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Shovel
Shovel image
Kill Icon
Killicon shovel.png
Basic Information
Used by: Soldier
Slot: Melee
Availability: Standard
Loadout Stats
 
Shovel
Shovel
Level 1 Shovel
 
If I have to crack some skulls, I will.
The Soldier on getting the job done.

The melee weapon of the Soldier class is a folding Shovel (also known as Entrenching Tool or Spade). Dealing significant damage, the shovel is a good alternative to the Shotgun when an opponent is too close to safely use the Rocket launcher. For its Critical hit animation, the Soldier swings it from the left in a backhand motion.

Damage

  • Base: 65 (59 to 72 damage)
  • Mini-Crit: 88
  • Critical Hit: 195

Damages are approximate and determined by community testing.

Function times

  • Attack Interval: 0.8

All times are in seconds. Times are approximate and determined by community testing.

Trivia

  • The Critical hit animation is the same manner of attack he uses to take out the Spy in Meet the Soldier.
  • The shovel has a Normal weapon variant.
  • In the World Wars, standard-issue knives and bayonets were sometimes substituted or even replaced by sharpened field shovels, which were used to great effect as improvised hand axes. Curiously, the Soldier's tool seems unmodified.
  • The achievement "Trench Warfare" is a reference to their combat effectiveness in narrow quarters.
  • The tool's real-life counterpart is the US M-1943 entrenching tool. Since the Soldier never reported to a quartermaster during his military career, its origin raises some questions.
  • The Soldier claims that the shovel is a Mann Co. product, that he has owned it for twelve years, and that, ironically, it isn't very effective at digging holes.
  • According to the Mac Update comic, the shovel is prone to spontaneous combustion.

See also


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