Strength

Introduction

The Strength skill is one of the skills that will influence the player's melee hits. Leveling Strength will allow the player to hit higher when using melee attacks, this is also influenced by the power of the weapon they are using. Strength also allows the player to fully use other skills which have a strength based component, such as certain agility obstacles or catching fish barehanded.

Strength is one of the easier skills to train since the player can gain experience rather easy through melee combat. It is advised to train it in combination with the Attack skill so the player is able to use higher tiered weapons.

Combat

Strength is used in combat as a melee skill, this means that the player will be weak to magic using opponents but strong to opponents who use ranged attacks. The player has a high variety of different weapons to choose from when using melee, these are divided in 3 groups: Crush weapons, Stab weapons and Slash weapons. The type of weapon the player should use mostly depends on what they are fighting, as certain opponents are weaker to a particular style. The player can choose between dual wielding and two handed weapons, as well as several shiels being available for melee combat.

Abilities

There are several abilities unlocked by the strength skill, to use these abilities the player has to be wielding a melee weapon. Certain abilities require the player to be either dual wielding or wielding a 2-handed weapon. Much like other abilities they are split into three types: Basic, threshold and ultimate.

  • Basic abilities can be used at any time in combat and generate adrenaline.
  • Threshold abilities can only be used when 50% of the adrenaline bar has been built up and cost 15% of adrenaline to use.
  • Ultimate abilities can only be used when the adrenaline bar reaches 100% and cost 100% adrenaline.
Ability Level Required Type Cooldown (seconds) Weapon Requirement Effect F2P/P2P

Stomp
3 Threshold 15 None Kick your target, knocking them back and stunning them for 3 seconds. Dealing 200% weapon damage.

Kick
3 Basic 15 None Kick your target, knocking them back and interrupting their attacks for 3 seconds, and dealing 100% weapon damage.

Punish
8 Basic 5 None Punish your target's mistakes, dealing 100% weapon damage, or 135% weapon damage if they're stunned.

Dismember
14 Basic 15 None Dismember your target, dealing 125% weapon damage over 6 seconds.

Fury
24 Basic 5 None Unleash your fury,strike your target 3 times, each strike deals 75% weapon damage, and increases by 7% with each strike. Combo attack.

Destroy
37 Threshold 20 Dual weapons Smash your weapon into the ground beneath you, dealing up to 100% weapon damage to all adjacent targets also draining 5% of targets Defence level if they are above 90%.

Quake
37 Threshold 20 2-Handed weapons Perform a destructive attack, dealing damage equal to 188% weapon damage to your target over 6 seconds, during which time they are also stunned. Combo attack.

Berserk
42 Ultimate 60 None Harness your adrenaline to increase all damage dealt, but also all damage received, by 100% for 30 seconds.

Cleave
48 Basic 10 2-Handed weapons Cleave through your foes, dealing 125% weapon damage to all targets in a frontal cone.

Assault
55 Threshold 30 None Assault your target, dealing damage equal to 219% of 6 seconds' auto-attack damage to your target over 6 seconds. Combo attack.

Decimate
67 Basic 10 Dual weapons Decimate your target's defences, dealing 100% of both weapons' damage, or 157% of both weapons' damage if they are bearing a shield.

Pulverise
81 Ultimate 60 2-Handed weapons Pulverise your target, dealing 200-250% weapon damage and reducing their damage dealt by 25% for 30 seconds.

Frenzy
86 Ultimate 60 Dual weapons Perform a frenzied attack lasting 10 seconds. Targets standing directly in front of you take damage up to 110% of weapon damage every 2 seconds. Each subsequent hit gains 10% extra damage. Combo attack.

Weapons and Armour

The player can unlock the ability to use several weapons or pieces of armour by training their strength skill. Most of these have additional requirements such as an attack level requirement or defence level requirement. All items unlocked through the strength skill are members only.

Weapons

Item Strength Requirement Additional Requirements Damage Accuracy Degradeable

Dwarven army axe
1 None 183 160 no

Iron halberd
5 10 223 202 no

Steel halberd
10 20 447 316 no

Black halberd
13 25 558 381 no

Mithril halberd
15 30 670 545 no

Adamant halberd
20 40 894 628 no

Rune halberd
30 50 1117 850 no

Dragon halberd
40 60 1341 1132 no

Void knight mace*
42 42
42
42
42
42
22
- 668 no

Granite mace
55 55 480 628 no

Granite maul
55 55 1229 983 no

Tzhaar-ket-om
60 None 1341 1132 no

Dharoks greataxe
70 70 1564 1486 yes

Torags hammers
70 70 1564 1486 yes

*Despite having a Strength requirement the Void knight mace is classed as a wand, and therefor can't be used for melee abilities.



