Your Eternal Reward

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Behold the phenomenal, cosmic power of this diamond in the rough!
Your Eternal Reward publicity blurb

Your Eternal Reward is a community-created melee weapon for the Spy. It is a long, ornate dagger with distinctive oriental designs, a team-colored wooden handle, and a curved golden hilt.

This weapon retains the instant-kill backstab ability of the Knife, but with some tweaks. Upon a successful backstab, the Spy will instantaneously disguise as the target without the puffs of smoke that usually surround a disguising Spy. Furthermore, the victim will not scream upon death, nor will a death notice appear in the enemy team's kill feed. Also, the corpse of the victim will fade away almost instantly as if cloaking (unless that user has the Bombinomicon equipped, then there will be the exploding death effect with no fade). Finally, the Spy will not use any voice Responses, including lines for dominations, on a successful backstab to prevent drawing unnecessary attention. The process is so quick and unnoticeable that the Spy is never revealed between disguises. Therefore, Sentry Guns will be unable to target the Spy between backstabs, making it easier to backstab unaware Engineers and sap his buildings. Upon backstabbing someone who is being healed by a Medic, the healing beam will automatically transfer to the Spy. The player still retains the ability to change and reload their disguise weapon, as with the butterfly knife. Altogether, backstabs become much more difficult to track, as victims disappear silently with the Spy instantly taking their place in battle.

However, the disguise effect is not activated if the target does not die from the backstab; namely, if the target is wearing a Razorback, has the Dead Ringer active when backstabbed, or is invulnerable. This also means that disguising as allied players is impossible. Non-backstab kills achieved will not grant the Spy the victim's disguise, but the kill will still be silent and the corpse of the victim will disappear. Returning to a Resupply locker will remove the current disguise of the Spy.

Since disguises are only available through backstabs, the player cannot disguise at will using the Disguise Kit.

Taunting with Your Eternal Reward equipped will perform the Fencing kill taunt. Kills made will be silent and the victim's corpse will disappear. However, the disguise effect will not be activated even if the taunt hits the victim's back.

The kill icon for the Your Eternal Reward was contributed by Psyke.

Damage and function times

See also: Damage
Identical to: Knife
Damage and function times
Damage type Melee
Ranged or Melee damage? Melee
Damage
Base damage 100% 40
Point blank 34-46
Backstab 600%
Critical 120
Mini-crit 46-62
Function times
Attack interval 0.8 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.

Item set

The Saharan Spy
Backpack The Saharan Spy Bundle.png
Your Eternal Reward
Your Eternal Reward
Effect

Added custom particle effects when taunting.

Demonstration

Learn more about the Weapon Demonstration project.

Crafting

See also: Crafting

Blueprint

Cloak and Dagger Reclaimed Metal Your Eternal Reward
Item icon Cloak and Dagger.png + Item icon Reclaimed Metal.png = Item icon Your Eternal Reward.png
Class Token - Spy Slot Token - Melee Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Spy.png + Item icon Slot Token - Melee.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Your Eternal Reward.png Item icon Conniver's Kunai.png Item icon Big Earner.png Item icon Wanga Prick.png
Item icon Sharp Dresser.png Item icon Spy-cicle.png

As a crafting ingredient

Refined Metal Saharan Spy weapon Familiar Fez
Item icon Refined Metal.pngx4 + Item icon L'Etranger.pngItem icon Your Eternal Reward.png = Item icon Familiar Fez.png
Your Eternal Reward Scrap Metal Conniver's Kunai
Item icon Your Eternal Reward.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png = Item icon Conniver's Kunai.png
Reclaimed Metal Your Eternal Reward Spy-cicle
Item icon Reclaimed Metal.png + Item icon Your Eternal Reward.png = Item icon Spy-cicle.png

Strange variant


Related achievements

Leaderboard class soldier.png Soldier

War Crime Spybunal
War Crime Spybunal
Kill a Spy who just backstabbed a teammate.

Leaderboard class sniper.png Sniper

Consolation Prize
Consolation Prize
Get backstabbed 50 times.
Shock Treatment
Shock Treatment
Kill a Spy whose backstab attempt was blocked by your Razorback.

Leaderboard class spy.png Spy

A Cut Above
A Cut Above
Kill a gun-wielding Spy with your knife.


Agent Provocateur
Agent Provocateur
Backstab your Steam Community friends 10 times.


Come in From the Cold
Come in From the Cold
Get a Revenge kill with a backstab.


Counter Espionage
Counter Espionage
Backstab a disguised Spy.


Die Another Way
Die Another Way
Kill a Sniper after your backstab breaks his Razorback.


Dr. Nooooo
Dr. Nooooo
Backstab a Medic that is ready to deploy an ÜberCharge.


FYI I am a Spy
FYI I am a Spy
Backstab a Medic who has healed you in the last 5 seconds.


High Value Target
High Value Target
Backstab an enemy who is dominating 3 or more of your teammates.


