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Strength

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Nolan's strength is very high like all Fighters, to the point that he can kill this Myrmidon in a single hit despite the Myrmidon's weapon triangle and terrain advantages.
This article is about the stat. For the card from the Nintendo DS games, see Strength (card). For the staff from New Mystery of the Emblem, see Strength (staff).

Strength (Japanese: strength), abbreviated Str, is a statistic applied to units which determines a unit's raw physical muscle. Its most significant use is in determining the damage a unit inflicts when wielding physical weapons, being added to the might of the weapon they currently wield to produce their attack stat. Strength's opposite stat is defense, which reduces the physical damage sustained by units. Depending on the game, strength occasionally has other uses such as in improving attack speed.

Like other stats, a unit's potential prowess in strength is determined by their class, with several classes such as the Fighter and Barbarian being built to have very high strength compared to other classes. Broadly speaking, it is very common for classes which sport high strength to also have high maximum HP and poor-to-mediocre skill, and they also commonly wield axes. On the other hand, numerous other classes, such as Thieves and magic units, are built to lack strength, with a high speed stat being frequently accompanied by mediocre strength at best.

In almost every game, strength is not used for magical attacks, which instead use the magic stat in the same way. The exception is Mystery of the Emblem, which uses strength for magical attacks in the exact same way as physical ones. In Gaiden and the Game Boy Advance trilogy, strength and magic are essentially the same stat, read from the same values, and whether it is considered strength or magic merely depends on the unit's class and displayed weapon ranks.

Calculations

Attack

Attack (Japanese: 攻撃 attack), abbreviated Atk (Japanese: ATC), is the calculation generated from a unit's current offensive stat and the might of their current weapon, plus any other bonuses they are currently experiencing such as from supports. A unit's attack is the maximum damage they could possibly inflict in one normal attack, and when attacking, the opponent's defensive stat is subtracted from the attack to generate the amount of damage a unit will deal in a normal, non-critical or non-sword skill attack. When a unit is wielding a physical weapon (sword, lance, axe, bow, knife, or - in Radiant Dawn - staff), their strength stat is used to generate their attack. In games from Genealogy onward, their magic stat is used instead when wielding a tome or magic weapon.

In Fire Emblem Heroes, strength is not shown on the stat screen; instead, attack is what is shown.

Game Formula Notes
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Strength + (Might x Effectiveness) --
Gaiden (Strength + Might) x Effectiveness --
Mystery of the Emblem Strength + (Might x Effectiveness) The same applies to magical damage
Genealogy of the Holy War Strength + Might In this game, bonus damage works differently and is not part of this calculation
Thracia 776 Strength + (Might x Effectiveness) --
The Binding Blade Strength + [(Might + Weapon triangle bonus) x Effectiveness] + Support bonus --
Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade Strength + [(Might + Weapon triangle bonus) x Effectiveness] + Support bonus For the Light Brand* and Runesword: Strength/2
The Sacred Stones Strength + [(Might + Weapon triangle bonus) x Effectiveness] + Support bonus For the Light Brand* and Runesword: Strength/2
Path of Radiance Strength + [(Might + Weapon triangle bonus) x Effectiveness] + Support bonus When using ballistae, strength = 0
Radiant Dawn Strength + [(Might + Weapon triangle bonus) x Effectiveness] + Support bonus When using ballistae or crossbows, strength = 0
Shadow Dragon Strength + (Might x Effectiveness) + Weapon triangle bonus + Weapon level bonus --
New Mystery of the Emblem Strength + (Might x Effectiveness) + Weapon triangle bonus + Weapon level bonus --
Awakening Strength + (Might x Effectiveness) + Weapon triangle bonus + Weapon level bonus --

Attack speed

In Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn and Shadow Dragon, strength is also employed in the attack speed formula instead of constitution, as a factor mitigating the effect of a weapon's weight on a unit.

Game Formula Notes
Path of Radiance Speed - (Weight - Strength) If (Weight-Strength) is negative, the result is taken to be 0.
Radiant Dawn Speed - (Weight - Strength) If (Weight-Strength) is negative, the result is taken to be 0.
Shadow Dragon Speed - (Weight - Strength) If (Weight-Strength) is negative, the result is taken to be 0.

In this formula, if strength is more than the weapon's weight, the attack speed is simply the character's speed stat.

Other

Stealing

In Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn, strength also affects the ability to steal. If a character's attack speed is greater than the enemy's combined attack speed and strength combined, that enemy can be stolen from; additionally, the thief's attack speed must also be greater than the weight of the weapon in order to allow weapons to be stolen.

