# Just another(?) Gauntlet-Rant

How exactly are Gauntlets working? Especially "critical" hits?

Just look at my Phlox' medical results. How is it even possible to do a critical with 518 points and then he gets 743 without a crit?

Just look at my Phlox' medical results. How is it even possible to do a critical with 518 points and then he gets 743 without a crit?

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## Comments

It looks like you were using a tired phlox so his numbers were slightly lower.

But if he rolls 261( or the 238 you got on a non-crit) and it crits to double, you'd get 476.

His high end of 913 can be rolled without criting, so that's how you got 743.

The number doesn't determine whether it's a crit. The chance of getting a crit (some people have a 25% chance, some have a 65% chance, etc.) is "rolled" separately. IF you get a crit on any of your 6 numbers, then that number gets doubled.

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One thing I've considered tracking just for my own amusement is how often these wimpy crits occur on offense vs defense, the OP image perfectly captures the Gauntlet experience, where the defender gets a single near-max crit and wins.

Also a bit in conjunction with this is that it always seems I get more crit hits with fresh crew but as they fatigue they get less crits or wimpier crits so it sort of deceives me... #[email protected]

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The Evolution of TrustI, too, have noticed that the defender often wins with one ridiculously high critical blow. But maybe this is just a feeling

"Critical Hit" usually has some kind of multiplier to the Damage. In this game, like many others, that multiplier is times two.

A 26 hit that Crits and does 52 Damage is a Crit, just like a 760 hit that Crits and does 1520.......

Dear DB: Non sequitur. Your facts are uncoordinated.Maths doesnt have feelings, just cold hard unbiased numbers.

Defender may occasionally win with one ridiculously high crit. You also occasionally win with a ridiculously lucky crit, but that is less likely to be noticed or remembered.

Of all the RNG in game, gauntlets are probably the least suspect for me.