Strength

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Strength is the primary attribute of the Warrior profession.

When you use attack skills, each point of Strength gives you 1% armor penetration. Many skills, especially those related to surviving and inflicting damage, become more effective with higher Strength.

— In-game description

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[edit] Inherent effect

Strength adds 1% of armor penetration for each rank to attack skills that don't already have it.

[edit] Notes

  • A simple rule of thumb to understanding Strength's effect on damage is that each point roughly equates to 1% bonus weapon damage when using an attack skill (+damage from attack skills ignore armor). Slightly more at higher levels against 60-80AL targets, slightly less at lower levels against +100AL targets. Peak damage is reached against 60AL, with effectiveness dropping off against lower armor in the same manner as higher armor.
  • The inherent effect does not apply to attack skills which already have armor penetration such as Penetrating Chop.
  • Most Strength skills are melee attacks or offensive stances. Strength also contains a number of skills related to adrenaline gain, attack speed, self-healing, defense, movement speed and bypassing or punishing blocking.
  • Strength is one of the attributes that are used as requirement for shields.
  • Strength has the most skills linked to it out of all the primary attributes.
  • The Warrior of Balthazar blessing increases Strength by 1, even if your character's primary profession is not Warrior.

[edit] Strength skills

Icon Name Description Tango-adrenaline.png Energy Activation time Recharge time Campaign
"I Meant to Do That!".jpg

"I Meant to Do That!"

Shout. You gain 1...4...5 strikes of adrenaline if you are knocked-down. 0 5 Energy 0 8 Recharge time Eye of the North
"I Will Avenge You!".jpg

"I Will Avenge You!"

Shout. You have +3...6...7 Health regeneration and attack 25% faster (10 seconds for each dead ally). 0 5 Energy 0 45 Recharge time Prophecies
"I Will Survive!".jpg

"I Will Survive!"

Shout. (5...10...11 seconds.) You have +3 Health regeneration for each condition on you. 0 5 Energy 0 30 Recharge time Quest reward Prophecies
"You Will Die!".jpg

"You Will Die!"

Shout. You gain 1...3...3 strike[s] of adrenaline. No effect unless target foe is under 50% Health 0 5 Energy 0 15 Recharge time Factions
Battle Rage.jpg

Battle Rage

Elite Stance. (5...17...20 seconds.) You move 33% faster and gain double adrenaline from your attacks. Ends if you use any non-adrenal skills. 4 Adrenaline 0 0 0 Core
Berserker Stance.jpg

Berserker Stance

Stance. (5...10...11 seconds.) You attack 33% faster and gain 50% more adrenaline. Ends if you use a skill. 0 5 Energy 0 20 Recharge time Core
Body Blow.jpg

Body Blow

Melee Attack. Deals +10...34...40 damage. Inflicts Deep Wound (0...12...15 second[s]) if target foe has Cracked Armor. 7 Adrenaline 0 0 0 Eye of the North
Bull's Charge.jpg

Bull's Charge

Elite Stance. (5...10...11 seconds.) You move 33% faster. Causes knock-down if you hit a moving foe in melee. Ends if you use a skill. 0 5 Energy 0 20 Recharge time Prophecies
Bull's Strike.jpg

Bull's Strike

Melee Attack. Deals +5...25...30 damage and causes knock-down if target foe is moving. 0 5 Energy 0 10 Recharge time Quest reward Core
Burst of Aggression.jpg

Burst of Aggression

Stance. (2...8...10 seconds.) You attack 33% faster. End effect: lose all adrenaline. 0 5 Energy 0 12 Recharge time Nightfall
Charging Strike.jpg

Charging Strike

Elite Stance. (1...8...10 second[s].) You move 33% faster and deal +10...34...40 damage with your next melee hit. Ends when you hit or if you use a skill. 0 5 Energy 0 5 Recharge time Nightfall
Counterattack.jpg

Counterattack

Melee Attack. Deals +5...29...35 damage. You gain 2...5...6 Energy if target foe is attacking. 0 5 Energy 0 6 Recharge time Nightfall
Defy Pain.jpg

Defy Pain

Elite Skill. (20 seconds.) You have +90...258...300 maximum Health, +20 armor, and take 1...8...10 less damage. 5 Adrenaline 0 0 0 Prophecies
Defy Pain (PvP).jpg

Defy Pain (PvP)

Elite Stance. (20 seconds.) You have +90...258...300 maximum Health and +20 armor. 5 Adrenaline 0 0 0 Prophecies
Disarm.jpg

Disarm

Sword Attack. Interrupts target foe. Interruption effect: disables this foe's attack skills (0...2...3 second[s]) if that action was an attack. 0 5 Energy 0.5½ Activation time 20 Recharge time Eye of the North
Dolyak Signet.jpg

Dolyak Signet

Signet. (8...18...20 seconds.) You have +10...34...40 armor and cannot be knocked-down. You move 75% slower. 0 0 0 20 Recharge time Prophecies
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Dwarven Battle Stance

Elite Stance. (5...10...11 seconds.) You attack 33% faster, you gain +40 armor, and your attack skills interrupt actions. No effect unless you have a hammer equipped. 0 5 Energy 0 20 Recharge time Prophecies
Endure Pain.jpg

Endure Pain

Skill. (7...16...18 seconds.) You have +90...258...300 maximum Health. 0 5 Energy 0 30 Recharge time Quest reward Core
Endure Pain (Turai Ossa).jpg

