Thorny Vines pop out of the ground almost instantaneously in front of you, doing one hit each. Each segment adds an extra hit, with the maximum being 7 hits. Every other segments add no range, but all segments add an extra hit. This is incredibly good for bosses that have huge hitboxes as the Splash Attack deals a decent amount every time it is spammed or that it delivers significantly more hits on them than say Skeleton and Cult Minion's Dark Pillars Splash Attack. This Splash Attack is also very effective on enemies that take chain damage such as Scarabs, Fish Men, and Beefys. Brute and Snakey share the same Splash Attack.
Throws an acorn as a Magic Projectile with a special sound that only ever will play in 2 conditions, and the acorn has a sort of visible acorn trail while casted. If you know how to use the Fly (Fastfall) Combo, you can spellweave Air Projectiles or if you also know how to use the Fly (Slowfall) Combo, you can again, spellweave Air Projectiles, but with potentially more space to spellweave.
Brute and Snakey have the 2nd highest amount of Splash Attack damage hits, only beaten by the ultimate boss slayers being Industrialist and Fencer.
Brute's character portrait in the PC version and Xbox One version of Castle Crashers shows a black blotch not seen in the XBLA and PS3 versions of Castle Crashers. This is the only character portrait to have been changed, unintentionally or not.