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| type              = weapon
 
| type              = weapon
 
| image              = Freedom Staff.png
 
| image              = Freedom Staff.png
| hide-kill-icon    = hide
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| used-by            = [[Classes|All classes]], except [[Engineer]] and [[Spy]]
| used-by            = [[Classes|All]] except [[Engineer]] and [[Spy]]
 
 
| slot              = melee
 
| slot              = melee
| availability      = {{avail|Promotional}}
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| contributed-by    = {{Backpack Item Link|76561197996543132|1293525536}}<br>{{Backpack Item Link|76561197993359730|1293518219}}<br>{{Backpack Item Link|76561198047019536|1385057015}}
| trade              = no
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| released          = {{Patch name|9|27|2012}}
| numbered          = no
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| availability      = {{avail|Promotional-expired|Craft|Purchase}}
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| trade              = yes
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| gift              = yes
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| marketable        = yes
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| craft              = yes
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| rename            = yes
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| numbered          = yes
 
| ammo-loaded        = N/A
 
| ammo-loaded        = N/A
 
| ammo-carried      = N/A
 
| ammo-carried      = N/A
 
| loadout            = yes
 
| loadout            = yes
   | quality          = genuine
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   | item-kind        = Staff
   | level            = Level 25 Staff
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   | level            = 25
 
   | item-description = Since America was founded over ten thousand years ago, the noble eagle has been its symbol of freedom. Show people how much you like freedom by clubbing them senseless with a golden eagle on a stick, just like Kofi Annan.
 
   | item-description = Since America was founded over ten thousand years ago, the noble eagle has been its symbol of freedom. Show people how much you like freedom by clubbing them senseless with a golden eagle on a stick, just like Kofi Annan.
  | item-flags      = Not Tradable
 
 
}}
 
}}
{{Quotation|'''The Demoman'''|Freedom!|sound=Demoman_battlecry01.wav}}
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{{Quotation|'''The Soldier''' being bludgeoned by eagle-topped sticks|The eagle has landed! '''On my head!'''|sound=Soldier_item_birdhead_round_start02.wav}}
  
The '''Freedom Staff''' is a [[promotional items|promotional]] melee weapon for all classes, with the exception of the [[Engineer]] and [[Spy]]. It is an [[w: Aquila (Roman)| aquila]] with a splintered end and a [[Wikipedia: Battle_standard|golden eagle standard]] affixed to the head of the staff.  
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The '''Freedom Staff''' is a [[Steam Workshop|community-created]] [[promotional items|promotional]] [[Weapons#allmelee|melee weapon]] for [[Classes|all classes]] with the exception of the [[Engineer]] and the [[Spy]]. It is an [[w:Aquila (Roman)|aquila]] with a splintered end. Topping the staff is a golden depiction of an eagle.
  
This item functions identically to the wielder's default melee weapon.
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This weapon functions identically to the wielder's default melee weapon.
  
It is awarded in Genuine [[Item quality|quality]] to players who purchase the [[Total War Master Collection]] before October 1, 2012. Owning all of the games in the collection does not grant the Freedom Staff.
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It was awarded in [[Genuine]] [[Item quality|quality]] to players who purchased the [[Total War Master Collection]]. Owning all of the games in the collection also granted the Freedom Staff.
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The Freedom Staff was later [http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=110589090 contributed] to the Steam Workshop, at [[Valve]]'s request.
  
 
== Damage and function times ==
 
== Damage and function times ==
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{{Damage table
 
{{Damage table
 
| identical = [[Bat]]
 
| identical = [[Bat]]
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| damagetype        = Melee
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| rangetype          = Melee
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| damage            = yes
 
| damage            = yes
 
| base              = 35
 
| base              = 35
| point blank      = 30-40
 
 
| crit              = 105
 
| crit              = 105
| minicrit          = 40-54
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| minicrit          = 47
 
| function times    = yes
 
| function times    = yes
 
| attack interval  = 0.5 s
 
| attack interval  = 0.5 s
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{{Damage table
 
