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Strength is a primary Stat representing physical power. Strength is used when calculating damage from melee weapons. The ability to withstand attacks is represented by Defense.

General offense

Offensive Statuses in the Offense section of the Status menu - total strength 674, core strength 220. Weapon is 1* Gryphic Victory (STR 393),and Vehemence (+10% STR) is equipped giving (207+393)*1.1=674.3 total

Overview

Copy of general equipment stats

Strength In the equipment menu is strength -the warrior has no secondary weapon so the second figure shows core strength plus the effect of any augments or other boosts - in this case a +10% STR boost from Vehemence from a core strength of 220

Strength represents the physical damage the character inflicts - there are two sets of strength figures shown in game - the core strength - which is due only to the character's innate (naked) strength; and a cumulative figure - which includes bonuses from augments, special rings, and other equipment - most notably the strength of the weapon.

There are usually two cumulutative strengths - one each for the right and left hands - each takes only the addition of the weapon, bow, or shield equipped on that hand.

The augment strength boosts are multiplied - ie Vehemence (+10%) = 1.1x, Clout (+20%)= 1.2x, Eminence (+30% if jumping) 1.3x - this if all three are active the boost is over 1.7x (or +70%) - greater than the additive value - which would be only 60%. The multiplier is applied to both core and weapon strengths, as well as any ring or equipment boosts.

Augment Description Unlocked by Vocation
Vehemence Increases strength by 10% Fighter
Clout Increases strength by 20% Warrior
Exhilaration Increases strength by 50% (35% Dark Arisen) if health is critical Fighter
Bloodlust Increases strength by 70% (20% Dark Arisen) at nighttime Assassin
Autonomy Increases strength by 70% (20% Dark Arisen) if playing alone Assassin
Ferocity Increases strength by 10% when you perform a Core Skill Warrior
Opportunism Increases strength by 20% while clinging to an enemy Secret Augments
Eminence Increases strength by 30% when you are in the air during jump or fall Strider

Strength growth with level is highest, in order, by leveling as Assassin, Warrior, Fighter and Ranger, with Strider having average growth and all other vocations below average growth.

Notes

  • For a list of items and worn equipment that increases strength, see Category:Boosts Strength
  • Though periapts and potions are said to boost strength the effect is not shown in any menu - it may be that the potion only boosts physical damage.
  • The effects of augment's such as Eminence are shown in totals in the menus - in the case of Eminence - total strength is increase by 30% (times 1.3) when the character is in the air. Pausing whilst jumping can be used to verify this.
  • The weapon Iraklis appears to only factor core strength.
  • Sometimes referred to as Attack ; and may be abbreviated to STR or ATT.
  • For more details on the effect of Strength on damage, see Damage Calculation.