Cloak and Dagger

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This article is about the unlockable PDA weapon. For other uses, see Cloak (disambiguation).
All historians agree that George Washington's greatest regret was not being permanently invisible. Now you can succeed where the man who invented America failed!
Cloak and Dagger publicity blurb

The Cloak and Dagger is an unlockable PDA weapon for the Spy. It is an advanced cloaking device disguised as a digital watch with a golden case and a crocodile leather wristband.

This weapon functions similarly to the Invis Watch, but the cloak meter drains based on movement speed, rather than at a set rate over time. In addition, the Cloak and Dagger has the ability to recharge the cloak meter while cloaked by remaining stationary; as long as the Spy is not moving, the recharge rate is the same as when uncloaked, being 100% faster than the Invis Watch.

The Cloak and Dagger's cloak drain rate depends on the velocity at which the Spy is moving. It has a 50% faster maximum drain rate than the Invis Watch, assuming the Spy is constantly running forwards. Running backwards, swimming, or crouching reduces the rate, while moving through the air slightly increases the rate. Increasing or decreasing the Spy's base movement speed, such as with a kill with the Big Earner or a friendly Soldier's Disciplinary Action, does not affect the drain rate. The Cloak and Dagger does not automatically uncloak if the meter runs out, but instead has the Spy remain partially cloaked, similarly to the "flicker" when touching an enemy. The Cloak meter does not recharge underwater, unless the player is not currently using their cloak.

The Cloak and Dagger's battery cannot be replenished by picking up ammo crates while cloaked; picking up ammo crates while uncloaked still refills the meter, albeit at a reduced rate compared to the Invis Watch.

The Cloak and Dagger is automatically given to any player who obtains 11 Spy achievements.

Function times

Function times (in seconds)
Cloak maximum duration
6.6 s
9.3 s
5.0 s
8.0 s
7.7 s
10.7 s
5.8 s
9.2 s
10.4 s
14.6 s
7.8 s
12.6 s
58.8 s
82.3 s
44.2 s
70.7 s
Cloak fade time
1.0 s
1.0 s
Decloak fade time
2.0 s
1.8 s
Recharge time 15.0 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.



See also: Crafting


Class Token - Spy Slot Token - PDA2 Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Spy.png + Item icon Slot Token - PDA2.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Cloak and Dagger.png Item icon Dead Ringer.png Item icon Quackenbirdt.png

As a crafting ingredient

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

Strange variant

Strange ranks

Rank Seconds cloaked Name
0 0 Strange
1 200 Unremarkable
2 500 Scarcely Shocking
3 900 Mildly Magnetizing
4 1337 Somewhat Inducting
5 2000 Unfortunate
6 2700 Notably Deleterious
7 3500 Sufficiently Ruinous
8 4500 Truly Conducting
9 5500 Spectacularly Pseudoful
10 7000 Ion-Spattered
11 9000 Wickedly Dynamizing
12 12000 Positively Plasmatic
13 16000 Totally Ordinary
14 21337 Circuit-Melting
15 35000 Nullity-Inducing
16 58007 Server-Clearing
17 90000 Epic
18 120000 Legendary
19 140000 Australian
20 160000 Mann Co. Select

Related achievements

Leaderboard class pyro.png Pyro

Spontaneous Combustion
Spontaneous Combustion
Ignite 10 cloaked Spies.

Leaderboard class demoman.png Demoman

Shorn Connery
Shorn Connery
Decapitate a cloaked Spy.

Leaderboard class heavy.png Heavy

Spyalectical Materialism
Spyalectical Materialism
Kill or assist in killing 10 cloaked Spies.

Leaderboard class engineer.png Engineer

Search Engine
Search Engine
Kill 3 cloaked Spies with a sentry gun under control of your Wrangler.

Leaderboard class sniper.png Sniper

Shoot the Breeze
Shoot the Breeze
Kill a fully invisible Spy in a single hit.
Jarring Transition
Jarring Transition
Use Jarate to reveal a cloaked Spy.

Leaderboard class spy.png Spy

Burn Notice
Burn Notice
Survive 30 seconds after being ignited while cloaked.

Deep Undercover
Deep Undercover
While using the Cloak and Dagger, kill the same enemy 3 times, all within the same area in a single life.
Spies Like Us
Spies Like Us
While cloaked, bump into an enemy cloaked Spy.

Update history

May 21, 2009 Patch (Sniper vs. Spy Update)
  • The Cloak and Dagger was added to the game.

June 23, 2009 Patch

  • The Cloak and Dagger now always regenerates at its intended rate. Previously it only regenerated at the correct rate when the Spy was cloaked.
  • Increased the Cloak and Dagger's regeneration rate slightly.
  • Capped the rate of energy loss from moving faster than run speed (falling / air toss) while cloaked with the Cloak and Dagger.

July 14, 2009 Patch

  • Fixed the Cloak and Dagger not regenerating at the correct rate.

December 18, 2009 Patch

  • Fixed the Spy's unlockables watches using the wrong consume/recharge rates.

September 30, 2010 Patch (Mann-Conomy Update)

November 12, 2013 Patch

March 12, 2015 Patch

July 2, 2015 Patch #1 (Gun Mettle Update)

  • Changed attribute:
    • Can now pick up ammo kits for cloak meter while visible.
    • Cloak gain from ammo pickup is 35% less when compare with Invis Watch.

December 17, 2015 Patch (Tough Break Update)

  • Updated weapon description to better detail functionality.
  • The HUD 'Cloak' meter now displays 'MOTION' when Cloak and Dagger is equipped.


  • Activating the watch upon round start sometimes causes the Spy using the watch to not hold it up.
  • Moving while cloaked and with an empty meter can sometimes cause the game to play the decloak sound very loudly.


  • "Cloak and dagger" is a phrase referring to acts of stealth and secrecy. It originated from the French phrase "de cape et d'épée", meaning "of cloak and sword". This term describes characters in theatrical productions who quite literally wore these items as part of their costumes.
    • The phrase was previously referenced as "uncloak and dagger", the Spy's job description in Trailer 2.


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