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Brute Force

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Brute Force is a set of battle skills unique to Flint in Mother 3. They all are related to the Flint's sheer physical force. Several are comparable to PSI skills that Flint, a non-PSI user, cannot learn.

  • Swing: This attack deals moderate damage to all enemies. However, it is less accurate than Flint's standard attack (4% chance to miss any given enemy) and lacks the ability to combo. It works best against multiple enemies.
  • Power Smash: The strongest attack that Flint obtains. This special skill misses 70% of the time, but it will deal a powerful Smaaaaash! attack to one opponent if it hits successfully. Its power rivals that of the Super Bomb, and possibly PK Love γ, dealing about five times more damage than Flint's standard attack. Despite the significant probability of missing, this attack deals more damage over the long-run than standard attacks (although standard attacks with consistent combos may be better). Power Smash is most optimal against enemies with high HP, especially if their battle theme is difficult to combo.
  • Strengthen Up: This special ability makes Flint gather all of his strength to boost his offensive stat by about 20%. This allows Flint to make short work of tough enemies. It is somewhat like Offense Up α, except it cannot be stacked.
  • Toughen Up: Like Strengthen Up, it makes Flint stiffen his body to boost his defensive stat by about 20%. It increases the chance of survival against foes with a terribly high offense. It is somewhat like Defense Up α, except it cannot be stacked.
The Brute Force skill menu in battle.