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Strength

The strength parameter is used to resemble the strength of a person. A stronger person has more chance to hit someone and can inflict more damage per hit. In addition to that, the stronger someone is, the more weight he or she can carry. Finally a stronger person has more luck when trying to bash open a door or a lock.

Who should use it ?

The strength parameter is most effective for a fighter. This is because a fighter can use weapons that can inflict a large amount of damage, more than the weapons of a mage or a thief. The strength parameter can then positively influence the inflicted amount of damage resulting in even more damage.

But the strength parameter can also be usefull for the other classes who can only use dagger type of weapons or maybe small swords. With these weapons they are more effective with a larger strength parameter.

The Nameless One

At the end of the page the table is given that indicates what the effect is of increasing the strength parameter. From this table you can see that adjustment to the inflicted damage and the ability to hit someone start at 16 and 17 respectively.

The Nameless One starts out with a value of 9 for the strength parameter. When you want to be a fighter then increase this value to at least 15. You have the possibility to increase this even further in the game, so you should not overdo it.

If being a thief or a mage is your thing than the points can be used better for other things. I would suggest therefor to increase the value to 12 or 13. On the other hand if you want to be a killer mage then increase it even further. Remember that it is your game.

The Table

The following table lists the modifications that are applied to one's abilities given a certain strength.

Strengh
Hit Adj.
Damage.
Adj.

Weight
Allowance

Bashing %
9
0
0
50
8
10
0
0
70
10
11
0
0
70
10
12
0
0
90
12
13
0
0
90
12
14
0
0
120
14
15
0
0
120
14
16
0
+1
150
16
17
+1
+1
170
18
18
+1
+2
200
20
18/01-50
+1
+3
220
25
18/51-75
+2
+3
250
30
18/76-90
+2
+4
280
35
18/91-99
+2
+5
320
40
18/00
+3
+6
400
45
19
+3
+7
500
50
20
+3
+8
600
55
21
+4
+9
700
60
22
+4
+10
800
65
23
+5
+11
1.000
70
24
+6
+12
1.200
75
25
+7
+14
1.600
80
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Creating a character
- Character creation
- Classes
    - Fighter
    - Thief
    - Mage
    - Priest
- Characteristics
    - *Strength
    - Dexterity
    - Constitution
    - Charisma
    - Intelligence
    - Wisdom

Information about

Planescape: Torment

Developer: Black Isle

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Combat: Pausable Real-time
Play-time: Over 60 hours
Voice-acting: Partially voiced

Regions & platforms
North America
· Platform: PC
· Released at 1999-12-10
· Publisher: Interplay

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