{{Damage table
 
| identical = [[Bonesaw]], [[Bottle]], [[Fire Axe]], [[Fists]], [[Kukri]], [[Shovel]]
 
| identical = [[Bonesaw]], [[Bottle]], [[Fire Axe]], [[Fists]], [[Kukri]], [[Shovel]]
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| damagetype        = Melee
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| rangetype          = Melee
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| damage            = yes
 
| damage            = yes
 
| base              = 65
 
| base              = 65
| point blank      = 59-72
 
 
| crit              = 195
 
| crit              = 195
| minicrit          = 75-101
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| minicrit          = 88
 
| function times    = yes
 
| function times    = yes
 
| attack interval  = 0.8 s
 
| attack interval  = 0.8 s
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</div>
 
</div>
 
{{clr}}
 
{{clr}}
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{{Weapon Demonstration}}
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== Crafting ==
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{{See also|Crafting}}
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=== Blueprint ===
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{{Blueprint| autoresult = Scout Melee}}
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{{Blueprint| autoresult = Soldier Melee}}
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{{Blueprint| autoresult = Pyro Melee}}
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{{Blueprint| autoresult = Demoman Melee}}
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{{Blueprint| autoresult = Heavy Melee}}
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{{Blueprint| autoresult = Medic Melee}}
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{{Blueprint| autoresult = Sniper Melee}}
  
 
== Related achievements ==
 
== Related achievements ==
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{{Achievement table
 
{{Achievement table
 
| 1 = {{Show achievement|Soldier|Trench Warfare}}
 
| 1 = {{Show achievement|Soldier|Trench Warfare}}
| 2 = {{Show achievement|Soldier|War Crime Spybunal}}
 
 
}}
 
}}
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=== {{class link|Pyro}} ===
 
=== {{class link|Pyro}} ===
 
{{Achievement table
 
{{Achievement table
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       {{Show achievement|Sniper|Jarate Chop}}
 
       {{Show achievement|Sniper|Jarate Chop}}
 
| 2 = {{Show achievement|Sniper|Kook the Spook}}
 
| 2 = {{Show achievement|Sniper|Kook the Spook}}
      {{Show achievement|Sniper|Shock Treatment}}
 
 
}}
 
}}
  
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'''{{Patch name|9|27|2012}}'''
 
'''{{Patch name|9|27|2012}}'''
 
* The Freedom Staff was added to the game.
 
* The Freedom Staff was added to the game.
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'''{{Patch name|10|9|2012}}'''
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* Updated materials/models for the Freedom Staff.
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* {{Undocumented}} The Freedom Staff is now tradable, craftable and added to the Mann Co. Store.
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'''{{Patch name|10|31|2013}}'''
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* Fixed broken melee animations for some all-class weapons.
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'''{{Patch name|11|10|2014}}'''
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* Updated the Freedom Staff so Halloween Spells can be applied to it.
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== Bugs ==
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<!--Taunts with this weapon that cause floating or clipping errors are not bugs. Continually adding them will result in their removal.-->
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* The golden eagle at the top of the staff does not glow when [[Critical hits#Crit boost|crit boosted]].
  
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
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<!-- Do NOT add the trivia that this weapon is used as a decoration on the Romevision tanks, it was removed several times. Adding this with result to remove immediately.-->
 
* The Freedom Staff's description references [[Wikipedia:Kofi Annan|Kofi Annan]], a former Secretary-General of the United Nations.
 
* The Freedom Staff's description references [[Wikipedia:Kofi Annan|Kofi Annan]], a former Secretary-General of the United Nations.
* The Freedom Staff was originally created as a promo for Rome:Total War, and was exclusive to the Soldier. <ref>http://facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1214614&p=37843835&viewfull=1#post37843835</ref>
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* The Freedom Staff was originally created as a promotional item for ''Rome: Total War'' and exclusive to the [[Soldier]]. <ref>[http://facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1214614&p=37843835&viewfull=1#post37843835 Facepunch forums.]</ref>
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* The weapon description states that the staff tip is made of gold. However, most Roman staff tips were made of bronze and silver, not gold. <ref>[[w:Aquila_(Roman)|Aquila (Roman)]] on [[w:Main Page|Wikipedia]]</ref>
  
 
== Gallery ==
 
== Gallery ==
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File:Freedom Staff Sniper 1st person.png|[[Sniper]] first-person view.
 
