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[[Image:mut_brutestrength.jpg|thumb|A typical player with the Brute Strength mutation.]]
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[[Image:mut_brutestrength.jpg|thumb|260px|A typical Brute Strength mutant.]]
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''"You're a big guy."''<br>''"For you."''
  
Brute Strength is a [[mutations|mutation]] that provides a significant boost to the [[Brawn]] stat, while penalizing a point in [[Endurance]].  
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Brute Strength is a [[mutations|mutation]] that boosts [[Brawn]] and [[Wrestle]] while penalizing [[Endurance]]. This mutation is very popular, being an auto-click for most brawn-based builds. It is incompatible with [[Swollen Brain]], and by extension, [[Empath]].
 
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[[Image:Brute strength.png.png|thumb|Fuckin' tuffguy.]]
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== Location ==
 
== Location ==
  
Brute Strength is located in the [[Sewers]]. Players will have to locate the [[Charnold]] in order to find this mutation. The king of the chuds will attack you if he thinks he can win, but he's not very tough, so you might be able to just walk right past him and mutate as he cowers in fear! He does give an XP reward for beating him though.
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Brute Strength is located in the [[Sewers]], past the [[Charnold]]. The Charnold is an early-game miniboss who will attack players if he thinks he can win, but he is very weak. Reaching him requires a little bit of sewer knowledge, though.
  
 
== Effects ==
 
== Effects ==
  
 
This mutation grants:
 
This mutation grants:
     +3 to [[Brawn]]
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     Passive: +3 to [[Brawn]]
     -1 to [[Endurance]]
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     Passive: -1 to [[Endurance]]
     +1 to [[Wrestle]]
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     Passive: +1 to [[Wrestle]]
 
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== Message upon receiving ==
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    [ Your brawn increased by 3! ]
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    [ Your endurance decreased by 1! ]
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    [ Your wrestle increased by 1! ]
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    <person> groans as his/her muscles begin to thicken, his/her bulk inflating disgustingly, until the swelling suddenly stops.
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    [ You've developed the 'brute strength' mutation! ]
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== Advantages ==
 
== Advantages ==
This mutation provides a +3 bonus to Brawn. This is significant enough to bring up the level of any skill that relies on the Brawn stat, and Brawn is a really useful stat in itself that affects lots of things. Also gives you extra wrestle, which is good for your brawny {{cmd|grab}} and {{cmd|headbutt}}.
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* '''+3 [[Brawn]].''' There are only three mutation bonuses to Brawn, and the other two are both racials: [[Abomination]] and [[Vampire]]. This is the only universal brawn boost. +3 equates to +1.5 in any skill that depends on Brawn, more damage scaling on all brawn-scaling weapons, more gun speed, and stronger {{cmd|grab}} and {{cmd|headbutt}} casts.
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* '''+1 [[Wrestle]].''' Wrestle only gets +2 in total from mutations (the other being from [[Hooligan]]), so this is a nice buff to a useful crowd-control skill.
  
 
== Disadvantages ==
 
== Disadvantages ==
Players who choose this mutation will suffer a -1 penalty to Endurance and will be unable to acquire the [[Swollen Brain]] mutation. Usually not chosen by more intellectual characters.
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* '''Incompatible with [[Swollen Brain]].''' Most builds take one or the other of these two; taking Brute opens up the top levels of Brawn, but locks out the top levels of [[Brains]]. It is also impossible to be an [[Empath]] with Brute Strength.
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* '''-1 [[Endurance]].''' This is a significant penalty, thanks to the usefulness of the Endurance stat, but for brawn builds it is an acceptable sacrifice for +3 Brawn.
  
 
== Appearance ==
 
== Appearance ==
  
After mutation you will be given an additional line to your description:  
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This mutation adds the following line to a character's description:
 
     He/She has bulging muscles rippling under his/her skin.
 
     He/She has bulging muscles rippling under his/her skin.
  
Anyone with Brute will also be able to {{cmd|flex}} harder, proving that they're a big guy (for you).
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Increasing levels of Brawn also grant more impressive messages when using the {{cmd|flex}} emote.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 14:10, 10 June 2019

A typical Brute Strength mutant.

"You're a big guy."
"For you."

Brute Strength is a mutation that boosts Brawn and Wrestle while penalizing Endurance. This mutation is very popular, being an auto-click for most brawn-based builds. It is incompatible with Swollen Brain, and by extension, Empath.

Location

Brute Strength is located in the Sewers, past the Charnold. The Charnold is an early-game miniboss who will attack players if he thinks he can win, but he is very weak. Reaching him requires a little bit of sewer knowledge, though.

Effects

This mutation grants:

    Passive: +3 to Brawn
    Passive: -1 to Endurance
    Passive: +1 to Wrestle

Advantages

  • +3 Brawn. There are only three mutation bonuses to Brawn, and the other two are both racials: Abomination and Vampire. This is the only universal brawn boost. +3 equates to +1.5 in any skill that depends on Brawn, more damage scaling on all brawn-scaling weapons, more gun speed, and stronger grab and headbutt casts.
  • +1 Wrestle. Wrestle only gets +2 in total from mutations (the other being from Hooligan), so this is a nice buff to a useful crowd-control skill.

Disadvantages

  • Incompatible with Swollen Brain. Most builds take one or the other of these two; taking Brute opens up the top levels of Brawn, but locks out the top levels of Brains. It is also impossible to be an Empath with Brute Strength.
  • -1 Endurance. This is a significant penalty, thanks to the usefulness of the Endurance stat, but for brawn builds it is an acceptable sacrifice for +3 Brawn.

Appearance

This mutation adds the following line to a character's description:

   He/She has bulging muscles rippling under his/her skin.

Increasing levels of Brawn also grant more impressive messages when using the flex emote.