Guitar Smash

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The Engineer

The Guitar Smash, also known as Dischord, is a kill taunt that activates upon taunting with the Frontier Justice equipped. The Engineer pulls out his trusty guitar, plays a chord, and then bashes it over the head of any enemy slow, unaware, or unfortunate enough to be in the way, breaking the guitar.

Upon a successful hit, the enemy's head will appear to be pounded into their chest. This Guitar Smash taunt has a long range (128 Hammer Units, past which it has no effect), making it capable of killing an enemy standing on the Engineer's head if he was looking at the enemy at the time the taunt was initiated. The range, however, does not extend below as it will not kill an enemy the Engineer is standing on.

As with most kill taunts, this taunt can be used to kill enemy players during humiliation and stalemates.

Damage and function times

See also: Damage
Damage and function times
Damage type Melee
Ranged or Melee damage? Melee
Point blank 500
Medium range N/A
Long range N/A
Mini-crit 675
Function times
Taunt duration 4.3 s [1]
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.

Related achievements

Leaderboard class engineer.png Engineer

Honky Tonk Man
Honky Tonk Man
Smash an enemy player's head in with your guitar.
Six-String Stinger
Six-String Stinger
Provide an enemy player with a freeze cam of your guitar playing skills.

Update history

July 8, 2010 Patch (Engineer Update)

  • The Guitar Smash taunt was added to the game.


  • In world view, other players may see the Engineer playing the Frontier Justice as a guitar instead of the actual guitar itself. This also occurs in freeze cams, but it does not occur in client view.
  • If the server variable tf_allow_taunt_switch is set to 1 or 2, several guitar gibs will fall out of the player as soon as they start the taunt and quick-switch away from the Frontier Justice. Constantly switching weapons will cause a flood of guitar parts to fall from the player. These guitar parts can only be seen in client view.



See also