Critical Strike is a skill in The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall. It is a skill checked whenever successfully striking a target. A target that receives a successful Critical Strike suffers withering, often fatal, additional damage. A higher skill in critical strike only increases the chance, not the damage, of the strike itself occurring. It's governing attribute is Agility.
It is a primary skill for Assassins and Monks, a major skill for Archers and Rangers, and a minor skill for Acrobats, Barbarians, Burglars, Nightblades, Rogues, and Thieves. The Dark Brotherhood, Fighters Guild, Benevolence of Mara, Order of Arkay, School of Julianos, and Temple of Stendarr offer training.