Str

1. What is STR short for in Dungeons & Dragons?

Strength

In Dungeons & Dragons (DnD), STR is short for Strength. Dungeon Masters (DMs) and players may use STR in place of Strength when discussing an in-game action that references a character's Strength score or modifier.

Each DnD character possesses six basic abilities that describe that character's physical and mental capabilities. These are:

  • Strength (STR)
  • Dexterity (DEX)
  • Constitution (CON)
  • Intelligence (INT)
  • Wisdom (WIS)
  • Charisma (CHA)

Each ability has a numeric score and ability check modifier (such as +2 or -1) associated with it. Players reference these numbers when performing actions related to an ability.

For example, if a player attempts to tip over a heavy statue, their DM will ask them to make a Strength check to determine whether they are successful. The player then rolls a d20 and adds their STR modifier to the result, hoping for a high total that will send the statue toppling to the ground.

In forums, rulebooks, and virtual DnD-playing platforms, many players and DMs abbreviate Strength as STR. So, in the example provided above, the DM might ask the player to make a STR check, which is the same as a Strength check.

Example

"Okay, my character's STR modifier is ... -2. Is that bad?"
"Yup, it's pretty bad. Roll your Strength check."

Miss Piggy, succeeding on a STR check

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Last Updated: November 6, 2020

2. What is str short for?

Strength

A gaming abbreviation that refers to the strength statistic on a virtual character or weapon; see also agi and int.

Example

"I need to get a better str weapon for my barbarian."

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Last Updated: September 15, 2014

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