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Spy
Spy.png
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Spy.png
Basic Information
Icon: Leaderboard class spy.png
Type: Support
Health: 125 /Medic emblem RED.png185
(See Health below for further details)
Speed: 100%
(See Speed below for further details)
Meet the Spy
SpyVidSplash.png
This Spy has already breached our defenses...
You've seen what he's done to our colleagues!
And worst of all:
He could be any one of us.
The BLU Spy on the RED Spy

The Spy, hailing from an indeterminate region of France, is an enthusiast of sharp suits and even sharper knives. He relies on stealth and trickery to aid his team. Using a unique array of cloaking watches, he can render himself invisible or even fake his own death, leaving unaware opponents off-guard. His Disguise Kit lets him take on the form of any class on either team, allowing him to blend in while behind enemy lines before stabbing his unsuspecting "teammates" in the back. In fact, a swift backstab with any of the Spy's knives will kill any foe in a single hit - provided they aren't under the effects of any type of invulnerability or immense damage reduction.

In addition to being able to swiftly assassinate key enemies, the Spy possesses the ability to disable and destroy Engineer-constructed buildings with his Sapper. Once attached to an enemy building, the Sapper disables and slowly drains health from the building. However, a Sapper can be removed by an Engineer, or Pyro wielding the Homewrecker, Maul, or Neon Annihilator.

The Spy is able to enter an enemy teleporter and can use this to make his way to the enemy team, and blend in amongst them.

Whereas most players can only see the names and health of their teammates, the Spy can observe the names and health of the enemy team as well, allowing him to relay useful intelligence. This ability is unique to only the Spy and a Medic carrying the Solemn Vow.

The Spy is voiced by Dennis Bateman.

Bio

Health

Main articles: Health, Overheal
Condition Health Overheal Quick-Fix Overheal
Leaderboard class spy.png Spy 125 185 155
With Conniver's Kunai equipped 60 90 75
Maximum overheal from Conniver's Kunai Backstabs N/A 180 N/A
With the Big Earner equipped 100 150 125

Speed

Main article: Speed
Condition Normal Backward Crouched Swimming
Leaderboard class spy.png Spy
100 %
90 %
33 %
80 %
Disguised as a Scout
100 %
90 %
33 %
80 %
Disguised as a Soldier
80 %
72 %
27 %
64 %
Disguised as a Demoman
93 %
84 %
31 %
75 %
Disguised as a Heavy
77 %
69 %
26 %
61 %
Disguised as a Medic
100 %
90 %
33 %
80 %

Basic strategy

Main articles: Spy tips, Spy strategy
Spyava.jpg
  • Use your knife to backstab enemies from behind, killing them instantly.
  • Disguise yourself as an enemy with your Disguise Kit. Beware; attacking will remove your disguise.* Hit MOUSE2 to cloak and become fully invisible for a short period of time.
  • Use your Cloak to get behind enemy lines, and your disguise to move around amongst them.
  • Try to act like an enemy while disguised. Observe where enemy team members are, and disguise as one of them.
  • Place your Sappers on enemy Sentry Guns to destroy them. Disguises aren't lost when placing Sappers.
  • Your Sappers disable Sentry Guns before destroying them. Sap a Sentry Gun before attacking the Engineer.
  • However, if you are quick enough you could stab the Engineer and sap the Sentry Gun before it turns around.
  • Call for enemy Medics by hitting E while disguised.
  • Disguise yourself somewhere hidden. Try to disguise yourself in the enemy base.
  • When disguised, avoid looking directly at or walking toward enemies.
  • Try to not run into the same person you are disguised as.

Weapons

Main article: Weapons

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

Secondary

Weapon Kill Icon Ammo
Loaded
Ammo
Carried
Damage Range Notes / Special Abilities
Revolver
Stock
Revolver
Killicon revolver.png 6 24 Base:
40

Crit:

120
Big Kill
Promotional
Big Kill
Killicon big kill.png
Ambassador
Unlock
Ambassador
Killicon ambassador.png 6 24 Base:
34

Crit:

102
Pictogram plus.png Crits on accurate headshot.

Pictogram minus.png Accuracy decreases after initial shot. Has a short cooldown during which it never crits.
Pictogram minus.png –15% damage penalty.
Pictogram minus.png 20% slower firing speed.
Pictogram minus.png No random critical hits.

