What Does Strength Do? | Strength Attribute and Effects | The Outer Worlds

This is a guide to the Strength Attribute in the game The Outer Worlds. Learn what Effects the Strength Attribute has and what Consumables affect Strength.

This is a guide to the Strength Attribute in the game The Outer Worlds. Learn what Effects the Strength Attribute has and what Consumables affect Strength.

Strength Attribute Basic Information

Strength affects melee weapon damage and the amount you can carry.

Rating Melee Damage Carrying Capacity Tactical Time Dilation Move Time
Minimum
Below Average -10% 60kg -100%
Average 0% 80kg -
Good +10% 100kg
High +20% 120kg -
Very High +30% 140kg -
Maximum

Skills Affected By Strength

By adjusting your Strength with Consumables, you can also affect the values of a variety of related Skills. This can be an easy way to give yourself a temporary boost in a Skill to handle a tricky battle, Lockpick a door, or a variety of other situations.

Skill Effects
1-Handed Melee The 1-Handed Melee skill increases Critical Hit chance with 1-Handed Melee weapons.
2-Handed Melee The 2-Handed Melee skill increases Critical Hit chance with 2-Handed Melee weapons.
Heavy Weapons The Heavy Weapons skill decreases Weapon Sway while firing heavy firearms, and also increases Critical Hit chance with those weapons.
Block The Block skill provides bonus Armor Rating while holding a melee weapon and can allow a Perfect Block (unlocked at 20).
Intimidate The Intimidate skill is used in conversations and has a chance to inflict Terrify (flee for a short time) on nearby Creatures when you kill one.
Inspiration The Inspiration skill increases the damage inflicted by your companions.

List of Skills

Consumables Affecting Strength

Consumable Effects Duration
Lemon Slapp Sugary Drink 1 minute
Mock Apple Juice Sugary Drink 30 seconds
Purpleberry Juice Sugary Drink 1 minute
Purpleberry Punch Sugary Drink 1 minute
Plain 'n Pure Water Sugary Drink 30 seconds
Dehydrated Water Tablets Sugary Drink 30 seconds

List of Consumables

Related Links

All Attributes
Body Mind Personality
Strength Intelligence Charm
Dexterity Perception Temperament

List of Attributes

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