Critcal damage and how it is calculated

Hey guys,

so I’ve been kicking around the idea of making a dual wield build based around the notched bone but I’m not quite sure how critical damage works. I know it increases the damage of your strikes when you crit an enemy but beyond that I’m a bit lost. I’m really really bad at math and I have issues with numbers so if someone could explain it simply that would be appreciated.

Critting is just another multiplier. A base crit is 1.1x, and you can raise that further with more OA or with +% Crit Damage on gear/skills/devotions. +50% Crit Damage, for instance, with a 1.1x crit makes the crit a 1.6x multiplier (1.1 + 0.5).