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Soldier
Soldier.png
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Soldier.png
Basic Information
Icon: Leaderboard class soldier.png
Type: Offensive
Health: 200 /Medic emblem RED.png300
(See Health below for further details)
Speed: 80%
(See Speed below for further details)
Meet the Soldier
SoldierVidSplash.png
If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight!
The Soldier on the art of war

The Soldier is a crazed patriot from America's heartland. Tough and well-armed, he's versatile, capable of both offense and defense, and a great starter class to get familiar with the game.

The Soldier is well known for his spectacular rocket jump. In defiance of all good sense and judgment, the Soldier can detonate a rocket at his feet and launch himself skyward at the cost of some health (unless using the Rocket Jumper). This ability allows the Soldier to pop up in unexpected places and reach areas off-limits even to the Scout's double jump.

The two grenades on the Soldier's character model cannot be used unless the player finishes the Kamikaze taunt, which can only be used when the Equalizer or Escape Plan is equipped.

The Soldier is voiced by Rick May.

Bio

Health

Main articles: Health, Overheal
Condition Health Overheal Quick-Fix Overheal
Leaderboard class soldier.png Soldier 200 300 250
With the Battalion's Backup equipped 220 330 275

Speed

Main article: Speed
Condition Normal Backward Crouched Swimming
Leaderboard class soldier.png Soldier
80 %
72 %
27 %
64 %
Charging the Cow Mangler 5000
27 %
27 %
9 %
21 %
Wielding the Escape Plan over 160 Health
80 %
72 %
27 %
64 %
Wielding the Escape Plan between 160 and 121 Health
88 %
79 %
29 %
70 %
Wielding the Escape Plan between 120 and 81 Health
96 %
86 %
32 %
77 %
Wielding the Escape Plan between 80 and 41 Health
112 %
101 %
37 %
90 %
Wielding the Escape Plan below 41 Health
128 %
115 %
43 %
102 %

Basic strategy

Main articles: Soldier tips, Soldier strategy
Soldierava.jpg
  • You can rocket jump to great heights by simultaneously jumping and firing a rocket at the ground.
  • Crouching and jumping simultaneously while aiming at the ground will propel you farther at the cost of more self-damage.
  • Aim rockets at enemy's feet to ensure they can't avoid the explosion damage.
  • Make sure you keep your Rocket Launcher loaded. Hit R to reload it at any time.
  • Press E to call for a Medic if you get hurt. Nearby Medics will be notified of your need.

Weapons

Main article: Weapons

Note: Weapon damage is approximate and listed at base value. See individual weapon pages for additional figures.

Primary

Weapon Kill Icon Ammo
Loaded
Ammo
Carried
Damage Range Notes / Special Abilities
Rocket Launcher
Stock
Rocket Launcher
Killicon rocket launcher.png 4 20 Base:
90

Crit:

270
Original
Craft
Original
Killicon original.png Pictogram info.png  Rockets fly straight down the crosshair from the center of the screen.
Direct Hit
Unlock
Direct Hit
Killicon direct hit.png 4 20 Base:
112

Crit:

338
Pictogram plus.png Has 80% faster rocket speed.

Pictogram plus.png Deals 25% more damage.
Pictogram plus.png Guarantees mini-crits damage on opponents sent airborne by an explosion.
Pictogram minus.png Has 70% smaller splash damage radius.

Black Box
Craft
Black Box
Killicon black box.png 3 20 Base:
90

Crit:

270
Pictogram plus.png On hit: restores 15 health points.

Pictogram minus.png Has a 25% smaller clip size.

Rocket Jumper
Craft
Rocket Jumper
N/A 4 60 Base:
0

Crit:

0
Pictogram plus.png Grants the player 200% extra max primary ammo.

Pictogram plus.png No self inflicted blast damage taken.
Pictogram minus.png Unable to damage enemies.
Pictogram minus.png Unable to carry the intelligence
Pictogram info.png No random critical hits (purely cosmetic, as they don't inflict any damage either).

Liberty Launcher
Craft
Liberty Launcher
Killicon liberty launcher.png 4 20 Base:
68

Crit:

203
Pictogram plus.png Has 40% faster rocket speed.

Pictogram plus.png -25% blast damage from rocket jumps.
Pictogram minus.png -25% damage penalty.

Cow Mangler 5000
Craft
Cow Mangler 5000
Killicon cow mangler 5000.png 4 Base:
81

Base:

108

Crit:

N/A
Pictogram plus.png  Does not use ammo.

Pictogram info.png  Alt-fire: A charged shot that mini-crits players, causes them to suffer afterburn for 6 seconds, and disables buildings for 4 seconds.
Pictogram minus.png  No random Critical hits.
Pictogram minus.png  Deals only 20% damage to buildings.
Pictogram minus.png  Cannot be Crit boosted.

