An example of a decent mid-level bruiser weapon

   Bruisers are typically tanking characters that stand at the forefront of battle, absorbing damage so that your other characters can flank the enemy, dealing maximum damage. To that end, their weapons almost always have stamina and armor on them, allowing them to absorb high amounts of damage.

Most of the time, you'll find a pretty decent weapon for your bruisers by questing, or from some of the harder monster kills; but the game also allows for you to craft some of the weapons that you'll need to truly excel.