Shock Therapy

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Shock Therapy
Backpack Shock Therapy.png
Kill Icons
Killicon taser.png
Killicon skull.png
Basic Information
Used by Medic
Slot Melee
Loadout Stats

The Shock Therapy


Hit teammates at maximum charge to fully heal them

-15% heal rate

Damage is affected by current charge


The Shock Therapy is a melee weapon for the Medic. It's an arm-mounted gadget, powered by a team-colored battery, with two large prongs that emit a current of electricity. The opacity of the electricity going through the prongs is proportional to how much charge the weapon has. As a hidden attribute, it has a 70% increase in melee range compared to other weapons.

The Shock Therapy operates using a charge meter. When the meter is full, attacking an enemy (including enemy buildings) consumes it entirely, dealing 100 damage. When attacking an ally (excluding allied buildings) on a charged hit, it also consumes it, healing 100% of their max health value and overhealing if their health would be full. Once depleted, the meter will recharge after 30 seconds, after respawning, or after visiting a resupply locker. While recharging, attacking an enemy consumes the remaining charge and deals between 1 and 99 damage. Attacking an ally while recharging does nothing. Attacking a Spy disguised as an ally will heal them instead of hurt them. Attacking an invulnerable enemy will consume the charge without dealing damage.

The Shock Therapy also deals mini-crits against wet enemies, such as those underwater, recently escaping water, or in shallow water - but not bleeding enemies. Its charge will be set to 0% as long as the user is underwater, making it deal no damage at all. It will still damage underwater enemies as long as the user is above the surface.

As a penalty, the Shock Therapy cannot randomly crit (as a hidden attribute), and gives 15% less heal rate (including overheal rate) on the Medi Gun and Kritzkrieg. This means the heal rate is changed to a minimum of 20.4 HP/s (from 24) and a maximum of 61.2 HP/s (from 72). This has the side effect of building ÜberCharge faster, as the Medic receives less Über meter when healing allies above 142.5% health.


Damage type Melee
Ranged or Melee? Melee
Taunt Glove snap
Base damage 0% 0
Charged damage 100% 100
Critical 3-297
Critical (charged) 300
Mini-crit 1-134
Mini-crit (charged) 135
Healing (others) 100% of max health
Function Times
Attack interval 0.8 s
Activation time 0.2 s
Charge fill speed 3.33% / s
Charge fill time 30 s
All values are approximate.

Update history

  • Added The Shock Therapy


  • 15% slower heal rate on all Mediguns when equipped
  • Decreased the amount of healing done on hit to 100% (from 150%) of a classes health
  • Health is given to the target instantly
  • No longer uses Knife impact sounds when hitting players
  • Removed guaranteed crits against wet enemies


  • Updated the Shock Therapy:
    • Healing is now properly networked, causing less false-positives
    • Now has a unique particle for healing teammates
    • Updated kill icon
    • Now has a unique icon for building kills
  • Heal points are now given for Shock Therapy healing, Medic passive regen, Kritzkrieg self healing, being healed by an enemy Shock Therapy as a Spy, and stealing enemy Sandviches

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Bulgarian Електрошокова терапия Electroshock Therapy
Spanish Electrochoque Electroshock
English Shock Therapy -
French Électrochoc Electroshock
German Schocktherapie Shock Therapy
Hungarian Sokkterápia Shock Therapy
Italian Elettroshock Electroshock
Polish Terapia szokowa Shock Therapy
Brazilian Portuguese Terapia de Choque Shock Therapy
Romanian Terapie de șoc Shock Therapy
Russian Шоковая терапия Shock Therapy
Turkish Şok Terapisi Shock Therapy
Ukrainian Шокова терапія Shock Therapy


  • The name of this weapon refers to electroconvulsive therapy, which uses electricity to treat mental disorders.
  • The internal name for the Shock Therapy is "tf_weapon_taser", in reference to the real-life electric weapon.
  • If the Shock Therapy destroys a building, the kill icon will be the generic "skull" icon.