Strength is a stat in Dark Souls 3. It is an attribute for wielding heavy, powerful weapons and heavy greatshields. Increases the damage you do with strength scaling weapons and fire resistance.
|" Attribute required to wield powerful and heavy weapons.
Also governs resistance to fire and improves attack strength. "
- Strength's attack damage per point has a soft cap at 40, a hard cap above 59, and it stops at 99.
- While two-handing, your strength is multiplied by 1.5, allowing you to reach the soft cap at 26, the hard cap at 40, and max Strength at 66.
- The difference between 26 and 27 strength is negligible.
- Do note that Twinblades will not get any strength multiplier for two-handing (for obvious reasons).
- Twinblades will be underlined for reference.
- 1 point of Strength gives an increase of 1.1 fire defense, 0.73 physical defenses, 0.4 all other defenses, 0.2 all resistances.
- Two-handing does not improve your defenses. However, it will decrease stamina drain when blocking.
- It appears decrease stamina consumption by a percentage, rather than simply increasing stability. Details unknown.
Data and Player Notes
Strength Required (two-handed)
|Dark Hand, Demon's Scar, Pyromancy Flame, Storm Ruler||0|
|Preist's Chime, Cleric's Sacred Chime, Caitha's Chime, Saint-Tree Bellvine, Crystal Chime, Yorshka's Chime||0|
|4||Handmaid's Dagger, Talisman, Saint's Talisman, Sunlight Talisman, White Hair Talisman, Sunless Talisman, Canvas Talisman, Sacred Chime of Filianore||0|
|5||Parrying Dagger, Dagger, Caestus, Iron Round Shield, Ghru Rotshield, Hawkwood's Shield, Aquamarine Dagger||0|
|6||Bandit's Knife, Claw, Crow Talons, Whip, Notched Whip, Sorcerer's Staff, Court Socerer's Staff, Storyteller's Staff, Murky Hand Scythe, Murky Longstaff||0|
|7||Scholar's Candlestick, Mail Breaker, Scimitar, Painting Guardian's Curved Sword, Rapier, Short Bow, Darkmoon Bow, Witch Tree Branch, Sage's Crystall Staff, Mendicant's Staff, Buckler, Crimson Parma, Leather Sheild, Small Leather Shield||0|
|8||Shortsword, Harpe, Tailbone Shortsword, Broken Straight Sword, Cleric's Candlestick, Ricard's Rapier, Thrall Axe, Manikin Claws, Heretic's Staff, Archdeacon Great Staff, Elkhorn Round Shield, Target Shield, Plank Shield, Eastern Iron Shield, Round Shield, East-West Shield, Blue Wooden Shield, Pontiff Knight Shield, Porcine Shield, Large Leather Shield, Wooden Shield, Carthus Shield, White Birch Bow||0|
|9||Falchion, Shotel, Hand Axe, Witch's Locks, Spotted Whip, Longbow, Black Bow of Pharis, Man-Grub's Staff, Follower Sabre, Crow Quills||0|
|10||Longsword, Broadsword, Astora Straight Sword, Brigand Twindaggers, Rotten Ghru Dagger, Lothric's Holy Sword, Anri's Straight Sword, Sellsword Twinblades, Warden Twinblades, Rotten Ghru Curved Sword, Crescent Moon Sword, Darkdrift, Estoc, Irithyll Rapier, Club, Rotten Ghru Spear, Golden Ritual Spear, Soldering Iron, Rose of Ariandel, Light Crossbow, Red and White Shield, Warrior's Round Shield, Cadecues Round Shield, Sacred Bloom Shield, Golden Falcon Shield, Spider Shield, Grass Crest Shield, Pierce Shield||7|
|11||Lothric Knight Sword, Barbed Straight Sword, Uchigatana, Bloodlust, Morning Star, Spear, Arstor's Spear, Silver Eagle Kite Shield, Frayed Blade||8|
