Carrying Capacity

Carrying Capacity and Encumbrance

Player characters and their non-playing character (NPC) heroes can only carry so much before they are considered "encumbered" and can no longer move with such heavy loads. At a minimum, humans, elves and dwarves can carry 60 pounds before they are encumbered while halflings can carry 40 pounds. This maximum increases with additional strength, however, according to the chart to the right (below on mobile devices).

Note that a variety of magical spells and effects (such as the first level magic-user spell Floating Disk) can increase an individual's carrying capacity.

Encumbrance Limits

Strength Dwarf/Elf/Human Maximum Halfling Maximum
3 60 lbs. 40 lbs.
4-5 90 lbs. 60 lbs.
6-8 120 lbs. 80 lbs.
9-12 150 lbs. 100 lbs.
13-15 165 lbs. 110 lbs.
16-17 180 lbs. 120 lbs.
18 195 lbs. 130 lbs.