evil_eye737 Aug 9, 2014 @ 2:56pm
Unusual Taunt Effect Tiers
So, these Unusual Taunts have been out for 2 months now, and there still is no clear tier system for them. Some are clearly liked more than others, while others are rarer to get.
So, without further ado, here is my list of all the taunts and what their tiers should be in accordance to how much people like them, and how easy they are to obtain.
Worst - Best:

MIDNIGHT WHIRLWIND: This effect creates a black tornado that circles the player as they taunt. This is not paired perfectly with any of the effects, and is also quite common to unbox. In fact, the first Unusual Taunt unboxed - a Battin' 1000, had this effect. This effect is also hard to see in darker maps, due to the darkness of the tornado. On brighter maps, it is also hard to make out details because of the black coloration.

SKILL GOTTEN GAINS: An interesting effect, similar to Dead Presidents effect in hats. When used, money flies out of your feet. This is paired perfectly with the Spy's Buy A Life taunt, and possibly the Demo's Spent Well Spirits, but does not pair well with other taunts. It is not a perfect effect, as the money does not fly in mass, but one at a time, making it harder to notice. It is not as easy to obtain as Midnight Whirlwind, but is still common. Many popped up in the first week of the taunts, making skeptics think it was a useless effect. On Outpost, it is one of the cheapest effects all - around, seccond only to Midnight Whirlwind.

SILVER CYCLONE: This effect is exactly the same as the Midnight Whirlwind one, only the tornado is silver instead of black. This makes the tornado more visible on darker maps, and makes the details pop more on brighter maps. This taunt is semi - rare, in fact there was only 1 taunt unboxed with this effect for the first week, and it was the Demo's Oblooterated. Now, this effect is lower tier than others because of the small demand there is for taunts with the tornado effects. These also show up on Outpost semi - frequently and fairly cheap.

SCREAMING TIGER: This effect is a nice all - around effect that works nicely with any taunt. 2 fireballs shoot out and start doing figure eights around you. This is similar to an orbiting fire, or flaming lantern effect on a hat. This effect looks pretty good on any taunt, and is a more uncommon effect. These do not show up as often on Outpost, but it seems there are more Screaming Tiger Rancho Relaxos than there are of any other Rancho.

'72: Although some may disagree with me, this effect is quite overrated. The effect is a giant disco ball spinning above your head. This is a stupid concept, as it really only works with the Conga and Square Dance, as they are the only dance taunts. This effect looks kinda stupid and out of place on any other taunt, unless it is a buy a life, because then you have a Make it Rain! effect. This effect is actually one of the more common ones to unbox, even more common than Silver Cyclone, but for some reason it seems to be worth more... and it is uglier... hmm...

FOUNTAIN OF DELIGHT: Now, I am a fan of Miami Nights, and I like Cloud 9 as well, but when you put them together, it is even better. This effect is a couple pink hearts shooting out of a pink cloud at your feet. This effect looks decent on any taunt, similar to the Screaming Tiger. This effect is rarer to unbox than others. On outpost, it shows up infrequently, and is not as easy to find.

HOLY GRAIL: Sunbeams effect at your feet. Need I say more? Similarly to Sunbeams, this effect looks good on any taunt, and is paired well with other unusuals. This is a rare effect to unbox. On outpost, it shows up about as common as Fountain of Delight. This taunt is more of an All - Taunt Effect, kind of like Sunbeams and Flames are All - Hat Effects.

SHOWSTOPPER: Fireworks the color of your team shoot out from behind you. This effect looks awesome with any taunt, and is quite saught after. Who dosn't like fireworks? Unlike other taunt effects, this one is expected to have a fluctuating price: the closer to holidays it is, the more it will be worth, as fireworks are known for holidays. 2 expected spikes are 4th of July, and New Year's. This effect is about as rare to unbox as Holy Grail, and has the same All - Taunt Effect. It shows up on Outpost quite infrequently.

