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Basic Information
Icon: Leaderboard class medic.png
Type: Support
Health: 150 / 225
(See Health below for further details)
Speed: Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[".%
(See Speed below for further details)
... Let's go practice medicine.
The Medic, making preparations

The Medic is a Teutonic man of medicine. While he may have a tenuous adherence to medical ethics, he is nonetheless the primary healing class of the team. Although the Medic's Syringe Gun and Bonesaw aren't the greatest weapons for direct combat, he can typically still be found near the front lines, healing wounded teammates while trying to stay out of trouble.

When the Medic focuses his Medi Gun on a teammate, they will regain health points. Teammates who are already at full health will have their health buffed beyond the normal limit, up to 150% of their base health capacity. Teammates who have not taken damage recently will be healed more rapidly, encouraging smart withdrawals when injured.

When healing, the Medic will gradually fill a unique ÜberCharge bar, which can fill faster if healing injured or non-overhealed teammates. When the ÜberCharge bar is fully charged, the Medic's healing gun will begin to crackle with small jolts of electricity around it, indicating that he can now deploy a unique charge to benefit his patient and himself for eight seconds. A charge from the Medi Gun offers temporary invulnerability, from the Kritzkrieg: guaranteed critical hits for his patients, from the Quick-Fix: rapid healing and immunity to knock back, and from the Vaccinator: enhanced damage resistance.

Although the Medic cannot heal himself, unless by means of an ÜberCharge-deployed Quick-Fix, he is capable of slowly regenerating health over time, and is the only class capable of doing so naturally. The longer a Medic stays out of combat and avoids taking damage, the greater the increments of health which he will passively heal. An injured Medic will begin regenerating health at a rate of 3 health points per second, scaling up over the following ten seconds to a maximum of 6 health per second (This base rate can be positively affected by the Amputator and negatively affected by the Blutsauger).



Name: Unknown
Country of Origin: Rottenburg, Germany
Job: Doctor Assisted Homicide
Motto: "Prepare for your examination"
Badges: Medic badge BLU.png  Medic badge RED.png
Description: What he lacks in compassion for the sick, respect for human dignity, and any sort of verifiable formal training in medicine, the Medic more than makes up for with a bottomless supply of giant needles and a trembling enthusiasm for plunging them into exposed flesh. Raised in Stuttgart, Germany during an era when the Hippocratic oath had been downgraded to an optional Hippocratic suggestion, the Medic considers healing a generally unintended side effect of satisfying his own morbid curiosity.
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Meet the Medic


Main articles: Health and Overheal

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Main article: Speed

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Basic strategy

Main articles: Medic tips and Medic strategy
  • Use your Medi Gun to heal teammates, and buff them up to 150% of their normal health.
  • Fill your ÜberCharge by healing teammates. Then hit 'MOUSE2' to activate.
  • Your ÜberCharge makes both you and your Medi Gun target invulnerable for a short time.
  • You fill your ÜberCharge faster by healing teammates who are more hurt.
  • Keep alert for teammates calling for your help. Use the Medic arrows onscreen to find them.


Main article: Weapons

Note: Weapon damage is approximate and listed at base value. See individual weapon pages for additional figures.

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Special Taunts

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Weapon associated Description
Main article: Oktoberfest

The Medic puts his face to the barrel of the Kritzkrieg, inhales while laughing maniacally, and exclaims "Oktoberfest!". Afterward, he exhales, shakes his head, and refocuses. This taunt heals the Medic for 11 health.

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Weapon associated Description Kill Icon
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Main article: Spinal Tap

The Medic enters a combat pose, thrusts his Ubersaw forward and retracts it while exclaiming, "I'm going to saw through your bones!", stunning and killing any enemies in the way. If the initial hit strikes an enemy, the Medic will be awarded 25% charge. If the retraction kills an enemy, the ÜberCharge meter gains 75% charge. The hit and retraction will end up equaling 100% but it is possible to only end up with 25% charge or 75% respectively if only the initial hit or the retraction connect for whatever reason.

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150x150px Weapon associated Description
Main article: Medicating Melody

The Medic places the Amputator on his shoulder and plays it as if it were a violin. Teammates surrounding the Medic are healed and team-colored circles emanate from their feet.

