Best Team Fortress 2 Spy Weapons

Best Spy weapons in Team Fortress 2. Sappers are not included.

The Top Ten

Dead Ringer

This invis watch almost makes you unkillable if used. You can capture a control point while having it out, without any worries of getting killed. You can even survive a back stab from another Spy!

This is my go to choice when I'm a SPY. Using the Dead Ringer helps to get out of dangerous situations, especially after a backstab. It fools a lot of people, as it is not usually expected. With the new speed boost upon use, it is only more powerful then ever. Overall, It's the best spy cloak to date.

No doubt, this weapon is great. The Dead Ringer itself looks great, and you have no worries and you can become invincible and survive 1 round without getting killed. Highly recommended.

This helps you regain health and get away quickly. Makes the enemy think you're dead and you can finish off the enemy with their surprise.

Your Eternal Reward

This weapon is great in a game where there are many players since a back stab kill will not show on a kill feed, nor will the victim scream. You will also disguise as that victim, witch will make you more unsuspecting to your enemies more than ever.

Has a very steep learning curve, since you can't disguise, but if you backstab someone with the knife you will turn into that person. I guess you could call it, Your Eternal Reward!

The weapon is great for being stealthy and goes great if you use the Dead Ringer with it. Recommended for advanced spy players.

This is really good if your good at backstabbing. Once you get a successful backstab, you get an eternal reward!


This is probably the best spy knife that you can have. It basically has all the benefits of the stock knife, while being able to survive pyro spy checks. Using it along with the dead ringer helps to fool pyros into thinking that you have died more easily, as you won't end up on fire. The cracking ice noise can be revealing, but if you are stealthy it won't be a problem. All and all, one of the best spy knives out there.

This knife is good for surviving against attacks from the Spy's most feared enemy: Pyros. It makes you completely fire proof for 2 second when attacked by anything fire-based, and it is also a silent killer.

If a pyro runs me over with a flamethrower, the thing is basically useless. Also it leaves an ice statue of the victim so the enemy will know there's a spy on the other team

Love to backstab people and just stare at the glorious ice statue I created!


Works AMAZINGLY with the Dead Ringer. If only the set bonus was still there.

Give you SUCH a longer cloak rate. AMAZING weapon.

annoying to fight, but fun to use

Bang bang. Die die.


This thing can deal a hell lot of damage. Each back stab and buildings you destroy with your sapper makes you even stronger. Minus 15% damage? Who cares? Each back stab gives you a crit shot and you ARE a spy.

Boy oh boy, the Diamondback.
My favorite Spy revolver of all time.

It's pretty useful in some circumstances, while saving crits after back stabbing opponents (which is likely) you can use these crits to shoot your enemy with ease. The problem with this weapon is actually missing and without crits this weapon is useless. Before it was useless but after that update it quickly became my favorite.

This is the best revolver in the game, if you're good you can rack up backstabs and crits and kill anything in seconds, basically a better ambassador with easier crits


What kind of spy can deal massive damage not only with back stabs? A Spy with an Ambassador! This weapon can make you a deadly spy even if you aren't too fancy on back stabs!

This is really helpful when it's not possible to use a knife, like your eternal reward, you have to use the ambassador, same with the spy-cicle. I love how it does 102 damage on headshot, but I wish it could do a regular headshot like a sniper rifle.

There are 2 kinds of people in the world: those with holes through their heads, and those wielding the Ambassador

The best revolver over all

Cloak and Dagger

Using this invis watch will make you practically totally invisible. You could be standing right outside the enemy spawn room without anybody noticing you at all! Faster cloak drain rate though.

This is a great spy watch, I use this with the ambassador and big earner, and it is very effective

You can just camp and win

I just got it and I love it!


The knife. Nothing to special but it's still a deadly weapon that lets you back stab people.

All around good knife.

The knife is basically a great weapon! (I use the reskin "The Black Rose"

Should be above spy-cicle.

Conniver’s Kunai

Good if used right and good counter to the heavy's huo-long heater. My most used knife.