Killicon fire.png
Beggar's Bazooka
Craft
Beggar's Bazooka
Killicon beggar's bazooka.png 3 20 Base:
90

Crit:

270
Pictogram plus.png Hold Fire to load up to three rockets.

Pictogram plus.png Release Fire to unleash the barrage at 70% increased fire rate.
Pictogram minus.png +3 degrees random projectile deviation.
Pictogram minus.png Overloading the chamber will cause a misfire.
Pictogram minus.png Cannot collect ammo from dispensers while active.
Pictogram minus.png Has a 30% slower reload time.

Air Strike
Craft
Air Strike
Killicon air strike.png 3-8 20 Base:
68

Crit:

203
Pictogram plus.png Increased attack speed while blast jumping.

Pictogram plus.png Clip size increased on kill.
Pictogram minus.png -25% damage penalty.
Pictogram minus.png -25% clip size.
Pictogram minus.png -15% explosion radius.

Secondary

Weapon Kill Icon Ammo
Loaded
Ammo
Carried
Damage Range Notes / Special Abilities
Shotgun
Stock
Shotgun
Killicon shotgun.png 6 32 Base:
60

Crit:

180

[6 damage × 10 pellets]

Buff Banner
Unlock
Buff Banner
N/A N/A N/A N/A Pictogram plus.png At 100% charge, using it grants player and nearby teammates 10 seconds of guaranteed Mini-Crits.

Pictogram info.png Charges its rage meter with damage dealt — takes 600 damage to fully charge rage meter.

Gunboats
Craft
Gunboats
N/A N/A N/A N/A Pictogram plus.png Grants 60% less self-damage by rockets, including rocket jumps. However doesn't affect fall damage.

Pictogram info.png Grants its abilities passively, does not need to be selected first in order to apply the ability.

Battalion's Backup
Craft
Battalion's Backup
N/A N/A N/A N/A Pictogram plus.png At 100% charge, using it grants player and nearby teammates 10 seconds of guaranteed immunity to Critical damage, raises resistance to Sentry Gun by 50% and raises resistance to damage by 35%.

Pictogram plus.png Increases max health by 20 points (220 total) on wearer.
Pictogram info.png Charges its rage meter with damage dealt — takes 600 damage to fully charge rage meter.

Concheror
Craft
Concheror
N/A N/A N/A N/A Pictogram plus.png While the buff is active, the user and nearby teammates have their movement speed boosted and are healed for 35% of the damage they deal during 10 seconds.

Pictogram plus.png Passively grants a +2 health regeneration per second on wearer.
Pictogram info.png Charges its rage meter with damage dealt — takes 480 damage to fully charge rage meter.

Mantreads
Craft
Mantreads
Killicon mantreads.png N/A N/A N/A Pictogram plus.png –75% reduction in push force taken from damage.

Pictogram plus.png Deals 3x falling damage to the player you land on.
Pictogram info.png Grants its abilities passively, does not need to be selected first in order to apply the ability.

Reserve Shooter
Craft
Reserve Shooter
Killicon reserve shooter.png 4 32 Base:
60

Crit:

180

[6 damage × 10 pellets]

Pictogram plus.png 15% faster weapon switch speed.

Pictogram plus.png Mini-crits airborne targets for 5 seconds after switch.
Pictogram minus.png Has 34% smaller clip size.

Righteous Bison
Craft
Righteous Bison
Killicon righteous bison.png 4 Base:
16

Crit:

36–60
Pictogram info.png Shoots an electric projectile instead of shotgun pellets.

Pictogram info.png May hit target players multiple times.
Pictogram info.png Can light friendly Huntsman arrows on fire.
Pictogram plus.png Does not use ammo.
Pictogram plus.png Projectile penetrates enemy targets.
Pictogram plus.png Projectiles cannot be deflected.
Pictogram minus.png Deals only 20% damage to buildings.
Pictogram minus.png Has a 33% smaller clip size.

B.A.S.E. Jumper
Craft
B.A.S.E. Jumper
N/A N/A N/A N/A Pictogram info.png Allows player to activate a parachute whilst midair, slowing their descent.

Melee

Weapon Kill Icon Ammo
Loaded
Ammo
Carried
Damage Range Notes / Special Abilities
Shovel
Stock
Shovel
Killicon shovel.png N/A N/A Base:
65

Crit:

195
Frying Pan
Promotional
Frying Pan
Killicon frying pan.png
Conscientious Objector
Drop
Conscientious Objector
Killicon conscientious objector.png
Freedom Staff
Promotional
Freedom Staff
Killicon freedom staff.png
Bat Outta Hell
Drop
Bat Outta Hell
Killicon bat outta hell.png
Memory Maker
Distributed
Memory Maker
Killicon memory maker.png
Ham Shank
Promotional
Ham Shank
Killicon ham shank.png
Saxxy
Distributed
Saxxy
Killicon saxxy.png Limited item from the Replay Update.