Game Formula Notes
Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn If Thief's attack speed > enemy's (attack speed + strength) > Weight of target weapon The game will only list weapons which meet this criteria.

Conditions

In Thracia 776, strength is halved temporarily when attempting to capture an enemy unit, or when carrying an allied unit. Also, if under the effects of the Sleep or Stone conditions, a character's strength becomes 0.

Items and skills affecting strength

Weapons, items and skills providing equipping bonus
Item Strength increase Games
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Gungnir +10/+5 when equipped. Genealogy of the Holy War, Awakening
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Gáe Bolg +10 when equipped. Genealogy of the Holy War
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Yewfelle +10 when equipped. Genealogy of the Holy War
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Power Ring +5 when in inventory. Genealogy of the Holy War
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Durandal +5 when equipped. The Binding Blade, The Blazing Blade
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Spear (Vaida's) +5 when equipped. Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
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Sieglinde +5 when equipped. The Sacred Stones
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Siegmund +5 when equipped. The Sacred Stones
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Wretched Air +10 when equipped. The Sacred Stones
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Ravager +15 when equipped. The Sacred Stones
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Double Bow +3/+5 when equipped. Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn, Awakening
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Balberith +3 when equipped. Radiant Dawn
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Firestone +8/+10 when equipped. The Binding Blade, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
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Magestone +1/+15 when equipped. The Binding Blade, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
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Divinestone +9/+10/+12 when equipped. The Binding Blade, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
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Icestone +5 when equipped. New Mystery of the Emblem
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Wyvernstone +5 when equipped. New Mystery of the Emblem
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Taurus Shard +1 when in inventory. New Mystery of the Emblem
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Gemini Shard +1 when in inventory. New Mystery of the Emblem
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Leo Shard +2 when in inventory. New Mystery of the Emblem
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Starsphere +2 when in inventory. New Mystery of the Emblem
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Binding Shield +2 when in inventory. New Mystery of the Emblem
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Strength +2 +2 when equipped. Awakening, Fates
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All Stats +2 +2 when equipped. Awakening
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Swordfaire +5 when equipping a sword.* Awakening, Fates
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Lancefaire +5 when equipping a lance.* Awakening, Fates
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Axefaire +5 when equipping an axe.* Awakening, Fates
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Bowfaire +5 when equipping a bow.* Awakening, Fates
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Dragonstone +12/+8 when equipped. The Sacred Stones, Awakening
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Dragonstone+ +11 when equipped. Awakening
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Beaststone +3 when equipped. Awakening
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Beaststone+ +5 when equipped. Awakening
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Shurikenfaire +5 when equipping a dagger.* Awakening, Fates
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Heavy Blade +3 when equipped. Fates
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Battle Seal +2 when in inventory. Fates
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Master Emblem +1 when in inventory. Fates
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Yato Noble and Alpha forms: +2 when in inventory.
Blazing and Omega forms: +4 when in inventory.
Fates
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Raijinto +4 when in inventory. Fates
Items providing a permanent increase
Item Strength increase Games
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Energy Ring Permanent +2/+3/+5 increase when used. Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem, Thracia 776, The Binding Blade, The Blazing Blade, The Sacred Stones
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Energy Drop Permanent +2 increase when used. Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem, Awakening, Fates
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Naga's Tear Permanent +2 increase when used. Awakening
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Dragon Herbs Permanent +1 increase when used. Fates


