Strength

Strength is an Attribute that governs the ability to wield equipment, damage, and Defenses.

In-Game Description

Icon Description
Strength Icon Attribute required to wield powerful and heavy weapons.
Also governs resistance to fire and improves attack strength.

Overview

  • Allows one to meet the requirements for certain equipment
  • Increases damage on equipment with Strength Scaling
    • Softcaps at 40
  • Increases Physical Defenses
    • Determined jointly by level and Strength
  • Increases Fire Defense
    • Determined jointly by level and Strength
  • Two-handing will multiply Strength by 1.5x, gaining Scaling damage and meeting requirements

Equipment Requirements

Weapons

Strength Equipment with Strength Requirement
8 Broken Straight Sword, Cleric's Candlestick, Harpe, Manikin Claws, Ricard's Rapier, Shortsword, Tailbone Short Sword, Thrall Axe, White Birch Bow
9 Black Bow of Pharis, Crow Quills, Falchion, Follower Sabre, Hand Axe, Longbow, Shotel, Spotted Whip, Witch's Locks
10 Anri's Straight Sword, Astora Straight Sword, Brigand Twindaggers, Broadsword, Club, Crescent Moon Sword, Darkdrift, Estoc, Golden Ritual Spear, Irithyll Rapier, Light Crossbow, Long Sword, Lothric's Holy Sword, Rose of Ariandel, Rotten Ghru Curved Sword, Rotten Ghru Dagger, Rotten Ghru Spear, Sellsword Twinblades, Soldering Iron, Warden Twinblades
11 Arstor's Spear, Barbed Straight Sword, Bloodlust, Frayed Blade, Lothric Knight Sword, Morning Star, Spear, Uchigatana
12 Battle Axe, Carthus Shotel, Composite Bow, Corvian Greatknife, Dancer's Enchanted Swords, Follower Javelin, Friede's Great Scythe, Gotthard Twinswords, Heysel Pick, Irithyll Straight Sword, Knight's Crossbow, Mace, Morion Blade, Pontiff Knight Curved Sword, Reinforced Club, Saint Bident, Sunlight Straight Sword, Valorheart, Warpick, Winged Spear
13 Blacksmith Hammer, Crystal Sage's Rapier, Four-Pronged Plow, Onikiri and Ubadachi, Tailbone Spear, Wolnir's Holy Sword
14 Brigand Axe, Crescent Axe, Drang Twinspears, Follower Torch, Great Scythe, Heavy Crossbow, Hollowslayer Greatsword, Lothric Knight Long Spear, Lothric War Banner, Onyx Blade, Partizan, Pontiff Knight Great Scythe, Red Hilted Halberd, Storm Curved Sword
15 Carthus Curved Sword, Flamberge, Gargoyle Flame Spear, Lucerne, Millwood Battle Axe, Ringed Knight Spear
16 Astora Greatsword, Avelyn, Bastard Sword, Chaos Blade, Claymore, Dark Sword, Dragonslayer Swordspear, Great Corvian Scythe, Halberd, Man Serpent Hatchet, Moonlight Greatsword, Repeating Crossbow
17 Glaive, Greatsword of Judgment, Ringed Knight Straight Sword
18 Arbalest, Black Blade, Carthus Curved Greatsword, Dragonslayer's Axe, Drakeblood Greatsword, Drang Hammers, Farron Greatsword, Great Wooden Hammer, Immolation Tinder, Onislayer Greatbow, Pickaxe, Pike, Sniper Crossbow, Washing Pole, Yorshka's Spear
19 Dragonrider Bow, Executioner's Greatsword, Old Wolf Curved Sword, Zweihander
20 Black Knight Sword, Demon's Fist, Dragonslayer Greatbow, Dragonslayer Spear, Eleonora, Firelink Greatsword, Murakumo, Winged Knight Twinaxes
21 Greatlance, Spiked Mace
22 Crucifix of the Mad King, Gael's Greatsword, Gargoyle Flame Hammer, Harald Curved Greatsword, Large Club, Profaned Greatsword, Twin Princes' Greatsword
24 Butcher Knife, Earth Seeker, Exile Greatsword, Great Machete, Lothric Knight Greatsword, Wolf Knight's Greatsword
26 Cathedral Knight Greatsword, Lorian's Greatsword, Splitleaf Greatsword, Winged Knight Halberd
28 Black Knight Glaive, Demon's Great Axe, Great Club, Greatsword, Millwood Greatbow
30 Black Knight Greatsword, Gundyr's Halberd, Old King's Great Hammer, Vordt's Great Hammer
32 Great Mace, Greataxe
36 Black Knight Greataxe
38 Yhorm's Great Machete
40 Dragon Tooth, Dragonslayer Greataxe, Quakestone Hammer, Ringed Knight Paired Greatswords
45 Smough's Great Hammer
50 Fume Ultra Greatsword, Morne's Great Hammer
60 Ledo's Great Hammer

Shields

Strength Equipment with Strength Requirement
8 Blue Wooden Shield, Porcine Shield
9 Follower Shield
10 Spider Shield, Grass Crest Shield
11 Silver Eagle Kite Shield
12 Ethereal Oak Shield, Dragonhead Shield, Kite Shield, Llewellyn Shield, Spiked Shield, Sunlight Shield, Sunset Shield, Wargod Wooden Shield
13 Knight Shield
14 Crest Shield, Dragon Crest Shield, Golden Wing Crest Shield, Spirit Tree Crest Shield
16 Ancient Dragon Greatshield, Silver Knight Shield, Twin Dragon Greatshield
17 Stone Parma
18 Lothric Knight Shield, Black Knight Shield, Shield of Want
30 Wolf Knight's Greatshield, Bonewheel Shield
32 Cathedral Knight Greatshield, Black Iron Greatshield
34 Curse Ward Greatshield
35 Dragonhead Greatshield
36 Lothric Knight Greatshield
38 Dragonslayer Greatshield, Stone Greatshield
40 Havel's Greatshield, Yhorm's Greatshield, Greatshield of Glory
45 Giant Door Shield
50 Moaning Shield

Spell Tools

Strength Equipment with Strength Requirement
8 Archdeacon's Great Staff, Cleric's Candlestick, Heretic's Staff
9 Man-grub Staff
10 Golden Ritual Spear
12 Heysel Pick, Izalith Staff, Preacher's Right Arm
15 Pyromancer's Parting Flame
18 Immolation Tinder

Fire Defense

Between 0 and 30, grants .66 Fire Defense each. Between 30 and 40, 2 each. Between 40 and 60, 1.5. Reduces after.

Physical Defense

Between 0 and 30, grants .33 Physical Defense each. Between 30 and 40, .5 each. Between 40 and 60, .75. Reduces after.

Modifiers

Source Increase
Knight's Ring +5
Two-handing 1.5x

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