Item sets

The Medieval Medic

+1 health regenerated per second on wearer

The Clinical Trial
Item icon Meet The Medic! Bundle.png

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Cosmetic items

Main article: Cosmetic items
All Backpack Cheater's lament.png Backpack Ghastly gibus.png Backpack Bill's hat.png Backpack Max's severed head.png Wikicap sized.png Parasite Hat.png
Cheater's lament Ghastly gibus Bill's Hat Max's severed head Wiki Cap Alien Swarm Parasite
Backpack Modest pile of hat.png Backpack Noble amassment of hats.png Backpack Towering pillar of hats.png Mann Co Cap.png Ellis's Cap.png Saxton Hale Mask.png
Modest pile of hat Noble amassment of hats Towering pillar of hats Mann Co Cap Ellis' Cap Saxton Hale Mask
HorrificHeadsplitter.png Spine-chilling skull.png Voodoojuju hat.png Icon Treasure Hat.png Icon Bounty Hat.png Backpack Hat Of Undienable Wealth And Respect.png
Horrific Headsplitter Spine-Chilling Skull Voodoo Juju Treasure Hat Bounty Hat Hat of Undeniable Wealth And Respect
Holiday Restricted Hats Scout Mask.png Soldier Mask.png Pyro Mask.png Demoman Mask.png Heavy Mask.png Engineer Mask.png
Scout Mask Soldier Mask Pyro Mask Demoman Mask Heavy Mask Engineer Mask
Medic Mask.png Sniper Mask.png Spy Mask.png Backpack Mildly disturbing Halloween mask.png Horseless Headless Horsemann's Head.png
Medic Mask Sniper Mask Spy Mask Mildly disturbing Halloween mask Horseless Headless Horsemann's Head
Misc. items
Primeval warrior Grizzled veteran Soldier of fortune Mercenary Earbuds Platinum Dueling Badge
Bakpack Primeval warrior.png
Backpack Grizzled veteran.png
Backpack Soldier of fortune.png
Backpack Mercenary.png
Backpack Earbuds.png
Backpack Platinum Dueling Badge.png
Gold Dueling Badge Silver Dueling Badge Bronze Dueling Badge Polycount Pin License to Maim Companion Cube Pin
Bakpack Gold Dueling Badge.png
Backpack Silver Dueling Badge.png
Backpack Bronze Dueling Badge.png
Backpack Polycount Pin.png
Backpack License to Maim.png
Backpack Companion Cube Pin.png

Official class avatars

Offical Class avatars
Original RED 'ÜberCharged' BLU 'ÜberCharged'
Medicava.jpg Buffed red medic.jpg Buffed blu medic.jpg


Main article: Medic achievements

Update history

January 14, 2008 Patch
  • Added option for Medi Gun beam to the Multiplayer->Advanced dialog. If on, the Medi Gun beam will stay attached to the current target without the need to hold down the fire button.

February 28, 2008 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Fixed potential client crash for players being healed by a Medic or Dispenser.

April 29, 2008 Patch (Gold Rush Update)

August 20, 2008 Patch

  • Fixed a viewmodel related crash when switching classes away from Medic.

December 11, 2008 Patch

  • The icon on the HUD for a person calling for Medic will now give more information to the Medic (if the target is low on health, on fire, etc.).

January 28, 2009 Patch

February 24, 2009 Patch (Scout Update)

  • Added sound for a fully charged Medic dying.

May 21, 2009 Patch (Sniper vs. Spy Update)

August 13, 2009 Patch (Classless Update)

September 15, 2009 Patch

  • Medic regeneration changes.
    • Base regeneration amount increased from 1/sec to 3/sec.
    • Regen amount increase since time of last damage decreased from 3x to 2x.
    • End result of above: Old healing scaled from 1/sec to 3/sec based on time since being damaged (maxed out at 10 seconds). New healing scales from 3/sec to 6/sec.
  • Fixed Medics getting MedicCallerPanels in their HUD for cloaked enemy Spies disguised as their team.

December 17, 2009 Patch (WAR! Update)

  • Added options to the Multiplayer->Advanced dialog:
    • Medic auto caller, which automatically shows you nearby friends at low health.
    • Heal target marker, which better highlights the target your Medi Gun is locked onto.
  • Added headshot death animation.

