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Did this come from hell? It did, didn't it? Awww, man. It's like what the Devil uses when he plugs up his toilet or somethin'.
The Scout

The Sun-on-a-Stick is a promotional melee weapon for the Scout. It is an ornate jet-black mace with orange veins, topped with a glowing fiery orb and black spikes.

This weapon delivers 25% less damage than the default Bat, but deals guaranteed critical hits whenever a player strikes a burning enemy with it, making it effective if used in conjunction with a friendly Pyro's afterburn, friendly Sniper's lit Huntsman arrow, friendly Soldier's charge shot with the Cow Mangler 5000, or a friendly Heavy using the Huo-Long Heater. Additionally, the Sun-on-a-Stick grants the user 25% fire resistance while active.

The Sun-on-a-Stick was awarded in Genuine quality to players who pre-ordered RIFT on Steam before March 1, 2011.

Damage and function times

See also: Damage
Damage and function times
Damage type Melee
Ranged or Melee damage? Melee
Base damage 100% 26
Critical 79
Mini-crit 35
Function times
Attack interval 0.5 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.



See also: Crafting


Reclaimed Metal Boston Basher Sun-on-a-Stick
Item icon Reclaimed Metal.pngx2 + Item icon Boston Basher.png = Item icon Sun-on-a-Stick.png

Class Token - Scout Slot Token - Melee Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Scout.png + Item icon Slot Token - Melee.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Sandman.png Item icon Holy Mackerel.png Item icon Boston Basher.png Item icon Candy Cane.png
Item icon Sun-on-a-Stick.png Item icon Fan O'War.png Item icon Three-Rune Blade.png Item icon Atomizer.png
Item icon Unarmed Combat.png Item icon Wrap Assassin.png Item icon Freedom Staff.png Item icon Ham Shank.png
Item icon Bat Outta Hell.png Item icon Conscientious Objector.png

Update history

February 3, 2011 Patch
  • The Sun-on-a-Stick was added to the game. It does +35% more damage than the stock Bat, but -45% damage on top of that (for a total of -25.75% damage) to non-burning players.

February 7, 2011 Patch

  • Increased the base damage for the Scout's Sun-on-a-Stick, and changed it to always mini-crit against burning targets if the attack is not already critical. (As a result, the damage penalty is now -15%.)
  • Updated the RIFT pre-order items to be non-tradable until the RIFT pre-order period is over.

February 14, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed melee attacks not destroying remote detonation pipes (Stickybombs).

March 1, 2011 Patch

  • Updated the Sharpened Volcano Fragment and the Sun-on-a-Stick so they can be traded.
  • [Undocumented] Updated the Sharpened Volcano Fragment and Sun-on-a-Stick so they can be crafted.

March 15, 2011 Patch

  • The crafting cost of the Sun-on-a-Stick was changed from 3 Reclaimed Metal and a Boston Basher to 2 Reclaimed Metal and a Boston Basher.
  • All Sun-on-a-Sticks crafted before this patch were upgraded to Vintage quality.

April 14, 2011 Patch (Hatless Update)

  • Changed attributes:
    • 100% critical hit vs burning players
    • -25% damage penalty

June 3, 2011 Patch

  • Added new community contributed response rules to the Sun-on-a-Stick.

July 22, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The damage penalty attribute was changed from "-25% damage done" to "-25% damage penalty".

September 20, 2011 Patch

September 4, 2012 Patch

  • The Sun-on-a-Stick can now be crafted by using tokens.

November 12, 2013 Patch

July 7, 2016 Patch (Meet Your Match Update)

  • Added "25% less damage from fire while deployed" attribute.


  • According to Trion Worlds' press release for the promotion, the Sun-on-a-Stick was originally intended to use the Boston Basher's stats.
  • The item description refers to the line spoken by the character Alejandro Murrieta in the film The Mask of Zorro.[1]



See also

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