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For other uses, see Strength (disambiguation).

Strength is a stat in Dark Souls.

Description[]

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.

Notes[]

  • 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.

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B[]

C[]

D[]

E[]

Footnotes[]

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