A character who is skilled in Critical Striking knows how to inflict the greatest amount of damage to any target. This does not translate as greater accuracy; but if a successful hit is scored, a veritable explosion of damage will result. Assassins and other business-like predators favor this skill.
Critical Strike skill gives a skill% chance to increase the hit chance by skill/10% and doesn't seem to affect the damage.
Critical Strike's governing attribute is Agility.
"Critical Striking is a skill checked whenever one has successfully struck a target. A target that receives a successful Critical Strike suffers withering, often fatal, additional damage."
The following classes have Critical Strike as a skill:
The following factions have Critical Strike as a required skill:
Critical Strike training is offered by the following factions:
- Dark Brotherhood
- Fighters Guild
- The Benevolence of Mara
- The Order of Arkay
- The School of Julianos
- The Temple of Stendarr