# Difference between revisions of "Burden"

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A player's burden is a measure of how much difficulty they are having carrying things and moving around due to the encumbrance of their inventory.

## Burden calculation

Your burden is calculated as follows:

• Add up the weight of all items in your possession, in all your containers.
• Worn items count as half their weight.
• Items held in one hand count as twice their weight.
• Items held in two hands count as 1.5x their weight.
• Determine your maximum carrying capacity as:
Maximum carrying capacity (lb) = 1.89 * (20 + strength + strength2/5)

This gives:

• 8 strength: 77.112 lb
• 9 strength: 85.428 lb
• 10 strength: 94.5 lb
• 11 strength: 104.328 lb
• 12 strength: 114.912 lb
• 13 strength: 126.252 lb
• 14 strength: 138.348 lb
• 15 strength: 151.2 lb
• 16 strength: 164.808 lb
• 17 strength: 179.172 lb
• 18 strength: 194.292 lb
• 19 strength: 210.168 lb
• 20 strength: 226.8 lb
• 21 strength: 244.188 lb
• 22 strength: 262.332 lb
• 23 strength: 281.232 lb
• 24 strength: 300.888 lb
• 25 strength: 321.3 lb
• Divide the first by the second to get your burden level.

## Effects of burden

Burden has the following effects:

### Dexterity penalties

• 50-74% burden results in a -1 dex penalty.
• 74-99% burden results in a -2 dex penalty.
• 100% burden results in a -3 dex penalty.

### Picking up and dropping things

• You cannot pick things up if they would cause you to go over 100% burden.
• If your burden changes such that it exceeds 100% (for example, due to a loss of strength), then you will automatically drop items to reduce it below 100% again.

### Combat efficiency

• Burden negatively affects one's 'to-hit' chance with all weapons.
• If fighting unarmed, then there is an additional 'to-hit' penalty from burden.
• Burden negatively affects one's ability to successfully parry or dodge an incoming attack.
• An additional penalty to dodging occurs if your burden is over twice your dexterity stat.
• Burden increases the action point cost of dodging.

### Buoyancy

The more burden a player has, the more trouble they will have staying afloat while swimming. This can be counteracted somewhat by effects that increase a player's buoyancy, such as being a witch or wearing an aquamarine magick crystal or swim ring.