In Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt, the Brute is one of two playable clan classes that offers both beginner-friendly offensive and defensive abilities. This archetype serves as a hybrid tank capable of sustaining health and dealing significant damage. Accordingly, Brute players should focus on a balanced approach in combat to take full advantage of the class’s self-healing ability in Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt.
How to play Brutus in Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt
To start playing as a Brutus in Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt, you should have a basic understanding of the archetype’s abilities and how these skills can be used in combat. The first is “Soaring Jump”, a clan skill that is shared between Brute and Vandal. As the name suggests, this clan ability launches the player into the air, allowing them to jump over vehicles and other obstacles. You can also use this ability to move from rooftop to rooftop while chasing prey or avoiding conflict. In addition, Hover Jump is an effective way to quickly move around Prague in search of loot or other players. Keep in mind that while hovering in the air, combat actions are disabled.
Next, Brute gains the True Grit Brute passive ability, which quickly restores lost health to half of their maximum health. The archetype’s health regeneration starts after you take no damage for a few seconds, regenerating 10 health per second until reaching 100 health. While healing, you should make sure they are well hidden or behind suitable cover, as taking damage will reset the passive cooldown timer.
Shockwave Strike is a Brute ability that allows players to send out a wide, circular shockwave in one direction. When the shockwave hits an enemy target, the enemy is knocked back for a short time and takes 22 points of damage. Shockwave Strike can also be used as a mobile shield to block oncoming bullets, making the archetype’s ability effective both offensively and defensively.
Given the Brute’s class abilities, you’ll need to choose the weapon that best suits their playstyle. Thanks to the archetype’s versatile set, the Brute can excel in melee, midrange, and even ranged combat. However, in order to better match the class’s versatile skills, players are encouraged to use medium range weapons. Such weapons include light machine guns or assault rifles. More aggressive players can use Scourge Blades as a melee weapon after performing Soaring Leap.