Quickhit braces:

Property: When using a power, if you hit one creature with both your main weapon and your off-hand weapon, deal an extra 2d6 damage to that creature.

If I'm using twin-strike, when is the damage applied, and is it ever maximized due to crit?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Good question. I'd say no because the extra damage is not tied to a specific attack but to a combination of two (what if you crit with your main attack and not with the second?) But I am really unsure about it. \$\endgroup\$ – Erik Burigo Jan 18 '11 at 8:19
  • \$\begingroup\$ Missed the 1st part of the question. I think the damage is applied as soon as the conditions met, that is: when you have hit twice (independently by which weapon connected last). \$\endgroup\$ – Erik Burigo Jan 18 '11 at 11:51

I think there are two possible readings of this - the one that I would support, as it does not introduce any weird contradictions, and does not feel grossly overpowered:

When is the extra damage applied? Once you have resolved both the main hand weapon attack and the offhand weapon attack.

Is the damage ever maximized due to a crit? No.

And the one that I would not, based on reading an awful lot into the word extra:

When is the extra damage applied? As bonus damage dice to each of the attacks.

Is the damage ever maximized due to a crit? Yes, probably, as they appear to be bonus damage dice.

But then for powers that allow for main and off hand attacks, but have one triggering on a hit from the other, do you apply retroactive damage?


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