Overwhelming critical (bastard sword)
Overwhelming critical (battleaxe)
Overwhelming critical (club)
Overwhelming critical (creature weapon)
Overwhelming critical (dagger)
Overwhelming critical (dart)
Overwhelming critical (dire mace)
Overwhelming critical (double axe)
Overwhelming critical (dwarven waraxe)
Overwhelming critical (greataxe)
Overwhelming critical (greatsword)
Overwhelming critical (halberd)
Overwhelming critical (handaxe)
Overwhelming critical (heavy crossbow)
Overwhelming critical (heavy flail)
Overwhelming critical (kama)
Overwhelming critical (katana)
Overwhelming critical (kukri)
Overwhelming critical (light crossbow)
Overwhelming critical (light flail)
Overwhelming critical (light hammer)
Overwhelming critical (longbow)
Overwhelming critical (longsword)
Overwhelming critical (mace)
Overwhelming critical (morningstar)
Overwhelming critical (quarterstaff)
Overwhelming critical (rapier)
Overwhelming critical (scimitar)
Overwhelming critical (scythe)
Overwhelming critical (shortbow)
Overwhelming critical (shortsword)
Overwhelming critical (shuriken)
Overwhelming critical (sickle)
Overwhelming critical (sling)
Overwhelming critical (spear)
Overwhelming critical (throwing axe)
Overwhelming critical (trident)
Overwhelming critical (two-bladed sword)
Overwhelming critical (unarmed strike)
Overwhelming critical (warhammer)
Overwhelming critical (whip)

Type of feat: combat (general feat) (epic)
Prerequisite: 21st level, strength 23+, cleave, great cleave, improved critical (chosen weapon), power attack
Required for: devastating critical

Specifics: When using the weapon chosen, the character deals +1d6 points of damage on a successful critical hit. If the weapon's critical multiplier is x3, add +2d6 and if the multiplier is x4, add 3d6.

Use: automatic

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Requires Hordes of the Underdark.
  • Most NWN manuals state that weapon focus is a prerequisite, but it is not.
  • This feat stacks with any massive critical item property on a weapon (including that obtained from thundering rage).
  • Despite the game description, overwhelming critical actually adds an additional 1d6 for a total of (critical multiplier)d6 extra damage.
  • The creature weapon variant of this feat is non-functional; the unarmed strike variant is used with creature weapons (or any other natural weapon).
  • If the feat ki damage is used there is only a 1d6 bonus from overwhelming critical despite the critical multiplier. This sometimes makes it a good idea for weapon masters not to use the ki damage feat when the weapon of choice has a large threat range or a high critical multiplier.
  • Weapons with the no combat damage property do not benefit from overwhelming critical.
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