# Critical Rating

## Critical Rating

### Overview

Critical rating is an "Offence" stat.

Critical rating (CR) determines a character's (or NPC's) chance that any normal attack they make will be a critical hit. This is distinct from critical multiplier or magnitude, which determines how much extra damage a critical hit does. Many skills alter their own critical chance in addition to the base critical chance determined by CR.

Critical rating is converted into a percentage chance to land a critical hit with an attack. The equation that governs this conversion has built-in diminishing returns. This means it takes a larger increase in critical rating to go from 5% to 6% than from 1% to 2%.

More information about how to calculate the exact values can be found here: Rating to percentage formula

### Devastating Criticals

CR also affects your chance to land a devastating critical attack on your enemy. These do more damage than normal critical hits, but have less chance of occurring. Devastating critical hits still open critical response skills that many classes have.

Your devastating critical percentage is worked out in a similar way to critical percentage. To work out your percentage chance, use this formula:

More information about how to calculate the exact values can be found here: Rating to percentage formula