Snack Attack

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The silhouette shows that the Snack Attack can be applied to the building.
A level 3 Sentry being sapped.
Gotcha, crouton.
The Soldier finding a half-eaten Sentry

The Snack Attack is a building weapon for the Spy. It resembles a broken Sapper, with wrapped copper wires and several rods suspending a bread monster in the center, which snaps at the player when the item is in use.

This weapon functions identically to the Sapper, however, when placed on an enemy Engineer's building, the monster clamps its teeth down on it and flails its body while destroying the building. This effect is purely cosmetic and does not deal additional damage to the enemy building.

Damage and function times

See also: Damage
Identical to: Sapper
Damage and function times
Base damage 100% 25 / s
Function times
Recharge time
15 s
Building destroy time
Level 1:
6.00 s
Level 2:
7.20 s
Level 3:
8.64 s
4.00 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.


Strange variant

Strange ranks

Rank Buildings Sapped Name
0 0 Strange
1 3 Unremarkable
2 9 Scarcely Shocking
3 15 Mildly Magnetizing
4 21 Somewhat Inducting
5 30 Unfortunate
6 42 Notably Deleterious
7 54 Sufficiently Ruinous
8 69 Truly Conducting
9 84 Spectacularly Pseudoful
10 105 Ion-Spattered
11 150 Wickedly Dynamizing
12 225 Positively Plasmatic
13 299 Totally Ordinary
14 300 Circuit-Melting
15 450 Nullity-Inducing
16 750 Server-Clearing
17 1500 Epic
18 2250 Legendary
19 2345 Australian
20 2550 Mann Co. Select

Related achievements

Leaderboard class pyro.png Pyro

Ignite 5 Spies who have a sapper on a friendly building.

Leaderboard class demoman.png Demoman

Spynal Tap
Spynal Tap
Kill 20 Spies within 5 seconds of them sapping a friendly building.

Leaderboard class engineer.png Engineer

Fistful of Sappers
Fistful of Sappers
Destroy 25 sappers on buildings built by other team members.

Get Along!
Get Along!
Manage to get to, and then remove, a sapper placed on your building while you were several meters away.
Quick Draw
Quick Draw
Kill a Spy and two sappers within 10 seconds.

Leaderboard class spy.png Spy

Joint Operation
Joint Operation
Sap an enemy Sentry Gun within 3 seconds of a teammate sapping another.

Sap Auteur
Sap Auteur
Destroy 1000 Engineer buildings with sappers.
Sap an enemy building, then backstab the Engineer who built it within 5 seconds.

The Man with the Broken Guns
The Man with the Broken Guns
Backstab an Engineer, then sap 3 of his buildings within 10 seconds.

Mvm navicon.png Mann vs. Machievements

Sly Voltage
Sly Voltage
As a Spy, sap 10 robots at once.

Update history

June 18, 2014 Patch (Love & War Update)

  • The Snack Attack was added to the game.

July 8, 2014 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Removed the unused Snack Attack model.

September 17, 2014 Patch

  • Added the Limited attribute to the Snack Attack.

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

  • Decreased the damage penalty on Sentry Guns sapped by the Spy from -66% to -33% (i.e. shooting a Sentry the Spy sapped with a Revolver is now more effective).

October 10, 2019 Patch (Scream Fortress 2019)

  • Fixed the Snack Attack not playing a timer sound while attached to buildings.

March 30, 2023 Patch

  • Fixed an exploit related to using the Snack Attack to block the movement of other entities.


  • The attribute Place on enemy buildings to disable and slowly drain away its health. Placing a Sapper does not remove your disguise is missing.


See also