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Critical Hit

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Critical Hit
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Main appearance(s)
Dealing double damage

Critical Hits are damage modifiers that Link can perform under certain conditions in Breath of the Wild.[citation needed]


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,[1][2] successfully throwing a weapon at an enemy,[3] and breaking a weapon while striking an enemy.[4]

Sneakstrikes are a similar phenomenon, which deal more damage by stealthily attacking an enemy from behind.


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Language Name
Japan Japanese クリティカルヒット (Kuritikaru Hitto)


  1. "Hit an enemy's head with an arrow to perform a Critical Hit that deals 2x damage." — N/A (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "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)
  3. "Throw a weapon at an enemy to perform a Critical Hit, dealing twice the weapon damage." — N/A (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "Any attack that causes your weapon to break becomes a Critical Hit, dealing 2x damage." — N/A (Breath of the Wild)