File:Freedom Staff Sniper 1st person.png|[[Sniper]] first-person view.
 
File:Total War - Promotional Image.png|Promotional image featuring all the ''Total War'' items.
 
File:Total War - Promotional Image.png|Promotional image featuring all the ''Total War'' items.
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File:Steamworkshop tf2 tw eagle thumb thumb.jpg|Steam Workshop thumbnail for the Freedom Staff.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
 
== See also ==
 
* [[Distinguished Rogue]]
 
* [[Foppish Physician]]
 
* [[K-9 Mane]]
 
* [[King of Scotland Cape]]
 
* [[Menpo]]
 
* [[Stovepipe Sniper Shako]]
 
  
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
 
<references />
 
<references />
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== See also ==
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*[[Scout strategy#Bat + reskins|Freedom Staff strategy (Scout)]]
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*[[Soldier strategy#Shovel + reskins|Freedom Staff strategy (Soldier)]]
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*[[Pyro strategy#Fire Axe + reskins|Freedom Staff strategy (Pyro)]]
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*[[Demoman strategy#Bottle + reskins|Freedom Staff strategy (Demoman)]]
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*[[Heavy strategy#Fists + reskins|Freedom Staff strategy (Heavy)]]
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*[[Medic strategy#Bonesaw + reskins|Freedom Staff strategy (Medic)]]
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*[[Sniper strategy#Kukri + reskins|Freedom Staff strategy (Sniper)]]
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* [[Total War Master Collection]]
  
 
{{Allweapons Nav}}
 
{{Allweapons Nav}}
 
{{Promo nav}}
 
{{Promo nav}}
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[[Category:Reskins]]

Latest revision as of 06:15, 2 September 2019

The eagle has landed! On my head!
The Soldier being bludgeoned by eagle-topped sticks

The Freedom Staff is a community-created promotional melee weapon for all classes with the exception of the Engineer and the Spy. It is an aquila with a splintered end. Topping the staff is a golden depiction of an eagle.

This weapon functions identically to the wielder's default melee weapon.

It was awarded in Genuine quality to players who purchased the Total War Master Collection. Owning all of the games in the collection also granted the Freedom Staff.

The Freedom Staff was later contributed to the Steam Workshop, at Valve's request.

Damage and function times

Leaderboard class scout.png Scout

See also: Damage
Identical to: Bat
Damage and function times
Damage type Melee
Ranged or Melee damage? Melee
Damage
Base damage 100% 35
Critical 105
Mini-crit 47
Function times
Attack interval 0.5 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.
Leaderboard class soldier.png Soldier
Leaderboard class pyro.png Pyro
Leaderboard class demoman.png Demoman
Leaderboard class heavy.png Heavy
Leaderboard class medic.png Medic
Leaderboard class sniper.png Sniper
See also: Damage
Identical to: Bonesaw, Bottle, Fire Axe, Fists, Kukri, Shovel
Damage and function times
Damage type Melee
Ranged or Melee damage? Melee
Damage
Base damage 100% 65
Critical 195
Mini-crit 88
Function times
Attack interval 0.8 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.

