Soul Gargoyle

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The Soul Gargoyle is an item that grants access to Merasmissions and allows players to use the Halloween Transmute feature. The Soul Gargoyle was initially available during the Scream Fortress 2015 event, and returned during Scream Fortress 2016. All players logging in to Team Fortress 2 during these events receive a Soul Gargoyle.

This backpack item also "collects souls" representing kills and other points the player scores. On Halloween maps, these collected souls appear as spooky white traces flying to the player from the bodies of slain victims, captured points, pushed carts, or other sources. Translucent green pickup versions randomly spawn on all Halloween maps (except MVM Ghost Town) to be found and picked up by owning players, collecting several additional souls all at once.

Ranks

During Halloween events only, the collected souls are counted by the backpack item; similar to Strange Weapons; thus, the Soul Gargoyle in the backpack has a range of ranks that increase as the player collects souls.

Rank Souls Collected Name
0 0 Sad
1 666 Silly
2 1337 Sneering
3 2000 Happy
4 4000 Pleased
5 6000 Delighted
6 8000 Cheerful
7 10000 Joyous
8 12000 Dignified
9 14000 Proud
10 16000 Noble
11 18000 Honored
12 20000 Exalted
13 22000 Breathtaking
14 24000 Outrageous
15 26000 Spectacular
16 28000 Majestic
17 30000 Epic
18 32000 Legendary
19 34000 Australian
20 36000 Merasmus's Own

Leveling Up

The backpack model of the Soul Gargoyle improves as its rank increases through the first 4 ranks; the Soul Gargoyle starts at Stone quality and levels up with the following ranks:

Level 1
(0 Souls)
Soul Gargoyle The Stone Sad Soul Gargoyle holds a skull.
Level 2
(666 Souls)
Soul Gargoyle Bronze The Bronze Silly Soul Gargoyle holds a twelve-sided die. The sides consist of a Swan emblem, the nine class emblems, a Saxton Hale emblem, and a cigarette emblem (signifying the Administrator).
Level 3
(1337 Souls)
Soul Gargoyle Silver The Silver Sneering Soul Gargoyle holds the talking pumpkin from the Gargoyles & Gravel comic.
Level 4
(2000 Souls)
Soul Gargoyle Gold The Australium Happy Soul Gargoyle holds a pile of "Gargoyles and Gravel" books, with the topmost one being the Gravel Master's Handbook.
Note: After the 4th level only the name of the item changes; the icon remains the same.

Halloween Transmuting

Main article: Halloween Transmute

The Halloween Transmute feature allows players to trade in three qualifying items in exchange for an untradable, uncraftable cosmetic item from previous Scream Fortress events.

Every ten transmutes will result in the player receiving an additional bonus item.

Update history

October 28, 2015 Patch (Scream Fortress 2015)

  • Added the Soul Gargoyle.

November 11, 2015 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Updated the description of the Soul Gargoyle.

November 13, 2015 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Updated the description of the Soul Gargoyle.

October 21, 2016 Patch #1 (Scream Fortress 2016)

  • Continue last year's event by collecting the souls of dead players for your Soul Gargoyle by killing enemies, doing map objectives, or collecting the Soul Gargoyles that spawn in the maps
  • All players who launch the game will receive a Soul Gargoyle if they don't already have one from last year's event.
  • [Undocumented] Updated the description for the Soul Gargoyle.

October 25, 2016 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added new ranks for the Soul Gargoyle.

Trivia

  • The level up milestone '666' is a reference to the "Number of the Beast" in the New Testament Bible.
  • The level up milestone '1337' is a reference to "Eleet" or "Leet-Speak", which replaces certain letters of the alphabet with numbers.

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