Killicon sniperriflehs.png
L'Etranger
Craft
L'Etranger
Killicon l'etranger.png 6 24 Base:
32

Crit:

96
Pictogram plus.png +40% cloak duration

Pictogram plus.png On hit adds 15% charge to cloak.
Pictogram minus.png –20% damage penalty.

Enforcer
Craft
Enforcer
Killicon enforcer.png 6 24 Base:
48

Crit:

144
Pictogram plus.png +20% damage bonus while undisguised.

Pictogram minus.png 20% slower firing speed.
Pictogram minus.png No random critical hits.

Diamondback
Promotional
Diamondback
Killicon diamondback.png 6 24 Base:
34

Crit:

102
Pictogram plus.png Earns 1 crit shot for each backstab kill and each building destroyed with a Sapper attached (can hold up to 35).

Pictogram minus.png –15% damage penalty.
Pictogram minus.png No random critical hits.

Melee

Weapon Kill Icon Ammo
Loaded
Ammo
Carried
Damage Range Notes / Special Abilities
Knife
Stock
Knife
Killicon knife.png N/A N/A Base:
40

Backstab:
victim's health

Killicon backstab.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).

Killicon backstab.png
Sharp Dresser
Promotional
Sharp Dresser
Killicon sharp dresser.png
Killicon sharp dresser backstab.png
Black Rose
Promotional
Black Rose
Killicon black rose.png
Killicon backstab.png
Your Eternal Reward
Craft
Your Eternal Reward
Killicon your eternal reward.png N/A N/A Base:
40

Backstab:
victim's health

Pictogram plus.png Upon a successful backstab, the Spy instantly disguises as the backstab victim.

Pictogram plus.png Victims do not make any noise when dying.
Pictogram plus.png Victims' bodies disappear after being stabbed.
Pictogram plus.png If backstabbed, victims' death will not be shown in the killfeed for other enemies.
Pictogram minus.png The Disguise Kit is disabled.

Killicon backstab.png
Wanga Prick
Craft
Wanga Prick
Killicon wanga prick.png
Killicon backstab.png
Conniver's Kunai
Promotional
Conniver's Kunai
Killicon conniver's kunai.png N/A N/A Base:
40

Backstab:
victim's health

Pictogram plus.png On Backstab: Absorbs the health from your victim. Can overheal up to 300% of Spy's (reduced) health, i.e. up to 180 health points.

Pictogram minus.png –65 max health on wearer.

Killicon backstab.png
Big Earner
Craft
Big Earner
Killicon big earner.png N/A N/A Base:
40

Backstab:
victim's health

Pictogram plus.png Upon a kill, the Spy gains 30% of his cloak meter.

Pictogram minus.png –25 max health on wearer.

Killicon backstab.png
Spy-cicle
Craft
Spy-cicle
Killicon spy-cicle.png N/A N/A Base:
40

Backstab:
victim's health

Pictogram plus.png Silent Killer: No attack noise from backstabs.

Pictogram plus.png On Hit by Fire: Become fireproof for 2 seconds.
Pictogram minus.png Backstab turns victim to ice.
Pictogram minus.png Melts in fire, regenerates after 15 seconds.

Killicon backstab.png

Taunt Attack

Spytaunt2.PNG Associated items DescriptionKill Icon
Main article: Fencing
The Spy puts his weapon to his other hand and assumes a Fencing position. He makes two quick slashes and one thrust while saying either:
"I'm going to gut you like a Cornish game hen."
"Just lay your weapons down and walk away."
  • Killicon fencing.png

Primary PDA

Weapon Kill Icon Ammo
Loaded
Ammo
Carried
Damage Range Notes / Special Abilities
Disguise Kit
Stock
Primary PDA

Disguise Kit
N/A N/A N/A N/A Pictogram info.png Allows the Spy to disguise himself as an enemy or a friendly player.

Secondary PDA

Weapon Kill Icon Ammo
Loaded
Ammo
Carried
Damage Range Notes / Special Abilities
Invisibility Watch
Stock
Secondary PDA

Invis Watch
N/A N/A N/A N/A

Cloak type: Timed
Pictogram info.png Cloaks Spy for 9 seconds.
Pictogram info.png Cloak meter can be refilled from ammo sources.

