Disciplinary Action

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Which of you numbnuts let us down?
The Soldier wondering who to discipline

The Disciplinary Action is a community-created melee weapon for the Soldier. It is a riding crop with a wooden handle and a loose leather loop at the end.

Despite not being listed in the description, this weapon has a 70% longer range than most melee weapons, slightly more so than the Eyelander. However, it delivers 25% less damage to enemies.

The main benefit of the Disciplinary Action is that upon striking a teammate with this weapon, the teammate will receive a speed boost for 3 seconds, while the Soldier will receive a speed boost for 3.6 seconds; the boost amount varies by class affected (see below). The boost is indicated by a wind breeze particle effect surrounding the affected class, visible both to them and any other players. Multiple teammates can be boosted at once. Disguised Spies will be damaged by the weapon, but also will be boosted.


Damage and function times

Damage

See also: Damage
Damage and function times
Damage type Melee
Ranged or Melee damage? Melee
Damage
Base damage 100% 49
Point blank 41-56
Critical 146
Mini-crit 56-76
Function times
Attack interval 0.8 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.

Speed Comparison

Class Original Speed (HU/s) Boosted Speed (HU/s) Boost Percentage
Leaderboard class scout.png Scout
400
505
26 .3%
Leaderboard class soldier.png Soldier
240
336
40 .0%
Leaderboard class pyro.png Pyro
300
405
35 .0%
Leaderboard class demoman.png Demoman
280
385
37 .5%
Leaderboard class heavy.png Heavy
230
322
40 .0%
Leaderboard class engineer.png Engineer
300
405
35 .0%
Leaderboard class medic.png Medic
320
425
32 .8%
Leaderboard class sniper.png Sniper
300
405
35 .0%
Leaderboard class spy.png Spy
300
405
35 .0%

While aiming, the Sniper's speed boost is 40%

Demonstration

Learn more about the Weapon Demonstration project.

Item set

The General's Formals
Item icon World War Wednesday Bundle.png
Disciplinary Action
Disciplinary Action
Effect

No effect

Crafting

See also: Crafting

Blueprint

Reclaimed Metal Pain Train Disciplinary Action
Item icon Reclaimed Metal.pngx2 + Item icon Pain Train.png = Item icon Disciplinary Action.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

As a crafting ingredient

Refined Metal General's Formals weapon Possible Results
Item icon Refined Metal.pngx4 + Item icon Mantreads.pngItem icon Disciplinary Action.png =
Item icon Armored Authority.png Item icon Fancy Dress Uniform.png
Scrap Metal Disciplinary Action Escape Plan
Item icon Scrap Metal.png + Item icon Disciplinary Action.png = Item icon Escape Plan.png

Related achievements

Leaderboard class soldier.png Soldier

Trench Warfare
Trench Warfare
Kill your nemesis with a shovel.

Update history

June 23, 2011 Patch (Über Update)

  • The Disciplinary Action was added to the game.

June 28, 2011 Patch

  • Added/Refined recoil/draw/crit/reload forces for all of the Disciplinary Action.

July 1, 2011 Patch

  • [Item schema update] Changed positive attribute description from '1 sec' to 'several seconds'.

July 22, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The damage penalty attribute was changed from "-25% damage done" to "-25% damage penalty".

June 27, 2012 Patch (Pyromania Update)

  • [Undocumented] The Disciplinary Action now fully boosts Scout.

March 27, 2013 Patch

  • Fixed the Disciplinary Action sometimes floating in the world after death.

August 27, 2013 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.

November 12, 2013 Patch

Bugs

  • The extra range allows the user to hit enemies completely behind them.
  • If the Spy disguised as enemy and get hit by enemy's Disciplinary Action, the Spy will get the speed boost along with the damage.

Trivia

  • Disciplinary action is a doctrine used by militaries or other hierarchical organizations to punish whoever they regard as breaking the rules.

Gallery

See also