions / 4% Old-gen console version3DS Version
MarrowMarrow
Internal Item ID: 682
9%
Ice BladeIce Blade
Internal Item ID: 724
6%
Sniper RifleSniper Rifle
Internal Item ID: 1254
29% Desktop, Console, and Mobile Versions / 19% Old-gen console version3DS Version
Staff of EarthStaff of Earth
Internal Item ID: 1296
24%
S.D.M.G.S.D.M.G.Desktop, Console, and Mobile Versions
Internal Item ID: 1553
14% Desktop, Console, and Mobile Versions / 4% Old-gen console version3DS Version
Candy Corn RifleCandy Corn Rifle
Internal Item ID: 1782
10%
Jack 'O Lantern LauncherJack 'O Lantern Launcher
Internal Item ID: 1784
10%
Stake LauncherStake Launcher
Internal Item ID: 1835
14%
Pulse BowPulse BowDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile Versions
Internal Item ID: 2223
11%
RevolverRevolverDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile Versions
Internal Item ID: 2269
9%
KatanaKatanaDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile Versions
Internal Item ID: 2273
19%
Obsidian SwordfishObsidian Swordfish
Internal Item ID: 2331
24%
Shadowflame BowShadowflame BowDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions
Internal Item ID: 3052
7%
Shadowflame Hex DollShadowflame Hex DollDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions
Internal Item ID: 3053
7%
Shadowflame KnifeShadowflame KnifeDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions
Internal Item ID: 3054
7%
Wand of SparkingWand of SparkingDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions
Internal Item ID: 3069
14%
Slap HandSlap HandDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions
Internal Item ID: 3258
19%
KrakenKrakenDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions
Internal Item ID: 3291
14%
Paintball GunPaintball GunDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions
Internal Item ID: 3350
11%
TerrarianTerrarianDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions
Internal Item ID: 3389
14%
Sky FractureSky FractureDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3787
24%
Aerial BaneAerial BaneDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3859
7%
Morning StarMorning StarDesktop Version
Internal Item ID: 4679
14%
Stellar TuneStellar TuneDesktop Version
Internal Item ID: 4715
24%
First FractalFirst FractalDesktop Version
Internal Item ID: 4722
14%
ZenithZenithDesktop Version
Internal Item ID: 4956
14%

Boost gear[edit | edit source]

Melee[edit | edit source]

Item Critical Chance
Solar Flare HelmetSolar Flare HelmetDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions +26%
Moon CharmMoon Charm +2% (during night)
AleAle +2%
Mythril HelmetMythril Helmet +5%
Adamantite HelmetAdamantite Helmet +7%
Titanium MaskTitanium Mask +8%
Hallowed MaskHallowed Mask +10%
Chlorophyte MaskChlorophyte Mask +6%
Turtle Scale MailTurtle Scale Mail +8%
Turtle LeggingsTurtle Leggings +4%
Beetle Scale MailBeetle Scale Mail +8%
Beetle ShellBeetle Shell +5%
Frost BreastplateFrost Breastplate +11%
Squire's GreavesSquire's GreavesDesktop VersionConsole Version +20%
Monk's PantsMonk's PantsDesktop VersionConsole Version +10%
Valhalla Knight's GreavesValhalla Knight's GreavesDesktop VersionConsole Version +20%
Shinobi Infiltrator's PantsShinobi Infiltrator's PantsDesktop VersionConsole Version +20%

Ranged[edit | edit source]

Item Critical Chance
Fossil HelmetFossil Helmet (Desktop Version only) +3%
Fossil PlateFossil Plate (Desktop Version only) +3%
Fossil GreavesFossil Greaves (Desktop Version only) +3%
Cobalt MaskCobalt Mask +6%
Mythril HatMythril Hat +7%
Adamantite MaskAdamantite Mask +8%
Palladium HelmetPalladium Helmet +9%
Orichalcum HelmetOrichalcum Helmet +15%
Titanium HelmetTitanium Helmet +7%
Hallowed HelmetHallowed Helmet +8%
Shroomite Headpiece (All helmets) +5%
Shroomite BreastplateShroomite Breastplate +13%
Shroomite LeggingsShroomite Leggings +7%
Vortex HelmetVortex HelmetDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions +7%
Vortex BreastplateVortex BreastplateDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions +12%
Vortex LeggingsVortex LeggingsDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions +8%
Cloak from Shroomite armor Up to +10%
Cloak from Vortex armor Up to +20%
Frost BreastplateFrost Breastplate +11%
Huntress's WigHuntress's WigDesktop VersionConsole Version +10%
Red Riding HoodRed Riding HoodDesktop VersionConsole Version +10%
Sniper ScopeSniper Scope +10%
Titan HelmetTitan Helmet (Old-gen console version3DS version only) +10%
Titan MailTitan Mail (Old-gen console version3DS version only) +10%
Ninja HoodNinja Hood (Desktop Version only) +3%
Ninja ShirtNinja Shirt (Desktop Version only) +3%
Ninja PantsNinja Pants (Desktop Version only) +3%

