Brute's specialties include advanced boss slaying, semi-knockback crowd control, basic juggling, and combo locking.
The player(s) first encounter Brute as a Beefy grouped up with 2 Fencers and has Cardinal as his pet in Industrial Castle. Then, a Brute or several of them can potentially be summoned as Skeletons by the Necromancer when the Necromancer is first introduced in Lava World. Finally, a Beefy Brute is resurrected again by the Necromancer in Wizard Castle Interior.
The Brute is not normally seen in his regular form, hence the name, due to his Beefy exclusive form. A player controlled Brute shows that he is quite muscular regardless of form. In the character portrait, the Brute has three visible scars on his helm. The helm appears to be samurai-like with 2 horns and a Mohawk-like brush at the middle of the helm.
The main selling point to using the Brute and Snakey are their Thorny Vines Splash Attack. The Thorny Vines are pretty good for boss slaying, are quick, but provides a semi-crowd control that does not extend to the heavyweights. The Thorny Vines are best used on the bosses that are tall, big, and have sluggish attacks that also immobilize the boss in question. Brute and Snakey have an easy time in the Campaign but suffer slightly where heavyweights are prominent in levels such as Cyclops' Fortress and Full Moon. Still, the two characters benefit from having a good Splash Attack in Desert as the Scarabs can easily keep on flying. Overall, these two characters are simple to choose and play with, especially when both of the characters are the last out of their unlock paths. A closely similar character would be Ninja.
Unlock Path Edit
- Snakey and Brute are the only playable characters with nature-based magic.
- Nature magic does non-elemental damage.
- Brute only appears 3 times in the game, twice as a Beefy in Industrial Castle and Wizard Castle Interior, and also has a chance to be resurrected as a Skeleton in Lava World.
- Brute and Snakey are reskins of each other, but Brute throws an acorn instead of a dagger.
- The only time regular Brutes in the game can been seen are dead on the blood bathed floor in Necromancer's Room.
- Brute's portrait background, player tag, and attack color is Green (#56593C).
- Brute, Barbarian, Blacksmith, Necromancer, and Skeleton are the only characters in the game with noticeable marks on their character portraits.
- Brute is the only Beefy enemy in the game to have an Animal Orb, which is Cardinal.
- On the Xbox 360, players can dress up their Avatar as the Brute by purchasing both the helmet and tunic in the Avatar Store.
- Since Brute's starting weapon is the Dual Prong Sword, he, at Level 1, can switch to a different weapon and switch back to the Dual Prong Sword.
- Brute and Snakey have the 2nd highest amount of Splash Attack damage hits, only beaten by the ultimate boss slayers being Industrialist and Fencer.
- Brute's character portrait in the PC version and Xbox One version of Castle Crashers shows a black blotch not seen in the XBLA and PS3 versions of Castle Crashers. This is the only character portrait to have been changed, unintentionally or not.
- There is technically only one brute in the game, as the Brute in the Necromancer fight is just the Brute in Industrial Castle who has been reanimated.
- In older versions of the game, the Brute was lightweight instead of heavyweight. If this stayed then the Necromancer fight would be quite a lot easier on insane mode.