It looks cool. And the health you gain from a back stab is enough to let you survive retaliation and hide again. The 60 health is not very good though.

It is my most used knife! I love it! Plus, Tobias Funke has 65000, yes, sixty five THOUSAND kills on his Kunai. That pretty much explains everything

The Kunai is great weapon but the downside is that you're giving up 55 health meaning that Soldier at close range can one shot you(unless they're Liberty Launcher Soldiers) It's great but by far my 2nd least favourite weapon next to Big Earner because of the massive health penalty.

Big Earner

So, this takes away your health and it’s bad, but the Kunai does the same thing and is the best knife? Dude, the Big Earner makes you the fastest man alive.

Unbelievable useful! Mostly people taught it's useless. It wasted your health, you can just collected gibs from an enemy to refill your cloak. But, if there wasn't enough, You are in trouble. Big Earner works REALLY VERY WELL with the Dead ringer since it must be fully charged before use.

After the Gun Mettle Update it got a pretty nice buff. I mean, the speed buff helps you get out of harms way with ease

Really you get cloak back anyways from backstab.

The Newcomers

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The Contenders


Even though not a spy weapon, if you are a pyro, this weapon is very useful.

This is not even... A spy...Weapon..

Just change to Pyro.

Best spy weapon

The Sharp Dresser

The Sharp Dresser is a very unique knife in its own way. It can only be crafted, while the chances or crafting it is only a 1 out of 6. I crafted 7 times for a try at the sharp dresser until on my 8th try, finally succeeded. I also know some people who have crafted at least 11 times and still have failed. The knife default is already really good, but its appearance isn't too good. The Sharp Dresser knows better. This is my first choice knife.

Sharp Dresser. This is the coolest knife ever. Its for experienced players and has its very own back-stab emote. This and The Eternal Reward are the best knives for spy.

I love this knife I want it so much! I play 3 years and I can't found it trade it or craft it!

The stock knife is a very useful knife for experienced players and the fact that when you wear this you look badass as well #BonusSwag

Black Rose

Its beautiful looking but decent in combat

Black rose is a best knife

OP but just a reskin of stock knife

knife reskin, but looks cooler


The weapon does 20% extra damage making you almost like a battle spy

I love you Kitchen Gun!

Only does 20% more damage while disguised now.
Still a good weapon

The Classic

The best sniper weapon, other than the fortified compound

Why is this here? This isn't a spy weapon.

the BEST spy weapon

I have no idea


Ap-sap eaves no gibs of buildings after it finishes with it so Engineers won't have metals to rebuild afterwards. Also if you are bored you can take it out and listen to it seaking.

reskin, but good


Its ugly

I know right

Invis Watch

Great and reliable weapon to use. Some people prefer the dead ringer but the Invis watch is just as good as the dead ringer but must be used more carefully and in different situations.


The best watch. And it’s not a cheap “Get-out-of-jail-free card.” *glares at Dead Ringer*


Use this over the Diamondback. Diamondback spies are cringe.

Just a stock weapon but can be deadly used at the right times!

It is the stock gun but it is the BEST. Notice that I did that in caps

The Rocket Launcher

Perfect for when you're team has three spies and you need to switch

Totally a great weapon for the spy! (Sarcasm)





It's great

Red Tape Recorder

I thought that sappers weren't included in this list? Anyway, the Red Tape Recorder is the most obnoxious thing, and when I use it I fell guilty. It is very difficult to combat, because if you got after the spy, your buildings will keep deleveling, and if you try to save your buildings, than the spy will backstab you.

That's why it's so good for taking out those annoying sentry nests. It's to assist your teammates. Not yourself. - mattstat716

Holy Mackerel

best weapon in the game

Fire Blaster

Fire blaster is so cool it can make your skin burn in one sec! If you target it to the heart they'll be dead it's just one shot!

This is not even a weapon, and heart shots are not crits smh

Electric Rope

Electric rope can make you electrocuted you might even die

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