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After playing a game as Nautilus, I was surprised to see that I had critically striked. I do have a rune page that gives a chance to critically strike, but I'm sure I didn't select it.

Do critical strikes vs thornmail count for the owner?

Proof of the critical strike Nautlius Items

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@Ktash I get this too sometimes as many other heroes, I've noticed it from time to time. You crit in a game when you had no reason to ever do so, no crit from any stat ever, yet you crit, how? –  Ender Nov 17 '12 at 21:39
    
Hi Toast. I think as your question stands, it is a bit too localized. Might want to broaden your question to be more general. –  Ktash Nov 17 '12 at 21:40
    
I'm trying to ascertain whether a bug exists in the game, or whether it's a lack of understanding on my part. Though it is very specific, it's directly about game mechanics. Could you elaborate on why you think it's too localized? –  Toast Nov 18 '12 at 3:35
    
I'd suggest you rename this to, 'Can Thornmail damage crit?', as otherwise you're asking us to prove a negative. –  Raven Dreamer Nov 18 '12 at 4:09
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Just an observation - Malz had 204 crit damage as well, without any AD items. I'm guessing no crit runes on him either. I don't think it is related to the thornmail –  BrianH Nov 19 '12 at 20:47
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There's a bug where you have like a .00001% chance of getting a critical hit even without any critical strike items. Minions do it occasionally.

As for thornmail, it deals magic damage as a percentage of the net total damage you receive. So I believe the fact that the dmg is magic answers your question. We can't talk about critical magic dmg (that would be...interesting lol)

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Do you have any references for this bug? –  Toast Nov 19 '12 at 16:02
    
Unfortunately no reliable references. Just personal experience and some discussions in the NA lol forums. I looked into it a while ago cause I had the same question... –  Panagiotis Palladinos Nov 19 '12 at 17:10
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Thornmail itself does not do a set amount of damage, it is based on the enemy... If an enemy crits you, they will take more damage than if a normal autoattack hits you.

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