Strength is a Status Effect which allows a character to temporarily deal increased damage when using melee attacks. Each level adds three damage to the attack; unlike Enchantments, it stacks with critical hits.
Like all status effects, it can be removed by drinking Milk.
This status effect can be gained from three sources:
- The Sharpness enchantment increases damage dealt by Swords or Axes.
- The Smite enchantment increases damage dealt to undead mobs.
- The Bane of Arthropods enchantment increases damage dealt to Spiders, Cave spiders, Silverfish and Endermites.
- Weakness is a status effect that decreases the amount of damage a player can deal with melee weapons. The stronger the effect, the less damage a player will deal to enemies.