The Critical Hit skill allows Aloy to perform a close-range Strike attack on enemies that are in a prone state. After disabling an enemy by knocking or tying it down or stunning it through Shock severity, the player can press R1 beside it to deal massive damage.
- If an enemy has been stunned into the Shocked status, Critical Hits will immediately remove the status, even if there is still time remaining.
|Horizon Zero Dawn Skills|
|Prowler||Silent Strike - Strike From Above - Strike From Below - Leader Strike - Hunter Reflexes - Balanced Aim - Strong Strike - Strong Strike+ - Silent Drop - Low Profile - Dodge Prowess - Quiet Sprint|
|Brave||Concentration - Heavy Lifter - Concentration+ - Fast Reload - Critical Hit - Critical Hit+ - Double Shot - Triple Shot - Precision - Precision+ - Knock Down - Fighting Back|
|Forager||Lure Call - Combat Override - Combat Override+ - Call Mount+ - Healer - Herbalist - Disarm Traps - Tinker - Gatherer - Scavenger - Ammo Crafter - Scavenger+|
|Traveler FW||Mounted Pickup - Mount Repair - Machine Repair - Mount Repair+ - Shard Salvager - Expert Carver - Hoarder - Dismount Strike|