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

Inherent effect[edit]

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

Game mechanics[edit]

  • 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.

Strength skills[edit]

IconNameDescriptionTango-adrenaline.pngEnergyActivation timeRecharge timeCampaign
"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. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png 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). 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png Prophecies
"I Will Survive!".jpg "I Will Survive!" Shout. (5...10...11 seconds.) You have +3 Health regeneration for each condition on you. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png 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. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png 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 Tango-adrenaline.png 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. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png 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 Tango-adrenaline.png 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. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Prophecies
Bull's Strike.jpg Bull's Strike Melee Attack. Deals +5...25...30 damage and causes knock-down if target foe is moving. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png Core
Burst of Aggression.jpg Burst of Aggression Stance. (2...8...10 seconds.) You attack 33% faster. End effect: lose all adrenaline. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png 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. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0055 Tango-recharge-darker.png Nightfall
Counterattack.jpg Counterattack Melee Attack. Deals +5...29...35 damage. You gain 2...5...6 Energy if target foe is attacking. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0066 Tango-recharge-darker.png 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 Tango-adrenaline.png 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 Tango-adrenaline.png 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. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.500.5½ Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png 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 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Prophecies
Dwarven Battle Stance.jpg 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. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Prophecies
Endure Pain.jpg Endure Pain Skill. (7...16...18 seconds.) You have +90...258...300 maximum Health. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png Core
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. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Nightfall
Flail.jpg Flail Stance. (1...12...15 second[s].) You attack 33% faster. You move 33% slower. 4 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0 Nightfall
Flourish.jpg Flourish Elite Skill. Recharges your attack skills. You gain 2...6...7 Energy for each skill recharged. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png 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. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png Prophecies
Headbutt.jpg Headbutt Elite Touch Skill. Deals 40...88...100 damage. You are Dazed (5...17...20 seconds). 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 00.750.75¾ Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png 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. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png 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 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 0011 Tango-recharge-darker.png Nightfall
Magehunter Strike.jpg Magehunter Strike Elite Melee Attack. Deals +5...17...20 damage. Unblockable if target foe is enchanted. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.500.5½ Tango-activation-darker.png 0033 Tango-recharge-darker.png Nightfall
Power Attack.jpg Power Attack Melee Attack. Deals +10...34...40 damage. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 0033 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png 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 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 01010 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions
Protector's Strike.jpg Protector's Strike Melee Attack. Deals +10...34...40 damage if target is moving. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 00.500.5½ Tango-activation-darker.png 0033 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png 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. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Nightfall
Rush.jpg Rush Stance. (8...18...20 seconds.) You move 25% faster. 4 Tango-adrenaline.png 0 0 0 Prophecies
Seven Weapons Stance.jpg Seven Weapons Stance Elite Stance. (3...17...20 seconds.) Weapon attributes are increased by +1...12...15. You attack 33% faster. PvE Skill 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Core
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. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png 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 00.250.25¼ Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Nightfall
Signet of Strength.jpg Signet of Strength Signet. Your attacks deal +5 damage. Ends after 1...13...16 attack[s]. 0 0 01.001 Tango-activation-darker.png 04545 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions
Sprint.jpg Sprint Stance. (8...13...14 seconds.) You move 25% faster. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.png Core
Tiger Stance.jpg Tiger Stance Stance. (4...9...10 seconds.) You attack 33% faster. Ends if you fail to hit. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Factions
Warrior's Cunning.jpg Warrior's Cunning Skill. (5...10...11 seconds.) Your melee attacks are unblockable. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 0 06060 Tango-recharge-darker.png 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. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png 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. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Prophecies

Related skills[edit]

Skills with effects which scale with Strength[edit]

IconNameDescriptionEnergyActivation timeRecharge timeAttributeCampaign
Backbreaker.jpg Backbreaker Elite Hammer Attack. Deals +1...16...20 damage. Causes knockdown. Knockdown lasts 4 seconds with Strength 8 or higher. 9 Tango-adrenaline.png 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. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 01515 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.pngTacticsZ Prophecies