Boreal Brute

Enemy Type Lost

Ridge of Frozen Souls

The Depths: Silent White

Drops Queen Steel

Boreal Brute is a enemy in Code Vein.

Boreal Brute Enemy Description

  • They are covered in fur and possess white claws. They are very agile and aggressive. Tend to "roll" (flip) a lot while moving.

Boreal Brute Moveset Information

  • It can roll towards the player and perform a three hit combo. The last hit is an overhead smash with a small AoE. This can be followed up with the ice AoE attack
  • It can roll forward very fast dealing damage to the player. This attack is telegraphed by a roaring animation while extending it's arms to the sides. Usually done when the player is out of it's range.
  • It can raise both hands up and strike the ground making an ice AoE attack. Can perform this either after it's three attack combo, or as a standalone move.
  • Can generate a large icicle from the ground and then throw it at the player. When it lodges into the ground, it explodes.
  • At 70% HP or less, it can coat itself in ice (like an armor) in the form of a buff, gaining extreme defenses and attack power. He can do this anytime, and can recast it if the player breaks it.

Boreal Brute Location


Boreal Brute Drops

  • Queen Steel

Combat Information

  • Immune to Stun, Inhibit and Slow. Can be poisoned.
  • This enemy is 10% resistant to thrust and slash, and 33% resistant to crush.
  • When buffed, this becomes 75% resist to thrust and slash, and 65% resist to crush
  • Has a Blood Resistance of 10%, Flame Resistance of -20%, Ice Resistance of 70% and a Lighting Resistance of -10%
  • Aditionally, only Fire Damage (either from offensive gifts, or from weapons dealing fire damage) can break their Ice Gift buff. This requieres, in average, 5 hits of fire damage to break it.
  • All of it's damage is counted as Ice Damage, even the spin attack.
  • Can be backstabbed. Can be very difficult to perform, as it is constantly moving around.
  • When it's buffed, it becomes completely immune to launching drain attacks. This staggers them, however.


Boreal Brute Comprehensive Guide

  • Fire damage is your best friend. Flame Cartridges can, albeit very briefly, help if you don't have the Flame Weapon gift, to break their ice armor. Fire Transformed weapons can help too, if the player has any. 
  • In general, you can approach this enemy in two ways at direct combat: Tanking or Stunlocking. Tanking works best when solo, and stunlocking works best at co-op either with Players or Partners (or both).
  • For tanking, you want to muster all the ice resist you can have; all of it's attacks count as ice damage. As such, stacking ice resistance through gifts, blood veils and Items can greatly increase your chances of victory. Thus use Ice Armor (and if you have it from late game, Elementall Wall) and Antifreeze Tonic. For Blood Veil, a Fionn (Ice) Transformed Winter Mantle works best, as it provides the highest ice resist of all the blood veils. If done correctly, the Brute can deal as much as zero damage while hitting you. This won't make you impervious to stagger however, and his spin attack can still damage you (although greatly reduced). Abuse of launched drains while focused is highly recommended.
  • For stunlocking, you will (optimally) want a partner (Io and Louis work well for this) and a fast attacking moveset. Ideally, you will have numeric advantage over the Brute, so you can fully concentrate on it. Normal or Quick mobility is highly recommended. The idea is to relentlessly attack on openings and stagger him until he dies. Gifts such as Precision or/and Impact Wave, as well as damage boost gifts greatly helps to speed up this process. This can be performed either by baiting his spin attack and dodging forward, or trick him into hitting the air. Backstabs will also offer you a good window of damage while they are getting up. Be wary of their AoE slam, as the range is huge and can reach even beyond their backs.
  • As a last resort, the player can use Venom and make time until it dies. However, this can become a slow process, as their venom resistance is higher than average, and they always attack mercilessly. Venom Mark + Hermes (Venom) Transformed weapon is recommended.


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    • Anonymous

      What's the damage on their rolling attack? I'm lvl 60 and they always one shot me and my companions with that move regardless of my blood codes and veils (+6). They literally one shot Yakumo if he doesn't have his barrier up. It's insane.

      • Anonymous

        Im late to the hate train.
        screw this enemy and screw the 2 in the ice depths. I had more fun and a better time fighting the actual boss of that area.

        • Anonymous

          this duo in depths is the hardest boss in the game so far (O&S duo in void district is a joke compared to this)

          • Anonymous

            Note: For folks that don't have a flame imbued weapon (e.g. the Impaler Fire), like past comments have said, Flame Weapon is a good buffer against these potato sacks. I also HIGHLY recommend getting a Winter Mantle and infusing it with a Fionn Chrome; it especially helps when you have to tank hits from two of these idjits in the Depths. I was taking hits like a champ and they went down like cheese after I wore it and used the Impaler w/ Flame Weapon. Hope this helps.

            • Anonymous

              It could just be that I was having an uncharacteristically good run through Ridge of Frozen Souls, but it seemed like my Impaler with Fire Weapon was carving these guys up with no effort whatsoever. Maybe weak to Pierce damage?

              • Flame Weapon from Prometheus works fairly well on them. When their armor breaks, they are staggered. Flame Weapon also works on other creatures in this area (the ones that pop up from the snow heaps went down in two hits instead of three).

                • Flame Weapon from Prometheus works fairly well on them. When their armor breaks, they are staggered. Flame Weapon also works on other creatures in this area (the ones that pop up from the snow heaps went down in two hits instead of three).

                  • Anonymous

                    For those having problem with these: Remember, these are not bosses and can thus be backstabbed for massive damage. Also, inflicting enough fire damage will break their ice armor.

                    • Anonymous

                      raged hard the first two times this mother*****er killed me, but then i noticed that you can just stunlock them (just like almost all enemies in this game). ice armor shatters after a few fire attacks and as soon as he tries to reconstruct it, start spamming attacks. he will barely be able to respond

                      • Anonymous

                        Fire doesn't actually seem to remove the ice armour- at least, blasting them with a Blazing Roar doesn't appear to.

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