Strength is a Stat in Dark Souls.



Strength is required for the majority of the weapons to wield. It is a weapon damage modifier and controls the player's Attack Power that increase your damage output for weapons that has strength scaling. More strength points is required for larger and heavier weapons to wield. Strength does NOT affect your weapon swing speed.

  • Most weapons require a minimum strength level to be wielded properly.
  • Two-handing the weapon will give a 50% strength bonus, affecting both the weapon requirements and damage modifier.
    • If you do not meet the minimum strength required, the weapon damage is decreased and the moveset is altered to a single slow swing.
    • Strength is the only stat that affects the moveset, but not meeting the Dexterity, Intelligence or Faith requirements of the weapon will make it rebound upon contact, and also decrease the damage.
  • Strength is especially useful for Ultra Greatswords, Axes and Great Axes, Hammers and Great Hammers.


List of weapons and their Scaling

Also see weapon scaling.

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