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The Brawler
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Attribute Fortitude
Group Combat
Max level 5
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Effects Hand Combat

Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5

The Brawler is a Combat Perk in the Fortitude Attribute.

"Learn martial arts and use your fists to stun, knock down, disarm and ragdoll your opponent."

Requirements and Effects[]

Skill Level Level Name Effect Description Fortitude Level Buy
1 Bully Tired of being bullied by the undead? Zombies can't bite if you knock their damn teeth out! Craft quality 2 poor knuckled weapons and deal 10% more damage with fists. Punches to the head negate infection ability. Unlocks Iron Knuckles crafting. 1 1 PT
2 Scrapper You've been in a few fights and can hold your own. Craft quality 3 fair knuckle weapons, deal 20% more damage with fists and have a chance to stagger opponents. 3 1 PT
3 Slugger All the fighting and scrapping has added up and you are a real slugger now. Craft quality 4 good knuckle weapons, deal 30% more damage with fists and have a chance to knock down your opponent. 5 1 PT
4 Professional Boxer You are now good enough to compete in professional boxing, but smashing zombies faces in will have to do. Craft quality 5 great knuckle weapons, deal 40% more damage with fists and have a chance to ragdoll your foes. 7 1 PT
5 Mixed Martial Artist You are now a complete mixed martial artist and are a registered lethal weapon. Deal 50% more damage and have a chance to explode heads with punches. 10 1 PT


The first tier of the perk makes it so every punch to the head inflicted on a zombie or animal applies the permanent debuff No Teeth. Once an enemy has its teeth knocked out it will not be able to inflict infection through melee attacks. Ranged attacks such as an Infected Police Officer's vomit can still carry a chance of infection.


The following recipes require The Brawler

Item Required Materials Workstation Implement Time

Perception Animal Tracker · Dead Eye · Demolitions Expert · Javelin Master · Lock Picking · Lucky Looter · Salvage Operations · The Infiltrator · The Penetrator · Treasure Hunter
Strength Boomstick · Heavy Armor · Master Chef · Miner 69’er · Mother Lode · Pack Mule · Pummel Pete · Sexual Tyranosaurus · Skull Crusher
Fortitude Healing Factor · Iron Gut · Living Off The Land · Machine Gunner · Pain Tolerance · Rule 1: Cardio · The Brawler · The Huntsman · Well Insulated
Agility Archery · Deep Cuts · Flurry of Blows · From The Shadows · Gunslinger · Hidden Strike · Light Armor · Parkour · Run and Gun
Intellect Advanced Engineering · Better Barter · Charismatic Nature · Electrocutioner · Grease Monkey · Physician · The Daring Adventurer · Robotics Inventor