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Critical Feats

Critical feats all have the Critical Focus feat as a prerequisite.

Critical feats modify the effects of a critical hit by inflicting an additional condition on the victim of the critical hit. Characters without the Critical Mastery feat can only apply the effects of one critical feat to an individual critical hit. Characters with multiple critical feats can decide which feat to apply after the critical hit has been confirmed.

Feat Descriptions

Critical Feats are summarized on the table below. Note that the prerequisites and benefits of the feats on this table are abbreviated for ease of reference. See the feats description for full details.

The following format is used for all feat descriptions.

Feat Name: The feat's name also indicates what subcategory, if any, the feat belongs to, and is followed by a basic description of what the feat does.

Prerequisite: A minimum ability score, another feat or feats, a minimum base attack bonus, a minimum number of ranks in one or more skills, or anything else required in order to take the feat. This entry is absent if a feat has no prerequisite. A feat may have more than one prerequisite.

Benefit: What the feat enables the character (“you” in the feat description) to do. If a character has the same feat more than once, its benefits do not stack unless indicated otherwise in the description.

Normal: What a character who does not have this feat is limited to or restricted from doing. If not having the feat causes no particular drawback, this entry is absent.

Special: Additional unusual facts about the feat.

Critical Feats from Paizo

All of the following feats have Critical Focus as a prerequisite feat.

Feat Name Category/Type Prerequisites Benefit Source
Accursed Critical Combat, Critical Critical Focus, ability to cast bestow curse or major curse, caster level 9th Confirm a critical hit and cast a curse as part of the attack. UM
Bleeding Critical Combat, Critical Critical Focus, base attack bonus +11 Whenever you score a critical hit, the target takes 2d6 bleed CRB
Blighted Critical Combat, Critical Critical Focus, caster level 5th Confirm a critical hit with a spell or spell-like ability to inflict a random minor spellblight . UM
Greater Blighted Critical Combat, Critical Blighted Criticalcaster level 12th Confirm a critical hit with a spell or spell-like ability to inflict a random major spellblight . UM
Blighted Critical Mastery Combat, Critical Blighted Critical, caster level 9th Pick the spellblight inflicted by a critical . UM
Blinding Critical Combat, Critical Critical Focus, base attack bonus +15 Whenever you score a critical hit, the target is blinded CRB
Crippling Critical Combat, Critical Critical Focus, base attack bonus +13. Whenever you score a critical hit, the target’s speed is halved APG
Critical Mastery Combat, Critical Critical Focus, any two Critical Feats, 14th-level fighter. Whenever you score a critical hit, apply the effects of two Critical Feats in addition to damage dealt CRB
Deafening Critical Combat, Critical Critical Focus, base attack bonus +13 Whenever you score a critical hit, the target is deafened CRB
Exhausting Critical Combat, Critical Tiring Critical, base attack bonus +15 Whenever you score a critical hit, the target is exhausted CRB
Sickening Critical Combat, Critical Critical Focus, base attack bonus +11 Whenever you score a critical hit, the target is sickened CRB
Staggering Critical Combat, Critical Critical Focus, base attack bonus +13 Whenever you score a critical hit, the target is staggered CRB
Stunning Critical Combat, Critical Staggering Critical, base attack bonus +17 Whenever you score a critical hit, the target is stunned CRB
Tiring Critical Combat, Critical Critical Focus, base attack bonus +13 Whenever you score a critical hit, the target is fatigued CRB
Errata
Blighted Critical: What are the prerequisites for this feat? The table doesn't match the feat entry.
The text on page 143 is correct. Likewise, the text for Blighted Critical Mastery and Greater Blighted Critical shouldn't list Critical Focus as a prerequisite, nor should the table entry for all three feats on page 144.
Official Update: Blighted Critical Mastery, remove "Critical Focus" from the Prerequisites. Blighted Critical, remove "Critical Focus" from the Prerequisites. Blighted Critical/Greater Blighted Critical/Blighted Critical Mastery, remove "Critical Focus" from the Prerequisites.
Editor's Note: The update has been applied.