Critical Element

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Increases elemental damage (fire, water, thunder, ice, dragon) when landing critical hits.

Critical Element is a Skill in Monster Hunter World (MHW). This skill is activated by Set Bonuses: Rathalos PowerRathalos Mastery and Velkhana Divinity.

 

Critical Element Effect

Critical Element has only 1 level

 

Critical hits granted by Affinity normally only affect Raw (Physical) Damage and not elemental damage. With this skill active, elemental damage will be increased by critical hits as well.

Elemental critical hits have a different multiplier in MHW depending on the weapon:

Early tests suggest that the multipliers range between 1.35x and 1.50x in Iceborne. Iceborne only

For an upgraded version of this skill, see True Critical ElementIceborne only

 

 

Equipment that grants Critical Element

Critical Element is a bonus skill obtained by

 

Skills in Monster Hunter World
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    • Anonymous

      27 Sep 2018 09:00  

      Dumb question - Can you stack this effect? Both Rathalos sets have it, and so does the Azure Star(?), so can you get two tiers of it via a mixed set? I doubt you can but that would be pretty neat

      • 22 Sep 2018 16:18  

        Yes and No, because Status and Element are different things, but if you have skills/weapons that somehow allow you to do both, it will work to allow the effects to both crit separately. However, I don't think there is a way to be doing both types of damage since it's based off of your weapon.

        • 25 Aug 2018 23:48  

          Do Critical Boost decos stack with this skill? If I had 3/3 "critical" decos which puts my (crit damage at 140%), will this stack ont op of Critical Element damage to increase critical damage even further?

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