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No, the Carnage Weapon's Property never trigger on a Crit because it specifically require that you roll, something you never do when you Crit because the target takes damage as if the maximum had been rolled.FWIW We had a similar discussion not long ago on a related topic (Vorpal vs Crit) hereDSCS 125 Carnage Weapon: When you roll the maximum result on at least one of this weapon’s damage dice, the target takes extra damage equal to twice the weapon’s enhancement bonus.RC 217 Maximum Damage: When an attack scores a critical hit against a target, the target takes the maximum damage possible from the attack. Don't make a damage roll. Instead, the target takes damage as if the maximum result had been rolled for damage. However, attacks that don't deal damage still don't deal damage on a critical hit.
Carnage axe has a property that if at least one of the damage dice rolls maximum, the axe does extra damage. Does the axe do that extra property damage on a critDan
Customer (Aximus Lokar) 02/12/2009 12:09 AM I was wondering if the Vorpal property(Whenever you roll the maximum result on any damage die for this weapon, roll an additional die) activates on a critical hit(max damage). The way I see it there are two possibilities. 1) Max'd damage triggers Vorpal as it is the maximum result on the die. Roll the additional dice and proceed as normal from there. 2) Max'd damage does -not- trigger Vorpal as it does not '-roll- the maximum result'. A friend also has a weird interpretation that a Vorpal critical 'explodes in a cloud of kittens', which is to say that each added die is also maxed because it is not Extra Damage granted by the critical itself. ie. 1d10(#1)(maxed from crit: 10. Roll extra d10 #2). 1d10(#2)(maxed from crit: 10. Roll extra d10 #3). 1d10(#3)(Kittens. You get the idea). Can you confirm that he is, indeed, completely and officially whacked in the head? Response (Support Agent) 02/12/2009 09:15 AM Aximus, Critical hits are maximized by default, and no dice are rolled. The rolls you make on your critical hit bonus damage get to be rolled again if they are highest number on the die. Please let me know if you need anymore help!
Problem 1: The Vorpal property on a weapon says: "Whenever you roll the maximum result on any damage die for this weapon, roll that die again and add the additional result to the damage total. If a reroll results in another maximum damage result, roll it again and keep adding." Question 1: If I get a critical hit (natural 20) with a weapon, I treat it "as though" I have rolled maximum damage. However, for the purpose of Vorpal Weapon's reroll property kicking in, did I technically "roll maximum damage" on those dice? In other words, with a Vorpal Falchion do I get to start rerolling the two d4's I just max-rolled as part of the critical? Their response: Greetings, 1) You do not count the dice you maximize because of a critical hit for Vorpal weapon. These dice are not "rolled" and consequently do not trigger that power.
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