Items and skills modifying the growth rate
Item/skill Strength growth modification Games
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Aquarius Shard +10 %/+15 % to growth rate when in inventory. Mystery of the Emblem, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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Taurus Shard +5% to growth rate when in inventory. Mystery of the Emblem, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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Gemini Shard +30 %/+25 % to growth rate when in inventory. Mystery of the Emblem, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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Cancer Shard -10% to growth rate when in inventory. Mystery of the Emblem, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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Leo Shard +50% to growth rate when in inventory. Mystery of the Emblem, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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Scorpio Shard +20% to growth rate when in inventory. Mystery of the Emblem, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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Starsphere +30% to growth rate when in inventory. Mystery of the Emblem, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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Njörun Scroll +30% to growth rate when in inventory. Thracia 776
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Thrud Scroll +5% to growth rate when in inventory. Thracia 776
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Fjalar Scroll +5% to growth rate when in inventory. Thracia 776
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Baldr Scroll +5% to growth rate when in inventory. Thracia 776
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Bragi Scroll -10% to growth rate when in inventory. Thracia 776
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Neir Scroll +10% to growth rate when in inventory. Thracia 776
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Dain Scroll +5% to growth rate when in inventory. Thracia 776
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Hezul Scroll +10% to growth rate when in inventory. Thracia 776
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Afa's Drops Permanent +5% to growth rate when used. Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
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Metis's Tome Permanent +5% to growth rate when used. The Sacred Stones
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Fighter Band +5% to growth rate when in inventory. Path of Radiance
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Knight Band +5% to growth rate when in inventory. Path of Radiance
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Wyvern Band +5% to growth rate when in inventory. Path of Radiance
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Growth Drop Permanent +10% to growth rate when used. New Mystery of the Emblem
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Aptitude +20%/+10 to all growth rates when equipped. Awakening, Fates
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Virgo Shard +10% to growth rate when in inventory. Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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Libra Shard +5% to growth rate when in inventory. Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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Capricorn Shard +15% to growth rate when in inventory. Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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Star Jacinth +30% to growth rate when in inventory. Echoes: Shadows of Valentia


Items and skills providing a temporary boost
Item Strength increase Games
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Filla's Might +10 to one adjacent ally for one turn. Activated via the Dance/Play command. Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
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Strength +1 to all allies for the duration of the map*. Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
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Strength +2 to one adjacent ally for one turn. New Mystery of the Emblem
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Strength Bond +2 for the duration of one mission when used. New Mystery of the Emblem
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Strength Tonic +2 for the duration of one mission when used. New Mystery of the Emblem, Awakening, Fates
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Rainbow Tonic +2 for the duration of one mission when used. New Mystery of the Emblem, Fates
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Gaius's Confect +2 for the duration of one mission when used. Awakening
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Tiki's Tear +2 for the duration of one mission when used. Awakening
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Asugi's Confect +2 for the duration of one mission when used. Fates
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Defender +1 when Pair Up is is in effect. Awakening, Fates
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Special Dance +2 to one adjacent ally for one turn. Activated via the Dance command. Awakening
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Rally Heart +2 to all allied units in a 3-tile radius of the user for one turn. Awakening
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Rally Strength +4 to all allied units in a 3/2-tile radius of the user for one turn. Awakening, Fates
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Rally Spectrum +4/+2 to all allied units in a 3/4-tile radius of the user for one turn. Awakening, Fates
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Saizo's Star +4 to all allied units in a 2-tile radius of the user for one turn, if user initiates battle. Fates
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Fancy Footwork +1 to all allied units in a 2-tile radius of the user for one turn. Fates
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Bloodthirst +4 for one turn, if user initiates a battle and defeats the target. Fates
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Strengthtaker +2 when defeating an enemy.* Fates
Weapons providing a temporary decrease after use
Item Strength change Games
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Steel Dagger Inflicts -3 debuff on the target on contact. Fates
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Soldier's Knife Inflicts -2 debuff on the target on contact. Fates
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Votive Candle Inflicts -1 debuff on the target on contact. Fates
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Felicia's Plate Inflicts -3 debuff on the target on contact. Fates
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Pebble Inflicts -4 debuff on the target on contact. Fates
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Steel Shuriken Inflicts -3 debuff on the target on contact. Fates
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Spy's Shuriken Inflicts -2 debuff on the target on contact. Fates
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Dual Shuriken Inflicts -2 debuff on the target on contact. Fates
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Chakram Inflicts -6 debuff on the target on contact. Fates
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Hair Pin Inflicts -2 debuff on the target on contact. Fates
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Saizo's Star Inflicts -3 debuff on the target on contact. Fates
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Enfeeble Inflicts -4 debuff on the target on contact. Fates
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Draconic Hex Inflicts -4 debuff on the target on contact. Fates
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Seal Strength Inflicts -6 debuff on the target on contact. Fates

Trivia

Etymology and other names

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Strength --
English
(unofficial)
Power Another translation of the Japanese name, used in certain fan translations.
Japanese
こうげきりょく
• Strength
• Attack power; this name is only used in Gaiden outside of a few menus.
Spanish Fuerza Force
French Puissance Strength
German Kraft Power
Italian Forza Force

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Calculations Attack speedAvoidCritical hit (Combination bonusDodgeTriangle Attack) • Bonus damageHit rate (True hit) • Random number generatorWeapon triangle (Trinity of magic)
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