[RPG] Do you multiply the bonus damage from taking a -5 on attacks using the Sharpshooter feat


Inspired by Can you crit with the minus 5 from sharpshooter?.

It was asked if you could still crit with Sharpshooter's -5 to hit / +10 to damage option active, but that got me wondering — do you multiply that bonus damage, should you crit on your attack? At an additional 10-20 points, that could be a massive increase in damage.

Best Answer

No. Only damage dice are doubled - static modifiers like the +10 from Sharpshooter are unaffected by a critical hit.

When you score a critical hit, you get to roll extra dice for the attack’s damage against the target. Roll all of the attack’s damage dice twice and add them together. Then add any relevant modifiers as normal. To speed up play, you can roll all the damage dice at once.

(PHB p.196, emphasis mine)