Dealing double damage
Critical Hits are strikes that deal twice the normal damage for a weapon. There are three ways to achieve this effect: hitting an enemy's head with an Arrow, successfully throwing a weapon at an enemy, and breaking a weapon while striking an enemy.
Sneakstrikes are a similar phenomenon, which deal more damage by stealthily attacking an enemy from behind.
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||クリティカルヒット (Kuritikaru Hitto)|
- "Hit an enemy's head with an arrow to perform a Critical Hit that deals 2x damage." — N/A (Breath of the Wild)
- "Critical Hits
Hitting a monster or enemy in the head with an arrow deals double the normal amount of damage." — Tips and Tricks (Breath of the Wild)
- "Throw a weapon at an enemy to perform a Critical Hit, dealing twice the weapon damage." — N/A (Breath of the Wild)
- "Any attack that causes your weapon to break becomes a Critical Hit, dealing 2x damage." — N/A (Breath of the Wild)