Wrap Assassin

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Why don't you bring that little mink stole over here and show me how stupid my wrapping paper is?
The Scout to Old Nick

The Wrap Assassin is a community-created melee weapon for the Scout. It is a ripped, team-colored roll of spotted wrapping paper accompanied by a team-colored bauble.

Acting similarly to the Sandman, pressing alt-fire will cause the player to launch the bauble as a projectile. Upon colliding with an enemy, the bauble shatters into glass shards, delivering damage and bleeding temporarily; however, the weapon itself deals only 30% of the Bat's damage. If the projectile hits someone at an extreme distance, the victim will receive guaranteed critical hit damage from the bauble, and the player will hear a cheering crowd sound effect. Baubles and Baseballs can both be picked up from the ground to recharge the ball meter.

The Wrap Assassin was contributed to the Steam Workshop under the name "Ball Buster".

Damage and function times

Melee damage

See also: Damage
Damage and function times
Damage type Melee
Ranged or Melee damage? Melee
Base damage 100% 11
Point blank 9-12
Critical 32
Mini-crit 12-16
Function times
Attack interval 0.5 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.


See also: Damage
Damage and function times
Shot type Projectile
Damage type Melee
Ranged or Melee damage? Melee
Effect Causes bleeding
Base damage 100% 15
Point blank 13-17
Critical 45
Mini-crit 17-23
Bleeding 8 / s
40 total
Bleeding (mini-crit) 10.8 / s
54 total
Function times
Attack interval 0.25 s
Recharge time 15 s
Bleeding duration 5 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.


Item set

Santa's Little Accomplice
Item icon Santa's Little Accomplice Bundle.png
Wrap Assassin
Wrap Assassin

No effect


See also: Crafting


Reclaimed Metal Southern Hospitality Wrap Assassin
Item icon Reclaimed Metal.png + Item icon Southern Hospitality.png = Item icon Wrap Assassin.png
Class Token - Scout Slot Token - Melee Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Scout.png + Item icon Slot Token - Melee.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Sandman.png Item icon Holy Mackerel.png Item icon Boston Basher.png Item icon Candy Cane.png
Item icon Sun-on-a-Stick.png Item icon Fan O'War.png Item icon Three-Rune Blade.png Item icon Atomizer.png
Item icon Unarmed Combat.png Item icon Wrap Assassin.png Item icon Freedom Staff.png Item icon Ham Shank.png
Item icon Bat Outta Hell.png Item icon Conscientious Objector.png

As a crafting ingredient

Refined Metal Wrap Assassin Possible Results
Item icon Refined Metal.pngx4 + Item icon Wrap Assassin.png =
Item icon Big Elfin Deal.png Item icon Bootie Time.png

Strange variant

Update history

December 15, 2011 Patch (Australian Christmas 2011)
  • The Wrap Assassin was added to the game.

December 21, 2011 Patch

  • The Wrap Assassin is now droppable and craftable.
  • Added draw/recoil force for the Wrap Assassin.

January 11, 2012 Patch

  • Added a crafting blueprint for the Wrap Assassin.

March 1, 2012 Patch

  • Fixed not hearing third person sounds.

December 20, 2012 Patch (Mecha Update)

  • [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.

March 27, 2013 Patch

  • Fixed the Wrap Assassin sometimes floating in the world after death.

November 12, 2013 Patch

April 1, 2014 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Fixed crit boosted glow not showing.

Unused content

  • There is an unused kill icon for this weapon.


  • If a player is hit by a friendly Scout's ornament that was deflected by an enemy Pyro, that player will take no damage, even though the bleed icon appears on HUD.
  • If a player changes teams with the weapon equipped while 'Waiting for Players' or in Setup time, the bauble will remain the previous team's color while the bat will change color to suit the current team.


  • The item's description states that launched baubles fly at 90 miles per hour, while the actual in-game speed is closer to 83 mph.
  • The Wrap Assassin was first teased on the first day of the Australian Christmas Update 2011, on the bottom left corner of the title image.
  • The Wrap Assassin was featured in the comic, A Smissmas Story.


See also