Strength

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Strength
Strength.png
Potion of StrengthSplash Potion of StrengthLingering Potion of Strength
Sources

See § Causes

Particle

#932423 (dark red)

Type

Positive

Strength is a status effect which increases attack power.

Effect[edit]

Increases melee damage by 3♥♥ × level in Java Edition. Negative levels decrease melee damage, with attacks being ignored entirely if damage would be 0 or lower.

In Bedrock Edition, melee damage under the effect strength level x can be found by the recursive formula damage(x) = floor(damage(x – 1) × 1.3 + 1) where damage(x) at (x = 0) is the base attack damage with whatever weapon or tool is used to attack, and damage(x) is rounded down to the nearest integer with each recursion.[1]

Causes[edit]

Cause Potency Length Notes
Potion of Strength I 3:00
Potion of Strength (extended) I 8:00
Potion of Strength II II 1:30
Splash Potion of Strength I 3:00
Splash Potion of Strength (extended) I 8:00
Splash Potion of Strength II II 1:30
Lingering Potion of Strength I 0:45 Potion cloud lasts 30 seconds at most
Lingering Potion of Strength (extended) I 2:00 Potion cloud lasts 30 seconds at most
Lingering Potion of Strength II II 0:23 Potion cloud lasts 30 seconds at most
Arrow of Strength I 0:23
Arrow of Strength (extended) I 1:00
Arrow of Strength II II 0:12
Beacon I 0:05 – 0:17 Replenishes when within range
Beacon II 0:17 Replenishes when within range, level 4 only
Being a zombie villager I 2:00 – 5:00 When being cured and the difficulty is Normal
Being a zombie villager II 2:00 – 5:00 When being cured and the difficulty is Hard
Spawning within the world I - Only applies to some spiders on Hard difficulty

Immune mobs[edit]

Boss mobs are immune to strength. While not immune, any mobs that cannot attack are unaffected by Strength.

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Potion Namespaced ID[JE only] Numeric ID‌[BE only]
Strength strength 31
Strength (extended) long_strength 32
Strength II strong_strength 33
Effect Namespaced ID Numeric ID
Strength strength 5


Advancements[edit]

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID

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A Furious Cocktail
Have every potion effect applied at the same timeLocal BreweryHave all of these 13 potion effects applied to the player at the same time. Beacon effects also count for the purposes of this advancement. Other potion effects, if any, may be applied to the player, but are ignored for this advancement.nether/all_potions

Advancement-fancy-raw.png

How Did We Get Here?
Have every effect applied at the same timeA Furious CocktailHave all of these 26 effects applied to the player at the same time. Other status effects, if any, may be applied to the player, but are ignored for this advancement.
This is a hidden advancement, meaning that it can be viewed by the player only after completing it.
nether/all_effects

History[edit]

Java Edition
?Added Strength.
1.1418w43a Changed effect icon texture.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.11.0build 1Added Strength, which was unobtainable at the time.
0.12.1build 1Strength can now be obtained from potions and splash potions of strength.
Zombie villagers now gain strength when being cured.
0.15.0build 1Added the Arrow of Strength, which grants strength.
0.16.0build 4Strength can now be gained from beacons.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha 0.17.0.1Strength can now be obtained from lingering potions of strength.
Bedrock Edition
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.5 Changed effect icon texture.

References[edit]

  1. MCPE-34981#comment – Strength not functioning properly