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The "19-20" part means that you threaten a critical if the number on the die is a 19 or 20. The "x2" part means that if you threaten and then successfully confirm a critical, you roll damage 2 times. If only a multiplier is listed, it means that you only threaten a critical when you roll a 20 on the die, and, if confirmed, you roll damage the number of the ...


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No, critical hits must be linked with attack rolls. I checked with Jeremy Crawford on Twitter and he says that critical hits must come from attack rolls: @JeremeyECrawford No, since only attack rolls can score critical hits. In response to @Kevinaskevin Can my Rogue's Assassinate cause my Wand of Magic Missile to crit against surprised creatures? ...


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By strict reading of the text, Yes. Although you are not rolling to hit, the spell itself says it automatically "Hits" and therefore fulfills the requirement of: In addition, any "hit" you score against a creature that is surprised is a critical hit. Critical hits with spells are double damage dice. Therefore, each missile you produce would deal ...


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Make a Con check, GM sets the dc based on the wound. On a failed check, roll percentile: 01–40: nothing lingering other than a scar 40–50: broken ribs — one action per turn 51–60: broken limb — roll 1d4 to determine which: leg (left or right), −1 to attack and −20 to speed. arm (left or right), −3 to attack can not use two handed ...


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The 5e Dungeon Master's Guide contains an optional rule on p.272: Lingering injuries A creature might sustain a lingering injury under the following circumstances: When it takes a critical hit When it drops to 0 hit points but isn't killed outright When it fails a death saving throw by 5 or more. When an injury happens, the player ...


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WOtC has recently released some variant rules. Among these is a "vitality" rule, which temporarily reduces your maximum hit points when you take large amounts of damage (>10 hp), effectively making it take longer to completely heal the damage taken during a fight. In general, each character has a "Vitality Pool" which begins equal to your Constitution ...


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A natural 20 will always hit regardless of modifications to the roll. However, if the d6 used happened to drop the total attack roll enough to not meet the target defense it is resolved as a normal hit and does not deal max damage. This is stated in the player's handbook pg 278 and rules compendium pg 216.


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This is a very interesting question. It's easy to leap to conclusions about the actual situation. I think the earlier answers are correct that once the surprised creature has had its turn, it's no longer surprised. The reaction that this isn't right seems to be based on a couple of things: Surprised isn't some condition so far as the rules are concerned. ...



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