I don't have the time to verify at the moment, but I think the bulk of this article is the D&D description, not the NWN description. Also, the last line is a conjecture that should be tested and updated. (I might get to this eventually.) --The Krit 13:54, 13 April 2007 (PDT)
Recent NWN update Edit
I noticed that critical hit and sneak attack information was kept for a coup de grace, but all the ones I have seen are instant kills without damage regardless how high the hit points are. What is the meaning of
- "An attacker delivering a coup de grâce automatically scores a critical hit, after which the defender instantly dies if he has less than 4 Hit Dice. Rogues also gain their extra sneak attack damage for this attack, if the defender survives."
I have noticed no instant critical hits on creatures with five or more HD. And have never experienced a creature with 4 hit dice or below surviving a coup de grace. (Unlike DnD making the save is not possible). WhiZard 20:28, September 17, 2009 (UTC)
- The source for the most recent update is here in the BioWare forum. I think Mordaedil was just being cautious about making edits. I'm not so cautious, so I'll see about cleaning up the info. ;) --The Krit 22:26, September 17, 2009 (UTC)
Automatic attack Edit
Because this note is a little too wordy for the article, I am posting it here. The automatic attack does bypass concealment and attacker miss chance. Thus a blind character is just as adept at coup de grace as any other character. This is just like the other automatic rolls (e.g. take 20 skill rolls) whenever the roll is automatic anything normally attached to the roll (like spectacular failure) is ignored.WhiZard 18:34, November 1, 2011 (UTC)