Attribute Icon Summary
Vigor vigor_icon.jpg Attribute governing HP.
Also governs resistance to Frost.
Attunement attunement_icon.jpg Attribute governing Focus Points.
Also determines number of attunement slots.
Endurance endurance_icon.jpg Attribute governing stamina.
Also governs lightning defense and bleeding resistance.
Vitality vitality_icon.jpg Attribute governing physical defense, though this is also affected by other attributes.
Also governs maximum equip load and poison resistance.
Strength strength_icon.jpg Attribute required to wield powerful and heavy weapons.
Also governs fire defense and improves attack strength.
Dexterity dexterity_icon.jpg Attribute required to wield advanced weapons.
Also improves attack strength, reduces spell casting time and reduces damage taken when falling.
Intelligence intelligence_icon.jpg Attribute required to cast sorceries and pyromancies. Increases spell potency.
(Pyromancy is affected by both faith and intelligence.)
Magic defense is also calculated from this attribute.
Faith faith_icon.jpg Attribute required to cast miracles and pyromancies. Increases spell potency.
(Pyromancy is affected by both faith and intelligence.)
Dark defense is also calculated from this attribute.
Luck luck_icon.jpg Attribute governing item discovery.
Increases bleeding and poison capabilities.
Also governs resistance to curses.
HP hp_icon.jpg You die if this reaches zero.
FP fp_icon.JPG Weapon Arts and spells consume this, you cannot use them when FP runs out.
Stamina stamina_icon.JPG Actions deplete stamina, which automatically recovers.
Equipment Load equip_load_icon.JPG Maximum weight that can be equipped.
Poise poise_icon.JPG Boosts the ability to withstand the impact of attacks.
Item Discovery item_discovery_icon.JPG Increases the chance of drops.
Attunement Slots attunement_slots_icon.JPG The maximum number of Attunement Slots your character has.
Hollowing hollowing.png Your level of Hollowing.

Diminishing Returns

Stat Soft Cap
Vigor 27, 40
Attunement 35
Endurance 40
Vitality 99
Strength 40
Dexterity 40
Intelligence 60
Faith 60
Luck 40


  • As of Patch 1.03, Defenses are determined by the character Level and the stated Attribute value, so a higher level character with a given Attribute value will have greater Defense than a lower level character with the same Attribute value. Similarly, Resistances are primarily determined by the character Level and secondarily by the stated Attributes but only when those Attributes are above 30. So, for example, Luck only increases Curse Resistance when Luck is greater than 30.

Stat-Affecting Items

Item Name Stat Effect
Carthus Milkring +3 Dexterity
Prisoner's Chain +5 Vigor, Endurance and Vitality
Knight's Ring +5 Strength
Hunter's Ring +5 Dexterity
Scholar Ring +5 Intelligence
Priestess Ring +5 Faith
Havel's Ring +15/16.5/18% Equipment Load for the base, +1 and +2 variants.
Ring of Favor +3/4/5% HP, +8/9/10% Stamina, +5/6/7% Equip Load for the base, +1 and +2 variants.
Life Ring +5.5/6.5/7.5/8.5% HP for the base, +1, +2, and +3 variants.
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