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Strength is an ability score in Pathfinder: Kingmaker.

Description[]

Strength measures muscle and physical power. This ability is important for those who engage in hand-to-hand combat, such as fighters, monks, paladins, and some rangers. Strength also sets the maximum amount of weight your character can carry.

A character with a Strength score of 0 is too weak to move in any way and is unconscious. Some creatures (such as incorporeal creatures) do not possess a Strength score and have no modifier at all to Strength-based skills or checks.

Your character's Strength modifier applies to:

  • Melee attack rolls.
  • Athletics checks
  • Strength checks (for breaking down doors and the like).
  • Damage rolls when using a melee weapon or thrown weapon, including a sling. Note that off-hand attacks receive only half the character's Strength bonus, while two-handed attacks receive 1.5 times the Strength bonus. A Strength penalty, but not a bonus, applies to attacks made with a bow, unless it's a composite bow.

Your strength score determines your carrying capacity and the carrying capacity you contribute to your party.

Carrying Capacity[]

Encumbrance threshold (ET) columns show how much you can carry before your character reaches medium/high/over-encumbrance respectively, i.e. if you have STR 7 and carry a total of 23,5 pounds of items, you're not encumbered but as soon as you cross the 24 pound threshold, you become moderately encumbered. The same numbers apply to the total weight a party can carry.
Bypassing overencumbrance threshold means this character can no longer move. The party can also no longer exit to the world map, although unequipping heavy items, exiting and then equipping them back works just fine.
Because above 10 STR scaling becomes non-linear, 1 strong character (or animal companion) can carry much larger weight than multiple weak characters who have the same total strength.

STR Medium ET High ET Over ET
1 4 7 10
2 7 14 20
3 10 20 30
4 14 27 40
5 17 34 50
6 20 40 60
7 24 47 70
8 27 54 80
9 30 60 90
10 34 67 100
11 39 77 115
12 44 87 130
13 50 100 150
14 59 117 175
15 67 134 200
16 77 154 230
17 87 174 260
18 100 200 300
19 117 234 350
20 134 267 400
21 154 307 460
22 174 347 520
23 200 400 600
24 234 467 700
25 267 534 800
26 307 614 920
27 347 694 1040
28 400 800 1200
29 467 934 1400
30 534 1067 1600
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