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Players train the Attack skill to be more accurate in their attacks and to be able to wield stronger and better melee weapons. Attack can be trained in any form of melee combat with any weapon against Monsters or other players in the Wilderness. A player must use the first combat style of a melee weapon (generally Chop or Stab) to gain any Attack experience. You can see if a combat style trains attack by hovering over it and waiting until the tool-tip appears. In Emps-world you gain 80 Attack experience per hit.
A higher Attack level will enable you to hit more accurate in melee combat. You will significantly hit more often in a fight. Defence is the contrary of Attack: it decreases the accuracy of your foe (unlike popular believe that it decreases the max hit).
A higher Attack level will also enable you to wield more and different kinds of melee weapons: