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How does a Critical Strike interact with Hunter's Mark? [duplicate]

Would our ranger roll his Hunter's Mark damage twice on a critical hit? I believe our rogue rolls his stealth damage twice on critical strikes so it doesn't seem far-fetched.
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How does a Zealot Barbarian's critical hits interact with Divine Fury? [duplicate]

In Xanathar's Guide to Everything, the Path of the Zealot feature Divine Fury has been changed from an aura potentially affecting multiple creatures to an effect triggered when the first creature is ...
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Things that stack with the Champion's Improved Critical? [duplicate]

On the PHB p. 72 it just says: Improved Critical Beginning when you choose this archetype at 3rd level, your weapon attacks score a critical hit on a roll of 19 or 20. So my assumption is that on ...
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Does Absorb Elements' additional 1d6 get doubled on a critical hit? [duplicate]

Absorb Elements, as part of its effects, has this line. [T]he first time you hit with a melee attack on your next turn, the target takes an extra 1d6 damage of the triggering type, and the spell ends....
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How does the Artillerist's Arcane Firearm d8 bonus work with Crits? [duplicate]

When you cast an artificer spell through the firearm, roll a d8, and you gain a bonus to one of the spell's damage rolls equal to the number rolled. It reads like it's adding to an existing roll, and ...
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Is the Blood Fury Tattoo's damage doubled on a critical hit? [duplicate]

The question is as the title says, is the 4d6 necrotic damage doubled if you critted the attack that you then use the item's ability on. The item text in question is below. When you hit a creature ...
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Double extra damage from the "save-for-half-damage" part of a critical hit? [duplicate]

Miatog's answer to my question about critical hits included the following information from Sage Advice: Critical poison damage. Any damage dice delivered by a critical hit—as opposed to a ...
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Is what is involved in the attack ever clearly defined for the purposes of critical hits [duplicate]

Please Note That the Question is Written as Intended Please do not edit my question so that it becomes a duplicate of another question, then flag it as a duplicate. I specifically stated that I am not ...
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Do abilities, spells, and magic items that give a user extra dice of damage benefit from the Critical Hit rules? [duplicate]

Are abilities, spells and magic items that gives a user extra dice of damage susceptible to Critical Hit rules? So does this counts with Hex, Hunter's mark, Colossus Slayer and even the extra 2d6 ...
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Does the magic damage on swords double for a nat 20 [duplicate]

my barbarian has a frost brand longsword that does the common 1d8 and 1d6 of cold damage. Me and my friends are new to d&d so we may be playing it be wrong but for the campaign I'm playing when ...
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What are the statistical implications of doubling damage on crit instead of doubling the dice rolled?

I've been playing with a group that frequently allows players to double the value of dice rolled for crits (and other things) rather than rolling double the dice. Example, someone crits with 2d6 and ...
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Can you wait to add optional damage dice that apply on a hit (such as Divine Smite) until after seeing if the roll is a critical?

Certain damage kickers are put into effect at the attacker's option after it is determined that an attack is a hit. Examples include: The Divine Smite of paladins and of several cleric domains The ...
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As a DM, how do I assassinate (or attempt to assassinate) one of my PCs within 5e RAW?

One of my players has a detailed backstory that has him being hunted by a rival guild. I want have him be the target of an assassin, and I can handle setting up the encounter, but I'm not sure how to ...
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How does a poisoned arrow combine with the spell Conjure Barrage?

A Ranger casts the spell Conjure Barrage: You throw a nonmagical weapon or fire a piece of nonmagical ammunition into the air to create a cone of identical weapons that shoot forward and then ...
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Do you double the delayed damage for Melf's Acid Arrow after a critical hit?

The spell Melf's Acid Arrow does 4d4 on hit and 2d4 next turn (I'm ignoring what happens for a miss). If you roll a 20 for your spell attack roll, you double the 4d4 to 8d4. What about the 2d4 next ...
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