Critical hit

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A critical hit.

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.

Note that minions cannot currently deal critical hits. The only exceptions are Lightning Aura sentry minions used while wearing a full set of Monk armor or Shinobi Infiltrator armor, which will deal critical hits based on a fixed 16.7% (for Monk armor) or 25% (for Shinobi armor) 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 VersionConsole Version / 4% Old-gen console versionMobile Version3DS Version
Poisoned KnifePoisoned Knife
Internal Item ID: 287
8%
Ice BoomerangIce Boomerang
Internal Item ID: 670
6% Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version / 4% Old-gen console version3DS Version
KeybrandKeybrand
Internal Item ID: 671
17% Desktop VersionConsole Version / 4% Old-gen console versionMobile 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 VersionConsole VersionMobile Version / 19% Old-gen console version3DS Version
S.D.M.G.S.D.M.G.Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Internal Item ID: 1553
14%
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 VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
Internal Item ID: 2223
11%
RevolverRevolverDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
Internal Item ID: 2269
9%
KatanaKatanaDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
Internal Item ID: 2273
19%
Obsidian SwordfishObsidian Swordfish
Internal Item ID: 2331
24%
Shadowflame BowShadowflame BowDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Internal Item ID: 3052
7%
Shadowflame Hex DollShadowflame Hex DollDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Internal Item ID: 3053
7%
Shadowflame KnifeShadowflame KnifeDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Internal Item ID: 3054
7%
Slap HandSlap HandDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Internal Item ID: 3258
19%
Paintball GunPaintball GunDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Internal Item ID: 3350
11%
TerrarianTerrarianDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Internal Item ID: 3389
14%
CelebrationCelebrationDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Internal Item ID: 3546
14%
Sky FractureSky FractureDesktop Version
Internal Item ID: 3787
24%
Aerial BaneAerial BaneDesktop Version
Internal Item ID: 3859
7%

Boost gear[edit | edit source]

Melee[edit | edit source]

Item Critical Chance
Solar Flare HelmetSolar Flare HelmetDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version +17%
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 Version +20%
Monk's PantsMonk's PantsDesktop Version +10%
Valhalla Knight's GreavesValhalla Knight's GreavesDesktop Version +20%
Shinobi Infiltrator's PantsShinobi Infiltrator's PantsDesktop Version +20%
Dragon MaskDragon MaskConsole VersionOld-gen console version3DS Version +15%

Ranged[edit | edit source]

Item Critical Chance
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 VersionConsole VersionMobile Version +7%
Vortex BreastplateVortex BreastplateDesktop VersionConsole Version +12%
Vortex LeggingsVortex LeggingsDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version +8%
Cloak from Shroomite armor Up to +10%
Cloak from Vortex armor Up to +20%
Frost BreastplateFrost Breastplate +11%
Huntress's WigHuntress's WigDesktop Version +10%
Red Riding HoodRed Riding HoodDesktop Version +10%
Sniper ScopeSniper Scope +10%
Titan HelmetTitan HelmetConsole VersionOld-gen console version3DS Version +10%
Titan MailTitan MailConsole VersionOld-gen console version3DS Version +10%

Magic[edit | edit source]

Item Critical Chance
Crystal BallCrystal Ball +2%
Gypsy RobeGypsy RobeDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version +6%
Magic HatMagic HatDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version +7%
Jungle armorJungle armor +12% Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version / 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 VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version +5%
Spectre RobeSpectre Robe +7%
Wizard HatWizard Hat with a Robe +10%
Apprentice's TrousersApprentice's TrousersDesktop Version +20%
Dark Artist's LeggingsDark Artist's LeggingsDesktop Version +25%
Spectral HeadgearSpectral HeadgearConsole VersionOld-gen console version3DS Version +15%
Spectral ArmorSpectral ArmorConsole VersionOld-gen console version3DS Version +10%

All[edit | edit source]

Item Critical Chance
Bowl of SoupBowl of Soup +2%
Rage PotionRage Potion +10%
GiGiDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version +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 VersionConsole VersionMobile Version +5%
Celestial StoneCelestial Stone +2%
Celestial ShellCelestial ShellDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version +2%
Sun StoneSun Stone +2%
Moon StoneMoon Stone +2%
Reforged weapons Max +5%
Dragon MaskDragon MaskConsole VersionOld-gen console version3DS Version +15%
Dragon BreastplateDragon BreastplateConsole VersionOld-gen console version3DS Version +10%

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Damage is doubled after being reduced by defense.
  • While ammo is seemed 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 Version Melee
  • Maximum critical strike chance is 134%Verify, 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%.
Old-gen console version3DS Version Melee
  • Maximum critical chance is 121%, attained by combining the following:
Desktop 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 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:
Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version Throwing
  • Maximum critical strike chance is 89%, attained by combining the following:

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%.