Critical

Backstab/riposte/plunging attack multipliers.

Weapon Type Backstab 1 Backstab 2 HR1 Backstab 1 HR Backstab 2 Riposte 1 Riposte 2 HR Riposte 1 HR Riposte 2 HR Riposte 3 Plunging
Daggers 250 NA 250 NA 300 NA 60 290 NA 400
Straight Swords 200 NA 200 NA 250 NA 60 240 NA 400
Greatswords 200 NA 200 NA 230 NA 60 220 NA 400
Ultra Greatswords 60 172 60 172 60 191 60 60 185 400
Curved Swords 180 NA 180 NA 220 NA 60 211 NA 400
Curved Greatswords 60 172 60 172 60 191 60 60 185 400
Katanas 200 NA 200 NA 250 NA 60 240 NA 400
Thrusting Swords 270 NA 270 NA 340 NA 60 330 NA 400
Axes 60 191 60 191 60 240 60 60 233 400
Greataxes 60 172 60 172 60 191 60 60 185 400
Hammers 60 191 60 191 60 240 60 60 233 400
Great Hammers 60 172 60 172 60 191 60 60 185 400
Spears 200 NA 200 NA 250 NA 60 240 NA 400
Halberds 200 NA 200 NA 250 NA 60 240 NA 400
Fist 60 191 200 NA 60 240 60 60 233 400

Whips, Bows, Crossbows and Shields are not listed because you cannot perform critical attacks with them.
Note that the Hornet Ring also increases damage by 30%, on top of the above modifiers.

Additional Multipliers

The following weapons have additional critical attack multipliers. All weapons not listed have multipliers of 100. (NB this multiplier does not apply to plunging attacks, only backstabs and ripostes.)

Weapon Multiplier
Dagger 131
Parrying Dagger 131
Ghost Blade 127
Bandit's Knife 147
Dark Silver Tracer 160
Mail Breaker 120
Rapier 110

Enemies against whom critical attacks can be performed

Enemy Backstab Riposte Plunge attack
Giant Undead Rat - - Y
Infested Ghoul Y Y -
Demon Firesage - - Y2
Asylum Demon - - Y
Taurus Demon - - Y3
Mushroom Child Y - -
Darkwraith Y Y -
Painting Guardian Y Y -
Silver Knight Y Y -
Hollow Y Y -
Undead Merchant (Male) Y Y -
Undead Assassin Y Y -
Blowdart Sniper Y Y4 -
Armored Hollow Y Y -
Undead Soldier Y Y -
Balder Knight Y Y -
Andre of Astora Y Y -
Necromancer Y - -
Butcher Y Y -
Serpent Soldier Y Y -
Serpent Mage Y Y -
Black Knight Y Y -
Undead Crystal Soldier Y Y -
Infested Barbarian Y Y -
Infested Barbarian (boulder) Y - -
Engorged Zombie Y Y -
Skeleton Y Y -
Vamos Y Y -
Pisaca Y - -
Armored Tusk Y - Y
Armored Tusk (Duke’s Archives) - - Y
Marvellous Chester Y - -
Scarecrow Y Y -
Bloathead Y Y -
Bloathead Sorcerer Y Y -
Gwyn - Y -

Note that, in the case of ripostes, enemies listed above have at least one attack that can be parried, but that does not mean that all attacks can be parried. See the parry page for more information.

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