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Ya ain't too fast for me and my machines now, are ya? Heh. Are ya?
The Engineer

The Jag is a community-created melee weapon for the Engineer. It is a combination monkey and pipe wrench or a combination pipe and nut wrench, with a brown taped grip.

This weapon speeds up the construction of any building, whether on initial setup or redeployment, upon being struck by the Engineer. As a downside, the weapon also has a 25% damage reduction, making this wrench less suitable for Engineers who frequently attack with their melee weapon.

The Jag's construction speed bonus when hitting a building means that an Engineer can deploy a Sentry Gun 0.75 seconds faster, or a Dispenser 1.5 seconds faster, when compared to buildings being struck by the stock Wrench. The Jag's 30% increase in construction rate adds onto the 90% increase in construction rate that is applied when hitting a building with the stock Wrench, so hitting a building with the Jag increases the building's construction rate by 120%. As a result, the construction rate of any building being hit by the Jag is only increased by 15.79%, not 30%.

Switching from this weapon to a different melee weapon will destroy all existing buildings.

The kill icon for the Jag was contributed by Blood-Curdling Psyke.

Damage and function times

See also: Damage
Damage and function times
Damage type Melee
Ranged or Melee damage? Melee
Damage
Base damage 100% 48.75
Point blank 41-56
Critical 146
Mini-crit 55-76
Damage repaired per hit 105
Upgrade amount per hit 25
Metal cost per repairing hit 1 + damage / 5
Metal cost for reloading ammo 1 / bullet
2 / rocket salvo
Function times
Attack interval 0.8 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.

Demonstration

Learn more about the Weapon Demonstration project.

Crafting

See also: Crafting

Blueprint

Scrap Metal Southern Hospitality Jag
Item icon Scrap Metal.png + Item icon Southern Hospitality.png = Item icon Jag.png
Class Token - Engineer Slot Token - Melee Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Engineer.png + Item icon Slot Token - Melee.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Gunslinger.png Item icon Southern Hospitality.png Item icon Jag.png Item icon Eureka Effect.png

As a crafting ingredient

Reclaimed Metal Jag Eureka Effect
Item icon Reclaimed Metal.png + Item icon Jag.pngx2 = Item icon Eureka Effect.png

Strange variant


Related achievements

Leaderboard class engineer.png Engineer

Built to Last
Built to Last
Help a single building tank over 2000 damage without being destroyed.


Circle the Wagons
Circle the Wagons
Repair 50,000 damage to friendly buildings constructed by other players.


Fistful of Sappers
Fistful of Sappers
Destroy 25 sappers on buildings built by other team members.


Get Along!
Get Along!
Manage to get to, and then remove, a sapper placed on your building while you were several meters away.


Doc, Stock, and Barrel
Doc, Stock, and Barrel
Repair a sentry gun under fire while being healed by a Medic.
Land Grab
Land Grab
Help a teammate construct a building.


Quick Draw
Quick Draw
Kill a Spy and two sappers within 10 seconds.


Silent Pardner
Silent Pardner
Upgrade 50 buildings built by other team members.


The Wrench Connection
The Wrench Connection
Kill a disguised spy with your Wrench.


Rio Grind
Rio Grind
Perform 50 repairs and/or reloads on a Sentry gun being Wrangled by another Engineer.

Update history

September 30, 2010 Patch (Mann-Conomy Update)
  • [Undocumented] Materials for the Jag were added to the game.

December 17, 2010 Patch (Australian Christmas)

  • The Jag was added to the game.

December 21, 2010 Patch

January 7, 2011 Patch

  • Updated the material for the Jag.
  • The Jag was given a unique kill icon.

February 3, 2011 Patch

  • Made the Jag gift wrappable.
  • Engineers who hit teammate Sentry Guns with their Wrench now get kill assists from that Sentry Gun.

February 14, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed melee attacks not destroying remote detonation pipes (Stickybombs).

March 15, 2011 Patch

  • The crafting cost of the Jag was changed from 2 Scrap Metal and a Southern Hospitality to 1 Scrap Metal and a Southern Hospitality.

July 22, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The damage bonus attribute was changed from "-25% damage done" to "-25% damage penalty".

August 18, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added Strange Quality.

January 11, 2012 Patch

  • Fixed some cases where strange wrenches would fail to correctly count kills.
  • [Undocumented] The Jag was added to the crafting blueprint for the Eureka Effect.

November 12, 2013 Patch

Bugs

  • In certain instances, the weapon will not remove the Sapper at the other end of a Teleporter.

Trivia

  • A jag, or "cleaning jag", is a tool used to clean firearms and thereby improve their efficiency.
  • The Jag was first found fully textured in the Team Fortress 2 game files after the Mann-Conomy Update, and was displayed in the Steam Update image for the Mann-Conomy Update. According to Robin Walker in an email to community author Jman, the Jag was originally intended to be a part of the Engineer Update, and was eventually cut when Valve couldn't figure out attributes for it. The Jag was later added to the game as part of the Australian Christmas update.
  • The Jag was submitted as part of Jman's submission into the Polycount Pack contest, the Jag Pack.
  • The Jag's animations use the prefix pdq_. The P.D.Q. was a Wrench tested in the closed beta that also increased the construction rate for buildings.

Gallery

See also