Pictogram info.png Killed enemies freeze into solid Australium statues (purely cosmetic feature).

Equalizer
Unlock
Equalizer
Killicon equalizer.png N/A N/A Base:

33–113

Crit:
Base

Pictogram info.png When weapon is active:
Pictogram plus.png Damage increase as user's remaining health decreases.
Pictogram minus.png Blocks healing and ÜberCharges by any friendly Medics and suppresses the Medic call effect while active.
Pain Train
Craft
Pain Train
Killicon pain train.png N/A N/A Base:
65

Crit:

195
Pictogram plus.png Increases user's capture rate by 1 for points and carts.

Pictogram minus.png Raises bullet vulnerability by 10%.

Half-Zatoichi
Promotional / Craft
Half-Zatoichi
Killicon half-zatoichi.png N/A N/A Base:
65

Crit:

195
Pictogram plus.png On kill: restores you to 100% health.

Pictogram minus.png This weapon is Honorbound and once drawn cannot be sheathed until it kills.
Pictogram info.png A single successful hit will kill an enemy wielding the same weapon.

Disciplinary Action
Craft
Disciplinary Action
Killicon disciplinary action.png N/A N/A Base:
49

Crit:

147
Pictogram plus.png 70% longer melee range.

Pictogram plus.png On hit ally: boost both players' speed during 4 seconds.
Pictogram minus.png Deals 25% less damage.

Market Gardener
Craft
Market Gardener
Killicon market gardener.png N/A N/A Base:
65

Crit:

195
Pictogram plus.png Deals crits while the wielder is rocket jumping.

Pictogram minus.png No random Critical hits.

Escape Plan
Craft
Escape Plan
Killicon escape plan.png N/A N/A Base:
65

Crit:

195
Pictogram info.png When weapon is active:
Pictogram plus.png Movement speed increase as user's remaining health decreases.
Pictogram minus.png User takes mini-crits when weapon is active, and for 3 seconds after switching away.
Pictogram minus.png Blocks healing and ÜberCharges by any friendly Medics and suppresses the Medic call effect while active.


Taunt Attack

Soldiergrenadekill.png Associated items DescriptionKill Icon
Main article: Kamikaze
The Soldier tosses away his pickaxe, cracks his knuckles, takes a grenade off of his chest sling, thrusts his fist in the air and explodes, killing himself and any nearby enemies, buildings included. If the player has the Lumbricus Lid equipped, the soldier will complete the taunt with the "Hallelujah" music short playing. Upon successful taunt, the kill icon displayed is different (Displayed underneath normal icon to the right).
  • Killicon kamikaze.png
  • Killicon hhg.png

Item sets

The Tank Buster
Backpack The Tank Buster Bundle.png
Effect

Leave a calling card on your victims


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

No effect


Airborne Armaments
Item icon World War Wednesday Bundle.png
Effect

No effect


Dr. Grordbort's Victory Pack
Item icon Dr. Grordbort's Victory Pack.png
Effect

No effect


The Tin Soldier
Item icon Tin Soldier.png
Effect

Enables additional voice responses
Allows the Soldier to perform the Robot Dance taunt


The Dumpster Diver
Item icon Dumpster Diver Bundle.png
Effect

No effect


The Rocket Ranger
Item icon Hardium Helm.png
Effect

No effect


The Terracotta Trooper
Item icon Shaolin Sash.png
Effect

No effect


The Federal Express
Item icon Classified Coif.png
Effect

No effect

Cosmetic items

Main article: Cosmetic items

Official class avatars

Official class avatars
Original set RED ÜberCharged set BLU ÜberCharged set
Soldierava.jpg Buffed red soldier.jpg Buffed blu soldier.jpg
Get TF2 avatars on Steam: Original · Community

Achievements

Achieved.png
Main article: Soldier achievements

Update history

October 25, 2007 Patch
  • Fixed rocket explosions being able to impart damage through thin ceilings.

December 20, 2007 Patch

  • Fixed Rocket trail effects sometimes existing permanently in world.

February 28, 2008 Patch

  • Reduced Soldier's maximum rocket reserve ammo from 36 to 16.

June 19, 2008 Patch (Pyro Update)

  • Removed Soldier's 40% damage reduction from his own rockets. Does not affect rocket jumps.

July 29, 2008 Patch

  • Fixed rockets being able to fire through grates at round starts.

December 11, 2008 Patch

  • Added smoke to the feet of a rocket jumping Soldier.

