Unarmed Combat

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Good hands, buddy!
The Scout to the Spy

The Unarmed Combat is a community-created melee weapon for the Scout. It is the limp right arm of a team-specific Spy, with a ripped glove and a protruding bone that serves as a handle.

This weapon functions identically to the Holy Mackerel. However, it displays the phrase 'ARM KILL!' instead of 'FISH KILL!', and does not qualify as a piece of the Special Delivery item set.

The Unarmed Combat was contributed to the Steam Workshop.

Damage and function times

See also: Damage
Identical to: Bat
Damage and function times
Damage type Melee
Ranged or Melee damage? Melee
Base damage 100% 35
Critical 105
Mini-crit 47
Function times
Attack interval 0.5 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.



See also: Crafting


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

October 27, 2011 Patch (Very Scary Halloween Special)

  • The Unarmed Combat was added to the game.

June 27, 2012 Patch (Pyromania Update)

  • Fixed the Unarmed Combat's taunt not working.
  • The Unarmed Combat's color now matches the team using it.

February 19, 2014 Patch

  • Updated the Unarmed Combat to add the item_type description.

April 1, 2014 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Fixed crit boosted glow not showing.


  • Assisted arm kills are not highlighted in the kill feed like other kills and assists, similar to the Holy Mackerel.


  • The description is a pun on the phrase "lending a hand", which means to help with a job or task.


See also