# What happens when a PC is attacked while unconscious in 5e?

Let's say that a character receives a 2-hit multiattack: The first hit reduces the character to 0 HP. Then the monster targets the fallen character with the second hit.

1. Is the accuracy or likelihood of a critical hit modified since the target is unconscious?
2. Assuming the damage isn't lethal, what happens to the fallen character? If HP can't go below 0, it seems pointless? Does this increase damage or have a negative impact on the Death Saving Throw count?

• If any attack that hits the character is a Critical Hit if the attacker is within 5 feet then it would seem that 2 melee attacks on an unconscious character, each dealing 1 HP, would result in 2 Critical Hits and therefore 4 Death Saving fails. In which case the character would be dead. Is that the case? Jan 27 '18 at 17:29