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5E Auto Hits & Critical Hits

Monk55
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  • Aug 27, 2015
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  • Ahrimon
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  • thalmin
    Retired game store owner
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  • Monk55
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  • aramis erak
    • Aug 27, 2015
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  • In the Rogue’s Assassinate paragraph, it states

    It isn’t a critical until you hit him.

    Scorpio616
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  • Uller
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  • Valador
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  • I guess you could see the system as two separate things –

    Critical HIT = rolling a 20 (or 19 in this argument), it means auto hit.
    Critical DAMAGE = the bonus damage rewarded on a critical hit or hitting someone who’s condition or whatever would make the damage into critical damage.

    So just because you don’t roll a 19/20 doesn’t mean that you can’t deal critical damage to something if their condition causes it.

    critical hit = auto hit AND critical damage
    critical damage does not = auto hit

    Once upon a time, there was a thread (Difference between critical hit and automatic hits) examining whether, since a natural 20 auto hits and auto crits, a… ]]>