Can advantage rolls result in critical hits?

There were two attacks, they both had advantage. The first attack (D20+6) resulted in a 24 (18+6). Then, I rolled a second time for the advantage and got a 20.

The second attack (also D20+6) resulted in a 15 (9+6). Rolling the advantage roll, I got another 20.

In the first attack, 24 is a "higher" roll, but not critical. The 15 is obviously a lower roll, so the 20 would be used instead. Is there a critical hit in either or both cases?

## Best Answer

These are both critical hits. What's confusing you is that you're misunderstanding how advantage works.

## There are no "advantage rolls"

Your question describes the second die in a roll made with advantage as if it's a special, different roll — an "advantage roll". That's incorrect.

When you have advantage, you don't get an extra die that is special. When you have advantage, you roll two dice and

pickthe best. Then you continue just like a normal single-die roll, adding modifiers and checking for criticals.So both of your attacks roll two dice.

On your first attack your dice came up showing an 18 and a 20, and the order doesn't matter. So you discard the 18 and from now on treat it as if you had rolled a single 20. This is a critical hit because your hit roll shows a natural 20 ("natural" meaning what the die literally shows), which gets modified to 26 by the +6.

Your second attack you rolled dice showing a 9 and a 20, so you discard the 9 and keep the 20. This is a critical hit. You add your +6 for a total to-hit result of 26.