A stat that is compared with an enemy's vitality to determine the base damage of a character's attacks. This stat is very important to almost all physical damage dealing jobs. Strength also has a direct impact on a character's attack and Ranged Attack. For every 2 points STR increase a character has, his/her attack and Ranged Attack value is raised by 1 point. However, when using a Two-Handed Weapon, for every 4 points of STR, your attack value is raised by about 3 as of the November '07 Update.
Associated with the element of Fire. Many fire-based items add STR to a character's Stats. Example: Ifrit's Blade