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Four hits with this new weapon will fully charge whatever medigun the Medic has equipped.
Ubersaw publicity blurb

The Ubersaw is an unlockable melee weapon for the Medic. It is a cleaver-like blade fixed into a bonesaw grip, with a large syringe filled with team-colored, glowing liquid.

Compared to the Bonesaw, the Ubersaw swings 20% slower. However, every successful hit against an enemy player adds 25% to the player's ÜberCharge meter. ÜberCharge is gained on hit even if the victim is invulnerable or cloaked, but not if the victim is disguised. The Ubersaw does not build the ÜberCharge meter in Medieval Mode, as the Medic's secondary weapons cannot be used.

The vial on the Ubersaw's syringe serves as a visual representation of a Medic's ÜberCharge. It fills slowly as teammates are healed and enemies are attacked with the weapon. Should the player switch to the Ubersaw while ÜberCharge is deployed, the liquid can be seen slowly draining from the syringe.

Taunting or pressing alt-fire (default key: MOUSE2) with the Ubersaw equipped results in the Uberslice kill taunt. A successful kill with this taunt gives the Medic 100% ÜberCharge; however, killing a disguised Spy only awards 50%.

The Ubersaw is automatically given to any player who obtains 22 Medic achievements.

Damage and function times

See also: Damage
Damage and function times
Damage type Melee
Ranged or Melee damage? Melee
Base damage 100% 65
Critical 195
Mini-crit 88
Function times
Attack interval 0.96 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.



See also: Crafting


Class Token - Medic Slot Token - Melee Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Medic.png + Item icon Slot Token - Melee.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Ubersaw.png Item icon Vita-Saw.png Item icon Amputator.png Item icon Solemn Vow.png
Item icon Freedom Staff.png Item icon Ham Shank.png Item icon Bat Outta Hell.png Item icon Conscientious Objector.png

As a crafting ingredient

Ubersaw Scrap Metal Vita-Saw
Item icon Ubersaw.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.pngx2 = Item icon Vita-Saw.png

Strange variant

Related achievements

Leaderboard class medic.png Medic

FYI I am A Medic
FYI I am A Medic
Use your bonesaw to kill a spy who has been calling for 'Medic!'.

Peer Review
Peer Review
Kill 10 Medics with your bone saw.
Hit enemies with your bonesaw 5 times in a row without dying or missing.

Update history

April 29, 2008 Patch (Gold Rush Update)
  • The Ubersaw was added to the game.

August 13, 2009 Patch (Classless Update)

  • Disguised Spies no longer trigger On-Hit effects.

August 17, 2009 Patch

  • Fixed the Ubersaw not displaying team colors.

January 13, 2010 Patch

September 30, 2010 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The Ubersaw was added in the crafting blueprint for the Vita-Saw.

February 14, 2011 Patch

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

March 10, 2011 Patch (Shogun Pack)

  • Updated model with optimizations and LODs.

March 15, 2011 Patch

April 14, 2011 Patch (Hatless Update)

  • [Undocumented] A successful Uberslice kill now fills a Medic's ÜberCharge 100%.

May 5, 2011 Patch (Replay Update)

  • [Undocumented] Added a voice response for the Uberslice.

June 3, 2011 Patch

  • Added community contributed response rules to the Ubersaw.

June 10, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed the Ubersaw not displaying a Medic's ÜberCharge progress.

October 25, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added Strange Quality.

April 17, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The Ubersaw now grants ÜberCharge when striking an Engineer building.

April 27, 2012 Patch

  • Fixed damage to buildings applying on-hit effects such as the Ubersaw charge.

December 20, 2012 Patch (Mecha Update)

October 2, 2013 Patch

  • Fixed the Ubersaw taunt attack using the incorrect deathnotice image.

December 17, 2015 Patch (Tough Break Update)

  • Changed attribute:
    • [Undocumented] Taunt can now be activated by alt-fire.

October 24, 2017 Patch

  • Updated The Ubersaw to support the Cool, Hot, and Isotope Unusual effects.

December 21, 2017 Patch (Smissmas 2017)

  • Added 2nd Festive variant, obtained via Festivizing the Ubersaw.


  • On rare occasions, killing someone with the Ubersaw does not charge up the ÜberCharge meter.


  • Variations of the Ubersaw were tested in the Team Fortress 2 Closed Beta, featuring additional downsides such as -25% damage done or -20 health on hit.
  • In the censored version of Team Fortress 2, the Ubersaw is not stained with blood, but otherwise remains unchanged.
  • The Ubersaw makes an appearance in the Team Fortress 2 comic The Naked and the Dead, which the Medic uses to defend himself against the TFC Heavy.


See also

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