Brutes are a particularly devastating enemy from Mass Effect 3. They are synthetic-organic creatures created by the Reapers using harvested Turian and Krogan DNA fused with cybernetic technology. The Brutes are lumbering beasts covered in armour plating and can withstand a great deal of punishment. They attack by charging prey and swiping at them with their large clawed arms, killing their victims instantly. Concentrating fire is the best way to deal with a Brute, so long as a distance is maintained. However, Brutes will keel over forward when they die and anyone too close to one as it dies risks being crushed beneath its collapsing body.