Attack is one of the primary statistics in Dink Smallwood. It determines how much damage the player's physical attack does. Although the stat is written as Attack on the status bar, the variable for attack is called &strength.
Most weapons increase the player's attack. There is also an unfortunate bug prevalent in many dmods, that causes the player's attack to permanently decrease when arming or disarming a weapon. The less unfortunate variation of this bug causes attack to permanently increase.