Skills are organized in 4 categories:
- Main article: Passive Skills
Passive skills are those skills that can be activated throughout the fight (with the exception of Ballet Shoes and Survival that activate in a predetermined moment of a fight). Their effects range from increasing damage with certain weapons to limiting the damage you can receive by a hit.
Of the 42 skills, 21 of them are passive skills, making it the most extensive group of skills in the game.
The passive skills, in order, are:
- Weapons Master
- Martial Arts
- 6th Sense
- Fists of Fury
- Toughened Skin
- Lead Skeleton
- Ballet Shoes
- First Strike
- Iron Head
- Main article: Stat Boosters
4 of them are the the main boosters, all of them increase the corresponding stat by +3 and afterwards increase it by +50% when received. They also increase every future stat boost of the corresponding stat by +50%. A brute may only have 3 of the 4 at one time and the fourth will never be offered.
The other 2 increase the corresponding stat by large amounts, but at the same time come with a negative effect to balance it.
Of the 42 skills, 6 of them are Stat Boosters, making it the second smallest group of skills in the game.
The Stat Boosters, in order, are:
- Herculean Strength (Strength)
- Feline Agility (Agility)
- Lightning Bolt (Speed)
- Vitality (Endurance)
- Immortality (Endurance)
- Reconnaissance (Speed)
- Main article: Supers
Supers are those skills that can activate a determined amount of times in a fight. They appear in a separate section of a brute's info when moving the cursor over the brute's image in a fight.
Of the 42 skills, 10 of them are Supers, making it the second most extensive group of skills in the game.
The Supers, in order, are:
- Main article: Talents
Talents are those skills that have alternate effects that in a way alter the amount of deaths you can obtain. 4 of them cost 1 death to activate and the remaining Talent increases the amount of deaths you can obtain in training. Those that cost 1 death to activate remain activated until server reset. They do not appear in a brute's info during a fight. You can only have 1 at a time.
Of the 42 skills, 5 of them are Talents, making it the smallest group of skills in the game.
The Talents, in order, are: