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Strength is one of the core attributes for characters in Diablo III. It governs how much Armor a character has and increases Barbarian's damage dealt.

Each point of Strength gives:


Before the first attribute changes in 2010, Strength was one of the core stats, just as it was in Diablo I and Diablo II.

Strength governed a character's damage, armor rating, and blocking percentage.

1 point of Strength gave: (based on Class)

Strength was replaced with Attack in 2010's attribute changes[1].

After the second attribute overhaul in 2012[2], Strength made a comeback, replacing Attack as one of the core attributes.


  1. Core Attribute Changes- 20/12/10
  2. Core Attribute Changes- 19/01/12