MEGA STRIKE: The best effect of them all, this effect creates lightning bolts that zap the ground around your feet. This effect is so rare that for the first 3 weeks of the update, it was speculated wether or not it actually existed, as none had appeared on Outpost. This effect looks great with any taunt, and can be paired to any unusual hat. On outpost, it is rare for these to surface.

So, yea, that is my list of all the effects and my rank for them. Feel free to disagree with me, or comment accordingly. Please remember, these are only my opinions, and your opinions may be different. Thanks for reading!
Last edited by evil_eye737; Aug 16, 2014 @ 4:28pm
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Exile Aug 9, 2014 @ 3:00pm 
+rep

Honestly, tiers have to start somewhere with the taunts - and this is a reasonably accurate list, I'd say.
pashmac Aug 9, 2014 @ 3:01pm 
there is not "unbox rarity", simply chance.
screaming tiger and holy grail are clearly the highest tier effects, and it is ignorant to say mega strike is "the best effect of them all"

learn more about trading before posting like this, op
pashmac Aug 9, 2014 @ 3:02pm 
hahaha +rep on a forum thread, made my day ;'^)
Exile Aug 9, 2014 @ 3:02pm 
Originally posted by PL_PUSHER↬bR:
hahaha +rep on a forum thread, made my day ;'^)

Glad I could get a laugh outta someone with that.
pashmac Aug 9, 2014 @ 3:03pm 
i'd like to add the reason there are so few mega strikes is because of a supposed glitch / mis written section of code regarding taunt u boxes.
evil_eye737 Aug 9, 2014 @ 3:06pm 
Originally posted by PL_PUSHER↬bR:
i'd like to add the reason there are so few mega strikes is because of a supposed glitch / mis written section of code regarding taunt u boxes.
Interesting. Could this mean that there will be less unboxed in the future than other effects?

pashmac Aug 9, 2014 @ 3:07pm 
no, because they fixed it
pashmac Aug 9, 2014 @ 3:09pm 
after inspection of your backpack, i see the reason that you have stated mega strike to be "the best effect" is because you own a mega strike deep fried desire.

-rep
0/10 ign
evil_eye737 Aug 9, 2014 @ 3:12pm 
Originally posted by PL_PUSHER↬bR:
after inspection of your backpack, i see the reason that you have stated mega strike to be "the best effect" is because you own a mega strike deep fried desire.

-rep
0/10 ign
As i had stated above, these are only my opinions, but yes I do have one. A Screaming Tiger Deep Fried Desire would be more themed and a better combo, but as yo u can agree, Mega Strike is definately a rarer effect.
pashmac Aug 10, 2014 @ 12:30am 
no, you're simply trying to manipulate the economy through forum threads which is an extremely ineffective and silly plan.

we don't know what the rarer effects are because it could just so happen every person with a mega strike df desire might not be selling it/use backpack.tf

in fact, considering you've got a mega strike df desire and im yet to see a screaming tiger df desire id be more inclined to say mega strike is less rare in that respect.
gagik_gagique Aug 10, 2014 @ 12:46am 
i kinda feel ythat mega strike shouldnt be worth too much even for its rarity because imho its a ♥♥♥♥♥♥ effect
Stop Lettuce Abuse 2015 Aug 13, 2014 @ 2:14pm 
^^^^^
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Chuck Norris ⇋HG⇌ Aug 16, 2014 @ 9:28am 
Tiger and grail are the highest tier taunts, mega strike is quite low actually.
syokoS Aug 16, 2014 @ 9:30am 
oh
the_Doctor Aug 20, 2014 @ 9:09pm 
Originally posted by evil_eye737:
Originally posted by PL_PUSHER↬bR:
i'd like to add the reason there are so few mega strikes is because of a supposed glitch / mis written section of code regarding taunt u boxes.
Interesting. Could this mean that there will be less unboxed in the future than other effects?
Nope.avi, it prevented any from being unboxed, now they'll be unboxed as usual. Get it USUAL? But seriously, its fixed now.
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