The Sword of Sharpness states:
When you attack an object with this magic sword and hit, maximize your weapon damage dice against the target.
It also has a secondary feature:
When you attack a creature with this weapon and roll a 20 on the attack roll, that target takes an extra 4d6 slashing damage.
1) Would these extra 4d6 damage dice also be maximized in damage (ie just add 24 damage)?
I also play as a level 20 half orc Barbarian, meaning that when I land a critical:
- Thanks to Brutal Critical I am able to add 3 additional damage dice.
- Thanks to the Savage Attacks class feature, I can add an additional damage die.
2) Would these 4 additional critical dice also be maximized in damage?
While I'm not sure about question 1, I think question 2 would be yes. Since critical hits use the damage dice of the weapon, and since on a hit the weapon's damage dice are maximized, I don't see why critical dice would not also be maximized.
But some clarification on both of these questions would definitely be appreciated.