Armour

Item Strength Requirement Additional Requirements

Black mask
20 10

Void Knight equipment
42 42
42
42
42
42
22

Granite equipment
55 55

Saradomin's whisper
70 None

Extra Features

There are several extra features the player can unlock by leveling their Strength skill, these range from being able to access areas to being able to use certain boosts or new training methods.

Barbarian Fishing

Once the player has completed Otto Godblessed's Barbarian Training they will be able to catch certain new fish, or catch other fish barehanded. This will not only allow the player to gain Fishing experience, but also experience in both the Strength and Agility skills.

Catches Strength Requirement Other Requirements Experience Gained

Leaping Trout
15 48
15
5 50 5

Leaping Salmon
30 58
30
6 70 6

Barehanded Tuna
35 55 8 80 0

Leaping Sturgeon
45 70
45
7 80 7

Barehanded Sworfish
50 70 10 100 0

Barehanded Shark
76 96 11 110 0

Agility Shortcuts

The Strength skill is used in combination with Agility and Ranged to use several shortcuts to areas which are otherwise out of the way. These shortcuts are all members only.

Shortcut Strength Requirement Extra Requirements Map

River crossing to Al Kharid
19 8
37

Karamja crossing shortcut
21 53
42

Water Obelisk Island shortcut
22 36
39

Catherby cliff shortcut
35 32
35
Fishing Contest

Falador wall shortcut
37 11
19

Yanille wall shortcut
38 39
21

Cross Bandos's Throne Room
60 60
60
The Chosen Commander

Cross cave shortcut, south of Dorgesh-Kaan
80 80
80
Death to the Dorgeshuun

Useful Items

There are several items which will aid the player in training their Strength skill or which allow the player to boost their Strength level, these can be found below.

Items Effect F2P/P2P

Strength potion
Boosts the player's Strength skill by 1+8% of their level.

Combat potion
Boosts the player's Strength and Attack skills by 1+8% of their level.

Super strength potion
Boosts the player's Strength skill by 2+12% of their level.

Zamorak brew
Raises the player's Strength and Attack skills by 1+8% of their levels, restores the player's prayer points by 20+8% of their prayer points, lowers the player's Defence skill by 1+8% and damages the player for 12% of their remaining lifepoints.

Extreme strength potion
Boosts the player's Strength skill by 3+15% of their level.

Overload
Boosts the player's Attack, Strength, Magic, Ranged and Defence skills by 3+15% of their levels. This boost is repeated every 15 seconds over the duration of 5 minutes.


Items Effect F2P/P2P

Beer
Boosts the player's Strength skill by 2 levels and lowers their Attack skill by 4 levels.

Asgarnian ale
Boosts the player's Strength skill by 2 levels and lowers their Attack skill by 4 levels.

Dragon bitter
Boosts the player's Strength skill by 2 levels and lowers their Attack skill by 1 level.

Cavefish
Randomly boosts either Strength, Attack, Magic, Ranged or Defence by 2 levels, as well as healing 200 lifepoints

Braindeath rum
Boosts the player's Strength level by 3 and heals 436 lifepoints, decreases the player's Attack, Defence, Prayer, Herblore, Magic and Agility level by 5%.

Grog
Boosts the player's Strength skill by 3 levels and lowers their Attack skill by 6 levels.

Asgarnian ale (m)
Boosts the player's Strength skill by 3 levels and lowers their Attack skill by 6 levels.

Dragon bitter (m)
Boosts the player's Strength skill by 3 levels and lowers their Attack skill by 6 levels.

Short green guy
Boosts the player's Strength skill by 4 levels and lowers their Attack skill by 3 levels.

Red spicy stew
Randomly boosts the player's Strength, Attack, Ranged, Magic and Defence skills by -6 to 6 levels.

Wizard blizzard
Boosts the player's Strength skill by 6 levels and lowers their Attack skill by 4 levels.

Blurberry special
Boosts the player's Strength skill by 7 levels and lowers their Attack skill by 5 levels.

Drunk dragon
Boosts the player's Strength skill by 7 levels and lowers their Attack skill by 4 levels.

Keg of beer
Boosts the player's Strength skill by 10 levels and lowers their Attack skill by 40 levels.


