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Strength is a Character Attribute. It influences a hero's damaging capabilities in melee combat, and is also a measure of how heavy his equipment can be and still be utilized to its fullest.


Strength is the main focus of the Warrior and the Barbarian, both of which are classes that specialize in melee combat efficiency. Although anyone can attempt a melee against the minions of the Burning Hells if they so choose, it is often bad on one's health if he lacks the proper equipment for the job.

In addition to Strength influencing the equipment available to the hero, it also affects the damage he/she deals in a melee attack.

Warriors, Barbarians, Sorcerers, and sometimes Bards are entirely dependent on their Strength for damage dealt through weapons, as the formulae below shows:

  • Warrior in any melee case scenario, Barbarian using a staff, sword or unarmed, Sorcerer, Bard without a sword- Strength x clvl /100
  • Barbarian with an axe or a club- Strength x clvl /75

This being said, if one wishes to specialize in melee combat efficiency, it is better to try and gather up as much Strength as possible, while taking care to keep his Life and Dexterity in shape.

Diablo II/Lord of DestructionEdit

It affects the actual Damage dealt by the character in case of melee weapons. It is the percentage that will be added of the Weapon's damage as is listed in the tooltip.

Strength is also a requirement to equip heavy items like Heavy weapons and Armor.

Strength can also be increased by certain magical attributes. In these cases, items that were equipped using the extra strength will remain equipped though the item will not be used, similar to items that have reached zero Durability.

Diablo IIIEdit

Strength returns in Diablo III, as the primary stat for the Barbarian and Crusader classes. Every point in strength increase all damage output by 1% for them. In addition, for all classes, every point in strength increases the characters armor by 1 point.

Character Attributes
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DexterityAttack RatingDefenseBlock
DexterityAttack RatingDefenseBlock
EnergyManaMana Regeneration

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