Best Team Fortress 2 Spy Weapons

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

The Top Ten

1 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! - Storm

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.


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2 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. - Storm

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.

Very hard to use but amazing when used well

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3 Spy-cicle

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. - Storm

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

This is better. - mattstat716

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4 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. - Storm

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

I just got it and I love it!

You can stay invisible forever with this.
Great weapon.

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5 L'Etranger

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

Bang bang. Die die. - mattstat716

X10 = Really long cloak time
Normal gameplay = Still really long cloak time.
Good weapon.
Good life.

Amazing really long cloak time. and can still get kills with this weapon

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6 Ambassador

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! - Storm

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

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7 Knife

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

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

I honestly do not like the stock knife.
It is only usful in x10.

But if you do not have any other options ( Like me ) Then use it.
Go backstab some peeps

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8 Diamondback

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. - Storm

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 - SpicyMemeMan

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9 Enforcer

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

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10 Connivor's Kunai

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. - Storm

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.

Paired with the dead ringer and the diamondback this thing is deadly.

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The Contenders

11 The Sharp Dresser

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

Sure, a reskin of the Stock Knife, but just so badass!

12 Black Rose

Its beautiful looking but decent in combat

Black rose is a best knife

OP but just a reskin of stock knife

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14 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

15 Sapper

Its ugly

I know right

16 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.

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17 Revolver

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

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19 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!

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20 Big Earner

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 only worst weapon is the kunai. I mean a gun does exactly the same thing but from a safe distance and with no health reduction

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Top Remixes (5)

1. Dead Ringer
2. Connivor's Kunai
3. Diamondback
1. Cloak and Dagger
2. Your Eternal Reward
3. Dead Ringer
1. Enforcer
2. Cloak and Dagger
3. Dead Ringer

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