Unarmed Combat

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Good hands, buddy!
The Scout to the Spy

The Unarmed Combat is a melee weapon for the Scout. It is the limp right arm of a team specific Spy, with a ripped glove and a protruding bone that serves as a handle.

This weapon functions similarly to the Holy Mackerel. However, it will display the phrase 'ARM KILL!' instead of 'FISH KILL!', and does not qualify as a piece of the Special Delivery item set.

The Unarmed Combat was contributed to the Steam Workshop.

Damage and function times

See also: Damage
Identical to: Bat
Damage and function times
Base damage 100% 35
Point blank 30-40
Critical 105
Mini-crit 40-54
Function times
Attack interval 0.5 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.



See also: Crafting


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

Update history

October 27, 2011 Patch (Very Scary Halloween Special)

  • The Unarmed Combat was added to the game.

June 27, 2012 Patch (Pyromania Update)

  • Fixed The Unarmed Combat's taunt not working
  • The Unarmed Combat's color now matches the team using it


  • Upon hitting a Spy with the Dead Ringer out, the kill feed will not display 'ARM KILL!'. Instead, it will add to the number of times hit, thus notifying the player of the Spy's remaining presence.
  • After 24 hits on a single target, the weapon will no longer broadcast a hit announcement in the kill feed.
  • The Unarmed Combat does not glow when crit-boosted.
  • When hitting with the Unarmed Combat it will sometimes bend the wrist backwards or bend the elbow straight down.
  • If you assist an arm kill, it will not be highlighted in your kill feed like your other kills and assists.
  • This item's level does not show up in the backpack or loadout. This is because the item type is assigned to a text string that does not exist.


  • The description is a pun on the phrase "lending a hand" which means to help with a job or task.
  • According to the Steam Workshop, it was the creator's intention for the weapon to be of the enemy team's colour, so the RED Scout would be holding the arm of a BLU Spy, and vice versa.


See also