Items Effect F2P/P2P

Strength skillcape
The Strength skillcape allows the player to activate it to boost their Strength level to 100. This boost can only be activated again once their level dropped back to normal.

Volcanic strength scroll
The volcanic strength scroll is the scroll which can be used with the Obsidian golem familiar. Activating this scroll will boost the player's Strength skill by 9 levels.

Black warlock butterfly
A black warlock butterfly can be used on another player to boost their Strength skill by 20% of their level. The player must have aid on for this to be possible.


Items Effect F2P/P2P

Scrimshaw of vampyrism
This item requires level 80 Strength to equip, this item will heal the player for 1-5% of the damage they deal, or if the player uses the superior version they will get healed 1 lifepoint for every 15 lifepoints damage they deal.

Scrimshaw of strength
This item requires level 85 Strength to equip, it adds either 2.5% to the player's melee crit, or 2.7% if the player has the superior version.

Dharok's set
Dharok's set effect is only active if the player is wearing the full set of armour and uses Dharok's greataxe, the lower the player their own lifepoints is, the higher they will hit using Dharok's set.

Black mask
The black mask will invisibly raise the player's damage and accuracy by 12.5% when they wear it on a slayer task.

Slayer helmet
The slayer helmet works similairly to the black mask, except there are various versions which boost 12.5% to 14%

Salve amulet
The salve amulet will boost the player's accuracy and damage by 15% whilst fighting the undead, if the player has the enchanted version it offers a 20% boost.


Prayers

There are several prayers which will boost the player's Strength while they are active, some of these will drain the opponents Strength at the same time. The Ancient curses require completion of the Temple at Senntisten quest.

Prayer Prayer Requirement Effect Prayer/Curses

Burst of Strength
4 Increases Strength by 5% Prayer

Superhuman Strength
13 Increases Strength by 10% Prayer

Ultimate Strength
31 Increases Strength by 15% Prayer

Chivalry
60 Increases Strength by 18%, Attack by 15% and Defence by 20% Prayer

Piety
70 Increases Strength by 23%, Attack by 20% and Defence by 25% Prayer

Leech Strength
82 Boosts Strength by 5%, increasing to 10% over time. Drains opponents Strength by 10%, increasing to 25% over time. Curses

Turmoil
95 Increases Strength by 23% plus 10% of the opponent's Strength levels, up to 9 levels. Increases Attack and Defence by 15% plus 15% of the opponent's Attack and Defence levels, up to 14 levels. Curses


Unlockable Areas

There are several areas the player gains access to by leveling their Strength level, as well as being able to participate in certain activities.

God Wars Dungeon

To gain access to the God Wars Dungeon the player will need either 60 Strength or 60 Agility, the player will also need 70 Strength to gain access to the Bandos Stronghold in the Dungeon.

Warrior's Guild

To gain access to the Warriors' Guild in Burthorpe the player needs either have 99 Strength, 99 Attack, or a combination of both adding up to 130. In the Warrior's Guild the player is able to participate in several small minigames which will grant them experience in Attack, Strength and Defence, it is also the only place where the player can obtain defenders.

Strength in Daemonheim

Strength will allow the player to hit higher, as well as allow the player to use higher tier mauls in Daemonheim. These mauls do not require an attack level to wield but only the respective strength level.

Maul Type Level Required F2P/P2P

Novite Maul
1

Bathus Maul
10

Marmaros Maul
20

Kratonite Maul
30

Fractite Maul
40

Zephyrium Maul
50

Argonite Maul
60

Katagon Maul
70

Gorgonite Maul
80

Promethium Maul
90

Primal Maul
99

Skill Mastery

Once you have finally reached level 99 in the skill, you can travel to the warriors guild in Burthorpe and purchase the Strength Skillcape from Sloane for 99,000 coins. This will enable you to use a boost that raises your Strength level to 100 and also allows you to perform the Strength Skillcape Emote. The cape itself is members only. However, free players can still perform the emote granted they are wearing the cape.

If Strength is your first skill to reach level 99, you will be rewarded the Strength cape. However, if you have other skills at level 99, you will be awarded the Strength cape (t). If you have the untrimmed version of the cape and achieve level 99 in another skill, the cape will become trimmed automatically.

Strength Cape Strength Cape (t) Strength master cape


Guide Made by: Sytze
Corrections submitted by: Rendigo, Majinvegito3, Sytze, Runic Lord, Umbra, SkillrzUnite, Philby25