Demonstration

Crafting

See also: Crafting

Blueprint

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
Class Token - Soldier Slot Token - Melee Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Soldier.png + Item icon Slot Token - Melee.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Equalizer.png Item icon Pain Train.png Item icon Half-Zatoichi.png Item icon Disciplinary Action.png
Item icon Market Gardener.png Item icon Escape Plan.png Item icon Freedom Staff.png Item icon Ham Shank.png
Item icon Bat Outta Hell.png Item icon Conscientious Objector.png
Class Token - Pyro Slot Token - Melee Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Pyro.png + Item icon Slot Token - Melee.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Axtinguisher.png Item icon Homewrecker.png Item icon Back Scratcher.png Item icon Powerjack.png
Item icon Sharpened Volcano Fragment.png Item icon Maul.png Item icon Postal Pummeler.png Item icon Third Degree.png
Item icon Lollichop.png Item icon Neon Annihilator.png Item icon Freedom Staff.png Item icon Ham Shank.png
Item icon Bat Outta Hell.png Item icon Conscientious Objector.png
Class Token - Demoman Slot Token - Melee Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Demoman.png + Item icon Slot Token - Melee.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Eyelander.png Item icon Scotsman's Skullcutter.png Item icon Ullapool Caber.png Item icon Claidheamh Mòr.png
Item icon Pain Train.png Item icon Half-Zatoichi.png Item icon Persian Persuader.png Item icon Nessie's Nine Iron.png
Item icon Scottish Handshake.png Item icon Freedom Staff.png Item icon Ham Shank.png Item icon Bat Outta Hell.png
Item icon Conscientious Objector.png
Class Token - Heavy Slot Token - Melee Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Heavy.png + Item icon Slot Token - Melee.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Killing Gloves of Boxing.png Item icon Gloves of Running Urgently.png Item icon Warrior's Spirit.png Item icon Fists of Steel.png
Item icon Eviction Notice.png Item icon Apoco-Fists.png Item icon Holiday Punch.png Item icon Freedom Staff.png
Item icon Ham Shank.png Item icon Bat Outta Hell.png Item icon Conscientious Objector.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
Class Token - Sniper Slot Token - Melee Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Sniper.png + Item icon Slot Token - Melee.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Tribalman's Shiv.png Item icon Bushwacka.png Item icon Shahanshah.png Item icon Freedom Staff.png
Item icon Ham Shank.png Item icon Bat Outta Hell.png Item icon Conscientious Objector.png

Related achievements

Leaderboard class soldier.png Soldier

Trench Warfare
Trench Warfare
Kill your nemesis with a shovel.

Leaderboard class pyro.png Pyro

Clearcutter
Clearcutter
Kill 6 people with your axe in one life.


Freezer Burn
Freezer Burn
Provide enemies with freezecam shots of each of your taunts.
Lumberjack
Lumberjack
Kill 3 people with your axe in one life.

Leaderboard class demoman.png Demoman

The Scottish Play
The Scottish Play
Get a melee kill while sticky jumping.

Leaderboard class heavy.png Heavy

Communist Mani-Fisto
Communist Mani-Fisto
Kill an enemy with a critical punch.

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.

Leaderboard class sniper.png Sniper

Be Polite
Be Polite
Provide an enemy with a freezecam shot of you doffing your hat.


Jarate Chop
Jarate Chop
Use your Kukri to kill 3 enemies doused in your Jarate.
Kook the Spook
Kook the Spook
Kill 10 Spies with your Kukri.

Update history

September 27, 2012 Patch

  • The Freedom Staff was added to the game.

October 9, 2012 Patch

  • Updated materials/models for the Freedom Staff.
  • [Undocumented] The Freedom Staff is now tradable, craftable and added to the Mann Co. Store.

October 31, 2013 Patch

  • Fixed broken melee animations for some all-class weapons.

November 10, 2014 Patch

  • Updated the Freedom Staff so Halloween Spells can be applied to it.

Bugs

  • The golden eagle at the top of the staff does not glow when crit boosted.

Trivia

  • The Freedom Staff's description references Kofi Annan, a former Secretary-General of the United Nations.
  • The Freedom Staff was originally created as a promotional item for Rome: Total War and exclusive to the Soldier. [1]
  • The weapon description states that the staff tip is made of gold. However, most Roman staff tips were made of bronze and silver, not gold. [2]

Gallery

References

  1. Facepunch forums.
  2. Aquila (Roman) on Wikipedia

See also