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For the disambiguation of the same name, see Strength.

Strength is a stat in Dark Souls.


Required to wield the majority of weapons.  Larger, heavier weapons require much more of an investment in strength to wield. Strength is also a weapon damage modifier, increasing damage output for weapons that scale with strength.


  • Holding a weapon with both hands decreases the strength requirement. Two-handing a weapon in effect increases the player's strength by 1.5x.
  • The weapon with the highest strength requirement, Smough's Hammer, requires 58 strength to wield (single-handed).

Weapon ScalingEdit

The following are weapons that scale with strength, and their level of scaling, when not upgraded. Weapon scaling may change when upgraded. Diminishing returns for Strength scaling begin at 40.







  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Obtained in the Artorias of the Abyss DLC.

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