Yesterday, someone pointed out to me that I lacked the achievement for getting killed by Brax, so in my current game I looked at the meager skills that I had and tried something that I'd never tried before. I used the "Skepticism" skill on Brax. Not only does it not turn Brax hostile, but it creates random items where Brax is standing. I could stand there all day waiting for the cooldown and reusing it. That's all it seems to do is create random items at no risk.