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I promise you: pain without end.
The Heavy heralding the apocalypse

The Apoco-Fists are a promotional melee weapon for the Heavy. They appear as a pair of black, gold-lined, slightly glowing diamond-studded boxing gloves with a skull emblem on each middle finger.

This weapon functions identically to the Fists, but with an added cosmetic function: any enemies killed by a critical hit or mini-crit will be gibbed.

Taunting with the Apoco-Fists equipped will perform the Showdown kill taunt. If under the effects of a critical or mini-crit boost, the Showdown taunt will also gib enemies.

The Apoco-Fists was awarded in Genuine quality to players who pre-ordered Saints Row: The Third on Steam before November 15, 2011.

Damage and function times

See also: Damage
Identical to: Fists
Damage and function times
Damage type Melee
Ranged or Melee damage? Melee
Base damage 100% 65
Critical 195
Mini-crit 88
Function times
Attack interval 0.8 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.


Strange variant


See also: Crafting


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

Related achievements

Leaderboard class heavy.png Heavy

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

Leaderboard class medic.png Medic

Blunt Trauma
Blunt Trauma
Assist in punching 2 enemies with a single ÜberCharge on a Heavy.

Update history

November 10, 2011 Patch

  • The Apoco-Fists were added to the game.

November 16, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed a bug that made the Apoco-Fists craftable before the promotion was over.

November 23, 2011 Patch

  • Updated the Apoco-Fists so they can be crafted and traded.
  • [Undocumented] Updated the Apoco-Fists to be giftable.

April 1, 2014 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Fixed crit boosted glow not showing.

March 12, 2015 Patch


  • The design of this item is similar to the gloves worn by Killbane from Saints Row: The Third.
  • The name Apoco-Fists is a play on the word "apocalypse", a secular term for the end of the world.
    • The description references the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, depicted in mythology as the harbingers of the Last Judgement, more specifically in Christian religion.
  • This item is known as "The Apoca-Fist" in Saints Row: The Third.
  • Apoco-Fists crafted before the November 16, 2011 Patch do not have craft numbers.
  • Along with a few other games, Saints Row: The Third was not available for pre-order in the United Kingdom, making this item unobtainable in Genuine quality in that region.


See also