Black Rose

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The Black Rose is a promotional melee weapon for the Spy. It is a double-edged butterfly knife serrated on one side with roses engraved along the blade and a symbol of an encircled rose imprinted on the handles. Its Baccara style colors the weapon almost entirely black, while the Mystery and True Love style is team-colored.

This weapon functions identically to the Knife.

Taunting with the Black Rose equipped will perform the Fencing kill taunt.

This item is awarded to players who complete the Alliance of Valiant Arms achievement 1st One Down by creating a character and playing their first game. In addition, this achievement will unlock the Holy Mackerel melee weapon for use in Alliance of Valiant Arms.

Damage and function times

See also: Damage
Identical to: Knife
Damage and function times
Damage type Melee
Ranged or Melee damage? Melee
Damage
Base damage 100% 40
Point blank 34-46
Backstab 600%
Critical 120
Mini-crit 46-62
Function times
Attack interval 0.8 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.

Demonstration

Learn more about the Weapon Demonstration project.

Related achievements

Leaderboard class soldier.png Soldier

War Crime Spybunal
War Crime Spybunal
Kill a Spy who just backstabbed a teammate.

Leaderboard class sniper.png Sniper

Consolation Prize
Consolation Prize
Get backstabbed 50 times.
Shock Treatment
Shock Treatment
Kill a Spy whose backstab attempt was blocked by your Razorback.

Leaderboard class spy.png Spy

A Cut Above
A Cut Above
Kill a gun-wielding Spy with your knife.


Agent Provocateur
Agent Provocateur
Backstab your Steam Community friends 10 times.


Come in From the Cold
Come in From the Cold
Get a Revenge kill with a backstab.


Counter Espionage
Counter Espionage
Backstab a disguised Spy.


Die Another Way
Die Another Way
Kill a Sniper after your backstab breaks his Razorback.


Dr. Nooooo
Dr. Nooooo
Backstab a Medic that is ready to deploy an ÜberCharge.


FYI I am a Spy
FYI I am a Spy
Backstab a Medic who has healed you in the last 5 seconds.


High Value Target
High Value Target
Backstab an enemy who is dominating 3 or more of your teammates.


Identity Theft
Identity Theft
Backstab the enemy that you're currently disguised as.


Is It Safe?
Is It Safe?
Backstab 50 enemies who are capturing control points.
May I Cut In?
May I Cut In?
Backstab an enemy and the Medic healing him within 10 seconds of each other.


Sapsucker
Sapsucker
Sap an enemy building, then backstab the Engineer who built it within 5 seconds.


Slash and Burn
Slash and Burn
Backstab an enemy, who then switches to Pyro before they respawn.


Spymaster
Spymaster
Backstab 1000 enemies.


The Man from P.U.N.C.T.U.R.E.
The Man from P.U.N.C.T.U.R.E.
Stab an enemy while fencing.


The Man with the Broken Guns
The Man with the Broken Guns
Backstab an Engineer, then sap 3 of his buildings within 10 seconds.


Triplecrossed
Triplecrossed
Backstab 3 Snipers in a single life.


Wetwork
Wetwork
Stab an enemy to death while under the influence of Jarate.


You Only Shiv Thrice
You Only Shiv Thrice
Backstab 3 enemies within 10 seconds.

Alliance of Valiant Arms Icon.png Alliance of Valiant Arms

1st One Down
1st One Down
1st game played after creating character


Styles

Main article: Styles
Styles
Black Rose Mystery and True Love.png
Black Rose Baccara.png
Mystery and True LoveBaccara

Update history

February 14, 2012 Patch

  • Added the Black Rose to the game.

February 16, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added animations for the Black Rose.

February 23, 2012 Patch

  • Fixed team colors not working correctly for the second style of the Black Rose.

March 1, 2012 Patch

  • Added draw/swing/stab forces.

March 15, 2012 Patch

February 15, 2013 Patch

  • Fixed the Black Rose using the RED team arms skin while on the BLU team.

Bugs

  • When changing styles, the weapon preview will display slightly outside of the borders.

Trivia

  • Though not black, but a deep red, the Black Baccara rose bears dark velvety petals with black edges.
  • The weapon's description is a play on the phrase "Say it with flowers" which is commonly associated with the giving of roses to loved ones.

Notes

  • Alliance of Valiant Arms is not available in certain countries, making the Black Rose unobtainable to certain users. A list of whitelisted countries may be found here.
  • Players who have already created a character and played a match in Alliance of Valiant Arms before the update can still be awarded the achievement if they play a full match.
  • The Black Rose was announced to be made tradable in the April 18, 2012 Patch, however this never happened, and the wrong information was removed from the official release note.

Gallery

See also