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Backpack Shovel.png
Kill Icons
Killicon shovel.png
Basic Information
Used by Soldier
Slot Melee
Loadout Stats



"We almost died on that hill! But dammit, we took it, didn't we?"

The Shovel is the default melee weapon for the Soldier. It is a worn-out folding trench shovel with a damaged wooden handle.

The Shovel deals 65 damage and attacks every 0.8 seconds. Unimpressive even by the low standards of melee weapons, the Soldier's slow speed makes landing hits a difficult task, even if his high health gives him a higher chance of survival. Attempting to close the gap by rocket jumping is counter-productive, as that rocket would best be shot at the enemy you are trying to kill. Regardless, if the Soldier is out of ammo, cannot reload before he is killed, and cannot rocket jump away from the enemy trying to kill him, it will remain a functional weapon that is best used as a weapon of last resort.


Damage type Melee
Ranged or Melee? Melee
Taunt Helmet smack
Base damage 100% 65
Critical 195
Mini-crit 88
Function Times
Attack interval 0.8 s
Activation time 0.2 s
All values are approximate.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Bulgarian Лопата Shovel
Spanish Pala Shovel
English Shovel -
French Pelle Shovel
German Schaufel Shovel
Italian Pala Shovel
Brazilian Portuguese Shovel
Romanian Lopată Shovel
Russian Лопата Shovel
Ukrainian Лопата Shovel