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For other uses, see Strength (disambiguation).

Strength is a stat in Dark Souls.


Required to wield the majority of weapons.  Larger, heavier weapons require much more of an investment in strength to wield. Strength is also a weapon damage modifier, increasing damage output for weapons that scale with strength.


  • Holding a weapon two-handed increases the user's strength by 50%. This will increase the weapon's damage output based on its strength scaling, and also allows weapons to be used with less strength than if they were one-handed.
  • Apart from extra damage to due to bonus strength scaling, two-handing a weapon also changes its move-set to use two-handed moves, which tend to have higher damage modifiers. This means that two-handing will increase damage even for weapons which do not have strength scaling (e.g. Moonlight Butterfly Horn, Drake Sword).
  • The weapon with the highest strength requirement, Smough's Hammer, requires 58 strength to be wielded in one hand.

Weapon Scaling[]

The following are weapons that scale with strength, and their level of scaling, when not upgraded. Weapon scaling may change when upgraded. Diminishing returns for Strength scaling begin at 40.







  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Obtained in the Artorias of the Abyss DLC.