CRIT Rate and CRIT DMG are character stats that determine damage output in Genshin Impact. Read on to learn more about what CRIT is, how to raise CRIT Stats using weapons, artifacts, and characters, and the ideal CRIT Rate and CRIT DMG ratio.
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CRIT (or Critical Hit) is an attack that deals more damage than usual. When damage numbers are scaled larger, it indicates that you managed to deal a CRIT Hit.
CRIT Rate measures how often you can deal CRIT Hits. Higher percentages means a higher chance of your attacks becoming critical hits.
For Bow characters, all Charged Attacks that hit an enemy's weak spot will be a guaranteed CRIT Hit!
Every character has a base CRIT Rate of at least 5%.
CRIT DMG measures how much bonus DMG you deal when you get a CRIT Hit. Higher percentages means more bonus DMG output.
Every character has a base CRIT DMG of at least 50%.
|CRIT Rate = At least 50%||CRIT DMG = CRIT Rate x 2|
Our recommended ratio of CRIT Rate and CRIT DMG is 1:2, with CRIT DMG being double of the CRIT Rate. For example, if your CRIT Rate is 60%, your CRIT DMG should be at least 120%.
Try to aim for at least 50% CRIT Rate when building characters, so everyone has a decent chance to deal CRIT hits!
The characters that benefit the most from CRIT Rate and CRIT DMG will be your main damage dealers. They will need these stats to deal more damage per hit.
The higher your ATK, the better effect your CRIT Rate/CRIT DMG can have, so make sure you are also building this important stat!
CRIT increases the damage multiplier on the initial damage you deal to enemies. This means raising only CRIT Rate or CRIT DMG won't deal high damage if you don't increase your character's ATK stat.
A healthy build is to find a middle ground between raising CRIT Rate, Crit DMG and ATK, as well as keep in mind the stat that your character's talent scales off of.
You can increase your CRIT Rate and CRIT DMG by equipping artifacts with CRIT Main and Sub stats.
Only Circlets can get CRIT stats as their Main artifact stat, so you should build your artifacts based on whatever your Circlet artifact has.
If your Circlet artifact has CRIT Rate, aim for CRIT DMG Sub-stats on your other artifacts. If it has CRIT DMG, you need CRIT Rate Sub-stats.
2-Piece: Cryo DMG Bonus +15%
4-Piece: When a character attacks an enemy affected by Cryo, their CRIT Rate is increased by 20%. If the enemy is Frozen, CRIT Rate is increased by an additional 20%.
2-Piece: CRIT Rate +12%
4-Piece: When HP is below 70%, CRIT Rate increases by an additional 24%.
There are weapons in the game that build up CRIT after every Ascension. Using these items will make building CRIT easier as you do not need to rely much on getting artifacts with CRIT substats!
|List of Weapons|
|Beacon of the Reed Sea||Haran Geppaku Futsu||Primordial Jade Winged-Spear|
|Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds||Skyward Harp||Staff of the Scarlet Sands|
|Polar Star||Hunter's Path||Primordial Jade Cutter|
|The Viridescent Hunt||Deathmatch||Serpent Spine|
|Solar Pearl||Wolf-Fang||Scion of the Blazing Sun|
|Talking Stick||Sacrificial Jade||Ballad of the Fjords|
|The Black Sword||Twin Nephrite||Slingshot|
|List of Weapons|
|Tulaytullah's Remembrance||The First Great Magic||Redhorn Stonethresher|
|Light of Foliar Incision||Mistsplitter Reforged||Thundering Pulse|
|Staff of Homa||Kagura's Verity||Aqua Simulacra|
|Blackcliff Longsword||Blackcliff Slasher||Blackcliff Pole|
|Blackcliff Agate||Blackcliff Warbow||The Widsith|
|Messenger||Harbinger of Dawn||Sharpshooter's Oath|
Some characters can provide additional CRIT Rate for their party members, depending on their Talents or Constellations.
|Rosaria||Shadow Samaritan||Casting her Elemental Burst increases CRIT Rate of all nearby party members (except Rosaria herself) by 15% of Rosaria's CRIT Rate for 10s.|
|Hu Tao||Flutter By||When a Paramita Papilio state activated by her Elemental Skill ends, all allies in the party (excluding Hu Tao herself) will have their CRIT Rate increased by 12% for 8s.|
Garden of Eternal Rest
|Upon defeating an enemy affected by a Blood Blossom (C2) that Hu Tao applied herself, all nearby allies (excluding Hu Tao herself) will have their CRIT Rate increased by 12% for 15s.|
There are some characters that raise CRIT stats when they ascend. These characters can make CRIT building much easier as you do not have to rely too much on Artifacts or Weapons to get CRIT.
|List of Characters|
|List of Characters|
When you have two characters in the party that use Cryo, you activate Cryo Resonance, which gives you a CRIT Rate bonus of 15% against opponents that can get frozen or affected by Cryo.
|List of Characters|
You can also consume food that gives a temporary boost to CRIT Rate for your party.
Keep in mind that this does not apply in some instances like the Spiral Abyss.
|CRIT Rate Food|
|Berry & Mint Burst||Jueyun Chili Chicken||Satisfying Salad|
|Stone Harbor Delicacies||Pile 'Em Up||Come and Get It|
|Golden Fried Chicken||Tianshu Meat||Adeptus' Temptation|
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