Brigand Bloodletter

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Brigand Bloodletter
Brigand Bloodletter.png
Enemy Type Human
Size Large
Actions per round Turnticker.png
Stats
Variation Brigand
Bloodletter
Outlaw
Bloodletter
Infamous
Bloodletter
HP 35 49 68
HP (Stygian/Bloodmoon) 42 59 82
Dodge 0 8.75 21.25
Protection 0 0 0
Speed 1 2 3
Tray stealth.png Stealth None None None
Resistances
Poptext stun.png Stun 50% 70% 90%
Poptext poison.png Blight 20% 40% 60%
Poptext bleed.png Bleed 20% 40% 60%
Poptext debuff.png Debuff 15% 35% 55%
Poptext move.png Move 75% 95% 115%


One of the many hardened bandits, brigands and killers that the Ancestor hired as a mercenary army to retake the Hamlet after the people rebelled against him. Once the Ancestor died and no further payment seemed in sight, those same mercenaries turned to banditry, and they can be found raiding any of the areas surrounding the Hamlet. Expect no quarter from them, and offer none.

The Brigand Bloodletter is a hulking, battle-scarred brute who typically shields his smaller allies. Armed with a vicious cat o' nine tails whip and a deadly flintlock pistol, he is ready to give his enemies deep and bloody scars to match his.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

The Brigand Bloodletter is always found accompanied by a Cutthroat and/or a Fusilier (or, on Champion in the Ruins, a Hunter and/or Raider). While his primary role is to soak up melee damage for his allies and soften foes with widespread bleeding, his uncommon but devastating Point Blank Shot can inflict massive damage, even more so with a fearsome critical chance. Furthermore, should his Rain of Whips crit, your party will suffer a lot of stress on top of bleeding. Despite this, it's usually better to deal with the other, frailer bandits first, in order to limit incoming damage: focusing the Bloodletter will just give them time to get off more attacks. Pulling the Fusilier to the front is also very useful: it forces both the Fusilier and Cutthroat to use their weaker abilities to get back into position, reducing their damage potential and buying you time to cut them down. On top of that, attacks aimed at the two front positions such as the Crusader's Zealous Accusation or the Leper's Hew can strike both the Bloodletter and the pulled unit, soon leaving a corpse that can continue to block the Bloodletter from using his Point Blank Shot.

While in Apprentice dungeons, the Point Blank Shot ability will not be used twice in a row. The ability is more likely to be used at the start of the battle (thrice more likely for Apprentice and Veteran dungeons, 5x more likely for Champion dungeons) than afterwards.

Due to his synergy with the Brigand Cutthroat's bleed resistance debuff from Slice and Dice, the Brigand Bloodletter will be more prone to use his Rain of Whips if the former is still alive. The exact chances are, 2x, 3x, and 4x greater chance respectively for each difficulty compared to Point Blank Shot or Punishment.

In Champion dungeons, the Brigand Bloodletter will still have double the chance to use Rain of Whip instead of Punishment or Point Blank Shot even if there are no Brigand Cutthroats left.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Apprentice Level
Skill Name Range Rank Target Accuracy Crit
Chance
Damage Effect
(Target)
Effect
(Self)
Rain of Whips Melee 1,2 1+2+3+4 82.5% 0% 1 Poptext bleed.png 100% Bleed 1
Tray afflicted.png Stress +5
Punishment Melee 1,2,3,4 1,2,3,4 82.5% 12% 2-4 Poptext bleed.png 100% Bleed 2
Tray afflicted.png Stress +5
Point Blank Shot Ranged 1 1 82.5% 16% 4-11 Poptext move.png 100% Knockback 1 Poptext debuff.png Debuff: -2 SPD

Veteran Level
Skill Name Range Rank Target Accuracy Crit
Chance
Damage Effect
(Target)
Effect
(Self)
Rain of Whips Melee 1,2 1+2+3+4 88.75% 4% 1-2 Poptext bleed.png 120% Bleed 2
Tray afflicted.png Stress +5
Punishment Melee 1,2,3,4 1,2,3,4 88.75% 16% 3-5 Poptext bleed.png 120% Bleed 3
Tray afflicted.png Stress +5
Point Blank Shot Ranged 1 1 92.5% 22% 5-14 Poptext move.png 120% Knockback 1 Poptext debuff.png Debuff: -2 SPD

Champion Level
Skill Name Range Rank Target Accuracy Crit
Chance
Damage Effect
(Target)
Effect
(Self)
Rain of Whips Melee 1,2 1+2+3+4 102.5% 7% 1-3 Poptext bleed.png 140% Bleed 3
Tray afflicted.png Stress +5
Punishment Melee 1,2,3,4 1,2,3,4 102.5% 19% 4-7 Poptext bleed.png 140% Bleed 4
Tray afflicted.png Stress +5
Point Blank Shot Ranged 1 1 100% 24% 7-20 Poptext move.png 140% Knockback 1 Poptext debuff.png Debuff: -2 SPD

Strategy[edit | edit source]

You are likely to encounter Brigand Bloodletters with one Brigand Cutthroat in rank 3 and a Brigand Fusilier in rank 4. One of the better strategies here is to pull the Brigand Fusilier forward, because the large size of the Brigand Bloodletter, the Brigand Fusilier will be pulled to rank 1 and push the Brigand Cutthroat back to rank 4. Neither enemy has abilities that pose great threat to the player's party in these positions. Doing so will create opportunities for dispatching the Brigand Bloodletter and deny his usage of the Point Blank Shot ability.

Since Brigand Bloodletters are often more resilient than the rest, focusing on the rest of the enemies is also viable, assuming that his Point Blank Shot is of no concern to your hero in rank 1.

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