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YR Brute



Multipurpose infantry




Thick skin



Tech level


Hit points


Armour type




Build time


Produced by

Yuri Barracks

Ground attack
  • 100 (vs. infantry) (Battering)
  • 100 (vs. vehicles) (Smashing)




Attack range
  • 1.4 (vs. infantry)
  • 1.1 (vs. vehicles)
Sight range



Immune to mind control
Immune to attack dogs

Elite upgrade

Increased strength, firepower, rate of fire, self-healing

Give me your lunch money!
- Brute
YR Brute Icons
YR Brute Veteran Icons

Brutes were Yuri's multipurpose infantry units used during the Psychic Dominator Disaster.


The Brute is a mutated human, created by Yuri's twisted scientists. They dwarf normal humans in height and bulk. They possess superhuman strength and incredibly tough skin; making them capable of inflicting great damage and resistant to damage. However, these physical strengths are compensated for by their complete lack of intelligence. The process that converts humans into brutes seems to affect the minds of the latter, removing higher level thought and turning them into berserk monsters, only wanting to maim, crush and kill.

Brutes are capable of smashing tanks, buildings and skulls with just their fists, but incapable of wielding weapons due to their lack of intelligence, and the size of their hands and fingers. Furthermore, brutes are immune to the attacks of Attack dogs, having arteries embedded too deep in their bodies for a dog to tear out. However, they are still vulnerable to the Terror drones' drills.

Brutes were fielded as tank hunters. During the Psychic Dominator Disaster, they were the only infantry who actively used hand to hand combat. They were also quite fast for an infantry unit, allowing them to easily close in on slow-moving vehicles.

Brutes were the only non-flying infantry that couldn't enter an Allied Infantry Fighting Vehicle (the only other infantry unit that couldn't was the Rocketeer).


- Brute being saturated with bullets

Yuri had a fondness for altering human DNA. Allied intelligence conjectures that this is spawned from how Yuri himself believed psychic talent to be genetic. Dating back to the time then the Psychic Corps was still in the ranks of the Soviet Union, research into psychics always led to altering human DNA. Yuri used this knowledge to create brutes in order to employ them as troops for his army. Brutes can also be created by the Genetic mutator superweapon, which can turn any infantry, friendly or hostile, into brutes in the blast radius.

These mutants were erased from the timeline of the War of the Three Powers as a result of Cherdenko's time-travel.


Brutes are vulnerable to Tesla weaponry, prism towers, prism tanks, gattling weaponry, Tanya, Boris and most anti-infantry weapons, excluding Attack dogs. Although they were quite durable for an infantry unit, high-powered anti-personnel weapons such as sniper rifles wielded by snipers, and the Desolator's radiation cannon killed them easily. Terror Drones would wreak havoc on Brutes, as their drills were still effective against them. They, however, could not be mind controlled, as their mutation reduced their intellect comparable to that of a second grade schoolyard bully. Additionally, they lacked any means of attacking anything that was not within arm's reach. While effective against all vehicles, the only vehicle that the Brute can be crushed by is the Battle Fortress, as the vehicle can also runover other vehicles.



  • Strong against tanks and infantry.
  • Quite fast for an infantry unit.
  • A lot of health.
  • Powerful in numbers.
  • Cannot be run over by vehicles. (except by Battle Fortresses).
  • Immune to Attack Dogs.
  • Cannot be mind controlled.
  • Can be created by the Genetic Mutator by using it on enemy or allied infantry.
  • Can survive two sniper hits.
  • Can overrun units with ease.
  • Self-healing even without elite status.


  • Cannot attack aircraft.
  • Does not fare well against Apocalypse Tanks, unless purchased in moderate numbers.
  • Still quite vulnerable to anti infantry fire.
  • Also vulnerable against base defenses.
  • Vulnerable to hit-and-run.
  • Melee attack.
  • Terror Drones can kill Brutes instantly.
  • Can be beaten by deployed GIs, even in same number.
  • Somewhat similar to Tank Destroyers except with more vulnerabilities.

Selected Quotes

- When selected
Give me something to break!
- When selected
I want to play!
- When selected
I like big toys!
- When selected
Ready to crush!
- When selected
Turn me loose!
- When moving
It's clobbering time, no?
- When moving
- When moving
- When moving
Come to papa!
- When ordered to attack
They're not my friends!
- When ordered to attack
Give me your lunch money!
- When ordered to attack
It's plaaaytiiime!
- When ordered to attack
I will break you!
- When ordered to attack
Ouch! That hurt!
- Under fire
- Under fire
I was only playing!
- Under fire
You make me mad!
- Under fire
- While attacking


Behind the scenes

Mutant Marauders, who appear in the Third Tiberium War, have voices that are similar to the brutes'.

They are similar in appearance to a Marvel comic book character the Hulk (in early appearances, the Hulk even had a gray skin personality named "Joe Fix It", like the Brutes). Additionally, their line "It is clobbering time, no?" is a reference to the "Joe Fix It," and The Thing, another comic book character of Marvel.

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