Critical Chance is the probability that an attack will be a critical hit. This can be raised with attributes, traits, skills, and weapons. Governing attribute is Precision. It can have a large effect on expected and actual DPS. The Boon Fury grants a flat 20% critical chance.
It is calculated for each hit and not each skill use. That is to say, in multi hit skills, each hit has a separate critical hit chance.
Traits that increase critical chance
- See also: Precision#Traits that increase precision
- Right-Hand Strength — Critical hit chance with one-handed weapons is increased. Sword skills recharge faster.
- Radiant Power — Attacks against burning foes have an increased chance to critically hit.
- Blademaster — Sword skills have an increased critical-hit chance against bleeding foes. Reduces recharge on sword skills.
- Burst Precision — Burst skills have an increased critical chance.
- Unsuspecting Foe — Increased critical-hit chance against stunned foes.
- Maniacal Persistence — Lash out when you gain resistance, inflicting torment on yourself and nearby foes.
- Precise Strike — Opening Strike always critical hits.
- Hunter's Tactics — Increased chance to critically strike while attacking from behind or the side.
- Hematic Focus — You have increased chance to critically strike against bleeding foes.
- High Caliber — You have an increased critical hit chance against foes within the range threshold.
- Keen Observer - Critical-hit chance is increased while your health is above the threshold.
- Side Strike — Gain bonus critical-hit chance when hitting a foe from behind or the side.
- Hidden Killer — Gain bonus critical-hit chance while in stealth.
- Danger Time — Gain additional critical-hit chance against slowed enemies.
- Target the Weak — Increases critical-hit chance for each condition on your foe. Gain condition damage based on your precision.
- Death Perception - Increases critical-hit chance while in shroud.
- Decimate Defenses - Striking a foe with vulnerability increases your critical hit chance.
Related upgrade components
Upgrade components that increase critical chance
- Superior Sigil of Intelligence - Your next three attacks while swapping to this weapon while in combat have 100% critical chance.
- Sigil of Accuracy - Increases critical chance
- Minimum critical chance is 5% and max is 100%. Note that critical chance can exceed 100%.