Endure Pain

Skill. (14...15 seconds.) You have +230...244 maximum Health. 0 5 Energy 0 30 Recharge time Bonus Mission Pack
Enraging Charge.jpg

Enraging Charge

Stance. (5...13...15 seconds.) You move 25% faster. Gain +0...2...3 adrenaline on your next melee attack. Ends after your next hit. 0 5 Energy 0 20 Recharge time Nightfall
Flail.jpg

Flail

Stance. (1...12...15 second[s].) You attack 33% faster. You move 33% slower. 4 Adrenaline 0 0 0 Nightfall
Flourish.jpg

Flourish

Elite Skill. Recharges your attack skills. You gain 2...6...7 Energy for each skill recharged. 0 5 Energy 1 Activation time 8 Recharge time Prophecies
Griffon's Sweep.jpg

Griffon's Sweep

Melee Attack. Deals +5...17...20 damage. Causes knock-down and deals 10...29...34 damage if blocked. 0 5 Energy 0 8 Recharge time Quest reward Prophecies
Headbutt.jpg

Headbutt

Elite Touch Skill. Deals 40...88...100 damage. You are Dazed (5...17...20 seconds). 0 15 Energy 0.75¾ Activation time 20 Recharge time Nightfall
Leviathan's Sweep.jpg

Leviathan's Sweep

Melee Attack. Deals +5...17...20 damage. Causes knock-down and deals 10...29...34 damage if blocked. 0 5 Energy 0 8 Recharge time Factions
Lion's Comfort.jpg

Lion's Comfort

Skill. You are healed for 50...98...110 and gain 0...2...3 strike[s] of adrenaline. Disables your signets (12 seconds). 4 Adrenaline 0 1 Activation time 1 Recharge time Nightfall
Magehunter Strike.jpg

Magehunter Strike

Elite Melee Attack. Deals +5...17...20 damage. Unblockable if target foe is enchanted. 0 5 Energy 0.5½ Activation time 3 Recharge time Nightfall
Power Attack.jpg

Power Attack

Melee Attack. Deals +10...34...40 damage. 0 5 Energy 0 3 Recharge time Quest reward Core
Primal Rage.jpg

Primal Rage

Elite Stance. (1...12...15 second[s].) You attack 33% faster and move 25% faster. You take double damage. 4 Adrenaline 0 0 10 Recharge time Factions
Protector's Strike.jpg

Protector's Strike

Melee Attack. Deals +10...34...40 damage if target is moving. 0 5 Energy 0.5½ Activation time 3 Recharge time Quest reward Prophecies
Rage of the Ntouka.jpg

Rage of the Ntouka

Elite Skill. You gain 1...6...7 adrenaline. For 10 seconds, adrenal skills have a 5 second recharge when used. 0 5 Energy 0 15 Recharge time Nightfall
Rush.jpg

Rush

Stance. (8...18...20 seconds.) You move 25% faster. 4 Adrenaline 0 0 0 Prophecies
Shield Bash.jpg

Shield Bash

Skill. (5...10...11 seconds.) You block the next attack skill. Causes knock-down and +15 second recharge if it was a melee skill. No effect unless you are wielding a shield. 0 5 Energy 0 20 Recharge time Quest reward Core
Signet of Stamina.jpg

Signet of Stamina

Signet. You have +50...250...300 maximum Health. Ends if you hit with an attack. 0 0 0.25¼ Activation time 20 Recharge time Nightfall
Signet of Strength.jpg

Signet of Strength

Signet. Your attacks deal +5 damage. Ends after 1...13...16 attack[s]. 0 0 1 Activation time 45 Recharge time Factions
Sprint.jpg

Sprint

Stance. (8...13...14 seconds.) You move 25% faster. 0 5 Energy 0 15 Recharge time Quest reward Core
Tiger Stance.jpg

Tiger Stance

Stance. (4...9...10 seconds.) You attack 33% faster. Ends if you fail to hit. 0 5 Energy 0 20 Recharge time Factions
Warrior's Cunning.jpg

Warrior's Cunning

Skill. (5...10...11 seconds.) Your melee attacks are unblockable. 0 10 Energy 0 60 Recharge time Core
Warrior's Endurance.jpg

Warrior's Endurance

Elite Skill. (5...29...35 seconds.) You gain 3 Energy each time you hit with a melee attack. No Energy gain if you have more than 10...22...25 Energy. 0 5 Energy 0 30 Recharge time Prophecies
Warrior's Endurance (PvP).jpg

Warrior's Endurance (PvP)

Elite Stance. (5...29...35 seconds.) You gain 3 Energy each time you hit with a melee attack. No Energy gain if you have more than 10...22...25 Energy. 0 5 Energy 0 30 Recharge time Prophecies

[edit] Other skills with effects which scale with Strength

Icon Name Description Energy Activation time Recharge time Attribute Campaign
Backbreaker.jpg

Backbreaker

Elite Hammer Attack. Deals +1...16...20 damage. Causes knockdown. Knockdown lasts 4 seconds with Strength 8 or higher. 9 Adrenaline 0 0 0 Hammer MasteryZ Prophecies
Shield Stance.jpg

Shield Stance

Stance. (1...5...6 second[s].) You have 75% chance to block. Damage is reduced by 2 for each rank of Strength (maximum 15 damage reduction). No effect unless you have a shield equipped. 0 5 Energy 0 15 Recharge time Quest reward TacticsZ Prophecies
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