Self-Aware Beauty Mark

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It's some form of self-aware beauty mark that only metastasizes in an environment of pure wheat.
The Medic

The Self-Aware Beauty Mark is a secondary weapon for the Sniper. It is a sealed jar containing translucent green fluid which sloshes inside the container as the player moves. There is a bread monster suspended inside it. A label on the jar reads "SPECIMEN; DO NOT OPEN" with the serial number of #384. The bread monster struggles and squirms inside the jar while growling.

This weapon functions identically to the Jarate, however, upon a direct hit on a target, a bread monster will appear squirming and biting the target's head on the side they were hit from for 10 seconds. If hit more than once, it is possible to accumulate several bread monsters on a single victim, which will additionally stack with any from Mutated Milk. If the target is killed, all of the bread monsters on them will persist on their corpse for 10 seconds, regardless of how long they have been sodden. This is a cosmetic effect and doesn't damage the player.

If the Self-Aware Beauty Mark is crit boosted when the projectile is thrown, the bread monster's size on targets it hits directly is drastically increased.

Unusually, the Self-Aware Beauty Mark has slightly different physics compared to Jarate, making it fly further when thrown.

Function times

Identical to: Jarate
Function times (in seconds)
Effect Any damage deal mini-crits to affected enemies.
Effect duration 10 s / 5 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.

Demonstration

Strange variant


Related achievements

Leaderboard class sniper.png Sniper

Friendship is Golden
Friendship is Golden
Extinguish a burning teammate with your Jarate.


Jarate Chop
Jarate Chop
Use your Kukri to kill 3 enemies doused in your Jarate.


Jarring Transition
Jarring Transition
Use Jarate to reveal a cloaked Spy.


Number One Assistant
Number One Assistant
Score 5 Assists with the Jarate in a single round.
Rain on Their Parade
Rain on Their Parade
Jarate an enemy and the Medic healing him.


Rode Hard, Put Away Wet
Rode Hard, Put Away Wet
Jarate an enemy that you're dominating.


Saturation Bombing
Saturation Bombing
Jarate 4 enemy players with a single throw.

Leaderboard class spy.png Spy

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

Update history

June 18, 2014 Patch (Love & War Update)

  • The Self-Aware Beauty Mark was added to the game.

September 17, 2014 Patch

  • Added the Limited attribute to the Self-Aware Beauty Mark.

December 17, 2015 Patch (Tough Break Update)

  • Changed attribute:
    • Extinguishing an ally now reduces the cooldown by 20%.

January 7, 2016 Patch

  • Changed attribute:
    • [Undocumented] Updated Self-Aware Beauty Mark 20% cooldown reduction when used to extinguish a burning teammate from neutral attribute to positive attribute.

Bugs

  • Using an equippable taunt while holding Self-Aware Beauty Mark will cause the bread monster inside the jar to stop moving. This can be fixed by switching to another weapon.
  • Rarely, the bread monster will appear on the target's head while not actually being coated to the Jarate status effect.

Trivia

  • The name of this weapon is a reference to a line the Medic says during the short film Expiration Date.

Gallery

See also