Bricks can be used to distract enemies or, when thrown directly at an enemy, stun them, much like an empty bottle. They do not stun armored enemies (including bloaters). They are an extremely effective melee weapon, as using bricks on enemies kills them within three hits, and these bricks respawn infinitely. However after using a brick as a melee weapon multiple times in a row, the game seems to balance it out to prevent you from having unlimited melee weapons, by making them break in one hit. But using other attacks in between brick kills will prevent this from happening. All bricks are red with two rows of four holes. People seen using bricks are Joel, Ellie, Riley, Tommy, and Abby.
Brick respawn times are longer on the more difficult levels. On Grounded difficulty, bricks take 3 minutes to respawn, compared to 1 minute on Easy.
Throwing bricks as distractions disrupts enemy pre-scripted paths, making it possible for the player to make them go anywhere.
- Tommy is the first character to be seen using a brick, using it to smash a runner's head in with it in "Hometown".
- One of the Hunters during the cinematic He ain't even hurt threw a brick at Joel's truck in an attempt to stop the vehicle.
|Long guns||Assault rifle · Bow · Flamethrower · Hunting rifle · Military sniper · Shotgun|
|Pistols||9mm pistol · El Diablo · Ellie's pistol · Revolver · Shorty|
|Melee weapons||2x4 · Baseball bat · Hatchet · Machete · Pipe · Switchblade|
|Craftable items||Health kit · Melee upgrade · Molotov cocktail · Nail bomb · Shiv · Smoke bomb|
|Supplies||Ammunition · Crafting materials · Food · Parts · Supplements · Tools|
|Other items||Armor · Backpack · Bottle · Brick · Flashlight · Gas mask · Sarah's birthday card · Weapon holster|
|Miscellaneous||Safe · Shiv door · Workbench|
|Long guns||Bow · Hunting rifle · Watergun|
|Craftable items||Molotov cocktail · Nail bomb · Smoke bomb|
|Other items||Bottle · Brick|
|Long guns||Assault rifle · Double barrel shotgun · Hunting rifle|
|Melee weapons||2x4 · Switchblade|
|Other items||Brick · M18 smoke grenade|
|Long guns||Bolt-action rifle · Bow · Crossbow · Double barrel shotgun · Flamethrower · Pump shotgun · Semi-auto rifle · Silenced submachine gun|
|Short guns||Hunting pistol · Military pistol · Revolver · Semi-auto pistol|
|Melee weapons||2x4 · Baseball bat · Baton · Club · Crowbar · Felling axe · Fire axe · Hammer · Hatchet · Kukri · Machete · Pickaxe · Pipe · Shiv · Sickle · Switchblade · Tomahawk · Wrench|
|Craftable items||Arrows · Explosive arrow · Health kit · Hunting pistol ammo · Incendiary shells · Melee upgrade · Molotov · Pipe bomb · Shiv · Silencer · Smoke bomb · Stun bomb · Trap mine|
|Supplies||Ammunition · Crafting materials · Parts · Supplements|
|Other items||Armor · Backpack · Bottle · Brick · Flashlight · Gas mask · Weapon holster|
|Miscellaneous||Safe · Workbench|