January 13, 2010 Patch

  • Added taunt: Spinal Tap.
  • Added backstab death animation.

May 20, 2010 Patch (Second Community Contribution Update)

July 8, 2010 Patch (Engineer Update)

  • [Undocumented] Added Medic companionship lines when calling for a Medic while targeting one.

September 30, 2010 Patch (Mann-Conomy Update)

  • Added weapon: Vita-Saw.
  • [Undocumented] Added unused "Hi-five" animation.

December 17, 2010 Patch (Australian Christmas)

March 10, 2011 Patch (Shogun Pack)

April 7, 2011 Patch

May 5, 2011 Patch (Replay Update)

  • Added hats: Doctor's Sack and Team Captain.
  • Community contributed voice responses rules have been implemented for the Spinal Tap and Oktoberfest.

June 3, 2011 Patch

June 8, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Laughing taunt animations have been added but are currently unused.

June 23, 2011 Patch (Über Update)

October 13, 2011 Patch (Manniversary Update & Sale)

  • Added hat: Surgeon's Stahlhelm.
  • Added misc: Couvre Corner and Surgeon's Stethoscope.
  • Players will now always call for a Medic when low on health or when on fire when a Medic is under the crosshair, whereas previously the character would ask the Medic to follow them.
  • Added a line to the response that occurs when doing a battle cry while looking at an enemy while holding a melee weapon.

October 27, 2011 Patch (Very Scary Halloween Special)

November 22, 2011 Patch

December 15, 2011 Patch

March 8, 2012 Patch

March 22, 2012 Patch

May 31, 2012 Patch

June 27, 2012 Patch (Pyromania Update)

August 15, 2012 Patch (Mann vs. Machine)

September 4, 2012 Patch

September 6, 2012 Patch

September 21, 2012 Patch

September 27, 2012 Patch

October 26, 2012 Patch (Spectral Halloween Special)

December 20, 2012 Patch (Mecha Update)

March 12, 2013 Patch

May 17, 2013 Patch (Robotic Boogaloo)

June 3, 2013 Patch

June 13, 2013 Patch

July 10, 2013 Patch

October 10, 2013 Patch

October 29, 2013 Patch (Scream Fortress 2013)

December 20, 2013 Patch (Smissmas 2013)

February 7, 2014 Patch

  • Added missing Payload audio for the Medic, Soldier, Demoman, and Spy.

March 5, 2014 Patch

  • Fixed a bug where Medics would be unable to deploy their ÜberCharge.

June 18, 2014 Patch (Love & War Update)

September 25, 2014 Patch (Limited Late Summer Pack)

Unused content

  • In the VPK, there is an unused texture for a RED Medic which features his beta hairstyle; lighter and shorter. It is listed as medic_head_red. Both teams in-game use the same head texture.


  • During humiliation, the Medic's arm appears bent and clips through his head if the secondary weapon is equipped.


  • The Medic's glasses and hair make an appearance in Worms: Reloaded as one of the selectable hats for the player's worms.
  • The Support class of Monday Night Combat has a promotional item of the Medic's backpack and the Engineer's hardhat named "Doctor Dispenser".
  • The Medic was originally going to have an oversized needle presumably instead of the Bonesaw, as referenced to in a 2006 trailer.
  • The first BLU team Medic resembled Sigmund Freud.
  • The Medic keeps a flock of doves as pets, which are allowed to fly around in his office (despite hygiene concerns). One of them is named Archimedes.
    • Archimedes is named after the ancient Greek scientist and seems to share his owner's fascination with blood, evidenced by his leaning in while watching surgery and nesting in open wounds (as both the Heavy and Scout soon found out).
    • According to the Archimedes plush in the Valve store and in-game item description, the Medic obtained Archimedes and possibly his other doves after hijacking a catering van during the prime minister's wedding.
  • The Medic, alongside the Pyro, Heavy, and Engineer, appears as a familiar in the game Dungeon Defenders.
  • The Medic was briefly given the name of Joseph Heilburg by Gaming Heads, a video game merchandiser, when promoting a Medic figurine; it was removed and is regarded as non-canon. This was most likely taken from a fan-made Halloween update, which used the same name.


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