Pomson 6000

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Blasting out rapid pulses of high amplitude, cross spectrum radiation has never been so convenient!
Pomson 6000 publicity blurb

The Pomson 6000 is a primary weapon for the Engineer. It is a retro-futuristic ray gun with many team-colored portions.

The weapon fires an unreflectable projectile beam that consumes no ammunition. Though this weapon does not use the traditional ammunition reserve used for most weapons, it still must be reloaded. This is done by pumping a slide on the right side of the weapon. Shots from the Pomson 6000 can interfere with the signature abilities of Medics and Spies; if struck, a Medic that is not actively using his ÜberCharge will lose 10% of his charge, while a Spy will lose 20% of his Cloak even if he is disguised or invisible. Cloak / Ubercharge is drained after damage is dealt, so Dead Ringer Spies can still feign death to a Pomson shot, and it is possible to increment the counter on a 'Medics Killed With Full Ubercharge' strange part. In addition, the shot can also light Huntsman arrows on fire. Although not listed in its stats, the Pomson 6000 suffers an 80% damage reduction penalty to Engineer buildings.

Enemies killed by the Pomson 6000 suffer a distinctive death by vaporization: they turn black, hover in mid-air while performing a specific disintegration animation surrounded by team-colored particles, and then disappear into ashes.

The Pomson 6000 was later contributed to the Steam Workshop, at Valve's request.

Using a Pomson 6000 Strangifier on this item will give the user a Strange variant.

Damage and function times

See also: Damage
Damage and function times
Shot type Projectile
Damage type Untyped
Ranged or Melee damage? Ranged
Maximum ramp-up 125% 60
Base damage 100%
Maximum fall-off 75% 36
Point blank 52-68
Medium range 31-41
Long range 31-41
Critical 108-180
Mini-crit 42-92
Function times
Attack interval 0.8 s
Reload (first) 1.02 s
Reload (consecutive) 0.53 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.


Item set

Dr. Grordbort's Brainiac Pack
Item icon The Brainiac Pack Bundle.png
Pomson 6000
Pomson 6000

No effect


See also: Crafting


Reclaimed Metal Righteous Bison Short Circuit Pomson 6000
Item icon Reclaimed Metal.png + Item icon Righteous Bison.png + Item icon Short Circuit.png = Item icon Pomson 6000.png
Class Token - Engineer Slot Token - Primary Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Engineer.png + Item icon Slot Token - Primary.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Frontier Justice.png Item icon Widowmaker.png Item icon Pomson 6000.png Item icon Rescue Ranger.png
Item icon Panic Attack.png

As a crafting ingredient

Refined Metal Brainiac Pack weapon Possible Results
Item icon Refined Metal.pngx4 + Item icon Pomson 6000.pngItem icon Eureka Effect.png =
Item icon Brainiac Hairpiece.png Item icon Brainiac Goggles.png

Strange variant


Leaderboard class engineer.png Engineer

Texas Two-Step
Texas Two-Step
Use your shotgun to finish off an enemy recently damaged by your sentry gun.

Update history

December 15, 2011 Patch (Australian Christmas 2011)

  • The Pomson 6000 was added to the game.

December 21, 2011 Patch

  • Added draw/recoil/reload/crit forces for the Pomson 6000.

January 11, 2012 Patch

  • Added crafting blueprint for the Pomson 6000.

February 16, 2012 Patch

  • Fixed a broken Engineer animation for the Pomson 6000.

August 15, 2012 Patch

  • Removed player penetration from the Pomson 6000 and boosted the damage to compensate.

August 27, 2013 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.


  • The shots fired by the weapon are fired slightly below the reticule.
  • Rarely, after a moment of not firing, the Engineer will automatically reload the weapon's clip, regardless of the player's auto-reload setting.
  • The world view reload animation will not appear to other players.
  • All sound effects accompanying this weapon play alongside their corresponding Shotgun sound effect.


  • The appearance of this weapon is based on that of 'The Pomson 6000 Sub Atomic Wave Gun', which can be purchased from the online store at Weta Workshop.


See also