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Positive Effects[]

  • Increased attack speed while holding melee weapons.
  • Increased damage while attacking with melee weapons.
  • Reduced stamina drain.
Note: Also see how endurance effects stamina.

Negative Effects[]

  • Fame point gain rate is significantly reduced with higher melee weapons skill levels.


The melee weapons skill can be leveled up by:

  • Successfully landing attacks on animals, players, or puppets.

The skill level can only be increased if the player has enough points in their strength attribute to allow it.

Basic: 0.5 STR required
Medium: 1.5 STR required
Advanced: 3.0 STR required


The melee weapons skill does not effect:

  • Damage dealt while empty handed. This is determined by the boxing skill.
  • Throw distance. This cannot currently be affected by any skill or attribute.