Brutal Orchestra: Companions Guide (How to Unlock)

Spoiler warning. A list of all companions’ unlock requirements.

 

Nowak

Nowak
The Protagonist
Role(s): Utility, damage


Unlock requirements

Unlocked by default.

Description

Nowak is the starting character and must be brought on every run, often used to generate other pigments by dealing damage. Nowak is also the only companion without a slap, instead replaced with a high-damage shuffling ability.

Boyle

Boyle
The Veteran
Role(s): Damage, tank

Area 1
Tutorial

Unlock requirements

Unlocked in the tutorial.

Description

Boyle is a high-damage tank companion, capable of damaging multiple targets at once and shielding himself and others from damage.

Hans

Hans
The Severed
Role(s): Support

Area 1
Tutorial

Unlock requirements

Unlocked in the tutorial.

Description

Hans is a support powerhouse, capable of debuffing enemies and massive healing. However, she has low health and is incapable of dealing damage outside of her slap.

Anton

Anton
The Gambler
Role(s): Damage, utility

Area 1
Normal mode

Unlock requirements

Unlocked by paying Anton 10 coins. This is cumulative between runs.

Description

Anton is an inconsistent but well-rounded companion. His abilities include a random-value damage ability, rupture debuff, and a pigment shuffling ability. Despite his inconsistencies, he has great utility when working alongside others.

Splig

Splig
The Conjoined
Role(s): Support, damage, utility

Area 1
Normal mode

Unlock requirements

Unlocked by abandoning or getting a party member killed before speaking to them.

Description

Splig is a healing-oriented companion with the ability to change the health bar color of enemies and allies.

Pearl

Pearl
The Glutton
Role(s): Damage, tank

Area 1
Normal mode

Unlock requirements

Unlocked by completing 40 combat encounters before speaking to her. This is cumulative between runs. Before the unlock requirement is met, the player will be talking to a skeleton named Markus instead.

Description

Pearl is capable of dealing absolutely massive damage, with a relatively small small self-sustain ability.

Thype

Thype
The Trickster
Role(s): Support, damage

Area 1
Normal mode

Unlock requirements

Unlocked by defeating all Area 1 bosses before talking to him.

Description

Thype is a healer with massive single-target healing potential. He is also capable of rupturing enemies.

Griffin

Griffin
The Naked
Role(s): Damage

Area 1
Hard mode

Unlock requirements

Unlocked by completing 3 combat encounters without taking damage before speaking to him.

Description

Griffin is a high-risk high-reward companion, capable of granting themselves Spotlight. While under the Spotlight, Griffin deals and receives double damage. If Griffin dies while under the Spotlight, it transfers to the unit that killed him.

Arnold

Arnold
The Failure
Role(s): Support, damage

Area 1
Hard mode

Unlock requirements

Unlocked by refusing to make fun of Arnold in hard mode.

Description

Arnold is a pathetic loser. He cries, has panic attacks, and helplessly flails at enemies.

Dimitri

Dimitri
The Incinerated
Role(s): Damage

Area 1
Hard mode

Unlock requirements

Interact with a specific campfire in Area 1.

Description

Dimitri specializes in setting fire to the enemy field. He is especially strong against enemies that have multiple turns.

LongLiver

LongLiver
The Parasite
Role(s): Damage, utility

Area 2
Normal mode

Unlock requirements

Each time a party member dies, the chance to unlock LongLiver when speaking to him increases by 3%. This chance persists through runs.

Description

LongLiver is a high-damage companion that passively constricts opposing enemies.

Clive

Clive
The Stoic
Role(s): Tank, utility, damage

Area 2
Normal mode

Unlock requirements

Unlocked by speaking to Clive three times.

Description

Clive is a self-sustaining tank with the ability to cleanse debuffs on himself, constrict enemies, and deal large amounts of damage at the cost of a high amount of pigment.

Kleiver

Kleiver
The Zealot
Role(s): Damage

Area 2
Normal mode

Unlock requirements

Unlocked by Speaking to him after killing 20 music men before they transform. This is cumulative between runs.

Description

Kleiver is a high-damage companion, with abilities that chain attacks together and ignore shield.

Cranes

Cranes
The Corpse
Role(s): Support

Area 2
Normal mode

Unlock requirements

Unlocked by getting 20 party members killed before speaking to him. This is cumulative between runs.

Description

Cranes is capable of extreme healing at the cost of their own health. They also have a once-per-battle self-heal, and the ability to cleanse curse on allies.

Agon

Agon
The Terminal
Role(s): Support, utility

Area 2
Hard mode

Unlock requirements

Unlocked by speaking to Agon after having zero companion deaths so far in the run.

Description

Agon is a strong support and utility companion with the ability to shuffle enemies and resurrect allies. He has a massive health pool, but takes permanent damage.

Rags

Rags
The Psychic
Role(s): Utility, damage

Area 2
Hard mode

Unlock requirements

Unlocked by “slaying” an Ungod, which can spawn from the body bag enemies.

Description

Rags is a unique companion, centering entirely around applying Linked to enemies, hurting herself, and self-sustaining. Upon taking damage, she distributes that damage to all Linked enemies.

Smoke Stacks

Smoke Stacks
The Black Lung
Role(s): Utility, support, damage

Area 2
Hard mode

Unlock requirements

Every time the player discards an item, the chance to recruit Smoke Stacks upon speaking to them increases by 1%. This is cumulative between runs.

Description

Smoke Stacks is a versatile companion capable of managing pigment, creating shield, and dealing damage to all enemies on the field.

Leviat

Leviat
The Mass
Role(s): Damage, utility, support

Area 3
Hard mode

Unlock requirements

Unlocked by speaking to Leviat with Hans in your party.

Description

Leviat is a well-rounded companion that deals damage to themselves and allies to cast their strong abilities.

Bimini

Bimini
The Immortal
Role(s): Damage

Area 3
Hard mode

Unlock requirements

Unlocked by paying Bimini 50 coins at once. This is not cumulative between runs.

Description

Bimini is an immensely strong and immortal companion, but upon taking damage, that damage is dealt to the entire party.

Gospel

Gospel
The Magnum Opus
Role(s): Utility, tank, support

Area 3
Hard mode

Unlock requirements

Unlocked by speaking to Gospel with Nowak as the only party member.

Description

Gospel can refresh allies’ abilities, suicide into a party-wide-heal, and tank damage. It is inanimate, therefore incapable of leveling, healing, or being ruptured.


Thanks to oinkratpig for his great guide, all credit to his effort. you can also read the original guide from Steam Community. enjoy the game.

Post Author: Robins Chew

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