As I was reading about the Assassin rogue at higher levels, this question occurred to me.
Does a surprised target (that fails the Constitution save from Death Strike) take 4 or 3 or 2 times the regular damage against it?
Because under Assassinate, any hit you score against a surprised target is automatically a critical hit (which is double the damage). Then under Death Strike, if the target fails a Constitution save, then it says the damage is doubled.
If this is the case, and a Rogue attacks a surprised target (with a rapier attack and 10d10 Sneak Attack damage), how much damage would it do?
- (20d10 + 2d8 + Dex mod)*2
- 40d10 + 4d8 + Dex mod
- The double bonuses don't stack, so just 20d10 + 2d8 + 5