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Strength is one of the six character abilities. It's a very important character ability for fighters, paladins, rangers and barbarians. It gives a bonus to hit and to damage for all melee weapons and throwing weapons. Strength also determines how much a character can carry, chance to open doors or chests without lock-picking, and which items a character may use if allowed by the chosen class.

Scores tableEdit

Ability score Hit adj Damage adj Weight Allowance Bashing
2 -3 -2 3 2
3 -3 -1 5 3
4-5 -2 -1 15 4
6-7 -1 0 30 6
8-9 0 0 50 8
10-11 0 0 70 10
12-13 0 0 90 12
14-15 0 0 120 14
16 0 +1 150 16
17 +1 +1 170 18
18 +1 +2 200 20
18/01-50 +1 +3 220 25
18/51-75 +2 +3 250 30
18/76-90 +2 +4 280 35
18/91-99 +2 +5 320 40
18/00 +3 +6 400 45
19 +3 +7 500 50
20 +3 +8 600 55
21 +4 +9 700 60
22 +4 +10 800 65
23 +5 +11 1000 70
24 +6 +12 1200 75
25 +7 +14 1600 80

BashingEdit

Bashing works exactly the same as a thief's Pick Lock ability, allowing a strong character to open a locked door or chest by attacking it with a weapon, but does not grant experience for a successful lock bash, and cannot go above 80 points. Like Pick Lock, Bashing works on a threshold system - if you're within 5 points of the target lock's difficulty you have a 50% chance of bashing it successfully, while if you're equal to or greater than the lock's difficulty, it's guaranteed.

EquipmentEdit

Weapon Type Required Strength
Bastard Sword 11
Battle axe 10
Club 5
Composite longbow 18
Dagger and throwing daggers 3
Dart -
Flail 13
Halberd 13
Heavy crossbow 12
Katana 6
Light crossbow 8
Long bow 6
Long sword 6
Mace 10
Morning star 11
Ninja-To 6
Quarterstaff 5
Scimitar 10
Short bow 3
Short sword 5
Sling -
Spear 5
Throwing axe 4
Two handed sword 14
Wakizashi 5
War hammer 9
Armor Type Required Strength
Buckler 4
Small Shield 4
Medium Shield 12
Large Shield 15
Leather Armor 4
Studded Leather Armor 6
Chainmail Armor 8
Elven Chainmail Armor 5
Splint Mail 8
Plate Mail Armor 12
Full Plate Mail 15

These values are accurate for the base versions of these items. Enchanted or otherwise special versions may vary.

Permanent Strength boostsEdit

Strength-altering equipmentEdit

These items set your Strength score to a specific value, this might actually cause a reduction in Strength. They also render you immune to Strength-draining effects.

Strength-altering potionsEdit

These items set your Strength score to a specific value.  Some may cause a reduction in Strength.

Strength-altering spellsEdit

These spells set your Strength score to a specific value.  With the exception of Draw Upon Holy Might, some may cause a reduction in Strength.

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