Those big brute zombies, or “Goons”, carrying a rebar, how do you kill them? It seems that diving in and swinging your weapon then dodging back takes forever to kill them.
Well I found the easiest way to kill them is to use the “Throw Weapon” skill. It takes just around 2-3 weapon throws to bring the brute down. I usually throw 2 melee weapons and hit him with a couple of swings if I am short of weapons. If you have a rebar, it just takes 1 shot to bring it down.
The throw weapon skill is available when you reach Power Level 4. I suggest you get it. There are quests where you need to kill these Goons. There are also escort missions where you encounter Goons and having the skill unlocked really helps.
You’ll be able to pick up your weapon afterwards. A couple of observations, though. Sometimes, depending on the environment and objects around, your weapon might get stuck somewhere, like on a wall, or on the ground. So take note of that. Also depending on your level, the rebar might not one-shot the brute anymore, but still pretty effective.