Identity Theft
Identity Theft
Backstab the enemy that you're currently disguised as.


Is It Safe?
Is It Safe?
Backstab 50 enemies who are capturing control points.
May I Cut In?
May I Cut In?
Backstab an enemy and the Medic healing him within 10 seconds of each other.


Sapsucker
Sapsucker
Sap an enemy building, then backstab the Engineer who built it within 5 seconds.


Slash and Burn
Slash and Burn
Backstab an enemy, who then switches to Pyro before they respawn.


Spymaster
Spymaster
Backstab 1000 enemies.


The Man from P.U.N.C.T.U.R.E.
The Man from P.U.N.C.T.U.R.E.
Stab an enemy while fencing.


The Man with the Broken Guns
The Man with the Broken Guns
Backstab an Engineer, then sap 3 of his buildings within 10 seconds.


Triplecrossed
Triplecrossed
Backstab 3 Snipers in a single life.


Wetwork
Wetwork
Stab an enemy to death while under the influence of Jarate.


You Only Shiv Thrice
You Only Shiv Thrice
Backstab 3 enemies within 10 seconds.

Update history

September 30, 2010 Patch (Mann-Conomy Update)
  • Your Eternal Reward was added to the game.

October 6, 2010 Patch

  • The auto disguise effect is fixed to only occur when the target does not survive the backstab.
  • Disguising will no longer occur when the Spy is carrying the Intelligence.

October 8, 2010 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The Your Eternal Reward was added to the crafting blueprint for the Familiar Fez.

December 17, 2010 Patch (Australian Christmas)

  • Spies can now change their disguise weapon via 'lastdisguise' while using 'Your Eternal Reward'.
  • Already-disguised Your Eternal Reward Spies are no longer forced to switch to displaying the melee weapon when they make a kill.
  • Spies no longer play speech lines when making a kill with the Your Eternal Reward.
  • Sentry Guns no longer track Your Eternal Reward Spies after they backstab someone.

January 7, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed enemies seeing death notices when you backstab their team mates with Your Eternal Reward.
  • Fixed the attack animation not always playing correctly for the Your Eternal Reward.

February 14, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed melee attacks not destroying remote detonation pipes (Stickybombs).
  • Fixed players getting set bonuses applied on tournament servers when the server is restricting the player's weapons using the item_whitelist.

March 15, 2011 Patch

July 22, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The silent killer attribute wording was changed from "This weapon is a silent killer" to "Silent Killer: No attack noise from backstabs".
  • [Undocumented] Your Eternal Reward no longer defaults to the disguise's stock primary weapon after a backstab. It will now properly show an unlockable primary weapon if the victim was using one.

December 1, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added Strange Quality.

January 11, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The Your Eternal Reward was added to the crafting blueprint for the Spy-cicle.

Bugs

  • Should the player die after switching Your Eternal Reward to the Knife, respawning may not be possible until they swap classes.
  • Being auto-balanced or team-switched while holding Your Eternal Reward will cause the player to respawn with both the Disguise Kit and Your Eternal Reward equipped. Additionally, switching to the default Knife after switching teams once dead will result in the Disguise Kit being unavailable. These problems can be fixed upon death or accessing a Resupply locker.
  • Backstabbing an Engineer while he is hauling a Building will result in the killfeed displaying the Building's destruction to the enemy team.
  • Backstabbing the person you are disguised as while they are holding their melee will occasionally cause your disguise's world model to become Your Eternal Reward.
  • If a Spy backstabs an enemy with the Your Eternal Reward while undisguised and in line of sight of a Sentry Gun, the sentry will continue to fire at the Spy until the line of sight is lost.
  • Should Your Eternal Reward be used to backstab an enemy who is then auto-balanced, the Spy will disguise as a friendly version of that class.
  • Certain problems exist with the weapon when using DirectX 8; enemy bodies do not fade away when backstabbed, and the weapon is visible when the Spy is cloaked.
  • Backstabbing a disguised Spy using Your Eternal Reward will not give the Spy achievement Counter Espionage.
  • Carrying the Intelligence while disguised can still be performed upon acquiring it and backstabbing at the exact same time.[1]
  • Sometimes, backstabbing a robot in Mann vs. Machine will not disguise the player as the robot.

Trivia

  • Before the item was released, Robin Walker joked that Your Eternal Reward's drawback would be that it cannot facestab.[2]
  • The name is a reference to a scene in the 1992 film Aladdin where Jafar fools Aladdin with his disguise and then attempts to murder him with a dagger that Jafar refers to as "Your Eternal Reward."
    • The entry's description in the Polycount Contest furthers this by mentioning the phrases "Phenominal(sic), Cosmic Power", and "Diamond in the Rough", all of which are used in the movie.

Gallery

References

  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA6KUImxX-Y
  2. PC Gamer: Next TF2 update adds trading, new game mode (http://www.pcgamer.com/2010/08/11/next-tf2-update-adds-trading-new-game-mode/)

See also