Solemn Vow

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Art lovers will cherish the bust of Hippocrates, commemorating a time when the Medic still thought doing no harm was a good idea.
Solemn Vow publicity blurb

The Solemn Vow is a melee weapon for the Medic. It is a marble bust of Hippocrates, inset with a plaque reading "Do no harm" – the guiding principle of the Hippocratic Oath.

Having this weapon in the loadout allows the player to view enemy health, names and Übercharge percentages (in the same manner as the Spy), providing strategic information that could aid the team, although it cannot see through an enemy Spy's Disguise.

The item was previously tested in the Team Fortress 2 Beta as the Beta Bonesaw.

Damage and function times

See also: Damage
Identical to: Bonesaw
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.

Item set

The Clinical Trial
Item icon Meet The Medic! Bundle.png
Solemn Vow
Solemn Vow
Effect

No effect

Demonstration

Learn more about the Weapon Demonstration project.

Crafting

See also: Crafting

Blueprint

Jarate Reclaimed Metal Solemn Vow
Item icon Jarate.pngx8 + Item icon Reclaimed Metal.png = Item icon Solemn Vow.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

Strange variant


Related achievements

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.

Update history

June 23, 2011 Patch (Über Update)

  • The Solemn Vow was added to the game.

June 28, 2011 Patch

  • Added/Refined recoil/draw/crit/reload forces for the Solemn Vow.

August 9, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Updated the kill icon of the Solemn Vow to remove a small square from the bottom right corner.

October 13, 2011 Patch (Manniversary Update & Sale)

September 4, 2012 Patch

  • The Solemn Vow now sounds like a Wrench.

September 6, 2012 Patch

  • Fixed the Solemn Vow not sounding like a Wrench.

November 12, 2013 Patch

Bugs

  • The Solemn Vow appears to have a glossy texture while playing in DirectX 8 mode due to DirectX 8 not rendering normal maps.
  • When looking at an enemy Soldier with the Equalizer or Escape Plan out, the "Equalizer blocks healing" note will appear.

Trivia

Gallery

See also