Community Eyeaduct strategy

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Basic Information
Map type: King of the Hill
File name: koth_viaduct_event
Released: October 27, 2011 Patch
(Very Scary Halloween Special)
Variants: Viaduct
Developer(s): Valve
Map Info
Environment: Halloween
Setting: Nighttime, overcast
Hazards: Pumpkin bombs, Ghosts,
Hazards (Underworld): Health drain (Purgatory),
Pumpkin bombs (Purgatory),
Deadly waters,
Area Explosion (Loot Island)
Bot support: Yes
Map Items
Healthico.png Health Kits: Healthpie.png ×6
Ammoico.png Ammo Boxes: Mediumammo.png ×6
TF2 crosshair.png Special: Gargoyle Ghost.png   •   Pumpkin.png
Map Photos
Loading screen photos.
Map Overview
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This article is about strategy specific to the Halloween variant of Viaduct. For strategy specific to the standard variant, see Community Viaduct strategy.

This article is about Community Eyeaduct strategy.

Note: It is recommended to read the main Eyeaduct article first to become familiar with the names of key map locations used in this article.

General Map Strategy

This Halloween map features pumpkin bombs, Halloween pumpkins, Ghosts, and the Soul Gargoyle; see Community Halloween maps strategy.

  • This map is almost identical to Viaduct, so many strategies that work there will also work here.
  • Be wary of the ghosts that travel across the map, as their stun can leave you vulnerable.
  • The game announces whenever a player leaves the Underworld with a bell toll and a message on the text chat. Those notifications can be useful for deciding when it's not a good idea to stand in the open, where invulnerable enemies run through.
  • Players in the Underworld are still vulnerable to attack. Be wary of those who might target you or the pumpkin bombs near you while on the chain of islands, and don't let down your guard while waiting for the cage on Loot Island to lower, as enemies may take the opportunity to deny you your Bombinomicon and buffs.
  • After killing MONOCULUS, if you notice much of the enemy team heading to Loot Island, use this opportunity to secure the point in your favor.
    • Alternatively, having a large number of your team going to Loot Island can be effective, as though you might lose the point temporarily, the speed, strength, and health boosts given after you exit the Underworld can allow you to annihilate the enemy team.

General MONOCULUS Strategy

  • Unlike other later MONOCULUS situations, truce is called as long as MONOCULUS is on the map.
  • The ability to capture the point will be postponed as long as MONOCULUS is alive so focus on killing it. A large group attacking at once can drain MONOCULUS' health rapidly.
  • Do not use melee weapons. MONOCULUS flies and/or hovers across sections of the map out of the range of almost all melee weapons.
  • Players that survive the Underworld can use their invulnerable state to stun MONOCULUS.
  • A critical hit on MONOCULUS makes him angry, causing him to fire three critical projectiles in a row that move at the speed of Liberty Launcher rockets.
    • Use cover from map structures if you are close to it when it gets angry.
    • When possible, stun him while he is angry to give yourselves breathing room.
  • Be sure that you are healed up and have full ammunition as MONOCULUS is about to leave or die.
  • In this particular KOTH arrangement, Engineers tend to build up or move up their positions during each truce. However, everyone has free reign of the map during a truce; so, use this situation to note where the enemy Buildings are located.
    • When the opportunity presents itself, stand next to enemy buildings while you shoot at MONOCULUS, and avoid your own team's buildings for the same reason.
    • As MONOCULUS gets close to either leaving or being destroyed, set up attacks you can make the moment the truce ends or prepare to thwart enemies attempting to do the same against your Engineers.

Class-specific MONOCULUS Strategy

See also: MONOCULUS match-ups
Class Strategy
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Pictogram info.png Playing as Scout allows you to evade MONOCULUS's attacks more easily than other classes due to your agility and ability to double and triple jump.

Pictogram info.png Hit-and-run tactics are a necessity when attacking MONOCULUS.

Pictogram info.png The Scout's agility, double and triple jumps allow him to enter into and survive the underworld with more ease than other classes.

Pictogram plus.png Bonk! Atomic Punch will allow you to survive MONOCULUS' eyeball projectiles for a short time, and can use knock back to escape.

Pictogram plus.png Because base damage is retained at all ranges when attacking MONOCULUS, the Scattergun will deal the most damage to it, provided you can move to around medium range to ensure you don't partially miss your shots.

Pictogram plus.png The Pistol can be effective against MONOCULUS as base damage remains the same when attacking it. This will allow you to do more damage from a longer range than normal.

Pictogram plus.png The Shortstop allows you to deal a good amount of damage at medium-range.

Pictogram plus.png The Soda Popper is an good weapon to use as MONOCULUS as you have higher mobility with the extra jumps.

Pictogram minus.png Do not use Crit-a-Cola against MONOCULUS. Your attacks will deal no extra damage and will make it easier for MONOCULUS to kill you.

