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.

Actually a backstab will always one shot deadringer or not unless the backstab target is ubered

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.

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.

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

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

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

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!

Yay standing still.

5 L'Etranger

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

Bang bang. Die die. - mattstat716

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

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

6 Knife

I use this knife because I have the strange one, That it -~-

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"

Should be above spy-cicle.

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7 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

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

If you do your job correctly (or at least do what your special skills are), you can easily get Crits.It can be usefull for sniping if you let an interval of 1.25 seconds between each of your shots and surviving enemy attacks. The crit damage on this baby are around 102 damage. 3 crits and a non overheal heavy will die. (assuming you don't die easily and can get backstabs quite easily, you can go combat spy with this baby, you know? )

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.

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9 Enforcer

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

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

10 Connivor's Kunai

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

No comment. Just the best knife I have ever seen, usually I paired dead ringer with this or big earner

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 Contenders

11 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

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12 Phlogistinator

Just change to Pyro.

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

Best spy weapon

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

13 Black Rose

Its beautiful looking but decent in combat

Black rose is a best knife

OP but just a reskin of stock knife

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 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

17 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.


18 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

19 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)


20 Natascha


Stop adding non-spy weapons - doodie


It's great

21 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 - SpicyMemeMan

22 Electric Rope

Electric rope can make you electrocuted you might even die

23 Night Vision Goggles


These are epic for getting close up on enemies especially on a spy mission

24 Wanga Prick

good knife

25 Ultimate Insult
26 Jarate

Slap my hand.


27 Strange Your Eternal Reward

It's better than the normal YER because it's strange. And I totally had to include it among the other non-spy weapons.

28 Ap-sap

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.

29 The Classic

The best sniper weapon, other than the fortified compound

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

I have no idea - Storm


30 Huntsman

Dumbass 2


31 The Machina (Sniper)

Bodyshots are cool

32 Kukri

Great for close up combat!

33 The Disguise kit


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List StatsCreated 26 Feb 2014

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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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