Critical strike


Critical strike is a passive ability that gives a chance to deal bonus damage on a successful attack.


Critical strike is defined by two values: the critical chance and the critical damage multiplier.

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All critical strikes are subject to pseudo-random distribution.

A ranged critical strike is calculated on projectile ejection rather than on impact. For example a unit which already lost the Soul Rend debuff on impact, still gets struck by critical hit.



Multiple critical strike abilities do not independently stack, as they cannot trigger on the same hit.

See more: Item passive stacking#Critical Strike

Interaction with other passive abilities

Sources of chance-based critical strike

Other sources

The following abilities involve a critical strike mechanic, although they are not triggered as a chance on attack.

Chance Stacking Formula

Multiple critical strike damage percentages do not stack. However the chance can stack based on the following formula:

(1 - critical chance) ⃄₂⃂ₗ (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 Abilities
Hero Ability Critical Damage Critical Chance
Brewmaster Drunken Brawler 200% 10% / 15% / 20% / 25%
(100% if you have not attacked for
16 / 14 / 12 / 10 seconds)
Chaos Knight Chaos Strike 125% / 175% / 225% / 275% 10%
Juggernaut Blade Dance 200% 20% / 25% / 30% / 35%
Lycan Shapeshift 140% / 160% / 180% 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)
Unit Abilities
Unit Ability Critical Damage Critical Chance
Giant Wolf Critical Strike 200% 20%
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 220% 30%

Guaranteed Critical Strike

Hero Abilities
Hero Ability Critical Damage Cooldown
Bounty Hunter Jinada 150% / 175% / 200% / 225% 12 / 10 / 8 / 6
Monkey King Boundless Strike 140% / 160% / 180% / 200%
300% with talent
Tusk Walrus PUNCH! 350%
500% with talent
36 / 24 / 12
Item Abilities
Item Ability Critical Damage Cooldown
Bloodthorn Bloodthorn 145% 11