"You're a big guy."
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.
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.
This mutation grants:
- +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 and 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.
- 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.
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 theemote.
|Racial Mutations||Abomination • Chromemouth • Chud • Empath • Genetic Purity • Hideous Freak • Vampire • Zombie|
|Focus Mutations||Carrie • Chiller • Fuck Machine • Salamander • Screech • Writhing Smoke|
|Movement Mutations||Leapfrog • Phaser • Clairvoyance|
|Flight • Blink • Medium|
|Soak Mutations||High Density • Firewalker • Rubberskin • Snakeskin • Yeti Skin|
|Lithodermis • Solar Sponge • Silicone Skin • Eelskin • Yeti Fur|
|Miscellaneous Mutations||Billygoat • Bleeder • Bloodhound • Brainslug • Brute Strength • Camelfat • Enigma • Fibrocartilage • Hooligan • Hyperimmune • Iron Liver • Junkrat • Mule • Nimble Fingers • Plant Whisperer • Ripper • Stench • Twitchy Nerves • Superclot • Xray Vision|
|Joke Mutations||Cat Ears • Caucasian • Third Nipple|