Enthusiast's Timepiece
Promotional
Secondary PDA

Enthusiast's Timepiece
Quäckenbirdt
Promotional
Secondary PDA

Quäckenbirdt
Cloak and Dagger
Unlock
Secondary PDA

Cloak and Dagger
N/A N/A N/A N/A

Cloak type: Motion sensitive
Pictogram plus.png Cloaks Spy indefinitely and slowly refills cloak meter while standing still.
Pictogram plus.png Has double cloak recharge rate.
Pictogram info.png User can still stay partially cloaked once the cloak meter runs out.
Pictogram minus.png Has a 29% faster cloak consumption rate while moving.
Pictogram minus.png Cloak meter can not be refilled by ammo sources.

Dead Ringer
Unlock
Secondary PDA

Dead Ringer
N/A N/A N/A N/A Cloak type: Feign death

Pictogram plus.png Reduces initial damage and subsequent damage received to a fraction (1/10) and cloak does not flicker when bumping into an enemy, but only for the standard cloak duration. Prolonging the cloak will turn it into a standard invisibility.
Pictogram plus.png Has 60% faster cloak recharge rate.
Pictogram info.png Cloaks Spy for 6.5 seconds upon receiving damage, dropping a fake corpse.
Pictogram info.png Cloak meter can be refilled from ammo sources.
Pictogram minus.png Has a loud, distinctive decloak sound.
Pictogram minus.png Uncloaking will lower the cloak meter to 40% if above that amount when uncloaking.
Pictogram minus.png Large and medium ammo boxes restore 35% cloak (instead of 100% and 50% respectively).

Building

Weapon Kill Icon Ammo
Loaded
Ammo
Carried
Damage Range Notes / Special Abilities
Sapper
Stock
Building

Sapper
Killicon electro sapper.png N/A N/A N/A Pictogram info.png Disables and slowly destroys enemy Engineer buildings.
Ap-Sap
Promotional
Building

Ap-Sap
Killicon ap-sap.png
Snack Attack
Uncrate
Building

Snack Attack
Killicon snack attack.png
Red-Tape Recorder
Promotional
Building

Red-Tape Recorder
Killicon red-tape recorder.png N/A N/A N/A Pictogram info.png  Disables enemy Engineer buildings.

Pictogram plus.png Reverses enemy building construction.
Pictogram minus.png -100% Sapper Damage Penalty.


Item sets

The Saharan Spy
Backpack The Saharan Spy Bundle.png
Effect

Added custom particle effects when taunting.


The Man of Honor
Item icon Mobster Monday Bundle.png
Effect

No effect


The Invisible Rogue
Item icon Invisible Rogue.png
Effect

No effect


The Gravelpit Emperor
Item icon Bountiful Bow.png
Effect

No effect


The Automatic Pilot
Item icon Aviator Assassin.png
Effect

No effect

Cosmetic items

Main article: Cosmetic items

Official class avatars

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

Achievements

Achieved.png
Main article: Spy achievements

Update history

October 31, 2007 Patch
  • Medigun no longer continues to heal enemy Spies who have lost their disguise.

February 19, 2008 Patch

  • Fixed a case where a spy stabbing from the front of a player would score a backstab.

February 28, 2008 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added "Toggle Disguise Team" binding in Options->Keyboard to toggle the disguise team for the Spy's PDA.

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

June 23, 2009 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Fixed a bug where a fake Spy hand would appear on the screen of other players.

August 13, 2009 Patch (Classless Update)

December 17, 2009 Patch (WAR! Update)

  • Added more backstab animations.
  • Alternative Spy disguise menu, which lets you choose disguises using just the 1-3 keys.

December 18, 2009 Patch

January 13, 2010 Patch

  • Added backstab death animation.

March 18, 2010 Patch (First Community Contribution Update)

April 15, 2010 Patch

April 29, 2010 Patch (119th Update)

  • Fixed Engineers & Spies being able to circumvent build restrictions.