Magic[edit | edit source]

Item Critical Chance
Crystal BallCrystal Ball +2%
Gypsy RobeGypsy RobeDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile Versions +6%
Magic HatMagic HatDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile Versions +7%
Jungle armorJungle armor +12% Desktop, Console, and Mobile Versions / 9% Old-gen console version3DS Version
Cobalt HatCobalt Hat +9%
Adamantite HeadgearAdamantite Headgear +11%
Palladium HeadgearPalladium Headgear +7%
Orichalcum HeadgearOrichalcum Headgear +18%
Titanium HeadgearTitanium Headgear +7%
Hallowed HeadgearHallowed Headgear +12%
Spectre MaskSpectre MaskDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile Versions +5%
Spectre RobeSpectre Robe +7%
Wizard HatWizard Hat with a Robe +10%
Apprentice's TrousersApprentice's TrousersDesktop VersionConsole Version +20%
Dark Artist's LeggingsDark Artist's LeggingsDesktop VersionConsole Version +25%
Spectral HeadgearSpectral Headgear (Old-gen console version3DS version only) +15%
Spectral ArmorSpectral Armor (Old-gen console version3DS version only) +10%

All[edit | edit source]

Item Critical Chance
Bowl of SoupBowl of Soup +2%
Rage PotionRage Potion +10%
GiGiDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile Versions +5%
Cobalt BreastplateCobalt Breastplate +5%
Mythril GreavesMythril Greaves +3%
Adamantite LeggingsAdamantite Leggings +4%
Palladium BreastplatePalladium Breastplate +2%
Palladium LeggingsPalladium Leggings +1%
Orichalcum BreastplateOrichalcum Breastplate +6%
Titanium BreastplateTitanium Breastplate +3%
Titanium LeggingsTitanium Leggings +3%
Hallowed Plate MailHallowed Plate Mail +7%
Chlorophyte Plate MailChlorophyte Plate Mail +7%
Chlorophyte GreavesChlorophyte Greaves +8%
Precise or Lucky prefix on accessories +2% or +4%
Destroyer EmblemDestroyer Emblem +8%
Eye of the GolemEye of the Golem +10%
Putrid ScentPutrid ScentDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions +5%
Celestial StoneCelestial Stone +2%
Celestial ShellCelestial ShellDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions +2%
Sun StoneSun Stone +2%
Moon StoneMoon Stone +2%
Reforged weapons Max +5%
Dragon MaskDragon Mask (Old-gen console version3DS version only) +15%
Dragon BreastplateDragon Breastplate (Old-gen console version3DS version only) +10%

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Damage is doubled after being reduced by defense.
  • When held, weapon modifiers affect all outgoing critical hits from that class's projectiles. Weapon modifiers will cease affecting critical chance when not selected.
  • While ammo might seem to be affected by crit bonuses, crit chance actually entirely depends on weapon stats.
  • It is generally best to attempt to equalize your total accessory crit chance bonus and your total accessory damage bonus, as this will maximize your overall DPS.

Maximizing critical hits[edit | edit source]

Desktop VersionConsole Version Melee
  • Maximum critical strike chance is 146%Verify(It appears that the suggested build to reach this critical strike chance makes use of multiple celestial items, which no longer stack on desktop as of 1.4), attained by combining the following at night:
  • Although the Psycho KnifePsycho Knife will increase critical strike chance by 30% at its stealth mode, the critical strike chance shown in the tooltip will be 100% when the actual critical strike chance is higher than 100%.
  • By properly parrying an enemy's attack using the Sergeant United ShieldSergeant United Shield the player is given the buff Striking MomentStriking Moment and an additional 400% damage for the next attack.
Old-gen console version3DS Version Melee
  • Maximum critical chance is 121%, attained by combining the following:
Desktop VersionConsole Version Ranged
  • Maximum critical strike chance is 154%, attained by combining the following:
Old-gen console version3DS Version Ranged
  • Maximum critical strike chance is 124%, attained by combining the following:
  • As this chance caps at 100%, you can skip minor items like Celestial StoneCelestial Stone (-2) or Moon StoneMoon Stone (-2) and switch to full Shroomite armorShroomite armor (-10) and still have 100% chance. It is even possible to use a different weapon (-15) as the stealth effect from the Shroomite armor will add an extra 10% back when necessary.
Desktop VersionConsole Version Magic
  • Maximum critical strike chance is 148%, attained by combining the following:
Old-gen console version3DS Version Magic
  • Maximum critical strike chance is 94%, attained by combining the following with any Mythical weapon and any Lucky accessory:
Console VersionMobile Version Throwing
  • Maximum critical strike chance is 89%, attained by combining the following:
Note that this is only mobile and console content,and that on pc thrower has been switched to ranged

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.2.1.2: Critical Strike increase on accessory reforges have been doubled. Example: The Lucky Reforge was boosted from 2% to 4%.