Conscientious Objector

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The Conscientious Objector is a community-created melee weapon equippable by all classes with the exception of the Engineer and the Spy. It is an uprooted dilapidated road sign, featuring bloodstains and nails, with a slightly crooked angle to its frame.

This weapon functions identically to the wielder's default melee weapon.

The worn sheet of paper bearing the Team Fortress 2 logo nailed onto the front can be replaced with another image by using the Decal Tool.

The Conscientious Objector was contributed to the Steam Workshop under the name "Pummeling Picket".

Damage and function times

Leaderboard class scout.png Scout

See also: Damage
Identical to: Bat
Damage and function times
Damage type Melee
Ranged or Melee damage? Melee
Damage
Base damage 100% 35
Point blank 30-40
Critical 105
Mini-crit 40-54
Function times
Attack interval 0.5 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.
Leaderboard class soldier.png Soldier
Leaderboard class pyro.png Pyro
Leaderboard class demoman.png Demoman
Leaderboard class heavy.png Heavy
Leaderboard class medic.png Medic
Leaderboard class sniper.png Sniper
See also: Damage
Identical to: Bonesaw, Bottle, Fire Axe, Fists, Kukri, Shovel
Damage and function times
Damage type Melee
Ranged or Melee damage? Melee
Damage
Base damage 100% 65
Point blank 55-75
Critical 195
Mini-crit 75-101
Function times
Attack interval 0.8 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.

Demonstration

Learn more about the Weapon Demonstration project.

Crafting

See also: Crafting

Blueprint

Class Token - Scout Slot Token - Melee Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Scout.png + Item icon Slot Token - Melee.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Sandman.png Item icon Holy Mackerel.png Item icon Boston Basher.png Item icon Candy Cane.png
Item icon Sun-on-a-Stick.png Item icon Fan O'War.png Item icon Three-Rune Blade.png Item icon Atomizer.png
Item icon Unarmed Combat.png Item icon Wrap Assassin.png Item icon Freedom Staff.png Item icon Ham Shank.png
Item icon Bat Outta Hell.png Item icon Conscientious Objector.png
Class Token - Soldier Slot Token - Melee Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Soldier.png + Item icon Slot Token - Melee.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Equalizer.png Item icon Pain Train.png Item icon Half-Zatoichi.png Item icon Disciplinary Action.png
Item icon Market Gardener.png Item icon Escape Plan.png Item icon Freedom Staff.png Item icon Ham Shank.png
Item icon Bat Outta Hell.png Item icon Conscientious Objector.png
Class Token - Pyro Slot Token - Melee Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Pyro.png + Item icon Slot Token - Melee.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Axtinguisher.png Item icon Homewrecker.png Item icon Back Scratcher.png Item icon Powerjack.png
Item icon Sharpened Volcano Fragment.png Item icon Maul.png Item icon Postal Pummeler.png Item icon Third Degree.png
Item icon Lollichop.png Item icon Neon Annihilator.png Item icon Freedom Staff.png Item icon Ham Shank.png
Item icon Bat Outta Hell.png Item icon Conscientious Objector.png
Class Token - Demoman Slot Token - Melee Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Demoman.png + Item icon Slot Token - Melee.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Eyelander.png Item icon Scotsman's Skullcutter.png Item icon Ullapool Caber.png Item icon Claidheamh Mòr.png
Item icon Pain Train.png Item icon Half-Zatoichi.png Item icon Persian Persuader.png Item icon Nessie's Nine Iron.png
Item icon Scottish Handshake.png Item icon Freedom Staff.png Item icon Ham Shank.png Item icon Bat Outta Hell.png
Item icon Conscientious Objector.png
Class Token - Heavy Slot Token - Melee Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Heavy.png + Item icon Slot Token - Melee.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Killing Gloves of Boxing.png Item icon Gloves of Running Urgently.png Item icon Warrior's Spirit.png Item icon Fists of Steel.png
Item icon Eviction Notice.png Item icon Apoco-Fists.png Item icon Holiday Punch.png Item icon Freedom Staff.png
Item icon Ham Shank.png Item icon Bat Outta Hell.png Item icon Conscientious Objector.png
Class Token - Medic Slot Token - Melee Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Medic.png + Item icon Slot Token - Melee.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Ubersaw.png Item icon Vita-Saw.png Item icon Amputator.png Item icon Solemn Vow.png
Item icon Freedom Staff.png Item icon Ham Shank.png Item icon Bat Outta Hell.png Item icon Conscientious Objector.png
Class Token - Sniper Slot Token - Melee Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Sniper.png + Item icon Slot Token - Melee.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Tribalman's Shiv.png Item icon Bushwacka.png Item icon Shahanshah.png Item icon Freedom Staff.png
Item icon Ham Shank.png Item icon Bat Outta Hell.png Item icon Conscientious Objector.png

Related achievements

Leaderboard class soldier.png Soldier

Trench Warfare
Trench Warfare
Kill your nemesis with a shovel.

Leaderboard class pyro.png Pyro

Clearcutter
Clearcutter
Kill 6 people with your axe in one life.


Freezer Burn
Freezer Burn
Provide enemies with freezecam shots of each of your taunts.
Lumberjack
Lumberjack
Kill 3 people with your axe in one life.

Leaderboard class demoman.png Demoman

The Scottish Play
The Scottish Play
Get a melee kill while sticky jumping.

Leaderboard class heavy.png Heavy

Communist Mani-Fisto
Communist Mani-Fisto
Kill an enemy with a critical punch.

Leaderboard class medic.png Medic

FYI I am A Medic
FYI I am A Medic
Use your bonesaw to kill a spy who has been calling for 'Medic!'.


Peer Review
Peer Review
Kill 10 Medics with your bone saw.
Sawbones
Sawbones
Hit enemies with your bonesaw 5 times in a row without dying or missing.

Leaderboard class sniper.png Sniper

Be Polite
Be Polite
Provide an enemy with a freezecam shot of you doffing your hat.


Jarate Chop
Jarate Chop
Use your Kukri to kill 3 enemies doused in your Jarate.
Kook the Spook
Kook the Spook
Kill 10 Spies with your Kukri.

Update history

October 13, 2011 Patch (Manniversary Update & Sale)

  • The Conscientious Objector was added to the game.

September 4, 2012 Patch

  • The Conscientious Objector now uses Kukri sounds.

May 28, 2013 [Item schema update]

  • The Conscientious Objector is now craftable and usable in crafting.

June 3, 2013 Patch

  • Updated The Conscientious Objector so it can be crafted and can be used to craft other items.

October 31, 2013 Patch

  • Fixed broken melee animations for some all-class weapons.

Bugs

  • The Conscientious Objector may have the incorrect decal in client view if multiple people have a Conscientious Objector on the same server.
  • An applied decal may temporarily disappear. This can usually be fixed by restarting Team Fortress 2 a few times, or simply waiting it out.

Trivia

  • A conscientious objector is someone who refuses military service for ideological reasons.
  • The description of the weapon references "Give Peace a Chance", a protest song by John Lennon.
  • Originally, the creator had designed a specific decal melee weapon for each class, however, only the Conscientious Objector was added to the game.[1] The Conscientious Objector was going to be Demoman's version, using his sword animations.[2]

Gallery

References

  1. Shared File
  2. Video

See also