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The Instigator is a Heavy weapon introduced in the 15.9.0 update. It is part of the Super Soldier Event Set.

Appearance

It is mostly a grey/blue weapon with black and white details. It features a scope on the top but it is unusable.

Strategy

This weapon has a slow fire rate, medium damage, and average mobility. Use this gun in a small area (such as Pool Party (PG3D) or Silent School) to continuously kill opponents using the toxic mines.

Counters

  • Stay away from the user of the weapon and fire area damage weapons such as Big Buddy (PG3D) or Adamant Bomber.
  • If in small narrow hallways such as in Silent School, the Ghost Lantern's projectile hitbox will be big enough to counter Instigator users.
  • As of 16.0.1 this gun is ineffective and will not pose much of a threat to max armored players

Skins

Information Image
  • Name: Asimov
  • Cost: ?? Gem
  • Released: Future
Asimov-instigator

Supported Maps

Theme

  • Military-themed

Weapon Setups

Use this weapon with guns like the Icicle Minigun (PG3D) or any gun with the slow down target effect, so that the poison mines will do more damage. It is also recommended to carry an 85 mobility such as Dark Force Saber or Katana for evasion.

Trivia

  • This is the second weapon with the poison mines attribute, after the Toxic Bane.
  • This gun was originally a 2 shot kill to a max armored player, but in 15.9.5 was buffed to a one shot kill to a max armored player but once again in the 16.0.1 update it was nerfed to a 3 shot kill.
  • It shares the exact firing sound of the Demoman.
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