Pictogram minus.png The Sandman's baseball, Wrap Assassin's bauble and the Fan O'War are ineffective against MONOCULUS as it cannot be stunned by baseballs, cannot bleed or be marked for death, respectively.

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Pictogram info.png  Rocket jumping is a viable method of evading MONOCULUS' projectiles.

Pictogram plus.png  A Kritzkrieg ÜberCharge will allow a skilled Soldier to make short work of MONOCULUS, as a pack of critical rockets and Shotgun shells will take a large chunk of its health away.

Pictogram plus.png  The Direct Hit is probably the Soldier's best primary weapon to use against MONOCULUS. The projectiles are fast and do high damage, and MONOCULUS is large enough for you not to worry too much about missing it.

Pictogram plus.png  The Shotgun can be effective against MONOCULUS as base damage remains the same when attacking it. This will allow you to do more damage from a longer range than normal.

Pictogram minus.png  None of Soldier's banners charge upon hitting MONOCULUS.

Pictogram minus.png Charging MONOCULUS with the Equalizer at very low health will only be effective if the enemy team is not around and MONOCULUS is stunned, as your crits will deal around 300 damage. Otherwise, it's a risky strategy.

Pictogram minus.png The Reserve Shooter will not mini-crit against MONOCULUS so this is not recommended.

Pictogram minus.png The Black Box does not award health upon hitting MONOCULUS and is a considerable drawback when its reduced ammo is taken into account.

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Pictogram info.png The Pyro is the best class to use against MONOCULUS. The Dragon's Fury can output unreal damage per second and the Powerjack allows the Pyro to quickly get through the Underworld.

Pictogram info.png  A skilled Pyro may be able to effectively attack MONOCULUS by using air blasts to reflect MONOCULUS's projectiles back at it. However, unless MONOCULUS is angry these projectiles will travel slowly and will often miss their target. Even if they land, they will additionally enrage MONOCULUS which can make it more detrimental than helpful to airblast his projectiles..

Pictogram info.png The Pyro can take up a support role, keeping projectiles from hitting teammates

Pictogram plus.png The Dragon's Fury works incredibly well against MONOCULUS. Its base damage is 75, and it has incredibly quick follow-up shots.

Pictogram plus.png The Powerjack can allow the Pyro to close the gap between them and MONOCULUS and can make it easier to escape the Underworld to stun MONOCULUS.

Pictogram plus.png The Backburner can be moderately effective if MONOCULUS is distracted.

Pictogram plus.png The Shotgun can be effective against MONOCULUS as base damage remains the same when attacking it. This will allow you to do more damage from a longer range than normal.

Pictogram plus.png When emerging from the underworld, you can use a crit-boosted Flare Gun, Detonator, or Scorch Shot to tag MONOCULUS from a distance, stunning him for others to attack. If MONOCULUS is close enough, you can rush in while he's stunned and attack with your flamethrower, then jump in the portal he leaves behind and repeat.

Pictogram minus.png  The Phlogistinator is not recommended, as the lack of airblast makes it ineffective.

Pictogram minus.png The Reserve Shooter will not mini-crit against MONOCULUS so this is not recommended.

Pictogram minus.png The Flare Gun and the Detonator are possibly some of the worst weapons to use against MONOCULUS as he cannot catch on fire. Only the minimal flare impact damage will register.

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Pictogram info.png It is possible to briefly dodge MONOCULUS's projectiles by charging with the Chargin' Targe or Splendid Screen in a single direction across open ground.

Pictogram plus.png If you can anticipate when MONOCULUS is going to spawn, you could potentially use the Scottish Resistance to deal massive damage to MONOCULUS as he is spawning. This does not work past level 1, however, as he destroys stickybombs near him on at level 2 and higher.

Pictogram plus.png Direct hits with the Grenade Launcher or Loch-n-Load will cause large amounts of damage to MONOCULUS, so it is advisable to lead your shots slightly to ensure they connect. This strategy is especially effective with a Kritzkrieg ÜberCharge.

Pictogram minus.png Stickybombs are almost rendered completely ineffective against MONOCULUS as it is generally flying too high or teleporting too quickly to set up a trap. However, a skilled Demoman may be able to arc his shot so it can be detonated to do max damage.

Pictogram minus.png Using the Sticky Jumper and trying to hit MONOCULUS from above is VERY risky. This can be done with the Ullapool Caber as a suicide bombing, but is not recommended.

Pictogram minus.png Attempting the above strategy with the Scottish Resistance is extremely difficult due to the slower arming time of the bombs. It is definitely not recommended.

Pictogram minus.png Demoknights are not recommended as they cannot effectively reach MONOCULUS unless it has been stunned or is near the ground.

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Pictogram info.png The Heavy is an ineffective choice against MONOCULUS. MONOCULUS has a passive damage resistance to miniguns, and the Heavy is unable to dodge MONOCULUS's projectiles.