|12||Corvian Greatknife, Sunlight Straight Sword, Irithyll Straight Sword, Gotthard Twinswords, Morion Blade, Valorheart, Pontiff knight Curved Sword, Dancer's Enchanted Swords, Carthus Shotel, Battle Axe, Mace, Reinforced Club, Heysel Pick, Warpick, Winged Spear, Saint Bident, Composite Bow, Knight's Crossbow, Izalith Staff, Follower Javelin, Friede's Great Scythe, Llewellyn Shield, Wargod Wooden Shield, Sunset Shield, Kite Shield, Spiked Shield, Sunlight Shield, Dragonhead Shield, Preacher's Right Arm,||8|
|13||Wolnir's Holy Sword, Onikiri and Ubadachi, Crystal Sage's Rapier, Blacksmith Hammer, Tailbone Spear, Four-Pronged Plow, Knight Shield||9|
|14||Brigand Axe, Drang Twinspears, Partizan, Lothric Knight Long Spear, Red Hilted Halberd, Crescent Axe, Great Scythe, Pontiff Knight Great Scythe, Hollowslayer Greatsword, Onyx Blade, Storm Curved Sword, Heavy Crossbow, Crest Shield, Dragon Crest Shield, Spirit Tree Crest Shield, Golden Wing Crest Shield, Lothric War banner||10|
|15||Flamberge, Carthus Curved Sword, Gargoyle Flame Spear, Lucerne, Millwood Battle Axe, Ringed Knight Spear||10|
|16||Dark Sword, Claymore, Bastard Sword, Moonlight Greatsword, Astora Greatsword, Chaos Blade, Man Serpent Hatchet, Dragonslayer Swordspear, Halberd, Great Corvian Scythe, Avelyn, Silver Knight Shield, Twin Dragon Greatshield, Ancient Dragon Greatshield, Repeating Crossbow||11|
|17||Greatsword of Judgement, Glaive, Stone Parma, Ringed Knight Straight Sword||12|
|18||Drakeblood Greatsword, Farron Greatsword, Washing Pole, Black Blade, Carthus Curved Greatsword, Dragonslayer's Axe, Drang Hammers, Great Wooden Hammer, Pickaxe, Yorhka's Spear, Pike, Immolation Tinder, Onislayer Greatbow, Arbalest, Sniper Crossbow, Shield of Want, Black Knight Shield, Lothric Knight Shield||12|
Executioner's Greatsword, Zweihander, Old Wolf Curved Sword, Dragonrider Bow, Crucifix of the Mad King, Gael's Greatsword
|20||Black Knight Sword, Firelink Greatsword, Murakumo, Winged Knight Twinaxes, Eleonora, Demon's Fist, Dragonslayer Spear, Dragonslayer Greatbow||14|
|21||Spiked Mace, Greatlance||14|
|22||Twin Princes' Greatsword, Profaned Greatsword, Large Club, Gargoyle Flame Hammer, Harald Curved Greatsword||15|
|24||Wolf Knight's Greatsword, Lothric Knight Greatsword, Exile Greatsword, Butcher Knife, Great Machete, Earth Seeker||16|
|26||Cathedral Knight Greatsword, Lorian's Greatsword, Winged Knight Halberd, Splitleaf Greatsword||18|
|28||Greatsword, Demon's Greataxe, Great Club, Black Knight Glaive, Millwood Greatbow||19|
|30||Black Knight Greatsword, Vordt's Great Hammer, Old King's Great Hammer, Gundyr's Halbard, Bonewheel Shield, Wolf Knight's Greatshield||20|
|32||Greataxe, Great Mace, Black Iron Greatshield, Cathedral Knight Greatshield||22|
|34||Curse Ward Greatshield||23|
|36||Black Knight Greataxe, Lothric Knight Greatshield||24|
|38||Yhorm's Great Machete, Dragonslayer Greatshield, Stone Greatshield||26|
|40||Dragonslayer Greataxe, Dragon Tooth, Quakestone Hammer, Yhorm's Greatshield, Greatshield of Glory, Havel's Greatshield, Ringed Knight Paired Greatswords||27|
|45||Smough's Great Hammer, Giant Door Shield||30|
|50||Fume Ultra Greatsword, Morne's Great Hammer, Moaning Shield||34|
|60||Ledo's Great Hammer||40|
*Weapons not listed have 0 Strength Requirement