May 20, 2010 Patch (Second Community Contribution Update)

September 30, 2010 Patch (Mann-Conomy Update)

November 19, 2010 Patch

December 17, 2010 Patch (Australian Christmas)

March 10, 2011 Patch (Shogun Pack)

April 7, 2011 Patch

April 14, 2011 Patch (Hatless Update)

April 28, 2011 Patch

June 23, 2011 Patch (Über Update)

July 1, 2011 Patch (Summer Camp Sale)

August 18, 2011 Patch (Manno-Technology Bundle)

October 13, 2011 Patch (Manniversary Update & Sale)

October 27, 2011 Patch (Very Scary Halloween Special)

November 22, 2011 Patch

November 23, 2011 Patch

December 15, 2011 Patch (Australian Christmas)

February 14, 2012 Patch

May 17, 2012 Patch

June 27, 2012 Patch (Pyromania Update)

August 2, 2012 Patch (Triad Pack)

August 10, 2012 Patch

August 15, 2012 Patch (Mann vs. Machine)

September 6, 2012 Patch

September 27, 2012 Patch

October 9, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added weapons: Rust, Blood, Carbonado, and Diamond Botkiller Knife.

October 26, 2012 Patch (Spectral Halloween Special)

November 16, 2012 Patch

December 20, 2012 Patch (Mecha Update)

  • Added misc: Cut Throat Concierge.
  • [Undocumented] Added weapons: Silver, Gold Botkiller Knife Mk.II. and Festive Ambassador.

March 12, 2013 Patch

March 12, 2013 Patch

  • Fixed the Spy not holding Sappers correctly in third person.

May 17, 2013 Patch (Robotic Boogaloo)

May 17, 2013 Patch

July 12, 2013 Patch

  • Fixed the Spy getting the afterburn immunity while disguised as Demoman wielding the Chargin' Targe.

February 7, 2014 Patch

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

June 11, 2014 Patch

  • Fixed several cosmetic items not cloaking properly for the Spy
  • Fixed bug where Spy was unable to taunt with the Disguise Kit

June 18, 2014 Patch (Love & War Update)

Bugs

Image of a Spy disguised as an Engineer, holding an Ambassador
  • Sometimes, the class the Spy is disguised as will appear to be carrying invisible or transparent weapons to the enemy team. This also includes weapons worn on the player, such as the Gunboats or Ali Baba's Wee Booties.
  • Sometimes but rarely, and even if the Spy is disguised as Engineer, the enemy will still see the disguised Spy holding a Spy weapon.
  • Sometimes, when the Spy is disguised as a Scout holding the Scattergun, the handle of the Scattergun will be a revolver handle. A similar occurrence appears with the Shortstop
  • When exiting out of the current disguise in third person, the hats and miscellaneous items of the player the Spy is disguised as will appear on the Spy for a split second.
  • Rarely, disguised spies show up with a decapitated model. Also, sometimes players will show without their respective hats or styles.
  • Sometimes, when disguised as Sniper, arrows from the Huntsman will show up on their back regardless if the target has it equipped or not.
  • Sometimes, the Spy's left hand moving animation can animate faster than its default speed while the player is moving. This issue can be fixed by recording a demo and quickly stopping it.

Trivia

  • The Spy's voice actor Dennis Bateman also voices the Pyro class.
  • The idea for the Spy originally came from a Quake glitch, which caused players of the enemy team to appear as allies. [1]
  • The Spy is known to speak phrases in French, Spanish and Catalan.
  • The first BLU team Spy resembled Fu Manchu.
  • In Poker Night at the Inventory, an image of the Spy makes a cameo as the Jack of Diamonds in the "Poker Night" and "Poker Night Alternative" decks, respectively.
    • The lower half of both cards have the Spy wearing the Engineer disguise mask on them.
  • The Spy makes an appearance in Worms: Reloaded as one of the forts; the rest of the fort is composed of Gravel Pit. In addition, the Spy's red balaclava is a selectable hat for the player's worms.
  • The Assassin class of Monday Night Combat has a promotional item with the Spy's disguise mask and the Scout's headset named "Bonk! Slash!".
  • The Spy, along with the Heavy and the Pyro, is a playable character as one character named "Team Fortress" in the PC version of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. Spy flies the airplane, whilst Pyro and Heavy drive the Standard car and boat respectively.
  • According to the Ap-Sap's dialogue, the Spy keeps his knife, revolver and sapper in a pocket of his suit.
  • The Spy has an English accent in his French voice lines.
  • In the comic Mann Co No More #2 - Unhappy Returns, the Spy was revealed to have false teeth where he hides tiny provisions and knife inside, his face was also partially shown revealing that his hair is dark grey.

Gallery


Related merchandise

See also

References

  1. a b Team Fortress 2 Trailer 2, released in September 2006.

External links