The Bruisers are a particularly heinous group of Humans. They have sharp pointed teeth and decorate themselves with human skin, hair, bone, and other body parts. Bruisers have rage-like abilities and seem immune to pain.
Bruisers have armored vests and guns recovered from Those Who Came Before and seem to be abnormally well supplied with ammunition. When they attack a warren, they tend to use the guns mostly to create fear and panic, but they prefer to kill at close range and use clubs studded with stones and animal teeth and jagged swords and knives. Their weapons are designed to inflict as much pain and suffering as possible before death. It is extremely rare to find a survivor of a Bruiser attack.