Pictogram info.png Be aware that the Heavy has no real means of effectively dodging MONOCULUS' projectiles, but can withstand at least one direct hit from a critical projectile (granting the player the Crock Block achievement). Nonetheless, the Heavy should be relying on the Gloves of Running Urgently to escape in such situations.

Pictogram plus.png A Heavy/Medic pair can camp the control point while building up a Kritzkrieg ÜberCharge. The damage resulting from such an attack is usually enough to deal extremely high levels of damage to MONOCULUS. Be ready to escape though, as MONOCULUS will not only be angered, but it will make you both its primary target.

Pictogram plus.png The Sandvich is recommended, as it can save your teammates, and especially your Medic.

Pictogram minus.png The Buffalo Steak Sandvich is not recommended except to attempt quick getaways.

Pictogram minus.png The Shotgun should rarely be used, as the time between shots and damage spread mean you will always get more damage from your primary weapon. Nonetheless, if you have run out of ammunition for your primary weapon, remember that base damage remains constant while attacking MONOCULUS, so you can use the Shotgun effectively from further ranges than normal.

Pictogram minus.png The Brass Beast, even with a Kritzkrieg ÜberCharge, is only recommended if MONOCULUS is already busy, as your extremely sluggish movement will tempt even the enemy team to focus on you and make you an easy target for an angry MONOCULUS's projectiles.

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Pictogram info.png The Engineer can output the most DPS out of all of the classes by using a wrangled Sentry Gun. This is inadvisable, however, because MONOCULUS can teleport away from the Sentry Gun, preventing it from being able to do any damage to MONOCULUS.

Pictogram info.png MONOCULUS will attack anything within his range - this includes players and buildings. Keep in mind that wrangled Sentry Guns can survive a few projectile hits, allowing you and your team to profit from the distraction. Don't rely on them too much though; it only takes one or two salvos of MONOCULUS' projectiles to destroy an entire sentry nest.

Pictogram plus.png The Widowmaker can deal a constant stream of damage because of its metal-on-hit mechanic.

Pictogram plus.png Sentry Guns will target MONOCULUS even when it is outside their normal range.

Pictogram plus.png Because Sentry Guns never deal critical hits (except mini-crits, which do not affect MONOCULUS), your Sentry Gun can be an effective way to deal damage to MONOCULUS without angering it. Use the Wrangler for maximum damage.

Pictogram plus.png The Shotgun and Pistol can both be effective against MONOCULUS as their base damage remains the same when attacking it. This will allow you to do more damage from a longer range than normal.

Pictogram plus.png  The Short Circuit is able to protect the Engineer as it is able to destroy MONOCULUS's projectiles.

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Pictogram info.png Use your ÜberCharge on a teammate so they can attack MONOCULUS. While MONOCULUS will ignore invulnerable individuals for as long as possible, keep in mind that it will attempt to target you if you are in range.

Pictogram info.png If you do not have an ÜberCharge ready, it is best advised to stay away and build one up.

Pictogram info.png If using a Kritzkrieg ÜberCharge to attack MONOCULUS, be ready for a quick escape, as MONOCULUS will not only be angered but it will make you and your buddy its primary targets.

Pictogram info.png Most of the Medic's weapons are relatively ineffective, so the Medic should be reserved to a support role.

Pictogram minus.png It is not very helpful to use the Quick-Fix against MONOCULUS. Its enhanced healing power will not be enough to survive MONOCULUS' deadly eyeball projectiles.

Pictogram minus.png An ÜberCharged pair can be rendered largely ineffective by a wandering ghost.

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Pictogram info.png The basic Sniper Rifle has medium effectiveness against MONOCULUS, as headshots do not deal extra damage. However, charging shots is still worthwhile as the damage will properly scale against MONOCULUS. The Machina will deal slightly more damage in this regard.

Pictogram info.png The extra range that the Sniper class exhibits can allow the player to attack while far outside MONOCULUS' attack range. This however, will make it more difficult to travel to the Underworld to acquire the Bombinomicon or the speed, strength, and health boosts.

Pictogram plus.png The Sydney Sleeper's faster charge rate makes it more useful than the standard Sniper Rifle, as MONOCULUS is immune to headshots.

Pictogram minus.png Jarate does not affect MONOCULUS.

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Pictogram info.png The Dead Ringer's feign death ability will allow you to survive one hit per use, giving the Spy more survivability against MONOCULUS.

Pictogram plus.png The Revolver and the Enforcer are the most viable weapons to use, although it should only be used against MONOCULUS if it is focused on another player.

Pictogram minus.png The Spy is rather ineffective against MONOCULUS as a Backstab is near impossible to land and will not result in an instant death or a critical hit, and does not contribute significant damage.

Pictogram minus.png As with any other on-hit effect weapons, Your Eternal Reward, Conniver's Kunai and the Big Earner will not grant you a bonus upon getting the last hit on MONOCULUS and should be avoided.