February 2, 2009 Patch

  • Increased Soldier primary ammo count from 16 to 20.

March 13, 2009 Patch

May 21, 2009 Patch (Sniper vs. Spy Update)

August 13, 2009 Patch (Classless Update)

August 17, 2009 Patch

  • Fixed rocket jumping.

September 15, 2009 Patch

  • Compensated by increasing the radius of grenades, stickies, and rockets to 50% of what they lost at the corners of the OBB.
  • Rocket radius change: 121->146.

December 10, 2009 Patch

  • Added counters to the HUDs of Soldiers to keep count of how many Demomen they kill and subsequently contributed to the WAR! Update.

December 17, 2009 Patch (WAR! Update)

March 18, 2010 Patch (First Community Contribution Update)

May 20, 2010 Patch (Second Community Contribution Update)

June 10, 2010 Patch (Mac Update)

August 25, 2010 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added hat: the Lumbricus Lid.
  • [Undocumented] Added a grenade bodygroup to the Soldier model.

September 30, 2010 Patch (Mann-Conomy Update)

December 17, 2010 Patch (Australian Christmas)

February 28, 2011 Patch

March 10, 2011 Patch (Shogun Pack)

April 7, 2011 Patch

April 28, 2011 Patch

May 5, 2011 Patch (Replay Update)

June 3, 2011 Patch

  • Added community contributed response rules for when a Soldier kills a Demoman.

June 8, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] New laughing taunt animations have been added but are currently unused.

June 14, 2011 Patch

June 23, 2011 Patch (Über Update)

July 1, 2011 Patch

July 20, 2011 Patch

August 2, 2011 Patch

August 3, 2011 Patch

October 13, 2011 Patch (Manniversary Update & Sale)

October 27, 2011 Patch (Very Scary Halloween Special)

November 2, 2011 Patch

  • Added a taunt for the Tin Soldier set.
  • Fixed the Soldier's melee dare response rules.

December 15, 2011 Patch (Australian Christmas 2011)

January 11, 2012 Patch

February 2, 2012 Patch

March 1, 2012 Patch

June 27, 2012 Patch (Pyromania Update)

August 15, 2012 Patch (Mann vs. Machine)

  • [Undocumented] Added weapons: Botkiller Rocket Launcher and Golden Botkiller Rocket Launcher.
  • [Undocumented] Added hat: Tin Pot.
  • [Undocumented] Added misc: Soldier's Stogie.
  • [Undocumented] Added voice lines to Soldier.

September 4, 2012 Patch

September 6, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added hat: War Pig.

September 27, 2012 Patch

October 26, 2012 Patch (Spectral Halloween Special).

November 2, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Updated player models.

November 16, 2012 Patch

November 29, 2012 Patch

December 20, 2012 Patch (Mecha Update)

February 22, 2013 Patch

March 12, 2013 Patch

May 17, 2013 Patch (Robotic Boogaloo)

June 13, 2013 Patch

February 7, 2014 Patch

  • Added missing payload audio for the Medic, Soldier, Demoman, and Spy.

June 18, 2014 Patch (Love & War Update)

Bugs

  • If a Primary weapon is fired when the player is initially spawned into the game, a continuous loop of the reload animation can occur. This can be remedied by firing another shot or switching weapons.
    • If the "Auto Reload" option was enabled and started reloading while taunting, the continuous loop of the reload animation will occur.
  • If you taunt as you reload a primary weapon (other than the Cow Mangler 5000) a rocket will blink in and out of the Soldier's hand.
  • Shooting with a Soldier weapon followed by a quick weapon switch will result in the sound being cut off. This excludes melee weapons.

Trivia

  • The Soldier has made several posts on the Official Blog, often referring to the Team Fortress 2 team as "The Powers That Be".
  • In Poker Night at the Inventory, an image of the Soldier makes a cameo as the King of Spades & Clubs in the "Team Fortress 2" deck.
    • He is also mentioned in a Heavy idle response line; "You are like sleeping Soldier who just stands at base instead of running to point!"
  • The first BLU team Soldier resembled Stonewall Jackson.
  • In Worms: Reloaded, the Soldier's helmet is one of the hats selectable for the player's worms.
  • The Soldier's uniform and Rocket Launcher are usable by Megabeth in Super Monday Night Combat
  • The Soldier is known to recite quotes from the United States Marine Corps and Sun Tzu's The Art of War.
  • Soldier's alias, Jane Doe, is also used as a placeholder name when referring to a female person or corpse whose true identity is unknown or must be withheld.

Gallery


Related merchandise

See also

References

  1. WAR! Comic, page 16.
  2. a b Team Fortress 2 Trailer 2, released in September 2006.

External links